SKU: TDM-20 Category:

Direct thermal or thermal transfer desktop printer

  • Robust, compact design in palm size
  • Drop test: 2.5 m with protective case; MIL-STD 810G standard
  • IP54 rating (dust/waterproof) with protective case
  • Drop test: 1.0 m with protective cover
  • Small Footprint and Rugged Design
  • High flexibility and media compatibility
  • Spacer is easy to install and adaptable to different widths
  • Small Footprint and Rugged Design
  • TPH self-diagnostic system
  • TSC’s advanced technology detects the current status of the printhead in real time, ensuring reliable and high-quality prints at maximum cost efficiency
  • Small Footprint and Rugged Design
  • Integrated software package
  • OPOS driver for POS applications
  • Mobile configuration and web printing possible with new iOS & Android apps
  • Small Footprint and Rugged Design
  • Multiple connectivity
  • USB 2.0 + MFi Bluetooth 5.0 + Passive NFC Tag
  • USB 2.0 + 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 4.2 + Passive NFC Tag

The TSC TDM-20 is a mobile barcode label printer for everyday use in environments where different platforms are used and high connectivity is required. These include warehouse, retail, mPOS and transportation.

The TDM-20 produces labels and receipts at speeds of up to 102 mm/sec and with a resolution of up to 203 dpi. Its maximum print width is 48 mm. The label printer’s features also include three LEDs for battery capacity, one for printer status and one for wireless status. A battery management system and the 1130 mAh battery ensure maximum performance, while the TPH Care self-diagnostic tool displays the current status of the print head in real time.

To ensure extra connectivity, the label printer is equipped with USB 2.0 and MFI Bluetooth 5.0 or USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 interfaces. It also supports pre-installed OPOS drivers for POS applications, ESC/POS languages, and iOS and Android apps – enabling mobile configuration and web printing.

The TDM-20’s design is only palm-sized and very rugged: it is drop-proof from heights of up to 1.8 meters, even 2.5 meters with an optional protective cover, and IP54 rated against dust and water.

In addition, TSC offers a wide range of advanced software development kits (SDMs), printer languages and optional accessories for the TDM-20 – including a carrying strap, 4-cell charging cradle, vehicle mounting kit and more.


Fields of application

  • Transport & Logistics
  • Public Utility
  • Entertainment & Events
  • Warehouses
  • Retail
  • Food & Beverage



order code
 99-082A001-0002TSC TDM-20, 8 dots/mm (203dpi), USB, BT, NFC
Mobile printer, direct thermal, 8 dots/mm (203dpi), media width (max): 58mm, print width (max): 48mm, roll diameter (max): 40mm, speed (max): 102mm/sec, USB, Bluetooth, NFC, RAM: 32MB, Flash: 16MB, label sensor, includes: Power supply, power cord, belt clip, battery, QSG
 99-082A102-1002TSC TDM-20, 8 dots/mm (203dpi), RTC, USB, BT, WLAN, NFC
Mobile printer, direct thermal, 8 dots/mm (203dpi), media width (max): 58mm, print width (max.): 48mm, roll diameter (max.): 40mm, speed (max.): 102mm/sec, USB, Bluetooth, WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n), NFC, RAM: 32MB, Flash: 16MB, Real Time Clock, label sensor, includes: Power supply, power cord, belt clip, battery, QSG



Barcode Online Data Validator (ODV)

Online Data Validator (ODV) is an exclusive option for Printronix Auto ID. This unique bar code validation option scans each bar code as it is printed. If a barcode is incorrect, the label is automatically crossed out and a replacement label is printed. The ODV option is available as a kit and can be installed on-site by an authorized service representative. ODV-2D is used to validate 1D or 2D bar codes and is not available as a field option for the T8000. If you need to validate 2D bar codes, we recommend purchasing the ODV-2D.

Connectivity options

The T8000 printer comes standard with RS232 serial, USB, and 10/100 Base T Ethernet:

– WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) is compatible with PrintNet Enterprise. It can be installed at the factory or by an authorized service representative on site.

– The GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) module consists of both hardware and software. The hardware is the actual IO board that is installed in the printer, and the software is the GPIO Manager, which is part of the Printronix PrintNet Enterprise remote management software. The GPIO hardware is a printed circuit board with optically isolated inputs, outputs and relays. The GPIO software is both a printer-resident GPIO event parser and a PC-based GPIO manager that allows the user to define how the general-purpose IO hardware should behave for a given application.

– The parallel port can be used for connection from the host via the parallel cable.


Printronix Auto-ID printers come standard with the industry’s widest selection of emulations, including PGL, VGL, ZPL, TGL, IGL,IPL, STGL, DGL, IEGL, MGL. Additional emulation options include:

– Postscript/PDF – Supports the latest ERP systems and plug-n-play with native SAP drivers. This option allows you to expand your operational capabilities with a wide range of fonts and symbols to easily customize labels.

– IPDS – IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream.

– Telnet – The TN feature allows your printer to communicate with an IBM host over a network interface using the 5250/3270 data stream. This feature allows you to use an application generated for coax/twinax emulation to print over the network interface.

PrintNet Enterprise

PrintNet Enterprise (PNE) is a remote printer management utility that allows you to easily organize your Printronix printers into a single dashboard from which you can monitor and control your printers from any PC on the network. With PNE, you can remotely download configurations and firmware updates and generate reports for an entire fleet of printers. PNE is compatible with all Printronix Auto ID printers and is available free of charge.


Peel & Present

Peel & Present can be ordered factory installed, or the option can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date. Once installed, the printer can be configured to automatically peel and present each label.


TDM-20 data sheet

TDM-20 Datenblatt