Zebra ® Z Series ® Metal
Thermal, On-Demand, Metal Bar Code Printers
Z4Mplus™ and Z6Mplus™—Sleek with Speed
Processing labels fast is a breeze with the Z4Mplus and
Z6Mplus industrial and commercial bar code printers. At
10 inches (254 mm) per second, these Zebra printers output
labels quickly and efficiently, maximizing production and
minimizing wait time for demanding jobs like variableinformation applications. The Z4Mplus and Z6Mplus die-cast
metal construction means reliability and top performance for
industrial environments and distribution centers.
On top of the hard-working
durability and easy use of these
die-cast metal frame printers, the
newly speed-optimized Z4Mplus
and Z6Mplus are perfect for:
• Work in process
• Order fulfillment
• Compliance labeling
Competitive Performers, Competitive Price
Z Series printers stand up to the competition, in terms of
both performance and price. Rely on these top-of-the-line
performers to get the job done cost-effectively, with Zebra's
faster linear PCMCIA Flash memory option that drives
productivity farther than ever before! The Z Series offers
many standard features per dollar, including centralized
• Distribution
printer management. With ZebraNet® Print Server options,
• Shipping/Receiving
super-fast external memory options, industry-leading
• Hospitality/Transportation
ticketing
throughput, and complex multi-language font support, the
Z4Mplus and Z6Mplus are unbeatable commercial printers.
Z4Mplus
Z6Mplus
Specifications at a Glance*
For optimum print quality and performance, use
Genuine Zebra Supplies.
ZEBRALINK ™ SOLUTIONS
Software
RIBBON CHARACTERISTICS
984' (300 m) or 1476' (450 m)
ZebraDesigner™ Pro
ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0
Zebra Universal Driver
European and Asian font sets
Ratio
Networking
Outside diameter
3.2" (81.3 mm)
Standard length
Quicker first label out and shorter
print times make the Z Series printers
up to five times faster than before
when processing most variableinformation labels.
3:1 media roll to ribbon.
Ribbon must be at least as wide as media
Width
2.00" (51 mm) to 4.33" (110 mm)
Ribbon setup
Ribbon wound ink-side out
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
Multi-level Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3®)
for superior print quality
Auto-calibration
Real-time clock
Auto-ranging (110 V–220 V) power supply
Color-coded operator cues
Back-lit LCD control panel
Core I.D.
1.0" (25.4 mm)
OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS
Environmental
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 to 140º F (-40º C to
60º C)
Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing
Electrical
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power
supply 90-265 VAC; 48-62
Resolution
Agency Approvals
203 dpi/8 dots per mm; 300 dpi/12 dots per
mm
Memory
Standard: 4 MB Flash, 8 MB DRAM
Print Width
Z4Mplus: 4.09"/104mm
Z6Mplus: 6.6"/168 mm
Print Length
Z4Mplus: with 203 dpi: 165"/4,202 mm
Z6Mplus: with 203 dpi: 116"/2,946mm
Print Speed
IEC60950, EN55024 Class B, EN55024,
EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, Markings: cULus,
CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick,
NOM, IRAM, CCCC, GOST-R, BSMI (pending)
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Width: 10.93" (278 mm)
Height: 13.32" (338 mm)
Depth: 18.69" (475 mm)
Weight: 32.4 lbs (15 kg)
Shipping weight: 49 lbs (22 kg)
203 dpi/10 ips; 300 dpi/6 ips
RELATED PRODUCTS
Media Sensors
Options and Accessories
Fixed transmissive sensor
MEDIA CHARACTERISTICS
Maximum label and liner length
Maximum non-continuous: 39" (991 mm)
with standard memory
Maximum label and liner width
0.010" (.025 mm)
Maximum roll diameter
8.0" (203 mm)
Core diameter
3" (76 mm)
Media thickness
0.0023" (0.058 mm) to 0.010" (.025 mm)
Media types
Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark
HEADQUARTERS
Up to 32 MB additional linear Flash via PCMCIA; Up
to 256 MB additional ATA format via PCMCIA or
CompactFlash® cards
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, Z4Mplus only)
Rewind—internally rewinds full label roll on threeinch core (comes with taller, non-standard
printer base)
Memory socket board option
Adjustable transmissive sensor
RS-422/485 serial port adapter
ZebraNet Wireless PrintServer option (internal)
ZebraNet 10/100 PrintServer options (external)
ZebraNet PrintServer II option (internal and external)
Firmware
ZPL II®—Univeral language for Zebra printers.
Simplifes label formatting and enables format
compatibility with other Zebra printers.
APL™—In many cases, Zebra's Alternative
Programming Language allows integration of
Z4Mplus and Z6Mplus printers into mixed printer
environments without format re-programming.
Web View—Enables you to connect and control
your bar code printers via the printer's Web
interface using a common Web browser.
Alert—Printers equipped with ZebraNet print
servers will notify you via any email-enabled,
wired, or wireless device to minimize downtime.
COMMUNICATION AND
INTERFACE CAPABILITIES
RS-232C serial port
High-speed, IEEE1284, bi-directional parallel
interface
BAR CODE SYMBOLOGIES
Linear
Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, 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 2of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code, RSS
2-Dimensional
Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Data Matrix,
MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro PDF 417, TLC 39, RSS
FONTS AND GRAPHICS
7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable (CG Triumvirate™
Bold Condensed)
International character sets supporting the
following code pages: IBM® Code Page 850
International character set
Contains UFST® from Agfa Monotype Corp.
Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—
including custom logos
ZPL II drawing commands—including boxes and
lines
*Specifications subject to change without notice. ©2005 ZIH Corp. ZebraLink, ZebraNet, APL, and all product names and numbers are
Zebra trademarks and Zebra, Z Series, ZebraNet, ZPL II and E 3 are registered trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights reserved.
CompactFlash is a registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation. CG Triumvirate is a trademark of Agfa Division, Miles Inc. IBM is
aregistered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. UFST is a registered trademark of Agfa Monotype Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Zebra Technologies International, LLC T: +1 847 793 2600 or +1 800 423 0442 F: +1 847 913 8766
ADDRESS: 333 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3109 U.S.A. WEB: www.zebra.com
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©2005 ZIH Corp. Printed in U.S.A.
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