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Hand Held Printer (Handjet EBS-250)

Portable Ink-Jet Technology – Lightweight, Compact, Wireless Coding

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The innovative HandJet EBS-250 combines the proven success of our EBS-230 production line ink-jet system and adds a unique, wireless interface developed through intensive research. It signals a new era in portable, hand-held ink-jet coding, replacing antiquated hand coders such as stencil machines, stamps and roll coders, which are labor intense, expensive to use and problematic with ink management.

Weighing in at just under two pounds – including its on-board rechargeable battery and ink cartridge – the HandJet EBS-250 is the ultimate in lightweight, compact, portable coding.

With its patented print technology, the unit improves and economizes ink management to make traditional manual coding methods like stencil marking, hand stamps and roll coders virtually obsolete.

By using solvent-based inks in an array of colors, the HandJet EBS-250 provides fast, clean printing on a variety of corrugated materials, in addition to metal, glass and plastic substrates. The unit’s high-volume ink-jet cartridge efficiently provides up to 100,000 characters with a dot matrix of 7×5.

The HandJet EBS-250 uses a simple Microsoft™ Windows®-based program to format and transmit messages that are easily created on a personal computer. Messages can consist of alphanumerics and logos from Windows® fonts and symbols, as well as diacritical characters.

The hand-held system maximizes battery life (up to 50 continuous hours) and its rechargeable Li-ion battery recharges in just two and a half hours.


  • Nozzles: 16
  • Nozzle diameter: 150 μm
  • Minimum size of printed object: 1.38” (35mm)
  • Working position: Any angle
  • Printing: Enables printing of up to 10 texts in successive lines
  • Maximum characters per text: 1500 – includes control character for built-in fonts
  • Text and print parameters: 1 to 10 – loaded into unit via PC
  • Graphics: Editing and printing of graphical text and symbols using Windows® fonts (True Type) standard
  • Special characters: National (diacritical) characters and graphics
  • Variable fields: Date, time, ascending/descending sequential numbers, universal counter
  • Programming:
  • Wireless Bluetooth® up to 300 feet
  • Text- and parameter-processing software; Windows® 98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Network up to 20 units from PC
  • Timing: Synchronized with rotational speed of the lower stabilizer, or at intervals by an internal generator
  • Power supply: Three (3) Li-ion rechargeable batteries
  • Operating time: Up to 50 hours continuous operation with fully-charged battery at 68°F (20°C); automatic low-battery indicator
  • Recharging: Automatically using external 24-volt, 1-amp DC power pack; charging time less than 2.5 hours
  • Ink: Cartridges; ethanol-, acetone-, water-based, or MEK, in various colors
  • Cartridge capacity: 3.7 ounces (110ml); prints approx. 100,000, 7×5 dot-matrix characters or 17,000 16×10 dot-matrix characters
  • Working pressure: 4.4 to 5.8 psi (0.3 to 0.4 bar) via internal pump
  • Operating temp: 33°F to 104°F (0.5°C to 40°C)
  • Storage temp: 34°F to 113°F (1°C to 45°C) – water-based ink; 14°F to 113°F (-10°C to 45°C) – ethanol- or acetone-based ink
  • Humidity: Up to 95% non-condensing; printer operates in rain on dry surface


Spare Parts Catalogs

  • HandJet® EBS-250A Innovative Ink-Jet Coder (PDF)
  • HandJet® EBS-250B Innovative Ink-Jet Coder (PDF)
  • HandJet® EBS-250C Innovative Ink-Jet Coder (PDF)

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