Zebra TLP 3844-Z Desktop Printer

Zebra TLP 3844-ZThe TLP 3844-Z desktop printer with ZPL capability brings high resolution performance to the ZPL desktop architecture. The 3844-Z’s 300 dots-per-inch printhead enables high quality, crisp, clear printing for labeling applications that require data such as two-dimensional bar codes, fine text, or composite graphics. Scanning and reading data on very small labels, such as laboratory vials or electronic components, is greatly enhanced.

Equipped with serial, parallel, and USB interfaces, Zebra’s 3844-Z offers versatile connectivity and integration-quickly and easily network the TLP 3844-Z into an Ethernet environment with the optional internal ZebraNet PrintServer II.


OpenACCESS™ design for easy media loading
Thermal transfer (TLP) or Direct Thermal (LP) printing
Double-walled ABS case construction
32-bit RISC processor
Resident scalable font
Head-up sensor
Zebra Printer Management


Printer Specifications
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Standard:8 MB SDRAM (4 MB available to user); 4 MB Flash (2 MB available to user)
Print width
4.09″ (104 mm) maximum
Print length
39″ (991 mm)
Print speed
4″ (102 mm)/sec
Media sensor
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
39″ (991 mm)
Maximum label and liner length (optional)
N/A – no SRAM memory option
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
1.36″ (33 mm)
Standard length
244′ (74 m)
Ribbon width
  • Recommended to be at least as wide as media
  • 1.33″ (33.8 mm) to 4.30″ (110 mm)
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
Storage temperatures
-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 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Agency approvals
  • FCC
  • C-TICK
  • UL
  • NOM
  • GOST-R
  • CSA
  • CE
Physical Characteristics
Width: 7.8″ (198 mm)
Height: 6.8″ (173 mm)
9.4″ (238 mm)
3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
Shipping weight
6.3 lbs (2.86 kg)
Comunications & Interface Capabilities
  • Serial RS-232 (DB9)
  • Parallel (Centronics)
  • USB
  • ZebraNet PrintServer II for Ethernet connectivity (internal or external)
  • Cutter
  • Asian and International Font Packs
  • Internal ZebraNet PrintServer II for Ethernet connectivity
  • Dispenser with label taken sensor
Programming Languages
Barcodes / Symbologies
Codabar, Code 11, Code 128, Code 93, Code 39, EAN-13, EAN-8, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, ISBT-128, Logmars, MSI, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-14, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, RSS-14
Codablock, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, PDF417, QR Code, RSS / GS1 DataBar family (12 barcodes), MicroPDF417
Fonts and Graphics
  • Standard Fonts: 16 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed)
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics–including custom logos
  • IBM Code Page 850 International Characters

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