438TC THERMAL DESKTOP PRINTER

MICROCOM 438TC THERMAL TICKET AND LABEL PRINTER
 
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KEY FEATURES:

PAPER WIDTH
1.5”-4.375" (38.1 mm-111 mm)

PRINT RESOLUTION
203 dpi or 300 dpi

MAX PRINT SPEED
Up to 8” /second (200 mm)

COMMUNICATION PORTS
RS-232 Serial and USB

FIELD REPLACEABLE WEAR PARTS
Print Head, Drive Roller, Cutter

INDUSTRIES:

The 438TC offers many solutions packed into a small footprint. Being made almost entirely out of metal, this printer was designed to take a beating. Throw it in a warehouse or a shipping station for reliable label printing, or use it in a box-office application for printing tickets.

438TC Features:

  • Industrial rotary cutter (optional)
  • Easy to replace wear parts
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Small form factor
  • Auto loading capability
  • Windows print driver for quick and easy integration
  • Microcom LDS programming language
  • Paper up to .013” thick
  • 20MB Flash for storing fonts and graphics
  • 8MB RAM

438TC Accessories:

438TC Uses:

 
  • Ship Station
  • Inventory Management
  • Transit Pass Issue

438TC Drivers:

 
Name Description Category Download
Windows FTDI USB Driver Used for USB connectivity on FTDI chip set printers by utilizing a USB to Virtual Serial Port driver Driver
Windows Print Driver For general Windows printing using Windows print sub system Driver
Linux CUPS Driver For general Linux printing using CUPS print sub system Driver

438TC Utilities:

 
Name Description Category Download
Device Installer XPort Ethernet configuration utility (DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS HERE) Utilities
MCT Terminal application for communication with Microcom products Utilities
BMP2MIC Bitmap to Microcom format for graphic creation Utilities

Manuals for the 438TC and applications:

 
Name Description Category Download
Windows Print Driver Manual Download and view the manual for the Microcom Windows driver Manual
438TC Operators Manual Download and view the operators manual for the Microcom 438TC thermal printer Manual
PAPER WIDTH: 1.25”-4.375" (31.7 mm-111 mm)
PAPER THICKNESS: UP TO .013" (.33 mm)
  • 4" x 6" Die-Cut Labels
  • 2" x 5.5” Event Tickets
  • 3.25" x 2" Cinema Tickets
  • Credit Card Tickets
  • 3.25" x 6" Ski Lift Tickets
  • Die-Cut Labels
  • Continuous Roll (up to 4.375” wide)
  • Fanfold Media (up to 4.375” wide)
 
 
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[INSTRUCTIONS FOR USB CONNECTED PRINTERS | IF USING ETHERNET, SKIP TO DOWNLOAD]


 

NOTE: You must first install the FTDI USB Driver before using the USB port on the X38 Series printers.


 
Connecting printer & powering it on will cause OS to search for appropriate driver. | If OS is unable to find the driver, follow instructions below to manually install the driver.

 
  Quick Steps:
 
  1. If using the USB port; Connect and power on the printer.

  2.  
  3. If the Operating System fails to install the USB driver, run the CDM20814_Setup.exe (FTDI USB Driver) to manually install the USB port.

  4.  
  5. Once the FTDI USB Driver is installed, disconnect the USB and then reconnect it before installing the Windows Print Driver.

  6.  
  7. If using the Windows printer driver, please run the Microcom Print Driver installer; Setup-2.X.X.XX.exe.

  8.  

 
  **For more detailed information, please consult the appropriate driver install manual.
 
 
Download Windows Driver

 
 

[FOR USE WITH MODELS: 438,438TC,438T,438TM,238M,238ML,338M,AND 334M]