Zebra ZD500R RFID Printer

Extending Zebra’s broad range of RFID printers, the ZD500R™ delivers UHF RFID printing and encoding right to your desktop. Designed for applications where space is at a premium, the compact ZD500R offers simple, one-touch printing and encoding, straightforward loading, and automatic RFID calibration. Intuitive to use, it is an ideal choice for applications where technical support staff is not available, such as retail in-store exception tagging.

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  • Supports tags compatible with UHF EPC Gen 2 V2, ISO/IEC 18000-63 and RAIN RFID protocols
  • Prints and encodes tags with a minimum pitch of 0.6″/16 mm
  • Adaptive Encoding Technology simplifies RFID setup and eliminates complex RFID placement guidelines
  • RFID job monitoring tools track RFID performance
  • RFID ZPL commands provide compatibility with existing Zebra RFID printers
  • Support for industry standard multi-vendor chip-based serialization (MCS)
  • Supports block permalocking of user memory compatible with ATA Spec 2000
  • Integrated ThingMagic® RFID Reader/Encoder
Standard Features
  • Print methods: Thermal transfer and direct thermal
  • ZPL programming language
  • Construction: Dual-wall frame
  • Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
  • OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
  • Quick and easy ribbon loading
  • Simplified calibration of media
  • Quad connectivity: USB, Parallel, Serial, and Ethernet
  • Real time clock
  • LCD User Interface
  • Link-OS-enabled
  • Print Touch app
  • 3″ core adapter
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
Printing Specifications
Resolution 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
Memory 128 MB SDRAM memory
256 MB on-board Flash memory
Maximum Print Width 4.09″/104 mm
Maximum Print Speed 6″/152 mm per second (203 dpi) 4″/102 mm per second (300 dpi)
Media Sensors Multi-position transmissive and full-width reflective sensors
Maximum Print Length 39.0″/991 mm
Media Characteristics
Maximum Media Width 0.75″/19 mm – 4.25″/108 mm
Media Roll Size Maximum outside diameter: 5″/127 mm
Core inner diameter: 0.5″/12.7 mm, 1.0″/25.4 mm, 1.375″/35 mm, 1.5″/38 mm, 3″/76 mm
Thickness .003″/0.075 mm to .012″/0.305 mm
Media Types Roll-fed or fan-fed, die-cut or continuous direct thermal labels with or without black line, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, wristbands
Ribbon Characteristics
Label Liner and Length Maximum non-continuous: 39″/991 mm Using tear off mode: 0.25″/6.35mm
Minimum with label present sensor used: 0.5″/12.7 mm
Minimum with cutter: 1″/25.4 mm
Width 1.33″/33.8 mm to 4.3″/110 mm
Core 0.5″/12.7 mm (inner diameter)
Operating Characteristics
Environmental Operating Temperature: 40°F to 105°F/4.4°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non condensing
Storage/Transportation Temperature: -40°F to 140°F/ -40°C to 60°C
Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Electrical Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
ENERGY STAR qualified
Agency Approvals Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick
Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN55022
Class-B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-0 and EN55024, CCC, Wi-Fi-certified
Safety: IEC 60950-1:2005 + A1:2009, EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A12:2011 + A1:2010 + AC:2011, UL 60950- 1:2007 R12.11, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 + A1:2011 and TUV NRTL
Physical Characteristics
Length 10.0″/254 mm
Width 7.6″/193 mm
Height 7.5″/191 mm
Weight 4.9 lbs/2.2 kg