ZM600 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

    ZM600

    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 79842
    Peel- front mount, passive peel option, NO take-up spindle 79832M
    Rewind - internally rewinds full roll on 3" core (includes peel option and deep base - not compatible with cutter option) 79836
    300 dpi print head  79804M
    203 dpi print head  79803M
    300dpi to 203 dpi convert kit 79809
    203dpi to 300 dpi convert kit 79808

     

    ZebraLink Solutions:
    Software

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

    ZebraDesigner: 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.)

     

    *Part number is listed for replacement of original print head if necessary.

    Printing Specifications:

    • 203 dpi resolution (8 dots/mm)
      -
      Dot size (W x L):
       0.0049" x 0.0049" (0.125mm x 0.125mm)

    • 300 dpi resolution (12 dots/mm)
      - Dot size (W x L):
      0.0033" x 0.0039" (0.084mm x 0.099mm)

    • First dot location measured from inside media backing edge:
      0.10" +/- .04" (
      2.5mm +/- 1 mm)

    • Maximum print width: 6.6" (168mm)

    • Maximum continuous media print length:

    203 dpi

    300 dpi

    102"

    2591mm

    45"

    1143mm

    • Media registration tolerance:

    • Vertical = < +/-0.039" (+/- 1.0mm) on non-continuous media
      Horizontal = < +/-0.039" (+/- 1.0mm) within a roll of media

    • Programmable print speeds:

    - 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

    Media Specifications

    • Maximum non-continuous label length: 39" (991mm)

    • Media type: continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark

    • Media web width (label and liner):

      2.0" (51mm) to 7.0" (178mm) Tear / Cutter

      2.0"(51mm) to 6.75"(171mm) Peel / Rewind

    • Minimum label length:

      - 0.5" (12.7mm)in Tear, Peel and Rewind Mode

      - 1.0" (25.4mm) in Cutter Mode

    • Media thickness (label and liner):
      0.0023" (0.058mm) to 0.010" (0.25mm)

    • Maximum full-width media thickness for cutter:
      0.25mm (0.010")
      Maximum media roll size:
      8.0" (203mm) O.D. on a 3" (76mm) I.D. core

    • Maximum fan-fold pack size:
      8.0"L (203mm) x 4.5"W (114mm) x 6.2"H (157mm)

    • Gap and notch sensing standards:
      - Interlabel gap: 2 - 4mm, preferably 3mm
      - Sensing notch: 0.25"W (6mm) x 0.12"L (3mm)
      - Sensing hole: 0.125" (3mm) diameter
      * Note: Notch & Hole Position centered from 0.15" to
      2.25" from media inner edge

    • Black mark sensing standards:
      - Black mark length (parallel to inside media edge):
      0.098" - 0.453" (2.5mm - 11.5mm)
      - Black mark width (perpendicular to inside media edge): > 0.37" (> 9.5mm)
      -Black mark location: within 0.040" (1mm) of inside media edge
      - Black mark density: > 1.0 Optical Density Units (ODU)
      - Maximum media density: 0.5 ODU

    Ribbon Specifications

    • Ribbon width: 2.00" (51mm) to 6.85" (174mm)

    • Standard Lengths: 984' (300m) or 1476' (450m)

    • Maximum ribbon roll size:

                        3.2" (81.3mm) O.D. on a 1.0" (25.4mm) I.D. core

    • Ribbon wound ink-side out.

    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

     

    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®)

    • Communicates in printable ASCII characters

    • Compatible with mainframe, mini, and PC hosts

    • Downloadable objects include graphics, scalable and
      bitmap fonts, label templates and formats

    • Data compression

    • Automatic memory allocation for format while printing

    • Automatic serialization of fields

    • Format inversion (white on black)

    • Mirror-image printing

    • Four position field rotation (0°, 90°, 180°, 270°)

    • Slew command

    • Programmable label quantities with print, pause, cut control

    • Status messages to host upon request

    • ZBI (Zebra BASIC Interpreter) - accessible on Z4M:
      -
      Interpreting program module that sits between the communication ports and the ZPLII processing engine
      - Can be used to convert non-ZPL printer programming language to ZPL commands
      - Direct interface to peripheral devices such as bar-code scanners, weight scales, and keyboards
      - Based on ANSI BASIC computer language

    Eltron Programming Language (EPL II)

    • Compatible with mainframe, mini, and PC hosts

    • Four position field rotation (0°, 90°, 180°, 270°)

    • Variable field support (00 to 99)

    • Counter support (up to 10)

    • Variable field addition and subtraction

    • Status reporting

    • Form storage

    • Metered print odometer

    Communications Specifications:

    • USB 2.0

    • IEEE 1284 Bi-directional parallel interface

    • High-speed serial interfaces

                  - 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.

    • ZebraNet Wireless Plus Print Server - 802.11b/g - compliant wireless print server

    • ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server  - Ethernet network print server (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)

    Electrical Specifications:

    • Auto-detectable 90-265VAC, 48-62 Hz, 5A fused power supply

    • Agency approvals: IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B, EN55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3.

    • Product Markings: cTUVus, CE, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, S-Mark (Arg), CCC, GOST-R, BSMI, MIC, ZIK, SABS

    • Maximum Heat Dissipation (kW) during Printing:

       

                Mains voltage 230VAC 50Hz, Standby: 16.7 Watts. Normal printing average (continuous printing 6 inch pause test label at 2ips, Darkness 10) : 60.8 Watts.

          Mains voltage 120VAC 60Hz, Standby: 17.4 Watts. Normal printing average (continuous printing 6 inch pause test label at 2ips, Darkness 10) : 62.0Watts.

          Mains voltage 100VAC 50Hz, Standby: 18.2 Watts. Normal printing average (continuous printing 6 inch pause test label at 2ips, Darkness 10) : 62.0 Watts.

    Physical Specifications:

    • Height: 13.3" (338mm)

    • Width: 13.4" (341mm)

    • Depth: 18.7" (475mm)

    • Weight: 34.7lbs. (16kg)        

    • Shipping Weight: 54 lbs (24.5kg)

    Environmental Specifications:

    • Operating environment:
      Thermal transfer = 40
      ° to 104°F (5° to 40° C)
      Thermal direct = 32
      °  to 104° F (0°  to 40°C)
      20% to 85% non-condensing R.H.

    • Storage/Transportation environment:
      -40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)
      5% to 85% non-condensing R.H.

    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.

    • Cleaning:
      The exterior is cleaned with a lint-free cloth, and if necessary, a mild detergent solution or desktop cleaner. Interior components (print head, platen roller, media sensor, peel bar, ribbon and media paths) are cleaned with alcohol or blown air to remove any particles.

    • Lubrication:
      All mechanical parts are self-lubricating and do not require additional lubrication.

    • Print Registration:
      Media registration and minimum label length are affected by media type and width, ribbon type and print speed.  Performance improves as these factors are optimized.  Zebra recommends always qualifying any application with thorough testing.

    • Print Head Replacement:

      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.  Specifically, the ZM400 and ZM600 printers are designed to work only with genuine Zebra printheads, thus maximizing safety and print quality.