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Zebra LP 2844

The LP 2844 direct thermal desktop label printer expands Zebra's 28-Series product family, offering 4-inch (10 cm) print-width capability. This model ...

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Review of "Zebra LP 2844"

published 18/03/2010 | jceaser1954
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Excellent
Pro easy to set up and install, space saver, 1 year warranty, low energy consumption, quick print
Cons Doesn't come with an interface cable, sensor is not adjustable,
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"Is it worth the price?"

We bought this direct thermal printer about a year and a half ago (2008) when we signed up for a postal service provided by Royalmail and the sofware that came with it required the use of a thermal printer and the Zebra LP 2844 came very highly recommended for printing the postal labels with bar codes.

When we first checked the prices from major retailers of this prices we thought the price was rather high between £200 - £350 for the petit thermal printer. So we did a search on the internet and we managed to get one from 'am LABELS' for under £200. Before making the purchase, i rang them to find out more about this printer and i got a very great service and since they offer a free next day delivery for this purchase, i thought it couldn't get better than this so i ordered it.

Setting this printer up was rather easy, even though the printer came with an installation disc, we downloaded one from the manufacturer's website since that provided a lot more options than the drivers on the disc. In all, it took about 15 minutes to complete the set up and installation including the test prints.

So far, we haven't had a single problem with this printer since we started using it and we've been using it nearly every day but i must add we do low volume printing which is what this printer is for. It is also ideal for producing addresses, product identification and direct mail labels.

According to the manufacturer the print speed is up to 102mm per second but for us, most of our print outs has always been next to instant once the print command is issued.

Using the printer for more than a year with no problems, i would recommend it.

The one thing that didn't come with our printer was either a USB or Parallel interface cable so had to buy one as an option which sells between £2 and £5.

Also, the price of the printer seemed to have crept up a bit over the past year.

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Product Information : Zebra LP 2844

Manufacturer's product description

The LP 2844 direct thermal desktop label printer expands Zebra's 28-Series product family, offering 4-inch (10 cm) print-width capability. This model provides a sturdy double-walled case design, and comes equipped with a new-generation of controller board, motor and power supply that drive the 2844 at a print speed of 4 inches (10 cm) per second! An improved print head provides 203dpi resolution with enhanced print quality, and the choice of direct thermal or thermal transfer printing technology ensures greater flexibility in supporting a broad variety of labeling applications. The supported barcodes are: Code 39, Extended Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 UCC, Code 128 Autoselect, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, UPC Shipping container code, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on, UCC/EAN-128, Postnet, German Postal Code, Maxi Code, PDF-417/Macro PDF, QR Code.

Product Details

Product Description: Zebra LP 2844 - label printer - monochrome - direct thermal

Printer Type: Label printer - direct thermal - monochrome

Form Factor: Desktop

Weight: 1.3 kg, 1.4 kg, 1.5 kg

Max Media Size (Standard): Roll (10.8cm), Roll (11.4 cm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 108 mm x 279 mm, 108 mm, 114 mm

Print Speed: Up to 102 mm/sec - B/W, Up to 102 mm/sec - max speed, Up to 102 mm/sec - max speed - Roll (10.8cm)

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 203 dpi

Interface: Parallel, USB, serial

RAM Installed ( Max ): 256 KB ( 512 KB ), 512 KB ( 512 KB ) - SDRAM, 512 KB ( 512 KB ), 256 KB ( 512 KB ) - SDRAM, 512 KB, 256 KB ( 512 KB ) - SRAM

Flash Memory Installed (Max): 512 KB ( 1 MB ), 1 MB ( 1 MB ), ( 1 MB ), 1 MB

Media Type: Perforated labels, Labels, Labels, continious forms, name tags cards, Labels, continious forms, Labels, continious forms, name tags cards, fanfold paper, Labels, continious forms, receipt paper, fanfold paper, tag stock, Labels, continious forms, name tags cards, linerless labels, fanfold paper

Total Media Capacity: 1 rolls

Power: AC 120/230 V, AC 230V

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Certification: Works with Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 20 cm x 21.3 cm x 17 cm, 20.1 cm x 23.8 cm x 17 cm, 19.3 cm x 21.6 cm x 16.8 cm

Barcodes: Code 93, Code 39, UCC/EAN-128, MaxiCode, EAN/JAN-8 , EAN/JAN-13 , UPC-A, UPC-E, MicroPDF417, Codabar, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet , PDF417, MSI-Plessey, Data Matrix, GS1 DataBar-14, Plessey, MacroPDF417

