Product specifications

Products category:
PicAS, HANDJET® (EBS-2XX) Series - Industrial INK-JET Printers (DOD, LCP)

Product name:
INK-JET EBS 250 HANDJET





GOLD MEDAL
The HANDJET® EBS 250 has been a winner of the PIF Gold Medal Competition
PIF-Poznan International Fair



TAROPAK 2005 - Poland International Packaging Technology and Logistics Exhibition



The world’s first portable manual INK-JET printer
See the films presenting capabilities of the printer

The HANDJET® EBS 250 is an innovative product made by EBS Ink-Jet Systeme GmbH. After continual intensive research and further development of the well known production line Ink-Jet printer PicAS EBS-200, we are now able to introduce the fully versatile, cable-free(!) HANDJET® EBS 250, thus marking the beginning of a new era in hand-coding.

Our NEW product is the portable, manual, ultra-compact and light INK-JET printer equipped with a print-head with electromagnetic valves; it is battery operated and radio-controlled. This unique device - weighing only 980 grams – has been created to satisfy users for whom the freedom of product marking, coding and labelling in terms of place and time is the fundamental criterion. It is also the device for users who demand low purchase cost, cost-effective operation and not excessively sophisticated practical functions. However, the model HANDJET® EBS 250 offers all basic capabilities of INK-JET type printers.
The HANDJET® EBS 250 with its patented print technology replaces antiqated hand coders (such as stencil machines, stamps and roll coders, laborious and expensive in use and problematic with ink management).

making durable and legible prints on a variety of types of surface, smooth, porous and also uneven surfaces of irregular shapes, such as pipes, barrels, bags, boxes, construction materials,
non-contact marking (print) technology, with only one drive roll requiring contact in order to synchronise printing,
full freedom of printing offered by the portable, manual printer which is controlled in a non-contact way,
automatic update of the date and time, service life/period of storage, object numbers (via incremental or decremental counters),
the possibility of editing and printing texts and graphics symbols with the use of Windows® (True Type) fonts as standard,
the availability of diacritical national characters and graphics characters (a set of manufacturer-defined characters) for information, warning, handling or other purposes as standard,
supporting printing of various texts on successive lines or on various object sides,
working with any PC via the printer’s own control program running under MS Windows® 98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista®/7; wireless printer-computer communications through a Bluetooth radio module connected to the computer via an USB interface.
See also:


Distribution unit - a portable case >>>
Dimensions in working position (side and front views) >>>

Inks

See HANDJET® applications:

See the films presenting capabilities of the HANDJET® EBS 250:
Parameter Value
Print height 27 mm with a 16-nozzle printer
Height of objects to be labelled from 70 mm - contact with both rolls,
from 35 mm - contact with the lower roll only to print with, for example, only 7 nozzles.
A guide and rolls can be used optionally to support rectilinear printing; they are most useful for line printing, for labelling pipes, barrels and other cylindrical objects.
Working position of the printer any
Nozzle diameter 150µm as standard,
120µm, 170µm, 200µm optionally
Number of vertical rows printed at the same time 1
Maximum number of characters per text 1300 (along with control characters, if the printer’s built-in fonts are used)
Number of texts andáprint parameters sets stored in the printer’s memory at the same time from 1 to 10; texts are loaded into the printer via a PC.
from 1 to 30 Optionally.
Special characters Diacritical national characters, graphics characters for information, warning, handling or other purposes
Variable fields Date and time in any format, including expiry date/period of service, incremental or decremental counters, universal counter (of subassemblies, pallets, meters, etc.)
Editing texts and print parameters, printer control IBM-compatible PC communicating with the printer via a cordless/radio line (within the distance of 50 m),
Recommended minimum PC requirements: IBM-compatible PC, equivalent to Pentium 200, 32 MB RAM, 20 MB of free space on HDD,
EBS-250 printer control program version 1.5 or later installed, to be run under one of the following operating systems Windows® 98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista®/7,
(!) If Windows NT® is running on your PC, the printer communicates with the PC exclusively via an RS-232 interface (not via USB).
the possibility of grouping up to 60 printers into a network which is radio-controlled with the use of a PC or radio terminal.
Timing Either synchronised with rotational speed of the lower guide roll or at time intervals by an internal generator regardless of the printer travel rate during printing.
Power supply

