Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer For GNU/Linux (TPE-ZLBPRNT2054)

Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer For GNU/Linux (TPE-ZLBPRNT2054)
Get one of the worlds best thermal label printers for GNU/Linux. Until now thermal label printers were a challenge to get working on GNU/Linux. A severe lack of good documentation and support led to a lot of user frustration. Not any more! We've thoroughly documented the use of using the TPE-ZLBPRNT2054 thermal shipping label printer and submitted appropriate patches to ensure the printer "just works right out of the box". Just run through the add printer wizard, select the ZPL printer driver, and read up a bit on our documentation on printing labels. Print shipping labels for UPS, USPS, and even gain super human efficiency with multi-order shipping.

  • Works out of the box: No dependencies on proprietary drivers or OS-loaded binary blobs

  • 1-inch diameter core: Use media from 0.75" to 4.25" wide: Continuous receipts, bar codes, and shipping labels

  • Support documentation available for most popular and libre (free) distributions

  • Check out the printer in action for a bit more information, a quick setup, and demo print

  • USB and ethernet options for easy and flexible connectivity (make sure to select the right model below)

  • Lower labeling costs: No proprietary labels like with many cheap thermal label printers

  • Compact and quiet: Ideal for home and small office environments

  • Auto-calibration of media: Just a pleasure to use!

  • Get efficient: Print labels at up to 5 inches a second

  • USB model includes USB cable and both models include power cable and a printer


Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

Category Specification
Driver / printer languages ZPL
Resolution 8 dots/mm(203DPI)
Printing method Direct Thermal
Max print speed 127 mm / second or 5 inches /second
Max print width 108 mm or 4.25 inches
Max print length 2286 mm or 90 inches
Media Type Thermal paper (width 79.5± 0.5mm,thickness 0.06
Paper Supply Method 8 dots/mm(384 dots/line)
Media width 20-112mm (0.78" - 4.4")
Media thickness 0.06~0.16mm((2.36~6.3mil)
Label length 10~2,286mm(0.4''~90'')
Label roll capacity 127 mm (5") OD (outside wound)
Emulation TSPL, EPL, ZPL & DPL
Enclosure Double-walled plastic
Physical dimension 211 mm(W)× 240 mm (D)× 166 mm(H)
Weight 2.15kG or 4.75LB
Processor 32-bit RISC CPU
Memory 4MB Flash Memory, 8MB SDRAM, SD card reader for Flash memory expansion, up to 4 GB
Interface USB 2.0
Internal fonts 8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts
Barcode 1D bar code:Code 39, Code 93, Code 128UCC, Code 128 subsets A, B, C, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8,EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC 2(5) digits add-on, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, China POST 2D bar code:PDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR code
Font and barcode rotation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Great for Shipping labels, Product labeling, Patient identification, Pharmacy and product labeling, Price marking, Coupon and receipt printing, Inventory and product labeling, Boarding passes, Bag tags, Visitor ID, Evidence tracking, Parking passes, Light-industrial, Work-in-process and product labeling
Environment condition Operation: 5 ~ 40°C, 25 ~ 85% non-condensing, Storage: -40 ~ 60°C, 10 ~ 90% non-condensing
Compatible With Microsoft Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit), 8.1 (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 (32 and 64 bit), 2012 (32 and 64 bit), 2016 (32 and 64 bit), 2018 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X, Unix, and Linux (32 and 64 bit)


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)


Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 11
Parabola GNU/Linux 2013.04.27+
Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Lubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Kubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Fedora 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
Linux Mint 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
CentOS 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9

Most other recently released distributions are also compatible.

Planning to utilize the printer from multiple systems? Pick up the ethernet edition and have both USB and ethernet port options. Otherwise you'll get a variant that has only USB for a single system setup.

If your printer breaks you'll be glad you picked up a warranty. Our service plans include free telephone support and a replacement if your printer takes an early retirement.