Printers for RPC-80

Redpost RPC-80 printer/chargers require a commercial off the shelf printer to enable direct printing. This page should make it easier to select a compatible printer for your RPC-80, however if you are having trouble finding a printer, Redpost is able to supply printers that have been tested for compatibility.

USB vs Centronics

Current RPC-80 printer/chargers have a USB port to connect to a printer, however older models were shipped with a Centronics port. Centronics printers are still available , however manufacturers are only producing a handful of models which tend to be higher cost. The list below has a selection of compatible Centronics printers, however you may wish to consider replacing your RPC-80 with a newer USB version.

Printer Command Language

Through the lifetime of the RPC-80 several different printer languages have been supported, however the only one that is currently supported is PCL. If you have an older RPC-80 with a Centronics port then you may need a firmware upgrade before using a PCL printer.

Types of PCL

The RPC-80 uses only a subset of PCL commands and the minimum version of PCL supported by the RPC-80 is PCL3.

However the following versions are also compatible:
  • PCL3+
  • PCL3c
  • PCL4
  • PCL5
  • PCL5c
  • PCL5e
  • PCL5 enhanced
  • PCL6 (Standard)
Not Compatible:
  • PCL3 GUI
  • PCL3 enhanced
  • PCL6 Enhanced
  • PCL XL

Manufacturers

HP

HP No longer manufactures any compatible printers. Although technically compatible they will not work with the RPC-80. Older printers manufactured by HP may be compatible.

Lexmark

Older Lexmark USB printers are only compatible with version 'V' or greater of the RPC-80 firmware. Centronics printers from Lexmark should be compatible with version 'q' of the older RPC-80.

Printer List

Samsung M2825ND
Name Model PCL Connectivity Price
TESTED Samsung M2825ND M2825ND PCL6 / PCL5e USB 87 Online
NOT TESTED Samsung M3320 ProXpress M3320 PCL6 / PCL5e USB 78 Online
Brother HL2250DN
Name Model PCL Connectivity Price
NOT TESTED Brother HL-L2365DW HL-L2365DW PCL6 USB 105 Online
NOT TESTED Brother HL-5340DL HL-5340DL PCL6 Parallel (IEEE 1284), USB 2.0 Parallel (IEEE 1284), USB 2.0 98 Online
Xerox Phaser 3600
Name Model PCL Connectivity Price
NOT TESTED Xerox Phaser 3260 3260V/DNI PCL 5e emulation, PCL 6 emulation USB 102 Online
Lexmark MS310
Name Model PCL Connectivity Price
TESTED Lexmark MS310d MS-310d  PCL 5e Emulation PCL 6 Emulation PostScript 3 Emulation  Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel USB 2.0 Specification Hi-Speed Certified (Type B)  Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel USB 2.0 Specification Hi-Speed Certified (Type B) 115 Online
Lexmark MS310dn MS-310dn  PCL 5e Emulation PCL 6 Emulation PostScript 3 Emulation  Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel USB 2.0 Specification Hi-Speed Certified (Type B) Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45), also works with 1000Base-T   Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel USB 2.0 Specification Hi-Speed Certified (Type B) Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45), also works with 1000Base-T  146 Online
WARNING some Lexmark printers may not be compatible with RPC-80s below firmware revision 'V'.
If you have trouble sourcing one of the above printers please contact us.

The information in this table has been generated from sources made available from manufacturers and has not been checked for accuracy. Prices are gathered from online sources and may be promotional, Redpost cannot sell these printers at this price.
Printers listed here are technically compatible with Redpost equipment based on their advertised specifications, but unless specifically mentioned above no testing has been performed to confirm compatibility.
The above printers were advertised as available in the UK market on the date the list was generated, however printers may be discontinued at any time.
If buying outside of the UK care should be taken to ensure the specifications are the same as those listed above, as manufacturers may vary the specification of printers internationally even if the printer has the same name.