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Star® DP8340 Dot Matrix Printer

Star® DP8340 Dot Matrix Printer

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The Star DP8340 dot-matrix printer provides users the option to print in wide format. A receipt up to 4.4 inches wide can be generated with this versatile dot-matrix printer.


  • Separate 115/230 VAC power supply with 12 VDC output

  • Two-color printing using two-color ribbon

  • Drawer kickout driver

  • One line validation

  • Wide paper


Number Of Print Columns:
40 columns, 12 cpi

Print Speed:
Approximately 2 lines/sec

Print Direction:

Line Spacing:
1/6 in

Paper Feed Method:
Friction Feed or Sprocket Feed

Paper Feed Speed:
Approximately 12 lines/sec

Character Set:
ASCII: 96 characters; International and symbol: 64 characters; 
Block graphics: 64 characters

Font Configuration:
Ordinary characters: 5 x 9 dots; Block graphics: 6 x 6 dots

Character Size: 
(H x W): 0.09 in x 0.06 in
(2.42 mm x 1.71 mm)

Dot Spacing:
(H x W): 0.01 in x 0.01 in
(0.35 mm x 0.35 mm)

Print Area:
3.31 in (84.3 mm)

Print Buffer:
Approximately 1.5 KB

Serial Interface:
RS-232, 150 to 9,600 band

Power Supply Unit:
115/230 VAC, 12 VDC output

Paper Type:
Ordinary and carbonless copy paper

Paper Width:
4.5 in (114.3 mm)

Roll Diameter:
80 mm outer diameter (Max)

Paper Thickness:
Maximum 0.09 mm

Copy Capabilities:
1 copy plus 1 original: 0.005 in (max 0.13 mm)

Paper End:
Paper should not be attached to the core

Ribbon Color: 
Black and red

Ribbon Material:
Nylon (#40 denier)

Ribbon Size:
0.5 in x 20 ft (13 mm x 6 m)

Width: 0.5 in (13 mm); Diameter (2 spool): 1.3 in (35 mm)

Operating Temperature:
41° F to 104° F (5° C to 40° C)

Operating Humidity: 
10% to 80% RH

Storage Temperature:
-4° F to 158° F ( to 20° C to 70° C)

Storage Humidity: 
5% to 95% RH, 104° F (+40° C)

Head Life:
70 million characters

Printer Reliability:
5.0 million lines MCBF (except head life)

UL listed, CSA approved

Three-year limited warranty on parts; one-year limited warranty on print head

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