Honeywell PC Series

Honeywell PC Series

Honeywell Pc43t/pc43d/pc23d
Desktop Printers

PC Series Desktop printers

Designed for user-friendliness and flexibility, compact PC Series desktop printers provide an intuitive label printing solution. Available in two-inch wide direct thermal (PC23d), four-inch wide direct thermal (PC43d) or four-inch wide thermal transfer (PC43t) models, PC Series printers are perfect for space-constrained settings. Their low cost and fast operation make them the smart choice for light-duty labeling applications where users need reliable, easy-to-use printers.

PC Series printers were designed for quick set-up and trouble-free use. With a variety of placement options including wall-mounted and battery-powered, these printers adapt to their environment and fit right in. Common printer tasks are simple and training needs are reduced, because PC Series printers come with either a universal icon interface or color LCD in 10 languages. It’s even possible to configure and update your printer on the spot, using a USB thumbdrive – no computer necessary.

The PC43t thermal transfer printer supports both 12.7 mm (0.5 in) and 25.4 mm (1 in) ribbon cores. By accommodating larger ribbon lengths of up to 300 m (984 ft), the need for frequent media supply replenishment is reduced, eliminating downtime and hassle.


  • Ten-language LCD or intuitive icon graphical user interface.
  • Simple to use and maintain, with easy one-handed media reloading.
  • Comprehensive printer command language support, including ZSim2, makes upgrading easy.
  • Flexible, with user-installable connectivity upgrades and accessories.
  • This Smart Printer runs apps right inside the printer; you can add keyboards, scanners or other USB peripherals for increased efficiency.


Physical Description

The compact PC Series includes both direct thermal (PC23d and PC43d) or thermal transfer (PC43t) printers designed for self-adhesive labels, non-adhesive tags, linerless, floodcoat or continuous paper strip roll.

Specifications by Model

Real-Time Clock: 
Standard (LCD)

Adjustable Gap Sensor: 
Standard (LCD)

Media Specifications

Label Roll

Maximum 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 (4.7 in); Min. 19 mm (0.75 in)

Max. 60 mm (2.36 in); Min. 15 mm (0.59 in)

Label Length: 
Min. 6.35 mm (0.25 in)

A wide selection of stock and custom size labels are available from Honeywell Media

Ribbon Roll: 
PC43t accepts both 12.7 mm (0.5 in) and 25.4 mm (1.0 in) core

12.7 mm ID (0.5 in ID) or 25.4 mm ID (1.0 in ID)

Min Width: 
25.4 mm (1.0 in) – ribbon only, core width must be 111 mm (4.37 in)

Max Width: 
110 mm (4.3 in)

Max. Length: 
12.7 mm (0.5 in): 91 m (299 ft); 25.4 mm (1.0 in): 300 m (984 ft)

Thickness (Includes Liner): 
0.06 mm (0.003 in) to 0.15 mm (0.006 in); optional thick media spring kit for media up to 0.20 mm (0.008 in)

A wide selection of widths and formulations available

Connect to Print: 
The printer comes with all included: software, drivers, USB cable, power adapter, power cord, a handy QuickGuide to facilitate getting started, a PrinterCompanion CD with label design program, Windows® driver, configuration software and documentation


Printer Command Languages:

  • IPL, DP, ZSim2 (ZPL-II), DSim (DPL), ESim (EPL)
  • XML enabled for SAP® AII and Oracle® WMS


  • InterDriver Windows printer driver
  • CUPS driver for Linux
  • Honeywell Device Types for SAP
  • Honeywell Fingerprint – Use Honeywell Fingerprint Application Builder (IFAB)

Smart Printing Languages:

  • Honeywell C# for Printers
  • Smart Printing Developer Resource Kit
  • Write apps with .NET-compatible
  • Honeywell Fingerprint – Use Honeywell Fingerprint Application Builder (IFAB)

Configuration and Device Management Support:

  • PrintSet for printer configuration
  • Honeywell SmartSystems™ Foundation
  • Sophisticated web interface for configuration, upgrade and 1:1 management
  • Wavelink Avalanche™

