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ZQ 520 Mobile Printers

ZQ 520 Mobile Printers

ZQ 520 Mobile Printers

As you would expect from any rugged Zebra mobile printer, this direct thermal printer is designed to withstand everyday punishment including accidental drops and environmental extremes. The ZQ520 has a 6.6 foot drop rating that can support most everyday accidents; if additional protection is needed, an exoskeleton case is available which will increase its drop rating to 10 feet. In addition to this drop rating, it an IP54 seal rating so it can withstand tough environment conditions.

The Zebra ZQ520 mobile printer is designed for use outside the four walls and replaces the Zebra RW420 mobile printer. With the ability to print 4 wide labels or receipts (linered or linerless), this printer is ideal for broad range of applications including e-citation, DSD receipts, and proof-of-delivery receipts.


The ZQ520 utilizes the latest technology for communications as evidenced by its standard Bluetooth 4.0 radio. Additionally, you can select an optional 802.11a/b/g/n radio for added communications. Similarly, this printer supports the latest operating systems for handhelds and tablets including Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. In fact, this printer is MFi-certified meaning that it is Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad. To help with managing your printers, this printer is Link-OS compatible.



E-citation and parking enforcement, such as printing weather-resistant tickets to be placed on a vehicle’s windshield

Transportation & Logistics:

Field sales and service receipts, invoices and reports; transportation tickets, direct store delivery (DSD) receipts, cash on delivery (COD) receipts; car rental receipts for vehicle return; parcel and logistics proof of delivery receipts, notices, labels and documentation, utility readings and invoices.


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Standard Features
• Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry® connectivity
• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics
• 203 dpi resolution (8 dots per mm)
• Print speed up to 5″/127 mm per second (with Draft mode enabled)
• CPCL and ZPL® programming languages
• XML support
• Resident fixed and scalable fonts
• 400 MHz 32-bit ARM® processor with 256 MB RAM (8 MB available for user applications)
• 512 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt formats, fonts and graphics (64 MB available for user storage)
• USB On-The-Go ports (with optional strain relief cable)
• 2600 mAh removable Li-Ion smart battery, with optional extended battery
• Built-in battery charger
• Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors
• Optional linerless platen
• Cold Temperature Compensation mode– optimizes/balances print speeds to allow for better print performance at lower temps
• Dual-sided tear bar which allows for clean tear in either direction (not available with linerless SKUs)
• Supports vertical and horizontal printing
• Printer can be used in any orientation
• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths
• “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
• Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server, Profile Manager, AirWatch® and Wavelink Avalanche®
• Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready Low Energy radio
• Simple easy-to-read LCD with large icons for battery and wireless status
• Tolerance of multiple drops from 6.6′ (2 m) to concrete
• Label odometer
• Real-time clock
• QR code links to web-based help pages; not displayed on LCD
• Semi-sleep/instant on mode – which allows the printer to “wake” on touch (Wake on BT only supported in BT 4.0 radio), or on Bluetooth print job transmission
• Zebra Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based help pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices • Power Smart Print Technology – anticipates upcoming printing to optimize battery consumption and print speed

Printer Specifications


203 dpi resolution (8 dots/mm)

Maximum Print Width

• ZQ510: 2.83″/72mm
• ZQ520: 4.09″/104mm

Print Length

Max: 39″

Print Speed

Up to 5″/127mm per second

Operating Characteristics


• Operating Temperature: -4° to 131°F (-20° to 55°C)
• Charging Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
• Cradle Temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
• Storage Temperature: -22° to 150°F (-30° to 66°C) to 150°F (66°C)
• Relative Humidity: – Operation: 10% to 90% non-condensing – Storage: 10% to 90% non-condensing
• IP Rating: IP54 (IP65 with exoskeleton)

Agency Approvals

• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Class-B, EN60950, EN55024 and VCCI class B
• Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, and EN61000-4-5
• Safety: CE, UL, TUV, CSA

Media Characteristics

Maximum Media Width

• ZQ510: 3.15″/80 mm +1 mm
• ZQ520: 4.45″/113 mm +1 mm Maximum Media Roll OD
• ZQ510: 2.0″/51 mm • ZQ520: 2.24″/57 mm Maximum Media Thickness
• ZQ510: 0.0063″ (0.1600 mm) for labels and 0.0055″ (0.1397 mm) for tag/receipt
• ZQ520: 0.0063″ (0.1600 mm) for labels and 0.0055″ (0.1397 mm) for tag/receipt Media Types Receipt, Gap/Black mark Label, Tag

Physical Characteristics

ZQ510 ZQ520
Height: 5.9″/150 mm 6.2″/158 mm
Width: 4.7″/120 mm 6.1″/155 mm
Depth: 2.4″/62 mm 2.6″/67 mm
Weight (w/battery): 1.39lbs/22.3 oz 1.73lbs/27.6oz


CPCL Font Specifications

• Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed*)
• Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped/ scalable fonts
• CPCL Asian Fonts are not supported *Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype Corporation CPCL Barcode Symbologies
• Barcode Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
• Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/ EAN128, Code 128, Codabar (NW-7), Interleaved 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, EAN- 8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on
• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR Code, GS1 / DataBar™ (RSS) family, Aztec, MSI/Plessey, FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39

ZPL Font Specifications

• Character Fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H, (OCR-A), GS, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & Ø Smooth font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed)
• Unicode Scalable Swiss 721 is preloaded on the printers E: memory location (supports Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic and Hebrew)
• Google/ Adobe Hans (Asia SKUs only)
• Thai Angsana (Asia SKUs only)

ZPL Barcode Symbologies

• Barcode Ratios: 2:1, 3:1, 5:2, 7:3
• Linear Barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Planet Code, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar (RSS)
• 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49, TLC39, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec

Optional Features

• ZebraNet® 802.11a/b/g/n radio with support for: Wi-Fi® Certification
• Bluetooth 3.0 / 802.11b/g Multiport Radio (can be used simultaneously) – Security modes 1 – 4 – “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” (MFi) certified – WEP, TKIP and AES encryption – WPA and WPA2 – 802.1x – EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, PEAP, LEAP – 802.11d and 802.11i – Key Bonding • ZBI 2.x™ – powerful programming language that lets printers run standalone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more
• ESC-POS available via post-sale download

Link-OS Software Solutions

• Profile Manager – Advanced, server based device management for networked printers, operates via a web browser interface
• Cloud Connect – Secure, direct, encrypted and authenticated connections to the web for printing and device management
• Virtual Devices – Use legacy and non-Zebra command languages to print labels and tags
• Zebra Utilities – Print from iOS, Android, Windows Mobile devices
• Print Station – Driverless printing from Android devices
• AirWatch Connector – Manage from within the AirWatch environment • Mulitplatform Software Development Kit – Simplifies printing application development with support for Blackberry, Apple, Android, WinCE®, WinMobile®, Windows desktop and Linux/Unix platforms



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