The E-Class Mark III is a family of compact desktop thermal printers that are designed for a wide variety of industries and applications that require a reliable and cost effective barcode printer. Datamax-O’Neil applied its industrial printer expertise to provide customers with an entry level printer that has the features and reliability normally found in more expensive printers. The E-Class Mark III is affordable to own, easy to use and economical to operate.
We’ve made the E-Class Mark III thermal barcode printer easy to use with quick loading media and an interactive LCD screen. Users will also notice a substantial reduction in their daily operational costs thanks to the E-Class Mark III’s larger media and ribbon roll capacity. The E-Class Mark III is one of the best values on the market. It is competitively priced with a proven design and reliable performance that will continue to operate long after other barcode printers have failed.
Direct thermal, thermal transfer (optional)
Available in four distinct models: Basic, Advanced, Professional, Professional+
Advanced: Serial RS232, USB 2.0, Parallel bi-directional, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Professional and Professional+: Serial RS232, USB 2.0, Parallel bi-directional, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, USB Host, 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN (optional), Bluetooth v2.0 (optional)
Get the Most for Your Investment
The E-Class Mark III has many outstanding features that provide a variety of benefits. Below is a brief list of the many features and associated benefits the E-Class Mark III printer offers.
Easy Loading - The horizontal split cabinet with a rear hinge allows for easy ribbon and label loading.
Rugged Construction - Double wall construction and concentric hinges provide rugged structural integrity.
Wrap around media window - Allows operator to visually verify the media level without interrupting the printing operation.
Safe from spills –The sealed user interface panel is sealed to prevent liquids and debris from damaging the sensitive user controls.
Lowered Ribbon Costs – Larger one-inch core standardized ribbons cost less than the typical smaller desktop ribbons.
Large Media Roll - Reduce interruptions and increase up time with larger media capacity on the Professional + model.
Internal Fan Fold Stack - Protects media from the environment and eliminates curl on the Professional + model.
Easy Serviceability – No tools or experience required to replace the most critical parts, the printhead and platen roller.
Large Graphical Display – Allows for quick and easy changes and provides visual status indication (Professional models only).
Optional Wireless – 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth communication makes it easy to share, manage, and place printers where you need them (Professional models only).
Affordable to Own - The E-Class Mark III was carefully designed to maximize your investment value by offering a competitive purchase price, double walled construction for increased durability and a proven design for long term reliability.
Easy to Use - The E-Class Mark III makes it easy to replace existing printers or install new ones with popular language emulations included with each printer and a selection of connectivity options. Users will appreciate the easy-to-use LCD screen and quick loading media/ribbon.
Economical to Operate - The E-Class Mark III reduces daily operational costs by minimizing power consumption, and reducing the costs associated with printer consumables such as labels and ribbons.
Expand Your Capabilities
Printer options expand the functionality of the standard product. Options may be factory installed in the printer or ordered separately and installed in the field as an upgrade. The options available for the E-Class Mark III product are described below:
Thermal Transfer Uses a ribbon for thermal imaging with exceptional clarity on a wide variety of materials. Thermal transfer can create highly durable labels and tags that can withstand extreme temperatures and physical abuse.
High Resolution Allows the printing of very small barcodes and text and still maintain exception high contrast printing.
The dispenser peels the label from the backing and holds it in place until removed by the operator. The present sensor prevents the next label from being printed until the label is removed from the dispenser. This allows for semi-automated printing and dispensing that keeps pace with the labeling operation.
This cutter provides semi-automatic cutting of each label and tag. The sensor prevents the printing of the next document until the cutting platform is cleared.
International Fonts The international language fonts are located in resident memory allowing for fast access resulting in faster print delivery.
Wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g) The wireless LAN allows for easy network installation without the need of a wired network. By networking the printer can be shared by many users and placed in a centralized location. Additionally, the wireless LAN printer can be mobilized and placed on a cart with proper mobile power.
Bluetooth Bluetooth allows the printer to be wirelessly connected to Bluetooth enabled hosts such as hand-held terminals and mobile computers. Bluetooth allows the printer to be dedicated to an application and still shared by multiple users. Bluetooth has the additional benefit of not relying on a network to print, making it a good solution for mission critical applications.
A printer accessory expands the usefulness of the product. Accessories are ordered separately and are not factory installed or included within the printer packaging. The E-Class Mark III compatible accessories and their usefulness are described below.
Media Chute The media chute allows for the semi-automatic loading of external media. The chute guides the hand fed media through the printer and the printer automatically loads the media once detected near the printhead. This allows for the fast and easy loading of external media without disrupting the printer. (Not compatible with the Professional+ model)
External Rewinder The external rewinder is used for rewinding labels onto a roll as they are printed. This allows for batch printing large continuous rolls of labels or tags and distributed for use.
External Media Stand The external media stand allows printers with an external media slot to use large media supply rolls, up to 8-inches in diameter and wound on 1" to 3" cores. The external stand allows for longer uninterrupted operational times. (Not compatible with the Professional+ model)
MPU-4000 Battery Pack The MPU-4000 is a high performance, rechargeable battery pack that attaches directly to the bottom of the E-Class Mark III printer* and allows the printer to be used in mobile printing applications. Utilizing long lasting lithium polymer batteries, the MPU-4000 delivers enough power for the printer to operate for days without recharging. This powerful combination is ideal for higher duty applications that require the endurance and speed of a desktop printer but need the mobility and long battery life of a portable printer. *Does not attach to the Professional+
Empower Your Printing Solution
There is a variety of software available for the E-Class Mark III printers that meet various requirements.
