XD5-40 Series

Robust and highly featured

The XD5-40 series is a 4-inch (118mm) mid-level Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Desktop Barcode and Label Printer series featuring a compact, clamshell designs and comprehensive software features which are ideal for labelling applications within the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Retail and Healthcare industries. Available as XD5-40 (203dpi) and XD5-43 (300dpi) resolution options, the XD5-40’s standard model (XD5-40) offers quick data processing and print speeds of up to 7 ips (178mm/sec), with enhanced memory space of up to 256MB SDRAM and 256MB Flash.

Accompanied with a field installable Peeler, Auto Cutter and an external paper supply, the label printer offers an optional visual LCD display, adjustable paper guide plus holder and space for a media roll diameter of up to 127mm. Complemented by its Smart Media Detection™ for the automatic media detection of Gap, Black Mark, Continuous or Notch media formats, all back with a 2-year warranty as standard.

Supporting multiple connectivity options, the XD5-40 comes with dual USB2.0 and USB Host as standard, plus optional, Dual-WLAN, Dual-Bluetooth, Serial or Ethernet. With the USB host port allowing the duplication of existing printer settings and data to another estate printers through its Twin Function™. The XD5-40d is compatible with market leading programming languages including SLCS™, BPL-Z™, BPL-E™ and BPL-D™ (Optional). The printer is accompanied with comprehensive firmware and software options, including BIXOLON’s XPM™ web-based printer profile management and Simple Network Management Protocol (MIB file). Alongside compatibility with label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist-II™ and BarTender®.

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Reliable and Solid Performance

– Supporting Direct Thermal(XD5-40d) and Thermal Transfer(XD5-40t) label printing
– Fast processing and print speeds of up to 7 ips (XD5-40d), 6 ips (XD5-40t)
– Optional 300 dpi high resolution choice for fine print quality
– Dual-band WLAN (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz)
– Dual-mode Bluetooth V4.1 Classic and LE
– Extended memory space up to 256MB SDRAM, 256MB Flash
– A suite of SDKs for major operating systems

Next Level Usability

– An adjustable media guide and a holder
– Compact clamshell design with intuitive
menu buttons and optional LCD Display
– Suitable for both 1/2-inch and 1-inch core ribbon (74 m and 300 m)
– Field-installable Peeler and Auto Cutter
– Compatible with label design software;
BIXOLON’s Label Artist™ and Seagull’s

Secure and Efficient Management

– Twin function™ supported: Copy printer setting and data by USB
– SNMP enabled WLAN functionality
– XPM™ & XCM™ – Web-based printer management
software and connection app


