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Zebra R2844Z RFID Desktop Label Printer Zebra Technologies

Standard Features

  • RFID Smart Label printing and encoding
  • Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing of bar codes, text, and graphics
  • OpenACCESS design for easy media loading
  • Double-walled ABS case construction
  • Fully enclosed 5.0" (127 mm) media compartment
  • 32 bit RISC processor
  • Zebra E3 Printhead Energy Control
  • Auto-Calibration
  • Auto-switching 120V and 240V power supply
  • Head-up sensor
  • Zebra Printer Management - real-time connectivity control solution

Printer Specifications

203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
  • Standard: 8 MB SDRAM (4 MB available for user); 4 MB Flash (2.75 available to user)
  • Optional: Up to 8 MB Flash with real time clock (12 MB total)
Print width
4.09" (104 mm)
Print length
39" (991 mm)
Print speed
2" (51 mm)/sec
3" (76 mm)/sec
4" (102 mm)/sec
Media sensors

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner width
4.25" (108 mm)
Maximum label and liner length
39" (990 mm)
Maximum roll diameter
5" (127 mm) O.D. on a 1" (25.4 mm) I.D. core
Core diameter
1" (25.4 mm) to 1.5" (38 mm); Using Media Adaptor Plates (included): 2" (50.8 mm), 2.5" (63.5 mm) and 3" (76.2 mm)
Media thickness
.003"/.08 mm to .0075"/.19 mm
Media types
roll-fed, fanfold, die-cut, continuous, (black-mark optional), tag stock

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside diameter
1.36" (35 mm)
Standard length
244' (74 mm) using .000328" ribbon thickness
Ribbon width
1.30" (33 mm) to 4.3" (110 mm)
Ribbon setup
Ribbon wound ink side out
ID Core
0.5" (13 mm)

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature
TT: Operating temperature 40° F (5° C) to 105° F (41° C) Thermal transfer
DT: Operating temperature 40° F (5° C) to 105° F (41° C) Direct thermal
Storage temperatures
-40° F (-40° C) to 140° F (60° C)
Operating humidity
10-90% non-condensing R.H.
Storage humidity
5-95% non-condensing R.H.
Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Agency approvals
  • Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart C, C-Tick
  • Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): ETSI 300 330-2, ETSI EN301-489-3, EN55022 Class-B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024
  • Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 +A3 +A4, UL 60950 and C-UL

Physical Characteristics

7.9" (201 mm)
6.8" (172 mm)
9.75" (248 mm)
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)

Related Products

  • 8 MB Flash Memory w/ Real Time clock for a total of 12 MB (10.75 MB available to user) for applications
  • Dispenser - Label peel and present with label taken sensor
  • ZebraNet PrintServer II (internal and external)
  • BAR-ONE Label Design Software
Communication and Interface Capabilities
  • Centronics Parallel (36 Pin) connector ports
  • RS-232 Serial Interface
  • USB v 1.1
  • ZebraNet PrintServer II

Programming Languages

Core programming languages

Bar Codes/Symbologies

Code 11
Code 39
Code 93
Code 128
Interleaved 2-of-5
Standard 2-of-5
Industrial 2-of-5
Planet Code
UPC-A and UPC-E with 2 or 5 digit extensions
Data Matrix
TLC 39
QR Code
Fonts and Graphics
  • Character Fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H, (OCR-A), GS, P, Q , R, S, T, U, V & Smooth font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed).
  • Character Sets: IBM Code Page 850 International characters & graphic symbols
  • Supports user defined fonts and graphics ? including custom logos
  • Bitmap fonts are expandable up to 10 times, height and width independent. Fonts E and H (OCR-B and OCR-A), however, are not considered in spec when expanded.
  • Smooth scalable font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot, height and width independent, while maintaining edges to a max. 1500 x 1500 dots.
  • IBM Code Page 850 International Characters available in fonts A, B, D, E, F, G through software control.

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With over 30 years of experience and nearly three million printers in use, Zebra is the trusted brand for more than 90% of Zebra Technologies Inc. Zebra printers provide you with special printing solutions for high requirements. The widest and best range of printers for labels, bar codes, and RFID applications in the market from this well-known manufacturer is right at your hands. Their card printer systems as well are successful worldwide. As official distributor, BARCODE TECHNOLOGIES LTD offers pooled competence in sales and consulting for all special barcode printer systems from Zebra. For over twenty years, the brand name Zebra has been inseparable from barcode and label printers. Many of the largest companies in all industry, transport and logistics rely on the robustness and efficiency of these printers. This makes Zebra one of the leading suppliers of businesses that have a need for speed, reliability, and precision in label and bar code printing. Not only unrivalled robustness makes Zebra the prime choice over other brands, Zebra’s real strength is their large market share: all important software systems come with built-in support for Zebra printers, which makes installation just a matter of a few clicks with your mouse. The simple to use and easy to install devices offer you an exceptional opportunity to open up new markets and further expand existing customer potential. With the versatile printer line from Zebra, you have the right solution for every budget. We keep almost the entire range of printers ready for delivery, so that you can always satisfy your customers‘ needs at any time required. For your convenience, we also deliver suitable accessories, such as original ink ribbons, various label formats, and printer accessories, as well as blank, magnetic or RFID cards - usually delivered overnight. At the same time, you can rest assured that our prices are always among the lowest in the market to make your business competitive at any time. Along with the hardware and a wide selection of original consumables, BARCODE TECHNOLOGIES LTD also offers you professional consulting, training and high competence for support or repair of devices. Fortune 500 companies.

About Barcode Desktop Printers
We offer a range of thermal transfer and direct thermal desktop barcode Printers. Suitable for light or industrial printing needs. Interfaces available include Parallel, RS232, RS485, USB, Ethernet, 802.11b and Bluetooth.

About RFID Printers
Radio frequency (RF) printers for printing smart tags and labels.