Common Desktop Printer Features
Common Desktop Printer Features

Common Desktop Printer Features

Zebra desktop printers share the features listed here.
Common Desktop Printer Features
OpenAccess design
To simplify media loading.
Color-coded touch points (for operator controls and media guides) plus an enhanced user interface featuring three buttons and five status indicators
For ease of using the printer.
Field-installable media handling options
So you can use a variety of media with your printer.
Media roll support
Outer Diameter (O.D.): Up to 127 mm (5 in.)
Inner Diameter (I.D.) roll cores: 12.7 mm (0.5 in.), 25.4 mm (1 in.), and additional core sizes when using optional media core adapters
Movable media sensor
Compatibility with a wide range of media types:
  • Full and partial width black mark media and notched/slotted media.
  • Multi-center position transmissivity sensor for use with label gap/web media
Modular connectivity slot
  • On ZD421 models, the modular connectivity slot is available for field-installable 10/100 Ethernet (802.3 RJ-45) with an internal print server or serial (RS-232 DB-9) interface options.
  • On ZD621 models, the modular connectivity slot has a serial (RS-232 DB-9) port, and an Ethernet (LAN, RJ-45 connector) with an internal print server that supports 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, and Ethernet 10/100 auto-switching networks factory installed.
Font support
On-the-fly OpenType and TrueType font scaling and import.
Resident scalable font (Swiss 721 Latin 1 font)
Selection of resident bitmap fonts
Backwards-compatibility focused technology
For quick printer replacements:
  • Drop-in replacement of legacy Zebra desktop printers.
  • Support for EPL and ZPL programming language instructions.
  • Support for Link-OS virtual devices to interpret non-Zebra printer programming language code.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 interface
For convenient connectivity and quick file transfers.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) host port
To speed up print operations such as printer firmware updates.
Factory-installed network models
Supports printer configuration using a setup utility running on mobile devices.
  • Use the printer’s optional Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) feature for short-range communication to mobile devices. Bluetooth LE works with Zebra mobile setup utility applications to assist in printer setup, perform media calibration, and maximize print quality.
  • Tap to pair devices with the printer, access printer information, and use mobile applications using Zebra’s Print Touch (Near Field Communication or NFC).
Zebra’s Link-OS
An open platform that connects operating systems for smart Zebra devices with powerful software apps, allowing for quick integration, management, and maintenance from any location.
On-board Real Time Clock (RTC)
For internal printer timekeeping.
XML-enabled printing
For barcode label printing; lowers license fees and print server hardware requirements, reducing customization and programming costs.
Zebra global printing solution
Supports the following:
  • Microsoft Windows keyboard encoding (and ANSI), Unicode UTF-8 and UTF-16 (Unicode Transformation Formats)
  • XML
  • ASCII (7-bit and 8-bit used by legacy programs and systems)
  • Basic single- and double-byte font encoding
  • Hexadecimal encoding
  • JIS and Shift-JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards)
  • Custom character mapping (DAT table creation, font linking, and character remapping)
Printhead maintenance reporting
Reporting can be enabled and customized to suit your needs.
Tool-free replacement
For printheads and platen (drive) rollers.
Minimum of 64 MB of internal (
) printer memory
To store forms, fonts, and graphics.