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Brother PocketJet 3 Mobile Thermal Printer Kit (Monochrome)

B&H # BRPJ3K MFR # PJ522-K
Brother PocketJet 3 Mobile Thermal Printer Kit (Monochrome)


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Product Highlights

  • Print Full Letter Size Documents
  • 200dpi Resolution
  • Prints Without Ink or Ribbon
  • Monochrome Output
  • Integrated USB & IrDA (Infrared)
  • Print Three Pages-per-Minute (PPM)
  • Lightweight (1.12 lb, 544.3 g)
  • Bluetooth (Optional)
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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A Brother PocketJet 3 Mobile Printer Kit is one of the smallest, lightest and most effective full-page printing solutions you can buy for your on-the-go monochrome printing needs. Whether you use a laptop or a handheld device, the PocketJet 3 will give you sharp text, crisp graphics, and high-quality documents in almost any environment, including extreme temperature and pressure variations.

At barely over 10" (25.4cm) long and weighing 1.12 lb (508 g) including the battery, the Brother PocketJet 3 fits easily into your briefcase, computer bag, or can be quickly mounted in any vehicle or small work area. Using advanced Direct Thermal Printing Technology, the Brother PocketJet 3 eliminates the need for messy and expensive ink, toner, or ribbons, and achieves a respectable 203 x 200dpi resolution.

If a USB cable is not connected to the PocketJet 3 when it is turned on, the IrDA (infrared) connection is automatically enabled for printing wirelessly. Make sure your computer is set properly to send data via its infrared port, make sure the two infrared ports are aligned toward each other, and proceed to print.

This kit includes: 100 sheets of 8 x 11" (letter) direct thermal paper, a rechargeable Ni-MH battery, a faux leather carrying case and a 6' (1.8m) USB cable.

Note: For Mac users: you must download the driver for your OS from the included CD. You can contact Brother tech support if you need further assistance at 1-800-543-6144 x 1601.

Low Cost Operation
Fast Full-page Portable Printing up to 3 Pages-per-Minute
Nearly Unlimited OS Compatibility
Great Resolution (203 x 200 dpi)
Virtually Maintenance-free Mechanism with Very Few Moving Parts
Ultra-lightweight - Only 1.12 lb (508 g) Including Battery
No Ink Cartridges to Replace
Long-life Ni-MH Battery (Get up to 100 prints per full charge)
1-Year Limited Warranty and Unlimited Tech Support
Printing Method
Printing Technology Direct thermal printing
Maximum Resolution 203 x 200dpi
Ink Palette Monochrome
Surface Options Matte
Print Speed Up to 3ppm, text (at 5% density page coverage)
Input Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Printer Duty Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
Print Archival Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width 8.5"
Maximum Printable Area Letter: 8.2" x 10.72" (208mm x 270mm)
Legal: 8.2" x 13.78" (208mm x 347mm)
A4: 8.0" x 11.51" (203mm x 279mm)
Paper Sizes Letter, Legal, A4, Roll Paper in widths from 4" (101.6mm) - 8.5" (216mm)
Form Feed Modes Cut sheet
Fixed form length
Top of form sensor mark
Paper Types Thermal Paper - Cut Sheet, Continuous or Perforated Roll Paper, Fanfold
Paper Capacity Manual Feed Single Sheet
Continuous Roll (up to 100', 30.5m)
Special Media Support No
Interfaces IrDA
USB 1.1
Bluetooth (optional)
Compatible Memory Cards No
Direct Print Capable No
Network Capable No
PostScript Support No
Operating Systems Windows Vista / XP/ 2000 Professional / Mac OS X v10.3 or later / Linux / Blackberry / Palm OS / Pocket PC / Windows Mobile

Most BlackBerry, Palm, Pocket PC and Windows Mobile devices require 3rd party software for printing. 1

Please Note:

For Mac users: you must download the driver for your OS from the included CD. You can contact Brother tech support if you need further assistance at 1-800-543-6144 x 1601.

Status Display Indicator LED
Image Preview Display No
Front Panel Controls Power/Cancel
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50- 60 Hz with AC Adapter/Charger
DC: 14.4V from Ni-MH battery or 10-17 VDC from Car Adapter
Battery Life Ni-MH - over 100 pages (from 100% charge) 2
Please Note:

Tested at 68 °F (20 °C) with 5% page density.

Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.04 x 2.17 x 1.18" (255 x 55 x 30mm)
Weight 0.89 lb (404g)
1.12 lb (508g) with battery
Brother PocketJet 3 Mobile Thermal Printer Kit (Monochrome)
  • 100 x Sheets of Thermal Paper (8 x 11", Letter)
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery
  • AC Adapter & Cable
  • Integrated USB Interface Cable (6', 1.8m)
  • Head Cleaner
  • Carrying Case (Faux Leather)
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Quick Reference Card
  • Manual
  • 1-Year U.S.A. Limited Warranty & Unlimited Tech Support

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    BrotherPocketJet 3 Mobile Thermal Printer Kit (Monochrome)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Brother PocketJet 3 worth it.

    By I.T. TYD

    from New York City, New York

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact Design
    • Easy Setup
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Print Time
    • Low Ink Consumption
    • Reliable


      Best Uses

      • Black & white Documents
      • Graphics & Charts
      • Professional Documents

      Comments about Brother PocketJet 3 Mobile Thermal Printer Kit (Monochrome):

      After trying out several thermal printers for my sales dept., I settled on this Unit. The Unit was affordable. The package came with everything I needed to get started. Be careful you do not purchase the "Engine only" Unit for a lot less. Set up was very easy compared to other brands. In no time I was printing contracts cleanly and quickly. If you need quick, clear and reliable printing in the field, this is the one you want.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      Brother - 205521 AC Adapter
      • You Pay: $29.49
      Special Order ?
      This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
      PayPal Orders
      PayPal orders will be charged when the order is placed.
      International Orders
      For international orders, credit cards will be charged at time you place your order.

      Inks & Papers

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      Brother - Quality Paper - 8.5x11" - 100 Sheets
      • You Pay: $9.95

      Batteries & Power Supplies

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      Brother - 206679 Automobile Power Adapter (10')
      • You Pay: $19.99


      Brother - 201962 Carrying Case for Select Brother Mobile Printers
      • You Pay: $6.50

      Warranties & Support

      Brother - 2-Year Extended Warranty for Pentax PocketJet Printers
      • You Pay: $42.95
      Electronic Download ?
      This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.

      Care & Cleaning

      Brother - In-Vehicle Mount & Roll Feeder
      • You Pay: $95.11
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