Zebra ZM400

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Desktop Printer

Zebra ZM400

Bar Code/Label Printer


Printer Name


Standard Features

Print methods: Thermal transfer or direct thermal
Construction: Die-cast aluminium base, frame and printhead mechanism
Metal media cover with large clear window
Element Energy Equalizer™ (E ™) for superior print quality
Real-time clock
Auto-ranging (90-265 VAC) power supply
Color-coded operator cues
Multi-languages 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 print server hardware, and lowers customization and programming costs

Printer Specifications


203 dpi/8 dots per mm; 300 dpi/12 dots per mm;
600 dpi/24 dots per mm (ZM400 only)


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
ZM600: 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: 3.0”/76 mm

Media Thickness:

0.0023”/0.058 mm to 0.010”/.25 mm

Media Types

Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside Diameter: 3.2”/81.3 mm
Standard Length: 984”/300 m or 1476”/450 m


3:1 media roll to ribbon
Ribbon must be at least as wide as media


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 ribbon spindle on ZM400)

Core I.D.

1.0”/25.4 mm
Operating Characteristic


Operating Temperature:
32° F/0°C to 104° F/40°C (Thermal Transfer)
40° F/5°C to 104° F/40°C (Direct Thermal)
Storage/Transport Environ.: -40° F/-40° C to 140° F/60°C
Operating Humidity: 20-85% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5-85% non-condensing


Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 90-265 VAC; 48-62 Hz

Agency Approvals

IEC 60950-1, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, 3
Markings: cULus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, CCC, GOST-R, BMSI, S-Mark, MIC, ZIK

Physical Characteristics

ZebraLink Solutions


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 Print Server
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server
RS-232C serial port
High-speed, IEEE1284, bi-directional parallel interface
USB 2.0
Print Server


XML-Enabled Printing
APL-I™/APL-D™ (Contact Zebra Development Services for additional details)
Web View
ZBI 2.0™

Fonts and character sets

7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable
Native open type font support
Global Printing-Unicode™ compliant for fast Multilanguage, on demand thermal printing right out of the box.
Contains UFST * from Monototype Imaging, Inc.

Graphic features

Supports user-defined fonts and graphics-including custom logos
ZPL II drawing commands – for boxes and lines

Barcode symbologies

Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case C Codes, ISBT-128, 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
2-Dimensional: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Date Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, GS1 DataBar (RSS), Aztec

Options and Accessories

Factory installed 64 MB Flash memory option
Cutter with catchy 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)


For optimal printing quality and proper printer performance across our product line, Zebra strongly recommends the use of genuine Zebra™ supplies as part of the total solution.