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ZT600 Series
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  • Page 1: User Guide

    ZT600 Series Industrial Printer User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 2: Limitation Of Liability

    (including, without limitation, consequential damages including loss of business profits, business interruption, or loss of business information) arising out of the use of, the results of use of, or inability to use such product, even if Zebra Technologies has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Conformity We have determined that the Zebra printers identified as the ZT610™ and ZT620™ manufactured by: Zebra Technologies Corporation 3 Overlook Point Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069 U.S.A. Have been shown to comply with the applicable technical standards of the FCC...
  • Page 4: Compliance Information

    Declaration of Conformity Compliance Information Compliance Information FCC Compliance Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Declaration of Conformity ......... . . 3 Compliance Information .
  • Page 6 Install Zebra Setup Utilities ........
  • Page 7 Contents COPY USB FILE TO E: ..........135 STORE E: FILE TO USB .
  • Page 8 Contents SENSOR TYPE ........... . 177 SELF ADJUST SENSOR .
  • Page 9 Contents Indicator Lights ............242 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 10 Contents ___________________________________________________________________ Notes • __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide 5/22/17...
  • Page 11: About This Document

    About This Document This section provides you with contact information, document structure and organization, and additional reference documents. Contents Who Should Use This Document ......... . . 12 How This Document Is Organized .
  • Page 12: Who Should Use This Document

    This section will help you to learn how to use the Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities on page 261 USB host ports on your Zebra printer and how to use the printer’s Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. The information is presented in the form of exercises with some SGD commands listed for advanced users.
  • Page 13: Introduction

    Introduction This section provides a high-level overview of the printer and its components. Contents Printer Options ............15 Communication Interfaces .
  • Page 14: Printer Components

    Introduction Printer Components Printer Components The components inside your printer are color-coded. Note • The touch points that you will need to handle are colored inside the printers and are • gold highlighted in in the illustrations in this manual. gold Some components are highlighted in in the illustrations in this manual for...
  • Page 15: Printer Options

    Introduction Printer Options Printer Options The available printer options are shown in Figure 2. For information about the print modes that can be used with the printer options, see Select a Print Mode on page Figure 2 • Printer Options Tear-Off (standard) Cutter option Rewind option set for Peel mode...
  • Page 16: Communication Interfaces

    Introduction Communication Interfaces Communication Interfaces The available communication interface connectors are shown in Figure 3. Your printer may not have all of the connections shown here, and a ZebraNet wireless print server option may also be present on your printer. You may send label formats to the printer through any communication interface that is available on your printer.
  • Page 17: Data Cables

    Introduction Communication Interfaces Data Cables You must supply all data cables for your application. The use of cable strain relief clamps is recommended. Ethernet cables do not require shielding, but all other data cables must be fully shielded and fitted with metal or metalized connector shells. Unshielded data cables may increase radiated emissions above the regulated limits.
  • Page 18: Standard Control Panel

    Introduction Standard Control Panel Standard Control Panel The standard control panel indicates the printer’s current status and allows the user to control basic printer operation. An optional color touch control panel is available for purchase. Because it functions differently, it is documented in a separate User Guide. Figure 4 •...
  • Page 19: Navigating Through Screens In The Standard Display

    Introduction Standard Control Panel Navigating through Screens in the Standard Display Table 1 shows the following: • the options available for navigating through the screens in the control panel display • how to select or modify things shown on the display Table 1 •...
  • Page 20 Introduction Standard Control Panel Table 1 • Navigation (Continued) User Menus XXXXXXX ▲ XXXXXXX ▼ Press to return to the Home menu. ▲ and ▼ indicate that a value can be changed. Any LEFT SELECT The printer automatically returns to the Home menu changes that you make are saved immediately.
  • Page 21: Idle Display, Home Menu, And User Menus In The Standard Display

    Introduction Standard Control Panel Idle Display, Home Menu, and User Menus in the Standard Display The printer’s control panel includes a display, where you can view the printer’s status or change its operating parameters. In this section, you will learn how to navigate through the printer’s menu system and change values for menu items.
  • Page 22: Types Of Media

    Introduction Types of Media Types of Media Zebra strongly recommends the use of Zebra-brand supplies for continuous Important • high-quality printing. A wide range of paper, polypropylene, polyester, and vinyl stock has been specifically engineered to enhance the printing capabilities of the printer and to prevent premature printhead wear.
  • Page 23 Introduction Types of Media Table 2 • Roll and Fanfold Media Media Type How It Looks Description Roll media is wound on a core that can be 1 in. to 3 in. (25 to Non-Continuous 76 mm) in diameter. Individual labels or tags are separated by Roll Media one or more of the following methods: Web media separates labels by gaps, holes, or notches.
  • Page 24: Ribbon Overview

