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Star Micronics DP8340 Series Wide Format Receipt Printer Star Micronics

Star DP8340 Receipt Printer

Basic Stand Alone Printer

  • 40-Column, 9pin dot matrix printer
  • Black and red printing on same line
  • Ideal printer for POS, data logging applications
  • Sprocket model (DP 8340S)
  • Popular, cost effective printer

Star DP8340 Receipt Printer Specifications:

Print Method
9pin Serial impact dot matrix

Print Direction

Number of Columns
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: 40 (12 cpi)
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): 44 (15 cpi)

Character Fonts
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: 5 x 9
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): 7 x 9

Dot Pitch
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: 0.350mm H x 0.350mm V
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): 0.340mm H x 0.350mm V

Line Spacing

Character Size
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: 12 cpi
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): 15 cpi

Printing Speed
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: 2.0 lines/second
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): 3.3 lines/second

Paper Feed Speed
12 lines per second

Character Set
ASCII, Special, Block graphics, IBM special, IBM block graphics, Download

Ink Ribbon (type)

Ink Ribbons Life (characters)
SF03B (black) 0.8 million characters
SF03BR (black/red) 0.4 million/ 0.8 million

Paper Media
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC:
Roll paper (4.5") - FC, FD, FM
Sprocket fanfold (4.5") - SC, SD, SM
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only):
Roll paper (3.25") - RC, RM

Paper Material
Normal or carbonless paper

Paper Width
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: 4.5" (114.3mm)
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): 3.25" (82.5mm)

Paper Diameter
3.15" (80mm) Max

Paper Thickness
0.003" to 0.0035" (0.07mm to 0.09mm) - single copy

Paper Copies
Three ply - max 0.005" (0.13mm)

Reliability (MCBF)
5 million lines

Reliability (Print Head)
70 million characters

Operating Conditions
5 to 40C, 10 to 80% RH (w/o condensation)

Storage Conditions
-20 to 70C, 5 to 95% RH (w/o condensation)

Power Supply
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: AC 100, 120, 220, 240V
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): AC 100, 120, 220, 240V

Data Buffer
DP8340 FD, FM, SD, SM, FC, SC: Approx. 1.5kb
DP8340 RM, RC (USA only): Approx. 1.5kb

Serial (RS232C) or Parallel (FD, SD - 20mA current loop)

202mm W x 200mm D x 98mm H (w/o paper holder)

Approx. 1.9kg


Print MethodDot Matrix
Print Speed (per second)Up to 2 lines
Number of Columns40, 48 or 60
Resolution5 x 9 dots (Ordinary Characters)
6 x 6 dots (Block Graphics)
Print ColourBlack/Red
Paper Width114mm
Paper Thickness0.09mm
Paper Roll DiameterUp to 80mm
Paper Loading 
Character SetASCII 96, International and Symbol 64, Block graphics 64, IBM Special83 & Block graphics 50 (available only on parallelinterface),Download 10 (available only on parallel interface)
InterfaceRS232C Serial, Parallel or 20mA current loop
Paper Sensors 
Reliability5 million lines MCBF (Traditional), 10 million lines Calculated Real Time MCBF
Print Head: 70 million characters
Power SupplySeparate 230v AC power supply with 12v DC output
Software DriversWindows, OPOS and JavaPOS
Dimensions (W x D x H)59mm x 117mm x 36mm
WeightApprox. 1.9Kg
OptionsWall mount bracket
In-vehicle power cable

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