Honeywell PC43 Series

Designed for user-friendliness and flexibility, compact PC Series desktop printers provide an intuitive label printing solution.

Available in two-inch wide direct thermal (PC23d), four-inch wide direct thermal (PC43d) or four-inch wide thermal transfer (PC43t) models, PC Series printers are perfect for space-constrained settings. Their low cost and fast operation make them the smart choice for light-duty labeling applications where users need reliable, easy-to-use printers.

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Physical Description

The compact PC Series includes both direct thermal (PC23d and PC43d) or thermal transfer (PC43t) printers designed for self-adhesive labels, non-adhesive tags, linerless, floodcoat or continuous paper strip roll.

Specifications by Model
Dimensions (H x W x D)

167 mm x 180 mm x 215 mm
(6.6 in x 7.1 in x 8.4 in)

182 mm x 227 mm x 281 mm
(7.2 in x 8.9 in x 11.1 in)

177 mm x 125 mm x 215 mm
(6.9 in x 4.9 in x 8.5 in)


PC43D: 1.72 kg (3.8 lb)

PC43T: 2.7 kg (5.9 lb)

PC23D: 1.45 kg (3.2 lb)

Maximum Label Width PC43: 118 mm (4.65 in)
PC23d: 60 mm (2.36 in)
Maximum Label Length Standard: 203 dpi – 1727 mm (68 in);
300 dpi – 900 mm (35 in)
Print Direction Prints text, barcodes and graphics in all four directions
Print Resolution 8 dots/mm (203 dpi) or 12 dots/mm (300 dpi)
Print Width PC43: 203 dpi – max. 104 mm (4.1 in);
300 dpi – max. 106 mm (4.2 in)
PC23d: 203 dpi – max. 56 mm (2.2 in);
300 dpi – max. 54 mm (2.1 in)
Printing Speed Selectable up to 8 ips (203.2 mm/ sec) for 203 dpi; 6 ips (152.4 mm/sec) for 300 dpi
Label Roll Maximum Diameter: 127 mm (5 in)
Core Diameter: Min. 25.4 mm (1 in); Max. 38.1 mm (1.5 in)
Paper Width:
PC43: Max. 118 mm (4.7 in); Min. 19 mm (0.75 in)
PC23d: Max. 60 mm (2.36 in); Min. 15 mm (0.59 in)
Label Length: Min. 6.35 mm (0.25 in)
Labels: A wide selection of stock and custom size labels are available from Honeywell Media
Ribbon Roll

PC43t accepts both 12.7 mm (0.5 in) and 25.4 mm (1.0 in) core

Core: 12.7 mm ID (0.5 in ID) or 25.4 mm ID (1.0 in ID)
Min Width: 25.4 mm (1.0 in) – ribbon only, core width must be 111 mm (4.37 in)
Max Width: 110 mm (4.3 in)
Max. Length: 12.7 mm (0.5 in): 91 m (299 ft); 25.4 mm (1.0 in): 300 m (984 ft)
Thickness (Includes Liner): 0.06 mm (0.003 in) to 0.15 mm (0.006 in); optional thick media spring kit for media up to 0.20 mm (0.008 in)
Ribbons: A wide selection of widths and formulations available

Connect to Print The printer comes with all included: software, drivers, USB cable, power adapter, power cord, a handy QuickGuide to facilitate getting started, a PrinterCompanion CD with label design program, Windows® driver, configuration software and documentation
Communications 802.11 b/g
Printer Command Languages IPL, DP, ZSim2 (ZPL-II), DSim (DPL), ESim (EPL)
XML enabled for SAP® AII and Oracle® WMS
Applications/Drivers InterDriver Windows printer driver
CUPS driver for Linux
Honeywell Device Types for SAP
Honeywell label design and print package
Smart Printing Languages Honeywell C# for Printers
Smart Printing Developer Resource Kit
Write apps with .NET-compatible development environments
Honeywell Fingerprint – Use Honeywell
Fingerprint Application Builder (IFAB)
Configuration and Device
Management Support
PrintSet for printer configuration
Honeywell SmartSystems™ Foundation
Sophisticated web interface for configuration, upgrade and 1:1 management
Wavelink Avalanche™
Character Sets/Fonts
Printing Character Sets English and Extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Baltic, Baltic RIM, Vietnamese, Thai and more with Monotype Universal Font Scaling Technology (UFST) and WorldType Layout Engine (WTLE)
Resident Fonts Century Schoolbook, CG Times, CG Times Bold, Letter Gothic, Andale Mono, Andale Mono Bold, Univers, Univers Bold, Univers Condensed Bold, Univers Extra Condensed, OCR-A, OCR-B
Optional Support for downloading TrueType and TrueType-based OpenType fonts and user-defined fonts
LCD Display Language
Standard English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Optional Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Native support for one-bit BMP, GIF, PCX and PNG graphics formats

