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Alpha Series 3-Inch Performance Mobile Printers

These compact and affordable printers boost efficiency with on-the-go printing when you need immediate and accurate receipts and labels.

Industries and Applications

Healthcare
Healthcare
Warehouse & Fulfillment
Warehouse & Fulfillment
Linerless
Linerless
Product and Item Labels
Product and Item Labels
Shipping and Logistics
Shipping and Logistics

The Alpha Series 3-inch printers are available in two models, the Alpha-3R and Alpha-30L mobile printers. These are comfortable, lightweight capable of printing labels on demand, and built for durability and can withstand up to 6-foot (1.8-meters) falls and keep printing.Our latest mobile printers, the Alpha-30L, propel you into the next generation of smart, enhanced technology solutions for industrial-grade label printing applications. Unlock the power of greater visibility into real-time data on the health and performance of your Alpha-30L printer with included remote printer management software.

Alpha Series
Alpha-30L
Alpha-3R
Alpha-3R open
Alpha-30L front
Alpha-30L back

Simplify your everyday mobile printing needs

Enjoy TSC's reputation for cost-efficient, high durability printers with the Alpha-3R economical printer. The Alpha-3R is a comfortable, light-weight printer capable of working with any mobile printing application where you need quick, simple receipts/labels on demand.

For a next-generation experience of advanced printing applications, the Alpha-30L mobile printer offers the same reliable 3-inch print width design with new enhanced technology features for industrial printing applications.

These small and light printers can be worn comfortably for a full shift, without interfering with the user's tasks. Use USB, or optional Bluetooth®, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless or Serial to connect to a mobile computer or even a smartphone and produce clear easy-to-read receipts/labels hour after hour.

  • Direct Store Deliveries (DSD)
  • Field Repair/Installation
  • Mobile Point-of-Sale
  • Parking Citations
  • Mobile ticketing
  • Onboard Transportation Ticketing
  • Utility Billing/Meter Reading

The Alpha-30L mobile printers expand our mobile printer line-up to offer advanced productivity and management features for a premium mobile printing experience.

The Alpha-30L 3-inch performance mobile printer was designed to meet military-grade standards for drop and vehicle vibration. Ideal for enterprise professionals on-the-go.

The TSC Alpha-30L printers have compatibility with SOTI Connect remote printer management for greater visibility into real-time data on the health and performance of the devices.

The new mobile printer also features a smart battery management system. The smart batteries within the mobile printer can report the state of battery capacity, charge, and history of charge cycles.

With the Apple-certified MFi Bluetooth® 5.0 connection and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi fast roaming features, the Alpha-30L not only provides reliable and seamless communication with users’ devices, but it also securely prints labels wherever they are needed.

The Alpha-30L Near Field Communication (NFC) makes it simple to connect to the printer directly from a compatible device. NFC capability automatically establishes a direct connection between your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet and an Alpha-30L printer, so you can print or scan using any number of applications without having to connect to a network or enter any login credentials.

    • 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
      203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
    • Color LCD with buttons
      LED with buttons
    • USB
      Serial RS-232
      USB
    • Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi with Bluetooth
      Bluetooth
      Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi
    • TSC Console
      SOTI Connect (license required)
      TSC Console
    • Mobile
      Mobile
    • Up to 5 ips (127 mm/s)
      (2, 3 ips for peeler mode)
      Up to 4 ips (102 mm/s)
    • 2.83" (72 mm)
      2.83" (72 mm)
    • 110" (2,794 mm)
      90" (2,286 mm)
    • 128 MB SDRAM
      8 MB SDRAM
    • 128 MB
      4 MB
    • microSD card reader, up to 32GB
       
    • 2.64" (67 mm) OD
      2.25" (57 mm) OD
    • 1" - 3.15" (25.4 - 80 mm) with liner
      Receipt: 2” -3.15” (50.8 - 80 mm),
      Label: 2” - 3.07” (50.8 - 78 mm)
    • Die cut, black mark, receipt, fan-fold, linerless, continuous (outside wound)
      Receipt Paper; Bline Receipt Paper (Mark in Printing Side) and Selected Label
    • 0.5" (12 mm)
      1.0" if using peeler
      1" (25.4 mm)
    • Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
      Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
    • TSPL-EZC or ESC-POS
      TSPL-EZC or ESC-POS

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Can I do both direct and thermal transfer printing on Alpha-30L/40L printers?
No. The Alpha-30L/40L is a direct-thermal only printer.
Can the printhead and platen roller be replaced by the end user on the Alpha-30L/40L?

No. Please return the Alpha-30L/Alpha-40L unit to the reseller and our team of experts will make these replacements for you.

How can I buy the Alpha-30L/40L printer?
To purchase a Alpha-30L/40L printer, buyers can contact their local TSC reseller, or contact us through our website.
How do you add new stock from Seagull driver?
Please refer to HERE.
How do you adjust print position?
Adjust print position by Diagnostic Tool. Please refer to HERE.
How do you adjust printout position by Seagull driver?
Adjust printout position by Seagull driver. Please refer to HERE.
How do you adjust tear position in BarTender?
Adjust tear position in BarTender. Please refer to HERE.
How do you adjust the print position for the ESC emulation firmware?
Adjust the print position for the ESC emulation firmware. Please refer to HERE.
How do you cancel the DiagTool password?
Please refer to HERE.
How do you change speed and density in BarTender?
Please refer to HERE.
How do you change the "Control Prefix" code with Diagnostic Tool?
Please refer to HERE.
How do you change the printer codepage?
Please refer to HERE.
How do you download a BMP/PCX file into the printer?
Download BMP file to printer by Diagnostic Tool. Please refer to HERE.
How long are the battery working hours on the Alpha-30L/40L?

