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Zebra ZM400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Zebra ZM400. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Zebra ZM400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Zebra ZM400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Zebra ZM400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the size, while there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, design, durability

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Solid Performer

 

This is a great label printer that holds up to a LOT of use. Making ribbon replacement a no-brainer would be icing on the cake.

Works very well for printing tags for product displays

Changing the ribbon is not too difficult, but making it simpler sure wouldn't hurt

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Solid Performer

 

This is a great label printer that holds up to a LOT of use. Making ribbon replacement a no-brainer would be icing on the cake.

Works very well for printing tags for product displays.

Changing the ribbon is not too difficult, but making it simpler sure wouldn't hurt.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

brother PT-H100

 

Great label maker, received very quickly

N/A

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Chirs L. (newegg.com)

Works well

 

Overall a great little label printer that integrates well with many programs.

Super fast printer.

A little tricky to set up.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Desertcanary (newegg.com)

Great Printer

 

This is a nice label maker.

Prints very nicely

It can be difficult to figure out how to use. I just looked up online for help and pointers

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Gary S. (newegg.com)

Good all purpose label printer

 

There are many settings that must be tweaked in order to get it printing just the way you want it. I had to tweak the "Enabled Form Backup" and "Top of form Backup" in order to get it to print correctly. Keep in mind there are three locations where you...

Fast printing, reliable, great feature set.

Expensive, make sure you actually need a printer with these capabilities.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Good Product, Below Average Support

 

We had no choice in choosing this printer, it was the only one that met our specs and was compatible with our companies software. Research before you buy, and be prepared with a backup if something goes wrong. We use this in a retail setting so we had...

Print Quality 5/5 Stock Prices 5/5 Stock Availability 5/5 Refilling 5/5 Prints well, high quality labels with few errors. Printing quality is excellent. Paper and ribbon stocks for this printer are widely available at competitive prices. Replacing...

Repair costs 0/5 Reliability 2/5 Programability 2/5 Tech Support 0/5 Zebra's technical support is very, very poor, for such a complicated product. They are state-side support (Florida when I asked) but they never solve the problem, just blame your...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: BILLYBOB (cdw.com)

Good Product need better pricing

 

Not easy to setup. Need to be careful about DPI, software I am using requires 203 DPI.

hard to setup

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: tandy (cdw.com)

like it alot

 

does well with what it offers wish I would of gotten the next one up from thus one

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: captgtc (cdw.com)

nice labeler

 

the labeler 3works fine but I wish it would not waste so much tape at the beginning and end of each label.

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

Zebra's best-in-class Z Series printers just got better! The ZM400 includes additional productivity-enhancing features and modern, flexible network connectivity for easy system integration in most manufacturing, warehousing and business applications. This industrial/commercial workhorse also delivers efficient 4-inch-wide labeling thanks to its quick throughput and 10 inches-per-second print speed. Built RFID Ready and offering a multitude of options including 600-dpi (24 dots/mm) resolution, the ZM400 is upgradeable to grow with changing needs. Plus, design enhancements make this new-generation Z Series printer even easier to operate, load, and maintain.

Certificates

Electromagnetic compatibility:EC 60950-1 EN 55022 B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 / IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
Safety:IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

Design

Certification:-CCC,\n-CE,\n-C-Tick,\n-cUL,\n-EN55022 Class B,\n-EN55024,\n-EN61000-3-2,3,\n-FCC Class B,\n-GOST-R,\n-ICES-003 Class B,\n-IEC 60950-1 / EN60950,\n-NOM,\n-S Mark,\n-VCCI,\n-ZIK. / -FCC,\n-VCCI,\n-C-TICK,\n-UL,\n-NOM,\n-CE,\n-IRAM,\n-AAMI. / -IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B,\n-EN 55024,\n-EN 61000-3-2,\n-EN 61000-3-3. / -UL,\n-FCC,\n-VCCI/PSE,\n-C-TICK,\n-CCC/SRRC,\n-NOM,\n-CSA,\n-CE,\n-GOST-R. / CCC, CE, C-Tick, cUL, EN55022 B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2,3, FCC B, GOST-R, ICES-003 B, IEC 60950-1 / EN60950, NOM, S Mark, VCCI, ZIK / FCC 15, VCCI, C, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCCCB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, CCC / IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 / IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 B, EN 55024, \nEN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 / IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 / IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, \nEN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 / IEC 60950-1 EN 55022 Class B\n EN 55024\n EN 61000-3-2\n EN 61000-3-3 / IEC 60950-1, EN55022 B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2.3,\ncULus, CE, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, CCC, GOST-R, BMSI, S-Mark, MIC, ZIK / IEC, EN, CE, FCC, ICES, VCCI, C-tick, NOM, CCC, GOST-R, BMSI, MIC, ZIK / UL, FCC, C-TICK, CCC/SRRC, NOM, CSA, CE, VCCI/PSE, GOST-R / UL, FCC, VCCI/PSE, C-TICK, CCC/SRRC, NOM, CSA, CE, GOST-R / UL, FVV, C-Tick, CCC/SRRC, NOM, CSA, CE, VCCI/PSE, Gost-R
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey / White
Navigation key: Yes