802.11 b/g

Character Sets/Fonts

Printing Character Sets: 
English and Extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Baltic, Baltic RIM, Vietnamese, Thai and more with Monotype Universal Font Scaling Technology (UFST) and WorldType Layout Engine (WTLE)

Resident Fonts: 
Century Schoolbook, CG Times, CG Times Bold, Letter Gothic, Andale Mono, Andale Mono Bold, Univers, Univers Bold, Univers Condensed Bold, Univers Extra Condensed, OCR-A, OCR-B

Support for downloading TrueType and TrueType-based OpenType fonts and user-defined font

LCD Display Language

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Barcode Symbologies

All major one-dimensional barcode symbologies are available, plus two-dimensional and composite codes: 
Aztec, Code 16K, Code 49, Data Matrix, Dot Code, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN.UCC 128, Grid Matrix, HIBC 39, HIBC 128, MaxiCode, MSI (modified Plessey), PDF417, Micro PDF417, Planet, Plessey, Postnet, QR-Code, RSS-14 (variations

Environment (Printing): 
+5°C to +40°C (+40°F to +104°F)

Humidity (Printing):
10–80% RH non-condensing

Disinfectant-resistant plastic case will not be damaged when cleaned with any chemical in the following list. These chemical disinfectants and cleaning solutions have been successfully tested on the printers. Cleaning the printers by using a wipe or cloth dampened by any of the following disinfectants or cleaning solutions will not cause damage to the printer case or media window.

Power Adapter

Separate Power Supply

100–240V AC/50–60 Hz, 1.5 A

24V DC, 2.5 A

Energy Star Compliant 
Smart Battery unit accessory (PC43d only)


128 MB Flash, 128 MB RAM (DDR2)

Up to 32 GB via user USB thumbdrive


USB Device Type B connector v.2.0 high speed, USB Host Type A connector v.2.0 high speed

Ethernet 10/100 Mbps module, Dual radio module (802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.1), USB to Serial adapter (RS-232), USB to Parallel adapter


Serial Flow Control: 

Wireless Protocol: 
WEP static (64/128 bits), WPA, WPA2, WEP dynamic, EAP-PEAP, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, Wi-Fi certified

Print Specifications

Maximum Label Width

118 mm (4.65 in)

60 mm (2.36 in)

Maximum Label Length

203 dpi – 1727 mm (68 in);

Print Direction: 
Prints text, barcodes 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. 106 mm (4.2 in)

203 dpi – max. 56 mm (2.2 in); 300 dpi – max. 54 mm (2.1 in)

Printing Speed: 
Selectable up to 8 ips (203.2 mm/ sec) for 203 dpi; 6 ips (152.4 mm/sec) for 300 dpi

Regulatory Approvals

CE, FCC Class A, cULus, UL, GS, TUVGS, BSMI, D Mark, cUL, CCC (China), KCC (South Korea), C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)

Factory-Installed Options

13.56 MHz HF RFID ISO 15693 (PC23d), UHF RFID (PC43)


No tools required to replace printhead and platen roller, user-accessible odometer

User Interface

Choice of:

  • 59.94 mm (2.36 in) color LCD, 314 x 234 resolution in 10 languages, 8 buttons and ready-to-work LED
  • Graphical back-lit icons: cover open, paper out, ribbon out (PC43t), general error, maintenance, pause, thermal printhead too hot, data status, wireless status (if installed), Bluetooth status (if installed), ready-to-work LED and one Print/Feed button
  • User-configurable audio sounds with volume levels

Industry Approvals

Epic (Validated), McKesson (Certified), Sunquest (Validated)

Safety Approvals

North America: 
UL and cUL Listed, UL 60950-1

D Mark, EN 60950-1; CE marked

NYCE Certified, NOM 19

Other Countries: 
IEC 60950-1

EMC Approvals

USA FCC Title 47, Part 15, Subpart A, Class B;

Europe EMC Directive (EN55022 Class B + EN55024); CISPR22


One-year standard warranty; additional service packages available through Honeywell Repair Services



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