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Zebra ZT231 RFID

zebra zt231 rfid

The Zebra ZT231 RFID gives you the power and features you need in a compact footprint. Plus, its bi-fold door reduces the height of the printer when open. But don’t let its compact size fool you – it can accommodate a large ribbon roll so you can print longer without changing media.

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Product Description
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Zebra ZT231 RFID

More Standard Features

Reduce RFID Media Costs

The Zebra ZT231 RFID is easy to install, use and manage with Zebra’s Print DNA suite of apps. Reduce training time and see printer status at a glance with the large color touchscreen. Change RFID settings with the touch of a finger or gloved hand. Get your questions answered with helpful, how-to videos.

Printer Specifications


• Supports tags compatible with: UHF EPC Gen 2 V2.1, ISO/IEC 18000 -63 and RAIN RFID protocols
• Integrated RFID system is user-upgradable in the field
• Adaptive Encoding Technology automatically selects optimum encode settings

Standard Features

• Print methods: direct-thermal or thermal-transfer
• Construction: metal frame and metal enclosures
• Bi-fold media door with large clear window
• Side-loading supplies path for simplified media and ribbon loading
• Thin film printhead with E3™ Element Energy™ Equalizer for superior print quality
• Three-color LEDs for quick printer status
• 4.3” color resistive touch screen with intuitive menu for quick operation and settings
• Communications: USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial port, 10/100 Ethernet, and USB Host
• ENERGY STAR® certified
• Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) technology for enhanced location precision
• ZebraDesigner Essentials – easy label design tool free at
• Real-Time Clock (RTC)

Physical Characteristics

ZT231 RFID Closed: 17 in. L x 9.5 in. W x 11 in. H
432 mm L x 241 mm W x 279 mm H
ZT231 RFID with Liner Takeup Unit:
17 in. L x 9.5 in. W x 12.75 in. H
432 mm L x 241 mm W x 324 mm H

ZT231 RFID: 20 lbs./9.1 kg
ZT231 RFID with Liner Takeup Unit: 24 lbs./10.9 kg

*Dimensions are for the base model printer. Consult your salesrepresentative for specifics regarding other configurations.

Printer Specifications

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

256 MB SDRAM memory
256 MB on-board linear Flash memory

Maximum Print Width
4.09 in./104 mm

Maximum Print Speed
12 ips (203 dpi)
8 ips (300 dpi)

Media Sensors
Moveable transmissive and reflective sensors

Maximum Print Length
203 dpi: 157 in/3988 mm
300 dpi: 73in/1854 mm

Media Characteristics

Minimum Label andLiner Length
Tear mode: 0.7 in/18 mm
Cutter mode: 1 in/25 mm
Peel mode: 0.5 in/13 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
6.0 in./152 mm O.D. on a 1.0 in./25 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

Ribbon Characteristics (Thermal-transfer option only)

Standard Length
1,476 ft./450 m

1.57 in./40 mm to 4.33 in./110 mm

1.0 in./25.4 mm

Operating Characteristics

Operating Temp.
Thermal transfer: 40ºF to 105ºF/5º to 40ºC
Direct thermal: 32ºF to 105ºF/0º to 40ºC

Storage/Transportation Temperature
-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)
power supply 100-240 VAC; 50-60 Hz
ENERGY STAR certified

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, and BIS

Print DNA Software

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.
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ZBI 2.0™ — Optional powerful programming language that lets printers run stand-alone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more.
ZPL and ZPL II™ — Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label formatting and printer control and is compatible with all Zebra printers.

Barcode Symbologies

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 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code
2D Barcodes: Aztec, Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, RSS-14 (and composite)

Fonts and Graphics

7 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
Supports user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos ZPL II drawing commands including boxes and lines 64 MB user available Flash memory storage for downloadable objects; 32 MB user-available SDRAM

Options and Accessories

• 802.11ac Wi-Fi option card
• 10/100 Ethernet option card
• Applicator Interface
Media Handling
• Peel — a front-mount, passive-peel with no take-up spindle
• Peel — a front-mount, passive-peel with liner take-up spindle (factory-fit only)
• Cutter — a front-mount guillotine cutter
• UHF field-installable RFID kit
Keyboard Display Unit
• ZKDU™ keyboard display units for stand-alone printing application

Managed Print Services (MPS) Made Simple

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.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice

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