It is very difficult to give the precise number of hours it will last as the usage of the printer varies based on applications. However, the Alpha-30L lasted more than 23.5 hours of printing receipts (One print every 2 minutes; 12.5% printing area; printing via Bluetooth) on a single battery charge; the Alpha-40L lasted more than 45 hours of printing receipts (One print every 2 minutes; 12.5% printing area; printing via Bluetooth) on a single battery charge.

How much does the Alpha-30L/40L printer weigh?
The Alpha-30L weighs a mere 745 g including the battery. The Alpha-40L weighs a mere 985 g including the battery.
What are the key benefits of the Alpha-30L/40L compared to the competition?
The Alpha-30L/40L printer has: 1) The long battery life 2) Offers Dual Antenna technology 3) Is drop-resistant up to 6-feet (8.2-feet with optional IP54 Case)
What are the standard connectivity options with the Alpha-30L/40L printers?
The Alpha-30L/40L series is available as below: (Either one selected) • Type C USB 2.0 high speed + MFi Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC tag • Type C USB 2.0 high speed + Wi-Fi module + Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC tag
What is the standard warranty for my Alpha-30L/40L?

The Alpha-30L/40L has a 2 Year Parts (excluding print head and platen roller) and Labor (Return to Factory) standard manufacturer warranty. You can purchase the Service Option warranty that adds up to three years to your printer's original coverage within 30 days of your initial barcode printer purchase.

What printer languages does the Alpha-30L/40L support?

The Alpha-30L/40L supports TSPL-EZC (EPL2, ZPL2, CPCL), or ESC-POS emulation printer languages.

What types of labels can the Alpha-30L/40L print?
The Alpha-30L/40L supports a wide range of label types. It can print on die-cut, black mark, receipt, fan-fold, linerless and continuous (outside wound).
12-24V DC vehicle power adapter (Alpha-3R)

12-24V DC vehicle power adapter to easily connect and leverage power to your mobile printers on a forklift or vehicle.

1 slot battery charger (Alpha-30L)

Use the 1-slot charger to quickly charge the battery without any downtime.

 1 bay charger (Alpha-3R)

Use the 1-slot charger to quickly charge the battery without any downtime.

1-bay docking cradle

Easily charge the printer without removing the battery. 

4 slot battery charger (Alpha-30L)

The 4-slot charger is well-suited for heavy-duty missions. 

 4 bay charger (Alpha-3R)

The 4-slot charger is well-suited for heavy-duty missions. 

4 bay docking cradle (Alpha-30L)

Easily charge multiple printers without removing the battery. 

 Battery Eliminator (Alpha-30L)

Connect printer and vehicle power source directly by open-ended wire without using battery. It can be used with vehicle mount adaptor.

Belt clip (Alpha-30L)

Use the belt clip for a complete hands-free solution. 

Belt clip (Alpha-3R)

Use the belt clip for a complete hands-free solution. 

Linerless kit (Alpha-30L)

TSC Printronix Auto ID mobile printers can handle a variety of media including receipts, selected labels, and linerless printing. Linerless printing is an ideal solution for businesses looking to increase efficiency and reduce waste.

Lithium-Ion battery (Alpha-3R)

The TSC Alpha-3R has the ability to print receipts for more than 30 hours on a single battery charge.

Lithium-Ion Smart Battery (Alpha-30L)

Thanks to intelligent TSC Smart Battery technology, users are able to gather a lot of information about battery health and understand the history of the charge cycles on their mobile printers. When in use, the smart battery is reporting the health and activity of that battery over the entire shift. It’s important in mission-critical printing to understand the device’s activity levels when it is being used non-stop over an entire shift or 24-hour period.

Power adapter (Alpha-3R)

Our mobile printers are built to continuously print over a full shift. Power adapters are available to charge your printers in between shifts and ensure that you always have a readily available device. 

Protective case (Alpha-30L)

The protective case enhances the extra level of protection for harsh environments especially for outdoor usage.

 IP54 case with shoulder strap

Add an extra layer of protection for harsh environments with a protective case. While in the case, the printer is IP54-rated for resistance to windblown water and dust. Includes shoulder strap.

Shoulder strap (Alpha-30L)

Designed for carrying the printer directly without a protective case.

Micro USB cable (Alpha-3R)

Micro USB cable to easily connect your Alpha-3R mobile printer to your other devices. Type C USB cable to easily connect your Alpha-30L mobile printer to your other devices.

USB to RS-232 converter cable (Alpha-3R)

USB to RS-232 converter cable to easily connect your Alpha-3R mobile printer to your other devices.

Vehicle mount adapter (Alpha-30L)

TSC Printronix Auto ID customers can also benefit from a pretty flexible platform of options for connecting or mounting our mobile printers to a forklift or vehicle. This can be especially useful in distribution centers where the printers have the ability to leverage the facility’s power off a forklift truck or vehicle to eliminate the need for batteries and create a continuously operating device.

12-60VDC Vehicle Power Adapter (Alpha-30L)

12-60V DC vehicle power adapter to easily connect and leverage power to your mobile printers on a forklift or vehicle.

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