ZT400 Series RFID Industrial Printers

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ZT400 Series RFID Industrial Printers

Pairing rugged quality with UHF RFID capabilities, the ZT400 Series RFID printers/encoders help keep your critical operations running efficiently. Known as price-performance leaders in RFID labeling, the ZT400 Series offers a factory- or field-installable UHF RFID encoder to support a broad range of applications across several industries. See printer status at a glance and manage settings quickly–including RFID–using the large color touch display. Featuring Zebra’s Print DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools–all powered by Link-OS®–these printers are easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location around the globe. Optimized to accurately and efficiently print and encode labels for today’s item-level tracking applications, the ZT400 Series RFID printers give you greater tracking abilities, deeper visibility and enterprise insights in an ever-competitive business environment.

You can count on the ZT400 Series to print a variety of different label formats on a variety of different media types. When RFID-enabled, the 4-inch ZT411 and 6-inch ZT421 can print and encode labels as small as 0.6 in./16 mm. And, the ZT411 can print up to 600 dpi for extremely crisp resolution. The ZT411 RFID, available in an on-metal version, is the only dedicated option for printing and encoding on-metal tags and labels.

Dual USB Host Ports For Added Flexibility

Dual USB Host ports allow you to directly connect a wide range of USB device types. Use a memory stick to replicate firmware, files and configurations, or easily print and transfer formats. Simplify data entry by simultaneously connecting a scanner and keyboard — with two host ports, there’s no need to plug and unplug peripherals.

Designed to Evolve With Your Needs

You can customize the ZT400 Series with a range of media handling options that can be easily installed in minutes. Two open media slots accommodate additional communication options. And, the open architecture, robust processing power and memory can support firmware upgrades and new Print DNA tools for years to come.

Effortless to Integrate and Operate

Large Color Touch Display Makes Operation a Snap

It’s easy to set up and use the ZT400 with its intuitive icon-based interface, including managing RFID settings. The 4.3-inch full-color touch display allows you to quickly navigate printer settings and create frequently used shortcuts.

Versatile to Meet Your Evolving Needs

Configure Your Way With Multiple Connectivity Options

The ZT400 comes standard with Ethernet, Serial, USB, dual USB Host and Bluetooth 4.1. Add the optional dual-band wireless card with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for blazing fast and reliable wireless connections.

Print and Encode With Ease

Adaptive encoding technology allows for excellent media flexibility and simple RFID calibration, eliminating complex placement guidelines. And, Zebra has globally certified its RFID technology on six continents to support deployments across complex, multinational supply chains.



l  Integrated RFID system is user-upgradable in the field

l  Optional field-upgradeable on-metal version available (ZT411 only)

l  Prints and encodes tags with a minimum pitch of 0.6 in./16 mm

l  Supports tags compatible with: UHF EPC Gen 2 V2.1, ISO/IEC 18000-63 and RAIN RFID protocols

l  Compliant with Global RFID radio to support multinational deployments

l  Automatically eliminate complex RFID placement guidelines with adaptive encoding technology

l  Variable inlay placement supports a range of inlay positions for maximum media flexibility

l  Track performance with RFID job-monitoring tools

l  Support for industry standard multi-vendor chip-based serialization (MCS)

l  Supports block permalocking of user memory compatible with ATA Spec 2000

l  Integrated RFID reader/encoder

Standard Features

l  Print Methods: Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing

l  Construction: Metal frame and bi-fold metal media cover with enlarged clear viewing window

l  Side-loading supplies path for simplified media and ribbon loading

l  Thin film printhead with E3™ Element Energy™ Equalizer for superior print quality

l  Communications: USB 2.0, high-speed, RS-232 Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1, Dual USB Host

l  4.3-inch color touch display with intuitive menu for quick operation and settings management

l  Bi-colored status LEDs for quick printer status

l  ENERGY STAR® qualified


Physical Characteristics

Dimensions (closed)

ZT411: 19.5 in. L x 10.6 in. W x 12.75 in. H
495 mm L x 269 mm W x 324 mm H
ZT421: 19.5 in. L x 13.25 in. W x 12.75 H
495 mm L x 336 mm W x 324 mm H


ZT411: 36 lbs./16.33 kg
ZT421: 40 lbs./18.14 kg

Printer Specifications


203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
600 dpi/24 dots per mm (optional for ZT411 only)


256 MB SDRAM memory
512 MB on-board linear Flash memory

Maximum Print Width

ZT411: 4.09 in./104 mm
ZT421: 6.6 in./168 mm

Maximum Print Speed

ZT411: 14 ips/356 mm per second
ZT421: 12 ips/305 mm per second

Media Sensors

Adjustable dual media sensors: transmissive and reflective

Print Length


203 dpi: 157 in./3988 mm

300 dpi: 73 in./1854 mm

600 dpi: 39 in./991 mm


203 dpi: 102 in./2591 mm

300 dpi: 45 in./1143 mm

Media Characteristics

Maximum Media Width


1.00 in./25.4 mm to 4.5 in./114 mm tear/cutter

1.00 in./25.4 mm to 4.25 in./108 mm peel/rewind


2.00 in./51 mm to 7.0 in./178 mm tear/cutter

2.00 in./51 mm to 6.75 in./171 mm peel/rewind

Maximum Media Roll Size

8.0 in./203 mm O.D. on a 3 in./76 mm I.D. core


0.0023 in./0.058 mm to 0.010 in./0.25 mm
On-metal option: up to 0.059 in./1.5 mm

Media Types

Continuous, die-cut, notch, black-mark

Ribbon Characteristics

Standard Length

1476 ft./450 M


ZT411: 2.00 in./51 mm to 4.33 in./110 mm
ZT421: 2.00 in./51 mm to 6.85 in./174 mm

Core I.D.

1.0 in./25 mm

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