T6000e Series 6-Inch Enterprise Industrial RFID Printers

The T6000e 6-inch industrial printer sets a new standard for versatility and productivity in fast-paced environments where speed and exceptional printer quality are needed.

Ease-of-use and an interactive screen reduces training and down time, helping your business focus on operational productivity

Industries and Applications

Warehouse & Fulfillment
Warehouse & Fulfillment
Product and Item Labels
Product and Item Labels
RFID On-Metal Labels
RFID On-Metal Labels
RFID Standard Labels
RFID Standard Labels
Shipping and Logistics
Shipping and Logistics

Available on the 4-inch and 6-inch models, the T6000e RFID capabilities include the ability to encode and print on standard RFID paper labels most commonly used in carton or pallet supply chain applications.This printer can also encode and print on most on-metal RFID tags commonly used in asset tracking applications where the tagged item has a metal surface, such as IT servers, safety deposit boxes, or gas canisters.

T6000e 6-inch

The T6000e is one of the most versatile printers on the market with the ability to print 10,000 labels a day at high speeds, offer high resolution 300 dpi printing small label applications, Printronix System Architecture (PSA), multiple connectivity options, and remote printer management tools and automated alerts to keep your enterprise operating at optimum efficiency and productivity.

Enterprise-Level Productivity

  • High productivity print speed of 14 ips
  • High volume printing up to 10,000 labels per day in demanding environments
  • Compatible with SOTI Connect device management solution


  • RFID feature prints and encodes on both standard labels and on-metal tags
  • Nine competitor printer languages
  • Upgrade kits available with peel and rewind and cutter (media handling)


  • Solid metal frame construction for reliable operation
  • Comprehensive WiFi security suite
  • Intelligent heat management system increases printhead life and improves barcode print quality while reducing operating costs
    • 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
      300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
    • Color LCD with buttons
      Color LCD with buttons
    • Ethernet
      Parallel port
      Serial RS-232
      Parallel port
      Serial RS-232
    • Wi-Fi
    • PrintNet Enterprise
      SOTI Connect (license required)
      PrintNet Enterprise
      SOTI Connect (license required)
    • RFID
    • Up to 12 ips (305 mm/s) @ 203 dpi
      Up to 10 ips (254 mm/s) @ 300 dpi
    • 4.1" (104mm) / 6.55" (166.4mm)
      4.1" (104mm) / 6.55" (166.4mm)
    • 512 MB
      512 MB
    • 128 MB
      128 MB
    • Heavy Duty Cutter
      Heavy Duty Cutter
    • 6.8" (172.7 mm)
      6.8" (172.7 mm)
    • Gap; Mark
      Gap; Mark
    • 450 Meters
      450 Meters
    • 2" to 6.8” (50.8-172.7 mm)
      2" to 6.8” (50.8-172.7 mm)
    • 1.5" to 3" (37.5 - 76 mm)
      1.5" to 3" (37.5 - 76 mm)
    • 0.625" ( 6.35 mm)
      1" (25.4 mm)/2" (50.8 mm)
    • Die-cast aluminum frame and print mechanism; steel cover; large clear media view window
      Die-cast aluminum frame and print mechanism; steel cover; large clear media view window
    • Most Major Printer Languages
      Most Major Printer Languages

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Are the Major Assemblies the same?

It varies by assembly:

• Printheads: New*

• Field Kits: Same (except new 4in peel/rewind kit**)

• Controller: New* (due to USB host)

• Control Panel: New*

• Enclosure: Same (except rear panel USB host connector)

• RFID Encoder: New*

• ODV: Same

* Not forwards / backwards compatible

** Forwards / backwards compatible

Are the Printer Part Numbers the same?
The SPNs (Smart Part Numbers) have an added “E”. For example: T6000: T62X4-1100-00 T6000e: T6E2X4-1100-00 The option number structures are the same.
Can I swap the printhead directly?
The printheads are interchangeable for all the available resolutions listed below. The printer can automatically detect the printhead change. • 4-inch model: 203, 300 and 600 dpi • 6-inch model: 203 and 300 dpi
Can I upgrade a standard (non-RFID) T6000e to RFID?
It is possible to upgrade the T6000e 4in standard printer but with the internal antenna only and with limited backup and overstrike.
Can I upgrade my printer with W-Fi, GPIO and Parallel interface options in the field?
Yes! They can be installed as field kits.
Do I need a tool to replace the printhead on the T6000e?

No, the printhead replacement is a simple process that requires no tools.

Does Printronix Auto ID offer supplies for the T6000e?
We carry a complete printer supplies offering designed to work optimally with the T6000e.
Does the T6000e support HF RFID labels?
The T6000e only supports UHF EPCglobal Gen2 (ISO18000-63) RFID labels and tags.
How do I configure the T6000e?
For loading media, ribbon, and label calibration there is a media loading diagram in the media cover.
How easy is it to setup the T6000e for different RFID labels?

The T6000e RFID printer has an RFID label calibration feature in the RFID menu which makes it very easy to setup the printer for both standard RFID and on-metal RFID labels. The calibration process feeds 3-4 labels to determine the optimal encoding position and RF power levels.

How is the T6000e positioned within the Printronix Auto ID thermal printer portfolio?
The T6000e is an enterprise-class mid-range industrial thermal printer for demanding, offering extensive features and capabilities, designed to meet the requirements of mission critical applications.
How long will the printhead last on the T6000e?

