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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
Retail
Retail
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 three models, the Alpha-3R, Alpha-30R and Alpha-30L mobile printers. These are comfortable, lightweight capable of printing labels on demand, and built for durability and can withstand multiple drops and keep printing. Our latest mobile printers, the Alpha-30R along with 2021 launched 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 and Alpha-30R printer with included remote printer management software.

Alpha-30R mobile printer
Alpha Series
Alpha-30L
Alpha-3R
Alpha-3R open
Alpha-30L front
Alpha-30L Back
Alpha-30R mobile printer
Alpha-30R mobile printer
Alpha-30R mobile printer
Alpha-30R mobile printer

Simplify your everyday mobile printing needs

Enjoy TSC's reputation for ergonomic and high durability printers with our 3-inch performance mobile printer. The Alpha-30R and Alpha-30L mobile printers expand the mobile printer line-up, advancing productivity and management for a premium mobile printing experience.

The 3inch-wide Alpha series mobile printers are comfortable, light-weight printers can be worn comfortably for a full shift, without interfering with the user's tasks where you need quick receipts/labels on demand.

The Alpha-30R and Alpha-30L mobile printers offer the more reliable rugged design with new enhanced technology features for industrial printing applications. These small and light printers use USB, MFi Bluetooth® or dual-band Wi-Fi to connect to a mobile computer or even a smartphone and produce clear easy-to-read receipts/labels hour after hour.

Where It Is Used

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

Customer-Centric Design
The Alpha-30R and Alpha-30L 3-inch performance mobile printer was designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 standards for drop and vehicle vibration. Ideal for enterprise professionals on-the-go.

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

The Alpha-30R and Alpha-30L Near Field Communication (NFC) makes it simple to connect to the printer directly from a NFC-enabled mobile device, so you can print or scan using any number of applications without having to connect to a network or enter any login credentials.

Ease of Management
The TSC Alpha-30R and Alpha-30L feature 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.

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

    • 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
      203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
      203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
      203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
    • Color LCD with buttons
      LED with buttons
      LCD with buttons
      LCD with buttons
    • USB
      Serial RS-232
      USB
      USB
      USB
    • Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi with Bluetooth
      Bluetooth
      Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi
      Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi with Bluetooth
      Bluetooth MFi
      Wi-Fi with Bluetooth
    • TSC Console
      SOTI Connect (license required)
      TSC Console
      TSC Console
      TSC Console
      SOTI Connect (license required)
    • Mobile
      Mobile
      Mobile
      Mobile
    • Up to 5 ips (127 mm/s)
      (2, 3 ips for peeler mode)
      Up to 4 ips (102 mm/s)
      Up to 5 ips (127 mm/s)
      Up to 6 ips (152 mm/s)
    • 2.83" (72 mm)
      2.83" (72 mm)
      2.83" (72 mm)
      2.83" (72 mm)
    • 110" (2,794 mm)
      90" (2,286 mm)
      110" (2,794 mm)
      110" (2,794 mm)
    • 128 MB SDRAM
      8 MB SDRAM
      128 MB SDRAM
      128 MB SDRAM
    • 128 MB
      4 MB
      128 MB
      128 MB
    • microSD card reader, up to 32GB
       
       
       
    • 2.64" (67 mm) OD
      2.25" (57 mm) OD
      2.24" (57 mm) OD
      2.24" (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)
      1" - 3.15" (25.4 - 80 mm) with liner
      1" - 3.15" (25.4 - 80 mm) with liner
    • Die cut, black mark, receipt, fan-fold, linerless, continuous (outside wound)
      Receipt Paper, Bline Receipt Paper (Mark in Printing Side) and Selected Label
      Receipt paper, receipt paper with black mark in printing side, selected label, linerless (outside wound)
      Receipt paper, receipt paper with black mark in printing side or backside, label, linerless (outside wound)
    • 0.5" (12.5 mm)
      0.75" (19.1 mm) if using an adaptor
      0.5" (12.7 mm)
      0.5" (12.5 mm)
      0.75" (19.1 mm) if using an adaptor
      0.5" (12.5 mm)
      0.75" (19.1 mm) if using an adaptor
    • 0.5" (12 mm)
      1.0" if using peeler
      1" (25.4 mm)
      1" (25.4 mm)
      1" (25.4 mm)
    • Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
      Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
      Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
      Plastic with rubber over-mold construction
    • TSPL-EZC or ESC-POS
      TSPL-EZC or ESC-POS
      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 I do both direct and thermal transfer printing on Alpha-30R printer?

No. The Alpha-30R printer 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 can I buy the Alpha-30R printer?

To purchase the Alpha-30R 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 long are the battery working hours on the Alpha-30R?

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-30R 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.

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.
How much does the Alpha-30R printer weigh?

The Alpha-30R weighs a mere 650 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 key benefits of the Alpha-30R compared to the competition?

The Alpha-30R printer has:
1) Faster and rugged design for on the go printing  
2) Easy remote printer management with SOTI Connect and TSC Console
3) Seamless mobility communication
4) Full line of accessories
5) Integrated software pack

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 are the standard connectivity options with the Alpha-30R printer?

The Alpha-30R is available as below: (Either one selected)
• Type C* USB 2.0 + MFi Bluetooth 5.0 + Passive NFC tag
• Type C* USB 2.0 + 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 4.2 + Passive NFC tag
  * Type C is for communication only

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 printer languages does the Alpha-30R support?

The Alpha-30R 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).
What types of labels can the Alpha-30R print?
  • For Basic model, supports receipt paper, receipt paper with black mark in printing side, selected label, linerless (outside wound)
  • For Premium model, supports receipt paper, receipt paper with black mark in printing side or backside, label, linerless (outside wound)

 

Alpha-30L
Alpha-3R
Alpha-30R Basic Version
Alpha-30R Premium Version
 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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-4L
  • Alpha-40L
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
1 slot battery charger (Alpha-30L)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
 1 bay charger (Alpha-3R)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
1-bay docking cradle

Easily charge the printer without removing the battery. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
4 slot battery charger (Alpha-30L)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
 4 bay charger (Alpha-3R)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
4 bay docking cradle (Alpha-30L)

Easily charge multiple printers without removing the battery. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
Belt Clip

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
Belt clip (Alpha-30L)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
Belt clip (Alpha-3R)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
Linerless Kit

The linerless kit suits linerless printing needs.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
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. 

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
Protective Case with Shoulder Strap

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
Protective case (Alpha-30L)

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

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
 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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
Shoulder Strap
Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30R Basic Version
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
Shoulder strap (Alpha-30L)

Designed for carrying the printer directly without a protective case.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-3R
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
Vehicle Mount Adaptor

Easily mount the printer on a forklift.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30R Premium Version
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.

Compatible with:
  • Alpha-30L
  • Alpha-3R

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