Zebra® Z Series®
ZM400™ and ZM600™—Flexing
New Powers
Better Connected for a Connected
The ZM400 and ZM600 printers
bring added flexibility to the
popular Z Series platform, which
has always stood out from the
competition in terms of both
performance and price. With
10-inches-per-second print speed,
industry-leading throughput,
rugged reliability, and a wide
selection of options, these fullsized metal printers enhance
productivity in tough environments
and demanding applications.
The Z Series printers better connect
with most warehouse/manufacturing
and business applications. The
ZM400 and ZM600 are better
connected to your network—through
USB 2.0, 802.11b/g secure wireless,
or our ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server
that allows simultaneous parallel and
Ethernet connectivity. They’re better
connected to your applications—
with RFID Ready investment
protection, choice of print resolution
including 600 dpi, and XML-Enabled
printing as a standard feature.
And they’re better connected to
your needs—with easy setup via a
large, easy-to-read front panel that
includes Asian-language support;
easy loading of supplies; and easy
maintenance with quick-changing
printheads and platens.
Zebra Z Series Data Sheet
Ideal for These Applications
Manufacturing & Warehousing/
Item labeling and tagging,
Packaging/Pallet labeling,
Compliance labeling, Inventory
and asset management, Shipping/
Healthcare/ Prescription labeling,
Lab sample tracking
Printer Name
Media Thickness:
0.0023”/0.058 mm to 0.010”/.25 mm
• ZebraNet Wireless Plus Print Server
• ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server
• RS-232C serial port
• High-speed, IEEE1284, bi-directional parallel interface
• USB 2.0
• Print Server
Media Types
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
• Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3™) for superior
print quality
• Auto-calibration
• Real-time clock
• Auto-ranging (90–265 VAC) power supply
• Color-coded operator cues
• Multi-language control panel with back-lit 240 x
128 pixel display
• XML-Enabled printing—Direct-connect
integration for barcode label printing that
eliminates license fees and print server
hardware, and lowers customization and
programming costs
Printer Specifications
Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark
Ribbon Characteristics
Outside Diameter: 3.2”/81.3 mm
Standard Length: 984’/300 m or 1476’/450 m
• 3:1 media roll to ribbon
• Ribbon must be at least as wide as media
• ZM400: 2.00”/51 mm to 4.33”/110 mm
• ZM600: 2.00”/51 mm to 6.85”/174 mm
Ribbon setup
Ribbon wound ink-side out (ribbon wound ink-side in
can be used with optional ribbon spindle on ZM400)
Core I.D.
203 dpi/8 dots per mm; 300 dpi/12 dots per mm;
600 dpi/24 dots per mm (ZM400 only)
• Standard: 8 MB Flash, 16 MB DRAM
• Optional: Factory Installed 64 MB Flash
Print Width
• ZM400: 4.09”/104 mm
• ZM600: 6.6”/168 mm
Print Length
Operating Characteristics
• 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/-40º C to 140º F/60º C
Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing
Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power
supply 90-265 VAC; 48-62Hz
Agency Approvals
• ZM400: with 203 dpi 157”/3,988 mm; with 300
dpi 73”/1,854 mm; with 600 dpi 39”/991 mm
• ZM600: with 203 dpi 102”/2,590 mm; with 300
dpi 45”/1,143 mm
• IEC 60950-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024,
• Markings: cULus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, CCC, GOST-R, BMSI,
S-Mark, MIC, ZIK
Print Speed
Physical Characteristics
• 203 dpi: 10”/254 mm per second
• 300 dpi: 8”/203 mm per second
• 600 dpi: 4”/102 mm per second
Width: 10.9”/278 mm 13.4”/341 mm
Height: 13.3”/338 mm 13.3”/338 mm
Depth: 18.7”/475 mm 18.7”/475 mm
Weight: 32.4 lbs/15 kg 34.7 lbs/16 kg
Shipping Weight: 49 lbs/22 kg
54 lbs/24.5 kg
Media Sensors
• Fixed reflective sensor
• Adjustable transmissive sensor media
ZebraLink™ Solutions
Maximum Label and Liner Length
Maximum non-continuous: 39”/991 mm
• ZebraDesigner™ Pro
• ZebraDesigner for XML
• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
• ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0
• Zebra Universal Driver
• ZBI-Developer™
• Additional scalable and bitmapped fonts available
Maximum Label and Liner Width
• ZM400: 4.5”/114 mm
• ZM600: 7.0”/178 mm
• Maximum Roll Diameter: 8.0”/203 mm
• Core Diameter: 3.0”/76 mm
Corporate Headquarters
+1 800 423 0442
Asia-Pacific Headquarters
+65 6858 0722
• EPL™
• XML-Enabled Printing
• APL-I™/APL-D™ (Contact Zebra Development
Services for additional details)
• Web View
• Alert
• ZBI 2.0™
Fonts and Character Sets
• 7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable
• Native open type font support
• Global Printing—Unicode™ compliant for fast
multilanguage, on demand thermal printing right
out of the box.
• Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging Inc.
1.0”/25.4 mm
Operating temperature:
EMEA Headquarters
+44 (0)1628 556000
Graphic Features
• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—
including custom logos
• ZPL II drawing commands—for boxes and lines
Barcode Symbologies
• Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code16k, 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 2-of-5,
Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code
• 2-Dimensional: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49,
Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417,
TLC 39, GS1 DataBar (RSS), Aztec
Options and Accessories
• Factory installed 64 MB Flash memory option
• 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, ZM400 only)
• Rewind—internally rewinds full label roll on 3”
core (comes with taller, non-standard printer base)
• RS-422/485 serial port adapter
• Optional ribbon spindle to support ribbon wound
ink-side in (ZM400 only)
For optimal printing quality and proper printer
performance across our product line, Zebra
strongly recommends the use of genuine Zebra™
supplies as part of the total solution.
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.
©2012 ZIH Corp. ZebraLink, ZebraDesigner, ZebraNet, APL, ZBI, ZBI-Developer, Element Energy Equalizer, E3, and all product names and numbers are Zebra
trademarks and Zebra, the Zebra head graphic, Z Series, ZebraNet and ZPL II are registered trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights reserved. Unicode is a trademark
of Unicode, Inc. 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. For optimal printing quality and proper printer performance across our product line, Zebra strongly recommends the use of genuine Zebra
supplies as part of the total solution. Specifically, the ZM400 and ZM600 are designed to work only with genuine Zebra™ printheads, thus maximizing safety
and print quality.
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