Print Characteristics
Print MethodXD5-40d : Direct Thermal XD5-40t : Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
Print Speed XD5-40d: Up to 7 ips (178 mm/sec) XD5-43d: Up to 5 ips (127 mm/sec) XD5-40t: Up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec) XD5-43t: Up to 4 ips (102 mm/sec)
Print ResolutionXD5-40d, 40t : 203 dpi XD5-43d, 43t : 300 dpi
Print WidthXD5-40t: Up to 108 mm XD5-43t: Up to 105.7 mm
Print LengthUp to 1,000 mm
SensorTransmissive(Fixed), Reflective(Adjustable), Head Open
Media Characteristics
Media TypeGap, Black Mark, Notch, Continuous, Fan-Fold
Media Width15~118mm
Media Roll DiameterUp to 127mm
Media Thickness0.06 ~ 0.20 mm
Supply MethodEasy Paper Loading
Inner Core25.4 ~ 38.1mm
Ribbon Characteristics
Ribbon TypeWax, Wax/Resin, Resin, Outside
Ribbon Width33 ~ 110 mm
Ribbon LengthUp to 300 m
Core Inner Diameter25.4 mm, 12.7 mm
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (WxLxH)XD5-40d: 194 x 248 x 169 mm (7.64 x 9.76 x 6.65 inch) XD5-40t:210 x 284 x 188 mm (8.3 x 11.2 x 7.4 inch)
WeightXD5-40d: 1.89kg (4.17 lbs.) XD5-40t: 2.48kg (5.46 lbs.)
ElectricalEnergyStar Certified, External Power Adaptor 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
DisplayXD5-40d & XD5-40t Standard: None Optional: FSTN LCD (200 x 100 pixels) XD5-40tR Standard : FSTN LCD (200 x 100 pixels)
Performance Characteristics
Memory"STD:64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash Optional: ① 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash ② 256 MB SDRAM, 256 MB Flash"
Interface"Standard: USB +USB Host Optional: ① USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet ② USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+WLAN ③ USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+Bluetooth XD5-40tR (RFID) Standard: USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet Optional: ① USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+WLAN ② USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+Bluetooth --------------------------------------------------------------- WLAN:802.11a/b/g/n (Infrastructure, Ad-hoc, Wi-Fi Direct, SoftAP) - WEP40/104, WPA1/2 (PSK, EAP) Bluetooth: V5.0 (MFi certified) Ethernet: 10/100Mbps"
Real Time ClockSupported(Optional)
Environment Characteristics
Temperature"Operating: XD5-40d: 0 ~ 40℃ (32 ~ 104℉) XD5-40t: 5 ~ 40℃ (41 ~ 104℉) Storage: -20 ~ 60℃ (-4 ~ 140℉)"
Humidity"Operating: 10 ~ 80% RH Storage 10 ~ 90% RH"
Thermal Print Head (TPH)
Auto Cutter
Platen Roller
EmulationSLCS™, BPL-Z™, BPL-E™, BPL-D™
Driver/Utility"Windows Driver (Europlus/Seagull) Linux/Mac CUPS Driver Virtual COM USB/Ethernet Driver Utility Program OPOS/JPOS Driver Bartender Ultralite for BIXOLON Label Artist™-II SAP® Device Driver"
SDK/Plugin"Android/iOS/Windows SDK Linux SDK Chrome SDK Xamarin SDK Web Print SDK"
Application"Label Artist™ Mobile (Android, iOS) mPrint App (Android, iOS)"
MDM(Optional)BIXOLON Profile Manager - XPM™, XCM™ (Windows, Android)
FontsBitmap Fonts (10 SLCS™, 16 BPL-Z™, 5 BPL-E™, 9 BPL-D™), Scalable Fonts (1 SLCS™, 1 BPL-Z™, 1 BPL-D™), 23 Code page, Unicode supported (UTF-8, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE)
GraphicsSupporting user-defined fonts, graphics, formats and logos
Barcode Symbologies1D: Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-13, EAN-8, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Plessey, Postnet, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), Standard 2-of-5, UPC/EAN extensions, UPC-A, UPC-E, IMB 2D: Aztec, Codablock, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR code, TLC 39
OptionalPeeler, Auto Cutter, External Paper Supply, Serial cable
SuppliesB-ribbon™, B-band™
FrequencyUHF, 865 ~ 868MHz (EU), 902 ~ 928MHz (KR, USA)
Transmit Power 1W
ProtocolISO 18000-6C(EPC Class1 Gen2)
Auto CutterOptional
Tag PitchMin 16mm


Industry Transport and Logistics



Patient Verification
Point of Care


Instore Operations
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Plant Operations

Model Options


4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer
The XD5-40d is a 4-inch (118mm) mid-level direct thermal desktop barcode and label Printer. Featuring a compact, clamshell design, comprehensive software features and high performance which is ideal for asset labelling, shipping labelling, document management and more within the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Retail and Healthcare.


4-inch (118mm) Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer
The XD5-40t is a 4-inch (118mm) mid-level Thermal Transfer desktop label printer, featuring a rugged, compact, clamshell design and all-inclusive software features ideal for asset marking, price management and manufacturing labelling. This cost-effective, high quality printing solution is ideal Transport and Logistics, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail.


4-inch (118mm) RFID Enabled Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer
The XD5-40tR is a 4-inch (118mm) Thermal Transfer desktop RFID label printer with UHF RFID encode and print capabilities. Featuring a LCD display for easy setup and alert information, all-in-one interface as standard with additional connectivity options, making it the perfect all-around cost saving solution which helps to reduce media waste.

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