Mylox MLX-608 Interface PCB

The MLX-608 interfaces with the Fujitsu FTP628 (60mm wide paper), FTP638 (80mm wide paper) and Seiko LTPZ245 series of direct thermal miniprinter mechanisms.

A mechanism and interface combination would typically be selected for integration into oem equipment demanding; compact, low cost, low power, printer output. The use of such components inevitably demands more design and development than an external or even panel mounted printer but it becomes cost effective for larger volume production runs or where corporate branding or identity is paramount to the aesthetics of the final product.

Thermal printers would be selected over their impact dot matrix equivalents where faster speed, higher resolution, greater reliability, lower cost and quiet operation is demanded.


MLX-608 interface board

Features & Benefits

  • Compact size - easily fits into mobile equipment
  • RS232 Interface with adjustable baud rate - compatible with most systems
  • Option of USB or Bluetooth interface - compatible with new designs
  • Alternative control codes - direct replacement for legacy equipment
  • Powered by a single DC supply - for low cost, simple installation
  • Adjustable printing speed - allows the flexibility of achieving low power or high speed operation
  • Connections for status LED and paper feed push button - for enhanced user feedback & control


  • For integration into oem equipment requiring; compact, low cost, low or battery power and quality output onto thermal paper rolls or labels (including linerless stock).
  • Thermal mechanisms offer higher speed and reliability than impact mechanisms yet due to economies of scale they are usually cheaper!

MLX-608 Specifications

Mechanisms Supported Fujitsu FTP-628, Seiko LTPZ245 Fujitsu FTP-638 series Fujitsu FTP-628, Seiko LTPZ245
Characters per line 24, 30, 42cpl (selectable) 32, 48, 64 cpl (selectable) 24, 30, 42cpl (selectable) 20 cpl
Character Size 30x12, 30x10, 30x8 pixels
Dimensions (WxDxH) 65 x 43 x 13mm
Interface Serial RS-232C
Bluetooth option
USB Parallel
Barcodes UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8, CODE39, Int 2 of 5, CODE128 (other barcodes available) N/A
Data Buffer > 4K bytes
Operating Voltage 4.5 to 8.5 V DC 5V DC
Power Consumption Max 3.0A
Operating Temperature 0 to 50°C