Zebra® HC100™ Wristband Printer

Zebra HC100™ Wristband Printer
A Total Solution for Wristband
Zebra's HC100™ wristband printer was
developed to maximize ease of use.
Just pop the easy-to-load cartridges
containing Zebra's Z-Band® wristbands
into the printer—and print individual
wristbands. The wide range of available
wristbands are suitable for hospital
patient identification as well as guest
identification at hospitality venues and
attractions such as amusement parks,
sporting events and zoos.
It’s easy-to-load feature requires
minimal user action as the printer
detects the wristband type and size and
automatically calibrates the settings for
optimal print quality and reduced waste.
There is minimal training required to use
the HC100—loading or switching the
cartridge is a quick and simple task.
The wristband cartridges are available
in a wide variety of wristband sizes and
colors and feature a waterproof adhesive,
making the HC100 an ideal solution
for amusement and water park guest
identification. With faster print speeds,
wait lines at the point of entrance
are reduced, improving the customer
experience and staff productivity.
Ideal for These Applications
Patient Identification: hospitals,
outpatient clinics
Guest Identification: amusement
parks, water parks, resorts,
carnivals, concerts, sporting
events, zoos
The HC100 withstands most hospital
disinfectants and with more connectivity
options—including 802.11b/g wireless
LAN capability—and a small footprint,
the HC100 printer works with your
network and fits your workspace. The
HC100 allows you to print patient
information and all industry standard
one- and two-dimensional barcode
symbologies directly onto Zebra's Z-Band
direct thermal wristbands—featured with
an antimicrobial coating and available
with adhesive or clip closure, in a
variety of sizes, colors and materials—
enabling hospital staff to process patient
admissions quickly and safely.
Genuine Zebra™ Wristbands for the HC100 Printer
Healthcare Wristbands
Zebra’s Z-Band thermal wristbands allow you to print patient information
and barcodes directly on the wristbands.
Determined MR-Safe by an independent MRI testing company
Feature a silver antimicrobial coating that protects the wristband
Scannable up to 14 days, promoting quality patient care and safety
Quick and easy to print and fasten using an adhesive tab or color clip
Zebra HC100 Wristband Printer Data Sheet
Attraction and Event Wristbands
Enable cashless point-of-sale and access management with print-on-demand
barcoded wristbands. The Zebra HC100 printer and direct thermal Z-Band® Fun
or Z-Band® Splash wristbands can:
Reduce ticket fraud; revenue losses associated with theft and counterfeits
Improve transaction speeds
Enhance each guest’s experience with barcode scanning
Lower total cost of ownership with increased convenience and rewards
Printer Name
Hospitality Wristbands
• One-day and multi-day wristband options.
• Seven bright colors.
• Designed for amusement parks, water parks,
carnivals, zoos, sporting events and resorts.
• Variable print-on-demand barcoded wristbands
means the wristband does not have value until
printed, reducing ticket fraud.
Standard Features
• Quick & easy wristband cartridge loading
• Automatic print speed setting—up to
4 ips depending on installed cartridge
• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text
and graphics
• Dual-wall frame, impact-resistant plastic
• ZPL® or ZPL II® programming language
• 32 bit RISC processor
• 8 MB (2 MB user-available) Flash
memory (standard)
• 16 MB (4 MB user-available) SDRAM
memory (standard)
• Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3™) for superior
print quality
• Dual communications interface: serial and USB
• Odometer for print-length tracking
• Illuminated media low/media out indicator
• Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
• Unicode™-compliant for multi-language printing
• Instant media calibration—no wasted media
• 16 resident expandable bitmap fonts
• One resident scalable font
• Head-up sensor
• Standard tear-off mode feature
• XML-enabled printing—allows XML
communications from information systems
• ENERGY STAR® qualified
Operating Characteristics
• Operating temperature: 40° F/4.4° C
to 104° F/40° C
• Storage temperature: -40° F/-40° C
to 140° F/60° C
• Operating humidity: 20%-85%
non-condensing R.H.
• Storage humidity: 5%-85%
non-condensing R.H.
Wristband Cartridge Environmental
• Service temperature: -40° F/-40° C to
140° F/60° C
• Storage temperature: 32° F/0° C to 70°F/21° C
at 35% to 50% non-condensing R.H.
