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ME240/ME340  
ME240 Series ME240/ME340

Small Footprint Delivers Your Everyday Label Printing Needs
TSC ME240 series of industrial thermal label printers was designed to offer the right features at the best
value in the industry.  The ME240 features a small footprint and low profile design that fits where larger
industrial printers do not.

Its quiet operation and fast label throughput is equally at home, in the office or shop floor environment. 
The printers all-metal construction and die-cast aluminum print mechanism engine is durable enough to
withstand the toughest production environments.

Die-cast print mechanism for custom applications

The ME240 printer’s unique design features a heavy-duty die-cast aluminum print mechanism, which TSC
will make available as a stand-alone unit to partners who want to design and build their own custom packaging
machine or label applicator. The print mechanism includes a ribbon handler and printhead assembly and is
designed to hold the electronics main board. This compact assembly is ideal for resellers who want to develop
low-cost customized solutions for packaging, product marking and other applications.

While priced for value, the ME240 series offers two models loaded with popular features, and offers a selection
of options and accessories to further enhance its capabilities to meet the demands of a wide range of printing
solutions.  Standard features include USB and Serial connectivity, a 2-button 3-LED (basic model)/ 6-button
LCD  (advanced model) control panel 3-button LED display, Real Time Clock, 8 MB SDRAM memory, 4 MB Flash
memory and an SD Flash memory card reader that allows for Flash memory expansion up to 4 GB.  .

Popular options include a full featured graphical LCD display (for basic model), Ethernet connectivity, USB host, a
peel-off module, stand-alone keyboard, cutter module and a parallel port to work with legacy installations.

The ME240 series features TSPL-EZ firmware that is easy to set up and use. TSPL-EZ offers automatic
TPLZ and TPLE language emulation right out of the box. The printer simply translates each label format
as the printer receives it. The included DiagTool configuration software makes it a snap to replace existing
printers with a modern durable  ME240 series printer.  Other TSPL-EZ features include a file manager and
programming language that support stand -alone and down-time programming solutions allowing you to
print labels without connection to a host computer, or  optionally be able to continue printing labels during
times of network failure.

    Key Features

        2-button 3-LED (basic model)/ 6-button LCD (advanced model) control panel
        Easily adjustable sensors
        Print head pressure adjustment knobs
        450 meter ribbon capacity
        Flexible firmware structure allows the printer to emulate popular printer languages
        Available in 203 dpi and 300 dpi resolutions
        Up to 4 Gigabyte Flash memory expansion using SD Flash memory
        Fast label throughput

    Applications
        Warehousing / Distribution
            Labeling for
                Packing
                Shipping
                Inventory Management
            Shelf/ Rack labeling
        Manufacturing
            Work in process labeling
            Product Marking
            Inventory Management
        Compliance Labeling
        Healthcare
            Patient ID
            Pharmacy unit dose
            Specimen labels
            Wristband printing
            Admissions

ME240 SERIES
– Industrial Thermal Transfer Bar Code Printer

 PRINTER MODEL
  ME240
ME340
 Resolution
8 dots/mm (203 DPI)
12 dots/mm (300 DPI)
 Printing method
Thermal Transfer & Direct Thermal
 Max. print speed
152 mm (6”)/second
102 mm (4”)/second
 Max. print width
104 mm (4.09“)
104 mm (4.09“)
 Max. print length
2,286 mm (90")
1,016 mm (40")
 Enclosure
Die-cast based print mechanism/Metal cover with large clear media view window
 Physical dimension
286 mm (W) x 259 mm (H) x 434 mm (D)
11.26“ (W) x 10.20“ (H) x 17.09“ (D)
 Weight
11 kg (24.25 lbs)
 Label roll capacity
203.2 mm (8“) OD
 
 Ribbon
450 m long, max. OD 81.3 mm, 1“ core (ink coated outside)
 Ribbon width
40 mm ~ 110 mm (1.6” ~ 4.3”)
 Processor
32-bit RISC CPU
 Memory
• 4 MB Flash memory
• 8 MB SDRAM
• SD card reader for Flash memory expansion, up to 4 GB
 Interface
• RS-232
• USB 2.0
• Internal Ethernet, 10/100 Mbps (factory option)
• USB host, for scanner or PC keyboard (factory option)
• Centronics (factory option)
• Bluetooth (user option)
• External 802.11 b/g/n wireless (user option)
 Power
Internal universal switching power supply
• Input: AC 100-240V, 2.0A, 47-63Hz
• Output: DC 24V, 3.3A, 80W
LCD
• Basic model without LCD
• Advanced model with Graphic type, 128 x 64 pixel, with back light
 Operation switch, button
• 1 power switch, 2 buttons (Pause, Feed) - Basic model
• 6 buttons (Menu, Pause, Feed, Up, Down, Select) - Advanced model
 Sensors
• Gap transmissive sensor (position adjustable)
• Black mark reflective sensor (position adjustable)
• Ribbon end sensor
• Head open sensor
Real time clock
Standard
 Internal fonts
• 8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts
• Monotype Image* true type font engine with one CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed scalable font
 Bar code
• 1D bar code
Code 39, Code 93, Code 128UCC, Code 128 subsets A.B.C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC 2(5) digits add-on, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, China POST, GS1 DataBar, Code 11, Logmars
• 2D bar code
PDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR code, Aztec
 Font and barcode rotation
0, 90, 180, 270 degree
 Printer language
TSPL-EZTM (Compatible to EPL, ZPL, ZPL II)
 Media type
Continuous, die-cut, black mark, fan-fold, notched (outside wound)
 Media width
25.4 ~ 118 mm (1.0“ ~ 4.6“)
 Media thickness
0.06 ~ 0.28 mm (2.36 ~ 11 mil)
 Media core diameter
25.4 ~ 76.2 mm (1" ~ 3")
 Label length
5 ~ 2,286 mm (0.2" ~ 90")                             
5 ~ 1,016 mm (0.2" ~ 40")
 Environment condition
Operation: 5 ~ 40°C, 25 ~ 85% non-condensing
Storage: -40 ~ 60°C, 10~ 90% non-condensing
 Safety regulation
FCC Class B, CE Class B, C-Tick Class B, UL, CUL, TUV/Safety, CCC
 Environmental concern
Comply with RoHS, WEEE
 Accessories
• Windows labeling software CD disk
• Quick start guide
• USB cable
• Power cord
• Ribbon paper core
• 3” media core adapter x 2
 Limited warranty
•        Printer: 2 years
•        Print head: 25 km (1 million inches) or 12 months which comes first
•        Platen: 50 km (2 million inches) or 12 months which comes first
 Factory options
• Graphic type, 128 x 64 pixels LCD display
• Internal Ethernet interface (10/100 Mbps)
• USB host, for scanner or PC keyboard
• Centronics parallel interface
 Dealer options
• Peel-off module
• Guillotine cutter (full cut)
 User options
• Bluetooth module (serial interface)
• 802.11 b/g/n wireless module (serial interface)
• KP-200 Plus keyboard display unit
• KU-007 Plus programmable smart keyboard

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