The NEW RuggedJet 4230BL, robust mobile printing for up to 4” labels, tags, and receipts, featuring Bluetooth® wireless technology.
The RuggedJet 4230BL mobile label and receipt printer raises the industry standard with a smart new way to manage and deploy printers, housing design and market leading technology, performance, ruggedness and connectivity. This amazingly fast and rechargeable, portable printing solution is designed to meet the needs of the busy mobile workforce. Print labels, tags, invoices, quotes, receipts, and more on the spot, with convenient Bluetooth connectivity that helps save valuable time.
- Compact. Significantly smaller than its predecessor
- Rugged. Ultra-rugged construction (6.88 ft. drop protection) with reinforced parts and molded rubber housing engineered for improved toughness and drop protection (IP54 certified for dust and moisture)
- Powerful. Enhanced print speeds of up to 5ips, industry leading battery life with real time battery status indicator
- Easy to Use. Simple loading, one-touch pairing, and remote updates and configuration with free Mobile Deploy app
- Smart Li-ion Battery. Industry leading battery life to last a full day shift and indicator for a true know
- Clear. Up to 203dpi resolution
- Versatile. Prints receipts and labels from 2″ to 4″ wide from convenient drop-in rolls
- Fonts. 14 Bitmap and 4 Outline Fonts (internal), with downloadable font manager
- Connectable. USB 2.0 and Bluetooth technology interfaces
- Compatible. Windows®, iOS®, and Android™ compatibility
- Optional Accessories. Extra batteries, shoulder strap, belt clip, vehicle mount, in-vehicle DC adapter, 4-bay battery charger, and more
- Guarantee. Industry-leading 2-year “Premier” comprehensive warranty
|Printing Technology||Direct Thermal|
|Print Resolution||203 dpi|
|Maximum Printing Speed||5 ips (127mm/sec.)|
(W x H x D)
|6.02″ x 6.26″ x 2.68″|
(153 mm x 159 mm x 68 mm)
|Weight with Battery||1.87lbs (850g)|
|User Interface||1 LED with Four Buttons, Mono LCD wtih Back Light|
|Memory||RAM: 256MB / Flash: 64MB (available 42MB)|
|Print Width – Max||4.09″ (104 mm)|
|Roll Width – Max/Min||4.45″ (113mm) / 1.77″ (45mm)|
|Maximum Roll Diameter||2.28″ (58mm)|
|Brother Genuine Media||Receipts: Non-coated, Top-coated; Weatherproof / Labels: Top-coated|
|Drop Protection||6.88′ (2.1m) (Under Brother Standard Test Environment)|
|Barcodes||Linear: Linear: CODE 39, Intlv 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC and EAN extension, CODABAR, CODE 128, GS1-128(UCC/EAN 128), Postnet, GS1 Databar (RSS14, RSS14 Stacked, RSS14 Truncation, RSS14 Stacked Omnidirection), GS1 Databar (RSS Limited), GS1 Databar (RSS Expanded, RSS Expanded Stacked), Code93, MSI/Plessey, Intelligent Mail Barcode|
2-Dimensional: QR Code (model 1, model 2, micro QR), Maxi code, PDF417 (Standard, Truncate), MicroPDF417, Data Matrix (Square, Rectangular), Aztec Code
|OS Support||Drivers: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008/ 2008R2, Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2/ 2016|
SDKs: Android™ 4.0.3 or later; iOS® 7 or later
|Printer Languages||Raster, ESC/P, P-touch Template|
|Emulations||ZPL emulation, CPCL (CPCL page print mode / CPCL line print mode)|
|Interface ||USB Ver.2.0 (Full Speed) (mini-B type), Bluetooth Ver. 4.2, MFi, NFC Paring|
|Resident Fonts||14 Bitmap, 4 Outline Fonts (Internal), Downloadable with Font Manager|
|Battery Life||300 charge cycles (to 50% battery capacity)|
|Charging Time||4 Hours (full charge)|
|Power Options||Rechargeable Li-ion Smart Battery, AC Adapter, DC Vehicle Adapter|
|Options/Accessories*||Rechargeable Li-ion battery, shoulder strap, vehicle mount, 1-bay battery expandable charger, DC vehicle adapter, AC adapter, USB cable|
Smart Battery: PA-BT-006
The smart battery tracks each individual battery’s use and reports the estimated life of the battery using the printer display. Upon power-up of the printer will display a message describing the life status of the battery as excellent, great, poor, and very poor. During normal operation the estimated life is displayed in 25% increments in the form of vertical dots.
Battery Charger: PA-BC-003
The battery charger charges and individual battery outside of the printer, by simply dropping it in and latching into the charger. It is powered by the same power adapter used to charge the battery while in the printer. The charger is also expandable up to four chargers using a single power adapter. The chargers individually interlock making them a single unit. Power is interconnected using a short power cable between each charger that is hidden under the chargers. The chargers can also be wall mounted to save counter space. See the detailed instructions included with the battery charger for proper use and mounting.
Roll Holder Stop
The roll holder stop is a simple adhesive tab that prevents the roll holder from closing. It is ideal for minimizing the distance you must expand the roll holder when loading the media roll. Install the roll holder stop at a width slightly less than the width of your media. Do not use the roll holder stop if you intend to use narrower media, because it will prevent the roll holders from holding the narrower roll. The roll holder stop is included with the printer.
The belt clip allows you to carry the printer on your belt. It easily installs on the printer by snapping on the metal bar located on the top backside of the printer and it simply slides on and clips onto your belt. The belt clip is included with the printer.
USB Strain Relief Clip
The USB strain relief clip prevents the USB cable from being pulled out of the printer and reduces the chance of damaging the printer’s USB connector. It is ideally used when the printer is tethered to the host using a USB cable. The Brother adapter cable (p/n: US8002501) is needed to use the USB strain relief clip. To use it you install the adapter cable, install the clip and install the securing screw.
Printer Mount and Carry Options
Through the Freedom Architecture signature feature, Brother and our alliance partners offer a wide range of mounts and carry cases to make you more mobile while protecting your printers. Get the freedom to print virtually any way and anywhere. Explore the solutions here.
For more information about additional accessories, email us at [email protected]
Brother Mobile Solutions offers a wide variety of genuine Brother media for RuggedJet 4 mobile printers, including uncoated, coated, and weatherproof receipt paper, in addition to label media. Custom pre-printed media can be ordered with a company logo or custom design. All media for these printers is on convenient drop-in rolls to make changing supplies easy and fast.
Compatible consumables for RJ4230BL are 100% backwards compatible with the existing RJ4000 media.
Receipt Paper (4″ wide)
- Standard (Uncoated) Receipt Paper
- Premium (Top-coated) Receipt Paper
- Weatherproof Receipt Paper
Label Rolls (die-cut media)
- 4″x1″ Labels
- 4″x2″ Labels
- 4″x3″ Labels
- 4″x4″ Labels
- 4″x6″ Labels
Custom sizes and materials with art are available. Please contact us for information on additional supply options, or to receive a quote for custom media.