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Cartridge-based Wristband Printers

The HC100™ makes it exceptionally easy to print individual wristbands on demand. Drop in the wristband cartridge and start printing high-quality wristbands for positive patient identification or hospitality applications. The HC100 is engineered to be easily wiped down with hospital disinfectants. Zebra offers a complete range of wristband styles, sizes and colors for healthcare, amusement, water-park and entertainment applications.

Download HC100 Datasheet

Download HC100 Patient I.D. Solution Datasheet

Recycling HC100 Wristband Cartridges

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Used For:
  • Hospital Wristbands
  • Outpatient Wristbands
  • Amusement Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Concert & Event Wristbands

Standard Features

  • Print method: Direct thermal
  • Programming language: ZPL®
  • Construction: Dual-wall frame, impact resistant plastic

More Standard Features
  • Quick & easy wristband cartridge loading
  • Instant media calibration—no wasted media
  • 32 bit RISC processor
  • Zebra E3™ Printhead Energy Control
  • Odometer for print length tracking
  • Illuminated media low/media out indicator
  • Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
  • Healthcare plastics
  • Unicode™ compliant for multi-language printing
  • XML-Enabled printing—allows XML communications from information systems
  • Standard tear-off mode feature
  • Dual communications interface: Serial & USB

Printer Specifications

Resolution: 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Print speed: 2" (51 mm)/sec (Healthcare), 4" (102 mm)/sec (Z-Band Fun & Z-Band Splash)

Storage temperatures: -40° F (-40° C) to 140° F (60° C)

Physical Characteristics

Width: 5" (127 mm)
Height: 7" (178 mm)
Depth: 9.5" (242 mm)
Weight: 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)

Programming Languages

Core programming languages: XML, ZPL, ZPL I/ZPL II, ZPL II

Networking Options
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 802.11 b/g wireless LAN


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