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Print and encode a variety of UHF RFID smart labels for nearly any application with 486003 high-performance, industrial RFID printer/encoder. Specifically engineered for high-volume operations in harsh environments, the proven 486003 printer/encoder leverages the built-to-last printer platform for robust performance. Designed to grow with your evolving business needs, it gives you innovative, industry-leading features to meet the demands of your current and future applications.

486003 printers are legendary for their rugged durability, consistently outstanding print quality, fast print speed, long life and unparalleled reliability in demanding applications. These qualities translate into low total cost of ownership—making them a smart investment for organizations with high-volume, mission-critical or specialty labeling applications. 486003 printer/encoders feature an all-metal construction and are engineered for dependable, 24/7 performance in the harshest conditions. Designed for years of continuous use, they can withstand the most demanding operating environments.

Advanced and flexible features make the 486003 easier and faster to operate, customize, maintain and integrate. The 486003 features a front control panel with a large, bright, easy-to-read LCD and a customizable menu that supports a wide variety of languages—great for multinational operations.

Easily integrate the 486003 with a variety of connectivity choices including Serial, simultaneous Parallel/Ethernet, internal 10/100 Print Server (Ethernet), and optional secure 802.11b/g wireless connectivity. Reduce downtime and proactively plan supply changes with advanced ribbon- and media-low sensing capabilities. Ensure optimum print quality with on-board diagnostic tools and adjustments.

Standard Features & Benefits

RFID Physical
Supports tags compatible with UHF EPC Gen 2 V2, ISO/IEC 18000-63 and RAIN RFID protocols Full-function front panel and large multilingual back-lit LCD display with user-programmable password protection
Prints and encodes tags with a pitch of 0.6”/16 mm Clear media side door enables easy monitoring of supplies usage without opening the printer systems
Adaptive Encoding Technology automatically selects optimum encoding settings Thin film printhead with Element Energy Equalizer
Auto-tag calibration for label lengths of 2” or greater 64 MB Flash memory
Variable inlay placement supports a range of inlay positions for maximum media flexibility Serial RS-232 and bi-directional Parallel ports with auto detect
RFID counters keep track of the good and bad labels USB 2.0
RFID processes optimized for fastest label throughout Transmissive and reflective dual media sensors are selectable through software or front panel
RFID ZPL® commands allow ease of RFID setup with maximum flexibility Real-time clock
Variable RFID power settings for both read and write allow maximum flexibility for printing small labels Advanced label/media counters
Internal 10/100 Print Server — supports 10Base-T, 100Base-TX and fast Ethernet 10/100 auto-switching networks



Resolution 203 dpi/8 dots per mm; 300 dpi/12 dots per mm; 600 dpi/23.5 dots per mm
Memory 64 MB Flash; 16 MB RAM, Maximum Print Width 4.0″/102 mm
Maximum Print Width 14″/356 mm per second (203 dpi); 12″/305 mm per second (300 dpi);

6″/152 mm per second (600 dpi)

Maximum Print Speed Transmissive and reflective
Media Sensors Transmissive and reflective
Maximum Print Length 150″/3810 mm


Media Width 0.79″/20 mm to 4.5″/114 mm
Media Roll Size 8″/203 mm OD on a 3″/76 mm ID core
Thickness 0.003″/0.076 mm to 0.012″/0.305 mm
Media Types Continuous, die-cut or black mark, notch

RIBBON CHARACTERISTICS (Thermal-transfer option only)

Standard Length 1476’/450 M or 984’/300 M
Core I.D. 1″/25.4 mm inner diameter (ID)







Operating Temperature: 40°F to 105°F/5°C to 40°C

Thermal transfer: 40°F to 105°F/5°C to 40°C

Direct thermal: 32°F to 105°F/0°C to 40°C

Operating Humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing

Storage/Transportation Temperature: -40°F to 140°F/-40°C to 60°C

Storage Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing

Electrical 90-264 VAC; 48-62Hz
Agency Approvals


IEC 60950-1, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

Product Markings: FCC-B, C-Tick


Length 20.38″/517.5 mm
Width 10.31″/261.9 mm
Height 15.5″/393.7 mm
Weight 50 lbs/22.7 kg



  • 10/100 Print Server — supports 10Base-T, 100Base-TX and fast Ethernet 10/100 auto-switching networks.
  • USB 2.0 — 12 Mbits/second
  • High-speed bi-directional Parallel interface with auto detect — IEEE 1284-1994 compatibility, ECP, nibble mode
  • High-speed Serial interfaces:

RS-232C with DB9F connector, optional converter for


Optional RS-422/485 with multidrop capability to network

multiple printers from a single host with external adapter

  • Applicator interface — with DB15F connector


  • Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case Codes, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2-or 5-digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar and Planet Code
  • 2D Barcodes: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, GS1DataBar, RSS), Aztec


  • Unicode™-compliant Global Printing
  • Bitmap fonts A through H and GS symbols are expandable up to 10 times, height and width independent
  • Smooth scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed*) is expandable dot-by-dot, height and width independent
  • IBM® Code Page 850 International Characters
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics — including custom logos
  • Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging, Inc.
  • 61 MB user-available non-volatile memory storage for downloadable objects
  • 12 MB user-available SDRAM


  • Clear media side bi-fold door — allows shorter media door opening radius
  • Full-width rotary knife cutter and catch tray — operates under software control cutting labels individually or in strips
  • Media rewind spindle — rewinds finished roll internally onto 3″/76 mm core or enables label peel and liner rewind
  • Applicator interface — provides status and control signals for applicators and remote control devices
  • Media supply spindle for 3″/76 mm core or 1.57″/40 mm core
  • Additional fonts
RFID made in China
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