Cardinal P225 Thermal Label Printer

The P225 printer is an easy-to use, high-quality solution for many applications that require a fast and accurate printing option. This space-saving direct thermal label printer is designed to work with the D series price computing scales. The P225 is also compatible with all Cardinal weight indicators and DETECTO food service scales with RS232 serial connectivity. The P225’s clamshell design provides easy access to media for cleaning and installation. This printer is capable of printing a variety of labels up to 2-inches wide. Labels print at speeds of up to 5 inches per second at 203 DPI. The P225 is capable of printing a variety of graphics and logos through the printer software or Cardinal Scale’s nControl label software. Graphics, bar codes, and logos may be stored on the printer’s microSD flash memory up to 4 GB (microSD card not included). Label rolls available from DETECTO.



  • Model: P225
  • Resolution: 8 dots / mm (203 DPI)
  • Printing Method: Direct thermal
  • Max. Print Speed: 127 mm (5 in) / second
  • Max. Print Width: 54 mm (2.13 in)
  • Max. Print Length: 2,286 mm (90 in)
  • Overall Dimensions: 4.3 in (W) x 6.8 in (H) x 8.3 in (D) / 109.2 mm (W) x 172.7 mm (H) x 210.8 mm (D)
  • Weight: 2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
  • Label Roll Capacity: 5 in (12.7 cm)
  • Processor: 32-bit RISC CPU
  • Memory: 4 MB Flash memory, 8 MB SDRAM, MicroSD card reader for Flash memory expansion, up to 4 GB
  • Interface: RS232 (for scale connectivity), USB 2.0 (for configuration only)
  • Power: External universal switching power supply, Input: AC 100-240V, 1A, 47-63Hz, Output: DC 24V, 2.08A, 50W
  • Switch, Button, LED: 1 power switch, 1 feed button, & 1 LED (3 Colors: green, amber, & red)
  • Sensors: Transmissive gap sensor, Black mark reflective sensor (position adjustable), and Head open sensor
  • Internal Fonts: 8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts, Monotype Image® true type font engine with one CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed scalable font
  • Printer Language: TSPL-EZ ™
  • Media Type: Continuous, die-cut, black mark, fan-fold, and notched
  • Media Width: 0.59 in – 2.36 in (15-60 mm)
  • Media Thickness: 2.36 – 7.48 mil (0.06 – 0.19 mm)
  • Media Core Diameter: 1 in – 1.5 in (25.4 mm – 38 mm)
  • Label Length: 0.39 in – 90 in (10 – 2,286 mm)
  • Environment Condition: Operation: 41° F to 104° F (5° C to 40° C); 25 – 85% non-condensing; Storage: -40° F to 140° F (-40° C to 60° C); 10 – 90% non-condensing
  • Safety Regulation: FCC Class B, CE Class B, C-Tick Class B, UL, CUL, TUV/Safety, CCC, ENERGY STAR®
  • Environmental Concern: Comply with RoHS, WEEE
  • Included Accessories: Windows labeling software CD disk, Quick start guide, USB cable, Power cord, External universal switching power supply
  • UPC Code: 809161202502
  • Optional Labels: DETECTO part no. 7100-0026 (1,135 labels per roll)
  • Optional Serial Cable: DETECTO part no. 7100-0025 (for connecting with D series scales with RS232 serial port)
  • Enclosure: Clamshell design with wall mount holes at bottom cover


  • Compact Footprint
  • Compatible With DETECTO’s D Series Price Computing Scales via an RS232 Cable
  • Connectivity is Simple via RS232 Serial Port
  • Label Rolls are Quick and Easy to Install for Fast Reloading
  • Label Rolls Available from DETECTO
  • MicroSD Flash Memory up to 4 GB
  • Print Width of 2 Inches
  • Stores Fonts and Graphics for Printing Logos and Graphics Through Printer Software

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