Zebra | QLn Series | ZEBRA MOBILE QLn SERIES PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS

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ZEBRA MOBILE QLn SERIES PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications are provided for reference and are based on printer tests using Zebra brand media and accessories. Results may vary in actual
application settings or when using other than recommended Zebra supplies. Zebra recommends always qualifying any application with thorough
testing.
Standard Features
• Direct thermal printing of bar codes, text and graphics
• 203 dpi resolution (8 dots/mm)
• Print speed: up to 4 ips (100 mm/s)
• CPCL and ZPL [Future] programming languages
• Resident fixed and scalable fonts
• 400 MHz 32-bit ARM processor with 128 MB RAM
• 256 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt
formats, fonts, and graphics
• Serial and USB ports (both support strain relief)
• 2.45 AH 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
• Supports vertical and horizontal printing
• Printer can be used in any orientation
• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths
• “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
• Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server (with
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customizable HTML pages), Wavelink Avalanche [Future
firmware update]
• 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’ (1.52m) to concrete
• Label odometer
• Real Time Clock
Charging Options
• Charge the battery inside the printer using:
•
AC adapter
•
Single cradle
•
Quad cradle
• Charge the battery outside the printer using:
•
Single charger
•
Quad charger (same as QL Plus)
Optional Features
• 802.11b/g radio with support for:
•
WEP, TKIP, and AES encryption
•
EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, PEAP, LEAP
•
802.1x
•
WPA and WPA2
•
802.11d and 802.11i
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• Bluetooth 2.1 radio
•
Security modes 1 - 4
• 10/100 Ethernet support (via docking cradle)
• Linerless printing (with silicone platen roller only)
• ZBI 2.x - Powerful programming language that lets
printers run standalone applications, connect to
peripherals, and much more [Future firmware update]
Accessories
• Spare batteries
• AC Adapter
• SC2 smart battery single charger
• Quad battery charger (same as QL Plus)
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• QLn-EC – single bay Ethernet and charging cradle
[Future]
• QLn-EC4 – quad bay Ethernet and charging cradle, with
internal switch and stacking port [Future]
• Shoulder strap
• Hand strap
• Soft case (IP54 rating when used)
• Serial and USB cables with strain relief
ZebraLink Software Solutions
ZebraDesigner Pro – An intuitive, easy-to-use software
program for creating complex label designs
ZebraDesigner – Basic features for simple label design
ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise – Centrally manage Zebra
printers anywhere on your global network.
ZebraDesigner Driver – Zebra driver compliant with
Windows 95/98/2000/2003/ME/NT/XP, Vista, Win7
Zebra Setup Utility – Single printer configuration utility
Mulitplatform Software Development Kit – Simplifies
printing application development with support for
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Blackberry , Apple , Android , WinCE , and WinMobile
platforms.
