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Intermec C4 Printer

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The C4 is a desktop Printer for Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer printing. Complete setup tools and an innovative double-clam shell design makes setup and operation a cinch. The Intermec C4 is sleek compact and very silent in its operation. The C4 has a unique double-clam shell which opens for extremely easy drop-in loading of supplies. Intermec's exclusive Connect Print package guarantees that C4 has everything the user needs in the box. Connect Print includes QuickStart Guide PrinterCompanion CD with instruction videos to guide users through the setup process Intermec's LabelShop START design and print software Parallel cable start -up media printhead cleaning card and Windows drivers from Intermec's Interdriver with ActiveX controls. C4 comes standard with many features which are usually options on competitive products. Standard features include direct thermal and-or thermal transfer printing peel off and tear off capabilities. C4 prints on labels tags and tickets. Printhead is replaceable without any hassle or tools. C4 can also print mounted vertically on the wall. RS-232 and Centronics interfaces are standard with the C4. The C4 is compatible with all EasyCoder 91 and EasyCoder 7422 applications. Among the optional features of Intermec's C4 are a flash and-or SRAM memory cartridge external Ethernet adapter and serial cable. Ships with full-featured version of LabelShop START label design software.
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C4 Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
1-C40000-21 C4, Thermal transfer, 203 dpi, 3 ips, 4.65" print width, parallel & serial interfaces. Includes US power cord. Order cables separately. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
1-C40000-11 C4, Direct thermal, 203 dpi, 3 ips, 4.65" print width, parallel & serial interfaces. Includes US power cord. Order cables separately. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details

Intermec C4 Details

<<$mfg->name>> C4 Label, Ticket & Tag Printer

  • Connect & Print accessories for easy set up - nothing else to buy
  • Easy to set up, use and own Animated instruction sequences on CD, and easy-to-read QuickGuide ensures minimal time to first printed label
  • Standard Interfaces are Serial, USB, and Centronics
  • New, unique double clam shell design offers easy drop-in loading of paper and ribbon supplies
  • Dual print technology ensures ability to print on most label types
  • Self-strip with label taken sensor is standard
  • Choice of 203 or 300 dpi print resolution
  • Easily replaceable QuickMount printhead - no tools required

The EasyCoder® C4 is the perfect printer for the inexperienced or busy user. Intermec’s Connect & Print concept makes setting up and printing a quick and easy task.

Everything is included in the low price: software, drivers, cables, and labels. The printer comes complete with LabelShop® START—Intermec’s label design software—and InterDriver Windows Driver. This enables the user to easily print bar code labels from Windows applications, including Microsoft® Office and other popular programs.

The printer’s compact size, sturdiness, and silent operation make it ideal for a variety of applications.

The <<$mfg->name>> C4 prints faster and with better quality than most competing printers in its price range, and includes dual print technology for printing on various label types; both Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer.

The unique double clam shell design makes it extremely easy to load supplies with the simple drop-in method. Label and ribbon changes can be done in no time.

The RS-232 Serial, USB, and Centronics interfaces are standard to facilitate printer connections. Firmware can easily be upgraded via the interface connection or by using the Flash memory cartridge.

The EasyCoder C4 printer comes with standard features like Self-Strip with Label-Taken sensor and Black Mark sensor. Among its optional features are:

  • Flash/SRAM memory cartridges
  • 300 dpi
  • Cutter unit
  • External keyboard

The <<$mfg->name>> C4 printer is compatible with EasyCoder 91 and EasyCoder 7422 applications, so adding the new Easy-Coder C4 is simple.

With all its built-in benefits, the EasyCoder C4 is really a smart choice that offers excellent value for an affordable price.

General A very compact Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer/Direct Thermal printer for self-adhesive labels, non-adhesive tags, or continuous paper strip. Tear-off or Self-Strip operation with Label-Taken Sensor. Internal paper roll or external fan-fold supply. Black Mark Sensor.

Model EasyCoder C4 Direct Thermal EasyCoder C4 Thermal Transfer/ Direct Thermal

Physical Characteristics Length: 257 mm (10.11 in) Height: 167 mm (6.58 in) Width: 230 mm (9.06 in) Weight: 2.3 kg (5.07 lbs)

Print Specifications Label Size – Max. Width: 118 mm (4.65 in) Max. Length: Standard:

  • 203 dpi - 472.5 mm (18.6 in)
  • 300 dpi - 220 mm (8.6 in)

Optional expanded memory:

  • 203 dpi - 781 mm (30.74 in)
  • 300 dpi - 360 mm (14.17 in)

Print Direction: Prints text, bar codes and graphics in all four directions

Print Resolution: 8 dots/mm (203 dpi) or 12 dots/mm (300 dpi)

Print Width:

  • 203 dpi - max. 104 mm (4.1 in)
  • 300 dpi - max. 102 mm (4.02 in)

<<$mfg->name>> C4 Printing Speed: Selectable, 30, 40, 50 or 76 mm/sec (1.2, 1.6, 2 or 3 in/sec)

Media Specifications Label Roll – Max. Diameter: 127 mm (5 in) Core Diameter: Min. 25.4 mm (1 in) Max. 38.1 mm (1.5 in) Paper Width: Max. 118 mm (4.65 in) Min. 25.4 mm (1 in) Label Length: Min. 6.35 mm (0.25 in) Ribbon Roll – Max. length: 91 m (298 ft) Labels: A wide selection of stock and custom size labels are available. Ribbons: Intermec transfer ribbons only (wax, hybrid, and resin) in widths of 33, 60, 63.5, 83.5, 89, and 110 mm (1.33, 2.36, 3.29, 3.5, and 4.33 in) centered on 110 mm (4.33 in) wide cardboard cores. Core inner diameter 13 mm (0.5 in) with notches. Max. ribbon roll diameter 41 mm (1.6 in).

Connect & Print™ Intermec’s program offering “everything in the box”. The printer comes with all included: software, drivers, cables, labels, a handy QuickGuide to facilitate getting started, and a PrinterCompanion CD with label design program, Windows driver and documentation.


  • EasyCoder C4 Config Tool - Font &
  • Firmware downloading tool
  • Intermec’s LabelShop® START label design software
  • InterDriver™ for Microsoft™ Windows™

Supports: Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, and NT 4.0

Characters/Fonts 5 resident alphanumeric fonts that are expandable 8 times horizontally and 9 times vertically. Printing of graphics and symbols is also possible. Downloading of additional fonts is possible via “Font Downloader” in the LabelShop START program.

Bar code Symbologies All major 1-dimensional bar code symbologies are available, plus four 2-dimensional codes: MaxiCode, PDF417, DataMatrix and QR-Code.

Environment +5° to +40°C (+40° to +104°F). Humidity 10–90% RH non-condensing. Power Supply Separate power supply unit – Input: 100–240 V AC/50–60 Hz, 1.9 A Output: 24 V DC, 3.0 A

Memory Standard:

  • 1MB Flash
  • 512K SRAM


  • 1MB Flash and/or
  • 256K SRAM

Interface Standard: RS-232C, USB v.1.1, and Centronics


Operator Control One multi-color LED indicator lamp and one Print/Feed key

Regulatory Approvals CE, FCC Class A, C-UL, UL, GS

<<$mfg->name>> C4 Options Flash memory cartridge and/or SRAM memory cartridge, Serial communication cable, Asian fonts cartridges, Cutter unit, Keyboard display unit, EasyLAN 10 External Ethernet adapter

The Intermec C4 is also known as the Intermec Technologies C4 .