Challenger Series Printers  

The Challenger Series symbolizes performance, value and Reliability. These printers are equipped with a 32 bit Motorola RISC processor that ensures a fast first label output and serialized data printing. The entire series features a robust all metal construction designed to withstand adverse operating conditions making them ideal for heavy-duty industrial applications.

Challenger series printers print high quality bar codes, bitmapped images, graphics, scalable resident fonts & Windows True Type fonts at 203 dpi / 300 dpi. These printers are suitable for applications such as document tracking, inventory management, product labeling, dispatch labeling, manufacturing, labeling medical records & ticket printing.


All the Challenger series printers are backed by a warranty of three years or 3 million linear inches on the printer, which covers all parts except print head and a a print head warranty of six months or 1 million linear inches against manufacturing defects.

Challenger series printers can emulate the Datamax printer language and are a drop in replacement for the Allegro-2 and E4203 Datamax printers.

  Challenger Series Features :  
  • Three years or 3 million inches limited warranty (which ever is early) on the printers except the print head.
  • Six months or 1 million linear inches on the print head against manufacturing defects.
  • Standard rugged metal cover to ensure reliable operation in harsh environments.
  • 32-bit Motorola 68 K Processor.
  • Latest Japanese print head from Kyocera, Japan
  • Industrial grade metal print mechanism ensures long lasting print registration & print quality.
  • Ability to printing any Windows True Type font easily with help if the Font Utility provided.
4203E 4203/4205 4303
Print Speed 3 IPS 3 IPS / 5 IPS 3 IPS
Resolution 203 dpi 203 dpi 300 dpi
Dimensions (H) 8.34" x (W) 9.25" x (D) 9.44" 212mm x 235mm x 240mm (H) 8.34" x (W) 9.25" x (D) 13" 212mm x 235mm x 330 mm (H) 8.34" x (W) 9.25" x (D) 13" 212mm x 235mm x 330 mm
Printer Type Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer
Max Print Width 4.1" (104mm)
Media Width 1"-4.65" (25mm - 118mm)
Print Length 0.5"-9" (12.7mm - 228.6mm)
Barcode Modulus 5 mil to 150 mil (203 dpi) 3.3 mil to 150 mil (300 dpi)
"X" dimension in picket fence or ladder orientations
Media Window Clear side-door panel to easily monitor media supply levels
Media Type Roll-fed or fan-fold materials, die-cut or continuous labels; perforated or continuous tag/ticket stock
Media Thickness .0025" - .0100" (.0635mm - .254mm)
Media Sensing "See Through" for liner backed die cut labels & tags; left bias reflective sensor for media with black stripe sensing
Supply Roll 8" (203mm) maximum diameter on 1.5"-3" (38mm-76mm) core. Fan-fold stock accepted from rear of printer
Label Backfeed For use with tear bar
Ribbons Industry standard ribbon widths; 1" (25mm) ribbon core, 1182' (360M) in length, coated inside
Cabinet Powder coated metal cabinet
Bar Codes Code 3 of 9, UPC-A, UPC-E, interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, Codabar, Plessey , UPC 2 and 5 digit addendums, Code 93, UCC/EAN code 128, PDF417, Datamatrix
Resident Fonts Nine alphanumeric fonts from 1.0 mm (0.039") to 12 mm (0.64"), including OCR-A, OCR-B.
Downloadable Font Types Any windows font can be downloaded in the FLASH for printing. Through the windows utility provided, a windows True Type Fonts can be downloaded in the printer FLASH memory for printing.
Character Set Modified IBM® Code Page 850 includes characters for English.
Font Expansion / Rotation All fonts expandable vertically and horizontally up to 9x, fonts and graphics can be printed in four directions: 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°
Graphics Support PCX, .BMP and .IMG files
Reverse Fields / Mirror image Any font or graphic field can be printed as a normal or reverse image
Memory 1 MB Downloadable Flash Program Memory
Interfaces Centronics® Parallel port IEEE 1284 compliant and RS232 at 2,400 to 9600 BPS; optional Ethernet, USB
Power Source 90-264 VAC @ 47-63 Hz
Operating Temperature 4°C to 40°C (40°F to 110°F)
Cutter with tray Maximum Thickness 0.254 mm (0.1")
Label Present Sensor Used for on-demand label dispensing and peel & present applications
Internal Rewind 50mm (2") OD Capacity, label backing rewound in peel & present mode
External Rewind 203mm (8") maximum OD capacity
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