T6000e Series 6-Inch Enterprise Industrial ODV-2D Printers

This award-winning printer offers top-of-the-line ODV-2D barcode verification technology on it's 6-inch wide model to overstrike and correctly reprint 1D and 2D barcodes that were not encoded properly across multiple resolutions.

Industries and Applications

Product and Item Labels
Product and Item Labels
Shipping and Logistics
Shipping and Logistics

The ODV-2D technology offered on the T6000e 6-inch Enterprise Industrial ODV-2D Printers is one of the industry’s first affordable, fully integrated solution with the ability to print, verify, and validate 1D and 2D barcodes. Customers can utilize this technology to eliminate expensive compliance fees and returned shipments due to unreadable barcodes.

T6000e ODV-2D
T6000e ODV-2D
T6000e ODV-2D
T6000e ODV-2D
T6000e ODV-2D

The Printronix Auto ID ODV-2D barcode verification technology easily installs on the award-winning T6000e 6-Inch Enterprise Industrial ODV-2D Printers.

It is the first system that grades barcodes to ISO 15415,15416 and 15426 standards and stores a detailed report of each transaction. Our exclusive technology reads each barcode, identifies a rejected barcode, and reprints a replacement label without operator intervention. The ODV-2D pays for itself by eliminating costly charge backs and fines for non-conforming labels, and advanced features allow it to integrate easily and quickly into existing applications.

    • 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
      300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
    • Color LCD with buttons
      Color LCD with buttons
    • Ethernet
      Parallel port
      Serial RS-232
      Parallel port
      Serial RS-232
    • Wi-Fi
    • PrintNet Enterprise
      SOTI Connect (license required)
      PrintNet Enterprise
      SOTI Connect (license required)
    • Verifier
    • 8 ips (203 mm/s) @ 203 dpi
      Up to 8 ips (203 mm/s) @ 203 dpi/300 dpi
    • 6.5” (165.1 mm)
      6.5” (165.1 mm)
    • 512 MB
      512 MB
    • 128 MB
      128 MB
    • Full-Cut; Patrial-Cut; High-Speed; Garment
      Full-Cut; Patrial-Cut; High-Speed; Garment
    • 4.5” (114.3 mm)
      4.5” (114.3 mm)
    • Gap; Mark; Advanced Gap; Advanced Notch
      Gap; Mark; Advanced Gap; Advanced Notch
    • 625 Meters
      625 Meters
    • 1.5" to 3.0" (37.5 - 76 mm)
      1.5" to 3.0" (37.5 - 76 mm)
    • 0.25”/1.0” (continuous/tear-off), 0.5” (Peel-Off)
      0.25”/1.0” (continuous/tear-off), 0.5” (Peel-Off)
    • Die-cast aluminum frame and print mechanism; steel cover; large clear media view window
      Die-cast aluminum frame and print mechanism; steel cover; large clear media view window
    • Most Major Printer Languages
      Most Major Printer Languages

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Are all of the same T8000 and T6000e Field Kit Options available with the ODV-2D?
All of the same T8000 and T6000e 4-inch Field kit Options are available for use with the ODV-2D. A newly designed cutter option is required for use with the ODV-2D option.
Are the barcode dimension requirements for ODV-2D differ from ODV-1D?
Yes, the minimum X-Dimension supported for ODV-2D is 10-mils. As ODV-1D usually requires a shorter focal difference, and the ODV-1D specification supports down to 6.6-mils.
Can I swap the printhead directly?
The printheads are interchangeable for all the available resolutions listed below. The printer can automatically detect the printhead change. • 4-inch model: 203, 300 and 600 dpi • 6-inch model: 203 and 300 dpi
Can I upgrade a standard (non-RFID) T6000e to RFID?
It is possible to upgrade the T6000e 4in standard printer but with the internal antenna only and with limited backup and overstrike.
Can I upgrade my printer with W-Fi, GPIO and Parallel interface options in the field?
Yes! They can be installed as field kits.
Can the ODV-2D be sold as a kit that can be added to an existing installation?

