PF4i Mid-Range Printer


Designed to excel where space is limited, the PF4i four-inch printer acts as a "smart client," executing user defined programs without the need of a PC. When using the wireless option, the PF4i can operate additional peripheral devices hardware such as scanners, other printers, or conveyors.

The PF4i is designed to excel where space is limited. Utilizing the latest technology, it features a strong and proven mechanical platform, and powerful newly developed electronics.

The PF4i can act as a "smart client" executing user-de.ned programs. This means that your printer can eliminate the PC, operate additional hardware (e.g. scanners, other printers, conveyors), access information from the network, and has the ability to change with the application for additional functionality when needed. When using the wireless option, any attached peripheral devices also become part of the wireless infrastructure.

Printer command languages do not restrict the PF4i. The PF series printers can emulate and replace competitive and older Intermec printers without requiring any changes to the host programming or label formats.

The PF series features optional integrated wired or wireless networking. The wireless interface uses an integrated standard 802.11b/g radio providing 128-bit WEP encryption of the information relayed through the network.

The magnetic QuickMount printhead eliminates hassles and downtime. The printhead is replaced quickly and easily with the magnet and u-brackets ensuring proper alignment. The double-clutching ribbon mechanism means that you are not restricted to ribbon types based on how they are wound. The handy, inexpensive and PC-compatible CompactFlash™ memory technology provides quick and easy memory expansion for extra storage of formats, graphics, fonts, and provides an easy way to update printer.

The PF4i bar code printer is exceptionally fast in throughput and printing, reliable, and delivers very high print quality.


  • Superior throughput eliminates wait time at the printer
  • Compact size for demanding applications where space is limited
  • Supports stand-alone printer applications
  • Easily adapts to changing host environments and applications
  • Can emulate and replace competitive and older Intermec printers
  • CompactFlash™ memory for quick and easy firmware, font, and memory upgrades
  • Utilizes up to five interface ports simultaneously, including internal EasyLAN™ Ethernet or EasyLAN Wireless
  • Magnetic QuickMount™ printhead for easy printhead installation
  • User selectable printer language

Related Resources

PF4i Product Profile (1.04 MB)



Operating Temperature :

+5° to +40°C (+40° to +104°F)

Humidity :

20-80% RH non-condensing

Noise :

50 dB (printing), no noise standby


Standard :

• RS-232, up to 115.2 kB/s
• USB 1.1
• Wand interface for EasySet™ System

Optional :

• Wireless internal Ethernet
• 10/100BaseT internal Ethernet

Optional interface card adapters :

• Parallel IEEE 1284
• Industrial Interface (8 digital in/out, 4 analog relays, 1 RS232/422/485 port)
• Dual Serial ports RS-232, RS-422, RS- 485 and 20mA Current Loop

Network Interface Options :

Integrated Ethernet: RJ-45 connector for 10BaseT or 100baseTX

EasyLAN Wireless :

• Fully integrated IEEE 802.11b/g
• WEP 128 bit
• Multiple industrial antenna options for maximized coverage


Options :

Flash memory: Up to 16MB totally.
1GB CompactFlash memory

Standard :

4MB Flash memory
1 Compact Flash slot


Up to 16MB totally

Physical Characteristics

Length :

405 mm (15.9 in)

Width :

244 mm ( 9.6 in)

Height :

178 mm ( 7.0 in)

Weight :

8 kg (17.7 lbs.)


115/230VAC auto-switch w/PFC

Input :

100-240 VAC ±10%, 45-65 Hz

Print Specifications

Max. Width :

104 mm (4.09 in) at 203 dpi
105.7 mm (4.16 in) at 300 dpi

Max. Length w/std memory : 2520 mm (99.2 in) at 203 dpi
1092 mm (43.0 in) at 300 dpi

Max. Length w/16MB SDRAM :
4095 mm (161.2 in) at 203 dpi
2730 mm (107.5 in) at 300 dpi

Resolution :

8 dots/mm (203 dpi)
11.8 dots/mm (300 dpi)

Print Speed :

200 mm/sec (8ips)

Supported Bar Code Symbologies

1-dimensional :

Finger print/DP :
Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 39 full ASCII, Code 39 w. checksum, Code 93,
Code 128, Code 128 Subset A-C, DUN-14/16, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, EAN-128
Subset A-C, Five-Character Supplemental Code, Industrial 2 of 5, Industrial 2
of 5 w. checksum, Interleaved 2 of 5, Intereaved 2 of 5 w. checksum,
Interleaved 2 of 5 A, Matrix 2 of 5, Postnet, Straight 2 of 5, Two- Character
Supplemental Code, UCC-128 Serial Shipping Container Code, UPC-5 digits
Add- On Code, UPC-A, UPC-D1 to D5, UPC-E, UPC Shipping Container Code
Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 2 of 5,
Code 128, UCC-128 Serial Shipping Container Code, UPC/EAN Codes(EAN 8,
EAN 13, UPC Version A, UPC Version E), HIBC Code 39, Postnet, HIBC Code 128

2-dimensional :

Fingerprint/DP :
Code 16K, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MSI(modified Plessey), PDF 417,
Plessey, QR Code, MicroPDF417
Code 16K, Code 49, PDF417, Maxicode, JIS-ITF,
Data Matrix, QR Code, MicroPDF417