Select a Site for the Printer
10/27/05 S4M Maintenance Manual 13291L-001 Rev. A
Select a Site for the Printer
Consider the following when selecting an appropriate location for your printer.
Select a Surface
Select a solid, level surface of sufficient size and strength to accommodate the printer and
other equipment (such as a computer), if necessary. The choices include a table, countertop,
desk, or cart.
Provide Proper Operating Conditions
This printer is designed to function in a wide range of environmental and electrical conditions,
including a warehouse or factory floor. For more information on the required conditions, see
General Specifications on page 22.
Table 3 shows the temperature and relative humidity requirements for the printer when it is
Allow Proper Space
The printer should have enough space around it for you to be able to open the media door. To
allow for proper ventilation and cooling, leave open space on all sides of the printer.
Provide a Data Source
If the printer will be located away from the data source, the selected site must provide the
appropriate connections to that data source. For more information on the types of
communication interfaces, see Select a Communication Interface on page 14.
Provide a Power Source
Place the printer within a short distance of a power outlet that is easily accessible.
Table 3 • Operating Temperature and Humidity
Mode Temperature 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) 20 to 85% non-condensing
Caution • 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.
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