Yes, the ODV-2D is available as a field kit and can be added to any 4-inch T8000 and T6000e printer. Only ODV-2D Certified Partners can purchase and install an ODV-2D field kit.

Can the ODV-2D work with 1D and 2D barcodes?

Yes, the ODV-2D can handle both 1D and 2D barcodes in any orientation, including picket fence and ladder barcodes. Some 2D barcodes may not be available at launch. 

Do I need a tool to replace the printhead on the T6000e?

No, the printhead replacement is a simple process that requires no tools.

Does Printronix Auto ID offer supplies for the T6000e?
We carry a complete printer supplies offering designed to work optimally with the T6000e.
Does the ODV-2D work at the same throughput speeds as the T8000 and T6000e?

No, the throughput speeds of the ODV-2D are highly dependent upon the setup and validation procedure options that are selected by the operator. In addition, label formats that have numerous barcodes with large data validation requirements will impact throughput speeds. However, the simplicity of setup, and operation of the ODV-2D provides significant advantages in the majority of applications. As a result, throughput speeds have not been an issue with initial installations. The Printronix Auto ID VAR partner is capable of evaluating your application to ensure that throughput speeds are optimized to meet your requirements.

Does the T6000e ODV-2D verify or validate barcodes?

The ODV-2D  both verifies and validates barcodes as they are printed. The data printed on the label is validated to match the data sent from the host. The barcode is verified to comply with ISO standards. 

Does the T6000e support HF RFID labels?
The T6000e only supports UHF EPCglobal Gen2 (ISO18000-63) RFID labels and tags.
How do I configure the T6000e?
For loading media, ribbon, and label calibration there is a media loading diagram in the media cover.
How easy is it to setup the T6000e for different RFID labels?

The T6000e RFID printer has an RFID label calibration feature in the RFID menu which makes it very easy to setup the printer for both standard RFID and on-metal RFID labels. The calibration process feeds 3-4 labels to determine the optimal encoding position and RF power levels.

How is the T6000e positioned within the Printronix Auto ID thermal printer portfolio?
The T6000e is an enterprise-class mid-range industrial thermal printer for demanding, offering extensive features and capabilities, designed to meet the requirements of mission critical applications.
How long will the printhead last on the T6000e?

For Thermal Transfer applications: printheads are warranted 12 months from shipment or 1 million linear inches (whichever comes first). For Direct Thermal applications: printheads are warranted 180 days from shipment or 1 million linear inches (whichever comes first).

I am currently using a printer from one of your competitors. Can the T6000e replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?
The T6000e supports emulations for most major competitor printers; Zebra, Datamax, Sato, Toshiba TEC, Intermec, Avery Denison (Monarch), Eltron, and IER. These emulations have been used on multiple Printronix products and proven to be very robust. No additional software needs to be purchased or loaded. The T6000e comes with these emulations already installed.
I am currently using an RFID printer from one of your competitors. Can the T6000e RFID replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?
Apart from the Printronix PGL RFID command set, the T6000e RFID printer also supports RFID printer commands for Zebra, Sato, and Avery Denison (Monarch). This makes the T6000e RFID printer easy to integrate into existing applications. Check the website support section for the individual programming manuals which document the commands supported. Apart from the Printronix PGL RFID command set, the T6000e RFID printer also supports RFID printer commands for Zebra, Sato, and Avery Denison (Monarch). This makes the T6000e RFID printer easy to integrate into existing applications.
Is the ODV-2D available through Distribution sales channels?

To more closely monitor the installation of ODV-2D technology, units will only be available through our Value Added Resellers who have been ODV-2D Certified.

Is the ODV-2D fully integrated with the printer?

Yes. ODV-2D is fully integrated into the same footprint as the printer and is tied to the printer controller so data from the application can be passed to ODV-2D, the printer can overstrike and reprint a failed label without operator intervention, and the data from ODV-2D can be integrated into Print Network Enterprises reporting and monitoring capabilities.

