Zebra TLP2824 Plus

Zebra TLP2824 Plus

TLP 2824 Plus Thermal Transfer Printer


Ideal for applications requiring an easy-to-use, reliable printer for space-constrained areas, the TLP2824 Plus can be used in a variety of printing applications. One of the smallest in its class, Zebra’s 2” print width printers tuck into your tightest work spaces and print labels, receipts or wristbands with best-in-class print speeds.

You get virtually every modern connectivity option, from USB, auto-sensing serial and 10/100 Ethernet to the latest wireless options, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. And with the ability to add serial or Ethernet connectivity as well as a peeler and cutter right on site, you can easily upgrade your printer at any time. The TLP2824 Plus comes with standard USB and Serial or Parallel connectivity.

The TLP 2824 Plus thermal transfer printer is an easy-to-use and cost effective solution for printing 2.2 inch-wide (56mm) long life, thermal transfer labels.

Zebra’s TLP2824 Plus is used in the following industries: Healthcare, Transportation, and Retail.


Start Printing Quickly

Multiple connectivity options including RS-232 Serial, Centronics® Parallel and USB V1.1—along with optional 10/100 Ethernet–enable you to easily integrate the TLP 2824 Plus into your existing system. The printer also features Zebra Setup Utilities, which guide you through simple setup steps to get you up and printing quickly.

Monitor and Change Media with Ease

Zebra’s OpenACCESS™ clamshell design makes loading media a snap. Monitor supplies and see when it is time to replace them at a glance using the printer’s clear media window. And, avoid wasted time and media with the standard auto-calibration feature.

Conserve Costs Now and Later

A great value, the TLP 2824 Plus is also ENERGY STAR® qualified, so it saves you money throughout its lifecycle.

Get the Performance and Flexibility You Need

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. Optional 64 MB Flash memory with real-time clock lets you store and use more graphics and fonts. With co-resident EPL™ and ZPL® programming languages, the TLP 2824 Plus works seamlessly with other Zebra printers.

Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal Printing

Thermal transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce durable, long-lasting images on a wide variety of materials. No ribbon is used in direct thermal printing, which creates the image directly on the printed material. Direct thermal media is more sensitive to light, heat and abrasion, which reduces the life of the printed material. Thermal transfer printing typically provides a more durable, longer-lasting printed output.

The TLP 2824 is a thermal transfer printer, which gives users the option to operate it in direct thermal mode. For customers looking for a directthermal-only option, Zebra offers the ZD410™. Loaded with features, this printer includes a moveable media sensor for expanded media capabilities and virtually every modern connectivity option to fit into your technology environment—now and in the future.



2.2”/56 mm


4″/102 mm per second


Centronics Parallel port
Serial interface
10/100 Ethernet (option)
USB 1.1
10/100 Ethernet


203 dpi/8dots per mm


Standard: Fixed reflective and transmissive sensors

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