HC100™ Wristband Printer
HC100™ Wristband Printer
Easiest Way to Print Wristbands On-demand
Simple to Use
Zebra’s HC100 printer was developed to maximize
ease of use. There’s minimal training required. Just
pop the easy-to-load cartridges containing Zebra’s
Z-Band® wristbands into the printer—and print individual
The HC100 printer detects the wristband size and automatically
calibrates its settings for optimal print quality. You get long-lasting
wristbands with bar codes and text that remain readable. When the
cartridges are empty, just return them for recycling.
Prints Wristbands for:
• Patient identification in:
»» Hospitals
»» Outpatient clinics
• Guest identification at:
»» Amusement parks
»» Water parks
Fits Your Environment
With more connectivity options and a small footprint, the HC100 printer
works with your network and fits your workspace.
»» Resorts
»» Carnivals
»» Concerts
»» Sporting events
»» Zoos
Specifications at a Glance*
Standard Features
Operating Characteristics
Fonts and Graphics
• Print method: Direct thermal
• Programming language: ZPL®
• Construction: Dual-wall frame, impact resistant
• Quick & easy wristband cartridge loading
• Instant media calibration—no wasted media
• 32 bit RISC processor
• Zebra E3™ Printhead Energy Control
• Odometer for print length tracking
• Illuminated media low/media out indicator
• Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
• Unicode™ compliant for multi-language printing
• XML-Enabled printing—allows XML communications
from information systems
• Standard tear-off mode feature
• Dual communications interface: Serial & USB
• 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
• Storage humidity: 5%-85% non-condensing
• 16 resident expandable bitmap fonts
• One resident scalable font
Printer Specifications
• Width: 5"/127 mm
• Height: 7"/178 mm
• Depth: 9.5"/242 mm
• Weight: 3.1 lbs/1.4 kg
300 dpi/12 dots per mm
8 MB Flash, 16 MB SDRAM
Print Width
3 wristband widths:
• 0.75"/19 mm
• 1"/25 mm
• 1.1875"/30 mm
Maximum Print Length
22"/558 mm
Print Speed
2"/51 mm per second
Media Sensors
Headup, media low and media out sensors
Media Characteristics
Media types
Wristband Cartridges
Universal power supply (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAC,
50-60Hz (70 Watts) External Power Supply
Agency Approvals
• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick
• Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN55022
Class-B, and EN55024
• Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950-1:2001, TUV NRTL
• Power Supply: IEC 60601-1:1995
Bar Code Symbologies
• Bar Code Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
• Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93,
Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14,
UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions,
Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of
5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)
• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49,
Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, and Aztec
• Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging, Inc.
Communication and Interface Capabilities
• RS-232 Serial interface, DB-9
• USB 2.0
• 10/100 Internal Ethernet—Factory-only installation
Physical Characteristics
Options and Accessories
ZebraLink™ Solutions
• ZebraDesigner™ Pro (option)
• ZebraDesigner (standard)
• ZebraDesigner for XML
• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise (option)
• ZebraNet Utilities v7.0 (standard)
• ZebraDesigner Driver
• Zebra Universal Driver
• ZBI 2.0™ (option)
• ZBI-Developer™ (standard with ZBI 2.0)
• 10/100 Internal Ethernet—Factory-installed only,
offered in combination with serial/USB interface
• Font Packs—Asian and other international font kits
• Factory-installed 64 MB (58 MB user available) Flash
memory option
• ZBI 2.0—Factory- or field-installed
Networking Options
• 10/100 Internal Ethernet—Factory-installed only,
offered in combination with serial/USB interface
• ZPL II®—Universal language for Zebra printers.
Simplifies wristband and label formatting and
enables format compatibility with existing systems
that run Zebra printers.
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
©2011 ZIH Corp. ZebraLink, E3 and all product names and numbers
are Zebra trademarks, and Zebra, the Zebra head graphic, ZebraNet,
Z-Band, ZPL and ZPL II are registered trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights
reserved. Unicode is a trademark of Unicode, Inc. Windows, Windows
NT and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
UFST is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered
in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.
Genuine Zebra™ Wristbands for the HC100 Printer
Healthcare Wristbands
Attraction and Amusement Wristbands
Zebra’s Z-Band thermal wristbands allow you to print patient
information and bar codes directly on the wristbands; no need for
labels and wristband assembly inherent to laser technology.
Enable cashless point of sale and access management with print-ondemand bar coded wristbands. A Zebra® bar code printer and direct
thermal Z-Band Fun or Z-Band Splash wristbands can:
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
Corporate Headquarters +1 800 423 0442
Email: inquiry4@zebra.com
Reduce ticket fraud; revenue losses associated with theft
Improve transaction speeds
Enhance each guest’s experience
Lower total cost of ownership compared to RFID wristbanding
Asia-Pacific Headquarters
+65 6858 0722
Email: apacchannelmarketing@zebra.com
EMEA Headquarters
+44 (0)1628 556000
Email: mseurope@zebra.com
Latin America Headquarters
+1 847 955 2283
Email: inquiry4@zebra.com
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, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand Latin America: Brazil, Florida
GSA#: GS-35F-0268N
(LA Headquarters in USA), Mexico Africa/Middle East: Dubai, South Africa
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