Is the T6000 and T6000e software the same?
While the T6000e uses the same code base, the builds are different and are not backwards/forward compatible. If someone tries to load the wrong code into either T6000 or T6000e the error will be detected, and process aborted.
Is the Wi-Fi 802.11ac functionality introduced with the ODV-2D available with other Printronix Auto ID printers?

Yes, the many advantages of 802.11ac functionality are available in the T8000 and T6000 models of printers. Typical W-Fi speeds are expected to improve 3x to 5x over older W-Fi versions.

What are the on-metal tags used in my T6000e?

On-metal tags (sometimes called metal-mount or anti-metal tags) are RFID tags that are designed to operate on devices made of metal. The physical properties of metal serve to reflect RF signals and so a standard RFID label would be completely undetectable by an RFID reader. On-metal tags are typically constructed with a thin foam insulator to provide a space between the metal surface and the RFID inlay. On-metal tags are available in several constructions and the ones used with printers are typically up to 1mm thick due to the foam insulator. They also should include a “bridge” between the individual tags to ensure smooth transport through the print station.

What are the standard and optional communication interface ports for the T6000e?

Standard Interfaces: Serial, USB host/device and Ethernet. Optional Interfaces: Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPIO, and parallel

What are the target applications for the T6000e?
The T6000 attributes make it ideal for various applications. The following are some representative examples: • Supply Chain and Logistics: Carton/case/pallet labeling, cross-docking, shipping/receiving, pick and pack, asset tracking (RFID), barcode verification (ODV) • Manufacturing: Product / item / totes / carton labeling, parts inventory tracking, asset management (RFID), barcode quality (ODV) • Retail: Vendor supply chain inventory, apparel labeling / relabeling, shelf labels, retail item level tagging (RFID), compliance fine avoidance (ODV) • Healthcare: Medical supply chain / product labeling, Laboratories / nursing stations, medical supplies / asset tracking (RFID), barcode quality (ODV) • Food/Agriculture: Produce case and pallet labeling, Meat pack and carton labeling, Barcode quality (ODV) • Service Yard: Pipe markers (On-metal RFID), Cable markers (On-metal RFID)
What barcode formats can be detected?
The ODV-2D can handle the full suite of 1D barcodes (Code 39 CODABAR Interleafed 2 of 5 Code 93 Code 128 UPC/EAN plus add-ons PDF417 (Limited) For 2D barcodes, the printer is currently able to handle DataMatrix and PDF417. QR codes, PDF417 Micro, PDF417 Truncated barcodes are under development and test. We will let you know as soon as they are available. Please check the Specification section on the Printronix Auto ID website for ODV-2D for the latest status.
What RFID labels are supported on the T6000e?
The T6000e supports a wide range of standard UHF EPCglobal Gen2 RFID labels and On-Metal RFID tags. We can provide you with a list of validated labels and tags. This list is constantly undated as new RFID inlays and tags become available on the market and are validated on Printronix Auto ID printers in the RFID Label and Tag test lab.
What sets the T6000e apart from other brands of midrange industrial thermal barcode printers on the market?
T6000e sets a new standard for productivity and versatility where speed, exceptional print quality and advanced features such as RFID are needed. The T6000e was designed and tested to a high mean time between failure (MTBF) standard, continuing Printronix Auto ID's reputation for offering high reliability products.
What types of on-metal tags are supported on the T6000e?
Unlike most thermal printers on the market today, the T6000e was designed from the ground up to support a variety of on-metal tags up to 1.2mm thick. Printronix posts a list of validated on-metal tags on the RFID Support page of website. This is constantly undated as new tags become available on the market and are validated on our printers in our RFID Label and Tag test lab.
Why are installation and service costs for the ODV-2D higher than the ODV-1D?
The ODV-2D option is a state-of-the-art image capture technology that is more versatile and complex than the ODV-1D. As a result, more time is allowed for both installing and servicing the ODV-2D to precisely calibrate the printer to match high levels of performance and production.
Will the ODV-2D be installed and supported the same as the ODV-1D?

No, the ODV-2D comes either pre-installed at the factory or included in the printer carton for installation at the site. We still require reseller certification to enhance the ability of the reseller to provide assistance with any calibration or validation questions.