Datamax Corporation H-Class Thermal Printer
Datamax printers have been around for a long time and are well established in the marketplace. The Datamax product range starts with the low end plastic E-Class and (until now) ends with the robust I-Class.
While the I-Class is a decent printer, it isn’t perceived as being as good as competitor’s products like the Zebra Xi series when it comes to the more demanding jobs. Since research companies such as VDC are predicting that the fastest growth is going to be in the expensive high performance part of the printer market, Datamax needed a new product to compete in this area. The fact that the RFID version of the I-Class was a terrible design only increased the pressure for a new high performance product.
The result is the Datamax H-Class – a complete new design with a wide range of models. I’ve had the chance to play with several H-Class versions, mostly the H-4310X RFID, a 300 DPI, 4 inch printer complete with Datamax’s latest RFID set up. So what’s to love (or not love) about this new product?