Industrial quality, high-speed printer designed for virtually any kiosk application

Key Features include:

  • Compact footprint
  • Remote sensor options
  • Top or bottom black line sensor
  • 100% duty cycle printing
  • Reliable rotary or guillotine cutter options
  • Long life print head
  • Up to 8” per second print speed
  • Automatic paper loading
  • Field replaceable wear parts

Applications include:

  • Event Ticketing
  • Promotion
  • Retail POS
  • Postal
  • Gaming and Casino
  • Medical
  • Transportation
  • Admissions Processing

The new standard for kiosk printers. The 238M features field replaceable parts (i.e. print heads and rollers) to minimize kiosk down time and maximize total cost of ownership. Its compact footprint and flexible mounting positions provides easy integration into most existing kiosk designs. The Microcom name ensures a printer that is user-friendly, long-lasting, and affordable. The 238M offers a wide array of configurations that can be tailored to suit your unique printing application. Configurable options include 203 or 300 dpi print resolution, rotary or guillotine cutter, high or low torque motor, presenter, status monitoring sensors, and fixed or adjustable line guides, just to name a few.

Performance Summary

  • 203 dpi resolution (203 or 300 dpi resolution with high torque option)
  • Up to 6” (152mm) per second / 8” (203mm) per second with high torque option
  • Auto loading capability
  • Microsoft Windows® OS compatible
  • Microcom LDS or STL Programming Language
  • Black mark sensor
  • USB interface
  • Standard guillotine cutter (optional rotary cutter)
  • Optional presenter (.002”-.004” (.05mm-.1mm) paper thickness)
  • Software controlled print contrast adjustment
  • Adjustable or fixed paper guides
  • Multiple mounting locations for flexible kiosk installation

Bar Codes

  • Code 39
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Code 128
  • Intelligent Mail (4-State)
  • PDF-417
  • GS1-128 (UCC/EAN 128)
  • Postnet
  • PDF-417
  • GS1 DataMatrix (ECC200)
  • Codabar
  • And More


  • Downloadable font support
  • All fonts expandable in height and width up to 255X and 255Y
  • 0, 90, 180, and 270 degree rotation font and bar code printing


  • Up to 20MB Flash for non-volatile font, graphic and label data storage
  • Up to 8MB RAM


  • Direct Thermal, on demand, point of sale printing
  • Prints on roll or fan-fold media
  • Paper thickness: up to .004” (.1mm) / .013” (.33mm) with high torque motor option
  • Paper width: 1”-2.25” (25.4mm-58mm)
  • Fixed paper guide widths of 25.4mm, 44mm and 58mm, or adjustable guides

Physical Dimensions

  • Height-2.8” (71mm)
  • Width-3.95” (100mm)
  • Depth-6.9” (175mm)
  • Weight-2.35 lbs. (1.25 kg)

Environmental Conditions

  • Relative humidity: 10-85% non-condensing
  • Operation Temperature: 40° to 104° F (5° to 40° C)
  • Power supply: Internal Supply with Auto-Sensing; 90-264 VAC, 3.5/1.5 Amps, 47-63 Hz


  • cTUVus
  • FCC Class-A
  • RoHS


  • One year limited warranty
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