For Thermal Transfer applications: printheads are warranted 12 months from shipment or 1 million linear inches (whichever comes first). For Direct Thermal applications: printheads are warranted 180 days from shipment or 1 million linear inches (whichever comes first).

I am currently using a printer from one of your competitors. Can the T6000e replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?
The T6000e supports emulations for most major competitor printers; Zebra, Datamax, Sato, Toshiba TEC, Intermec, Avery Denison (Monarch), Eltron, and IER. These emulations have been used on multiple Printronix products and proven to be very robust. No additional software needs to be purchased or loaded. The T6000e comes with these emulations already installed.
I am currently using an RFID printer from one of your competitors. Can the T6000e RFID replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?
Apart from the Printronix PGL RFID command set, the T6000e RFID printer also supports RFID printer commands for Zebra, Sato, and Avery Denison (Monarch). This makes the T6000e RFID printer easy to integrate into existing applications. Check the website support section for the individual programming manuals which document the commands supported. Apart from the Printronix PGL RFID command set, the T6000e RFID printer also supports RFID printer commands for Zebra, Sato, and Avery Denison (Monarch). This makes the T6000e RFID printer easy to integrate into existing applications.
Is the T6000 and T6000e software the same?
While the T6000e uses the same code base, the builds are different and are not backwards/forward compatible. If someone tries to load the wrong code into either T6000 or T6000e the error will be detected, and process aborted.
Is the T6000e compatible with the T6000?
T6000e is 100% form, fit, function compatible with the T6000, including at the application level, assuring easy migration.
What are some of the T6000e key features?
High Performance Productivity • Print speed up to 14ips • Fast time-to-first-print • High volume capability at 10,000 labels per day Ultimate Flexibility • Print Resolution: 203, 300 and 600 dpi to perfectly match your application • Enterprise-level Connectivity with best in industry connectivity & W-Fi security • Advanced UHF RFID with support for on-metal and standard RFID labels and tags • Printronix System Architecture supporting for nine competitor printer languages • Simplified printer installation & operation • Remote printer management using the free PrintNet Enterprise application Ultimate Reliability • Solid metal-framed construction • Operates in wide temperature range -5degC to +40degC • High MTBF at 16,000hrs
What are the key differences between the T6000 and the T6000e?
The T6000e offers 600 dpi printing on the 4-inch printer, and UHF RFID with both and internal and external antenna supporting standard and on-metal RFID labels and tags. The T6000e 6-inch printer is offers UHF RFID with an external antenna. Both models now support USB host.
What are the on-metal tags used in my T6000e?

On-metal tags (sometimes called metal-mount or anti-metal tags) are RFID tags that are designed to operate on devices made of metal. The physical properties of metal serve to reflect RF signals and so a standard RFID label would be completely undetectable by an RFID reader. On-metal tags are typically constructed with a thin foam insulator to provide a space between the metal surface and the RFID inlay. On-metal tags are available in several constructions and the ones used with printers are typically up to 1mm thick due to the foam insulator. They also should include a “bridge” between the individual tags to ensure smooth transport through the print station.

What are the standard and optional communication interface ports for the T6000e?

Standard Interfaces: Serial, USB host/device and Ethernet. Optional Interfaces: Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPIO, and parallel

What are the target applications for the T6000e?
The T6000 attributes make it ideal for various applications. The following are some representative examples: • Supply Chain and Logistics: Carton/case/pallet labeling, cross-docking, shipping/receiving, pick and pack, asset tracking (RFID), barcode verification (ODV) • Manufacturing: Product / item / totes / carton labeling, parts inventory tracking, asset management (RFID), barcode quality (ODV) • Retail: Vendor supply chain inventory, apparel labeling / relabeling, shelf labels, retail item level tagging (RFID), compliance fine avoidance (ODV) • Healthcare: Medical supply chain / product labeling, Laboratories / nursing stations, medical supplies / asset tracking (RFID), barcode quality (ODV) • Food/Agriculture: Produce case and pallet labeling, Meat pack and carton labeling, Barcode quality (ODV) • Service Yard: Pipe markers (On-metal RFID), Cable markers (On-metal RFID)
What is the warranty on the T6000e printer?

The T6000e comes standard with a 24 month Return to Depot warranty. Extended warranty packages are available. Please contact your Printronix Auto ID Territory Account Manager for more information.

What RFID labels are supported on the T6000e?
The T6000e supports a wide range of standard UHF EPCglobal Gen2 RFID labels and On-Metal RFID tags. We can provide you with a list of validated labels and tags. This list is constantly undated as new RFID inlays and tags become available on the market and are validated on Printronix Auto ID printers in the RFID Label and Tag test lab.
What sets the T6000e apart from other brands of midrange industrial thermal barcode printers on the market?
T6000e sets a new standard for productivity and versatility where speed, exceptional print quality and advanced features such as RFID are needed. The T6000e was designed and tested to a high mean time between failure (MTBF) standard, continuing Printronix Auto ID's reputation for offering high reliability products.
What types of on-metal tags are supported on the T6000e?
Unlike most thermal printers on the market today, the T6000e was designed from the ground up to support a variety of on-metal tags up to 1.2mm thick. Printronix posts a list of validated on-metal tags on the RFID Support page of website. This is constantly undated as new tags become available on the market and are validated on our printers in our RFID Label and Tag test lab.
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