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PocketJet 7 versus PocketJet 8

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Raul Palacios
Raul Palacios
Director of Product Management

Inviting all PocketJet 7 fans to test drive the supercharged PocketJet 8

Buckle in, because the PocketJet is trailblazing full-page mobile printing again. Starting with faster speeds from the point you power on to printing out – you save time on every print. The PocketJet 8 is refining what you already love in compact printing with improved print quality and upgraded connectivity options.1 Bonus, we kept it the same perfect size so your existing PocketJet 7 accessories and mounts are compatible! Let’s dig in to the newest features that’ll get you revving.


We’ve fine-tuned the PocketJet to be fast…faster… the fastest full-page mobile thermal printer in the PocketJet lineup. Think 13.5 ppm with improved speed of 3.0 inches per second. While the PocketJet 7 boasted an impressive 9.8 ppm and 1.6 inches per second, we think the difference is clear. And that’s not all: we’ve dramatically reduced first page output time, from 23.9 seconds to 6.1 seconds.

Meet needs beyond speed

While you’ll love the new pace of the PocketJet 8, there’s even more to be excited about. There are new ways to connect and integrate, customization options, more media options, and an expanded 2-year limited warranty. The new PocketJet 8 leverages dual radios and USB-C technology so you can charge and communicate, all from one cable. It’s technology, untangled.

You might just have to see it to believe it—so claim your free demo printer today or check out this in-depth PocketJet 7 and PocketJet 8 comparison.

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  pocket Jet
PocketJet 8
pocket Jet
PocketJet 7
Print Speed 13.5 ppm
3.0 ips
9.8 ppm
1.6 ips
First Page Output Time 6.1 sec 23.9 sec
Media Direct Thermal: Fanfold, Roll and Single Sheet Direct Thermal: Fanfold, Roll and Single Sheet
Media Thickness Standard & Thicker Sheets and Labels
Up to 6.3 mil / 0.16 mm
Standard Sheets
Up to 5.0 mil / 0.127 mm
Media Guides 4 Guide Ribs plus imprint guidance showing media loading 3 Guide Ribs
Print Quality Standard Dithering, Error Diffusion and Selection of Speed vs Quality Standard Dithering
Stencil Mode Standard Dither or
Improved Binary Halftoning
Standard Dither or Binary Halftoning
USB Support v2.0 Type-C Connector with charging v2.0 mini B connector
Wi-Fi* 802.11a/b/g/n
2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11r – Fast Roaming802.11i – Improved Security
Bluetooth* Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Dual Radio* Standard
Easy Pairing* NFC for Bluetooth or Bluetooth and Wi-Fi MAC Address on Config Print
Power Battery, Adapter or Combo (Battery + AC Adapter) for higher print speed Battery or Adapter
Power Consumption USB – 0.6W
BT – 0.6W
BT/Wi-Fi – 1.2W
USB – 1.1W
BT – 1.2W
BT/Wi-Fi – 1.5W
Battery* 1750 mAh 1750 mAh
Accessories Same as PJ7 plus the following:
USB AC Charging Adapter (Type-C)
Paper Guides
Mounting, Cases, Anti Curl case, AC Adapter, DC Adapter
Charging 2 hours – AC adapter with USB-C or Standard 3 hours – AC Adapter
Out of Box Printing Windows Driver, Android Mopria, AirPrint Windows Driver, Android Mopria, AirPrint
Integration iOS and Android iOS and Android
Device Management BRAdmin and SOTI BRAdmin
Certifications Energy Star and EPEAT Silver
Emulations ESC/P_P, ESC/P_B, Raster_P, P-touch Template, ZPL II ESC/P_P, ESC/P_B, Raster_P, P-touch Template
QR Code Help Link Standard for setup or customizable
Warranty 2-year Limited Select 1-year Limited Premier

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1Compared to PocketJet 7 models.
*Applies to specific configurations.

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