Zebra ZM400 Zebra Thermal Printer 203dpi/305dpi/600dpi

Zebra’s best-in-class Z Series printers just got better! The ZM400 includes additional productivity-enhancing features and modern, flexible network connectivity for easy system integration in most manufacturing, warehousing and business applications. This industrial/commercial workhorse also delivers efficient 4-inch-wide labeling thanks to its quick throughput and 10 inches-per-second print speed.

Built RFID Ready (upgrade kit for RFID enablement not yet available in North America) and offering a multitude of options including 600-dpi (24 dots/mm) resolution, the ZM400 is upgradeable to grow with changing needs. Plus, design enhancements make this new-generation Z Series printer even easier to operate, load, and maintain.

Not all products are available in all countries due to country-specific governmental regulations.


  • 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 240x128 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®)
Resolution: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
600 dpi (23.5 dots/mm)Resolution
Memory: 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
600 dpi 4" (102 mm)/sec
Media sensors: Reflective

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner width: 4.5" (114 mm) - tear & cutter
4.25" (108mm) - peel & rewind
Minimum label and liner width: 1" (25 mm) - tear & cutter, peel & rewind
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

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