Zebra ZQ510 Series Mobile Thermal Transfer Label Printer

Zebra ZQ510 Series Mobile Thermal Transfer Label Printer

Zebra’s ZQ500 Series offers bestin- class, rugged mobile printers for applications outside of a business’s four walls. The premium 3″ (72 mm) ZQ510™ and 4″ (104 mm) ZQ520™ printers are Zebra’s next-generation of high-performance mobile printers.



  • Rugged Design
  • Environmental Endurance
  • Optimized Printing Power
  • Simple to Use
  • Reliable Connectivity
  • Mobile-Workspace Accessories
  • Remote Management


Zebra® ZQ500™ Series Mobile Printers

Zebra’s ZQ500 Series offers bestin- class, rugged mobile printers for applications outside of a business’s four walls. The premium 3″ (72 mm) ZQ510™ and 4″ (104 mm) ZQ520™ printers are Zebra’s next-generation of high-performance mobile printers. The printers’ patented, military-grade design provides exceptional durability and reliability in the toughest environments.

Optimized for on-demand receipt printing in transportation & logistics and government, the ZQ500 Series can also produce labels for a range of applications. These printers can withstand the drops, bangs, bumps, accidents and environmental extremes that are common in mobile workplaces—making them ideal for on-the-go employees whose productivity depends on maximum printer functionality.

With Zebra’s ZQ500 Series, you gain the peace of mind knowing
your mobile printers will not only withstand the elements, but also provide the power, connectivity and reliability your mobile employees need. Qualified by a third-party laboratory per MIL-STD 810g for drop and vibration test procedures, the ZQ500 Series printers feature a unique combination of an IP54- rated design for protection from dust ingress and water spray and engineering details–making these printers the most rugged mobile printers on the market.

In addition to offering easy setup, the printers are simple to manage and maintain with the Link-OS® environment, advanced Bluetooth® Smart Ready 4.0 (Low Energy) connectivity and Print Touch™ device pairing. ZQ500 printers are “Made for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®” (MFi) and Wi-Fi Alliance certified to support connectivity to a range of Apple®, Android™ and Windows® Mobile devices. And, with best-inclass accessories that are compact and multi-purpose, the ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers can transform cars, trucks and vehicles into productive mobile offices.

Rugged Design

Mobile work environments can be abusive for hardware. The ZQ500 printers are lightweight, yet engineered to handle the bumps, drops and collisions that are part of the job. The ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers feature a patented military design that meets third-party-verified MIL-STD 810g military standards for shock, vibration and temperature exposure. The printers can withstand repeated drops to concrete from 6.6’ on multiple side —and when paired with the optional exoskeleton case can withstand drops from 10’. And for additional protection, the ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers are designed to guard media from being ejected when the printer is dropped, keeping your workforce productive and focused while on the move.

Environmental Endurance

Zebra not only protects your hardware, but also your operational uptime. The ZQ500 printers meet IP54-rating for resistance to dust and liquids that are common in mobile environments—from dirt in the field to crumbs in a service vehicle. And with cold temperature compensation, the ZQ500 Series automatically optimizes and balances print speed and print quality in cold temperatures.

Optimized Printing Power

To keep your employees on task and on schedule, the ZQ500 Series are the first Zebra products to support a secondary Bluetooth communication channel, an innovative feature that allows one channel to send print jobs to the printer while a second channel performs additional functions such as device management. ZQ500 printers also feature “draft mode,” which optimizes the printing speed (5+ inches-per-minute) for text only printing. And with Power Smart Print Technology™, the printers can anticipate what users will print, saving batter power yet delivering fast, high-quality receipts and labels.

Simple to Use

ZQ500 printers are designed for intuitive, simple use—from the first shift to the last. The simplified user interface reduces the amount of accidentally changed printer settings, and the large buttons increase accuracy for gloved hands and fingers. Intuitive media loading reduces time employees spend changing rolls, and with sleep mode the printer wakes up when a job is sent and conserves battery power when not in use.

Reliable Connectivity

The ZQ500 Series comes standard with the latest in Bluetooth connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0. The printers also offer 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN connectivity that supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and roaming within and across bands. And, with the multiport radio, your employees can simultaneously operate 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0—meaning they can be constantly updated and connected. If users lose their Bluetooth connectivity while on the road, Print Touch™ via NFC technology serves as an alternate option, ensuring users are always connected. The ZQ500 Series is “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” (MFi certified) and Wi-Fi Alliance-certified, offering connectivity to a range of Apple, Android and Windows Mobile devices.

Mobile-Workspace Accessories

ZQ500 accessories are designed to optimize the tight spaces of mobile work environments—such as vehicles—through small footprints and multipurpose use. With easy and reliable vehicle charging options, employees can grab their device and go. The battery eliminator enables users to rely solely on vehicle power for fixed in-vehicle applications—erasing the need to replace the battery over the life of the printer. ZQ500 Series printers also offer adapters to attach vehicle cradles to existing e-charge and settlement room brackets.

Remote Management

The ZQ500 Series offers several device management options, including Profile Manager, which allows you to manage printers anywhere, anytime via a browser. Support for industry-standard MDM utilities makes it easy to communicate with all devices. ZQ500 printers are equipped with Syslog, an IT diagnostics tool that enables the printer to save and record error events that are written and can be retrieved from a file or, for remote troubleshooting, written to an IP port.