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Resolution:204 x 128 / 240 x 128

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:2.5
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC input voltage:90 - 265
Energy Star certified: No
Power Consumption:2.5
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz / 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240, 50-60 Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz / 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz / 110 - 220 VAC / 90 - 264 VAC, 47/63 Hz / 90 - 264 VAC, 48 - 62 Hz / 90 - 264 VAC, 48/63 Hz / 90 - 265 VAC / 90 - 265 VAC, 48 - 62 Hz / 90 - 265V / 90 - 265V 48 - 62 Hz / 90-264 VAC, 48-62 Hz / 90-265 VAC / 90-265V / 90-265V, 48-62Hz / AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / AC 90 - 265 V, 48 - 62 Hz
Power source type:AC
Power supply type:AC

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes

Memory

Flash memory:0.5 / 1 / 4 / 64 / 68 / 8 / 9
Internal memory:0.125 / 0.128 / 0.256 / 128 / 16 / 8
Internal RAM:0.016
Maximum memory:64
RAM capacity:0.016

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 32 - 104 / 4 - 41 / 40 - 104 / 40 - 105 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 41
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 32 - 104 / 40 - 104 / 40 - 105 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 41
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 140 / -40 - 140 / -40 - 60 / 0 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60 / -45 - 60 / 0 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.9 x 13.3 x 18.7 / 10.9 x 18.7 x 13.3 / 15.6 x 19.5 x 15.5 / 3.58 x 7.48 x 6.81 / 4.37 x 8.5 x 6.73 / 5.12 x 9.25 x 7.01 / 5.31 x 9.49 x 7.01 / 7.64 x 10 x 7.52 / 7.8 x 9.37 x 6.81
Emulations:EPL / EPL2, ZPL I, ZPL II / ZPL I/ZPL II / ZPL I/ZPL II, XML
Form Factor:Desktop
Material:Aluminium, Metal / Plastic
Media types supported:black bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, linerless, notch, notch sensing, notched, optional linerless platen, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock / black bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, notched, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock / black-mark optional, black bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, linerless, notch, notch sensing, notched, optional linerless platen, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock / continuous, die-cut, black mark
Network ready:Optional / Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power supply type:AC / AC 90 - 265 V
Size:4
Standard media sizes:25 - 108 mm / 25 - 114 mm / 25mm x 114mm
Typefaces:40 - 104
Weight:32.4 / 33.1 / 49 / 72
Weight (imperial):32.4 / 49 / 72

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Package weight:48.5 / 5.29 / 6.17 / 9.04
Packaging type:Box

Paper Handling

Autocutter: Yes
Core diameter:1 / 1.5 / 2.99
Maximum label length:11 / 39
Maximum label width:1 / 2.2 / 22 / 4.09 / 4.25 / 4.49
Maximum media length:0.0730 / 0.157 / 11 / 157.1 / 39 / 4.25 / 73
Maximum media length (imperial):11 / 157 / 39 / 4.25 - 8.8 / 73
Maximum roll diameter:127 / 203
Media thickness:0.058 - 0.025 / 0.058 - 0.25 / 0.076 - 0.305 / 0.08 - 0.19 / 0.08 - 0.18 / 0.08 - 0.2 / 0.08 x 0.18
Media thickness (imperial):0.0023 - 0.01 / 0.0023 - 0.010 / 0.003 - 0.007 / 0.003 - 0.0075 / 0.003 - 0.01 / 0.003 - 0.012
Paper dimensions:76 mm
Supported paper width:104 / 108 / 216 / 25.4 - 60 / 256 / 37 - 60 / 56
Supported paper width (imperial):1.44 - 2.36 / 4.09 / 4.25

