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Zebra R2844-Z RFID Printer

Zebra ZD500R A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the Zebra ZD500R.
The Zebra R2844-Z combines the industry-standard direct thermal and thermal transfer technologies with the wide capabilities of RFID encoding. The R2844-Z offers the widest range of supported 13.56 MHz HF RFID transponders, and its small size makes it perfect for crowded desktops. Printing and encoding patient wristbands, tickets, tags for library book and video check-out are all made easy with the R2844-Z With a range of connectivity options, the Zebra R2844-Z is the perfect choice for desktop printing and RFID encoding.
R2844-Z Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
R284-10400-0001 R2844-Z, Thermal transfer HF RFID (13.56 MHz), 4" print width, 203 dpi, Serial/ Ethernet/ USB, Standard flash (4MB) SDRAM (8MB). Check Availability Call for Details
R284-10300-0041 R2844-Z, Thermal transfer HF RFID (13.56 MHz), 4" print width, 203 dpi, Serial/ Parallel/ USB, Real-time clock, Flash (128MB) SDRAM (8MB). Check Availability Call for Details
R284-10300-0001 R2844-Z, Thermal transfer HF RFID (13.56 MHz), 4" print width, 203 dpi, Serial/ Parallel/ USB, Standard flash (4MB) SDRAM (8MB). Check Availability Call for Details

Zebra R2844-Z Details

Standard Features
  • RFID Smart Label printing and encoding
  • Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing of barcodes, 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
  • ZBI - Programming Language Interpreter for translation of foreign data streams
Printer Specifications
200 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)
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
5" (127 mm) O.D. on a 1" (25.4 mm) I.D. core
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
ZPL, ZPL II, Zebra BASIC Interpreter
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.