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Meet The New Zebra ZT Series Thermal-Transfer Label Printers

Posted by Linda Roser

Oct 25, 2017 9:01:01 AM

zt510-zt610-headon.jpgZebra Technologies has introduced its new line of tabletop label printers with a wide range of advanced features. Let's take a look under the hood and see what innovations these printers are bringing to the packaging industry.

The ZT510, Zebra ZT610 and ZT620 industrial thermal transfer printers are the next generation printers that combine rugged durability and exceptional performance on a user-friendly, future-ready platform. These new models will be replacing some of the older label printers from the Zebra line-up: the Zebra ZT510 replaces the 105SL Series whereas ZT610 replaces the 110Xi4 Series and ZT620 replaces the 170Xi Series.

Let's take a closer look at these new printers and see how they might fit into your label production. Before purchasing an industrial printer, you should be aware of its features and your own job requirements. There are many different makes and models of label printers in the marketplace. By taking the time to understand all the different options available, you will ensure you have a printer that can get the job done now and long into the future.

The Zebra ZT510 Label Printer

Zebra ZT510 label printerZebra ZT510 industrial label printer is the next generation of the 105SLPlus series, building on the legacy of the industry-leading 105SLPlus printer.  This new printer has the core features you need in an industrial printer at a cost-effective price point.

With it's proven, durable design and construction, the ZT510 also features advanced management and monitoring capabilities. That means you get 24/7 reliability to keep your operations running smoothly, plus longevity and advanced functionality to power through every challenge in the years to come — all at an exceptional value.

The ZT510 has even more performance capabilities than its predecessor.  The durable steel structural components can withstand years of abuse in extreme temperatures, dust, debris and other challenging industrial conditions, and the meticulously engineered printing systems provide 24/7 reliability to meet your high-volume production needs.

The main advantage of the ZT 510 printer is that it offers next-generation print performance at an exceptional value. It provides high-duty cycle, rugged reliability, fast processing, advanced Link-OS capabilities and all the basic features you need — without the added cost of those you don’t.

Zebra-ZT510 openThe ZT510 works best for:

  • Asset Management
  • Work-in-Process Tracking
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Receiving / Shipping
  • Cross Docking
  • Compliance Labeling

The features include:

  • 203 or 300 dpi resolution
  • 4.09"/104mm max print width
  • 12 ips/305mm max print speed
  • 512 MB RAM memory; 2 GB on-board linear Flash memory
  • Dual media sensors- reflective and transmissive
  • Metal frame construction
  • Thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing
  • Thin film printhead with E™ Element Energy Equalizer for superior print quality
  • Backlit, multi-line display including an intuitive menu, easy-to-use keyboard, and password protection
  • USB, Serial, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth LE standard communications. Options include parallel, 802.11a/c with Bluetooth 4.0, USB Host and IPv6.
  • Dimensions: 20.17"/512.3mm L x 10.56"/268.2mm W x 15.58"/395.69mm H; weighs 50 lbs.
  • Optional accessories are available like a label rewinder, a label cutter, and more.

 

The Zebra ZT600 Series Label Printers

Zebra ZT600 Series printersThe ZT600 Series builds on the reputation of the Zebra Xi Series printers, combining rugged durability and exceptional performance on a user-friendly, future-ready platform. When you buy an industrial label printer, you want to make sure it will be able to handle future changes in your label production. Zebra's next-generation workhorses are designed to grow with your company and your production line demands. No matter what increasing operational complexities, integrating disparate systems or controlling investment costs, the ZT600 Series industrial printers have you covered today – and for years to come.

Zebra ZT600 series printers are available in 4.09" (ZT610) and 6.6" (ZT620) print widths.

 

The Zebra ZT610  Label Printer

Zebra ZT610 label printerZebra label printers are well-known for their durability, long life span, high speed printing capabilities, and outstanding reliability.  The ZT610 and ZT620 build on that legacy, creating a new printer with the most advanced set of features available today.

