Zebra ZM400

zebra zm400

16 MB DRAM, 8MB Flash
203dpi (8 dots/mm) printhead
RS-232C Serial Interface
High Speed, IEEE 1284, Bi-Directional Parallel Interface
USB 2.0
Transmissive and reflective media sensors
Multi-lingual backlit 240×128 pixel graphic display
Color-coded operator cues
RFID Ready
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Product Description
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Zebra ZM400

Zebra’s Z Series industrial printer is upgradable with RFID for smart label encoding. Make warehouse or inventory management more efficient with Zebra Z Series printers. Zebra Z Series allows for high-speed, high-volume printing. The XML printing option allows for direct connection to ERP applications.

More Standard Features

  • Thermal transfer and direct thermal operating modes (can only use one mode at a time)
  • Die-cast aluminum base, frame, and printhead mechanism
  • Metal media cover with large clear window
  • 16 MB DRAM, 8MB Flash
  • 203dpi (8 dots/mm) printhead
  • RS-232C Serial Interface
  • High Speed, IEEE 1284, Bi-Directional Parallel Interface
  • USB 2.0
  • Transmissive and reflective media sensors
  • Multi-lingual backlit 240×128 pixel graphic display
  • Color-coded operator cues
  • RFID Ready
  • 7 bitmapped and 1 scalable font (CG Triumvarate Bold Condensed)
  • 32-bit processor
  • Auto-calibration
  • Auto detectable (90V – 265V) power supply
  • Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3®) (for print head energy control)
  • Real Time Clock
  • Unicode™ – Compliant
  • Quick change printhead and platen
  • Charcoal gray form design (for improved smudge resistance)
  • ZPL® or ZPLII® (Zebra Programming Language®)

Printer Specifications

Resolution: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
600 dpi (23.5 dots/mm)

  • 16 MB DRAM
  • 8 MB Flash
  • 64 MB Factory-Installed On-Board Optional Flash (optional)

Print width: 4.09″ (104 mm)
Print length

  • Length with 203 dpi: 157″ (3,988 mm)
  • Length with 300 dpi: 73″ (1,854mm)
  • Length with 600 dpi: 39″ (991mm)

Print speed: 203 dpi
10″ (254 mm)/sec
300 dpi
8″ (203 mm)/sec
4″ (102 mm)/sec
Media sensors: Reflective, Transmissive

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner width

  • 4.5″ (114 mm) – tear & cutter
  • 4.25″ (108mm) – peel & rewind

Minimum label and liner width: 1.0″ (25.4mm)
Maximum label and liner length: 39″ (991mm)
Maximum roll diameter: 8″ (203 mm)
Core diameter: 3″ (76 mm)
Media thickness: 0.0023″ (.058 mm) to 0.010″ (0.25 mm)
Media types: black mark, continuous, die-cut, fanfold, notched, perforated, tag stock

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside diameter: 3.2″ (81.3 mm)
Standard length: 1476′ (450 m) or 984′ (300 m)
Ratio: 3:1 media roll to ribbon ratio
Ribbon width: 2″ (51 mm) to 4.33″ (110 mm)
Ribbon: setup Ribbon wound ink-side out or ribbon wound ink-side in (configurable one or the other, but not both)
ID Core: 1.0″ (25.4 mm)

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature TT: Operating temperature: 40° F (5° C) to 104° F (40° C)
Thermal transfer DT: Operating temperature: 32° F (0° C) to 104° F (40° C)
Direct thermal Storage temperatures: -40° F (-40° C) to 140° F (60° C)
Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing R.H.
Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing R.H.
Electrical: Universal auto-detectable (PFC-compliant) power supply 90-265 VAC
Agency approvals

  • IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B
  • EN 55024
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3

Physical Characteristics

Width: 10.9″ (278 mm)
Height: 13.3″ (338 mm)
Depth: 18.7″ (475 mm)
Weight: 32.4 lbs (15 kg)
Shipping weight: 49 lbs (22 kg)

Related Products


  • 300 dpi (12 dots/mm) printhead
  • 600 dpi (23.5 dots/mm) printhead
  • 64 MB Factory-Installed, On-Board Flash Memory (58 MB user available)
  • Cutter with catch tray
  • Value peel (front mount, passive peel option with no liner take-up)
  • Peel with liner take-up
  • Rewind, internally rewinds full label roll on three-inch core (comes with taller, non-standard printer base)
  • Ribbon supply spindle for ribbon ink coated inside
  • RFID Field Upgrade Kit – installed by an Authorized Service Provider or return to factory
  • ZebraDesigner
  • ZebraDesigner Pro
  • ZebraDesigner for XML
  • ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise
  • XML-enabled printing
  • Printhead conversion kits
  • ZebraCare Extended Warranty
  • European and Asian font sets
  • APL-I/APL-D firmware (contact Zebra Development Services for additional details)
  • ZebraNet Wireless Plus Print Server
  • ZebraNet b/g Print Server

Communication and Interface Capabilities

  • USB 2.0
  • RS-232C serial port/li>
  • RS 232 to RS-422/485 serial port adaptor/li>
  • RS232 DB9 to DB25 adaptor/li>
  • High speed, IEEE 1284, bi-directional parallel interface/li>
  • ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server/li>
  • ZebraNet Wireless Plus Print Server/li>
  • ZebraNet b/g Print Server/li>

Programming Languages

Core programming languages: ZPL, ZPL II, EPL, XML

Bar Codes/Symbologies

Linear Codabar
Code 11
Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC case codes
Code 39
Code 93
Industrial 2-of-5
Interleaved 2-of-5
Planet Code
RSS (reduced space symbology)
Standard 2-of-5
UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions
2-dimensional Aztec
Code 49
Data Matrix
QR Code
RSS / GS1 DataBar family (12 barcodes)

Fonts and Graphics

  • Standard fonts: 7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed)
  • Sets: IBM Code Page 850 International character set
  • Optional European and Asian font sets
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos
  • ZPL II drawing commands, including boxes and lines

*Specifications are subject to change without notice


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Part Numbers:
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