NETira CT NETira Configuration Tool is part of the Datamax-O’Neil suite of applications. It is a Windows based software application that allows easy access and setup of the E-Class Mark III printer. It can be used with any communication port available on your printer and allows you to store settings to be applied to a different printer. This is ideal when you are replacing or adding printers to your application.
Embedded Browser Configurator The E-Class Mark III has a resident web page embedded into the firmware that is accessible via a web browser.
The web page allows full access to the printer’s settings and allows complete configuration. Accessing the printer via the Embedded Browser Configurator is easy: simply connect the printer to the network, start the browser program, and enter the printer’s IP address. The resident web page will pop up and printer is up and running without needing to install software or a specific operating system.
Printer Drivers Printer drivers allow transparent connection to Datamax-O'Neil printers for optimum performance.
Emulation Language support Easily replace legacy printers without redesigning existing infrastructure
Prolong Your Investment
Datamax-O'Neil printing supplies for use with the E-Class Mark III are popular in many industries including transportation for printing shipping labels, manufacturing for product serialization labels, retail for item labeling and healthcare for patient identification. All these supplies and many more can be found in the supplies section.
Datamax-O'Neil offers a wide variety of world-class quality printing supplies for many industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and shipping. Datamax-O'Neil Certified Supplies are engineered and tested to provide optimal performance and maximize output through your Datamax-O'Neil Printer. Visit our Supplies section for more information on our supplies and customization services.
Industry Solutions for You
Because the E-Class Mark III is small and cost effective without sacrificing print quality, it is the ideal solution in many industries that have medium to low volume requirements.
Manufacturing Manufacturers use E-Class Mark III printers for applications throughout their product lines and storage facilities. Many manufacturers require high grade, durable labels and tags that normally require a very high-end printer. The E-Class Mark III is a lower cost printer, yet it has the capability to print on even the toughest materials including synthetic serial labels, large “work in progress” labels, and thick bin and shelf marking tags.
Health Care The healthcare industry is under public scrutiny for preventing avoidable errors that can have dire consequences. Hospitals recognize the usefulness of barcodes in reducing these errors and use barcode printers throughout their facilities to print a variety of labels and wristbands. The E-Class Mark III printer is used to generate the high quality barcode labels that play such a critical role in the reduction of medical errors. Since the E-Class is small and versatile, it can be used in many applications throughout the hospital including laboratory specimen labels, patient identification, record labeling, and asset identification. Utilizing a single type of printer simplifies training throughout the hospital.
Parcel/Post - Postage
The physical aspects of mail pickup and delivery have changed little in more than 100 years. The mark of a modern, efficient delivery organization is the amount of information it can capture and provide its customers. Because the E-Class Mark III is engineered to communicate with other peripherals, it can be easily combined with other devices to create a unique cost effective postage printing solution. E-Class printers are utilized in Parcel/Post applications around the world to reliably print postage on-site and help create and provide information any time.
Utilities & Telecommunications Utilities and telecommunications companies need printing solutions for marking and identifying service lines, cables and boxes in the field. This is a rugged environment and the materials used have to be able to withstand the extreme environmental conditions. The E-Class Mark III uniquely services this industry with a cost effective solution that prints high quality labels and tags on durable materials.
In-Store Retail Retail barcoding is more than just scanning an item at checkout. It follows a complete cycle, and starts when the product is received, stocked, displayed, sold, returned, and prepared for resale or return to manufacturer. The small size and versatility of the E-Class Mark III make it the ideal solution for generating item labels and shelf tags at every stage of the retail sales process.
Transportation & Logistics The transportation and logistics industries use barcode labels in their distribution and warehousing facilities primarily for labeling shipments with critical shipping information. Because every shipment is different, the label printer must be able to handle the high demand with continually changing data. The E-Class Mark III is the ideal printer for the requirements in this application. Besides shipping, there are many other activities that require barcode labeling and tagging. For example, warehouse shelves have to be barcoded to accurately report locators. Warehouses also pick items to fulfill a shipment order which requires pick slips and contents labels.
Government Government agencies share similar requirements with their private sector counterparts, including the need to streamline operations, reduce costs, and increase efficiency. The affordable E-Class Mark III provides sophisticated bar code and label printers for government-related applications across the country. Their versatility, small size and ability to print on a huge range of media make them a popular and cost effective choice.
E-Class Mark III Basic/Advanced 203DPI Model Firmware Download
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E-Class Mark III Basic/Advanced 300DPI Model Firmware Download
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E-Class Mark III Basic/Advanced Firmware Download
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E-Class Mark III Operator's Manaul (Pro/Pro+) Download
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E-Class Mark III Ops Manual (Basic/Advanced) Download
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E-Class Mark III Ops Manual (Basic/Advanced) Download
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E-Class Mark III Pro/Pro+ Firmware Ver. 9.03_0026 Download
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