ZT230 Industrial Printer Support

ZT230 Industrial Printer

The ZT230 printer is part of the ZT200 Series Printer family.

This printer is discontinued. We may offer drivers, firmware, and manuals below for your convenience and Technical  Support. If you require additional support, please contact a Zebra Authorized Service Provider.

Printer Discontinuation Date: June 27, 2022
Service & Support Discontinuation Date: January 31, 2026

+ First Time Setup / Getting Started

The Setup guidelines below will take you to English documentation. You can access the localized User Guides in the MANUALS section.

IMPORTANT! Do not connect your printer to a computer yet! 

  • If you connected your printer to a computer via USB before driver installation, the printer might appear as an unknown (unspecified) device in “Devices and Printers.” 
  • If necessary, follow these recovery steps before proceeding to Step 1. 

1. Download and install the recommended Windows Printer Driver v8.

2.  Connect the printer.

3. Load media

  • You can watch the English video. Some non-English videos are available in the HOW-TO VIDEOS section below.
  • The media settings must match the actual media that you are using. 
    How to identify media type.
  • For accurate media detection, you may need to adjust the position of the reflective sensor.
    Review Positioning the Moveable Sensor section in the article. 

4. When using thermal transfer media, load ribbon (media usually means labels, but it also includes tag stock, receipt paper, and other things that can be printed on).

5. Print a test label.

6. Calibrate ribbon and media sensors.

  • When changing the size or type of media. 
  • If printing issues are observed, such as skipped labels, vertical image/label drift, or ribbon out or media out errors.
  • You can watch the English video. Some non-English videos are available in the HOW-TO VIDEOS section below.

7. The printer settings must match the actual supplies that you are using for your print job and the options on your printer. Adjust the printer settings as necessary using Zebra Setup Utilities software or Windows Printer Driver v8

+ Drivers

If you connected your printer to the computer via USB before driver installation, follow these recovery steps before printer driver installation. 

Recommended Driver

  • Windows Printer Driver v8

    Version 8.6.5.26125
    This is the recommended driver to use with your printer.
    'ZDesigner Printer Driver' is for use with ZebraDesigner 3 and other Windows applications.
    OPERATING SYSTEM versions: Windows 10/11, Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 (see Release Notes for details)
    How to Install Printer Driver v8

      Download 28 MB View release notes

Printer Configuration Utility

Alternative Driver

  • Windows Printer Driver v5

    Version 5.1.17.7412
    Use this driver if you need to use either CPCL or EPL printer command languages.
    'ZDesigner Printer Driver' is compatible with ZebraDesigner 3 and prior versions.
    OPERATING SYSTEM versions: Windows 10/11, Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 (see Release Notes for details)
    How to Install Driver v5

      Download 13 MB View release notes

Other Drivers

  • OPOS Driver

    Version 1.14.1.131
    Use this OLE for Retail POS driver to develop applications that are compatible with the Unified POS specification. See the release notes for printer compatibility and system requirements.
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10/11

      Download 7 MB View release notes

Third-Party

+ Manuals

Set-Up and User Guides

+ How-To Videos

+ Software

+ Software Manuals

+ Troubleshooting

Top 5 Knowledge Articles

+ Printer OS (Firmware)

Other Related Content

  • Factory Installed Printer Emulations

    Printer Emulations are on-printer apps that allow this printer to use a variety of printer command languages.
    Use only on printers that have been updated to Link-OS v6.6

      Download 12 MB
  • Link-OS v6.7 MIB file for SNMP

    Device management file for use with Link-OS printers.

      Download 289 KB

+ Specifications and Characteristics

+ Labels, Parts, Accessories and more

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