_Zebra - R2844-Z
RFID Bar Code Printer

The Zebra R2844-Z Printer is designed to be the most versatile HF RFID printer available to both print and encode High Frequency RFID Smart Labels. Able to encode HF transponder Tag's from 28mm by 12mm to 130mm by 90mm in size, in small or large media configurations such as asset tags, wristbands and shipping consignment labels.

The R2844-Z features a programmable print position for flexible transponder placement. With a compact footprint and powerful processor, it delivers an economic and efficient solution for low-volume RFID desktop applications. Because the R2844-Z is flash upgradable, new RFID protocols can be added as they are developed.


  • RFID smart label printing and encoding
  • Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing of bar codes, text, and graphics
  • OpenACCESS design for easy media loading
  • Double-walled ABS case construction
  • Fully enclosed 127mm (5.0") media compartment
  • 32-bit RISC processor
  • Auto-calibration
  • Core ZPL & ZPL II programming languages
  • 1 Year Return to Base Warranty


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions248 mm (d) x 201 mm (w) x 172 mm (h)
Weight1.4 kg
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature5°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature-40°C to 60°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Humidity5 to 95%
Print Mechanism Characteristics
Print Resolution203dpi Thermal Transfer
Print SpeedUpto 102 mm/sec
Print AreaUpto 104mm Wide by 990mm Max Print Length
Printer Controller Characteristics
CPU32-bit RISC processor
Memory8MB SDRAM Standard(4MB available for user)
4MB flash (2.75 available to user)
Optional: Up to 8MB flash with real-time clock (12MB total)
Print LanguageCore programming languages ZPL® & ZPL II
ZBI – works with ZPL to control and interpret text and data streams from peripherals and non-ZPL printer programming languages. Transmits captured data over LAN or WAN via e-mail or TCP/IP messaging
Media Specifications
Label Width (Max.)108mm (Incl. Liner)
Label Length (Max.)990mm
Label Roll Diameter (Max.)127 mm
Core Diameter50.8mm, 63.5mm, 76.2mm
(With supplied Media adaptor plates)
Print Specifications
Width (Max.)104 mm
Length (Max.)990 mm
Print Resolution8 dots/mm (203 dpi)
Ribbon Specifications
Length74 m
Roll Diameter35 mm (13mm core)
Bar Codes
1 DimensionalCodabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars MSI, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions
2 DimensionalCodablock, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, PlanetCode, QR Code, RSS, TLC 39
FontsStandard Fonts: 16 bitmapped, 1 smooth-scalable (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)
Supports user-defined fonts
IBM Code Page 850 International Characters
StandardUSB, RS 232 D9 and Centronics Parallel
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Zebra R2844-Z
[B] Notes
Contact UMD sales for a range of media options including RFID HF wristbands, medical wristbands and labels.