Simple Operation with Smart Features
Reduce training time with the ZT231’s easy-to-use 4.3” full-color touchscreen.
See status at a glance, access wizards and helpful how-to videos and make changes
with the touch of a finger or gloved hand. Seamlessly integrate the ZT231 into your
existing network as it is backwards compatible and features Printer Emulations to replace
other brands without having to change label formats or rewrite code.
Make It Easy for Your IT Team
Take advantage of Zebra’s robust, ever growing Print DNATM software suite for added capabilities.
Easily configure, troubleshoot and manage your printers onsite or remotely via a web-based dashboard.
Compare your printer security settings against best practices and adjust to match your preferences,
while protecting your data from vulnerabilities.
The Smart Choice Now and Later
The benefits of buying a ZT231 don’t end at the point of purchase. Expand your printer’s capabilities
with field-installable upgrades when you need them. Add options such as a cutter or peeler, wireless
connectivity or even UHF RFID* encoding.
Don’t Compromise on Quality
With a durable metal frame, the ZT231 is ideal for light industrial environments. Print crisp text
and barcodes with optional 300 dpi resolution. Advance your label throughput with industry-leading
print speeds up to 12 ips at 203 dpi. Be confident knowing you’re backed by Zebra, the #1 leader in barcode printing.
Get More Done with Greater Visibility
The ZT231 includes an all-new architecture to process more jobs at once and evolve with emerging technologies.
Onboard analytics and printhead element out detection help you plan maintenance in advance.
And, the easy tool-less platen and print head removal makes maintenance easy.
Small Footprint, Big Access
To help you make the most of your workspace, we’ve engineered the ZT231 with a space-saving, compact design
and bi-fold door that reduces the height needed to open your printer. Take the trouble out of media loading
with an intuitive design and color-coded cues. Adjustable sensors offer greater media flexibility and the large
ribbon roll capacity lets you change media less frequently.
Connect Your Way
Take advantage of a variety of standard connectivity options including USB, Serial, Ethernet and USB Host.
Tap to pair and print with compatible mobile devices with the Print Touch tag (NFC). Add a second Ethernet port,
802.11ac or an Applicator port.
Get RFID Without Complication
Incorporate UHF RFID printing and encoding* for greater visibility and tracking. Get greater media flexibility
and simple RFID calibration with Zebra’s adaptive encoding technology that eliminates complex placement guidelines.
Update, Troubleshoot and Monitor – All from a Single Location
With Zebra’s Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, part of Print DNA, you can easily manage, secure and troubleshoot
your networked printers from any location. And an intuitive browser-based interface lets you see status at a glance,
quickly triage issues to minimize downtime and perform updates and maintenance.
Unparalleled, Peace-of-Mind Printer Security
Security risks are real and costly. Endpoints are becoming popular targets – including networked thermal printers.
Shield yourself from cyber attacks with Zebra’s PrintSecure, part of Print DNA. Easily configure your printers via
secure connections, identify vulnerabilities, block unauthorized access and detect events before they happen.
Zebra Certified Supplies
Printing supplies provide a digital voice for assets across your supply chain. You rely on them to disseminate critical
data throughout your organization. If something goes wrong with your printing supplies, operations are interrupted,
productivity suffers and costs rise. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pretest our own line of labels and
tags to ensure consistent, optimized performance in your Zebra printer. For industry-leading quality, service and
thermal printing expertise, choose Zebra Certified Supplies.
Backed by Zebra’s Worldwide Service and Support
Access repair support services anywhere around the globe through Zebra and its trusted network of more than 10,000 partners.
Zebra OneCare™ Maintenance Plans provide enhanced coverage that exceeds standard warranty.
ZT231 Closed: 17 in. L x 9.5 in. W x 11 in. H
432 mm L x 241 mm W x 279 mm H
ZT231 with Liner Takeup Unit:
17 in. L x 9.5 in. W x 12.75 in. H
432 mm L x 241 mm W x 324 mm H
ZT231: 20 lbs./9.1 kg
ZT231 with Liner Takeup Unit: 24 lbs./10.9 kg
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
256 MB SDRAM memory
256 MB on-board linear Flash memory
|Maximum Print Width
4.09 in./104 mm
|Maximum Print Speed
12 ips (203 dpi)
8 ips (300 dpi)
||Moveable transmissive and reflective sensors
|Maximum Print Length
203 dpi: 157 in/3988 mm
300 dpi: 73in/1854 mm
||Minimum Label and Liner Length
Tear mode: 0.7 in/18 mm
Cutter mode: 1 in/25 mm
Peel mode: 0.5 in/13 mm
||0.75 in./19.4 mm to 4.50 in./114 mm
|Media Roll Size
8.0 in./203 mm O.D. on a 3.0 in./76 mm I.D. core
6.0 in./152 mm O.D. on a 1.0 in./25 mm I.D. core
0.003 in./0.076 mm to 0.010 in./0.25 mm
Continuous, die-cut, notch, black mark
||1,476 ft./450 m
||2 in./51 mm to 4.33 in./110 mm
||1.0 in./25.4 mm
Thermal transfer: 40ºF to 105ºF/5º to 40ºC
Direct thermal: 32ºF to 105ºF/0º to 40ºC
||-40ºF to 140ºF/-40º to 60ºC
||20% to 85% non-condensing
5% to 85% non-condensing
Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant)
power supply 100-240 VAC; 50-60 Hz
ENERGY STAR certified
IEC 62368-1, EN55022 Class B,
EN55024, EN55035, EN61000-3-2,
EN61000-3-3, FCC Class B, ICES-003,
FCC 15.209; 15.247(d), IC RSS 247,
EN 300 328, EN 301 893, EN 62311,
cTUVus, CE Marking, UKCA, VCCI,
RCM, S- Mark, CCC, CU EAC, BSMI,
KCC, and BIS