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LP 2824PLUS Thermal Transfer Printer

LP 2824PLUS Thermal Transfer Printer

LP 2824PLUS Thermal Transfer Printer

Zebra’s LP/TLP 2824 Plus™ ultra-compact desktop printers provide a best-in-class solution for small-label applications where desktop space is constrained. Don’t let its size deceive you, the 2824 Plus printer packs a variety of optional features—including a peeler dispenser, precision cutter, upgradeable memory and Ethernet connectivity—into a small footprint.


Leading the way in versatile and affordable desktop printing These space-saving, user-friendly printers bring new levels of performance to the Zebra Desktop family. The direct-thermal LP 2824 Plus or combined direct-thermal/thermal-transfer TLP 2824 Plus are perfect for patient identification, pharmacy labelling, retail product and shelf labelling or any other application where precise narrow output is required.

Superior performance at a small price these elegant little printers from Zebra bring fast, professional labelling to your desk, small office, and laboratory or anywhere you need to print small numbers of bar-code labels, receipts and tags. They are robust with a double-walled ABS casing and offer many “big printer” features at an extremely affordable price. However, they are designed for ease of use, so even complete beginners will find them easy to set up and operate.


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


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
ENERGY STAR® qualified

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

Operating Characteristics


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
ENERGY STAR qualified printer

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

ZebraLink™ Solutions

Zebra Setup Utilities—Windows utility drivers to set up and configure your Zebra printer
ZebraDesigner™ Pro—An intuitive, easy-to-use software program for creating complex label designs (option)
ZebraDesigner—Offers basic features for simple label design
ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise—Centrally manage Zebra printers from a single PC screen anywhere on your global network
ZebraNet Utilities v7.0—provides enhanced printing, conversion and administration capabilities; message management; and more
Zebra Universal Driver—The most powerful driver available from Zebra
Web View—Connect and control Zebra barcode printers via the printer’s Web interface using a common Web browser using ZPL II®
Alert—Printers equipped with ZebraNet print servers will notify you via any email-enabled, wired, or wireless device to minimize downtime


ZBI 2.0™—Powerful programming language that lets printers run stand-alone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more (option)
ZBI-Developer™—Programming utility makes it dramatically easier for programmers to create and test complex ZBI 2.0 programs and distribute them to the printer (standard with ZBI 2.0)
ZPL II®—Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label formatting and printer control and is compatible with tabletop and mobile Zebra printers
EPL2™—Eltron Programming Language with Line Mode simplifies label formatting and enables format compatibility with legacy applications
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
EPL—Line Mode support (LP 2824 Plus) enables format compatibility with legacy applications

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

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 Symbologies

ZPL 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 logos

Options 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



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