Thermal Transfer Label Printer offers 300 dpi resolution.

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Compact TLP 3844-Z uses Zebra programming language, which provides monitoring, control, and application development features. It utilizes OpenACCESS design and offers 32-bit RISC processor, dual-wall construction for operation in harsh environments, and native support for reduced space symbology. Supported by BAR-ONE Desktop label design software, desktop printer has parallel, serial, and USB interfaces and offers optional internal Ethernet connectivity.



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Zebra Technologies Introduces TLP 3844-Z Printer



New model packs powerful 32-bit RISC processing, 300 dpi resolution, and advanced networking features in a compact desktop printer

Vernon Hills, Ill., January 14, 2004-Zebra Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in delivering on-demand printing solutions for business improvement, today released the TLP 3844-Z, a powerful desktop thermal transfer label printer with features previously found only in larger industrial models. Native support for reduced space symbology (RSS), high-quality 300 dpi resolution, and fast output from a 32-bit RISC processor make the TLP 3844-Z ideal for prescription bottle and specimen labeling, component identification, and specialty retail applications.

The printer uses Zebra programming language (ZPL), which provides advanced monitoring, control, and application development features-designed originally for industrial printers-for use in an office or commercial environment. Parallel, serial, and USB interfaces are standard and internal Ethernet connectivity is optional, giving TLP 3844-Z users a variety of communication options. The 300 dpi resolution and powerful processor ensure outstanding performance when producing graphics, small RSS bar codes, two-dimensional bar codes, and complex label formats.

In addition, the 3844-Z is supported by Zebra's newly released BAR-ONE Desktop software, the first label design software that supports every Zebra printer control language, plus a variety of others. Companies who use a variety of bar code printers and software packages can reduce their enterprise printing costs and support requirements by using the powerful code converter feature to consolidate and standardize on a single software platform with minimal programming, conversion or support requirements. As the first desktop labeling software to support all of Zebra's printer control languages (CPCL, EPL and ZPL) BAR-ONE Desktop makes it extremely convenient for any Zebra customer to migrate label designs and applications to the product.

The TLP 3844-Z's compact size also helps it fit into tight places. The combination of printing, connectivity, and networking features included in its convenient desktop size make the TLP 3844-Z ideal for precision printing applications in hospitals, pharmacies, specialty retail, electronics and other manufacturing environments.

The TLP 3844-Z also features Zebra's unique OpenACCESS design for easy media loading and rugged, dual-wall construction for reliable operation in harsh environments.

For more information about the TLP 3844-Z or BAR-ONE Desktop, please call +1 800 423 0442 or visit Zebra's Web site at www.zebra.com < www.zebra.com/ >.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies (Nasdaq: ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra(r)-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label, card, and receipt printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has sold more than 3 million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, and also offers software, connectivity solutions, and printing supplies. Information about Zebra bar code products can be found at www.zebra.com < www.zebra.com/ >. The company's Web site for thermal printing supplies is www.zipzebra.com < www.zipzebra.com/ >.

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