The compact HC100 wristband printer from Zebra is easy to use. The only consumables necessary are the wristbands, as the system uses thermal direct printing – ink ribbons or similar are not required. The printer automatically recognizes the type of wristband, so no adjustments are necessary. Software programmes use standard interfaces. The required drivers are available for different platforms.
Using the direct thermal method, the HC100 prints all barcodes, text and even complex pictures at a resolution of 12 dots/mm (300 dpi) and a maximum printing speed of 102 mm per second (51 mm/sec. in the healthcare sector), quickly and in pin sharp quality. High durability guarantees perfect readouts even after days. Abrasion, water, disinfection and cleaning agents that are common in hospitals do not harm the imprint. Maximum width for the wristbands is 30 mm at a maximum printing length of 558 mm and a minimum of 76 mm. In other words, a wristband offers sufficient space for guaranteed identification beyond any doubt.
The design of the HC100 provides easy-to-use features that require minimal, if any, user interaction. There is minimal training required to use the HC100 or to load or switch the cartridge - it’s a quick and simple task.
Like all other printing solutions from Zebra, the HC100 integrates into existing systems flexibly and easily. A plus that is especially important in highly complex hospital environments. The printer is equipped with a standard USB and serial interface. The printer is also available with the optional internal ZebraNet 10/100 print server or the internal ZebraNet wireless server.
The robust and impact-resistant housing, which is typical for Zebra products, make the HC100 extremely durable, impressively compact and lightweight with less than 1.4 kg. The HC100 supports Unicode for multi-language printing and all commercial linear barcodes, as well as 2D barcodes. The HC100 is also equipped with an odometer for measuring the printing length and a tear-off mechanism.
- 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
- Print speed
- 2" (51 mm)/sec
- Storage temperatures
- -40° F (-40° C) to 140° F (60° C)
- Width 1.1875" (30.163 mm)
- Height 7" (178 mm)
- Depth 9.5" (242 mm)
- Weight 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
- Core programming languages XML, ZPL, ZPL I/ZPL II, ZPL II
- Codabar, Code 11, Code 128, Code 39, Code 93, EAN-13, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Plessey Postnet, RSS (reduced space symbology), Standard 2-of-5, UPC-A
UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions