TSC Expands Portable Printer Line with the New Alpha-4L

Posted September 3, 2013

alpha-4lTSC has expanded its new Alpha series of portable printers with the recent introduction of the Alpha-4L, a new portable four-inch-wide-format label printer designed for the manufacturing, transportation/logistics, and retail industries.

Higher performance at its class
The Alpha-4L’s performance-enhancing features include a 5800 mAh large-capacity battery for extended operation, expanded memory to accommodate advanced applications and future firmware enhancements, reliable Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n wireless communications and a large paper capacity
67.3 mm (2.65”) OD to reduce the frequency of changing paper rolls.

When used with its optional IP54-rated environmental case, the Alpha-4L offers protection against dust, dirt, moisture, temperature extremes and other harsh field conditions. The printer’s rubber over-mold case is designed to keep the unit working normally even after a 1.5 m (5 ft) drop. When using its environmental case, it can withstand a 1.8 m (6 ft) drop test. And with a high-capacity battery and paper roll, the Alpha-4L maximizes productivity, providing efficient service over a full day’s duty cycle.

The Alpha-4L features an easy-loading center-biased media cabinet, an optional LCD menu display and a user-friendly transparent media cover for easy printer access and media reloading.

Easy to integrate
With its two standard interfaces (USB 2.0 and Bluetooth) and optional Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, the Alpha-4L printer can be easily integrated with local or networked systems. Software developer kits offer simple solutions for connecting to Android, WinMobile, WinCE and Apple iOS platforms. The printer ships standard with EPL2, ZPL, and CPCL command language emulations, giving integrators a wide variety of choices for both new installations and replacement of existing printers.

The easy-to-operate Alpha-4L is designed to support a host of business applications, including the following:

  • Portable point of sale
  • Retail item marking, markdowns, shelf labeling and shelf talkers
  • Shipping and receiving labels
  • Inventory control
  • Cross-docking
  • Pick, pack and apply operations
  • Logistics receipts


  • Dust and water-resistant IP54-rated environmental case
  • Rugged plastic over-mold construction designed to withstand 1.5 m (5 ft) drop and endure 1.8 m (6 ft) drop with its environmental case
  • Support for EPL, ZPL and CPCL environments; TSC Droid APP and SDK, WinCE APP and SDK, and iOS SDK
  • Wired and wireless communication interfaces: USB 2.0, RS-232, Bluetooth, and 802.11 b/g/n
  • High-capacity 5800 mAh rechargeable Li-ion batteries
  • Large paper capacity to reduce the frequency of paper-roll changes
  • Linerless ready
  • High-speed processor and extensive memory for printing up to 102 mm (4”) per second
  • Industry-best two-year warranty
  • TSC designed and manufactured

The Alpha-4L continues TSC’s more than 20 years’ experience building rugged, affordable label printers. It’s tough, durable, user-friendly design is ideally suited for mobile on-demand label printing applications and it features an easy-to-integrate design that can accommodate both linerless and liner-backed materials for handling a wide variety of portable labeling solutions.

For assistance finding the right portable printing solution for your business needs, contact us at Barcodes Inc.

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