Zebra QL 220 Plus Barcode Printers

Standard Features

  • Print method: Direct thermal
  • Rubber infused plastic over-mold design for tough conditions
  • Battery monitoring via a battery low indicator light or gauge on the optional LCD
  • Lithium ion battery
  • Open access design and center locking media loading
  • Backward compatible with Encore and Cameo media and cables
  • Label Vista and Windows printer drivers
  • Quick Flip Peel and Present Mode
  • Accommodates situations real-time and at the point of application
  • Offers a rugged, lightweight mobile solution
  • Connects to a wider variety of terminals
  • High speed processor for complex printing applications

The compact, lightweight QL 220 Plus direct thermal mobile printer delivers print widths up to 1.89” (48 mm). In addition to offering the rugged construction, user-friendly options, and flexible QuickLink connectivity that have made Zebra’s QL 220 and other QL series barcode printers so popular, the enhanced QL 220 Plus printer is specially designed for complex mobile printing applications. It’s built to handle increased levels of wireless security and to process complex labels up to four times faster, making it ideal for the secure transfer of sensitive data such as price lists, customer information, and medical records.

The QL 220 Plus is ideal for many applications, including price marking, shelf labeling, inter-store transfers, direct store vendor delivery an verification, and for mobile point of sale at boutique stores where space is at a premium.

Printer Specifications
203 dpi (8 dots/mm)


  • 2 MB SRAM
  • 2 MB Flash

Print width
1.89″ (48 mm) maximum

Print length
32″ (813 mm) maximum

Print speed
3″ (76 mm)/sec

Media sensors

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner width
.63″ (16 mm) to 2.18″ (55 mm)

Maximum roll diameter
2.2″ (55.9 mm)

Core diameter
Interchangeable .75″ (19.1 mm) or 1.38″ (34.9 mm)

Media thickness
Label thickness: 2.5 mil to 6.5 mil / Tag receipt thickness: 2.5 mil to 6.0 mil

Media types
roll-fed, die-cut, linerless, receipt

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature
DT: Operating temperature 5° F (-15° C) to 122° F (50° C) Direct thermal

Storage temperatures
-13° F (-25° C) to 158° F (70° C)

Operating humidity
10-80% non-condensing

Storage humidity
10-90% non-condensing

External charger options
Lithium Ion
2100 Ah
7.2 V

Agency approvals

  • FCC and CE Class B compliance
  • Design certified by CSA
  • CB Scheme report
  • NOM certified
  • C-Tick clearance

Physical Characteristics

3.57″ (90.7 mm)
7.15″ (181.6 mm)
2.96″ (75.2 mm)
1.04 lbs (0.47 kg)

Related Products

  • LCD control panel
  • 802.11b wireless local area network (WLAN) or Bluetooth
  • 2 MB SRAM; 2 MB Flash
  • Peel and present mode
  • Patent pending media width auto-sensing feature
  • Linerless printing
  • Spare Lithium Ion battery packs
  • Battery chargers
  • International character sets
  • Label Vista software for receipt and label design and font creation
  • Wireless Security Support (ie. VPN or WPA)

Communication and Interface Capabilities

  • RS-232 8PIN DIN connector serial port
  • Selectable baud rate 9600 to 115.2 kbps
  • Xon/Xoff or hardware flow control
  • Optional: Bluetooth
  • Optional: 802.11b Wireless LAN

Programming Languages

Core programming languages
EPL2, ZPL II, CPCL-native

Bar Codes/Symbologies
Code 128
Code 93
Code 39
EAN-8 and EAN-13 with 2 or 5 digit extensions
Interleaved 2-of-5
UPC-A and UPC-E with 2 or 5 digit extensions


Fonts and Graphics

  • Standard fonts: five resident scalable, rotatable fonts from 12-48 pt.
  • Downloadable soft fonts from Label Vista software
  • Optional internal character sets
  • Supports graphics, line and box drawing features; PCX and bitmap

Getting Started

User’s Guides and Manuals