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Allen XL5000

The Allen XL5000 thermal transfer printer is an industrial workhorse that pairs perfectly with most consumer-packaged goods web and foil printing applications. The small, compact size and simplified serviceability design makes it easy to integrate with labeling and packaging machines. The Allen XL5000 is available in continuous and intermittent modes, with a wide variety of dynamic print message capabilities.


  • Robust, industrial materials for durable performance
  • Simplified serviceability design for easy repairs, eliminating the need to take apart the printer for simple part replacements
  • Flexible system controls - adjust printer settings and print messages with user friendly controller options or remotely from a PC
  • Maximum print message capabilities including barcodes, text, graphics, real-time, and dynamic date coding
  • Extended uptime between ribbon changes with ribbon capacity of up to 2952 ft (900 m)*
  • Small, compact size for maximum compatibility with popular frame sizes
  • Intermittent and continuous printing capabilities - easily switch between intermittent and continuous modes with a simple conversion kit
Allen Series
Print Area (HxW) Intermittent 53 x 80 mm (2.1 x 3.1 inches)
Print Area (HxW) Continuous 53 x 300 mm (2.1 x 11.8 inches)
Print Speed Intermittent 75mm/sec to 400mm/sec (3 in/sec to 15.7 in/sec)
Print Speed Continuous 75mm/sec to 450mm/sec (3 in/sec to 17.7 in/sec)
Performance IM at 5mm Print Height 450 prints per minute
Performance CM at 5mm Print Height 250 prints per minute
Print Resolution 300 dpi
Dimensions Printer (HxWxD) 178 x 212 x 246 mm
Weight 8 kg (17.6 lb)
Ribbon Type Outside coated
Ribbon Width 55 mm
Air Pressure 5 bar
Operating Environment 5-40°C, humidity 20-75% non-condensing
IP Rate IP 20
Standard and Opposite Version Available Yes
Voltage 100-240 VAC
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Current 2A
Controller a:touch Lite, a:touch2
Features & Print Format
Automatic Functions Real time, various date formats (with offset), counter, variable field, formula
Fonts 3 Internal fonts (New Gothic Bold compatibility font, Swiss 721 Bold, Swiss 721 Roman), mirror print, up to 12 fonts expandable by the customer
Internal Barcodes 2/5 interleaved, Code39, UPC, EAN8, EAN13, Code93, DUN14, Code128, EAN128, Databar, Databar trunced/limited/stickered/omnidirectional, Datamatrix, GS1-Datamatrix
Host Line Connection
Communication Ethernet, RS232
General Error Yes
Inhibit Yes
Print on Cycle Yes
Encoder Signal Yes

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