Zebra ZT610 industrial printer is extremely dependable and user friendly for day-to-day operations. The printers are capable of high-volume production with superior print quality and speed. You can expect precise registration with high-resolution for micro printing. User-friendly design will simplify the integration of the printer and allow for ease of daily use across a wide range of applications. 

These generations of printers are engineered with a forward thinking design to allow for media handling and other upgrades in the field without becoming obsolete.  The printers are all-metal construction built to withstand rough handling, debris, extreme temperatures and more. The solid construction of the printers facilitates use in harsh application environments to run around the clock.  These printers will help your labeling operation run smoothly day after day.  

For  applications like circuit board labeling, the ZT610 can print labels as small as 3 mm at 600 dpi with highly-precise registration and print line adjustment.

The ZT610 works best for:

  • Receiving/put-away labeling
  • Work-in-Process Tracking
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Receiving / Shipping
  • Product ID and Serial Numbers
  • Compliance Labeling

The features include:

  • 203, 300 or 600 dpi resolution
  • 4.09"/104mm max print width
  • 14 ips/356mm max print speed
  • 1 GB RAM memory; 2 GB on-board linear Flash memory
  • Dual media sensors- reflective and transmissive
  • Metal frame construction and bi-fold media door with enlarged clear viewing window
  • Thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing
  • Thin film printhead with E™ Element Energy Equalizer for superior print quality
  • Highly visible color display that turns red when the printer is in an error state; allows operators to determine status from a distance
  • Simplified icon menu navigation system categories settings into logical groups of functions
  • USB 2.0, Serial, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, RS232 connections. Optional: Parallel, 802.11a/c, Applicator Port, IPv6
  • 19.88" L x 10.56" W x 15.58" H; weighs 50 lbs.
  • Available options include label cutter, media rewinder, RFID encoder, and a wide range of  interface cards

 

The Zebra ZT620  Label Printer

Zebra ZT620 label printerThe Zebra ZT620 label printer features a wider print format for printing labels up to 6.6" wide and at up to 12 inches per second.

With basically all the same features as the ZT610 but in a wider format, the ZT620  can handle high-volume production with a minimum of downtime and maintenance. Onboard sensors, diagnostics and help resources help guide troubleshooting so users don't have to call support for every minor issue.

You can easily print large 6" wide labels up to 150" long . The intuitive Link OS applications and user-friendly design streamline everything from deployment to daily use to routine maintenance.

Other features like built-in thermal management eliminates vents and cooling fans that blocking dust from entering the printer, long-life printheads, adjustable printhead pressure toggles and simple intuitive side-loading of media make this the printer you need for challenging applications and environments.

The ZT620 works best for:

  • Distribution centers
  • Laboratory labeling
  • Asset tracking
  • Pharmacy labeling
  • Work-in-Process Tracking
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Receiving / Shipping
  • Product ID and Serial Numbers
  • Compliance Labeling

The features include:

  • 203 or 300 dpi resolution
  • 6.6"/168mm max print width
  • 12 ips/305mm max print speed
  • 1 GB RAM memory; 2 GB on-board linear Flash memory
  • Dual media sensors- reflective and transmissive
  • Metal frame construction and bi-fold media door with enlarged clear viewing window
  • Thermal-transfer or direct thermal printing
  • Thin film printhead with E™ Element Energy Equalizer for superior print quality
  • Highly visible color display that turns red when the printer is in an error state; allows operators to determine status from a distance
  • Simplified icon menu navigation system categories settings into logical groups of functions
  • USB 2.0, Serial, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, RS232 connections. Optional: Parallel, 802.11a/c, Applicator Port, IPv6
  • 19.88" L x 13.44"W x 15.58"H; weighs 57.4 lbs.
  • Available options include label cutter, media rewinder, RFID encoder, and numerous interface cards

 

Zebra ZT510 & 600 Series Label Printers

Topics: Label Printers, thermal transfer printers, industrial label printers