ZM400 Specifications

Specifications are provided for reference and are based on printer tests using Zebra brand ribbons and labels.  Results may vary in actual application settings or when using other than recommended Zebra supplies.  Zebra recommends always qualifying any application with thorough testing.

Standard Features

Optional Features

Field installable options

ZM400

External ZebraNet Print Server II, (Ethernet) - disables parallel port G46692
Internal ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server, (Ethernet) 79823
External ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server, (Ethernet) - disables parallel port
Internal Wireless B/G Print Server P1032271
Serial Port Converter: RS232 to RS485/422 33130
Serial Port Converter: DB9 to DB25 33138
Cutter / Catch Tray 79841
Peel- front mount, passive peel option, NO take-up spindle 79831M
Liner take-up spindle ONLY 79868M
Liner take-up and peel front mount option combined (requires order of both 79831M and 79868M) 79831M, 79868M
Rewind - internally rewinds full roll on 3" core (includes peel option and deep base - not compatible with cutter option) 79835
300 dpi print head  79801M
203 dpi print head  79800M
600 dpi print head (ZM400 only)  79802M
600 & 300dpi to 203 dpi convert kit 79805
600 & 203dpi to 300 dpi convert kit 79806
203 & 300dpi to 600dpi convert kit 79807

 

ZebraLink Solutions:
Software

Zebra Designer Pro:  An intuitive, easy-to-use software program for creating complex label designs (option).

Zebra Designer:  Offers basic features for simple label design

ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise: Centrally manage Zebra printers from a single PC screen anywhere on your global network.

ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0:  Provides enhanced printing, conversion, and administration capabilities; message management; and more.

Zebra Universal Driver:  The most powerful driver available from Zebra

 

Firmware:

ZPL II:  Universal language for Zebra printers.  Simplifies label formatting and enables format compatibility with existing systems that run Zebra printers.

-Web View: Connect and control Zebra bar code printers via the printer's Web interface using a common Web browser.

-Alerts: Printers equipped with ZebraNet print servers provide alerts via any email-enabled, wired, or wireless device to minimize downtime.

XML: Enabled ZPL - allows XML communications from today's enterprise systems

EPL II:  Eltron Programming Language is an optional firmware version for 203 dpi printers that provide backwards compatibility with many desktop printers as well as the Zebra 2746e Thermal Transfer Printer.

APL: Zebra's Alternative Programming Language allows integration into mixed printer environments without re-programming formats.

 -APL-I firmware:  allows a 203 dpi (8 dots /mm) Zebra printer to parse and print IPL code intended for an Intermec 3400D. (With APL-I firmware installed, ZPL programming language is not recognized, and ZPL specific features are not available.)

 -APL-D firmware:  allows a 203 dpi (8 dots / mm) Zebra Printer to parse and print DPL code intended for a Prodigy Plus. (With APL-D firmware installed, ZPL programming language is not recognized, and ZPL specific features are not available.)

Printing Specifications:

203 dpi

300 dpi

600 dpi

157"

3988mm

73"

1854mm

39"

991mm

- 203 dpi = 2.4" (61mm), 3" (76mm) through 10" (254mm) per second in 1" increments

- 300 dpi = 2.4" (61mm), 3" (76mm) through 8" (203mm) per second in 1" increments

- 600 dpi = 1.5" (38mm), 2" (51mm), 3"(76mm), 4" (102mm) per second

Media Specifications

Ribbon Specifications

Standard Printer Fonts

Fonts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and GS are expandable up to 10 times, height and width independently.  However, fonts E and H (OCR-A and OCR-B) are not considered "in-spec" when expanded.
The scalable smooth font 0 (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed) is expandable on a dot-by-dot basis, height and width independent, while maintaining smooth edges.  Maximum character size depends on available memory.
IBM Code Page 850 international character sets are available in the fonts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and 0 through software control.

Font Matrices for 8dot/mm (203 dpi) print heads

Font

Matrix

 

Character Size

      Inches Millimeters
  Height Width Inter Char gap Type*  Height Width Char/Inch Height Width Char/mm
A 9 5 1 U-L-D 0.044 0.029 33.90 1.13 0.75 1.33
B 11 7 2 U 0.054 0.044 22.60 1.38 1.13 0.89
C,D 18 10 2 U-L-D 0.088 0.059 16.95 2.25 1.50 0.67
E 28 15 5 OCR-B 0.138 0.098 10.17 3.50 2.50 0.40
F 26 13 3 U-L-D 0.128 0.079 12.71 3.25 2.00 0.50
G 69 40 8 U-L-D 0.295 0.236 4.24 7.50 6.00 0.17
H 21 13 6 OCR-A 0.103 0.093 10.71 2.63 2.38 0.42
GS 24 24 0 Symbol 0.118 0.118 8.48 3.00 3.00 0.33
P 20 18 n/a U-L-D .098 .089 N/A 2.49 2.26 N/A
Q 28 24 n/a U-L-D .138 .118 N/A 3.51 2.99 N/A
R 35 31 n/a U-L-D .172 .153 N/A 4.37 3.89 N/A
S 40 35 n/a U-L-D .197 .172 N/A 5.00 4.37 N/A
T 48 42 n/a U-L-D .236 .207 N/A 5.99 5.26 N/A
U 59 53 n/a U-L-D .290 .261 N/A 7.37 6.63 N/A
V 80 71 n/a U-L-D .394 .349 N/A 10.0 8.86 N/A

0

Default:  15 x 12

U-L-D

Scalable
*U = Uppercase, L = Lowercase, D = Descenders

  Font Matrices for 12dot/mm (300 dpi) print heads

Font

Matrix

 

