Tharo Gemini 2

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Gemini 2 label printer
590 5343 GEMINI/ GEMINI 2/ APOLLO 3 - 203dpi Printhead
5905343 KPT-104-8MPF1 (New)

Retired, no longer available: Contact for alternatives

Printhead leveling, adjustment, cleaning and replacement is a snap!

EASY RIBBON AND LABEL LOADING, PRINTS ON ALL TYPES OF MEDIA:GEMINI 2's simple side-loading design eliminates tiresome threading. Print labels on a variety of materials including polyester, mylar, vinyl, polypropylene and tamper-evident label stock.

FLEXIBLE SENSOR DESIGN:The moveable "see through" or reflective sensor is ideal for sensing any type of media, including tag stock with a black sensing mark, circles and elipses.

ADDING-ON OPTIONS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!Unlike many printers, adding options like a tear plate, cutter, external rewind and present sensor is extremely easy with the GEMINI 2. A simple turn of a lever is all that is required.

OPTIONAL INTERNAL REWIND:Our patented mechanism for attaching media to the internal rewind is faster and easier than any internal rewind you've ever used!

FASTEST TIME TO FIRST LABEL IN THE INDUSTRY - a high speed parallel interface combined with bi-directional communications provides exceptionally quick time to first label when using TrueType fonts.

DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR WINDOWS SO YOU CAN PRINT LABELS AROUND THE WORLD!GEMINI 2 was designed and built to work only with Microsoft Windows operating system. This allows you to create product identification and bar code labels in many languages including; Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Japanese and Russian, as well as many Eastern European languages.

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION, SUPERIOR ENGINEERING - GEMINI 2 was designed with all-metal cabinetry and fewer moving parts to provide dependable performance under demanding conditions with lower long-term costs. Have you technicians check out GEMINI 2...they will appreciate what they see!

GEMINI IS FLEXIBLE, WITH OR WITHOUT SOFTWARE!GEMINI 2 comes with Tharo's exclusive Windows print driver which allows printing from almost any Windows application, including MS Word, Write, Wordpad, Access, Lotus Approach, Paradox, dBASE, Visual Basic and many more. This means you can create bar code labels from the applications you already have, without special programming, or proprietary command languages. Additionally, you have the flexibility of using label design software like our own EASYLABEL and EASYLABEL EXPRESS should you applications require it.

IMPECCABLE PRINT QUALITYworks with all the available TrueType fonts and Windows graphics so you can create dramatic labels with impeccable print quality.

WINDOWS CONTROL PANEL - GEMINI 2 is so completely integrated with the Windows environment that most printer control (beyond power on/off) is done by a simple mouse-click within the GEMINI 2 on-screen Control Panel. A Messaging System with audio warning signals keeps you informed of your printer status conveniently on your PC screen!

YOU WON'T FIND GEMINI 2 ANYWHERE ELSE: GEMINI 2 is the result of a technical joint venture between Tharo Systems, Inc., of the United States and CAB of Karlsruhe, Germany, and our combined knowledge in engineering and manufacturing high quality labeling products.

SUPPORTS ALL POPULAR BAR CODES- supports all the popular bar codes, including UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 128 and Interleaved 2 of 5, as well as two-dimensional symbologies like PDF417.

