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Zebra TLP 3842" Desktop Barcode Label Printer (P/N 3842-10302-0001)

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Zebra TLP 3842 Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer Desktop Barcode Label Printer, 300 dpi, 4.09" Print Width, 2 ips Print Speed, 5" Media Roll Outer Diameter (OD), EPL II Command Language Support, Standard 1MB Flash/512KB RAM, No Real-Time Clock (RTC), USA and European (Standard) Fonts, Cutter, Serial/Parallel/USB Interfaces, 120-240V AC (USA/European). (M150121).

The TLP 3842s 300 dpi printhead enables high quality, crisp, clear printing in applications requiring data such as two-dimensional barcodes, fine text or composite graphics. 300 dpi resolution printing also ensures that very small labels, such as those used on laboratory vials or items of jewelry, are easy to read and scan. ----The 3842 offers versatile connectivity and easy integration. Equipped with serial, parallel and USB interfaces as well as offering the optional internal ZebraNet PrintServer II, the TLP 3842 can quickly and easily be networked into any environment.----The 3842 benefits from the same practical design characteristics as the rest of the 2800 series, such as OpenACCESS for convenient and easy media loading and a dual-walled construction for extra durability.


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Manufacturer Zebra
Product Model Zebra TLP3842
Printer Type Desktop
Environment N/A
Print Technology Thermal Transfer
Print DPI 300 dpi
Print Width 4 inch
Print Speed 2 ips
Media Type N/A
Bluetooth Without Bluetooth
Media Handling Cutter
Interface Standard I/F

Printer Specifications

TLP 3842
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Standard: 512 KB SRAM; 1 MB Flash
Optional: up to 1.2 MB SRAM
Print width

4.09" (104 mm) maximum

Print length
11" (279 mm) with standard memory
22" (584 mm) with expanded memory
Print speed

2" (51 mm)/sec

Media sensors

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner width
4.25" (108 mm)
2.8" (71 mm) with Media Adapter Guides
Minimum label and liner width
1.00" (25.4 mm)
0.585" (15 mm) with Media Adapter Guides
Maximum label and liner length

11" (279 mm)

Maximum label and liner length (optional)
22" (558 mm)
Maximum roll diameter
5" (127 mm)
Core diameter
1.0" (25.4 mm) and 1.5" (38 mm)
Media thickness
0.003" (.08 mm) to 0.007" (0.18 mm)
Media types
(black-mark optional), black bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, notch, notch sensing, notched, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside diameter
1.34" (34 mm)
Standard length
244' (74 m)


1:1 media roll to ribbon ratios

Ribbon width

Recommended to be at least as wide as media
1.33" (33.8 mm) to 4.3" (110 mm)

Ribbon setup
Ribbon wound ink side out
ID Core
0.5" (12.7 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.

Autoranging external power supply with C7 type connector
Output: 20 VDC, 2.5 A
Input: 100-200 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Physical Characteristics

7.9" (201 mm)
6.8" (173 mm)
9.75" (248 mm)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
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