Approximate operating time when the battery is fully charged


Charging





With built-in batteries,

50 hours of non-stop printing at the temperature of 20░C, automatic low battery indication,

Automatically via an external DC 24V, 1 A power pack,
Charging time - less than 150 minutes (< 2.5 h),
Number of charging cycles: 500 (up to 70% of initial capacity)
Ink

Container capacity
Available in easily detachable containers with bayonet fixing. It is made on the basis of alcohol, acetone or water, in various colours (among others in white, yellow, blue, green, red or black) to be ordered from catalogue.
110 ml is enough to print about 100 000 characters with 7x5 pix matrix or about 17 000 characters for 16x10 pix matrix.
Working temperature range from +5░C to +40░C
Storage temperature range (over a longer period) from +1░C to +45░C if water-based ink is used for printing,
from -10░C to +45░C if acetone or ethanol-based ink is used for printing.
Dimensions in standing position
(length / width / height)
Dimensions in vertical working position
(length / width / height) - see picture (side and front views) >>>
226 / 75 / 259 mm

222 / 75 / 255 mm

Weight 980±10 g - the printer with a battery andáfull ink container, without a power pack andácable.
Parameter Value
Print height 27 mm with a 16-nozzle printer
Height of objects to be labelled from 70 mm - contact with both rolls,
from 35 mm - contact with the lower roll only to print with, for example, only 7 nozzles.
A guide and rolls can be used optionally to support rectilinear printing; they are most useful for line printing, for labelling pipes, barrels and other cylindrical objects.
Working position of the printer any
Nozzle diameter 150µm as standard,
120µm, 170µm, 200µm optionally
Number of vertical rows printed at the same time 1
Maximum number of characters per text 1300 (along with control characters, if the printer’s built-in fonts are used)
Number of texts andáprint parameters sets stored in the printer’s memory at the same time from 1 to 10; texts are loaded into the printer via a PC.
from 1 to 30 Optionally.
Special characters Diacritical national characters, graphics characters for information, warning, handling or other purposes
Variable fields Date and time in any format, including expiry date/period of service, incremental or decremental counters, universal counter (of subassemblies, pallets, meters, etc.)
Editing texts and print parameters, printer control IBM-compatible PC communicating with the printer via a cordless/radio line (within the distance of 50 m),
Recommended minimum PC requirements: IBM-compatible PC, equivalent to Pentium 200, 32 MB RAM, 20 MB of free space on HDD,
EBS-250 printer control program version 1.5 or later installed, to be run under one of the following operating systems Windows® 98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista®/7,
(!) If Windows NT® is running on your PC, the printer communicates with the PC exclusively via an RS-232 interface (not via USB).
the possibility of grouping up to 60 printers into a network which is radio-controlled with the use of a PC or radio terminal.
Timing Either synchronised with rotational speed of the lower guide roll or at time intervals by an internal generator regardless of the printer travel rate during printing.
Power supply

Approximate operating time when the battery is fully charged


Charging





With built-in batteries,

50 hours of non-stop printing at the temperature of 20░C, automatic low battery indication,

Automatically via an external DC 24V, 1 A power pack,
Charging time - less than 150 minutes (< 2.5 h),
Number of charging cycles: 500 (up to 70% of initial capacity)
Ink

