TSC Alpha-4L Mobile Printer

TSC Auto ID built its reputation on building the most rugged and reliable thermal label desktop printers. We have now used this engineering and manufacturing expertise to design the industry’s best reliable and rugged portable label printer. The TSC Alpha-4L 4-inch (102 mm) direct thermal portable label printer features a rugged design and reliable performance that will continue to operate long after other printers have failed. As with all TSC built printers, we back up our claims with the industry’s best two-year warranty.

The Alpha-4L is a comfortable, light-weight printer capable of working with any mobile label, document or receipt printing application where you need labels printed wherever you are.

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Resolution 8 dots/mm (203 DPI)
Printing method Direct Thermal
Max. print speed 102 mm (4”)/second
2, 3 ips for peeler mode
Max. print width 104 mm (4.09”)
Max. print length 2,286 mm (90“)
Enclosure Plastic with rubber over-mold
Physical dimension 160 mm (W) x 191.6 mm (H) x 79 mm (D)
6.30” (W) x 7.54” (H) x 3.11” (D)
Weight 1.1 kg (2.43 lbs)
Drop specification 1.5 m (5 ft)
1.8 m (6 ft) (w/ IP54-rated environmental case)
IP rating IP54 (w/case)
Max. roll capacity 67.3 mm (2.65”) OD
Processor 32-bit RISC CPU
Memory 16 MB Flash memory
microSD card reader for Flash memory expansion, up to 4 GB
Interface USB 2.0
802.11 b/g/n Wireless (factory option)
Bluetooth (factory option)
RS-232 (user option)
Power 7.2V DC, 5800 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
Operation switch, button 2 buttons (Power, Feed) & 6 LED indicators (Printer, Battery, Wireless status) – standard
4 buttons (Power, Feed, Menu, Info) & 2 LED indicators (Power, Error) & 2” LCD display, 128 x 64 pixel w/backlight – factory option
Sensors Black mark reflective sensor
Transmissive gap sensor
Peel sensor
Head open sensor
Internal fonts 8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts
Monotype Imaging® true type font engine with one CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed scalable font
Bar code 1D bar code : Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code128UCC, Code128 subsets A.B.C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN14, EAN128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC 2(5) digits, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, China Post, ITF14, TELPEN, PLANET, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, LOGMARS
2D bar code : PDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR Code, Aztec
Printer language TSPL-EZTM (Compatible to EPL, ZPL, ZPL II) or CPCL emulation
Media type Die cut, black mark, receipt, fan-fold, linerless, continuous (outside wound)
Media width 50.8 ~ 112 mm (2.0” ~ 4.4”)
Media thickness 0.055 ~ 0.165 mm (2.2 ~ 6.5 mil)
Media core diameter 12.7 ~ 25.4 mm (0.5” ~ 1”)
Label length 12.7 ~ 2,286 mm (0.5” ~ 90”)
25.4 ~ 152.4 mm (1” ~ 6”) for peeler mode
Environment condition Operation: -10 ~ 50 °C (14 ~ 122 °F), 10 ~ 90% non-condensing
Storage: -40 ~ 60 °C (-40 ~ 140 °F), 10 ~ 90% non-condensing
Safety regulation FCC , CE , CB , CCC, TUV, SRRC
Environmental concern Comply with RoHS, WEEE
Accessories Windows labeling software CD disk
Quick start guide
Belt Clip
Li-ion battery
Power adapter
Limited warranty Printer: 2 years
Print head: 25 km (1 million inches) or 12 months which comes first
Platen: 50 km (2 million inches) or 12 months which comes first
Factory options 802.11 b/g/n Wireless network
Bluetooth module
User options USB to RS-232 converter cable
USB cable
Li-ion battery
Charge station 1 cell (with changeable power connector)
Vehicle power adapter
IP54-rated environmental case with shoulder strap