Movie theater admissions
Leisure / Event entertainment
Museums / performing arts centers
Private & municipal stadiums
ITX 3000 Series Thermal Printers
The ITX 3000 is Practical Automation's innovative new series of direct thermal ticket printers. Incorporating a 32 Bit controller platform, a 300-dpi print head, and a heavy-duty stepper driven cutter, these new printers are designed for use where high quality, fast printing, and long life is required.
Optimized to work from character based operating systems (DOS, Unix, Linux, etc.)*
The easy-to-use command language facilitates printing of several resident fonts and bar codes in several sizes anywhere on the ticket. Also the command language is compatible with application software written for popular industry standards including Practical Automation's own ETX and LTX Series printers. The ITX 3000 Series delivers
extensive status information over the interface. This status provides the host system with information such as low paper, out of paper, ticket count, confirm ticket printed, error condition, etc.
* For ticket printer applications using the Windows™ operating system, Practical Automation's GTX Series printers are recommended.
The ITX 3000 Series Top of the Line Features:
High resolution 300 DPI printing
Fast print speed – 6.0 inches per second
Long life cutter – 1 million cuts typical
Field programmable firmware upgrades
Modular data interface plug-ins
Small footprint – reduces counter space requirements
External power module
Status communication over the interface
Choice of Parallel, Serial RS232 or USB interface (future)
Choose a printer to match your needs.
The ITX 3000 Series are offered in a desktop and countertop (vertical mount) versions with standard ticket widths of 2 inches (51 mm) or 3.25 inches (82.6 mm). The ticket stock is self-loading. Choices for ticket separation include manual tear, auto cutters with ticket retainers, and auto cutters with ticket ejectors. The data interface can be IEEE 1284 Parallel, RS-232C Serial or USB (future). Standard off-the-shelf cables can be used.
The printer and controller are mounted in a single chassis. The power supply is a separate module connected to the printer through a 6 foot shielded cable and circular DIN connector. This modular packaging is easy to use and reduces the printer footprint.
A Practical Ticket Storage Solution
The Models GTX-THLP-2 and -4 ticket Storage Assemblies are designed to conveniently hold up to 2.5 and 4.5 inch wide fanfold tickets, respectively. Tickets are neatly stored in a stack and prevented from spilling over. A "low" ticket sensor is used to provide an indication when stored tickets are running low. Users can now anticipate a ticket outage before it actually happens.
300 DPI (11.8 dots/mm)
Dot Cycle Life
50 x 106 Dot Cycles (typical)
164 K ft (50 Km) typical
6.0 in/sec Max. (152 mm/sec)
5x7, 5x9 (OCRA), 8x16, 13x20 (OCRB), 17x31 (OCRA), 17x31 (OCRB), 18x30 (Courier), 20x40 (Courier), 24x41 (Bold Prestige), 25x49 (Script), 30x52 (OCRB), 46x91 (Orator)
Resident Bar Codes:
Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN 13, EAN 8, UPC, USS-CODABAR, Code 128 B and C with optional human readable interpretation
Dot addressable graphics; box and line drawing commands; downloadable fonts and logos; PCX file support; PCX image; rotation (0, 90, 180, 270 degrees); multiplication
1.92" (576 dots) ITX-3002
3.20" (960 dots) ITX-3003
2.0" Min, 10.9" Max.
2.00" ITX-3002 ±.016"
3.25" ITX-3003 ±.016"
Thermal tag stock
Plug-in Interface Options Modules:
RS-232 (Busy and XON/OFF to 57.6 K baud)
Special Purpose I/O:
8 pin mini Din connector for low paper and auxiliary power driver
IEEE-1284 A-B cable (DB25M/C36M)
RS-232 Cable (DB9M/DB9F)
USB Cable (A/B) (Future)
1 x 106 cuts (typical)
24 VDC, 60 W max average, provided by PS60-14 universal input power supply. 90-264VAC, 47/63 Hz, 1.6 A max.
UL 1950, 3rd Edition CSA C22.2 No. 950-95 CENELEC EN 60950:1992
Compliant. Consult factory for countries listed.
FCC Part 15 Class A CENELEC EN 55024:1998 EN 55022 Class B
Operating: +5 to 40°C
Storage: -5 to 65°C
20-85% relative, non-condensing
Line Feed (F2)
Form Feed (F3)
Power/Paper (green LED)
Ready (green LED)
Attention/Error (amber LED)
Ticket Delivery Options:
Desktop (µITX) model:
With cutter & ejector; the ticket is ejected after cutting.
Countertop (pITX) model:
With cutter & stacker; the ticket is stacked and held after cutting.
Can be configured with a tearbar (no cutter installed).
All optional control features can be changed with a user-friendly switch panel entry.
Printer status information such as low paper, out of paper, ticket count, and system errors are available to the host PC via IEEE-1284 or Serial RS-232 reverse channel communication.
128 K Flash, expandable (special order) for storage of user fonts and logos.
Print Image Memory:
1 Megabyte SRAM
Modular design for easy component replacement
Specifications subject to change without notice.