TSC TE200/300 Series

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TE200/300 Series Barcode Printers

The TE Series is a competitive, durable, entry-level desktop printer that is both versatile and easy-to-use.

The first two models available in the TE series are the flagship TE200 and TE210 which offer the industry standard 8 dots per mm (203 dpi) print resolution at 6-inches per second, and the 12 dots per mm (300 dpi) TE300 and TE310 for use with printing small fonts, barcodes, or graphics. The TE Series offers customers a great combination of price and performance, that features a fast 400 MHz processor, TE200 and TE300 feature 16 MB of DRAM and 8 MB of Flash storage memory, while TE210 and TE310 feature 64 MB of SDRAM and 128 MB of Flash memory, and a standard two-year warranty.

The new TE Series of 4-inch wide desktop-class thermal label printers were designed and built to deliver high-quality performance at a competitive price point. The TE200 modular thermal transfer print mechanism protected by an outer ABS shell is designed to withstand tough environments. These affordable, hardworking printers will print high-quality labels all day long, producing thousands of clear, crisp barcode and identification labels per day.

Innovations include energy-saving Energy Star 2.0 rating matched with an easy to load print mechanism. The printer will take both 0.5-inch core 72-meter to 110-meter, or 1-inch core 300-meter thermal transfer ribbons allowing customers to use whichever supply of ribbons they have available. The TE200 offers multiple printer language emulations right out of the box, and a powerful scalable font engine that makes it easy to replace nearly any existing label printers.

Both the printhead and platen roller can be easily changed without using any tools. The printer features both Gap and Black Mark sensing to accurate label registration. And the media cabinet can handle industry-standard 5-inch OD labels on 1-inch or 1.5-inch cores. The powerful hybrid electric motor is strong enough to handle larger 8-inch OD label rolls on its optional external label unwinder.

Product Specifications
Resolution TE200 8 dots/mm (203 DPI / TE300 12 dots/mm (300 DPI)
Printing Method Thermal Transfer & Direct Thermal
Max. Print Speed TE200 152.4 mm (6”)/second / TE300 127 mm (5”)/second
Maximum Print Width TE200 108 mm (4.25“) / TE300 105.7 mm (4.16“)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 204 mm (W) x 280 mm (D) x 164 mm (H)
Weight 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs
Label OD 127 mm (5“) OD
Ribbon Core 300 m long, max. OD 67 mm, 1” core (ink coated outside) 110 m long, max. OD 40 mm, 0.5” core (ink coated outside)
Max Ribbon Width 40 mm ~ 110 mm (1.6” ~ 4.3”)
Interface Options TE200/TE300 • USB 2.0 • Internal Bluetooth 4.0 (factory option) - TE210/310 USB 2.0 • Internal Ethernet, 10/100 Mbps • RS232 • USB host, for scanner or PC keyboard • Internal Bluetooth 4.0 (factory option) • External Bluetooth (user option)
Printer Language TSPL-EZD (Compatible to EPL, ZPL, ZPL II, DPL)
Media Type Continuous, die-cut, black mark, fan-fold, notched (outside wound)
Media Width 20 ~ 112 mm (0.8“ ~ 4.4“)
Media Core Size 25.4 ~ 38 mm (1” ~ 1.5”)
Warranty • Printer: 2 years • Print head: 25 km (1 million inches) or 12 months which comes first • Platen: 50 km (2 million inches) or 12 months which comes first

