Zebra ® QL™ Series - Gulfstream Computer Services

Zebra® QL™ Series
Mobile Printing for Businesses on the Go
Rugged mobile printers to meet your changing
business needs.
Need a printing partner tough enough for the concrete
jungle? From warehouse floors to parking lots, there are
no printers more durable than the QL series from Zebra.
The QL series of direct thermal printers has been designed
with the most advanced technology in rubberized
over-molding to maintain rugged construction and minimal
weight. With center-loading media, smart battery monitoring
The QuickLink Connection
Choose the QuickLink connectivity
module that suits your needs:
• 802.11b—the latest and greatest
WLAN connectivity
• Bluetooth—low-power consumption short-range connectivity
• Cable-ready—connect to a wider
variety of terminals than any
other mobile printer
and an optional LCD, they provide user-friendly options to
keep your business moving.
QL series mobile printers enabled with secure wireless
options are easily integrated into your infrastructure. Just a
glance at the optional LCD, and you can read your network
settings, or check the communications status. In addition, each
printer can be assigned a unique IP address for monitoring
over the network, and messages can be sent to the printer
using the POP3 functionality. All of these features make the
QL printer an integral part of your network environment.
The QL series’ QuickLink™ modules, in Bluetooth® or
802.11b, offer the flexibility to adjust to a wide range of
connectivity needs.
QL Series
Meet the QL Series!
Connected today, connected tomorrow,
constructed to last!
With the most feature-rich offering of any
mobile printer in the market:
Rugged, Lightweight Printer
• Rubber infused plastic over-mold
design for tough conditions
• Damage-resistant to multiple drops of
up to 5 feet
• Weight of 2 pounds or less for
effortless mobility
Load and Go!
• Center-locking media loading
• Engage the easy-to-use peel and
present function with the flip of a bar
QuickLink Connectivity
Modules on the QL can be upgraded
quickly and easily for added flexibility and
capabilities, such as Bluetooth or 802.11b
Applications for the QL Family
Forklift-Mounted Printing
Price Marking
With the QL 420’s mobile mount option, forklift operators can print product identification,
bin, and shipping labels at the point of
application—without needing to run back
to the shipping office to pick up labels.
By printing and applying markdown labels at
the location of the product via wireless LAN,
retailers can respond to sensitive market
changes more frequently.
Specimen Labels
Healthcare facilities can print specimen labels
at the point of collection, and also print a bar
coded label for the patient’s chart, reducing
the risk for dangerous misinformation.
Retail Pharmacy Labels
Retail pharmacies can scan the prescribed
medicine and print bar coded labels with
patient information when using the QL
anywhere in the pharmacy, minimizing the
risk for wrongly filled prescriptions.
Shelf Labeling
Use a QL to print one or multiple shelf labels
at the point of application as required—avoiding waste and improving efficiency.
Postal/Delivery Verification Slips
Use a QL printer to print delivery receipts at
the point of transaction, confirming the actual
items that transferred possession.
Receiving Verification/Inventory Updates
Pallet Labeling
When breaking into a pallet to remove a
partial order, employees can label the partial,
and re-label the pallet in real-time to maintain
inventory accuracy.
Experience the Virtual QL 320 at
Apply QL-printed bar code labels as deliveries
are received to record product arrival, and
scan these labels throughout the process for
tracking purposes.
QL Series
QL 220™
QL 320™
QL 420™
Take 2-inch label, ticket, and receipt printing
where stationary and larger mobile printers
dare not go—whether it’s down store aisles,
on hospital rounds, or onto retail pharmacy
counters. Strap or clip on the sleek, 1.04-pound
QL 220 network-addressable label/receipt
mobile printer and move with ease!
Zebra’s popular QL 320 mobile printer, for
print widths up to 3 inches, was the first to
offer the flexibility of QuickLink radio
modules to meet evolving needs and wireless
standards. Count on its rugged design to
endure tough manufacturing or shipping/
receiving environments.
Bring the flexibility of wireless printing to
your 4-inch label or receipt applications with
Zebra’s QL 420 mobile printer. Ruggedly
built to survive the rigors of warehousing,
distribution, and route accounting, the QL 420
offers a mobile mount option to allow printing
in a forklift or vehicle.
Width: 1.89”/48.0 mm
Width: 2.9”/73.7 mm
Width: 4.09”/103.9 mm
Length (with standard memory): 32”/813 mm
Length (with standard memory): 16”/406 mm
Length (with standard memory): 20”/508 mm
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
3”/76.2 mm per second
4”/101.6 mm per second
3”/76.2 mm per second
1 MB SRAM; 1 MB Flash (standard)
1 MB SRAM; 1 MB Flash (standard)
1 MB SRAM; 1 MB Flash (standard)
2 MB SRAM; 2 MB Flash (optional)
2 MB SRAM; 2 MB Flash (optional)
2 MB SRAM; 2 MB Flash (optional)
Width: 3.57”/90.7 mm
Width: 4.6”/116.8 mm
Width: 6.0”/152.4 mm
Depth: 2.96”/75.2 mm
Depth: 3.1”/78.7 mm
Depth: 3.0”/76.2 mm
Height: 7.15”(w/o belt clip)/181.6 mm
Height: 8.0”/203.2 mm
Height: 7.5”/190.5 mm
Weight (with battery): 1.04 lbs./0.47 kg
Weight (with battery): 1.65 lbs./748 g
Weight (with battery): 2 lbs./907 g
Label and liner width: .63”/16.0 mm to
2.18”/55.4 mm
Label and liner width: 1.25”/31.75 mm to
3.12”/79.2 mm
Label and liner width: 2.0”/50.8 mm to
4.12”/104.6 mm
For More Information
Contact your Zebra representative for additional printer
specifications. To learn more about innovative mobile printers,
call +1 800 423 0442, or visit our Web site www.zebra.com.
