Zebra ZD230 4-Inch Value Desktop Printer

Zebra ZD230 4-Inch Value Desktop Printer

This 4-inch printer produces labels quickly, up to 6” per second, to keep your workflows moving.



  • This 4-inch printer produces labels quickly, up to 6” per second,

    to keep your workflows moving. Increased memory allows

    you to store more fonts and graphics. A single LED indicator

    and single button for feed/pause make it easy to operate

    and identify printer status. Choose from direct thermal or

    thermal transfer models, and add an optional factory-installed

    peeler or cutter. The ZD230 features a core set of Print DNA

    software applications, powered by Link-OS Basic, to deliver a

    cost-effective and dependable print experience. It is ideal for

    use in transportation and logistics, light manufacturing, retail

    and healthcare applications to print a variety of tickets, tags,

    passes, labels and receipts.




Not all printers are created equally, especially basic models. To reduce costs, value printers are often constructed using less expensive components and fewer features. Many fail to perform under more demanding duty cycles, create delays and downtime for repairs, and require replacement after only a few years of use. Instead of conserving budget, customers are left with greater expense and hassle. Zebra does it differently. Meet the exception. The ZD230 desktop printer gives you extra features and reliable operation at an affordable price—both at the point of purchase and across the entire lifecycle.

Engineered with Zebra quality, it boasts a dual-wall construction. And, it offers wireless connectivity for networked, remote printing. Built to last for years, the ZD230 provides an outstanding return on your investment.

Get Printing Quickly

The ZD230 is simple to install and begin printing—right out of the box. Easily replace legacy printers using ZPL, EPL or non-Zebra command languages. USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connectivity options enable universal interoperability. The ZD230 can accommodate a 300 M ribbon roll to lengthen the time between media changes. And, Zebra’s OpenACCESS™ clamshell design expedites media replacement. It’s also ENERGY STAR® qualified to reduce your operational expenses.

Backed by Zebra’s Worldwide Service and Support

Access repair support services, live-agent technical support and software support quickly anywhere around the globe through Zebra and its trusted network of more than 10,000 partners. Zebra OneCare™ provides enhanced coverage that exceeds standard warranty for normal wear and tear, priority repair turnaround times at the depot and more—all for a tiny fraction of the cost of a single repair.

Consistently Exceptional Zebra Certified Supplies

Printing supplies can impact everything from printhead lifespan to operational efficiency. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pretest our own line of thermal printing supplies to ensure consistent, optimized performance in your Zebra printe —and peace of mind for you. For industry-leading quality, service and thermal printing expertise, choose Zebra Certified Supplies.


Light Manufacturing
• Product labeling
• Asset management
• Inventory management
• Work-in-process tracking
Transportation and Logistics
• Shipping labels
• Cross docking
• Price labeling
• Receipt printing
• Patient identification



Standard Features

Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal print method
ZPL and EPL programming languages
Single LED status indicator
Single button for feed/pause
USB connectivity
OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
Dual-wall frame construction
ENERGY STAR qualified

Physical Characteristics

  • Dimension: Thermal Transfer:
    10.5 in. L x 7.75 in. W x 7.5 in. H
    267 mm L x 197 mm W x 191 mm H
    Direct Thermal
    8.6 in. L x 6.9 in. W x 5.9 in. H
    220 mm L x 176 mm W x 151 mm H
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs./1.1 kg

Printer Specifications

  • Resolutions: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
  • Memory: 256 MB Flash; 128 MB SDRAM
  • Maximum Print Width: 4.09 in./104 mm for 203 dpi
  • Maximum Print Speed: 6 in./152 mm per second
  • Media Sensors: Movable black mark sensor, limited range from center to left side / Fixed off-center gap sensor
  • Firmware: ZPL II; EPL 2; XML

Media and Ribbon Characteristics

  • Maximum Label Length: 39.0 in.991 mm
  • Media Width: 1.00 in. / 25.4 mm to 4.4 in. / 112 mm
  • Media Roll Size: 5.00 in./127 mm outer diameter Core inner diameter: 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) and
    1.0 in. (25.4 mm) standard, 1.5 in. (38.1),
    2.0 in., (50.8 mm) and 3.0 in. (76.2 mm)
    using optional adapters
  • Thickness: 0.003 in. (0.08 mm) min.; 0.0075 in.
    (.1905 mm) max. (tear-off mode only)
  • Media Types: Roll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or
    continuous with or without black mark,
    tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and
  • Ribbon Outside Diameter: 2.6 in./ 66 mm (300 m); 1.34 in./ 34 mm (74 m)
  • Maximum Ribbon Length: 984 ft. (300 m)
  • Ribbon Ratio: 1:4 media to ribbon (300 m)
    1:1 media to ribbon (74 m)
  • Ribbon Width: 1.33 in./ 33.8 mm ~ 4.3 in./ 109.2 mm
  • Ribbon Core I.D.: 300 Meter ribbon 1 in./ 25.4 mm 74 Meter ribbon 0.5 in./ 12.7 mm

Operation Characteristics

  • Operating Temp.: 40° to 105° F/4.4° to 41° C
  • Storage Temp.: -40° to 140° F/-40° to 60° C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Electrical: Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100 240VAC, 50-60Hz; ENERGY STAR qualified

Operating and Accessories

  • Media Handling: Factory installed peeler or cutter
  • Communications: • Factory-installed USB and Ethernet
    • Factory-installed USB and Bluetooth 4.1
    • Factory-installed USB 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Real Time Clock: None
  • Keyboard Display Unit: No serial port, thus no KDU/ZKDU


  • Bar Code Ratios: 2:1 and 3:1
  • 1D Bar Codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, 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
  • 2D Bar Code: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF, Aztec
  • Fonts and Graphics:
  • 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts
    Two resident scalable ZPL fonts
    Five resident expandable EPL2 fonts
    Native open-type font support
    Unicode compliant for multi-language, on demand thermal printing
    China units include SimSun simplified Chinese font
    50 MB user available non-volatile memory, 8 MB user
    available SDRAM

Printers Supplies: Keep your Zebra printer up and running with genuine Zebra printer supplies, available directly from Zebra.


  • IEC 60950-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, 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, VCCI, C-Tick, S-Mark, CCC, CU, BSMI, KCC, SABS, IN-Metro, BIS, NOM

Recommended Services

  • Zebra OneCare SV

Print DNA Software

  • This printer features a core set of PrintDNA applications powered by Link-OS Basic.

Product Warranty

ZD200 series printers are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 2 (two) years from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit: www.zebra.com/warranty.