**This item is the Wi-Fi variant of the Alpha 2R and it is direct thermal (as with all other TSC mobile printers).**Print receipts and tickets on demand and on the go with TSC s Alpha-2R mobile 2-inch receipt/label printer. The Alpha-2R is TSC s smallest and most affordable mobile receipt/label printer. While cost-effective the Alpha-2R is still equipped with important basic features and offers a selection of competitive accessories.The Alpha-2R is TSC s third mobile printer offering in the Alpha Series of cost-efficient high durability printers that now includes 2 3 and 4 wide mobile printers. The Alpha-2R is a comfortable light-weight printer capable of working with any mobile printing application where you need access to quick simple receipts or tickets.