Lobo Thermal-Transfer Label Printer

May 29, 2013

Lobo, a laptop-sized thermal-transfer label printer, meets the needs of general industry, office workers, and field workers. With a rechargeable li-ion battery providing more than 3 hours of continuous printing, as well as patented snap-in label cartridges in .5, 1, and 2 in. (13, 25, and 51 mm), the Lobo offers a significant advancement in the portable label printer field.


Lobo may be loaded with any of 12 premium vinyl color combinations as well as self-laminating wire wrap, metal-detectable tape, extreme high-temp poly tape, oily surface tape, and 18 other supply types tailored for use in virtually any industrial setting. Besides basic type labeling, Lobo has instant access to a library of more than 1,000 symbols and pictograms and basic design templates. The firmware also allows users to create sequenced numbering and barcoding capacity.


The device features a 3.5-in. color screen for WYSIWYG editing, a built-in carrying handle, and a full-sized ergonomic QWERTY keyboard.

  • Self-contained system
  • Operates without a network connection
  • Design labels using the full-size keyboard, design software, and color screen to preview labels before printing
  • Portable design and lightweight with a built-in handle
  • Use with an AC adaptor or battery for hours of printing
  • Can connect to a PC through the USB port
  • Includes label design software to create standardized labels that meet regulatory requirements using templates or customize labels from scratch
 Dimension (W X D X H) 12 x 12 x 4 in. (305 x 305 x 102 mm) Weight 5 lb. (2 kg) Print Technology Thermal transfer Resolution 203 dpi Print Speed 2 in/s (51 mm/s) Print Width 2 in. (51 mm) Max. Print Length 100 in. (2,540 mm) Buttons Full-size 11-in. QWERTY keyboard Connectivity USB-B Display 3.5-in. diagonal color LCD Memory 1920 KB flash, 2 x 4 in. (51 x 102 mm) saved label file size: 3.0078 KB Cutter Automatic cut off Input Voltage 100 to 240V/2.5 A, 50 to 60HZ Software Labeling software Operation Temp. 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C) Operation Humidity 25 to 85%, non-condensing Storage Temp. -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C) Storage Humidity 10 to 90%, non-condensing Ribbon Supply Type Resin Label Stock Width 0.5 to 2 in. (13 to 51 mm) Ribbon Supply Width 1 & 2 in. (25 & 51 mm) Environmental Compliance RoHS, WEEE Ventilation Free air movement