Character Size

      Inches Millimeters
  Height Width Inter Char gap Type*  Height Width Char/Inch Height Width Char/mm
A 9 5 1 U-L-D .030 0.020 50.00 0.76 0.51 1.97
B 11 7 2 U .037 0.030 33.33 0.93 0.76 1.31
C,D 18 10 2 U-L-D .060 0.040 25.00 1.53 1.02 0.98
E 28 15 6 OCR-B .137 0.087 11.54 3.47 2.20 0.45
F 26 13 3 U-L-D .087 0.053 18.75 2.20 1.36 0.74
G 69 40 8 U-L-D .200 0.160 6.25 5.08 4.07 0.25
H 21 13 9 OCR-A .100 0.093 10.71 2.54 2.37 0.42
GS 24 24 0 Symbol .080 0.080 12.50 2.03 2.03 0.49
P 20 18 n/a U-L-D .098 .089 N/A 2.49 2.26 N/A
Q 28 24 n/a U-L-D .138 .118 N/A 3.51 2.99 N/A
R 35 31 n/a U-L-D .172 .153 N/A 4.37 3.89 N/A
S 40 35 n/a U-L-D .197 .172 N/A 5.00 4.37 N/A
T 48 42 n/a U-L-D .236 .207 N/A 5.99 5.26 N/A
U 59 53 n/a U-L-D .290 .261 N/A 7.37 6.63 N/A
V 80 71 n/a U-L-D .394 .349 N/A 10.0 8.86 N/A

0

Default:  15 x 12

U-L-D

Scalable
*U = Uppercase, L = Lowercase, D = Descenders

 

Font Matrices for 24dot/mm (600 dpi) print heads

Font

Matrix

 

Character Size

      Inches Millimeters
  Height Width Inter Char gap Type*  Height Width Char/Inch Height Width Char/mm
A 9 5 1 U-L-D 0.014 0.010 104.2 .38 0.25 3.97
B 11 7 2 U 0.018 0.014 69.4 0.46 .38 2.65
C,D 18 10 2 U-L-D 0.019 52.10 16.95 .76 .50 1.98
E 82 40 12 OCR-B 0.131 0.083 12 3.44 2.18 0.46
F 26 13 3 U-L-D 0.42 0.026 39.1 1.09 .067 1.49
G 60 40 8 U-L-D 0.96 0.077 13 2.52 2.02 0.50
H 60 38 18 OCR-A 0.96 0.090 11.2 2.52 2.35 0.43
GS 24 24 2 Symbol 0.38 0.042 24.0 1.01 1.09 0.92
P 20 18 n/a U-L-D .032 .029 N/A 0.84 0.76 N/A
Q 28 24 n/a U-L-D .045 .038 N/A 1.18 1.01 N/A
R 35 31 n/a U-L-D .56 .050 N/A 1.47 1.30 N/A
S 40 35 n/a U-L-D .064 .056 N/A 1.68 1.47 N/A
T 48 42 n/a U-L-D ..077 .067 N/A 2.02 1.76 N/A
U 59 53 n/a U-L-D .094 .085 N/A 2.48 2.23 N/A
V 80 71 n/a U-L-D .128 .114 N/A 3.36 2.98 N/A

0

Default:  15 x 12

U-L-D

Scalable
*U = Uppercase, L = Lowercase, D = Descenders

 

Barcode Symbologies and Specifications

  • Bar code modulus "X" dimension:
    - Picket fence (non-rotated) orientation:
    203 dpi = 4.9 mil to 49 mil
    300 dpi = 3.3 mil to 33 mil

       600 dpi = 1.6 mil to 16 mil
    - Ladder (rotated) orientation:
    203 dpi = 4.9 mil to 49 mil
    300 dpi = 3.9 mil to 39 mil

    600 dpi = 1.6 mil to 16 mil

  • Bar code ratios - 2:1, 7:3, 5:2, & 3:1

  • Aztec

  • Codabar (supports ratios of 2:1 to 3:1

  • CODABLOCK

  • Code 11

  • Code 39 (supports ratios of 2:1 to 3:1

  • Code 49 (2-D)

  • Code 93

  • Code 128 (subsets A, B, C,
    and UCC case C codes)

  • Data Matrix

  • EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN extensions

  • Interleaved 2 of 5 (supports ratios 2:1 to
    3:1, modulous10 check digit)

  • Planet Code

  • Logmars

  • MaxiCode (2-D)

  • PDF417 (2-D)

  • Micro PDF (2-D)

  • Plessy

  • Postnet

  • QR-Code

  • MSI

  • Standard 2 of 5

  • Industrial 2 of 5

  • UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC extensions

  • RSS

  • TLC 39

Zebra Programming Language®
(ZPL® and ZPL II®)

Eltron Programming Language (EPL II)

Communications Specifications:

             - RS-232C, with DB9F connector

             - Configurable baud rate (300-115,200kB), parity,

               and data bits.  Stop bits at 1 or 2.

             - Software (XON/XOFF), hardware (DTR/DSR, or RTS/CTS) communication handshake protocols

             - RS422/485 with optional adapter.

Electrical Specifications:

Maximum Heat Dissipation (kW) during Printing:

 

Power Consumption using wireless communications printing a standard UPS label

1) Printing via Wireless connection = 43.34 Whr

2) Cutting the printed label after printing via Wireless connection = 45.31 Whr

Physical Specifications:

Environmental Specifications:

Preventative Maintenance:

Zebra recommends cleaning the printer on a regular basis using standard Zebra printer parts and cleaning supplies. Consult your User's Guide for further details.