ZE500 Series Print Engines

Mission critical doesn’t compromise – neither do Zebra print engines. Keep your operations moving forward with all-metal construction, best-in-class print speeds, RFID printing and encoding, expedited maintenance and more.

Zebra's ZE511 and ZE521 feature our exclusive Print DNA software suite for unmatched intelligence that makes your work easier. They’re intuitive to setup, manage and secure – onsite or remotely. See printer status and change settings using the large, full-color LCD touch screen. And, use analytics to predict and schedule maintenance to prevent unexpected downtime.

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  • Don't Compromise – Drive Performance

    Your equipment must stand up to the 24/7/365 test, without interruption. But, you need more than durability. These purpose-built essential workers deliver it all: all-metal construction for years of constant use, fanless encased design that resists debris and water ingress, optional RFID, as well as advanced intelligence and best-in-class features. Go ahead. Push the limits. A Zebra print engine won’t let you down.

  • Intelligent and Easy to Use

    Featuring Zebra's Print DNA software suite, the ZE511 and ZE521 are easy to setup, manage, maintain and secure – onsite or remotely. Access wizards, change settings and see printer status at a glance via the large, full-color touch screen. Add field-installable RFID encoding and connectivity when needed. And, be ready for tomorrow’s technology with evolving capabilities.

  • Simple to Maintain and Service

    You can't afford print-and-apply line downtime. Troubleshoot remotely and prevent unexpected interruptions with the ZE511's and ZE521's onboard analytics to predict and schedule maintenance. Access internal components easily with more interior workspace. Swap out the modular drive for servicing to keep lines moving. And, change printheads in seconds with the single-socket, quick-tab release.

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ZE511 Print Engine

Quickly Print 4-inch Labels

Advancing the ZE500 Series, the 4-inch ZE511 offers print speeds up to 18 ips. For premium print resolution, choose the 600 dpi option. Available in left- and right-hand orientations, it features a standard full-color, rotatable touch display that can be remotely mounted up to two meters. Add it to your existing wired and wireless networks, or connect directly to a PC. Use the included Print Touch tag (NFC) to simply tap a compatible mobile device to pair and print. Add field-installable features like connectivity and RFID.

  • Maximum Print Width

    4.09 in./104 mm

  • Print Resolution

    203 dpi/8 dots per mm
    300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
    600 dpi/24 dots per mm (optional)

  • Maximum Print Speed

    18 in./457 mm per second (203 dpi)
    14 in./356 mm per second (300 dpi)
    6 in./152 mm per second (600 dpi)

  • Construction

    Industrial all-metal construction

  • Communication Means

    Standard: USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth® 4.1, Dual USB Host, Applicator Interface
    Optional: Parallel port option card, Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card, 10/100 Ethernet card

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ZE521 Print Engine

Quickly Print 6-inch Labels

Advancing the ZE500 Series, the 6-inch ZE521 offers print speeds up to 14 ips. Access setup tools, wizards and settings via the standard full-color, rotatable touch display that can be remotely mounted up to two meters. Quickly and easily provision by mirroring using a USB flash drive including firmware, embedded files and settings. Or, configure using a mobile device and Zebras Printer Setup Utilities. Add field-installable features like connectivity and RFID.

  • Maximum Print Width

    6.6 in./168 mm

  • Print Resolution

    203 dpi/8 dots per mm
    300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)

  • Maximum Print Speed

    14 in./356 mm per second (203 dpi)
    12 in./305 mm per second (300 dpi)

  • Construction

    Industrial all-metal construction

  • Communication Means

    Standard: USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth® 4.1, Dual USB Host, Applicator Interface
    Optional: Parallel port option card, Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card, 10/100 Ethernet card

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ZE511 RFID Print Engine

Print and Encode 4-inch Labels

The purpose-built ZE511 RFID delivers it all: 4-inch RFID encoding, fast print speeds, all-metal construction and more. Featuring Zebra's own RE40 module, you can easily print and encode 4-inch RFID labels for deeper visibility and insights. Access intuitive RFID wizards via the large, full-color touch screen. Eliminate complex and complicated placement guidelines so you can accurately encode smaller labels spaced closely together with Zebra's exclusive adaptive encoding technology.

  • Maximum Print Width

    4.09 in./104 mm

  • Print Resolution

    203 dpi/8 dots per mm
    300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
    600 dpi/24 dots per mm (optional)

  • Maximum Print Speed

    18 in./457 mm per second (203 dpi)
    14 in./356 mm per second (300 dpi)
    6 in./152 mm per second (600 dpi)

  • Construction

    Industrial all-metal construction

  • Communication Means

    Standard: USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth® 4.1, Dual USB Host, Applicator Interface
    Optional: Parallel port option card, Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card, 10/100 Ethernet card

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ZE521 RFID Print Engine

Print and Encode 6-inch Labels

The only 6-inch RFID print engine on the market, Zebra's ZE521 delivers it all: 6-inch RFID encoding, fast print speeds, all-metal construction and more. Access intuitive RFID wizards and settings via the large, full-color touch screen. Enjoy greater media flexibility and design labels for your application without limitation. Automatically calibrate RFID in minutes and adopt new inlays without pretesting. Simply calibrate and use them. And, eliminate complex and complicated placement guidelines.

  • Maximum Print Width

    6.6 in./168 mm

  • Print Resolution

    203 dpi/8 dots per mm
    300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)

  • Maximum Print Speed

    14 in./356 mm per second (203 dpi)
    12 in./305 mm per second (300 dpi)

  • Construction

    Industrial all-metal construction

  • Communication Means

    Standard: USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth® 4.1, Dual USB Host, Applicator Interface
    Optional: Parallel port option card, Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card, 10/100 Ethernet card

Older Models in the Series

ZE500 Print Engine

ZE500 Print Engines

4- and 6-inch Print Widths

The new ZE500 Series takes an innovative approach to OEM print engines. Leveraging extensive customer research, the design focuses on ease of use, ease of service and ease of integration. Built with the customer in mind, the ZE500 print engine is designed to keep mission-critical print-andapply applications operating without interruptions.

  • Maximum Print Width

    4.1in./104 mm (ZE500-4)
    6.6in./168 mm (ZE500-6)

  • Print Resolution

    203 dpi/8 dots per mm or 300 dpi/12 dots per mm

  • Maximum Print Speed

    12in./305 mm per second (203 dpi)
    10in./254 mm per second (300 dpi)

  • Construction

    Industrial all-metal construction

  • Communication Means

    Parallel port: Centronics®-compatible
    Serial interface: RS-232
    USB 2.0
    ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server (internal)
    Applicator interface with DB-15F connector
    Optional ZebraNet b/g Print Server

ZE500R RFID Print Engine

ZE500R RFID Print Engine

4-in RFID Printing and Encoding

Zebra's enhanced RFID-ready OEM print engines are ideal for high-volume industrial applications for manufacturing, shipping, receiving and more.

  • Maximum Print Width

    4.1in./104 mm

  • Print Resolution

    203 dpi/8 dots per mm or 300 dpi/12 dots per mm

  • Maximum Print Speed

    12in. /305 mm per second (203 and 300 dpi)
    12in. /305 mm per second (203 dpi)
    10in. /254 mm per second (300 dpi)

  • Communication Methods

    Parallel port: Centronics®-compatible
    Serial interface: RS-232
    USB 2.0
    ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server (internal)
    Applicator interface with DB-15F connector
    Optional ZebraNet b/g Print Server

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