Zebra ZD500 Printer

Performance Desktop Thermal Printer

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Fast print speeds. Advanced features. Performance options to meet your needs.

Zebra’s performance desktop printers deliver best-in-class print speeds and features for improved efficiency and profitability.

Performance desktop printers support a wide range of applications; there’s a printer for almost every environment. Whatever your needs – from flexibility to innovative label capabilities to time savings and reduced operator training – these printers deliver. Extended media handling options include peel and present, precision cutter for labels, receipts and tags, and linerless labels.


The ZD500 features Zebra’s Link-OS® environment – an innovative operating system combining a powerful Multi-platform Software Development Kit and software applications – making it easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location around the globe. Coupled with intuitive ribbon and media loading, it’s designed to be simple to set up and operate. Offering high resolution print quality and quadruple connectivity options, the ZD500 is compact and feature-packed for top performance. The ZD500 also has optional UHF RFID capabilities.

To meet changing expectations and growing demands for devices that are mobile, intelligent and connected to the Cloud, Zebra created a new software platform to support its devices: Zebra’s Link-OS environment. This innovative solution makes Zebra printers even easier to integrate, manage and maintain than ever before – from any location.

The Link-OS environment is highly flexible, allowing new and creative ways for users to develop applications that interact with Zebra printers from mobile devices located anywhere in the world. Users can perform updates, gather data, and make smarter business choices from new analytic-driven insights.


Zebra ZD500 Link-OS Environment Features
Link-OS App Benefit
Virtual Devices Support well-known legacy and competitor printer languages – in addition to ZPL and EPL – for a future-proofed investment
Print Touch Award-winning, webpage launching features using Near Field Communication (NFC) make it easy to access Zebra’s extensive knowledge base of how-to videos and product support
Cloud Connect Interact securely and directly with the Cloud for printing and device management
Profile Manager Edit and manage one printer, batches of printers or all Link-OS printers across your network anywhere in the world

The Zebra ZD500 is ideal for these applications:

  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Light manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Postal counter automation
  • High-resolution label printing


Zebra ZD500 Printer Models
Model Number Description Price*
ZD50042-T0E200FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 203 dpi (UK/EU) £459.00
ZD50042-T1E200FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 203 dpi, Peel (UK/EU) £479.00
ZD50042-T2E200FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 203 dpi, Cutter (UK/EU) £565.00
ZD50042-T0EC00FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 203 dpi, WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) & Bluetooth v3.0 2 (UK/EU) £593.00
ZD50042-T1EC00FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 203 dpi, WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) & Bluetooth v3.0 2 , Peel UK/EU) £612.00
ZD50043-T0E200FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 300 dpi (UK/EU) £514.00
ZD50043-T1E200FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 300 dpi, Peel (UK/EU) £532.00
ZD50043-T2E200FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 300 dpi, Cutter (UK/EU) £618.00
ZD50043-T0EC00FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 300 dpi, WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) & Bluetooth v3.0 2 (UK/EU) £645.00
ZD50043-T1EC00FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 300 dpi, WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) & Bluetooth v3.0 2 , Peel UK/EU) £664.00
ZD50043-T2EC00FZ Zebra ZD500 Printer 300 dpi, WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) & Bluetooth v3.0 2 , Cutter UK/EU) £749.00


All ZD500 standard configurations include 128MB SDRAM (4MB user available), 256MB Flash (56MB user available), Real Time Clock (RTC), Moveable Sensor¹, Serial (DB-9), Centronics Parallel, USB 2.0 and Internal 10/100 Ethernet ports with LCD Display. All ZD500 WLAN and Bluetooth configurations include standard configuration features plus dual Wi-Fi certified WLAN (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth v3.0 radio module.

*Please note all prices shown are exclusive of VAT

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Alternative Models
Zebra LP/TLP2824 Plus Zebra GC420 Zebra GK420 Zebra GT800 Zebra GX420 & GX430
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Zebra ZD500 Printer Kits
Type Part Number Description Price*
Connectivity 105850-001 Parallel Interface Cable 6' (Centronics) £10.50
  105850-006 USB Interface Cable 6’ (A to B) £9.00
  G105850-003 Serial Interface Cable - 6' (DB-9 to DB-9) £9.00
  G105950-054 Serial Interface Cable 6’ (DB-9 to DB-9) Null Modem £13.00
Other 120182G-001 KDU Plus (Keyboard Display Unit) £154.00
  13831-002 ZebraDesigner™ Pro v2 £165.00
  48766-001 ZBI 2.0 Enablement Kit (1 printer) £66.00
  105950-035 Printhead Cleaning Pens x 12 £30.00
  P1027135-048 Ribbon Core, 4" Thermal Transfer (set of 50) £66.00
  105934-038 Printhead Assembly, Thermal Transfer, 8 dots/mm (203 dpi) £87.50
  105934-039 Printhead Assembly, Thermal Transfer, 12 dots/mm (300 dpi) £178.00
  P1027135-040 Platen Kit, Thermal Transfer £11.67


