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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 16/03/2012 | llgsimpson
Member since : 16/03/2012
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Pro Very quick at producing adhesive labels.
Cons Expensive to buy, and to run.
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"Amazing Expensive Label Printer"

We have this printer in our offices at work for printing dispatch labels for couriers such as TNT, YODEL, DHL and UPS

The size of the printer is relatively small as is the size of the labels it prints (4x6inch), there is not anything special about the shape of it and it does look a bit old fashioned compared to some of the newer Zebra/Citizen printers, its also heavier than it looks so its better in a fixed location.

While printing the speed is very quick, mainly due to the fact it is a thermal printer so there is no moving ink or anything like that, just a single print head that heats the label in a particular way as it passes underneath to create whatever you desire.

As above you must bare in mind that it is a thermal printer, so you cannot print in colour, just black, and you have to have thermal paper in order for this to work. (normal paper just gets feeded through and will not print any image)

if you are printing a lot of labels then you can purchase rolls (usually with around 300 4 x 6 labels per roll) and they can be loaded into the machine and just be printed one after another with no stopping to reload (unless you run out). Loading/replacing the roll is very easy to do with this machine, just pop the lid with the little green catch and take out the empty roll and replace it with a new one. In addition to this single sheets can be fed into the back of the printer.

The printer can be connected to a computer Via USB or a serial adaptor, I use both method of connections however the USB is connected to PC 1 and the Serial is connected to PC2, this means we can use two computers to print on the same printer without disconnecting anything.

The printer only has the one button on it, this is a feed button, it has a green ring around it when everything is working correctly, and shows a red ring if there is any errors, usually the only errors you encounter are that the printer has failed to feed the paper. There is no audible sounds to show any errors like there is with the Citizen printers

The print head sometimes requires cleaning as it can become mucky with dirt or adhesives from the labels, nothing is provided to keep the heads clean however I have found that a cloth and some sort of alcohol wipe does the trick really well, the heads for these machines are expensive so its in your interest to maintain them!

The printer is compatible with windows machines and all programs are able to use the printer providing the page size is set to 4 x 6.

My honest opinion on this machine though is do not waste your time buying it if you are not going to raise at least over 100 labels per day, it is far to expensive for general use and the paper is expensive as well.

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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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