ZT231 Industrial Printer
Smart features. Small investment. Big payoff.
Demands are rising and timelines are shrinking. Do you have the printing capabilities to keep up – without interruption? The ZT231 delivers the winning combination of the right features at the right price, along with the long-lasting quality you expect from Zebra. Fast print speeds, high-resolution print quality, large color touchscreen, future-forward design and more – all in one space-saving footprint. Plus, add optional capabilities like RFID*, wireless connectivity and media handling features when you need them. But that’s not all. Get built-in intelligence to make your work easier, and unmatched security so nothing stands in your way. That’s how Zebra defines value.
Get More Value with Zebra
Reduce training time with the ZT231’s easy-to-use 4.3” full-color touchscreen. See status at a glance, access wizards and helpful how-to videos and make changes with the touch of a finger or gloved hand. Seamlessly integrate the ZT231 into your existing network as it is backwards compatible and features Printer Emulations to replace other brands without having to change label formats or rewrite code.
Take advantage of Zebra’s robust, ever growing Print DNA software suite for added capabilities. Easily configure, troubleshoot and manage your printers onsite or remotely via a web-based dashboard. Compare your printer security settings against best practices and adjust to match your preferences, while protecting your data from vulnerabilities.
The benefits of buying a ZT231 don’t end at the point of purchase. Expand your printer’s capabilities with field-installable upgrades when you need them. Add options such as a cutter or peeler, wireless connectivity or even UHF RFID* encoding.
Built to Perform. Engineered to Endure.
With a durable metal frame, the ZT231 is ideal for light industrial environments. Print crisp text and barcodes with optional 300 dpi resolution. Advance your label throughput with industry-leading print speeds up to 12 ips at 203 dpi. Be confident knowing you’re backed by Zebra, the #1 leader in barcode printing.
Expect more. More value. More features. More for your budget.
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The ZT231 includes an all-new architecture to process more jobs at once and evolve with emerging technologies. Onboard analytics and printhead element out detection help you plan maintenance in advance. And, the easy tool-less platen and print head removal makes maintenance easy.
To help you make the most of your workspace, we’ve engineered the ZT231 with a space-saving, compact design and bi-fold door that reduces the height needed to open your printer. Take the trouble out of media loading with an intuitive design and color-coded cues. Adjustable sensors offer greater media flexibility and the large ribbon roll capacity lets you change media less frequently.
Take advantage of a variety of standard connectivity options including USB, Serial, Ethernet and USB Host. Tap to pair and print with compatible mobile devices with the Print Touch tag (NFC). Add a second Ethernet port, 802.11ac or an Applicator port.
Incorporate UHF RFID printing and encoding* for greater visibility and tracking. Get greater media flexibility and simple RFID calibration with Zebra’s adaptive encoding technology that eliminates complex placement guidelines.
Software That Gives You a Serious Advantage
With Zebra’s Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, part of Print DNA, you can easily manage, secure and troubleshoot your networked printers from any location. And an intuitive browser-based interface lets you see status at a glance, quickly triage issues to minimize downtime and perform updates and maintenance.
Security risks are real and costly. Endpoints are becoming popular targets – including networked thermal printers. Shield yourself from cyber attacks with Zebra’s PrintSecure, part of Print DNA. Easily configure your printers via secure connections, identify vulnerabilities, block unauthorized access and detect events before they happen.
Supplies, Service and Support
Printing supplies provide a digital voice for assets across your supply chain. You rely on them to disseminate critical data throughout your organization. If something goes wrong with your printing supplies, operations are interrupted, productivity suffers and costs rise. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pretest our own line of labels and tags to ensure consistent, optimized performance in your Zebra printer. For industry-leading quality, service and thermal printing expertise, choose Zebra Certified Supplies.
Access repair support services anywhere around the globe through Zebra and its trusted network of more than 10,000 partners. Zebra OneCare™ Maintenance Plans provide enhanced coverage that exceeds standard warranty.
• Print methods: direct-thermal or thermal-transfer
ZT231 Closed: 17 in. L x 9.5 in. W x 11 in. H
ZT231: 20 lbs./9.1 kg
*Dimensions are for the base model printer. Consult your salesrepresentative for specifics regarding other configurations.
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
256 MB SDRAM memory
|Maximum Print Width||4.09 in./104 mm|
|Maximum Print Speed||
12 ips (203 dpi)
|Media Sensors||Moveable transmissive and reflective sensors|
|Maximum Print Length||
203 dpi: 157 in/3988 mm
|Minimum Label and Liner Length||
Tear mode: 0.7 in/18 mm
|Media Width||0.75 in./19.4 mm to 4.50 in./114 mm|
|Media Roll Size||
8.0 in./203 mm O.D. on a 3.0 in./76 mm I.D. core
|Media Thickness||0.003 in./0.076 mm to 0.010 in./0.25 mm|
|Media Types||Continuous, die-cut, notch, black mark|
|Standard Length||1,476 ft./450 m|
|Width||2 in./51 mm to 4.33 in./110 mm|
|Core||1.0 in./25.4 mm|
Thermal transfer: 40ºF to 105ºF/5º to 40ºC
|-40ºF to 140ºF/-40º to 60ºC|
|Operating Humidity||20% to 85% non-condensing|
|Storage Humidity||5% to 85% non-condensing|
Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant)
|Agency Approvals||IEC 62368-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN55035, 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, UKCA, VCCI, RCM, S- Mark, CCC, CU EAC, BSMI, KCC, & BIS|
This printer is supported by our Print DNA suite of software capabilities to get your printer up and running quickly and securely, and enable your printer to evolve with your business needs. Print DNA features may vary by model, and some features may require a license.
ZBI 2.0™ — Optional powerful programming language that lets printers run stand-alone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more.
Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case Codes, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN with
Z7 bitmapped, 1 smooth-scalable (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed*) Pre-loaded Unicode™-compliant scalable fonts for EMEA character sets International character sets supporting the following code page: IBM® Code Page 850
* RFID option available on request; contact your Zebra account team for more information
|ZT231 Value Industrial printer is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit
|Our printers offer innovative remote management, analytics and security capabilities that make them the obvious choice for MPS. With the Print DNA software suite, your Zebra MPS provider can remotely manage and optimize your printers, track and automate supplies replenishment and ensure security. For more information, please visit
Markets and Applications
- Product ID/serial numbers
- Packaging labeling
- Receiving/put-away labeling
Transportation and Logistics
- Order picking/packing
- Compliance labeling
- Laboratory labeling
- Blood bank labeling
- Asset tracking
- Unit-dose labeling
- Pharmacy labeling
- Buy online pick up in store labeling
- Return tagging
- Price labeling
- Shipping labeling
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