Zebra’s ZT400 Printers for Printing Performance

Are you looking for a versatile industrial printer? Zebra Technologies’ ZT400 Series has the exact features you need and is designed with user-friendly operations.

The ZT400 series features two models: the ZT410 and the ZT420. The ZT400 Series allows you to print either thermal transfer or direct thermal transfer. These printers are used for many applications including manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and warehousing.

In this article, we’ll explore the key features of ZT400 Series printers, so you can determine if either one would be a good fit for your business.


Zebra’s Z Series printers are known for reliability and durability. What you get with the ZT400 is an industrial-strength printer with advanced technology benefits that can withstand many harsh environments.

The ZT400 printers are constructed with a durable metal frame. Printer heads feature a long-life coating that protects the printheads when printing in direct thermal mode. This will reduce the need to replace the printheads. The printheads are thin with E3™ Element Energy™ Equalizer, which delivers superior print quality.

The printers also feature a bi-fold metal media cover with enlarged clear viewing window and side-loading supplies path for simplified media and ribbon loading. The side-loading supplies path makes for a far faster and simpler loading process than many printers.

Users follow a color-coded media path that clearly guides the user when threading media and ribbons. The lighted paths make it easy to see, even if your work space has poor lighting.

Zebra’s Z Series comes with standard black and white LDC color options. Another unique feature that makes the ZT400 printers popular is the option for a large color display screen. The LCD makes operating the printer easy for the user, and the setup is not difficult.

Users can operate the printer with an intuitive icon-based interface. When the printer is paused or in an error state, a color-coded alert appears, making troubleshooting easy for any user.

Printing Capabilities

A printer’s resolution and capabilities are always important when selecting a printer. The ZT400 Series offers three resolutions for your printing needs: 203 dpi, 300 dpi, and 600 dpi.

The 600 dpi options are available on the ZT410. You can also print a variety of label formats and use different media types. These printers offer 4-inch and 6-inch models, so you can select the one that best fits your needs.

The ZT400 is customizable, and you can install media handling options in minutes. You also have the option of adding RFID capabilities to get even greater tracking of your inventory and gain deeper visibility into your operations.


Zebra’s ZT400 Series offers multiple connectivity options for easy and secure connection to the Internet, including fast and reliable Wi-Fi options. These options include Ethernet, USB, USB Host, and Bluetooth 2.1. You can add an optional dual-band wireless card with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and its latest security protocols, plus Bluetooth 4.1.

You also can avoid having to plug and unplug other equipment to get the job done. The dual USB Host ports give you the flexibility to configure your ZT400 printer to a wide range of USB devices. For example, you can use a memory stick to replicate firmware, files, or configurations; print and transfer data formats; or add a scanner or keyboard to simplify data entry.

The ZT400 Series can help you maximize productivity with its easy-to-use printers. Rather than wait on another label to print, get better output with the model that is best for you. The experienced consultants at Radley Corporation can help you find the right printer. Contact us at 616-541-6010 or email us at for a free consultation with a Product Specialist about Zebra ZT400 printers.