Zebra QL220 Plus direct thermal mobile printer

Code: QL 220

Zebra QL220 Plus

Direct thermal mobile printer


The compact, lightweight QL220 Plus direct thermal mobile printer delivers print widths up to 48 mm. In addition to offering the rugged construction, user-friendly options, and flexible QuickLink connectivity that have made Zebra’s QL220 and other QL series printers so popular, the enhanced QL220 Plus printer is specially designed for complex mobile printing applications. It’s built to handle increased levels of wireless security and to process complex labels up to four times faster, making it ideal for the secure transfer of sensitive data such as price lists, customer information, and medical records.

The QL220 Plus is ideal for many applications, including price marking, shelf labeling, inter-store transfers, direct store vendor delivery an verification, and for mobile point of sale at boutique stores where space is at a premium.


Zebra QL220 Plus direct thermal mobile printer benefits

  • Accommodates situations real-time and at the point of application
  • High speed processor for complex applications
  • Offers a rugged, lightweight mobile solution
  • Compatible with a wide variety of terminals
Durable, Lightweight Printer
  • Rubber-infused plastic over-mold design for tough conditions
  • Damage-resistant to multiple drops of up to 5 feet 
  • Weight of 2 pounds or less for effortless mobility
Load and Go!
  • Center-locking media loading
  • Engage the easy-to-use peel and present function with the flip of a bar

Flexible Software and Communications to Meet Your Needs Today and Grow in the Future

  • Support for complex graphics, fonts, and tailored applications
  • Faster cabled file transfers via USB
  • Wireless now or upgradeable later
  • Richest support of wireless protocols 
  • Simple integration with other Zebra lines of printers by using ZPL®, XML or EPL™ commands

Standard features

  • 16MB RAM/8MB Flash memory
  • Print method: Direct thermal
  • Rubber-infused plastic over-mold design for tough conditions
  • Battery monitoring via a battery low indicator light or gauge on the LCD
  • Lithium ion battery
  • OpenACCESS™ design and center locking media loading
  • Label Vista™ and Windows® printer drivers
  • QuickFlip™ peel and present mode
  • 32-bit processor

Print speed

  • 76.2 mm per second

Print area

  • Width: 48 mm
  • Receipt length: continuous.
  • Label Lenght: 813 mm


  •  203 dpi


  • 8 MB Flash
  • 16 MB RAM

Media characteristics

  • Maximum label and liner width 16 mm to 55.4 mm
  • Maximum roll diameter 55.9 mm 
  • Core diameter Interchangeable 19.1 mm or 34.9 mm
  • Media thickness: label thickness 2.5 mil to 6.5 mil / Tag receipt thickness 2.5 mil to 6.0 mil
  • Media types die-cut, roll-fed, receipt, linerless. 

Fonts and graphics

  • Standard fonts: five resident scalable, rotatable fonts from 12-48 pt.
  • Downloadable soft fonts from Label Vista software
  • Optional international character sets
  • Supports graphics, line and box drawing features; PCX, and bitmap supported

Barcode symbologies

  • Linear Bar Codes: Code 39, Code 93, Code 128; Codabar; Interleaved 2-of-5; FIM Postnet; UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 & 5 digit add-on; EAN-8, 13, 2 & 5 digit 
    add-on; MSI/Plessey; UCC/EAN 128
  • 2-Dimensional: Aztec, Data Matrix, GS1 DataBar™ (RSS) family (12 bar codes), MaxiCode, PDF417, QR Code
  • Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging, Inc.

Physical characteristics

  • Width: 90.7 mm
  • Depth: 75.2 mm
  • Height: 181.6 mm
  • Weight: 0.47 kg


  • 802.11b/g wireless local area network (WLAN) or Bluetooth 2.0
  • Media width auto-sensing feature
  • Linerless printing
  • Spare lithium ion battery packs
  • Battery chargers (AC/DC)
  • International character sets
  • Fanfold media bin (QL 420 Plus only)
  • Mobile mount (QL 420 Plus only)
  • Battery eliminator
  • Soft case
  • Kickstand
  • XML Support Applications and Documentation 
    utility CD

Communication and interface capabilities

  • Wireless security features (i.e. VPN or WPA/WPA2)
  • 8 pin din (RS232C)
  • Selectable baud rate: 9600 to 115.2 Kbps
  • Xon/Xoff or Hardware flow control
  • Bluetooth option
  • Wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
  • USB 2.0

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

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