Selecting a Location for the Printer
Selecting a Location for the Printer

Selecting a Location for the Printer

Select a location for the printer that meets these conditions:
  • Surface—The surface where the printer will be located must be solid, level, and of sufficient size and strength to hold the printer.
  • Space—The area where the printer will be located must include enough space for ventilation and for accessing the printer components and connectors. To allow for proper ventilation and cooling, leave open space on all sides of the printer.
    Do not place any padding or cushioning material behind or under the printer because this restricts air flow and could cause the printer to overheat.
  • Power—The printer should be within a short distance of an appropriate power outlet that is easily accessible.
  • Data communication interfaces—The printer must be within range of your WLAN radio (if applicable) or within an acceptable range for other connectors to reach your data source (usually a computer). For more information on maximum cable lengths and configuration, see General Specifications.
  • Operating conditions—Your printer is designed to function in a wide range of environmental and electrical conditions, including a warehouse or factory floor. The following table shows the temperature and relative humidity requirements for the printer when it is operating.
Operating Temperature and Humidity
Relative Humidity
Thermal Transfer
40° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
20 to 85% non-condensing
Direct Thermal
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)