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Zebra LP / TLP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer.

Zebra LP / TLP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer

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Zebra LP / TLP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer Features

Overview of Zebra LP / TLP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer

A Powerful, Ultra-Compact Printer

One of the smallest in its class, the easy-to-use 2824 Plus desktop barcode printer tucks into your tightest work spaces and prints 2-inch-wide labels or receipts with best-in-class print speeds. The 2824 Plus includes Zebra Setup Utilities, which guides you through simple setup steps so you can get up and running quickly. It also includes an OpenACCESS™ design and clear media window for simple media loading and monitoring.

Better Performance, More Flexibility

A robust 32-bit RISC processor increases throughput and productivity with faster formatting and first label out. For greater flexibility and enhanced performance, choose from a variety of options like convenient peeler and cutter, and 64 MB Flash memory that lets you store and use more graphics and fonts. With co-resident EPL™ and ZPL® programming languages, the 2824 Plus works seamlessly with other Zebra printers, while serial/parallel/USB connectivity and optional 10/100 Ethernet allow easy system integration.

Ideal for These Applications

Great for anyone who needs an easy-to-use, reliable printer for space-constrained areas, the 2824 Plus can be used in a variety of printing applications, including:

Retail / Price marking, Coupon and receipt printing, Pharmacy prescription labeling

Healthcare / Specimen labeling, Patient tracking

Manufacturing / Light-industrial work-in-process and product labeling

Security / Visitor ID, Evidence tracking, Parking passes

Travel & Hospitality / Boarding passes, Bag tags, Ski lift tickets

Zebra LP / TLP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer Specifications

Printer Name

LP/TLP 2824 Plus

Standard Features

• Print methods: Thermal transfer (TLP) or direct thermal (LP)

• Programming language: EPL™ and ZPL® are standard

• Construction: Dual-wall frame, reinforced plastic

• OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading

• Quick and easy ribbon loading

• Auto calibration

• 32-bit RISC processor

• Reset button defaults to factory and/or network settings

• Unicode™ compliant

• Head up sensor

• Certified Microsoft® Windows® drivers

• Standard tear-off mode

• Serial port auto detection

Printer Specifications

• Print speed: Maximum 4”/102 mm per second

• Print width: 2.2”/56 mm• Print length: Maximum 39.0”/990 mm


• 203 dpi/8dots per mm


• 4 MB Flash, 8 MB SDRAM (standard)

• 64 MB Flash with real-time clock for a total of 68 MB (option)

Media Sensors

• Standard: Fixed reflective and transmissive sensors

Media Characteristics

• Media length: 0.38”/9.7 mm to 39”/990 mm

• Media width: 1.00”/25.4 mm to 2.36”/60 mm

• Media width w/ 2” Media Guide: 0.585”/15 mm to 1.44”/36.6 mm

• Maximum media roll size: 5”/127 mm O.D. on a 1.00”/25.4 mm, 1.5”/38 mm I.D. core

• Media thickness: 0.003”/0.08 mm to 0.007”/0.18 mm

• Media types: Roll-fed or fan-fed, die cut or continuous direct thermal labels with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, wristbands, and optional liner-free direct thermal media

Ribbon Characteristics (TLP only)

• Outside diameter: 1.36”/35 mm

• Standard length: 244’/74 m

• Ratio: 1:1 media to roll to ribbon

• Width: 1.33”/33.8 mm to 2.4”/58 mm

• Core (I.D.): 1.00”/25.4 mm, 1.5”/38 mm

Operating CharacteristicsEnvironmental

• Operating Temp: 40° F/5° C to 105° F/41° C

• Storage Temp: -40° F/-40° C to 140° F/60° C

• Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing R.H.

• Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing R.H.


Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAV, 50-60Hz

Agency Approvals

• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick

• Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN55022 Class-B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024

• Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950:1991 +A1 +A2 +A3 +A3 +A4, UL 60950 and C-UL, IRAM NOM, AAMI

Physical Characteristics

                                Direct Thermal          Thermal Transfer
Width: 4.37”/111 mm 5.3”/135 mm
Height: 6.75”/171 mm 7.0”/178 mm
Depth: 8.5”/216 mm 9.5”/241 mm
Weight: 2.7 lbs/1.2 kg 3.5 lbs/1.6 kg

• EPL—Line Mode support (LP 2824 Plus) enables format compatibility with legacy applications

Communication and Interface Capabilities

• Centronics® parallel (36 pin) connector ports

• RS-232 Serial with USB V1.1 interface

• 10/100 internal Ethernet with USB V1.1 (option)

Barcode SymbologiesZPL Barcode Symbologies

• Barcode Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1

• Linear barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)

• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF417, Code 49, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec

EPL Barcode Symbologies

• Linear barcodes: Code 39, Code 128A, B & C (User selectable/Auto), UCC/EAN-128, Code 93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-A with 2 and 5 add on, UPC-E with 2 and 5 add on, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN 13 with 2 and 5 add on, EAN 8 with 2 and 5 add on, Postnet (5, 9, 11, & 13 digit) Japanese Postnet, Plessey (MSI-1), MSI-3, German Post Code, and GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)

• 2-Dimensional: Maxicode (modes 2,3,4,6), PDF417, MacroPDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix, and Aztec


• 16 resident expandable ZPL fonts

• One resident scaleable ZPL font• Five resident expandable EPL2 fonts• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logosOptions and Accessories• Dispenser—label peel and present with label taken sensor• Cutter for use on the following media types with maximum thickness of 0.0007”/0.18 mm and minimum label length of 1.0”/25.4 mm:• Continuous paper—Most receipt or fax paper is generally acceptable• Label liner—Cuts on the liner only. Cutter should not be used to cut through labels as adhesives may cause jams• Tag stock—Tag stock is generally acceptable as long as it is no more than 0.07”/0.18 mm thickness• 10/100 internal Ethernet• 64 MB Flash memory with real-time clock• Media Adaptor Guide (LP only)—Supports wristband media• Font Packs—Asian and other international font kits• Liner-free Platen (LP only)—For use with liner-free media• KDU and KDU Plus—Keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications• ZBI 2.0 and ZBI-Developer—field installed


Getting Started

User’s Guides and Manuals