Easily upgrade your
QL to the latest in
connectivity with
QuickLink modules.
QL Series
Specifications at a Glance*
QL Series Optional Accessories:
With Zebra mobile accessories, users enjoy
the utmost benefit from their mobile printing
solution. Whether using our chargers or cases,
users find Zebra quality extends beyond printers
and into everything we offer.
Add dust and rain
protection to your QL
mobile printer with an
environmental case. By
adding an extra layer of
protection, your printer
will be well prepared for
the harshest conditions.
QL Stands
Users of the QL series of mobile printers can
purchase a resting spot for their printer while
not in use. These convenient printer stands
also are a useful spot to place the printer while
toggling through options or programming
the printer.
Print method: Direct thermal
Rubber infused plastic over-mold design for
tough conditions
Battery monitoring via a battery low indicator
light or gauge on the optional LCD
Lithium ion battery
“Clamshell” design and center locking media
Backward compatible with Encore® and Cameo®
media and cables
Label Vista™ and Windows® printer drivers
Quick Flip Peel and Present Mode
Fonts and Character Sets
Operating Temp.: 5º F/-15º C to 122º F/50º C
Operating Temp. (w/LCD): 32º F/0º C to 122º
F/50º C
Storage Temp.: -13º F/-25º C to 158º F/70º C
Storage Temp. (w/LCD): -4º F/-20º C to 158º
F/70º C
Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Water resistant to IP14 standards
7.4 V Lithium ion battery (2.1 Ah QL 220,
QL 320; 4.2 Ah QL 420)
External charger options
Communication Interface Capabilities
QL printers can also be configured with a kickstand option, as can be seen above on the
QL 220, which props the printer on a flat
surface. The kickstand can also be flipped
upward for use as a carrying handle.
Mobile Mounts
Using the QL 420 mobile mounting kit, users
can place a mount in their forklift or truck to
provide convenient storage for their QL 420
while on the move. A fanfold media bin can also
be attached to this mount, to extend the media
capacity of the QL 420.
QL Series Lithium-Ion Chargers
Fast Charger: Charges a single QL series Li-Ion
battery at a time in approximately 2–5 hours.
Max. Roll Size (O.D.):
QL 220: 2.2”/55.9 mm
QL 320/QL 420: 2.6”/66.7 mm
Core Size (QL 220/320/420): Interchangeable
3/4”/19.1 mm or 1-3/8”/34.9 mm
Tag Receipt Thickness: 2.5 mil to 6.0 mil
Label Thickness: 2.5 mil to 6.5 mil
Media Type: Roll-fed, die-cut, linerless, receipt,
fan-fold (QL 420)
For optimum print quality and printer
performance, use Genuine Zebra Supplies.
Wireless security features
8 pin din (RS232C)
Selectable baud rate: 9600 to 115.2 Kbps
Xon/Xoff or Hardware flow control
Bluetooth option
Wireless LAN (802.11b)
Agency Approvals
FCC and CE Class B compliance; design
certified by CSA; CB Scheme report; NOM
certified; C-Tick clearance
Printer Control Languages
ZPL II®-X.8 emulation (optional)
EPL2™-emulation (optional)
Quad Charger: Charges up to 4 QL series Li-Ion
batteries at a time in approximately 2–5 hours.
Five resident scalable, rotatable fonts available
from 12-48 pt.
Downloadable soft fonts from Label Vista
Optional international character sets
Graphic Features
Graphics, line and box drawing features; PCX
and bitmap supported
Bar Code Symbologies
Code 39, Code 93, Code 128; Codabar;
Interleaved 2-of-5; FIM Postnet; UPC-A,
UPC-E, 2 & 5 digit add-on; EAN-8, 13, 2 & 5
digit add-on; MSI/Plessey; UCC/EAN 128
2-Dimensional: PDF417; MaxiCode
Contains UFST® from Agfa Monotype Corporation
LCD control panel
802.11b wireless local area network (WLAN) or
Up to 2 MB SRAM; 2 MB Flash
Media width auto-sensing feature
Linerless printing
Spare lithium ion battery packs
Battery chargers (AC/DC)
International character sets
Label Vista software for receipt and label design
and font creation
Fanfold media bin (QL 420)
Mobile mount (QL 420)
Battery Eliminator
Soft Case
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
©2005 ZIH Corp. QuickLink, Label Vista, EPL2, QL, QL 220, QL 320, QL 420, and all product names and numbers are Zebra trademarks,
and Zebra, Encore, Cameo and ZPL II are registered trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights reserved. UFST is a registered trademark of Agfa
Monotype Corporation. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft
Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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