Zebra ZD500 Printer Supplies
Part Number Description Price*
02300GS11007 2300 Economy Wax 110mm x 74m 2300 Wax (12 rolls) £23.88
03200GS11007 3200 Premium Wax/Resin 110mm x 74m (12 rolls) £39.00
05095GS11007 5095 UL Approved Resin 110mm x 74m (12 rolls) £75.00
800284-605 Z-Perform 1000D Economy Direct Thermal Labels 102mm x 152mm (12 rolls) £129.00
800264-605 Z-Select 2000D Premium Direct Thermal Labels 102mm x 152mm (12 rolls) £112.00
800273-205 Z-Select 2000T Topcoated Thermal Transfer Labels 76mm x 51mm (12 rolls) £65.00
3006322 Z-Select 2000T Topcoated Thermal Transfer Labels 102mm x 152mm (12 rolls) £87.00


*Please note that all prices shown are exclusive of VAT


Zebra ZD500 Printer Full Specification
Printer Features Thermal transfer or direct thermal print methods
  ZPL programming language
  Dual-wall frame construction
  Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
  OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
  Quick and easy ribbon loading
  Simplified calibration of media
  ENERGY STAR® qualified
Printer Specifications Resolution: 8 dots per mm/203 dots per inch (standard); 12 dots per mm/300 dots per inch (optional)
  Memory: 128 MB Std SDRAM memory (4 MB available to user); 256 MB Std Flash memory (56 MB available to user); Real time clock
  Maximum Print width: 104 mm/4.09”
  Maximum Print length: 990 mm/39.0”
  Maximum Print speed: 152 mm per second/6” (203 dpi); 102 mm per second/4” (300 dpi)
  Media sensors: Multi-position transmissive and adjustable reflective sensors
Media Characteristics Label and Liner Length
  Maximum non-continuous: 990 mm/39”
  Minimum using tear off mode: 6.3 mm (0.25”)
Minimum with label present sensor used: 12.7 mm/0.5”
  Minimum with cutter: 25.4 mm/1.0”
  Label and Liner Width: 19 mm/0.75” - 108 mm/4.25”
  Media Roll Size: Maximum outside diameter: 127 mm/5”; Core inner diameter: 12.7 mm/0.5”, 25 mm/1.0”, 35 mm/1.375”, 37.1 mm/1.5”, 76 mm/3”
  Media Thickness: 0.08 mm/.003” to 0.305 mm/.012”
  Media Types: Roll-fed or fan-fed, die-cut or continuous direct thermal labels with or without black line, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, wristbands
Ribbon Characteristics Outside diameter: 35 mm/1.36”
  Standard length: 74 m/244’
  Ratio: 1:1 media to roll to ribbon
  Width: 33.8 mm/1.33” to 109.2 mm/4.3”
  Core inner diameter: 12.7 mm/0.5”
Operating Characteristics Environmental
  Operating temperature: 4.4° C/40° F to/41° C/ 105° F
  Storage temperature: -40° C/-40° F to 60° C/140° F
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  Storage humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAV, 50-60Hz
  Agency Approvals
  Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick
  Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN55022
  Class-B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-0 and EN55024, CCC, Wi-Fi®-certified
Physical Characteristics Width: 193 mm/7.6”
  Height: 191 mm/7.5”
  Depth: 254 mm/10.0”
  Weight: 2.1 kg/4.6 lbs
Software Link-OS Solutions for ZD500
  Document Design: Quickly design a customised print solution using your business data and Zebra’s intuitive, plug-and-print design tools.
  Device Integration: Zebra offers apps and products designed to help you integrate Zebra devices into your existing systems.
  Device Management: Manage your print operations locally and globally with Zebra’s suite of device management tools.
  Developer Tools: Provides you the tools you need to create your own apps, including documentation, source code, programming languages, templates and more.
  Software Tools
  ZebraDesigner™ Pro
  ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
  ZebraNet Utilities v7.0
  Zebra Universal Driver
  ZebraDesigner Driver
  POS Driver
  Web View
Communication and Interface Capabilities RS-232 auto-sensing Serial interface, DB-9 (standard)
  USB V2.0, bi-directional (standard)
  Centronics® Parallel (standard)
  Ethernet – 10/100 internal (standard)
  Wireless – Dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 (optional)
Fonts/Graphics/Symbologies Fonts and Character Sets
  16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts
  Two resident scalable ZPL fonts
  Native open-type font support
  Unicode™ compliant for multi-language, on-demand thermal printing
  Graphic Features
  Supports user-defi ned fonts and graphics – including custom logos
  ZPL II drawing commands – for boxes and lines
  Barcode Symbologies
  Barcode Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
  Linear Barcodes: Codabar, Code 11 (ZPL), Code 128, Code 39, Code 93, EAN-13, EAN-8, EAN-14 (ZPL), Industrial 2-of-5 (ZPL), Interleaved 2-of-5, ISBT-128 (ZPL), Logmars (ZPL), MSI, Plessey, Postnet, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), Standard 2-of-5 (ZPL), UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions (ZPL), UPC-A, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E, and GS1 Databar (formerly RSS).
  2-Dimensional: Codablock (ZPL), Code 49 (ZPL), Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, PDF417, MicroPDF417, Aztec (for EPL and ZPL except where noted)
Options and Accessories Dispenser – label peel and present with label present sensor
  UHF RFID capabilities help keep your critical operations running efficiently (optional)
  Cutter for various media types
  300 dpi print resolution printing for fine detail and crisp images (optional)
  Font Packs – Asian and other international font kits
  KDU Plus™ and ZKDU™ keyboard display units for stand-alone printing solutions

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

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