The most popular and most recognised desktop label printer is finally being discontinued. This great piece of kit has served businesses and industries tirelessly for over a decade or so, and many of us don’t wish to see it go.
However, there are exciting new printers on the horizon! The Zebra LP2844 and TLP2844 are being phased out and replaced by the Zebra G-Series desktop printers (GK420d and GK420t).
The new G-Series direct thermal and thermal transfer models are easily integrated into the workplace and offer more benefits than their predecessors with a faster print speed of up to 6” (152mm) per second rather than the 4” (102mm) p/s and a greater memory size so it can buffer larger designs to print quicker. They also have greater connectivity options with the option of 10/100 Ethernet, wireless and/or Bluetooth.
As the G-Series come with EPL and ZPL programming languages they are fully software compatible with all previous models as well as being fully backwards compatible with all labels and ribbons used by the 28 Series.
As well as the LP2844 and TLP2844 models, the whole 28 Series (excluding the RFID Printing R2844Z) are being discontinued. For details on these and replacement modes see below.
Take advantage of some of the great offers on discontinued models still available from AM Labels go to www.amlabels.co.uk.
AM Labels Limited provides all labels ribbons and consumables plus full and on-going maintenance and technical support to all LP2844 / TLP2844’s for at least 4 years.
Discontinuation dates and Replacements:

Model Configuration Last Time Buy from Zebra Replacement
LP2844 Ethernet 30th September 2009 GK420d
TLP2844 Ethernet 30th September 2009 GK420t
LP2844Z Ethernet 30th September 2009 GX420d
TLP2844Z Ethernet 30th September 2009 GX420t
TLP3842 All 30th September 2009 GX340t
TLP3844Z All 30th September 2009 GX340t
LP2844 Peel, Cutter & Memory/RTC 30th October 2009 GK420d
TL2844 Peel, Cutter & Memory/RTC 30th October 2009 GK420t
LP2844Z Peel & Cutter 30th October 2009 GX420d
TLP2844Z Peel & Cutter 30th October 2009 GX420t
LP2844 Standard 18th December 2009 GK420d
TLP2844 Standard 18th December 2009 GK420t
LP2844 Standard 18th December 2009 GK420d
TLP2844 Standard 18th December 2009 GK420t

After these dates there may be remaining stock available to be purchased from AM Labels, but no new stock can be purchased from Zebra Technologies.