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ZT-230 Printer


Zebra ZT-230

Specifications are provided for reference and are based on printer tests using Zebra brand ribbons and labels. Results may vary in actual application settings or when using other than recommended Zebra supplies. Zebra recommends always qualifying any application with thorough testing.


ZT200 Series Standard Features

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-color LEDs for quick printer status
  • Icon-based LCD multilingual graphical user interface 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

  • 104mm/4.09″

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

  • 81.3mm/3.2″ on a 25mm/1.0″ I.D. core (ZT230)

Standard length

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


  • 2:1 media-roll-to-ribbon ratio for ZT220
  • 3:1 media-roll-to-ribbon ratio for ZT230


  • 40mm/1.57″ to 110mm/4.33″

Ribbon setup

  • Ribbon wound ink-side out, core to core

Operating characteristics


  • Operating temperature: 5ºC to 40ºC (thermal transfer) 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

 (ZT230 closed)

  • Width: 242mm/9.5″
  • Height: 277mm/10.9″
  • Depth: 432mm/17″
  • Weight: 9.1kg/20lb


Zebra Link 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)


  • ZPL II®
  • 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 genuine Zebra supplies.

For optimum print quality and printer performance, use genuine Zebra supplies.

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