The XQ-840, a two-in-one stand-alone label printing solution, featuring an 8-inch Android tablet embedded on a 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal desktop label and barcode printer. Featuring a space-saving, anti-theft design, high-performance features, an efficient power management system and easy printer maintenance.


This combined tablet and desktop printing arrangement incorporates an 8-inch built in tablet with 5MP auto focus camera offering touchscreen operation and barcode capture. Running on Android’s 7.0 Nougat operation system with a 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash memory. Supporting two USB Host Ports, Ethernet, Dual-band WLAN (2.4G and 5G) and Dual-mode Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic/LE) connectivity. The tablet and printer are also supported with stable communication and heightened security via USB communication.


Paired with a 4-inch printer, available in either 203dpi (XQ-840) and 300dpi (XQ-843) print resolutions producing high quality text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. Producing data processing and print speeds of up to 6-ips (152mm/sec), with 64MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash memory. This labelling solution is compatible with market-leading languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™, BPL-E™ and BXL/POS. Featuring a media roll diameter up to 130mm, plus flexible in-field installable Auto Cutter and Peeler.


Supported by Android and Xamarin SDKs for simple developer integration, the XQ-840 is pre-loaded with a library of software applications including BIXOLON’s Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile (Android), BIXOLON Utility and BIXOLON Downloader. The printer is also supported by XCM™ a App to connect to XPM™ server, BIXOLON’s excluded Web-Based Printer Profile Management Software enabling users to remotely review printer status or duplicate existing printer settings. All bundled within a standard 2-year warranty.


  • 4-inch (118mm) Android tablet embedded Direct Thermal Label Printer
  • 8-inch Android tablet
  • Built-in 5 mega pixel camera for barcode recognition
  • Anti-theft, water and dust prevention design
  • Strong data processing and print speed up to 6-ips (152mm/sec) to produce high quality text, graphics and barcodes
  • 203dpi (XQ-840) and 300dpi (XQ-843) print resolutions producing high quality text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes
  • Tablet connects to the printer via a secure USB connection
  • Running on Android’s 7.0 Nougat operation system
  • Standard Interface options: two USB Host Ports, Ethernet, Dual-band WLAN (2.4G and 5G) and Dual-mode Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic/LE) (2 USB Host ports – for users to build customised applications for standalone environments)
  • Compatible with BPL-Z™ (ZPII), BPL-E™ (EPL), SLCS™ (BIXOLON), BXL/POS
  • Comprehensive SDK support for building customer applications
  • In-field Auto Cutter and Peeler options
  • Adjustable Media Holders and Guides
  • Printer – 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB flash memory
  • Tablet – 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash memory
  • Exclusive software – Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile for Android™, BIXOLON Downloader, BIXOLON Utility
  • Energy Star Certified
  • 2-year warranty as standard


Print MethodDirect Thermal
Print SpeedXQ-840: Up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec) / XQ-843: Up to 4 ips (100 mm/sec)
Print ResolutionXQ-840: 203 dpi / XQ-843: 300 dpi
Print WidthXQ-840: Up to 108 mm / XQ-843: Up to 105.7 mm
Print LengthUp to 1,000 mm
SensorTransmissive, Reflective (Adjustable), Head Open
Media TypeGap, Black Mark, Notch, Continuous, Fan-Fold
Media Width15 ~ 118 mm
Media Roll DiameterUp to 130 mm
Media Thickness0.06 ~ 0.20 mm
Supply MethodEasy Paper Loading
Inner Core25.4 ~ 38.1mm
Dimensions (WxDxH)194 x 273 x 212 mm (7.63 x 10.74 x 8.34 inch)
Weight2.2 kg (4.85 Ibs.)
ElectricalEnergyStar Certified, External Power Adaptor 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Display8inch IPS TFT LCD (800 x 1280) Android 7.0
Camera5MP Auto focus, Micro USB (5P)
MemoryPrinter: 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash Tablet: 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash
InterfaceTablet: 2 USB Host ports + Ethernet + WLAN² + Bluetooth³, 2 USB Host ports: For scanner or keyboard or mouse WLAN²: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G and 5G Bluetooth³: V4.2 Classic / LE
Real Time ClockSupported
TemperatureOperating: 0 ~ 40℃ (32 ~ 104℉) Storage: -20 ~ 60℃ (-4 ~ 140℉)
HumidityOperating: 10 ~ 80% RH Storage: 10 ~ 90% RH
SDK / Plugin• Android SDK • Xamarin SDK (Android)
Application• Label Artist™ Mobile (Android) • Food Safety Label App (Android) • BIXOLON Utility • XCM™ (Android)
FontsBitmap Fonts (SLCS™ , BPL-Z, BPL-E) / Scalable Fonts (SLCS™, BPL-Z) / 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
StandardMicro USB (5P)
OptionalPeeler, Auto Cutter