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I am looking for a network-based label printer. I am looking at this Zebra LP-2844-Z printer.

  1. Unfortunately, it does not come with a network interface like the lower-end LP 2824 Plus.
  2. The ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server is both expensive for what it does (~$600) and only seems to support wireless networking, not wired. I prefer wired for reliability.

Questions:

  1. Can I use a cheaper off-the-shelf print server to turn the LP-2844Z to a network printer. Would I get any trouble communicating with the printer via its own programming language or via OPOS? (instead of the Windows driver)
  2. Are cheaper print servers reliable? Would I be better to get another printer model that has it built in directly to avoid having issues due to the print server?
  3. What other printer would you recommend?
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2- Looking at Axis print-servers link text

I use them over 10 years and no problem. Low price ~ $200

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and they work with Zebra printers and their proprietary programming language? (ZPL) –  Jason Kealey Jan 5 '11 at 23:41
    
I don't now, but you can ask tech support Axis. If the printer has LPT interface, I think (but I cannot check it!) yes. Write to Axis. –  Ratin Jan 6 '11 at 2:01
    
Giving you the best answer, as this probably depends on the print server vendor. –  Jason Kealey Feb 1 '11 at 13:44

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