Performance

Built-in barcodes:19 x 19 x 1.75 / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, TLC39, UPC-A / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, TLC39, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), Code 129-Auto, Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, TLC39, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, Code 11, Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, Data Matrix, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet / 1D, 2D, Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, TLC39, UPC-A / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 11, Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, MaxiCode, PDF417, Postnet, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, Code 93, MaxiCode, PDF417, Postnet, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, Code 93, MaxiCode, PDF417, Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, Code 93, Postnet, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / UL (cUL), TUV-GS, SEMKO/NEMKO, FCC-B, CE, EPA\n
Built-in processor:32 bit / 32-bit / 32-bit RISC / Yes
Number of fonts:16 / 8
Ribbon length:11811 / 17716.5 / 2913.4 / 300, 450
Ribbon width:2.01 / 2.24 / 4.29 / 4.33
Tape cutting:Automatic

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth, Wireless LAN / Ethernet / Ethernet, Parallel, Serial (RS-232), USB 2.0 / Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Parallel / Serial (RS-232) / Wireless LAN
Parallel ports quantity:1
PC connected: Yes
RS-232 interface: Yes
RS-232 port:1 / 1284
RS-232 ports:1 / 1284
Serial ports quantity:1
Standard interfaces:Ethernet / RS-232 / RS-232, USB 1.1 / RS-232, USB 1.1, Parallel / RS-232, USB 1.1, Parallel, Ethernet / RS-232C / RS-422, RS-485 / Serial, Parallel / Serial, Parallel, Ethernet / USB / USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:N / No / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless / Wireless

Power

AC adapter output current:2.5
AC adapter output voltage:20 / 24
AC input voltage:90 - 265
Energy Star certified:N / Y
Input frequency:50-60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz / 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz / 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz / 90 - 264 VAC, 47/63 Hz / 90 - 265V / 90-265 VAC / 90-265V, 48-62Hz / AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / AC 90 - 265 V, 48 - 62 Hz
Power source type:AC
Power supply type:AC

Print Quality

Maximum Resolution:203 x 203 / 300 x 300 / 600 x 600

Print Technology

Print speed:102 / 203 / 254
Print technology:Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer / Thermal
Type:POS

Printing

Color:N / No
Maximum print area:104 x 1854 mm / 104 x 3988 mm / 104 x 914 mm / 104 x 991 mm / 108 x 991 mm
Maximum print height:11 / 157.1 / 39 / 73
Maximum print size:104 x 1854 mm / 104 x 3988 mm / 104 x 914 mm / 104 x 991 mm / 108 x 991 mm
Maximum printing width:2.2 / 4.09
Maximum Resolution:203 / 203 x 203 / 300 / 300 x 300 / 600 / 600 x 600
Print speed:10 / 102 / 127 / 152 / 203 / 224 / 254 / 4 / 6
Print technology:Direct Thermal / Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer / Thermal Transfer
Printing colors:Black
Standard printer languages:EPL, EPL2, XML, ZPL, ZPL II / EPL, EPL2, ZPL, ZPL II / EPL, XML, ZPL, ZPL II / EPL,EPL2,ZBI,ZPL,ZPL II / EPL2 / EPL2, ZPL, ZPL II / XML, ZPL, ZPL II / ZPL, ZPL II

Processor

Built-in processor:32-bit

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4.0, NT2000, XP / Windows 95\nWindows 98\nWindows ME\nWindows NT 4.0\nWindows NT 2000\nWindows XP
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Technical Details

Built-in barcodes:CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Connector(s):USB
Cutter:Y
Emulations:ZPL II
Maximum print area:104 x 1854 mm / 104 x 3988 mm / 104 x 991 mm
Maximum print size:104 x 1854 mm / 104 x 3988 mm / 104 x 991 mm
Maximum printing width:4.09
Weight:32.4
Weight (imperial):32.4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 18.7 / 8.5 / 9.25 / 9.37 / 9.49
Height:13.3 / 6.73 / 6.81 / 7.01 / 7.52
Weight:2.65 / 3.53 / 3.75 / 33.1 / 4.63 / 48.5 / 5.29 / 72.1
Width:10.9 / 4.37 / 5.12 / 5.31 / 7.6 / 7.64 / 7.8