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Ithaca 280-S9-DG 280 Thermal Receipt Printer

  • Direct Thermal
  • Auto-Cutter
  • 9-pin Serial Interface
  • Interface Cable Sold Separately
  • Dark Gray

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Ithaca 280

Ithaca 280 Series Receipt Printer

With its large drop-in paper rolls, the Ithaca® 280 thermal receipt printer is ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, and built to thrive in challenging POS environments.

It's ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, and we currently have 1.5 million of them humming in retail, banking and hospitality locations worldwide. The Ithaca® 280 thermal receipt printer thrives in challenging POS environments – thanks to a host of practical, real-world features based directly on feedback from our customers. It’s one of our most popular printers, by far.


Full Features at Blazing Speed

Ithaca 280
  • Ready to configure and integrate with your system
  • Protected internal power supply
  • Thermal receipt printing at blazing speed - 8 inches per second
  • Prints crisp, clear receipts and promotions with bold graphics in one or two colors
  • Extra large drop-in paper roll maximizes uptime
  • Vertically mounted PC board defies spills


Ithaca 280
  • Print Speed: Up to 203mm/sec. (8 in. per second)
  • Auto-Cutter: Partial Cut
  • Metal tear off
  • Simple Drop-in Loading of Receipt Paper
  • Cash Drawer Drivers: Dual with Status (RJ12)
  • Available Emulations: Ithaca/IBM (PcOS®) (80PLUS, POSjet 1000, Model 151), Epson* (ESC/POS, TM-T90, TM-T8II/III, TM-U200, TM-U300), Axiohm* (7193/94/95), Microline, Star*
  • APA Bit Map Graphics
  • 67 Language Code Pages
  • Data Buffer - 8K (adjustable)
  • Up to 1MB RAM for a User-defined Character Set or Bit-image
  • 8MB Non-volatile Flash Buffer for Multiple Character Set, Bit-images and Electronic Journal
  • Unicode Support via Downloadable Font (Download Utility Available)
  • Page Mode Capability
  • Self Diagnostics
  • Bar Codes—Code 39, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A and UPC-E, Codabar, EAN8 and EAN13, Code 128, PDF417
  • Buzzer under application control
  • Paper Out Indicator
  • Standard Warranty: Three Years (Extended Maintenance Plan Available)
*Licensed Command Firmware available as an option.

Printing Characteristics

Resolution (Horizontal and Vertical): 8 dots per mm (203 DPI)
Print zone Width: 2.83 in. (72mm)
Print speed (2-color): 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)
Print speed (mono): 8 inches per second (203mm/sec)
8 lines per inch: 64 lines per second
6 lines per inch: 48 lines per second
Pitch (characters per inch)/
Maximum (characters per line)
15.6/44, 20.3/57
All pitches are scalable up to eight (8) times horizontally or vertically. Any mix of characters including scaling, reverse video, and rotated on the same line.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions (W x D x H): 6.25 x 8.5 x 5.87"
Dimensions (W x D x H): 159 x 216 x 150mm
Weight: 4.2lbs (1.9kg)
Shipping Weight: 5.6lbs (2.54kg)

Printer Drivers

USB, Windows™ 95/98/2000/Me/XP, NT 4.0, OPOS, Vista


  • Adjustable paper low sensor
  • Spill-resistant cover
  • Wall mount kit
  • Light gray or dark gray cabinetry
  • Extended maintenance plan

Learn more about the Ithaca iTherm 280


iTherm 280
Dark Gray


Print Technology
Print Speed
203 mm / sec
Max Resolution(B&W)
203 dpi
Fonts Included
Unicode Support via Downloadable Font (Download Utility Available)
Barcode Type
Code 39, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A and UPC-E, Codabar, EAN8 and EAN13, Code 128, PDF417

Media Handling

Media Type
Monochrome or 2-color thermal paper

Paper Roll (one ply thermal receipt)
Media sizes supported
Width: 58 or 80 mm (2.29 or 3.15 in.)

Diameter: 100 mm (4.0 in.)

Thickness: .06 mm to .09 mm (.0025 in. to .0035 in.)




Windows Compatible
Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP

Dimensions & Weight

8.5" x 6.25" x 5.87"
4.2 lbs.
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