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PocketJet 8 full-page
portable thermal printer

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Legendary performance, redefined.

For almost 30 years, Brother PocketJet has set the standard for full-page portable thermal printers. And the PocketJet 8 mobile thermal printer delivers even more – faster print speeds, wider connectivity options, enhanced quality, and a broader range of paper and label capabilities1. All this, while remaining the same compact size to work with the wide variety of existing Brother PocketJet 7 printer mounts and accessories. Backed by lifetime customer service2 and our industry-leading 2-year premier limited warranty, the Brother PocketJet 8 is worry-free and revving to print practically anywhere you need to be. Buckle in – it’s a portable thermal printer that’s ready to deliver at the speed you need.

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Fast comes standard

From powered on to printing out in seconds flat. Shift into high gear with fast print speeds and high-quality printing for all the details and small fonts. Brother PocketJet 8 portable thermal printers deliver uncompromising full-page quality with extra mileage to help you work, faster.

Our innovation, your solution

Take your 8in x 11in thermal printer to the next level by creating the PocketJet printer you need. With a lightweight yet powerful build, long-lasting battery, more media options1, off-the-shelf software and a wide variety of mounts and accessories, you can fully customize the Brother PocketJet 8 for your productivity.

Technology untangled

Break away from messy cables with this portable printer USB-C connection for power and communication, or print cord-free via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth wireless technology. Plus, multiple-OS compatibility, AirPrint®, and Print Service Plug-in options make it simple for this portable thermal printer to print from existing systems.

Legacy-backed peace of mind

With a 2-year limited warranty and responsive lifetime customer support, the Brother PocketJet has set the pace with millions of full-page portable thermal printers for almost 30 years. Brother is the innovative technology pit crew “at your side”.

PocketJet 8 portable thermal printer features

  • USB 2.0, Wi-Fi®, MFi, and Bluetooth® wireless technology3
  • iOS® SDK, Android SDK, and Print Service Plug-in
  • Windows®, macOS®, and Linux (via USB) OS compatibility
  • Up to 300dpi high-resolution print technology3

Which model is right for you?

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Standard resolution

Print quality 8.5-inch documents at 203dpi with these compact, affordable, and capable mobile printers.

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High resolution

Print high-resolution 8.5-inch documents with the consistent clarity of 300dpi print resolution.

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P-touch EDGE
Technology Direct Thermal Direct Thermal Thermal Transfer
Print Width 5.8in to 8.5in 2in to 4in .35in to 1.26in
Uses Full-page Printing Receipts, Tags, Labels Laminated Labels
Resolution Up to 300dpi Up to 203dpi Up to 360dpi
Print Speed1 Up to 3ips Up to 6ips Up to 3.1ips
Weight 1.06lbs to 1.34lbs 0.34lbs to 1.87lbs 0.9lbs to 2.65lbs
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Exact features & specs may vary by model

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Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Leverages Brother Thermal Paper for Top Quality in Mobile Printing

The Wayne County Sheriff’s department learned from experience just how important it is to use a high-quality thermal paper with their in-vehicle mobile printers. Read their story to find out why switching from third-party supplies to Brother genuine thermal paper was the answer to their mobile printing problems.

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Smart solutions for your needs

Implement easily, update seamlessly, and print freely with innovative software and apps.

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P-touch Transfer Manager
P-touch Transfer Manager

Convert and transfer your P-touch Editor designs, databases, and printer settings into Brother printers with P-touch Transfer Manager.

LabelSuite<sup>™</sup> Design Software
LabelSuite<sup>™</sup> Design Software
LabelSuite Design Software

Discover a user-friendly interface, a huge library of templates, and integrated labeling design assistants for the ease and customization it takes to succeed.


A total barcode labeling software solution – MarkMagic solves labeling/forms design and printing challenges in one powerful package.

TEKLYNX CODESOFT Barcode Label Software
TEKLYNX CODESOFT Barcode Label Software
TEKLYNX CODESOFT Barcode Label Software

Create barcode labels fast with helpful wizards, an intelligent interface, and robust database connections.

NiceLabel Label Management System
NiceLabel Label Management System
NiceLabel Label Management System

Easily design barcode labels in minutes using a simple Microsoft® Excel database.

SAP<sup>®</sup> Vendor Partner
SAP<sup>®</sup> Vendor Partner
SAP® Vendor Partner

As a gold-level member of the SAP® Printer Vendor program, Brother enables easy printing to our printers direct from within the SAP® ERP environment.

BarTender<sup>®</sup> Label Management Software
BarTender<sup>®</sup> Label Management Software
BarTender® Label Management Software

Easily design, manage and print your documents, barcode labels and RFID tags with BarTender to improve quality, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs.

SOTI Connect Mobile Device Management
SOTI Connect Mobile Device Management
SOTI Connect Mobile Device Management

Manage and secure large deployments of printers and other devices with this web-based IoT management solution.

Microsoft<sup>®</sup> Office Add-Ins
Microsoft<sup>®</sup> Office Add-Ins
Microsoft® Office Add-Ins

This toolbar add-on for Microsoft® Word, Excel, and Outlook lets you print custom designed labels with the touch of a button.

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