• Universal power supply (PFC-compliant)
100–240VAC, 50–60Hz
• ENERGY STAR qualified printer
Agency Approvals
Minimum Print Length
• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick
• Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN 55022
Class B and EN 55024
• Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950-1:2001,
• Power supply: IEC 60601-1:1995
• 3"/76 mm
Physical Characteristics
Printer Specifications
Maximum Print Length
• 22"/558 mm
Print Widths
• 0.75"/19.05 mm, 1"/25.4 mm, 1.1875"/30.16 mm
• 300 dpi/12 dots per mm
Maximum Print Speed
• 2"/51 mm per second (Healthcare)
• 4"/102 mm per second (Z-Band Fun
& Z-Band Splash)
Media Characteristics
Zebra offers a comprehensive range of wristband
solutions for healthcare and hospitality industries.
Healthcare Wristbands
• Adhesive or clip closure.
• Adult, child and infant sizes.
• Barcodes on Z-Band wristbands are proven to
withstand water, soaps, foams, alcohol and
other common solvents found in a healthcare
environment, and remain scannable for longer
than the average patient stay.
Width: 5"/127 mm
Height**: 7"/178 mm
Depth: 9.5"/242 mm
Weight: 3.1 lbs/1.4 kg
** Requires 6"/153 mm clearance above printer to
load cartridge
Healthcare wipeable plastic is designed to
withstand a variety of disinfectants, chemicals and
cleaning solutions. See zebra.com for full list.
• Factory-installed 64 MB (58 MB user-available)
Flash memory option
• ZBI 2.0™—Factory- or field-installed, this
powerful programming language lets printers
run standalone applications, connect to
peripherals, and much more
Fonts and Character Sets
• Character fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra
fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H (OCR-A),
GS, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & Ø Smooth font (CG
Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)
• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—
including custom logos
• Bitmap fonts are expandable up to 10 times,
height- and width-independent. Fonts E and H
(OCR-B and OCR-A), however, are not considered
in spec when expanded
• Smooth-scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate Bold
Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot, heightand width-independent, while maintaining edges
to a max. 1500 x 1500 dots
Barcode Symbologies
Linear barcodes:
• Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93,
Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14,
GS1 DataBar™ (formerly RSS), Industrial
2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI,
Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, UPC-A,
UPC-E, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or
5 digit extensions
• Aztec Code, Codablock, Code 49, Data Matrix,
MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR Code
ZebraLink™ Solutions
• ZebraDesigner™ Pro (option)
• ZebraDesigner (standard)
• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise (option)
• ZebraNet Utilities v7.0 (standard)
• ZebraDesigner Driver
• Zebra Universal Driver
• ZBI 2.0 (optional)
• ZBI-Developer™ (standard with ZBI 2.0)
Networking Options
• ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server (internal)
• ZebraNet® b/g Print Server (internal)
Options and Accessories
• ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server (internal)—
factory-installed only, offered in combination
with serial/USB interface
• ZebraNet® b/g Print Server (internal)—factoryinstalled only, offered in combination with serial/
USB interface
• Font packs—Asian and other international
font kits
• ZPL II—Universal language for Zebra printers.
Simplifies wristband and label formatting and
enables format compatibility with existing
systems that run Zebra printers.
• Web View & Alert
To learn more about the HC100, contact Strategic Mobility group at www.smg3.com or 847-955-1010
Corporate Headquarters
+1 800 423 0442
Asia-Pacific Headquarters
+65 6858 0722
EMEA Headquarters
+44 (0)1628 556000
Latin America Headquarters
+1 847 955 2283
Other Locations / USA: California, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin Europe: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey,
United Kingdom Asia Pacific: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Florida (LA Headquarters in USA), Mexico Africa/Middle East: Dubai, South Africa
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
©2014 ZIH Corp. E3, QuickClip, ZBI 2.0, ZBI-Developer, ZebraDesigner, ZebraLink, ZebraNet and all product names and numbers are Zebra trademarks, and Zebra, representation of Zebra Head, Z-Band,
ZebraNet, ZPL and ZPL II are registered trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights reserved. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered marks owned by the U.S. government. GS1 DataBar is a
trademark of GS1 US, Inc. CG Triumvirate is a trademark of Monotype Imaging, Inc. Unicode is a trademark of Unicode, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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