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CIONTECHNO (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Southeast Asia Regional Office

PioneerPos Group Of Companies

Thermal Printer

Asterix ST-EP4

Outstanding Bundle Value, Reliability

The ST-EP4 is a fast thermal printer that offers an outstanding value and reliability for the retail and hospitality environments. It is built with a world-class print mechanism to meet the high-volume printing applications, and has an MCBF of 60 million lines and an autocutter life of 1.5 million cuts. When implemented with the StealthTouch All-in-one, the ST-EP4 offers our customers an unmatched bundle value.

The ST-EP4 has a compact footprint, that can also be vertically placed on the counter or mounted on the wall. It allows easy drop-in for paper loading, and takes paper-roll diameter of 80mm. Standard connectivity interface is USB and Serial combo, with Ethernet 10/100 BaseT as an upgrade option.

The ST-EP4 prints texts and attention-grabbing logos at the same speed. It also prints 1D and 2D barcodes, such as QR code that can be scanned by a smartphone and linked to a promotional website, a survey site, or digital coupons.

ST-EP4 Values:
  • Cost-effective for high-volume printing
  • Compact design with drop-in paper loading
  • Same print speed for text and graphics
  • Long autocutter life: 1.5 million cuts
  • Prints 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT option

Ideal for restaurant / bar / retail point-of-sale.


Print Method Thermal line printing
Interface Standard: Serial+USB. Option: Parallel, Ethernet 10/100 BaseT
Driver ESC/POS, Windows XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro, POS Ready, OPOS, UPOS,
JavaPOS, Ubuntu 9.04, Fedora 14, open SUSE 11.1
Print Speed (max) 7.9"/sec (200mm/sec) text and graphics
Autocutter Yes (partial, left edge remains)
Paper Dimensions 80mm: 3.13" ± 0.02" x 3.27" diameter (79.5 ±0.5 (W) x 83mm)
58mm: 2.26" ± 0.02" x 3.27" diameter (57.5 ±0.5 (W) x 83mm)
Paper Thickness 55-80 µm
Print Density 180x180 dpi
Column Capacity Font A: 42/30, Font B: 56/40, Kanji: 21/25 for 80/58mm
Font (WxH) 9 x 17, 12 x 24 dots/character
Character Size (WxH mm) Font A: 1.41 x 3.39, Font B: 0.99 x 2.40, Kanji: 3.39 x 3.39
Character Set 95 Alphanumeric, 18 sets International, 128 x 42 Graphic (including user-defined page),
Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Barcode 1D: UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN8, EAN13, CODE39, ITF, CODABAR, CODE93, CODE128
2D: PDF417, QR-Code
Data Buffer Receive: 45 bytes or 4KB, selectable; User-defined: 12KB; Macro: 2KB; NV graphics: 256KB;
NV user memory: 1KB; Downloadable graphics: 208KB; User-defined page: 64KB
Cashdrawer Port 1 (2 drivers)
Buzzer Yes
Sensors Cover Open, Paper End, Near End (not applicable when wallmounted)
Power Consumption 24 VDC ± 7%, 1.8A (mean)
Reliability MTBF: 360,000 hours
MCBF: 60 million lines
Thermal Head: 6.3 million inches (160 kilometers)
Autocutter: 1.5 million cuts
Environment Operating Temperature: 41° to 113° F (5° to 45° C)
Storage Temperature: 14° to 122° F (-10° to 50° C)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% RH
Dimension (WxDxH) 5.51 x 7.83 x 5.95 inches (140 x 199 x 151 mm)
Weight (Net) 3.75 lbs (1.7 kgs)
Color Grey, White
Power Supply 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 1.3A
Safety Standards FCC-A, CE, UL, TUV, CSA, VCCI-A, CCC
Installation Standard horizontal, Vertical on the counter, Wallmount

** Specifications subject to change.