ZBI-Developer – Programming utility makes it
dramatically easier for programmers to create and test
complex ZBI 2.0 programs and distribute them to the
printer [Future]
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• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR
Code, GS1 / DataBarTM (RSS) family, Aztec, MSI/Plessey,
FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39
CPCL Graphics
• Lines, boxes, and patterns
• PCX images
CPCL Programming Language
• Communicates in printable ASCII characters
• Compatible with Servers, PCs, mobile terminals, and
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smartphone hosts
Downloadable objects include graphics, bitmap fonts,
label templates and formats
Automatic memory allocation for format while printing
Automatic serialization of fields
Automatic print head temperature compensation
Format inversion (white on black)
Four position field rotation (0º, 90º, 180º, 270º)
Programmable label odometer
Monitor and report battery voltage and temperature
Easy network and security configuration
CPCL Font Specifications: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Fonts
Matrix
(in dots)
(H x W)
0 (Standard)
1 (min. width)
1 (max. width)
2 (OCR-A)
4 Size 0 (min. width)
4 Size 0 (max. width)
5 Size 0 (min. width)
5 Size 0 (max. width)
6 (MICR)
7
9x8
48 x 13
48 x 39
12 x 20
47 x 11
47 x 43
24 x 7
24 x 23
27 x 28
24 x 12
Minimum
Char. Size
(H x W)
.044" x .039"
.236" x .064"
.236” x .192”
.059" x .099"
.232" x .054"
.232” x .212”
.118" x .034"
.118” x .113”
.133" x .138"
.118" x .059"
Maximum
CPI
25.4
15.6
5.2
10.2
18.5
4.7
29
8.8
7.3
16.9
• Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG
Triumvirate Bold Condensed*)
• Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped/scalable fonts
• International Character Sets (optional): Chinese 16x16
(traditional), 16x16 (simplified), 24x24 (simplified);
Japanese 16x16, 24x24; Korean Mincho, Meong; Russian
• Scalable text feature
• Standard resident fonts can be rotated in 90° increments
• Supports user defined fonts and graphics and logos
• Text concatenation to assign different character styles
• Allows text magnification 1-16 times the original size
• Proportional and fixed-width fonts
*Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype Corporation
CPCL Bar Code Symbologies
• Bar Code Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
• Linear Bar Codes: 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
ZPL Programming Language [Future firmware update]
• Supports version X.16 (and onwards)
• Communicates in printable ASCII characters
• Compatible with Servers, PCs, mobile terminals, and
smartphone hosts
• Downloadable objects include graphics and bitmap fonts,
label templates and formats
• Automatic memory allocation for format while printing
• Automatic serialization of fields
• Format inversion (white on black)
• Mirror-image printing
• Four position field rotation (0º, 90º, 180º, 270º)
• Programmable label odometer
• Slew command
• Programmable label quantities with print, pause
• Status messages to host upon request
ZPL Font Specifications: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Font
Matrix
(in dots)
(H x W)
Minimum
Char Size
(H x W)
Type*
Maximum
C.P.I.
A
B
C,D
E
F
G
H
GS
P
9x5
11 x 7
18 x 10
28 x 15
26 x 13
60 x 40
21 x 13
24 x 24
20 x 18
U-L-D
U
U-L-D
OCR-B
U-L-D
U-L-D
OCR-A
SYMBOL
U-L-D
.044" x .030"
.054" x .044"
.089" x .059"
.138" x .098"
.128" x .079"
.295" x .236"
.103" x .093"
.118" x .118"
33.3
22.7
16.9
10.2
12.7
4.2
10.8
8.5
Q
28 x 24
0.098 x 0.089
0.138 x 0.118
N/A
U-L-D
R
35 x 31
U-L-D
0.172 x 0.153
N/A
S
40 x 35
U-L-D
0.197 x 0.172
N/A
T
48 x 42
U-L-D
0.236 x 0.207
N/A
U
59 x 53
U-L-D
0.290 x 0.261
N/A
V
80 x 71
U-L-D
0.394 x 0.349
N/A
Ø
15 x 12
U-L-D
N/A
Scalable (Smooth) Font
*U = upper case, L = lower case, D = descenders
• 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 Unicode UTF-8, UTF-16, and several other single
and multi-byte international character sets (See ZPL
programming guide for more details)
• 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, height and width independent.
• Unicode Swiss 721 font available
• Bar Code Ratios: 2:1, 3:1, 5:2, 7:3
• Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128,
ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A and
UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Planet Code,
Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5,
Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1
DataBar™ (RSS)
• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49, TLC39,
Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec
GND
DSR
Input
8
1
RTS
CTS
Output
Input
Description
Receive Data
Transmit Data
Data terminal ready. Set high
when printer is on. Provides
+5VDC @ 300 mA max.
Ground
Data set ready. Low to high
transition turns printer on. High
to low transition turns printer off
(if enabled).
