Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printer

Zebra’s ZQ500™ Series offers best-in-class, rugged mobile printers for applications outside of a business’s four walls. The premium 3″ (72 mm) ZQ510™ and 4″ (104 mm) ZQ520™ printers are Zebra’s next-generation of high-performance mobile printers. The printers’ patented, military-grade design provides exceptional durability and reliability in the toughest environments.

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Standard Features
  • Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry® connectivity
  • Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics
  • 203 dpi resolution (8 dots per mm)
  • Print speed up to 5″/127 mm per second (with Draft mode enabled)
  • CPCL and ZPL® programming languages
  • XML support
  • Resident fixed and scalable fonts
  • 400 MHz 32-bit ARM® processor with 256 MB RAM (8 MB available for user applications)
  • 512 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt formats, fonts and graphics (64 MB available for user storage)
  • USB On-The-Go ports (with optional strain relief cable)
  • 2450 mAh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery
  • Built-in battery charger
  • Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors
  • Optional linerless platen
  • Cold Temperature Compensation mode-optimizes / balances print speeds to allow for better print performance at lower temps
  • Dual-sided tear bar which allows for clean tear in either direction (not available with linerless SKUs)
  • Supports vertical and horizontal printing
  • Printer can be used in any orientation
  • Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths
  • “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
  • Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server, Profile Manager, AirWatch® and Wavelink Avalanche®
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready Low Energy radio
  • Simple easy-to-read LCD with large icons for battery and wireless status
  • Tolerance of multiple drops from 6.6′ (2 m) to concrete
  • Label odometer
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol) support via WiFi
  • QR code links to web-based help pages; not displayed on LCD
  • Semi-sleep / instant on mode — which allows the printer to “wake” on touch (Wake on BT only supported in BT 4.0 radio), or on Bluetooth print job transmission
  • Zebra® Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based help pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices
  • Power Smart Print Technology — anticipates upcoming printing to optimize battery consumption and print speed
Printer Specification
Resolution 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm
600 dpi/23.5 dots per mm (110Xi4 only)
Memory 64 MB Flash; 16 MB RAM
Maximum Print
110Xi4: 4.0”/102 mm
140Xi4: 5.04”/128 mm
170Xi4: 6.6”/168 mm
220Xi4: 8.5”/216 mm
Maximum Print
14”/355.6 mm per second (203 dpi)
12”/304.8 mm per second (300 dpi)
6”/152.4 mm per second (600 dpi)
14”/355.6 mm per second (203 dpi)
12”/304.8 mm per second (203 dip)
8”/203.2 mm per second (300 dpi)
10”/254 mm per second (203 dpi)
6”/152.4 mm per second (300 dpi)
Media Sensors Transmissive and reflective
Media Characteristics
Media Width 110Xi4: 0.79”(20mm) to 4.5” (114 mm)
140Xi4: 1.57” (40 mm) to 5.51” (140 mm)
170Xi4: 2.0” (51 mm) to 7.1” (180 mm)
220Xi4: 4.25” (108 mm) to 8.8” (224 mm)
Maximum Media
Roll Size
8.0” (203 mm) outside diameter on a 3” (76 mm)
inside diameter core
Thickness 0.003″/0.076 mm to 0.012″/0.305 mm
Media Types Continuous, die-cut gap, black mark, notch or hole
Minimum Non-
Continuous Label
0.25″/6 mm (Rewind mode)
0.5″/13 mm (Peel mode)
0.7″/18 mm (Tear-off mode)
1.5″/38 mm (Cutter mode)
Operating Characteristics
Environmental Operating Temperature: 40°F to 105°F/5°C to 40°C
• Thermal transfer: 40°F to 105°F/5°C to 40°C
• Direct thermal: 32°F to 105°F/0°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing
Storage/Transportation Temperature: -40°F to 140°F/
-40°C to 60°C
Storage Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Electrical 90-264VAC; 48-62Hz
ENERGY STAR qualified (140Xi4, 170Xi4, 220Xi4)
Agency Approvals IEC 60950-1, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024,
EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
Product Markings: cTUVus, CE, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI,
C-Tick, NOM, S-Mark(Arg), CCC, GOST-R, BSMI, KCC,
Physical Characteristics
110Xi4 Height: 15.5” / 393.7 mm
Width: 10.31” / 261.9 mm
Depth: 20.38” / 517.5 mm
Weight: 50 lbs. / 22.7 kg
140Xi4 Height: 15.5” / 393.7 mm
Width: 11.31” / 287.3 mm
Depth: 20.38” / 517.5 mm
Weight: 55 lbs. / 25.0 kg
170Xi4 Height: 15.5” / 393.7 mm
Width: 13.31” / 338.1 mm
Depth: 20.38” / 517.5 mm
Weight: 67 lbs. / 30.5 kg
220Xi4 Height: 15.5” / 393.7 mm
Width: 15.81” / 401.6 mm
Depth: 20.38” / 517.5 mm
Weight: 72 lbs. / 32.7 kg
Software Tools

Link-OS Solutions

  • Profile Manager — Advanced, server based device management for networked printers, operates via a web browser interface
  • Cloud Connect — Secure, direct, encrypted and authenticated connections to the web for printing and device management
  • Virtual Devices — Use legacy and non-Zebra command languages to print labels and tags
  • Zebra Utilities — Print from iOS, Android, Windows Mobile devices
  • Print Station — Driverless printing from Android devices
  • AirWatch Connector — Manage from within the AirWatch environment
  • Multiplatform Software Development Kit — Simplifies printing application development with support for Blackberry, Apple, Android, WinCE®, WinMobile®, Windows desktop and Linux/Unix platforms
Barcode Symbologies

CPCL Barcode Symbologies

  • Barcode Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
  • Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/EAN128, Code 128, Codabar (NW-7), Interleaved 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on
  • 2D Barcodes: PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR Code, GS1/DataBar™ (RSS)
    family, Aztec, MSI/Plessey, FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39

ZPL Barcode Symbologies

  • Barcode Ratios: 2:1, 3:1, 5:2, 7:3
  • Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, ISBT-128, UPC-A,  UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Planet Code, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar (RSS)
  • 2D Barcodes: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49, TLC39, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec
Fonts and Graphics

CPCL Font Specifications

  • Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed*)
  • Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped/scalable fonts
  • CPCL Asian Fonts are not supported
    *Contains UFST® from Agfa Monotype Corporation

ZPL Font Specifications

  • Character Fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H, (OCR-A), GS, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and Ø Smooth font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed)
  • Unicode Scalable Swiss 721 is preloaded on the printers E: memory location (supports Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic and Hebrew)
  • Google/Adobe Hans (Asia SKUs only)
  •  Thai Angsana (Asia SKUs only)
Options and Accessories

ZebraNet® 802.11a/b/g/n radio with support for: Wi-Fi® Certification
Bluetooth 3.0/802.11b/g Multiport Radio (can be used simultaneously)

  • Security modes 1 – 4
  • “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” (MFi) certified
  • WEP, TKIP and AES encryption
  • WPA and WPA2
  • 802.1x (with WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
  • 802.11d and 802.11i
  • Key Bonding