TSC TE200/300 Series Reviews

POSGuys Rating: Not Rated

Customer Reviews

Product Video Transcript

hello everyone this is colton with posguys.com and today we're going to be taking a look at the te 200 300 line of barcode label printers uh the t series is tsc's entry level model of thermal transfer label printer and both the te and 300 offer four inch wide thermal transfer printing and for a four inch wide printer this unit comes in at a pretty competitive price when compared to other printers on the market so what we're gonna do is we're gonna take a look under the hood print out some labels and see if it uh stacks up so we'll start off with some basic specs here there are two main models in the te200 series there's the te200 and the te300 the main difference between the two models is that the te200 prints at 203 dpi and clocks in at six inches per second while the te 300 prints at 300 dpi uh and prints at five inches per second both models can accept rolls of labels up to five inches in outer diameter uh with a half inch or an inch uh on the inner diameter both models can print gap labels black mark sensing media and fan fold media as well as continuous media so there shouldn't be any issue with using just about any label that you might have to throw at it uh i have the te200 here today so that's the one we're going to be taking a look at all right so i've zoomed you in here so we can take a quick look at the inside of the unit before we go into the print performance uh i've already taken the liberty of installing the media and ribbon but if you wanted a quick tutorial on how to do uh that i've included a link to a video tsc made in the blog post on our website and a link to that can be found in the description so we're going to pop off the top here it's a clam shell design with two little clips um you can see the internal components here um the labels are fed uh on the top here i'll lift it up and show you that there and then by pushing this little green button on here it'll pop open the top uh the labels run through here there's a nice little cog here that you can press to bring in the media clamps there um and then of course the ribbon goes in on top here so if you snap that back on um again i already installed the media so i won't show that but what i will show you how to do is how to calibrate uh this printer because that's a request that we get a lot from people wondering how to do that i'm doing it on this in particular because it's not the most intuitive calibration process but it's relatively straightforward compared to others on the market so uh you don't want to calibrate that you know anytime you're swapping out media ribbons anything like that changing size so what you're going to want to do here is you're going to want to turn off the unit there's a little switch in the back here it's on the bottom left right next to the power cord uh you're going to turn that off you'll see that there's a little green light here that turns off so what you're going to do is you're going to hold this power button here or sorry the feed button here you're going to turn on the printer and it's going to go from a solid green another thing that i wanted to highlight was how to move the printer between direct thermal and thermal transfer printing since that's a pretty common request and as you know with supply chains people are swapping out items um you know there's a good chance you're gonna be swapping this out for a direct thermal only printer uh so in order to do that here you're going to click this little button uh here the little window start key go to the settings menu here you're going to hit devices and then go over to where you're going to see the te200 if you don't see this that means that your printer isn't installed right we're going to right click on that sorry left click on that go to manage hit printing preferences go over here to where it says graphics or sorry stock rather and then under this method tab here you're going to see this little drop down now right now it's set to use the current printer setting um but you can direct it to either do direct thermal or thermal transfer just by hitting that uh and then hit apply press ok and you're good to go so again it's pretty straightforward process now that i've gone over that i just wanted to give a couple quick comments on my impression of the unit overall um compared to some of its competitors on the market i feel like the te200 has a slightly less premium build quality um that just it just feels like it's a little less rugged and sturdy overall i see more plastic parts here while with some other products they use a little more of a premium material and it just feels a little more stable um that is certainly reflected in the cost of the printer like i said it's priced pretty competitively and the thing to do is that i don't feel like the build quality negatively impacts the actual printing performance we'll get into it a little bit but i think the printer prints relatively well it's pretty in line with other things that are kind of in its class it does print or sorry it does boast a two-year manufacturer warranty and a printhead life of a million inches or 12 months whatever comes first and that's pretty in line with what others are offering so there's some peace of mind there all right so now we're going to jump into the printing here uh right now i have this loaded with some two by one thermal transfer labels and i have a test label ready to print here on single bartender um i want to note that the printer itself is going to ship with a version of seagull that will only work for tsd printers so you know if you're just looking for something really quick to get you going that's a pretty big convenience uh so right now like i said i have a little loaded tested here a little bar code and a drawing just gonna hit down to hit that and print hit print there see that pop out there um a nice cutter bar relatively simple um i'm gonna do a comparison here i'm pulling this up on the screen uh i think that the lines on this are pretty crisp and show up well especially for a 203 dpi printer i've compared this label here with one that i've printed with a zd420 using the same labels and ribbon uh as you can see it's pretty identical so i'd say it passes the princess for sure so pretty good value for your money overall another thing that i wanted to talk about is printer compatibility uh you know supply chains are all over the place right now and so people are looking for a printer that can kind of move in and uh replace and be an alternative for lots of different things and this printer definitely meets the bill it comes loaded with tscpl ezd printer language but it can also emulate epl zpl in dpl printer languages basically what that means is that the printer should be supported by any label printing software that would support a zebra printer um i know those have been really hard to find uh lately so that makes this model a pretty convenient alternative if you're having a hard time getting a hold of zeta printer and with that uh we're gonna wrap up this video again that has been a review of the tsc te 200 300 um again i think it's a super affordable printer it's definitely getting good value for your money and maybe even a little bit more than that um relatively easy to use and set up decent build quality overall uh and definitely you wouldn't be a mess with going uh with this particular product thank you so much for tuning in if you wanted to learn more you can go to the blog post that's linked in the description below and if you had any questions or wanted to get yourself one of these uh feel free to call our sales engineering team they can be reached at the number on the screen now thank you so much everybody and have a great day

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