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Zebra ZD Series

A sleek, compact and user friendly print solution for blood banks

Zebra Performance Desktop Thermal Transfer Label Printers—the easy to operate, economical printer for blood banks and collection centers.


The Zebra desktop printer series has a sleek, compact design and the simplest ribbon reload system on the market—making this series of printers the number one choice for leading blood bank collection & processing sites.

The key to its success is its flexibility—Zebra desktop series printers are easy to integrate with existing production software and business systems, and incorporation into your production processes is equally simple.

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What can the Zebra ZD do for you?

  • Simplify operations with user-friendly interface options

  • Increase throughput with high speed printing

  • Ensure accuracy with high quality and durable thermal transfer print technology

  • Utilize space efficiently with a compact design

  • Make the best choice for your facility with the ability to choose from 3 different base models and a variety of optional features that can be added to each

Key Features

Features

Zebra ZD 220

Zebra ZD 420

Zebra ZD 420 HC

Zebra ZD 620

Zebra ZD 620 HC

Dimensions

10.5” x 7.8”x 7.5”

 

8.7” x 7”x 6”

 

8.7” x 7”x 6”

 

8.7” x 7”x 6”

 

8.7” x 7”x 6”

 

Image Quality

203 dpi

203 or 300 dpi

203 or 300 dpi

203 or 300 dpi

203 or 300 dpi

Print Speed

4”/sec

 

4”/sec 300 dpi

6”/sec 203 dpi

4”/sec 300 dpi

6”/sec 203 dpi

6”/sec 300 dpi

8”/sec 203 dpi

6”/sec 300 dpi

8”/sec 203 dpi

Media Width Capacity

4.09”

4.09”

4.09”

4.09”

4.09”

Print Technology

Thermal transfer or direct thermal

Thermal transfer or direct thermal

Thermal transfer or direct thermal

Thermal transfer or direct thermal

Thermal transfer or direct thermal

Withstands Sanitization
Processes

Yes, but with damage over time

Yes, but with damage over time

Yes

Yes, but with damage over time

Yes

Interface options

Single button/Single light

Single button/Single light

OR

3 button/5 light icon

Single button/Single light

OR

3 button/5 light icon

3 button 5 light icon

OR

10 button/ LCD screen

3 button 5 light icon

OR

10 button/ LCD screen

Compact Design

This small foot-print printer fits easily on a desktop and leaves plenty of space for label application, paperwork or other tasks. The small size of the ZD also allows for easy transport and storage of printers for as needed use.

Multiple Communication Methods

The ZD series offers a variety of communication methods, some standard and others optional. This ensures easy integration into your current operation and the ability to integrate further as your facility grows.

    • RS-232 auto-sensing serial interface
    • DB-9 (standard)
    • USB V2.0, bi-directional (standard)
    • Centronics Parallel (standard)
    • Ethernet- 10/100 internal (standard)
    • Wireless- Dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 3.0 (optional)

Media Compatibility

The ZD series offers print width capacities of up to 4.09 inches, consistent with standard ISBT 128 blank label sizes making it a perfect fit for blood labeling applications! With a maximum print width of just over 4 inches (the largest ISBT label size) and a moveable label sensor to accommodate smaller media sizes you can ensure your blood labels will always be compatible with your ZD series printer.. All models in this series also feature a moveable sensor to accommodate smaller media widths and a variety of print marking systems.

Optional Cutter and Peeler

All three models offer the option to add an additional peeler for label dispensing. This optional peel-and-present feature increases application speeds and reduces effort required in the labeling process. Some facilities prefer to utilize a printer with a cutter instead, which is available on both the ZD 420 and ZD 620.

Interface Options

Between the three models a range of interface options are available, from the incredibly minimalistic single button and single LED light interface that comes standard on the 220 and the 420, to the 10 button interface on the 620 that additionally features a small LCD screen. The range of options allows you to choose which interface will be the most useful in your facility.

Why is the ZD-Series a Good Fit for Blood Banks?

The ZD series is a range of fairly standard desktop printers with varying features and benefits allowing your facility to pick and choose which features will most benefit your facility.

With its small size and ability to print high image quality and durable ISBT 128 thermal transfer labels the Zebra ZD is well suited for blood banks and collection centers. This printer also features multiple USB ports to accommodate an added scanner for verification and easy reprinting as needed.

Check out our review of the ZD series for more  details on its features, benefits and limitations

Looking For a Full Print Solution?

At Computype we believe in a full solution approach to labeling. Whether you want your labels printed by us, or you want to print in house, we want to take as many labeling worries off your plate as we can.

To complete your in-house blood labeling solution we can provide your facility with blank ISBT 128 labeling kits. Our kits include a compatible ribbon for maximum print quality and durability, as well as a cleaning cloth to maximize the lifespan of your printhead. Take a look at our ISBT 128 blank labels here.

Read our 5 tips to keep your thermal transfer printer running at optimal  performance >

ISBT 128 Blank Labels

How much does a Zebra ZD Cost?

The overall cost of your ZD printer will range from around $550-$1,000 when you purchase from Computype. The factors that go into that cost include the base model you choose, any added optional features and the service package you choose to go along with your printer.

We work with you…

As a solutions provider we offer guaranteed maintenance, service and technical support for the extent of your agreed upon contract in addition to any manufacturer warrantees. We do this so you can make the most of your investment by ensuring the wellness of your printer beyond the time periods specified by warrantees and reseller agreements. In addition to extended service contracts, we guarantee your printer will arrive in working order, as every printer we ship is taken out of the box, plugged in and tested prior to leaving our building.

In transfusion medicine, precision and accuracy are crucial to the life-saving work performed every day. We believe it is part of our job to help you keep things running smoothly in your facility by providing trustworthy solutions to your barcode printing and labeling needs. When you purchase a printer from a solutions provider like Computype, you are investing in not only that printer, but its wellness and all the benefits that come along with it.

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