Compact design – Ideal for point-of-sale and under the counter use

Compact and with an unobtrusive design, the ML280 Elite fits neatly under the counter, making it ideal for point-of-sale and workstation applications where space is limited.

  • Compact, 80 column dot matrix printer
  • Centronics parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces as standard for easy configuration
  • OKI Microline, Epson FX and IBM Graphics printer emulations

On the move – DC model operates on battery in locations with no mains voltage supply

Designed to operate in remote locations where there is no mains voltage supply, the ML280 Elite DC model offers the option to print on the move in vans, lorries and ships.

  • Operates on battery voltages between 9.6 and 31.2 Volts DC

Versatile printing – Feeds cut sheet and continuous paper with low tear off

Printing up to 4 copies simultaneously at quick print speeds of 375 characters per second (cps), the versatile ML280 feeds both cut sheet and continuous paper with low tear-off allowing continuous forms to be removed on demand.

  • Up to 375 characters per second (cps) print speed
  • Multi-part paper handling (original + 3 copies)
  • Platen-mounted pin feed accommodates sprocket paper from 242 to 254mm wide
  • Roll Paper Stand (RPS) option available for continuous printing of passenger lists, call logs and industrial data logs

Long-life performance – Durable 9-pin print head, high 20,000 MTBF

Low power usage, a long-life 9-pin print head and a high mean time between failures (MTBF) of 20,000 power on hours minimises running costs and maximises uptime.

  • Long-life, 200 million character print head
  • High 20,000 MTBF
  • 3 million character ribbon life


Printing Technology Serial Impact Dot Matrix Method
Print Head 9 Pin
Dot Wire Diameter 0.3 mm
Print Direction Bidirectional/Unidirectional printing, Short line-seeking printing
Graphic Resolution Max. 240(H) x 216(V) dpi
Print Speed Super Speed Draft : 375 cps, High Speed Draft : 333 cps, Utility : 250 cps, Near Letter Quality : 63 cps
Line Feed Pitch 4.23mm (1/6 “), 3.18mm (1/8 “), n x 0.35mm(n/72 “) (n=1-85), n x 0.18mm(n/144 “) (n=0-255), n x 0.12mm(n/216 “) (n=0-255)
Feed Speed 3.0 inches per second
Feed Rate 4.23mm(1/6”) line feed: Approx. 86 milliseconds
Paper Route Tractor feeder (Rear), Cut sheet feeder (Rear), Tractor feeder (Bottom), Manual (Top), Roll paper stand
Character Pitch Super Speed Draft : 12.0 cpi
High Speed Draft : 10.0 cpi, 12.0 cpi, 15.0 cpi, 17.1 cpi, 20.0 cpi
Utility : 10.0 cpi, 12.0 cpi, 15.0 cpi, 17.1 cpi, 20.0 cpi, Propotional
Near Letter Quality : 10.0 cpi, 12.0 cpi, 15.0 cpi, 17.1 cpi, 20.0 cpi, Propotional
Printing Width 80 characters/line at ANK 10 cpi
Interface IEEE1284-1994 Bi-directional Parallel, USB 2.0 (Full Speed), (Optional) RS-232C (25pin), (Optional) RS-422, (Optional) Current Loop
Emulation OKI Microline, ESC/P emulation, IBM ProPrinter emulation
Receive Buffer Max. 127KB
Resident Font High Speed Draft, Utility, NLQ Courier, NLQ Gothic, Scalable Courier, Scalable Gothic, OCR-B
Font Style Bold, Double Width, Double Height, Emphasized, Italics, Over score, Underline
1-D Barcode UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN8, EAN13, Code39, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), Code128, POSTNET
Paper Type Continuous paper, Continuous copying paper, Cut sheet, Card, Envelope, Label
Paper Weight Adjustment Manual
Paper Weight Continuous paper : 52 – 75 gsm
Single part paper : 60 – 75 gsm
Multi part paper : 35 – 40 gsm
Copy Capability Normal print mode: original + 3sheets(Total Thickness < 0.36mm)
Dimensions(WxDxH) 372 x 275 x 80 mm
Operating Environment Operating: 5 – 35 °C, 20 – 80 %RH
Storage: -40 – 70 °C, 5 – 95 %RH
No condensation
Power Source Single phase 198 – 264 VAC ±0%, 50/60 Hz ±2%
Power Consumption Operating: Max. -W (ISO10561 (Utility, Range1) Printing Approx. 60W)
Idle: Approx. 28W
Power Save: < 11.0W
Safety & Environment Regulation EMC-Directive, CE Mark, GS Mark
Noise Level Operating :Approx. 58 dBA
Idle: < 0 dBA
Power Save: < 0 dBA or Background level
Quiet Mode: < 51 dBA
MTBF(Mean Time Before Failure) 20,000 hours
Ribbon Life Black : 3 million characters
Print Head Life *1 Approx. 300 million strokes/ pin
In the Box Ribbon cartridge, Power cable, CD-ROM, Others


*1 Average in 10cpi utility mode at 25%duty and 35% page density