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Zebra Z Series Barcode Printer

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Zebra Z Series Barcode Printer Features

Overview of Zebra Z Series Barcode Printer

Standard Features

  • Print methods: Thermal transfer or direct thermal
  • Construction: Die-cast aluminum base, frame and printhead mechanism
  • Metal media cover with large clear window
  • Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3™) for superior print quality
  • Auto-calibration • Real-time clock
  • Auto-ranging (90–265 VAC) power supply
  • Color-coded operator cues
  • Multi-language control panel with back-lit
  • 240 x 128 pixel display • ZPL II®
  • XML-Enabled printing—Direct-connect integration for bar code label printing that eliminates license fees and print server hardware, and lowers customization and programming costs

ZM400™ and ZM600™—Flexing New Powers

The ZM400 and ZM600 printers bring added flexibility to the popular Z Series platform, which has always stood out from the competition in terms of both performance and price. With 10-inches-per-second print speed, industry-leading throughput, rugged reliability, and a wide selection of options, these full-sized metal printers enhance productivity in tough environments and demanding applications.

Better Connected for a Connected World

The new Z Series printers better connect with most warehouse/ manufacturing and business applications. The ZM400 and ZM600 are better connected to your network—through USB 2.0, 802.11b/g secure wireless, or our new ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server that allows simultaneous parallel and Ethernet connectivity. They’re better connected to your applications—with RFID Ready investment protection, choice of print resolution including 600 dpi, and XML-Enabled printing as a standard feature. And they’re better connected to your needs—with easy setup via a large, easy-to-read front panel that includes Asian-language support; easy loading of supplies; and easy maintenance with quick-changing printheads and platens.

Zebra Z Series Barcode Printer Specifications

Printer Specifications


203 dpi/8 dots per mm; 300 dpi/12 dots per mm; 600 dpi/24 dots per mm (ZM400 only) Memory

• Standard: 8 MB Flash, 16 MB DRAM

• Optional: Factory Installed 64 MB Flash

Print Width

• ZM400: 4.09”/104 mm

• ZM600: 6.6”/168 mm

Print Length

• ZM400: with 203 dpi: 157”/3,988 mm; with 300 dpi 73”/1,854 mm; with 600 dpi 39”/991 mm

• ZM600: with 203 dpi: 102”/2,590 mm; with 300 dpi 45”/1,143 mm

Print Speed

• 203 dpi: 10”/254 mm per second;

• 300 dpi: 8”/203 mm per second; • 600 dpi: 4”/102 mm per second

Media Sensors

• Fixed reflective sensor

• Adjustable transmissive sensor media characteristics

Maximum Label and Liner Length

Maximum non-continuous: 39”/991 mm

Maximum Label and Liner Width

• ZM400: 4.5”/114 mm

• ZM600: 7.0”/178 mm

Maximum Roll Diameter

8.0”/203 mm

Core Diameter

3”/76 mm

Media Thickness

0.0023”/0.058 mm to 0.010”/.25 mm

Media Types

• Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark

• For optimum print quality and performance, use genuine Zebra™ supplies.

Ribbon Characteristics Outside Diameter

3.2”/81.3 mm

Standard Length

984’/300 m or 1476’/450 m


• 3:1 media roll to ribbon.

• Ribbon must be at least as wide as media


• ZM400: 2.00”/51 mm to 4.33”/110 mm

• ZM600: 2.00”/51 mm to 6.85”/174 mm

Ribbon setup

• Ribbon wound ink-side out (ribbon wound ink-side in can be used with optional ribbon spindle on ZM400)

Core I.D.

1.0”/25.4 mm

Operating Characteristics


• Operating temperature: 32º F/0º C to to 104º F/40º C (Direct Thermal) 40º F/5º C to 104º F/40º C (Thermal Transfer)

• Storage temperature: -40º F/-40º C to 140º F/60º C

• Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing

• Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing


Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 90-265 VAC; 48-62Hz

Agency Approvals

• IEC 60950-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2,3 • Markings: cULus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, CCC, GOST-R, BMSI, S-Mark, MIC, ZIK

Physical Characteristics

• Width: 10.9”/278 mm

• Height: 13.3”/338 mm

• Depth: 18.7”/475 mm

• Weight: 32.4 lbs/15 kg

• Shipping weight: 49 lbs/22 kg


Solutions Software

• ZebraDesigner™ Pro

• ZebraDesigner for XML

• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise

• ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0

• Zebra Universal Driver

• ZBI-Developer™

• Additional scalable and bitmapped fonts available


• ZebraNet Wireless Plus

• ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server

• RS-232C serial port

• High-speed, IEEE1284, bi-directional parallel interface

• USB 2.0



• EPL™

• XML-Enabled Printing

• APL-I™/APL-D™ (Contact Zebra Development Services for additional details)

• Web View

• Alert

• ZBI 2.0™


Fonts and Character Sets

• 7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable

• Native open type font support

• Global Printing—Unicode™ compliant for fast multi-language, on demand thermal printing right out of the box.

• Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging Inc.

Graphic Features

• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos

• ZPL II drawing commands—for boxes and lines

Bar Code Symbologies

• Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, Code16k, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case C Codes, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code

• 2-Dimensional: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, GS1 DataBar (RSS), Aztec

Options and Accessories

• Factory installed 64 MB Flash memory option

• Cutter with catch tray

• Peel—a front mount, passive peel option with no liner take-up

• Liner take-up (works with peel option)—full roll liner take-up spindle (fits standard base, ZM400 only)

• Rewind—internally rewinds full label roll on 3” core (comes with taller, non-standard printer base)

• RS-422/485 serial port adapter

• Optional ribbon spindle to support ribbon wound ink-side in (ZM400 only)


Getting Started

User’s Guides and Manuals