Custom FT190II Panel Printer **DISCONTINUED**

UPDATE: May 2022 - Custom have announced the end of life (eol) of the FT190 range of thermal panel printers. There are currently no directly equivalent products from other manufacturers with this form factor. Please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we might offer assistance with your redesign to accommodate an alternative device.

The Custom FT190II is similar to their FH190 Impact Panel Printer but with a modern, thermal printer mechanism instead. This makes it an ideal fit for upgrading legacy FH190 applications to benefit from the advantages of silent, high speed, high reliability printing.


Custom FT190II Panel printer

Features & Benefits

  • Panel Mounted Thermal Printer
  • Shallow form factor - ideal for alarm & security panels
  • Clamshell paper loading - for easy front paper loading
  • 57mm paper width, 50mm diameter - popular, readily obtainable consumables
  • Metal mounting clamp - for secure fixing
  • 1K byte data buffer - to assist with data transfer
  • European, International, Portuguese & Nordic fonts - for global markets
  • RS232 or Centronics Parallel (option) interface - compatible with legacy equipment
  • Nominal 5V DC powered (4 to 7.5V) - ideal for battery powered portable equipment
  • Extended power range version (9 to 40VDC) - ideal for industrial panels or vehicle mounting
  • 0 to +50°C operating range - for use in standard environments

FT190II Specifications

Printing System Direct Thermal Clamshell load
Case Colour(s) Black
Cutting System Integral Tear bar
Media Thermal Rolls: Paper, Die cut continuous Label
Paper width 57mm
Roll Diameter 50mm
Roll Length 30m (Note *1)
Paper thickness 0.055 to 0.060mm
Characters per line 24 & 40 emulation
Resolution 203 dpi, 8 dots/mm
Print width 48mm, 144 or 240 dots
Printing speed 30mm/sec
Dimensions (WxHxD) 119 x 119 x 55mm
Panel Cutout (WxH) 112 x 112mm
Panel Thickness 5.5mm max
Depth behind max panel (Note *2) 40mm
Weight (without paper) 362g
Interfaces Serial RS-232C or Centronics parallel
Sensors Paper end
Power Requirement 4 to 7.5VDC 9 to 40VDC
Print head life 50km
Operating temperature 0~+50°C


  • LogoMake - Windows utility to edit graphic logos & load them into flash memory
  • FontMake - Windows utility to make or edit fonts & load them into flash memory
  • UpgCePrn - Utility to update printer firmware
  • DriverManager - Windows utility to manage/remove Custom printer drivers