Container capacity
Available in easily detachable containers with bayonet fixing. It is made on the basis of alcohol, acetone or water, in various colours (among others in white, yellow, blue, green, red or black) to be ordered from catalogue.
110 ml is enough to print about 100 000 characters with 7x5 pix matrix or about 17 000 characters for 16x10 pix matrix.
Working temperature range from +5░C to +40░C
Storage temperature range (over a longer period) from +1░C to +45░C if water-based ink is used for printing,
from -10░C to +45░C if acetone or ethanol-based ink is used for printing.
Dimensions in standing position
(length / width / height)
Dimensions in vertical working position
(length / width / height) - see picture (side and front views) >>>
226 / 75 / 259 mm

222 / 75 / 255 mm

Weight 980±10 g - the printer with a battery andáfull ink container, without a power pack andácable.
No. Description Files to download
1
HANDJET® EBS 250C (with Bluetooth Module) User’s Manual for 2.1.015 control program version.

Separate languages version:
English, 20111028#4.2,
German, 20111028#4.2,
French, 20111028#4.2,
Spanish, 20111028#4.2,
Italian, 20111028#4.2,
Polish, 20111028#4.2,
Russian, 20111028#4.2.

The Manual is provided in the PDF file format.
Number of files: 7
2
HANDJET® EBS 250C (with Bluetooth Module) User’s Manual for 2.0.033 control program version.

Separate languages version:
English, 20100628#4.0,
German, 20100628#4.0,
French, 20100628#4.0,
Spanish, 20100628#4.0,
Italian, 20100628#4.0,
Polish, 20100628#4.0,
Russian, 20100628#4.0.

The Manual is provided in the PDF file format.
Number of files: 7
3 The HANDJET® EBS 250 brochure. Version 1.1 - 09/2005 - English Number of files: 2
4 HANDJET® EBS 250 Printer Accessories

Guide roll aid supporting rectilinear printing on flat and cylindrical objects
Number of files: 1
5 Recommended Way of Cleaning the HANDJET® EBS 250 Printer

Separate languages version:
English, 20071000695_0EN,
German, 20071000695_0D,
Polish, 20071000695_0PL,
Russian, 20071000695_0RU.

The Manual is provided in the PDF file format.
Number of files: 4
6
HANDJET® EBS 250 example applications.

Two - quality and size differ - PDF-format files:

v. EN, HQ - English version, high quality
v. EN, SQ - English version, standard quality
Number of files: 2
7 HANDJET® EBS 250 User’s Manual for 1.5.135 control program version.

Separate languages version:
English, 20090401#3.1,
German, 20090401#3.1,
French, 20090401#3.1,
Spanish, 20090401#3.1,
Italian, 20090401#3.1,
Polish, 20090401#3.1,
Russian, 20090401#3.1,
Chinese, 20101006#3.1.

The Manual is provided in the PDF file format.
Number of files: 8
8
HANDJET® EBS 250 User’s Manual for 1.5.121-1.5.134 control program version.

Separate languages version:
English, 20060905#2.0,
German, 20060905#2.0,
French, 20060905#2.0,
Spanish, 20060905#2.0,
Polish, 20060905#2.0,
Russian, 20060905#2.0.

The Manual is provided in the PDF file format.
Number of files: 6
9
HANDJET® EBS 250 User’s Manual for 1.5.100-1.5.120 control program versions.

Multi- and separate-languages version:
English, 20050316#1.0,
German, 20050525#1.1,
French, 20050316#1.0,
Spanish, 20050316#1.0,
Polish, 20050316#1.0,
Chinese, 20060109#1.0.

The Manual is provided in the PDF file format.
Number of files: 7
10 The HANDJET® EBS 250 wallpapers on your computer desktop Number of files: 2
11 How to add the proprietary films about the EBS250 HANDJET® printer to your website? You can proceed, for example, as below, where the playlist for both parts of the film in the Polish language version is presented.

Click here, to open a brief instructions file on how to download films and playlists directly from EBS Ink-Jet Systems YouTube. All the films available on the YouTube are of a high quality and come from DVD materials.

Number of files: 0

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See also: Service documents, drawings and software