The ZD220 price is available on request. We also suggest the TSC DA210.

Zebra ZD220D Direct Thermal Printer

The ZD220 desktop printer gives you reliable operation and basic features at an affordable price—both at the point of purchase and across the entire lifecycle.  Engineered with Zebra quality, it boasts a dual-wall construction for added durability.  And, it is ENERGY STAR® qualified to reduce your operational expenses.  Built to last for years, the ZD220 provides an outstanding return on your investment.

Compact Design Filled with Powerful Features.

The ZD220 is simple to install and begin printing – right out of the box.  USB connectivity allows for universal interoperability.  Easily replace legacy printers using ZPL, EPL or non-Zebra command languages.  And, media changes are expedited with Zebra’s OpenACCESS™ clamshell design.  It is ideal for use in transportation and logistics, light manufacturing, retail and healthcare applications to print a variety of tickets, tags, passes, labels and receipts.



Ideal for these applications:

  • Government - documents management, evidence tracking
  • Healthcare - laboratory specimen and blood bank labeling 
  • Retail - price labeling and receipt printing
  • Manufacturing - light-industrial work-in-process, product and shipping labeling
  • Transportation & Logistics - boarding tickets, bag tags, parking passes

Standard Features:

  • Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal print method
  • ZPL and EPL programming languages
  • Single LED status indicator
  • Single button for feed/pause
  • USB connectivity
  • OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
  • Dual-wall frame construction
  • ENERGY STAR qualified


  • 203 dpi/8 dots per mm


  • 256 MB Flash, 128 MB SDRAM (standard)

Print width

  • 104 mm

Print length

  • 991 mm 

Print speed

  • 102 mm per second maximum

Media sensors

  • Transmissive and reflective sensors

Media characteristics

Maximum Label Length 39.0 in./991 mm
Media Width 1.00 in. / 25.4 mm to 4.4 in. / 112 mm
Media Roll Size 5.00 in./127 mm outer diameter Core
inner diameter: 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) and 1.0 in. (25.4 mm)
standard, 1.5 in. (38.1), 2.0 in., (50.8 mm) and 3.0 in. (76.2 mm)
using optional adapters
Thickness 0.003 in. (0.08 mm) min.; 0.0075 in. (.1905 mm)
max. (tear-off mode only)
Media Types
Roll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or continuous with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and wristbands
Ribbon Outside Diameter
1.34 in./ 34 mm (74 m)
Maximum Ribbon Length 244 ft. (74 m)
Ribbon Ratio 1:1 media to ribbon (74 m)
Ribbon Width 1.33 in./ 33.8 mm ~ 4.3 in./ 109.2 mm
Ribbon Core I.D. 74 Meter ribbon 0.5 in./ 12.7 mm

Operating characteristics

  • Operating Temperature: 40° F/5° C to 105° F/ 41° C 
  • Storage/Transport Environment:-40° F/-40° C to 140° F/60° C
  • Operating humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing RH
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing RH

Agency approvals

Physical characteristics

Thermal Transfer:
10.5 in. L x 7.75 in. W x 7.5 in. H
267 mm L x 197 mm W x 191 mm H

Direct Thermal:
8.6 in. L x 6.9 in. W x 5.9 in. H
220 mm L x 176 mm W x 151 mm H

Options and accessories
  • Peel – a front-mount, passive-peel with no take-up spindle
  • Peel – a front-mount, passive-peel with liner take-up spindle (factory-fitonly)
  • Cutter – a front-mount guillotine cutter
  • Real-time clock (RTC)
  • Keyboard Display Unit (KDU)

Optional software
  • ZebraDesigner™ Pro—An intuitive, easy-to-use software program for creating complex label designs (option)
  • ZebraDesigner—Offers basic features for simple label design
  • ZebraDesigner Driver—The most powerful driver available from Zebra

Communication and interface capabilities

  • Centronics® parallel (36 pin) connector ports
  • RS-232 Serial interface
  • USB V1.1 interface, bi-directional


  • ZPL II® - Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label formatting and printer control.
  • EPL2™—Eltron Programming Language with Line Mode simplifies label formatting and enables format compatibility with legacy applications

Barcode symbologies

  • Bar Code Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
  • Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128A, B & C (User selectable/Auto), UCC/EAN-128, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E with 2 and 5 add on, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar™ (formerly RSS), Postnet (5, 9, 11 & 13 digit) Japanese Postnet, Plessey (MSI-1), MSI-3, German Post Code, RSS-14 (limited, truncated, stacked).
  • 2-Dimensional: PDF417 (MicroPDF-417 and MacroPDF-417), Code 49, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, and Aztec

Fonts and graphics

  • 16 resident expandable ZPL fonts
  • One resident scalable ZPL font
  • 5 resident expandable EPL2 fonts
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics - including custom logos

Electrical specifications

  • Auto-ranging external power supply with C7 type connector
  • Output: 20 VDC, 2.5A
  • Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Please Note: specifications and options vary according to printer model and are subject to change without prior notice.

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