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The Ap1300 represents the latest in compact printing technology. Despite the compact - hand held - size, this printer is packed with features. Our standard Ap1300 product features the RS232 serial port for simple connectivity. The robust design is further enhanced by options such as carry cases and mounting brackets.

Like all our Able printers, it comes with a revolutionary single-handed easy paper-load system.

Features at a Glance

Here are just some of the advantages our Ap1300 mini printer offers:

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  • Wearable, portable hands free printing for accelerated productivity
  • Intelligent battery life for optimal efficiency – up to one month on stand-by and 100 metres of print between re-charges!
  • Unique Single-handed easy paper-load system. No other printer is easier!
  • Utilising high performance print mechanisms for superb quality text and graphics
  • Thermal printing requires no ink providing increased cost efficiency
  • Simple connectivity through an industry standard RS232 Serial port

Ap1300 -Specification

Data Input

RS-232 Serial (RJ12 connector)

Wireless Data input


Print Method

Fixed head thermal mechanism

Print Speed

60mm/s (at 7.2V battery voltage); 50mm/s (typical)

Print Width


Dots Per Line (Graphics)


Paper Specification

Paper Roll Width: 57.0 +/- 0.5mm. Max Roll Diameter: 36mm (length: 14.5m - 16 meters)

Accepts paper rolls with or without a core. Paper Roll A05836TPRI

Print Width


Dots Per Line (Graphics)


Dot Spacing

8 dots/mm (vertical & horizontal)


Paper Out (Opto reflective) and Head Up (Mechanical)

Data Buffer

20 Kb



Baud Rate

Up to 57,600 (9600 Default)

Character Set

CP1252 and CP437 supplied as standard. Range of popular Code Pages available with up to 6 resident simultaneously (See note 1 of PDF download)

Number of Columns

12, 16, 21, 24, 42, 32 (Default) (See note 1 of PDF download)

Fonts (Dots)

7x24, 10x24 (Default) (See note 1 of PDF download)


47x92x108mm (HxWxL)


330g (Including batteries and full roll paper)

Power Supply Option

As standard the Ap1300 range is supplied with a shrink-wrapped re-chargeable battery pack (5 cell 6V NiMH), together with

an adapter to allow the use of primary cells. Note that chargers and data or power cables need to be ordered separately (see

below) or as part of a complete kit. Power supply options include:

  • BC1300: Universal i/p trickle charger
  • BC1300CLAHL: 12V/24V vehicle trickle charger


  • Ap1300BR01: Combined wall mounting bracket and belt clip
  • Ap1300D9: D9 to RJ12 data cable (with jack socket for alternative charging)
  • Ap1300BP01: Spare NiMH battery pack


Drivers available for Windows & Linux.

Temperature Range


Reliability - MCBF

108 print pulses or 50kms. >13 million print lines (Approx. 3,500 paper rolls)

Order an Ap1300 Sample Kit

If you would like to try out our Ap1300 mini printer model we can supply a sample kit on a 'sale or return' basis.

Each kit contains:

  • Printer & re-chargeable battery pack
  • Universal input trickle charger
  • Two paper rolls (approx. 16m in length)
  • Wall bracket/belt clip
  • Primary cell adapter
  • RS232 data cable
  • Data sheet

Simply contact us for further details.

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Need a bespoke solution?

As well as our unparalleled range of mini printers, printer mechanisms, accessories, interfaces and consumables we also offer a fully bespoke design and manufacture service to satisfy a considerable number of unique requests - ranging from simple software modifications through to custom built printers and complex and demanding engineering equipment that incorporates a printer. All designed to ensure that you have the printing solution that is exactly tailored to your requirements.