ZE500 and PAX4 Comparison

Article ID: 30780866

Issue / Question

What improvements have been made to the ZE500 over the PAX4 printers?

Applicable To

ZE500, 170PAX4, 110PAX4

Resolution / Answer

The ZE500 Series is an innovative OEM print engine line that leverages the best of the PAX4 series printers, including the all-metal construction for reliable performance, and adds many new enhancements that make it simpler to maintain, integrate and operate.


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

The elegant design of the ZE500 simplifies maintenance and dramatically reduces downtime. The wide open printhead makes cleaning and replacement simple, and the quick change modular drive system reduces printer repair time.

Routine operations such as ribbon changing are simple and straightforward (and identical for both print widths). The new graphic display can be deported and rotated, enabling flexible positioning for improved ease of use and integration.

The user experience is much improved: the design enables easy integration with print and apply machinery and also has better resistance to dust and water. Expanded connectivity ports and enhanced software control of the applicator port provides further integration flexibility.

The ZE500 can also offer improved throughput with increased print speeds at 300dpi for high-volume applications and additional print modes that eliminate the time required to backfeed labels.

The ZE500 Series is an excellent choice for Print and Apply vendors looking to replace existing legacy print engines or to improve availability by taking advantage of the simplified mechanical design.


For a comparison of specifications between PAX4 and ZE500 printer we have a Comparison Guide. Read More>>

+ Applicable Products

  • 110PAX Print Engines (disc.)
  • 170PAX4
  • ZE500 Print Engines