Barcode Symbologies
All major one-dimensional barcode
symbologies are available, plus twodimensional and composite codes
Aztec, Code 16K, Code 49, Data Matrix, Dot Code, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN.UCC 128, Grid Matrix, HIBC 39, HIBC 128, MaxiCode, MSI (modified Plessey), PDF417, Micro PDF417, Planet, Plessey, Postnet, QR-Code, RSS-14 (variations)
Environment (Printing) +5°C to +40°C (+40°F to +104°F)
Humidity (Printing) 10–80% RH non-condensing
Materials Disinfectant-resistant plastic
case will not be damaged when cleaned
with any chemical in the following list.
These chemical disinfectants and cleaning
solutions have been successfully tested
on the printers. Cleaning the printers by
using a wipe or cloth dampened by any
of the following disinfectants or cleaning
solutions will not cause damage to the
printer case or media window
Chemical Disinfectanta Brands
Viraguard® Veridien
Sodium Hypochlorite 6% Multiple suppliers
Ammonium Chloride 10% Multiple suppliers
Cavi Wipes Metrex
Super HDQL 10 Spartan
Cloro-Wipe Towelette Surgipath
Virex Johnson
70% Isopropyl Alcohol Multiple suppliers
Alcohol Prep Pads PDI, others
Ethylene Glycol Multiple suppliers
Cleaners Brands
Screen Cleaner Multiple suppliers
Tuffie Wipes Multiple suppliers
Power Adapter
Separate Power Supply Input: 100–240V AC/50–60 Hz, 1.5 A
Output: 24V DC, 2.5 A
Energy Star Compliant
Smart Battery unit accessory (PC43d only)
Standard 128 MB Flash, 128 MB RAM (DDR2)
Optional Up to 32 GB via user USB thumbdrive
Standard USB Device Type B connector v.2.0 high speed, USB Host Type A connector v.2.0 high speed
Field-Installable Ethernet 10/100 Mbps module, Dual radio module (802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.1), USB to Serial adapter (RS-232), USB to Parallel adapter
Serial Flow Control XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS (DTR/DSR)
Wireless Protocol WEP static (64/128 bits), WPA, WPA2, WEP dynamic, EAPPEAP, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, Wi-Fi certified
Regulatory Approvals

CE, FCC Class A, cULus, UL, GS, TUVGS, BSMI, D Mark, cUL, CCC (China), KCC (South Korea), C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)

Factory-installed Options

13.56 MHz HF RFID ISO 15693 (PC23d), UHF RFID (PC43)

User-installable Accessories / Upgrades

For complete list of accessories, see the PC Series Accessory Catalog.


No tools required to replace printhead and platen roller, user-accessible odometer

User Interface

Choice of:
59.94 mm (2.36 in) color LCD, 314 x 234 resolution in 10 languages, 8 buttons and ready-to-work LED
Graphical back-lit icons: cover open, paper out, ribbon out (PC43t), general error, maintenance, pause, thermal printhead too hot, data status, wireless status (if installed), Bluetooth status (if installed), ready-to-work LED and one
Print/Feed button
User-configurable audio sounds with volume levels

Industry Approvals

Healthcare: Epic (Validated), McKesson (Certified), Sunquest (Validated)

Safety Approvals
North America UL and cUL Listed, UL 60950-1
Europe D Mark, EN 60950-1; CE marked
Mexico NYCE Certified, NOM 19
Other Countries IEC 60950-1
EMC Approvals

USA FCC Title 47, Part 15, Subpart A, Class B; Europe EMC Directive (EN55022 Class B + EN55024); CISPR22


One-year standard warranty; additional service packages available through Honeywell Repair Services