Zebra ZT231 USB direct thermal and thermal transfer industrial printer

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Zebra ZT231

Direct thermal and thermal transfer industrial printer


Zebra incorporated extensive customer feedback, as well as the legacy of its Stripe ® and S4M™ printers, to create the new ZT200™ series printers, which feature space-saving design, effortless setup, intuitive user operation, and ease of service and maintenance.

Whether you are adopting barcode technology for the firsttime or upgrading existing printer models, the ZT200 series is the right choice for a variety of labelling applications.

This innovative new printer provides many user benefits.

The ZT200 series offers a streamlined design and smaller footprint that takes up less physical space than the Stripe and S4M models. ZT200 series printers require minimal operator training and benefitfrom tool-less standard component maintenance and a durable design to minimize service. Your IT staff will appreciate the backwards compatibility, since it allows for new printers to be up and running with minimal time and effort.

The ZT200 series has been designed for ease of use, versatility and outstanding value.

Ideal for these applications:

  • Manufacturing / work-in-process, product ID/serial numbers, packaging labels, receiving/ put-away labelling
  • Transportation & Logistics / order picking/packing, shipping/ receiving, cross-docking,  compliance labelling 
  • Healthcare / orders, specimen labels, asset-tracking, unit-of-use labelling
  • Retail / shelf-labelling, shipping, returns, item tags
  • Government / asset-tracking, logistics labelling, warehousing


Zebra ZT231 industrial printer benefits

Space-Saving Design

  • Compact footprint and streamlined design fits easily in confined areas where space is at a premium
  • Space saving design with unique bi-fold door (requires 4 in./102 mm of opening space) fits easily into tight spaces maximizing work space
Fast Installation and Integration
  • Ideal replacement printer for previous generation Stripe and S4M models
  • Multiple connectivity options: parallel, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless
  • Icon-based status LEDs provide immediate and easily visible printer status
Intuitive, Effortless Media Loading
  • Side-loading design eliminates complicated threading of supplies
  • Color-coded cues give even first-time users visual guidance for loading ribbon and media
  • Illuminated moveable sensor is visible through the media for trouble-free sensor-position adjustment


Print Quality

  • Engineered for greater print precision with fine-tuned adjustments
  • Crisp, clean text and barcodes—even on narrow media
Zebra Reliability and Durability
  • Built for light industrial and commercial environments
  • Energy Star ® -compliant
  • Drive system designed for optimal performance, with minimal maintenance required
Simplified Serviceability
  • Easy, tool-less platen and printhead removal enable simple cleaning and replacement
  • Simple interchangeable connectivity options enable rapid printer changes and upgrade
  • Only three common tools needed for basic service

Standard features

  • Print methods: direct-thermal or thermal-transfer (optional)
  • large colour Touchscreen
  • Construction: metal frame with choice of metal media cover
  • Bi-fold media door with large clear window
  • Side-loading supplies path for simplifiedmedia and ribbon loading
  • Bi-color LEDs for quick printer status
  • USB 2.0 and RS-232 serial ports
  • Energy Star-compliant

Options and Accessories


  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi option card
  • 10/100 Ethernet option card
  • Applicator Interface

Media Handling

  • Peel — a front-mount, passive-peel with no take-up spindle
  • Peel — a front-mount, passive-peel with liner take-up spindle (factory-fit only)
  • Cutter — a front-mount guillotine cutter


  • UHF field-installable RFID kit

Keyboard Display Unit

  • ZKDU™ keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications


  • 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
  • 300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)


  • Standard: 256 MB on-board linear Flash memory, 256 MB SDRAM

Print width

  • 104 mm (4.09 in.)

Print speed

    12 ips - 304 mm/s (203 dpi) 
  • 8 ips - 203 mm/s (300 dpi)

Media sensors

  • Transmissive and reflectivesensors

Media characteristics

  • Maximum label and liner width: 114 mm
  • Maximum non-continuous label length: 991 mm

Media width

  • 19.4 mm to 114 mm

Print length

  • 203dpi: 3,988 mm
  • 300dpi: 1,854 mm

Maximum media roll size

  • 203 mm O.D on a 76 mm I.D. core
  • 152 mm O.D. on a 25 mm I.D. core

Media thickness

  • 0.076 mm to 0.25 mm

Media types

  • Continuous, die-cut, notch, black mark

Ribbon characteristics

  • (Thermal-transfer option only)
  • Outside diameter 81.3 mm on a 25 mm I.D. core 
  • Standard length 300 m/984’ (ZT220) or 450 m/1,476’ (ZT230) 
  • Ratio 3:1 media-roll-to-ribbon ratio 
  • Width 1.57”/40 mm to 4.33”/110 mm
  • Ribbon setup Ribbon wound ink-side out, core to core

Operating characteristics


  • Operating Temperature: 40° F/5° C to 105° F/ 40° C (Thermal Transfer) 32° F/0° C to 105° F/ 40° C (Direct Thermal)
  • Storage/Transport Environment:-40° F/-40° C to 140° F/60° C
  • Operating humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
  • Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 100-240 VAC; 47-63 Hz
  • Energy Star-compliant

Agency approvals
  • IEC 60950, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
  • cTUVus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, S Mark, CCC, GOST-R, KCC, BSMI, UkrSepro

Physical Characteristics

  • ZT230 closed
  • Width: 242 mm
  • Height: 277 mm
  • Depth: 432 mm
  • Weight: 9.1 kg

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)

ZebraLink Solutions

Optional software
  • ZebraDesigner™ Pro
  • ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
  • ZebraNet Setup Utilities v 7.0
  • ZBI 2.0™ ZBI-Developer™

Optional connectivity

  • ZebraNet ® a/b/g/n Print Server (internal)
  • ZebraNet ® 10/100 Print Server (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 digitextensions, 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-definedfonts and graphics, including custom logos
  • ZPL II drawing commands including boxes and lines

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


  • 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
  • 300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
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