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Zebra ZT230 Barcode Label Printer
Part #: ZT23042-T21000FZ | SKU: ZEB185701

Introducing Zebra's ZT230 Industrial Printers, Zebra's rugged industrial printers that incorporate extensive customer feedback and the learnings from legacy printers�creating innovative printers with a space-saving design. Featuring Zebra's Link-OS environment, the ZT230 delivers users with effortless setup, intuitive operation and easy service and maintenance. Whether you are adopting barcode technology for the first time or upgrading existing printer models, the ZT230 is the right choice for a variety of labeling applications. These innovative printers deliver many user benefits, and they are ENERGY STAR qualified to save you money throughout their lifecycle. With its rugged all-metal case for long-lasting use, the ZT230 offers a graphical LCD user interface for easy printer setup and control, and S4M replacement that easily integrates into your environment. The ZT230 is ideal for barcode-labeling applications requiring more frequent format or printer setting changes.

Zebra ZT230 Barcode Label Printer

Part Details: Thermal Transfer printing, 203 dpi, 4" print width, Serial and USB Interfaces, Cutter, and US power cord. Cables sold separately.

Additional Information

Included Features EPL2
Interface Options Serial (RS-232), USB
Manufacturer Zebra
Max Roll Outer Diameter 6, 8
Model Name ZT230
Print Resolution 203 dpi
Print Speed 6 ips
Printer Type Industrial
Printing Technology Thermal Transfer
Ribbon Core Size 1 inch

Standard Features

  • Print Methods: Direct thermal and Thermal Transfer (optional)
  • Resolution: 203 dpi

More Standard Features
  • Element Energy Equalizer (E3) for superior print quality
  • USB 2.0 and RS-232 serial ports
  • Dual media sensors - transmissive and reflective sensing technology, selectable through software or front panel
  • Media supply hanger designed for 1\" (25mm) through 3\" (76mm) core diameters
  • Side loading metal print mechanism with head open lock
  • Link-OS;environment capable

Printer Specifications
Resolution: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Memory: 128MB Flash, 128MB RAM
Print width: 4.09\"/104 mm
Print length: 203 dpi: 157\"/3,988 mm and 300dpi: 73\"/1854 mm (optional)
Print speed: 203 dpi:
6\" (152 mm)/sec
300 dpi:
6\" (152 mm)/sec
Media sensors Reflective, Transmissive
Media Characteristics
Maximum label and liner width: 4.50\"/114 mm
Minimum label and liner width: 0.75\" (19.4 mm)
Maximum non-continuous label length: 39\"/991 mm
Maximum Media Roll Size:
  • 8.0\" (203 mm) O.D. on a 3\" (76 mm) I.D. core
  • 6.0\" (152 mm) O.D. on a 1\" (25 mm) I.D. core

Media thickness: 0.003\"/0.076 mm to 0.010\"/0.25 mm
Media types: continuous, die-cut, notch, black mark

Ribbon Characteristics
Outside diameter: 300m = 2.7\"/68.6 mm; 450m = 3.2\"/81.3 mm
Standard length: 984'/300 m or 1476'/450 m
Ribbon width: 1.57\"/40 mm to 4.33\"/110 mm
Ribbon setup: Ribbon wound ink-side out
ID Core: 1.0\" (25.4 mm)

Operating Characteristics
Operating temperature TT: Operating temperature: 40F (5C) to 104F (40C)
Thermal transfer DT: Operating temperature 32F (0C) to 104F (40C) Direct thermal Storage temperatures: -40F (-40C) to 140F (60C)
Operating humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Energy Star certified universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 100-240VAC; 47-63 HZ. Not 90-265VAC; 48-62Hz
Agency approvals
  • IEC 60950
  • EN 55022 Class B
  • EN55024
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3

Physical Characteristics
Width: 9.5\"/242 mm
Height: 10.9\" (277 mm)
Depth: 17\" (432 mm)
Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Shipping weight: 25 lbs (11.4 kg)

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Options Factory Installed Printer Options
  • Thermal Transfer Core-to-Core Ribbon Handling System
  • Print head 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
  • A front mount, passive peel option, w/ no take-up spindle
  • A front mount guillotine cutter
  • Liner Take-Up for ZT230 only, rewinds entire 8\" roll of liner (includes peel option)
Field Installed Printer Options
  • Additional scalable and smooth bitmapped fonts available
  • Print head 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
  • A front mount, passive peeler
  • A front mount guillotine cutter
  • Internal parallel port option
  • ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server - supports 10/100 Ethernet networks internally integrated option that enables the use of ZebraLink Webview and Alert features.
  • ZebraNet n Printer Server - supports 802.11 a/b/g/n networks via an internally integrated option
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) -date/time for standalone applications
  • Keyboard Display Unit (KDU) option - Enter variable data and retrieve stored forms for standalone applications (requires null modem adapter with DB9 serial cable).
Communication and Interface Capabilities
  • Internal parallel port option
  • ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server - supports 10/100 Ethernet networks internally integrated option that enables the use of ZebraLink Webview and Alert features.
  • ZebraNet n Printer Server - supports 802.11 a/b/g/n networks via an internally integrated option.

Programming Languages
Core programming languages: ZPL I/ZPL II
Bar Codes/Symbologies
Bar code modulus \"X\" dimension: - Picket fence (non-rotated) orientation: 203 dpi = 4.9 mil to 49 mil 300 dpi = 3.3 mil to 33 mil - Ladder (rotated) orientation: 203 dpi = 4.9 mil to 49 mil 300 dpi = 3.9 mil to 39 mil Bar code ratios - 2:1, 7:3, 5:2, & 3:1 Linear bar codes: 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 2-or 5-digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar and Planet Code 2-dimensional bar codes: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, TLC 39, MicroPDF, RSS-14 (and composite), Aztec
Fonts and Graphics
  • Fonts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and GS are expandable up to 10 times, height and width independently. However, fonts E and H (OCR-A and OCR-B) are not considered ¬\"?in-spec\" when expanded.
  • The scalable smooth font 0 (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) is expandable on a dot-by-dot basis, height and width independent, while maintaining smooth edges. Maximum character size depends on available memory.
  • IBM Code Page 850 international character sets are available in the fonts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and 0 through software control.
Extended Details

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