Zebra Z Series Quick Reference Guide

Z4Mplus/Z6Mplus/R4Mplus
Quick Reference Guide
Use this guide to operate your printer on a daily basis. For more detailed information, refer to
the User Guide.
External View
Figure 1 • Exterior of Printer
Front
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Rear
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Control panel
Media door
Power switch (O = Off, I = On)
AC power connector
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Control Panel
Control Panel
The control panel (Figure 2) indicates the printer’s operating status and controls basic printer
operation.
Figure 2 • Control Panel
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PAUSE
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Power light
PAUSE light
Error light
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Data light
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LCD
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PAUSE button
On when the printer is on.
On when the printer is paused.
Blinks or remains on when the
printer needs attention.
Blinks quickly when the printer is
receiving data.
Shows the printer’s operating
status.
Starts or stops printer operation
when pressed.
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Printer Components
Printer Components
Figure 3 shows the components inside the media compartment of your printer. Depending on
installed options, your printer may look slightly different.
Figure 3 • Printer Components
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Printhead assembly
Control panel
Media door
Media supply hanger
Media supply guide
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Ribbon take-up spindle
Ribbon supply spindle
Dancer assembly
Printhead release latch
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Load Media
Load Media
Use the instructions in this section to load roll media in Tear-Off mode (Figure 4). For
instructions for loading fanfold media or for loading in different print modes, refer to the
User Guide.
Figure 4 • Tear-Off Mode Media Path
Caution • When you are loading media or ribbon, remove all jewelry that could come into
contact with the printhead or other printer parts.
To Load Roll Media in Tear-Off Mode, complete these steps:
1. Remove and discard any tags or labels that are dirty or that are held by adhesives or tape.
Tag Stock
Labels
2. Flip down the media supply guide.
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3. Place the roll of media on the media supply hanger. Push the roll as far back as it will go.
4. Flip up the media supply guide, and then slide it in until it touches the edge of the roll.
5. Press the printhead release latch to open the printhead assembly. Lift the printhead until it
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Load Media
6. Slide out the media guide.
7. Feed the media under the dancer assembly (1), through the slot in the transmissive
sensor (2—standard transmissive sensor shown), and under the ribbon sensor (3).
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8. Push the media to the back of the transmissive sensor (1). Slide in the media guide (2)
until it touches the edge of the media.
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9. Close the printhead assembly.
10. If the printer is paused (the Pause light is blinking), press PAUSE to enable printing.
Load Ribbon
Always use ribbon that is wider than the media to protect the printhead from wear. For direct
thermal printing, do not load ribbon in the printer.
Figure 5 • Ribbon Path
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Printhead assembly
Ribbon supply spindle
Ribbon take-up spindle
Tension blades
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Load Media
Caution • When you are loading media or ribbon, remove all jewelry that could come into
contact with the printhead or other printer parts.
To load ribbon, complete these steps:
1. Press the printhead release latch to open the printhead assembly. Lift the printhead until it
latches open.
2. Orient the ribbon with the loose end unrolling clockwise.
3. Place the roll of ribbon on the ribbon supply spindle (1) and push it all the way back.
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4. Pull the end of the ribbon under the printhead assembly (1) and out the front of the printer.
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5. Close the printhead assembly.
6. Wind the ribbon clockwise onto the ribbon take-up spindle (1).
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Remove Used Ribbon
To remove used ribbon, complete these steps:
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Caution • Do not cut the ribbon directly on the ribbon take-up spindle. Doing so may
damage the spindle.
If the ribbon has not run out, cut or break it before the ribbon take-up spindle (1).
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2. To loosen the ribbon, squeeze it against the ribbon take-up spindle tension blades (1). At
the same time, turn the ribbon take-up spindle release knob counterclockwise (2).
The tension blades collapse into the ribbon take-up spindle, loosening the ribbon.
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3. Slide the used ribbon off of the ribbon take-up spindle and discard.
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