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Toshiba TEC Thermal/Direct Thermal Transfer Printer

High Resolution Ink Jet Printer

The Toshiba TEC thermal transfer/direct thermal printers (B-SX4T & B-SX5T) provide superior carton labeling performance and reliability in a variety of industries including manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics and telecommunications.

Toshiba TEC Thermal/Direct Thermal Transfer Printer

Thermal Transfer Printing

Thermal transfer printing is a printing technique where print head elements, referred to as dots, apply heat to a thermal transfer ribbon. The dots melt a transfer compound on the front side of the ribbon which is then transferred to the label material.

Direct Thermal Printing

Direct thermal printing is a process that does not require a ribbon to print. In direct thermal printing the print head elements come into direct contact with a heat sensitive label material. When the heat from the elements reacts with the label it changes the material color and forms the printed image.


  • High speed printing supported by a fast 32 bit RISC CPU [SH-3 88 MHz], 8/16 Mb DRAM image buffer and a 4 Mb Flash memory for programs and larger data files.
  • A high print quality with Toshiba’s own print heads; 203 dpi on B-SX4 and 306 dpi on the model B-SX5.
  • All of the latest Windows printer drivers can be downloaded from TEC Canada website.
  • A heavy duty steel cabinet and robust inner mechanism provides reliability.
  • Ease of use with access to print head, platen, paper path and sensors are aided by a wide opening mechanism.
  • 1 extended RS232C port and 1 internal RS232 port for RFID.
  • Built in internet servers to remotely update printer firmware.
  • E-mail capacity allowing you to print remotely and reply when job complete.


Print Width

  • B-SX4T: 8 dots/mm [ 203 dpi ]
  • B-SX5T: 12.05 dots/mm [ 306 dpi ]

Print Length

  • B-SX4T: Max. 104 mm. [ 4.09" ]
  • B-SX5T: Max. 127.5 mm. [ 5.02" ]

Print Speed

  • B-SX4T: Up to 254 mm./sec. [ 10 ips ]
  • B-SX5T: Up to 254 mm./sec. [ 10 ips ]


  • 2 serial ports, bi-directional parallel port [ 10 ips ]


  • UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39,128, NW7, MSI, Industrial; 2 of 5, ITF RSCC, KIX-code, Postnet

2D Codes

  • Data Matrix, PDF 417, Maxicode, QR code, Micro PDF 417.


  • Data Matrix, PDF 417, Maxicode, QR code, Micro PDF 417.


  • 291 mm.[W] x 460mm.[D] x 308 mm.[H]


  • B-SX4T: 18 kg.[39.7 lbs.]
  • B-SX5T: 19 kg.[41.9 lbs] Without media and ribbon