4-inch (118mm) RFID Enabled Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer

The XD5-40tR is a 4-inch (118mm) Thermal Transfer desktop label printer with UHF RFID encode and print capabilities. Offering an all-in-one interface as standard; USB + USB Host + Serial + Ethernet, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN. Alongside supporting a minimum pitch of 0.6 inches (16mm) RFID inlay to reduce media waste making it ideal for a range of industries such as Logistics, Warehousing, Government, Healthcare, Retail and more.
Available as the XD5-40tR (203dpi) and XD5-43tR (300dpi) options, the XD5-40tR’s standard model (XD5-40tR) offers accelerated data processing and print speeds of up to 6 ips (152mm/sec), while boasting enhanced memory space of up to 256MB SDRAM and 256 MB Flash.
Providing printer flexibility, the XD5-40tR offers an easy field-installable Peeler, Auto Cutter and external paper supply. Featuring a LCD display for easy setup and alert information, an adjustable paper guide and media roll diameter space of up to 127mm, suitability for both 1/2-inch and 1-inch core ribbons (74 m and 300m ribbon length) and enhanced ribbon handling with the new ribbon left-right balance adjustment. Alongside by Smart Media Detection™ for the automatic media detection of Gap, Black Mark, Continuous or Notch media formats, all back with a 3-year warranty as standard.
The RFID printer is compatible with market leading programming languages including SLCS™, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™ and is accompanied with comprehensive firmware and software options, including BIXOLON’s XPM™ web-based printer profile management and Simple Network Management Protocol (MIB file).

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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) and Bluetooth V5.0 (MFi certified)
– Extended memory space up to 256MB SDRAM, 256MB Flash
– A suite of SDKs for major operating systems

Next Level Usability

-Supports UHF RFID print and encode capability plus minimum encoding inlay pitch of 0.6 inch (16mm) inlay
– 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

Secure and Efficient Management

– Twin function™ supported: Copy printer setting and data by USB
– Compatible with label design software;
– BIXOLON’s Label Artist™ and Seagull’s BarTender®
– 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
DisplayStandard: None Optional: FSTN LCD (200 x 100 pixels)
Performance Characteristics
MemorySTD:64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash Optional: ① 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash ② 256 MB SDRAM, 256 MB Flash
InterfaceStandard: USB +USB Host Optional: ① USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet ② USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+WLAN ③ USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+Bluetooth
Real Time ClockSupported(Optional)
Environment Characteristics
TemperatureOperating: XD5-40d: 0 ~ 40℃ (32 ~ 104℉) XD5-40t: 5 ~ 40℃ (41 ~ 104℉) Storage: -20 ~ 60℃ (-4 ~ 140℉)
HumidityOperating: 10 ~ 80% RH Storage 10 ~ 90% RH
Thermal Print Head (TPH)
Auto Cutter
Platen Roller
EmulationSLCS™, BPL-Z™, BPL-E™
Driver/UtilityWindows Driver (Europlus/Seagull) Linux/Mac CUPS Driver Virtual COM USB/Ethernet Driver Utility Program
SDK/PluginAndroid/iOS/Windows SDK Linux SDK Chrome SDK Xamarin SDK
ApplicationLabel Artist™Mobile (Android, iOS) mPrint App (Android, iOS)
MDM(Optional)BIXOLON Profile Manager - XPM™, XCM™ (Windows, Android)
Fonts10 SLCS™ / One SLCS™ / 16 BPL-Z™ / One BPL-Z™ / 5 BPL-E™ / 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
StandardUSB cable
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

Public Transporation


Instore Operations
Supply Chain


Plant Operations

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