ZD230 4-Inch Value Desktop Printer

Get More: Extra Features, Quality Construction, Exceptional Value

Not all printers are created equally, especially basic models. To reduce costs, value printers are often constructed using less expensive components and fewer features. Many fail to perform under more demanding duty cycles, create delays and downtime for repairs, and require replacement after only a few years of use. Instead of conserving budget, customers are left with greater expense and hassle. Zebra does it differently. Meet the exception. The ZD230 desktop printer gives you extra features and reliable operation at an affordable price—both at the point of purchase and across the entire lifecycle. Engineered with Zebra quality, it boasts a dual wall construction. And, it offers wireless connectivity for networked, remote printing. Built to last for years, the ZD230 provides an outstanding return on your investment.

ZD230 Desktop Printer

Get Printing Quickly

The ZD230 is simple to install and begin printing – right out of the box. Easily replace legacy printers using ZPL, EPL or non- Zebra command languages. USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connectivity options enable universal interoperability. The ZD230 can accommodate a 300 M ribbon roll to lengthen the time between media changes. And, Zebra’s OpenACCESS™ clamshell design expedites media replacement. It’s also ENERGY STAR® qualified to reduce your operational expenses.

Just the Features You Need

This 4-inch printer produces labels quickly, up to 6” per second, to keep your workflows moving. Increased memory allows you to store more fonts and graphics. A single LED indicator and single button for feed/pause make it easy to operate and identify printer status. Choose from direct thermal or thermal transfer models, and add an optional factory-installed peeler or cutter. The ZD230 features a core set of Print DNA software applications, powered by Link-OS Basic, to deliver a cost-effective and dependable print experience. It is ideal for use in transportation and logistics, light manufacturing, retail and healthcare applications to print a variety of tickets, tags, passes, labels and receipts.

Backed by Zebra’s Worldwide Service and Support

Access support quickly anywhere around the globe through Zebra’s trusted network of more than 10,000 partners. Avoid costly repairs and downtime with an affordable service plan that’s tailored to the coverage you need for your desktop printer. Zebra’s OneCare SV provides the right level of service at the right price. It gives you two years of coverage for normal wear and tear, double the standard warranty coverage, priority turnaround times at the depot and more—all for a tiny fraction of the cost of a single repair.

Consistently Exceptional Zebra Certified Supplies

Printing supplies can impact everything from printhead lifespan to operational efficiency. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pretest our own line of thermal printing supplies to ensure consistent, optimised performance in your Zebra printer—and peace of mind for you. For industry-leading quality, service and thermal printing expertise, choose Zebra Certified Supplies.

The ZD230 gives you more. The quality and reliability you expect from Zebra, along with the extra features you need. And, it helps you conserve costs now, and for years to come. Gain your competitive edge with Zebra.

Link-OS compatible icon, Energy Star icon

Get More from Your Investment: Quality, Reliability and Extra Features

For more information, visit www.zebra.com/zd230

ZD230 Specifications

Standard Features

Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal print method
ZPL and EPL programming languages
Single LED status indicator
Single button for feed/pause
USB connectivity
OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
Dual-wall frame construction
ENERGY STAR qualified

Physical Characteristics

Dimension Thermal Transfer:
10.5 in. L x 7.75 in. W x 7.5 in. H
267 mm L x 197 mm W x 191 mm H
Direct Thermal
8.6 in. L x 6.9 in. W x 5.2 in. H
220 mm L x 176 mm W x 151 mm H
Weight 2.5 lbs/1.1 kg

Printer Specifications

Resolution* 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
Memory 256 MB Flash; 128 MB SDRAM
Maximum Print Width 4.09 in./104 mm for 203 dpi
Maximum Print Speed 6 in./152 mm per second
Media Sensors
  • Movable black mark sensor, limited range from centre to left side
  • Fixed off-centre gap sensor
Firmware ZPL II; EPL 2; XML

Media and Ribbon Characteristics

Maximum Label Length 39.0 in./991 mm
Media Width 1.00 in./25.4 mm to 4.4 in./112 mm
Media Roll Size 5.00 in./127 mm outer diameter Core inner diameter: 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) and 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) standard, 1.5 in. (38.1), 2.0 in., (50.8 mm) and 3.0 in. (76.2 mm) using optional adaptors
Thickness 0.003 in. (0.08 mm) min.; 0.0075 in. (.1905 mm) max. (tear-off mode only)
Media Types Roll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or continuous with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and wristbands
Ribbon Outside Diameter 2.6 in./66 mm (300 m); 1.34 in./34 mm (74 m)
Maximum Ribbon Length 984 ft. (300 m)
Ribbon Ratio
  • 1:4 media to ribbon (300 m)
  • 1:1 media to ribbon (74 m)
Ribbon Width 1.33 in./33.8 mm ~ 4.3 in./109.2 mm
Ribbon Core I.D.
  • 300 Metre ribbon 1 in./25.4 mm
  • 74 Metre ribbon 0.5 in./12.7 mm

Operating Characteristics

Operating Temp. 40° to 105° F/4.4° to 41° C
Storage Temp.

-40° to 140° F/-40° to 60° C

Operating Humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Electrical Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz; ENERGY STAR qualified

Operations and Accessories

Media Handling Factory installed peeler or cutter
Communications
  • Factory-installed USB and Ethernet
  • Factory-installed USB and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Factory-installed USB 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
Real Time Clock None
Keyboard Display Unit No serial port, thus no KDU/ZKDU

Fonts/Graphics/Symbologies

Bar Code Ratios 2:1 and 3:1
1D Bar Codes Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, 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 and Planet Code
2D Bar Codes Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF, Aztec
Fonts and Graphics 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts
Two resident scalable ZPL fonts
Five resident expandable EPL2 fonts
Native open-type font support
Unicode compliant for multi-language, on demand thermal printing
China units include SimSun simplified Chinese font
50 MB user available non-volatile memory, 8 MB user available SDRAM

Printer Supplies

Keep your Zebra printer up and running with genuine Zebra printer supplies, available directly from Zebra.

Regulatory

  • IEC 60950-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Class B, ICES-003, FCC 15.209; 15.247(d), IC RSS 247, EN 300 328, EN 301 893, EN 62311, cTUVus
  • CE Marking, VCCI, C-Tick, S-Mark, CCC, CU, BSMI, KCC, SABS, IN-Metro, BIS, NOM

Recommended Services

Zebra OneCare SV

Print DNA Software

This printer features a core set of Print DNA applications powered by Link-OS Basic.

Ideal for These Applications

Light Manufacturing

  • Product labelling
  • Asset management
  • Inventory management
  • Work-in-process tracking

Transportation and Logistics

  • Shipping labels
  • Cross docking

Retail

  • Price labelling
  • Receipt printing

Healthcare

  • Patient identification


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Part number: SS-ZD230 06/07/2019 HTML