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Datamax-O’Neil 8i

The 8i printer generates high-quality, full size, multi-part customer invoices, receipts, load reports, transfers and other documents for route accounting applications at the point of delivery.

Datamax-O’Neil’s unique design makes the 8i rugged enough to be used either in the front seat of a delivery vehicle or carried into a receiving area. Holding up to 200 sheets of 8.5” x 11” or A4 paper, the exclusive paper feed design of the 8i literally eliminates paper jams and allows the maximum amount of paper in a small footprint.

The versatile 8i can be powered by your vehicle’s 12-volt system without a voltage adapter, or it can be used remotely with an internal battery pack. The 8i has enough power to print up to 201-11” invoices on a single battery charge, at a speed of 270 cps.

pecs at-a-glance:

  • Full page dot matrix printer
  • 3.0” [76.2mm] minimum, 8.5"/A4 maximum media width range
  • Paper capacity of up to 200 sheets
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity

Features and Benefits:

The 8i has many outstanding features that offer equally outstanding benefits. Below is a brief list of the features and the benefits you will experience using the 8i printer.

Great battery capacity gives the 8i enough power to print up to 201 – 11” invoices on a single battery charge, at a speed of 270 cps

Easy to load and unload paper reducing driver training and enhancing reliability

No paper jams! Datamax-O’Neil created a unique paper feed design that literally eliminates paper jams

Mobility - Operates from a vehicle’s 12-volt power system, no expensive voltage adapters are needed

Versatile mounting options allow mounting wherever needed – from a bulkhead/wall to the dashboard/console

Optional Bluetooth connectivity eliminates the need for mobile workers to return to their vehicle to print invoices

Flash Memory - We pioneered the use of Flash memory that allows you to change fonts and functions simply by connecting the printer to a computer

We Speak your Language - In cooperation with Bitstream® fonts, any international character set can be added

Rugged and reliable, the 8i is engineered throughout to endure even the most punishing portable applications


Rugged design – The unbreakable double-walled polyethylene case protects the 8i from everyday jolts and road bumps, and its rock solid print mechanism is proven to provide years of service where other printers fail.

Reliable performance – In today’s tough economic times, you can’t afford to buy printers that fail. The 8i comes with Datamax-O’Neil’s legendary reliability and a full one-year standard warranty.

Increased productivity – Using a reliable printer means your operation will run smoothly without downtime. The 8i offers easy-to-load/unload paper to reduce driver training and enhances reliability.

Product Specification:

8i Printer Specification

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