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Zebra QLn Series Mobile Printers

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Zebra QLn Series Mobile Printers Features

Zebra’s popular QL™ family of direct-thermal mobile label printers has built a highly satisfied following based upon its proven drop-resistant durability; user-friendly, productivity-boosting features; and easy integration. As Zebra’s third generation of QL printers, the QLn™ series extends these QL-platform benefits to the “nth” power.A new seamless, one-piece design joins the printer’s over-molding to make the printer even more durable. The QLn printer can boost your operation’s productivity through a larger, sharper,easier-to-navigate display; faster, higher-quality printing; a variety of proactive alerts that help keep working printers in employees’ hands; and many convenient charging accessories. And your IT department will find the QLn printer easier to integrate into existing environments with such features as Zebra Global Printing, improved network performance—including 802.11n wireless LAN capability for more robust and reliable connectivity and throughput—and ZebraLink™ support.

Ideal for these applications


Labels for shipping and receiving

Pick-pack-apply (inventory control, work-in-process, parts tracking

Asset management

Shelf/bin/box/pallet (pick tickets)

Transportation & Logistics

Labels for shipping, receiving, cross-docking


Shipping dock (asset/fleet management, pick tickets, parcel/logistics receipts)


Distribution centers (as for Transport and Logistics)

In-store shelf labels, markdowns

Zebra QLn Series Mobile Printers Specifications

Printer Name



Standard Features

• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics

• CPCL and ZPL® programming languages

• 256 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt formats, fonts, and graphics

• 2330 mAh (nominal) 17.2 Wh removable Li-Ion Smart Battery

• Built-in battery charger

• Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors

• Easy to use peel and present mode

• Label present sensor for issuing labels one at a time

• Tear bar for easy receipt dispensing

• Belt clip for unobtrusive and convenient printing

(not compatible with extended capacity battery)

• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths

• “Clamshell” design for easy media loading

• Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server (with customizable HTML pages),

Wavelink Avalanche®

• Large, easy to read LCD control panel 240 x 128 pixels

• LCD can be customized using WML (text and icons)

• 5-way navigation buttons, two software defined keys

• Printer alerts on the display, help menus

• Tolerance of multiple drops from 5’/1.52 m to concrete

• IP43 dust- and water-resistance rating (IP54 with soft case)

• Label odometer

• Real-time clock

Printer Specifications


• 203 dpi/8 dots per mm


128 MB RAM; 256 MB Flash (standard)

Print width

• QLn220: 1.9”/48 mm

• QLn320: 2.9”/72 mm

Print length

• Min: 0.5”/12.7 mm

• Max: 32”/813 mm

Print speed

Up to 4”/100 mm per second

Media sensors

Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors; Label present sensor for issuing labels one at a time

Operating Characteristics


• Operating Temperature: -4° F/-20° C to 122° F/50° C

• Storage/Transport Environment: -13° F/-25° C to 158° F/65° C

• Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

• Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Agency approvals

• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Class-B, EN60950, EN55024 and VCCI class B

• Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, and EN61000-4-5

• Safety: CE, UL, TUV, CSA

Media Characteristics

Media width

• QLn220: 0.63”/16 mm to 2.18”/55.4 mm

• QLn320: 1.0”/25 mm to 3.125”/79 mm

Media length

• QLn220: 0.5”/12.7mm to 32”/813mm

• QLn320: 0.5”/12.7 mm to 32”/813 mm or continuous

Maximum media roll size

• QLn220: 2.2”/55.9 mm OD on a 0.75”/19 mm or 1.375”/34.9 mm

• QLn320: 2.6”/66 mm OD on a 0.75”/19 mm or

• 1.375”/34.9 mm

Media thickness

• QLn220: 2.3 mil to 5.5 mil

• QLn320: 2.3 mil to 6.5 mil

Media types

Die-cut, roll-fed, receipt, linerless, black bar, black mar

Physical characteristics

QLn220 QLn320
Width: 3.5”/89 mm 4.6”/117 mm
Height: 2.75”/70 mm 3.3”/84 mm
Depth: 6.5”/165 mm 6.8”/173 mm
Weight: 1.35 lbs/0.57 kg

with battery

1.6 lbs/0.72 kg

with battery

Note: The Extended Capacity Li-Ion Smart Battery option adds 0.20 lbs/0.09 kg to the weight and 0.6”/16mm to the height of either QLn series printer.

ZebraLink Solutions


• ZebraDesigner™ Pro

• ZebraDesigner

• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise

• ZebraDesigner Driver

• Zebra Setup Utility

• Multiplatform Software Development Kit


• CPCL and ZPL programming languages

• ZBI 2.x™—Powerful programming language that lets printers run standalone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more


Fonts and character sets

• Five resident scalable, rotatable fonts available from 12-48 pt.

• Downloadable soft fonts

• Optional international character sets

Barcode symbologies

• Barcode Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1

• Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/

EAN128, Code 128, Codabar (NW-7), Interleaved 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on

• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR Code, GS1 DataBar™ (RSS) family, Aztec, MSI/Plessey, FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39

Communication and Interface Capabilities

• 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g/n radios with support for:

• WEP, TKIP, and AES encryption


• 802.1x

• WPA and WPA2

• 802.11d and 802.11i

• Bluetooth® 2.1 radio

• Security modes 1 – 4

• Dual 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 radio

(coming soon)

• 10/100 Ethernet support (via docking cradle)

Cabled Communications Specifications

• USB 2.0 full-speed interface (12 Mbps)

• Mini-B connector with optional strain relief

• Serial interface: 14-pin RS-232C port for communication to terminal or other host up to 115.2 Kbps

Options and Accessories

Charging Options

• Charge the battery inside the printer using:

• AC adapter

• Single cradle

• Quad cradle

• Charge the battery outside the printer using:

• Smart charger

• Quad charger

Optional Features and Accessories

• Linerless printing (with silicone platen roller only)

• ZBI 2.x

• Spare batteries

• 4300 mAh (nominal) 31.0 Wh removable Extended Capacity Li-Ion Smart Battery

• AC adapter (ENERGY STAR® qualified)

• SC2 smart battery single charger (ENERGY STAR qualified)

• Quad battery charger

• QLn-EC—single bay Ethernet and charging cradle (not compatible with extended capacity battery)

• QLn-EC4—quad bay Ethernet and charging cradle, with internal switch and stacking port (not compatible with extended capacity battery)

• Shoulder strap

• Hand strap

• Soft case (IP54 rating when used)—not compatible with extended capacity battery

• Serial and USB cables with strain relief


Getting Started

User’s Guides and Manuals