Zebra ZD500 Thermal Transfer Desktop Printer 300 dpi (Wi-Fi and Dispenser)

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SKU: ZD50043-T11A00FZ
MSRP: $1,379.00
$965.30 each


Zebra ZD500 Thermal Transfer Desktop Printer

The Zebra ZD500 Thermal Transfer Printer delivers the best quality with the fastest speed and the greatest features. It offers a wide range of connectivity options, simple upgrades, and integration with its programming languages and reduced total cost of ownership as Energy Star qualified printer.

Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Features

The ZD50043-T11A00FZ Zebra ZD500 standard features include thermal transfer print mode, 4" print width, tear bar, RS-232 auto-sensing serial, Centronics parrallel, 10/100 Ethernet, EZPL, USB cable, North America Power cord. Printers are shipped with windows drivers & multi-language user documentation CD Rom.

  • Thermal Transfer Print Methods
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g - Replaces Parallel)
  • Dispenser (Peeler) - This will help you print labels one at a time, which could be helpful for shipping labels and other similar uses.
  • LCD Display
  • Tool-less Printhead and Platen Replacement
  • ZPL Programming Language
  • Dual-wall Frame Construction
  • OpenAccess for Easy Media Loading
  • Quick and Easy Ribbon Loading
  • Simplified Calibration of Media
  • Energy Star Qualified

Thermal Transfer Printing Method

The Zebra ZD500 Thermal Transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce durable, long-lasting images on a wide variety of materials. Badge Label Thermal transfer printers can accept a wider variety of media than direct thermal models, including paper, polyester, and polypropylene materials. Badge Label Thermal transfer printers can create extremely durable wristbands, asset tags, and certification labels, in addition to common labels, tags, and tickets. The specific label material and ribbon must be carefully matched to ensure print performance and durability. 

By selecting the right media-ribbon combination, as well as specialty adhesives, users can create archival-quality labels to withstand temperature extremes, ultraviolet exposure, chemicals, sterilization, and more. Typical thermal transfer applications include: product identification; circuit board tracking; permanent identification; sample and file tracking; asset tagging; inventory identification; certification labels such as UL/CSA; laboratory specimens; cold storage and freezers; and outdoor applications.

See the Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer in Action

The Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Ideal for These Applications

  • Retail - Coupons, receipts, price tags, retail inventory labeling and even prescription labels.
  • Security - Parking labels, tracking labels, workers, staff badges and visitors passes.
  • Healthcare - Patients, visitors, workers, vendors, staff, volunteer and even contractors badges.
  • Travel - Valid pass and drivers identification.

The ZD50043-T11A00FZ Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Link-OS® environment an innovative operating system combining a powerful Multiplatform Software Development Kit and software applications—making it easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location around the globe. Coupled with intuitive ribbon and media loading, it’s designed to be simple to set up and operate. Offering highresolution print quality and quadruple connectivity options, the ZD500 is compact and feature-packed for top performance. The ZD500 also has optional UHF RFID capabilities. It supports the widest range of applications and can be integrated into almost any environment so that you can improve efficiency and profitability, save time and reduce operator training.

The Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Environment Friendly

To meet changing expectations and growing demands for devices that are mobile, intelligent and connected to the Cloud, Zebra created a new software platform to support its devices: Zebra’s Link-OS environment. This innovative solution makes Zebra printers even easier to integrate, manage and maintain than ever before—from any location.

The Link-OS environment is highly flexible, allowing new and creative ways for users to develop applications that interact with Zebra printers from mobile devices located anywhere in the world. Users can perform updates, gather data, and make smarter business choices from new analytic-driven insights.

Zebra ZD500 Global Badge Label Printing Solution

Supports Microsoft Windows keyboard encoding (and ANSI), Unicode UTF-8 and UTF 16 (Unicode Transformation Formats), XML, ASCII (7 and 8 bit used by legacy programs and systems), basic single and double byte font encoding, JIS and Shift-JIS (Japanese International Standards), Hexadecimal encoding, and custom character mapping (DAT table creation, font linking, and character remapping).

A complete suite of free software applications and drivers to configure printer settings, design and print labels and receipts, get printer status, import graphics and fonts, send programming commands, update firmware, and download files. Clone printer settings and send graphics, files, fonts, and firmware (updates) to one or more Zebra® Ethernet and locally connected printers with ZebraNet™ Bridge.

NOTE: Wi-Fi replace parallel port. All configuration options are factory install only.


Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Resolution
300 dpi/12 dots per mm

Zebra ZD500 Memory
128 MB Std SDRAM memory (4 MB available to user)
256 MB Std Flash memory (56 MB available to user)
Real time clock

Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Maximum Print Size
Printer Maximum Print Width: 4.09" (104 mm)
Printer Maximum Print Length: 39.0" (990 mm)

Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Speed
6" (152 mm) per second (203 dpi)
4" (102 mm) per second (300 dpi)

Zebra ZD500 Printer Media Sensors
Multi-position transmissive and adjustable reflective snesors

Zebra ZD500 Communication and Interface Capabilities
RS-232 auto-sensing serial interface, DB-9
USB V2.0, bi-directional (standard)
Centronics Parallel (standard)
Ethernet - 10/100 internal (standard) offered in combination with USB and Serial interface (replaces Parallel port)
Wireless - (802.11 b/g - Replaces Parallel) with LCD display offered in combination with USB and Serial interfaces (replaces Parallel port)

Zebra ZD500 Badge Label Printer Compatible Software
ZebraDesigner Pro
ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise
ZebraNet utilities v7.0
Zebra Universal Driver
ZebraDesigner Driver
POS Driver

Zebra ZD500 Firmware
EPL Line Mode
ZPL ll
Web View

Zebra ZD500 Graphic Features
Supports User-defined Fonts and Graphics - Including Custom Logos
ZPL ll Drawing Commands - for Boxes and Lines

NOTE: Wi-Fi replace parallel port. All configuration options are factory install only.

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