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Zebra ZD Series

Zebra ZD Series

A small footprint and budget friendly, on-demand barcode printing solution for any lab

Zebra is well known for their high performance thermal transfer label printers—The ZD Series brings that same quality, durability and usability to the lab


Sleek, compact and user friendly in its design, Zebra’s ZD Series features 3 models, each with a unique set of features to meet the needs and budgets of a variety of labs.

The key to its success is its simplicity—Zebra desktop series 
printers are incredibly easy to use with straightforward interfaces, the least complicated reloading system on the market and painless integration into existing software, systems and workflows

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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

  • Utilise 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 Sanitisation
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 on the work bench for any other tasks it might be needed for. 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)
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Media Compatibility

The ZD series offers print width capacities of up to 4.09 inches, perfect for most laboratory applications. 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 labelling process. Some facilities prefer to utilise 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.

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

Why is the ZD-Series a Good Fit for Laboratory Applications?

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 processes.

With its small size and ability to print high image quality and durable thermal transfer labels, the Zebra ZD is well suited for labs of all kinds where space might be tight and labels may face harsh conditions.

Additionally, if your lab requires sanitary conditions, both the ZD420 and ZD620 are available in a healthcare version capable of withstanding common lab sanitisation processes—including gamma ray radiation.

How much does a Zebra ZD Printer 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 optional features you add 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 the field of research and diagnostics, 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 by providing trustworthy solutions to your barcode printing and labelling 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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