Features: Real time clock

Language Simulation: EPL2

Networking: Print server - Ethernet, Print server - Ethernet - internal, Print server - Ethernet - external

Min Media Size (Custom): 25.4 mm

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Max Media Size: Roll (10.8cm)

Localisation: United Kingdom, Latin America, United States, Europe, Europe

Fonts: 5 fonts

General

MPN: 2844-20300-0001, 2844-20321-0031, 2844-20430-0001, 2844-20330-0001, 2844-20301-0001, 2844-20302-0001, LP2844, 2844-20332-0001, 2844-20400-0001, 2844-20331-0001, 2844-20330-0021, 2844-20420-0001, 2844-20321-0001, 2844-20420-0011, 2844-20330-0011, 2844-20421-0001, 2844-20320-0011, 2844-20320-0001, 2844-20320-0031, 2844-20322-0001, 2844-20422-0001, 2844-20400-0901, 2844-20303-0001, 2844-20302-0011, 2844-20401-0001, 2844-20301-0021, 2844-20402-0001, 2844-20307-0001, 2844-20400-0011

Printer Type: Label printer - direct thermal - monochrome

Form Factor: Desktop

Enclosure Colour: White

Localisation: United Kingdom, Latin America, United States, Europe, Europe

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 102 mm/sec - B/W, Up to 102 mm/sec - B/W - 203 dpi, Up to 102 mm/sec - max speed, Up to 102 mm/sec - max speed - Roll (10.8cm)

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: Parallel, USB, serial

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 203 dpi

PostScript Support: Not available

Fonts Included: 5 x bitmapped ¦ 20 x barcode

Barcodes: Code 93, Code 39, UCC/EAN-128, MaxiCode, EAN/JAN-8 , EAN/JAN-13 , UPC-A, UPC-E, MicroPDF417, Codabar, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet , PDF417, MSI-Plessey, Data Matrix, GS1 DataBar-14, Plessey, MacroPDF417

Features: Real time clock

Language Simulation: EPL2

Fonts: 5 fonts

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 256 KB / 512 KB (max), 512 KB / 512 KB (max), 512 KB

Technology / Form Factor: SDRAM, SRAM

Flash Memory

Flash Memory: 512 KB (installed) / 1 MB (max), 1 MB (installed) / 1 MB (max), 1 MB (max), 1 MB

Media Handling

Media Path Type: Curved

Media Type: Perforated labels, Labels, Labels, continious forms, name tags cards, Labels, continious forms, Labels, continious forms, name tags cards, fanfold paper, Labels, continious forms, receipt paper, fanfold paper, tag stock, Labels, continious forms, name tags cards, linerless labels, fanfold paper

Max Media Size (Custom): 108 mm x 279 mm, 108 mm, 114 mm

Total Media Capacity: 1 rolls

Media Feeder(s): 1 x manual load - 1 rolls - Roll (10.8cm), 1 x manual load - 1 rolls - Roll (11.4 cm)

Roll Core Diameter: 25.4 mm, 38 mm

Roll Maximum Outer Diameter: 127 mm

Media Thickness Range: 0.075 mm - 0.18 mm, 0.08 mm - 0.18 mm, 0.07 mm - 0.18 mm

Max Printing Width: 104 mm

Media Sizes: Roll (10.8cm), Roll (2.5 cm)

Min Media Size (Custom): 25.4 mm

Max Printing Length: 279 mm

Max Media Size: Roll (10.8cm)

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s): Memory

Connections: 1 x RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) ¦ 1 x parallel - 36 PIN Centronics ¦ 1 x USB - mini-USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Works with Windows Vista: Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Included Accessories: Label dispenser, Cutter, Real-time clock, Real-time clock, label dispenser

Consumables Included: 1 x ribbon

Power

Power Device: Power adapter - external, Power supply

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ± 10%, AC 120/230 V, AC 230V

Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption Operational: 50 Watt

Compliant Standards: UL

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C, 41 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 20 cm, 20.1 cm, 19.3 cm

Depth: 21.3 cm, 23.8 cm, 21.6 cm

Height: 17 cm, 16.8 cm

Weight: 1.3 kg, 1.4 kg, 1.5 kg

Networking

Remote Management Protocol: SNMP, Telnet

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet

Networking: Print server, Print server - internal, Print server - external

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3

Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, IP/IPX

Network Controller Name: ZebraNet PrintServer II

Duty Cycle

Cartridge / Printhead Included Qty: 1

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year ¦ Limited warranty - printhead - 6 months

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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