ZEBRA ZM400 & ZM600

Zebra ZM400

Flexing More Powers

The ZM400 and ZM600 printers bring new flexibility to the solid and popular Z Series platform to better connect with a connected world.

Better connected to your network

• USB 2.0—For plug-and-play simplicity

• Secure 802.11b/g wireless—Advanced authentication and encryption supporting Cisco’s CB21AG and Motorola’s LA-4137CF radio cards

• ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server—Fast LAN connectivity with simultaneous parallel and Ethernet operability

Better connected to your applications

• Engineered RFID Ready for smooth transition to smart label encoding

• 600 dpi availability—High-density printing for increased print clarity

• APL-I™/APL-D™—Alternate Programming Language allows ZM400/ZM600 to print legacy label formats on select Datamax and Intermec printers. For additional Datamax compatibility, ZM400 has an optional ribbon spindle that supports ribbon wound ink-side in

• XML-enabled printing option—For easy, direct-connect integration with ERP applications

Better connected to your needs

• Large, backlit LCD—Easy to read with intuitive menu commands for quick printer configuration

• Multi-lingual capabilities—Unicode™-compliant printing, plus menu commands translated into 15 languages, offer a one-printer solution for worldwide distribution facilities

• Quick and easy replacement of platen and field-installable
printhead—Requires no tools and only limited technical knowledge


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ZEBRA ZM400 & ZM600


The best in class just got better

Price-competitive, rugged Z Series® metal printers have always been the price-performance leaders in their class. Offering 10-inches-per-second print speed, fast throughput, and rugged reliability, these industrial / commercial workhorses enhance productivity in a wide range of warehouse, manufacturing, and business applications. Now, the ZM400 and ZM600 printers offer more options to meet an even wider array of applications and needs.

Better connected for a connected world

The new 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 new 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.

Variety of applications

Paired with performance-matched genuine Zebra™ supplies for optimal printing performance, the ZM400/ZM600 are perfect for many industries and applications, including:

• Work in process
• Order fulfillment
• Compliance labeling
• Distribution
• Warehouse management
• Shipping/Receiving
• Hospitality/Transportation ticketing
• Pharmacy/Healthcare

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
Real-time clock
Auto-ranging (90–265 VAC) power supply
Colour-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 printer server hardware, and lowers customisation and programming costs

Printer Specifications

Resolution: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm;
300 dpi/12 dots per mm;
600 dpi/24 dots per mm (ZM400 only)
Memory: 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 ZM400:
with 203 dpi: 157”/3,988 mm;
with 300 dpi: 73”/1,854 mm;
with 600 dpi: 39”/991 mm
with 203 dpi: 102”/2,590 mm;
with 300 dpi: 45”/1,143 mm
Print Speed 203 dpi: 10”/254 mm per second;
300 dpi: 8”/203 mm per second;
600 dpi: 4”/102 mm per second
Media Sensors: Fixed reflective sensor,
Adjustable transmissive sensor

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner length: Maximum non-continuous: 39”/991 mm
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”/76 mm
Media thickness: 0.0023”/0.058 mm to 0.010”/0.25 mm
Media types: Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark
For optimum print quality and performance, use genuine Zebra™ supplies.

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside diameter: 3.2”/81.3 mm
Standard length: 984’/300 m or 1476’/450 m
Ratio: 3:1 media roll to ribbon. Ribbon must be at least as wide as media
Width: 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 ribbons spindle on ZM400)
Core I.D. 1.0”/25.4 mm

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature: 0º C to 40º C (Direct Thermal)
5º C to 40º C (Thermal Transfer)
Storage temperature: -40º C to 60º C
Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing
Electrical: Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) powersupply 90-265 VAC; 48-62Hz
Agency Approvals: IEC 60950-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2,3
Markings: cULus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, CCC, GOST-R, BMSI, S-Mark, MIC, ZIK

Physical Characteristics

Width: 278 mm
Height: 338 mm
Depth: 475 mm
Weight: 15 kg
Shipping weight: 22 kg

ZEBRALINK™ Solutions

Software: ZebraDesigner™ Pro
ZebraDesigner for XML
ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0
Zebra Universal Driver
Additional scalable and bitmapped fonts available
Networking/Connectivity: ZebraNet® Wireless Plus
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server
ZebraNet PrintServer II (external)
RS-232C serial port
High-speed, IEEE1284, bi-directional parallel
interface USB 2.0
Firmware: ZPL II®, EPL™, XML-Enabled Printing, APL™, Web View, Alert


Fonts and Character Sets: 7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable fonts;
Native open type font support;
Global Printing—Unicode™ compliant for fast multi-language, on demand thermal printing right out of the box;
Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging Inc.
Graphic Features: Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos;
ZPL II drawing commands—for boxes and lines
Bar Code Symbologies Linear Bar Codes:
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
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)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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