TSC Alpha-2R

TSC’s Alpha-2R, A2R mobile 2-inch receipt printer. The Alpha-2R is TSC’s smallest and most affordable mobile receipt printer. While cost-effective, the Alpha-2R is still equipped with important basic features and offers a selection of competitive accessories.

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Print receipts and tickets on demand and on the go with TSC’s Alpha-2R, A2R mobile 2-inch receipt printer. The Alpha-2R, A2R is TSC’s smallest and most affordable mobile receipt printer.  While cost-effective, the Alpha-2R, A2R is still equipped with important basic features and offers a selection of competitive accessories.

The Alpha-2R is TSC’s third Mobile Barcode Printer offering in the Alpha Series of cost-efficient, high durability printers that now includes 2″, 3″ and 4″ wide Mobile Barcode Printers. The Alpha-2R, A2R is a comfortable, light-weight printer capable of working with any mobile printing application where you need access to quick, simple receipts or tickets.

TSC delivers more for our customers with the Alpha-2R, A2R without sacrificing function or performance:

• Print More – Alpha-2R offers the largest media capacity in the 2″ receipt market with a media capacity of 58 mm wide and a maximum receipt roll out diameter of 50 mm

• Print Longer – Alpha-2R, A2R was designed to be Energy Star 2.0 compliant and features 17 hours of usage on a battery charge with an average of a 2 minute printer interval (BT mode)

• Broad Application with excellent printing compatibility – ESC-POS & CPCL & ZPL emulations available

• Print Quality – Smart Algorithm to adjust print speed & condition based on layout & heat history

• Better Warranty — 2-year warranty

The Alpha-2R is designed for a rough life and comes out of the box with an IP42 rating which may be upgraded by adding its IP54-rated protective case to resist dust and water.

These small and light printers can be worn comfortably for a full shift, without interfering with the user’s tasks. Use wired or wireless communication interfaces including USB 2.0, RS-232, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.2 plus Apple MFi, NFC and 802.11 a/b/g/n (support Bluetooth, either one use) to connect to a mobile computer or even a smart phone and produce clear easy-to-read receipts/labels hour after hour.

The printers Near Field Communication (NFC) makes it simple to connect to an Alpha-2R device directly from a compatible device. NFC is a technology found on many of today’s mobile devices that enables wireless two-way communication between two devices within close proximity of one another. NFC capability automatically establishes a direct connection between your NFC enabled smartphone or tablet and an Alpha-2R printer, so you can print or scan using any number of applications – without having to connect to a network or enter any login credentials.

• IP54-rated environmental case to resist the dust and water
• Plastic design construction that withstands 1.5 m (5 ft) drop, with IP54 case can be 2 m (6.5 ft)
• Wired & wireless communication interfaces: USB 2.0, RS-232, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.2 +MFi, NFC, and 802.11 a/b/g/n (supports either WiFi or Bluetooth)
• High capacity 1620 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries
• Large paper capacity to reduce the frequency of changing paper roll
• High-speed processor and extensive memory for fast print speeds of up to 102 mm (4″) per second
• Lasts more than 17 hours of printing receipts on a single battery charge
• Supports TSPL-EZ (EPL2 and ZPL emulations) ESC-POS, CPCL emulation

Model Alpha-2R
Print Specification Resolution 8 dots/mm (203 DPI)
Max. print speed 102 mm (4″)/second
Max. print width 48 mm (1.89″)
Max. print length 2,286 mm (90″)
Printing method Direct Thermal
LCD/LED LCD/LED 2 color LED for printer status, 3 LEDs for battery status
Memory SDRAM 64 MB
Flash 128 MB
Extension N/A
Ribbon & Media Capacity Ribbon capacity N/A
Ribbon width N/A
Media type Receipt paper, bline receipt paper (mark in printing side) & selected label
Media width Max 58 mm (2.28″)
*with adapter: 50.8 mm (2″) and 25.4 mm (1″) (user option)
Media thickness Receipt: 0.05 ~ 0.10 mm (2 ~ 4 mil)
Label: Fasson media up to 0.14 mm (5.5 mil)
Media core diameter N/A
Media length Label: Min. 25.4 mm (1″)
Media roll capacity 50 mm (2″) OD
Interface Standard • PCBA1:USB 2.0, Bluetooth
• PCBA2:USB 2.0, MFi Bluetooth
• PCBA3:USB 2.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Options • NFC
• RS-232
Software Support Software support SAP, Oracle, MFi, Windows, Linux, MAC X.10, Microsoft, SQL Server, BarTender, Nice Label
Physical characteristics Dimension 89.3 mm (W) x 134.5 mm (H) x 56.5 mm (D)
3.52″ (W) x 5.3″ (H) x 2.22″ (D)
Weight 0.35 kg (0.77 lbs)

USB to RS-232 converter cable

Power adapter

Li-ion battery

1 bay charger

4 bay charger

IP54-rated environmental case with shoulder strap

Adapters for 1″ media roll width

Fork truck mount, cart mount

Mini type USB 2.0

Linerless module

Adapters for 2″ media roll width

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