The ZQ500 offers several Link-OS environment software solutions and tools, including:

  • PrintTouch NFC technology for fast pairing and easy access to essential data
  • Profile Manager to monitor and control Link-OS printers anywhere in the world—all from one PC, tablet or smartphone screen
  • Cloud Connect for direct and secure connection to the cloud
  • Virtual Device Support – enabling printing using non-Zebra command languages


  • Government: E-citation and parking enforcement, such as printing weather-resistant tickets to be placed on a vehicle’s windshield
  • Transportation & Logistics: Field sales and service receipts, invoices and reports; transportation tickets, direct store delivery (DSD) receipts, cash on delivery (COD) receipts; car rental receipts for vehicle return; parcel and logistics proof of delivery receipts, notices, labels and documentation, utility readings and invoices.



  • Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry® connectivity
  • Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics
  • 203 dpi resolution (8 dots per mm)
  • CPCL and ZPL® programming languages
  • XML support
  • Resident fixed and scalable fonts
  • 400 MHz 32-bit ARM® processor with 256 MB RAM (8 MB available for user applications)
  • 512 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt formats, fonts and graphics (64 MB available for user storage)
  • USB On-The-Go ports (with optional strain relief cable)
  • 2600 mAh removable Li-Ion smart battery, with optional extended battery
  • Built-in battery charger
  • Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors
  • Optional linerless platen
  • Cold Temperature Compensation mode optimizes/balances print speeds to allow for better print performance at lower temps
  • Dual-sided tear bar which allows for clean tear in either direction (not available with linerless SKUs)
  • Supports vertical and horizontal printing
  • Printer can be used in any orientation
  • Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths
  • “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
  • Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server, Profile Manager, AirWatch® and Wavelink Avalanche®
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready Low Energy radio
  • Simple easy-to-read LCD with large icons for battery and wireless status
  • Tolerance of multiple drops from 6.6′ (2 m) to concrete
  • Label odometer
  • Real-time clock
  • QR code links to web-based help pages; not displayed on LCD
  • Semi-sleep/instant on mode – which allows the printer to “wake” on touch (Wake on BT only supported in BT 4.0 radio), or on Bluetooth print job transmission
  • Zebra Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based help pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices
  • Power Smart Print Technology – anticipates upcoming printing to optimize battery consumption and print speed


  • Resolution:
    203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
  • Maximum Print Width:
    ZQ510: 2.83″/72mm
    ZQ520: 4.09″/104mm
  • Print Length:
    Max: 39″
  • Print Speed:
    Up to 5″/127mm per second


  • Environmental:
  • Operating Temperature: -4° to 131°F (-20° to 55°C)
  • Charging Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  • Cradle Temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -22° to 150°F (-30° to 66°C) to 150°F (66°C)
  • Relative Humidity:
    – Operation: 10% to 90% non-condensing – Storage: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • IP Rating: IP54 (IP65 with exoskeleton)
  • Agency Approvals:
  • Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Class-B, EN60950, EN55024 and VCCI class B
  • Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, and EN61000-4-5
  • Safety: CE, UL, TUV, CSA


  • Maximum Media Width:
    ZQ510: 3.15″/80 mm +1 mm
    ZQ520: 4.45″/113 mm +1 mm
  • Maximum Media Roll OD:
    ZQ510: 2.0″/51 mm
    ZQ520: 2.24″/57 mm
  • Maximum Media Thickness:
    ZQ510: 0.0063″ (0.1600 mm) for labels and 0.0055″ (0.1397 mm) for tag/receipt
    ZQ520: 0.0063″ (0.1600 mm) for labels and 0.0055″ (0.1397 mm) for tag/receipt
  • Media Types:
    Receipt, Gap/Black mark Label, Tag


  • Height:
    5.9″/150 mm
  • Width:
    4.7″/120 mm
  • Depth:
    2.4″/62 mm
  • Weight (w/battery):
    1.39lbs/22.3 oz


CPCL Font Specifications:

  • Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed*)
  • Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped/ scalable fonts
  • CPCL Asian Fonts are not supported
  • *Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype Corporation

CPCL Barcode Symbologies:

  • Barcode Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
  • Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/EAN128, Code 128, Codabar (NW-7), Interleaved 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on
  • 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR Code, GS1 / DataBar™ (RSS) family, Aztec, MSI/Plessey, FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39

ZPL Font Specifications:

  • Character Fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H, (OCR-A), GS, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & Ø Smooth font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed)
  • Unicode Scalable Swiss 721 is preloaded on the printers E: memory location (supports Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic and Hebrew)
  • Google/ Adobe Hans (Asia SKUs only)
  • Thai Angsana (Asia SKUs only)

ZPL Barcode Symbologies:

  • Barcode Ratios: 2:1, 3:1, 5:2, 7:3
  • Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Planet Code, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar (RSS)
  • 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49, TLC39, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec


  • ZebraNet® 802.11a/b/g/n radio with support for: Wi-Fi® Certification
  • Bluetooth 3.0 / 802.11b/g Multiport Radio (can be used simultaneously)
    – Security modes 1 – 4- “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” (MFi) certified- WEP, TKIP and AES encryption- WPA and WPA2- 802.1x – EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, PEAP, LEAP- 802.11d and 802.11i- Key Bonding
  • ZBI 2.x™ – powerful programming language that lets printers run standalone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more
  • ESC-POS available via post-sale download


  • Profile Manager – Advanced, server based device management for networked printers, operates via a web browser interface
  • Cloud Connect – Secure, direct, encrypted and authenticated connections to the web for printing and device management
  • Virtual Devices – Use legacy and non-Zebra command languages to print labels and tags
  • Zebra Utilities – Print from iOS, Android, Windows Mobile devices
  • Print Station – Driverless printing from Android devices
  • AirWatch Connector – Manage from within the AirWatch environment
  • Mulitplatform Software Development Kit – Simplifies printing application development with support for Blackberry, Apple, Android, WinCE®, WinMobile®, Windows desktop and Linux/Unix platforms