The Zebra ZT230 industrial printer features the durability of a metal frame and cover with an icon based LCD graphical user interface and larger ribbon capacity for long lasting use in demanding environments.


Standard features      Print methods: direct-thermal or thermal-transfer (optional)


Construction: metal frame with choice of metal (ZT230) or plastic (ZT220) media cover

Bi-fold media door with large clear window

Side-loading supplies path for simplified media and ribbon loading

Element Energy Equalizer (E3 ) for superior print quality

Bi-colour LEDs for quick printer status

Icon-based LCD multilingual graphical userinterface and full function keypad (ZT230)

Simple keypad (ZT220)

USB 2.0 and RS-232 serial ports

Energy Star-compliant

Printer specifications


8 dots per mm/203dpi

12 dots per mm/300dpi (optional)


Standard: 128MB flash (58MB user-available), 128MB DRAM

Print width


Print speed

152mm/6″ per second

Media sensors

Transmissive and reflective sensors

Media characteristics

Maximum label and liner width: 114mm/4.5″

Maximum non-continuous label length: 991mm/39″

Media width

19.4mm/0.75″ to 114mm/4.50″

Print length

203dpi: 3, 988mm/157″

300dpi: 1, 854mm/73″

Maximum media roll size

203mm/8.0″ O.D on a 76mm/3.0″ I.D. core

152mm/6.0″ O.D. on a 25mm/1.0″ I.D. core

Media thickness

0.076mm/0.003″ to 0.25mm/0.010″

Media types

Continuous, die-cut, notch, black-mark

Ribbon characteristics (Thermal-transfer option only)

Outside diameter

300m/984′ (ZT220) or 450m/1, 476′ (ZT230)


2:1 media-roll-to-ribbon ratio for ZT220


40mm/1.57″ to 110mm/4.33″

Ribbon setup

Ribbon wound ink-side out, core to core

Operating characteristics


Operating temperature: 5ºC to 40ºC (thermaltransfer) and 0ºC to 40ºC (direct-thermal)

Storage temperature: -40ºC to 60ºC

Operating humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing

Storage humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing


Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 90–265VAC; 48–62Hz

Energy Star-compliant

Agency approvals

IEC 60950, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

Markings: UL, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, IRAM, CCC, GOST-R

Physical characteristics

Width: 242mm/9.5″

Height: 277mm/10.9″

Depth: 432mm/17″

Weight: 9.1kg/20lb

Options and accessories

Peel – a front-mount, passive-peel with no take-up spindle

Peel – a front-mount, passive-peel with liner take-up spindle (factory-fit only)

Cutter – a front-mount guillotine cutter

Real-time clock (RTC)

Keyboard display unit (KDU)

ZebraLink Solutions

Optional software

ZebraDesigner Pro

ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise

ZebraNet Setup Utilities v 7.0

ZBI 2.0 ZBI-Developer

Optional connectivity

ZebraNet b/g/n Wireless Print Server (internal)

ZebraNet 10/100 PrintServer (internal or external)

Centronics parallel port (internal)



Zebra Global Printing Solution

EPL2 (late 2012)

Web View & Alert

ZBI 2.0 (optional)

Barcode symbologies

Linear barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case Codes, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN with 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code

2-Dimensional: Aztec, Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, RSS-14 (and composite)

Fonts and graphics

7 bitmapped, 1 smooth-scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed). Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype

Pre-loaded Unicode -compliant scalable fonts for EMEA character sets

International character sets supporting the following code page: IBM Code Page 850

Supports user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos

ZPL II drawing commands including boxes and lines For optimum print quality and printer performance, use genuin