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This printer features a high-performance, compact, and affordable mobile receipt printer. It is cost-effective, built for high durability, has essential features, and offers a selection of compatible accessories.

– Extended Warranty 3, 4, 5 years.

– Comprehensive Warranty 2, 3, 4, 5 years.

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Print receipts and tickets on demand and on the go with TSC’s Alpha-2R compact and affordable 2-inch mobile receipt printer. While cost-effective, the Alpha-2R is still equipped with many important 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 include 2-inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch wide mobile barcode printers. The Alpha-2R is a comfortable, lightweight 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 without sacrificing function or performance:

  • Print More – The Alpha-2R offers one of the largest media capacities in the 2-inch receipt market with a media capacity of 58 mm wide and a maximum receipt roll-out diameter of 50 mm
  • Print Longer – The Alpha-2R 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, and ZPL emulations available
  • Print Quality – Smart Algorithm to adjust print speed & condition based on layout & heat history
  • Better Warranty – Two-year warranty

The Alpha-2R is designed for durability 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 smartphone and produce clear easy-to-read receipts/labels hour after hour.

The printer’s Near Field Communication (NFC) makes it simple to connect to an Alpha-2R 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.

Additional information


203 dpi (8 dots/mm)

Print Method

Direct thermal only


LED with buttons

Hardwire Connectivity

Serial RS-232, USB

Enterprise Printer Management

TSC Console



Max. Print Speed

Up to 4 ips (102 mm/s)

Max. Print Length

90" (2,286 mm)

Max. Print Width

1.89" (48 mm)




128 MB

Internal Label Capacity

2" (50 mm) OD

Max. Media Width

2.28" (58 mm) with liner

Media Type

Receipt Paper; Bline Receipt Paper (Mark in Printing Side) and Selected Label

Min. Label Length

1" (25.4 mm)



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