TSP828 Thermal Printer

TSP828 Thermal Printer

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The TSP828 sets the standard when it comes to desktop label printing. With the TSP828, Star meets the high quality, ease-of-use demands of the desktop thermal label printer market. The TSP828 is perfect for all of your printing applications, from shipping and receiving, to health care and retail.

The TSP828 can accommodate various labels formats and widths. The built-in peeler will speed you through your print jobs in an instant, and the rear exit liner ensures no worries of hassling with waste. Print batch jobs or auto-peel your labels without overlapping thanks to the TSP828’s ability to sense when a label is still in the dispenser. When it’s time to replace your labels, just drop them in and start printing - No need to feed or wind anymore! All of these features make the TSP828 the only true clamshell label printer available with such capabilities.

  • High Speed Output - Up to 150mm/sec

  • Automatically Peels and Presents Labels

  • Easily Configured Into Batch Printing Mode

  • Detects Opacity or Black Marks Between Labels

  • "Drop-In & Print" Paper Loading

  • Fully Adjustable Roll Widths from 1.7" ~ 4.4”

  • 1 & 2 Dimensional Barcode Support


Printer Method

Direct Line Thermal

Print Speed

26 Labels Per Minute (150 mm/sec)

Printer Case Color

Putty or Gray

Model Available

Tear Bar Only with Auto-Peeler

Print Resolution

203 dpi (8 dots per mm)

Two Color Print Capability

Red & Black / Blue & Black / Green & Black (Two color thermal paper required)

Font Size

12 x 24, 9 x 24, 16 x 24

Bar Codes

9 versions

Paper Specifications
Thermal Label Roll
Thermal Receipt Roll

Roll Diameter
Transmissive/Gap Sensor
Black Mark Sensor
Paper Out Sensor
Paper Low Sensor
Maximum Print Width

41 – 108mm (± 0.5mm)
45 – 112mm (± 0.5mm)

Up to 190µm maximum
Up to 110 mm
"Drop-In & Print"
Configurable by Dip Switch
104mm Maximum

Cover Open Sensor


Multiple Copy Support


Journal Capability


Label Support

Yes; Detects gaps or black marks between labels

Power Supply

External; Required PS60A External Power Supply Included in Box

Drivers Available

Windows® XP 32 Bit, Vista 32/64 Bit, Windows 7 32/64 Bit, Server 2008 32/64 Bit, XP Embedded, CE, POSReady 2009, OPOS™, JavaPOS™, USB Vendor Class, Linux™, Mac OS X, StarIO SDK

Digitally Signed (WHQL)


Swappable Interfaces



Dual 9 Pin RS232C Serial/USB, Parallel, or Ethernet

Emulation Modes

Star Mode

Peripheral Drive Circuit  


Power Consumption 

Average 2.0 Amp. Printing, 0.1 Amp. Standby
Requires PS60A External Power Supply

Operating Conditions

Temperature: 5ºC to 45ºC 
Humidity: 10% - 90% RH (without condensation)

Storage Conditions

Temperature: -20ºC to 60ºC 
Humidity: 10% - 90% RH


180mm(W) x 213 (D) x 157(H) mm
2.0 kg

Reliability MCBF
Print Head

37 Million Lines

Included with Printer

Installation CD with Drivers and Manuals, PS60A External Power Supply, Set  Up Sheets, Start Up Thermal Label Roll, Ferrite Core, Tension Shaft for Receipt Paper Use, Seagull Scientific BarTender™ Lite Label Software Demo CD


3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty (US and Canada)


Vertical Stand – VS-T800
Wall Mount Bracket – WB-T800
Swappable Interfaces
24V Mobile Power Supply