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Part of the Reflex Group


Printing is fast with superb clarity due to an innovative print head with 306 DPI. The units are powered by a fast 32-bit processor with 8 MB DRAM and 4 MB Flash memory for programs and large file storage.

Reliability and Maintenance

Dual platen rollers prevent media slipping or skewing and assist accurate forward or back-feeding. The design is a field-proven heavy-duty steel cabinet with a robust inner mechanism to ensure reliability. Access to the printhead, platen, paper path and sensors is quick and easy with the wide opening mechanism and clam-head providing easy maintenance.

Upgrade to the Future

The B-SX5 is a proven and reliable investment being designed with the future in mind with optional interfaces including LAN Ethernet. All units support email, XML and FTP protocols for remote printing and standardized data exchange.

RFID is a major new development in barcode label printing and the B-SX5 are loaded with the latest technology including SPRiNT direct tag inlay coding.

Model Differences

The B-SX4 has a maximum print width of 104 mm and uses 203 DPI resolution, whereas the B-SX5 has a maximum print width of 128 mm and is 306 DPI. The B-SX5 has a Ribbon Save Module and an Expansion I/O port as standard.

Technical Specification


Size and Weight

  • Height 308 mm (12.1 inches)
  • Width 291 mm (11.5 inches)
  • Depth 460 mm (18.1 inches)
  • Weight 20 kg (44.1 pounds)

Connections and Expansions


  • Serial (RS-232C)
  • Parallel (Centronics)
  • Expansion I/O

Configurable Options

  • 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • USB 1.1
  • PCMCIA card slot (Type II)

Operation Panel

LCD display
External Buttons
Feed key, Restart key and Pause key
Power LED, Online LED, Error LED


  • 8 MB DRAM and 4 MB Flash ROM

Print Performance

  • Printhead: Near-edge
  • Print type: Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
  • Print resolution: 300 dpi
  • Print speed: up to 203 mm/s (8-inches)
  • Print width: up to 128 mm (5-inches)
  • Print length: up to 1,498 mm (58 inches)

Thermal Transfer Ribbon

  • Ribbon width: 68 to 134 mm
  • Ribbon length 600 m
  • Outer diameter 90 mm (3.5-inches)
  • Compatible grades:
    • Wax-resin: AG2; SG2; RG2; AG4
    • Resin: AS1; AS2; AS3; RS1; SS1

Labels and Media

  • Media width: 30 to 140 mm (1.2 to 5.5-inches)
  • Media length: 8 to 1,498 mm
  • Gap length: 2 to 20 mm
  • Thickness: 0.13 to 0.17 mm
  • Outer roll diameter: up to 200 mm (8 inches)
  • Core size diameter: 76.2 mm (3 inches)


1D Barcodes (Linear Symbologies) Supported

UPC-A including 2- and 5-digit add-ons; UPC-E including 2- and 5-digit add-ons; EAN-13 including 2- and 5-digit add-ons; EAN-8 including 2- and 5-digit add-ons; Code 39; Codabar; Standard (Industrial) and Interleaved 2 of 5; MSI; EAN-128; JAN-13; RM4SCC; POSTNET; GS1 DataBar.

2D Barcodes (Matrix Symbologies) Supported

PDF417; Micro PDF417; QR code; Data Matrix; MaxiCode; CP Code.

UHF Tags Supported

EPC Class 1; ISO 18000-6C.

HF Tags Supported

TAGSYS (C210, C220, C240); I-Code; Tag-It; ISO 15693.

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100–240 V AC
  • Frequency: 50–60 Hz
  • Power consumption:
    • Printing 142 W
    • Standby 21 W
  • Operating temperature: 5 ℃ to 40 ℃ (40° to 104° F)
  • Relative humidity: 25% to 85% non-condensing

Limited Warranty and Service

The Toshiba B-SX5 printer is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for two years from date of shipment. The print head has a separate warranty of 100 km or 6 months, whichever is sooner.

Purchase a Service Contract to enhance the standard warranty up to five years for your B-SX5.

In the Box

  • Toshiba B-SX5
  • Rewinder guide plate
  • Fan filter
  • Power lead
  • Documentation
  • CD-ROM containing Windows drivers, manual

Configurable Options

Sold separately

  • PCMCIA card slot (Type II) ATA card and flash memory card compatible
  • USB 1.1 (Type B connector)
  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet (RJ–45 connector)
  • 802.11 g Wi-Fi wireless networking. IEEE802.11a/b/g compatible
  • RFID module UHF and HF
  • Swing cutter module
  • Rotary cutter module
  • Fanfold Paper Guide


  • Parallel
  • Serial
  • USB
  • LAN


  • Std
  • Optional


  • Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
  • 300 near edge print head
  • 8-inches per second max. print speed
  • Parallel (Centronics)
  • Serial (RS-232C)