Printer Type:
Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer
Printer Speed:
2" (50mm) - 4" (100mm) per second
203 dots per inch (8 dots/mm)
Bar Code Narrow Element:
5 mil minimum "X" dimension in picket fence or ladder orientations.
Print Width:
1" (25mm) min.; 4.09" (104mm) max.
Print Length:
.3" (8mm) min.; 12" (300mm) max.
Media Width:
1" (25mm) min.; 4.5" (114mm) max.
Media Type:
Roll-fed, die-cut, continuous or fan-fold labels, tags or tickets;
most direct thermal or thermal transfer materials
Media Thickness:
.0024" to .01" (.06 to .25mm)
Supply Roll:
8" (200mm) maximum outside diameter on cores from 1.57" to 3" (40mm to 75mm)
Media Sensing:
"See-through" for die-cut labels; bottom reflective for black stripe sensing; horizontally adjustable from .12" (3mm) to 2.20" (56mm)
1" (25mm) core diameter with 3" (75mm) outside diameter;
1182' (360m) maximum length; industry standard widths
Bar Codes (built into the driver):
Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, EAN 8, EAN 13, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, PDF417 POSTNET, UPC A, UPC E, UPC/EAN add on 2 digit, UPC/EAN add on 5 digit, UCC 128
All fonts available with Microsoft Windows
Font Expansion:
Dependent on font selected, as supported by Microsoft Windows
Character Set:
All character sets supported by Microsoft Windows
Graphics Support:
All monochrome graphic types supported by Microsoft Windows
Format Rotation:
Portrait and Landscape, Reverse Portrait & Reverse Landscape
LED Power Light;
Steady for Power-On, Slow Blink for Pause and Fast Blink for Error Condition
Peripheral Port:
15-pin Sub-D socket for optional Cutter or Present Sensor / Peel Edge
Gemini Control Panel Application:
Provides on-screen buttons to control printer operation including; Pause, Form Feed, Cancel, Test Print, Change Port, Firmware and Software Versions, Printer Status, Printer Setup, Replace Printhead and Inches Counter.
Internal RAM 256KB
Parallel - Centronics interface with a transfer speed of up to 70,000 bytes per second.
Power Source:
Switchable between 115 V 60 Hz or 230 V 50 Hz
3.15 AT (at 115V) or 1.6 AT (at 230V)
Temp 50-95F (10-35C) at 10-85% humidity
10.6"H x 9.8"W x 18"D (270H x 250W x 456D mm)
24 lbs (11 kg)
Agency Listings:
Built to TUV-GS and CE safety standards; complies with FCC Class A emissions standards

Stand-alone label creation software package for IBM-PC or compatibles running Microsoft Windows. Provides extensive, advanced label formatting functions.
Internal Rewinder:
1.57" (40mm) core diameter; roll diameter up to 5.71" (145mm)
External Rewinder:
1.57" (40mm) standard core; 3" (75mm) core adapters included;
Roll diameter up to 8" (200mm)
Can rewind labels inside or outside
Present Sensor / Peel Edge:
Used for on-demand label dispensing;
connects to 15-pin peripheral port for control and power
Maximum thickness .01" (.25mm);
connects to 15-pin peripheral port for control and power

Part No.DescriptionList Price
5530682Rewind Guide Plate (Included with Internal Rewind) (Extra Plate)40.00
5534375Present Sensor with Peel Edge95.00
5560465External Rewind with Attachment Plate795.00
10410Parallel Cable25.00
9008092Operator's Manual (Included No Charge) extra manuals50.00
9908083Maintenance ManualN/A
CABKITPrinter Repair Tool Kit410.00
CT40KPrinthead Cleaning Kits30.00
5905343Replacement Printhead350.00
GEM2SC12 Month Service Contract379.00
GEM2HSC12 Month Hot Spare Contract758.00


Tharo Service Contracts are available for 12 month periods. They can be purchased when printers are originally purchased or at anytime during the standard factory warranty. The extended warranty period will begin when the factory warranty expires. Service contracts may also be purchased for units no longer under factory warranty; however, inspection of the unit at Tharo Systems, Inc. may be required. The original warranty period is for 1 year (365 days) from date of shipment by Tharo Systems. The Hot Spare contract includes the replacement of one (1) printhead per contract year. All prices are subject to change and are reflective of the cost of replacement parts. Inspection is required prior to the issue of a Service Contract if the warranty has expired.

Service Contracts cover all labor, material and surface transportation charges to return the product to customers within the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. (Printhead warranty of 1 year (365 days) on original printhead applies to printers shipped after February 1, 1998. Otherwise, regular warranty of 6 months or 1,000,000 linear inches of use applies.) All shipping costs, custom clearances and other related charges outside this area are not covered by the Service Contract. Hot Spare Contract covers same day, overnight shipment of a replacement printer. (If notified no later than 11:30 AM EST.)

Prices F.O.B. Brunswick, Ohio. Prices subject to change without notice.