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Reserved
7, 10 14
INSERTION SIDE SHOWN
RTS OUT .8
Reserved .10
Reserved .12
Reserved .14
5. GROUND
7. Reserved
9. Reserved
11. Reserved
13. Reserved
3. RXD IN
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
5
4
1. CTS IN
Internet Protocols (over 802.11 or Ethernet)
• UDP / TCP
• DHCP / BootP
• FTP / Mirror
• HTTP
• SMTP / POP3
• Telnet
• LPD
• SNMP
Signal
Type
Input
Output
Output
DSR IN .4
Media Roll OD
QLn320
1.0” (25mm) /
3.125” (79mm)
2.9” (72mm)
2.3 mil /
6.5 mil
0.5” (12.7mm) /
32” (813mm)
0.75” (19mm) or
1.375” (34.9mm)
2.6” (66mm)
3
2
6
Signal
Name
RXD
TXD
DTR
TXD OUT .2
Media Specifications
• NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer
performance, use of genuine Zebra Supplies is
recommended
Media Roll ID
communication handshake protocols
• Serial Port Pin definitions
DTR OUT .6
ZPL Graphics
• Lines, boxes (with optional rounded corners)
• Circles, ellipses
• Images (several different formats, see ZPL manual)
• Compressed Images
QLn220
0.63” (16mm) /
2.18” (55.4mm)
1.9” (48mm)
2.3 mil /
5.5 mil
0.5” (12.7mm) /
32” (813mm)
0.75” (19mm) or
1.375” (34.9mm)
2.2” (55.9mm)
Data Bits- 8; Stop Bits-1; Handshaking RTS/CTS
• Software (XON/XOFF) or hardware (RTS/CTS)
Pin
Number
ZPL Bar Code Symbologies
Min/Max
Media Width
Max Print Width
Min/Max
Media Thickness
Min/Max
Label Length
• Default Parameters: Baud Rate- 19,200; Parity- None;
Electrical Specifications
• Smart Battery:
⇒ 7.4 V, 2.45 AH removable, rechargeable Li-ion
⇒ Life: 300 Cycles (full charge and discharge)
recommended, 600 cycles maximum
⇒ Available status via front panel or remotely: Health,
cycle count, date first used, serial number
⇒ Max charge time: 4 hours
• Print duty cycle: 2,000 inches / day (50,800 mm / day)
• DC charging input: 12 VDC ± 10% at 2A maximum
Physical Specifications
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
(w/battery)
Agency Approvals
QLn220
2.75” (70mm)
3.5” (89mm)
6.5” (165mm)
QLn320
3.3” (84mm)
4.6” (117mm)
6.8” (173mm)
1.25 lbs (0.57 Kg)
1.6 lbs (0.72 Kg)
QLn220 is 9% smaller by volume than the QL220
QLn320 is 23% smaller by volume than the QL320
Environmental Specifications
• Operating Temperature: -4°F (-20°C) to 122°F (50°C)
• Charging Temperature: 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C)
• Cradle Temperature: 32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C)
• Storage Temperature: -13°F (-25°C) to 158°F (65°C)
• Relative humidity:
⇒ Operation: 10% to 90% non-condensing
⇒ Storage: 10% to 90% non-condensing
• IP Rating: 43 (IP54 with soft case)
• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Class-B, EN60950,
EN55024 and VCCI class B
• Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN610004-4, and EN61000-4-5
• Safety: CE, UL, TUV, CSA
Preventative Maintenance
Zebra recommends cleaning the QLn Series printers on a
regular basis using standard Zebra printer parts and cleaning
supplies. Consult your User’s Guide for further details.
• Cleaning:
The exterior is cleaned with a lint-free cloth, and if
necessary, a mild detergent solution or desktop cleaner.
Interior components are cleaned with 70% isopropyl
alcohol (IPA) or blown air to remove any particles.
• Battery:
It is recommended that the battery be fully discharged
several times by cycling it to maximize performance.
Application Flexibility
QLn printers are designed to support a wide variety of
applications and media types. Please consult the CPCL or ZPL
programming manual for configuration details. Zebra
recommends always qualifying any application with thorough
testing.
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