ZD500R – ZD500 Series Desktop Printers by Zebra Technologies


Don’t let the small size of the ZD500 Series Desktop Printer fool you. Designed to take up less desktop space, the ZD500R may be small but it offers huge features you need. The Link-OS-enabled printer allows for easy integration and management. The automatic calibration will cut media costs, while reducing waste and lowering roll changes – saving you precious time and money. The UHF RFID encoding makes the ZD500 ideal for almost all applications, whether it be retail tagging, manufacturing, government, healthcare tracking or anything in between. The simple one-touch printing and encoding, straightforward loading, and automatic RFID calibration virtually eliminate the need for technical support staff.


Powerful RFID Features

  • supports both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing
  • compatible with inlays from all leading suppliers
  • ZD500R can be used with a variety of RFID labels and tags
  • Lowering media costs, less media waste and fewer roll changes

Space Saving Simplicity

  • designed to be compact
  • offers simple, one-touch printer and encoding, straightforward loading, and automatic RFID calibration
  • Ideal for applications where technical support staff is unavailable

Future Proofed for Tomorrow’s Application

  • existing applications can be easily adapted for use with ZD500R
  • ZD500R supports next generation inlays
  • offers 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity

Additional information


191mm H x 193mm W x 254mm D


4.6 lbs./ 2.1 kg

Maximum Print Speed

4 in./102 mm per second (300 dpi), 6 in./152 mm per second (203 dpi)

Maximum Print Width

4.09in./104mm for 203 dpi, 4.27in./108mm for 300 dpi

Media Width

0.585 in./15 mm to 4.65 in./118 mm

Ribbon Characteristics

244 ft. (74m), Width: 1.33 in./33.8 mm — 4.3 in./109.2 mm


128MB Std SDRAM, 256MB Std Flash

Operating Temperature

4.4°C to 41.0°C

Storage Temperature

-40.0°C to 60.0°C