The Cognitive TPG LBD24-2043-012G barcode printer creates a variety of barcode styles to suit a range of industries and environments. As an all-metal mechanism, this device is designed to print over 5,000 barcodes per day rapidly. Optional resolutions and different media and printing styles provide further customization options.

Durable Cognitive Barcode Printer

Browse barcode and label printers that feature an all-metal mechanism designed for long-term use. The metal construction and solid plastic cover provide durability so you can use the device in temperatures ranging from 41 to 104° Fahrenheit and stored between -4 to 122° Fahrenheit. With print speeds of 3 ips, this machine can print over 5,000 labels per day.

Variety of Barcode Types and Styles

This Advantage LX printer supports 10 font styles in bitmapped, international and scalable options. Each font can have size, boldness, spacing and rotation adjusted. With 21 different barcodes supported, this device is suitable for printing barcodes for a range of industries including retail, distribution, banking and health care.

Customizable Printing

Two different resolution settings, 101 and 203 dpi, provide options during printing setup. Set this desktop direct thermal printer to either direct thermal or thermal transfer printing. This printer supports media between 1 and 2.4in. (2.54 and 6cm) wide for the creation of different sized barcodes.

Advantage LX Mission Critical Desktop Printer
Field Proven Reliability, Simple Design, Strong Foundation for Rugged Label Applications

CognitiveTPG's most popular desktop label printer, the Advantage LX (formerly known as the Blaster or Blazer), is still the preferred industry choice for mission-critical desktop printer applications. It remains a much beloved printer by both its users and our resellers.


C Series
  • Simple Design, Strong Foundation
  • Full Metal Mechanism
  • Designed to print 5k plus labels per day
  • True Workhorse, Designed to Print 5k+ Labels Per Day
  • 4 MB flash memory
  • Standard 2 year warranty


  • C Series Consumer Goods
  • C Series Distribution
  • C Series Healthcare
  • C Series Entertainment
  • C Series Banking
  • C Series Government


Metal vs. Plastic
One touch will tell you that this is not a plastic component printer. We understand the environment and workload these printers endure, which is why we use solid metal framing, a metal print mechanism and components to give this printer rugged and industrial strength to stand up to some of the most challenging environments. See why they call it the "Printer You can Stand on."

Easy to Use, Large Capacity, Small Footprint
CognitiveTPG’s advanced command language (CPL) is so easy to use that programming it into any application is a snap. The printer has significant memory to hold plenty of fonts, graphics and other programming. Best yet, this rugged printer takes up very little space.

C Series

Fits Your Needs
Advantage LX is ideal for retail, healthcare, field service, and manufacturing industries.

C Series

Rugged & Reliable
Our "Wanted Alive Contest" was held to find the oldest, operational Advantage LX printer because we know these printers have the strength to withstand the harshest environments.

C Series

"I have owned my business for 15 years and the Advantage LX is the only piece of equipment that has NEVER broken down."


  2 inch Model 4 inch Model
Method Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer
Width (max) 2.2" (56 mm) 4.1" (104 mm)
Length (max) 40" (1016 mm) 20" (513 mm)
Speed (max) 3 ips (76 mm/sec) 3 ips (76 mm/sec)
Resolution 203 dpi (8 dpmm) 203 dpi (8 dpmm)
Width 1" - 2.4" (25 mm - 61 mm) 2" - 4.3" (50 mm - 109 mm)
Roll Diameter 4.7" (119 mm) 4.7" (119 mm)
Ribbon Length (TT only) 3150" (80 m) 3150" (80 m)
Indexing Black bar, notch, and gap Black bar, notch, and gap
21 standard bar codes, including Add2, Add5, Codabar, Code39, Code93, Code 128A/B/C, D2of5, 2of5, S2of5, EAN8/8+, EAN13/13+, EAN128, Maxicode, MSI/I1, PDF417, Plessey, Postnet, UPCA/A+/E/E1
Bitmapped 7 styles with up to 10x10 magnication, variable boldness and spacing
International Sans serif font in 7 pt. sizes, up to 4x4 magnication, variable boldness and spacing
Scalable Smooth Fonts 3 Ultra Font styles for smooth characters in any size and boldness
Rotations 0, 90, 180, 270 degrees
PCX and BMP formats
RAM - 8 MB, Flash - 4 MB
  Serial (DB9) Serial (DB9), Parallel (1284C)
  Parallel (1284B) Serial (DB9), Parallel (1284C), Ethernet
  Serial (DB9), Ethernet  
ELECTRICAL (for Advantage LX printers with S/N's starting with "L")
Auto-ranging 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 24 VDC Output
Operates at 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
Width 5.0" (127mm) 6.8" (173 mm)
Height 6.1" (155 mm) 6.1" (155 mm)
Depth 9.4" (238 mm) 9.4" (238 mm)
Weight (DT/TT) 3.1 lbs. (1.41 kg) / 3.9 lbs. (1.77 kg) 3.9 lbs. (1.77 kg) / 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)
Standard Quick Start Guide, power supply and cord (cord included only in LBxxx-2xx3-01x models)
Downloads from Web site Windows drivers, programmer's guide, NiceLabel design software, and User's Guide
Optional Communications cables, label (peeler) dispenser, Ethernet, real-time clock
Printer 24 months from date of purchase (requires registration and excludes printhead)
Cognitive Programming Language (CPL)