    7). This printer can only use ribbon that is coated on the outside unless you purchase and install the optional spindle that allows ribbon that is coated on the inside. Contact your authorized Zebra reseller for ordering information. If you are unsure which side of a particular roll of ribbon is coated, perform an adhesive test or a ribbon scratch test to determine which side is coated.
  • Page 25 An optional ribbon spindle is available to use ribbon that is coated on the inside. Contact your authorized Zebra reseller for ordering information. To verify this result, repeat the test on the other surface of the roll of ribbon.
  • Page 26 An optional ribbon spindle is available to use ribbon that is coated on the inside. Contact your authorized Zebra reseller for ordering information. To verify this result, repeat the test on the other surface of the roll of ribbon.
  • Page 27: Printer Setup And Operation

    Install Zebra Setup Utilities ........
  • Page 28: Handling The Printer

    • Model number or product name • Firmware version number Zebra responds to calls by e-mail, telephone, or fax within the time limits set forth in service agreements. If your problem cannot be solved by Zebra Global Customer Support, you may need to return your equipment for servicing and will be given specific directions.
  • Page 29: Ship The Printer

    Printer Setup and Operation Handling the Printer Ship the Printer Zebra is not responsible for any damages incurred during shipment if an approved shipping container is not used. Shipping the units improperly can possibly void the warranty. If you must ship the printer: •...
  • Page 30: Select A Location For The Printer

    Printer Setup and Operation Select a Location for the Printer Select a Location for the Printer Select a location for the printer that meets these conditions: • Surface: The surface where the printer will be located must be solid, level, and of sufficient size and strength to hold the printer.
  • Page 31: Select A Print Mode

    Printer Setup and Operation Select a Print Mode Select a Print Mode Use a print mode that matches the media being used and the printer options available. The media path is the same for roll and fanfold media. To set the printer to use an available print mode, see PRINT MODE on page 111.
  • Page 32: Load The Media

    You are not required to turn off the printer power when working near an open printhead, but Zebra recommends it as a precaution. If you turn off the power, you will lose all temporary settings, such as label formats, and you must reload them before you resume printing.
  • Page 33 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media Remove and discard any tags or labels that are torn or dirty or that are held by adhesives or tape. Insert roll or fanfold media into the printer. Roll Media Place the roll of media on the media supply spindle. Push the roll as far back as it will go. Fanfold Media Fanfold media can be stored behind or under the printer.
  • Page 34 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media In which print mode will your printer be operating? (For more information on print modes, see Select a Print Mode on page 31.) If using… Then… Continue with TEAR OFF Tear-Off Mode on page Continue with PEEL-OFF APPLICATOR...
  • Page 35: Tear-Off Mode

    Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Tear-Off Mode Tear-Off Mode If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in the section Insert the Media into the Printer on page Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
  • Page 36 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Tear-Off Mode Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide slides all the way out. Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool. From the media spindle ( ), feed the media under the dancer assembly ( ), through the...
  • Page 37 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Tear-Off Mode Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide just touches the edge of the media. Does the media that you are using require ribbon for printing? If you are not sure, see When to Use Ribbon on page If using…...
  • Page 38 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Tear-Off Mode Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place. Close the media door. Set the printer to the appropriate print mode (see PRINT MODE on page 111). Press to exit pause mode and enable printing. PAUSE The printer may perform a label calibration or feed a label, depending on your settings.
  • Page 39: Peel-Off Mode Or Applicator Mode

    Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in the section Insert the Media into the Printer on page If necessary, install the rewind/liner take-up plate in the peel-off position as shown. See Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate on page 207 for instructions.
  • Page 40 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode If desired, slide a core onto the rewind spindle until it is flush against the guide plate. A core is not necessary for liner take-up. Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
  • Page 41 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide slides all the way out. Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
  • Page 42 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode Extend approximately 18 in. (500 mm) of media out of the printer. Remove and discard the labels from this exposed media, leaving just the liner. Feed the liner behind the rewind/liner take-up plate. Remove the hook from the rewind spindle.
  • Page 43 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode Wind the liner around the rewind spindle as shown. Rotate the rewind spindle several turns to tighten the liner and remove any slack. Reinstall the spindle hook over the liner. Insert the long end of the hook into the small hole on the guide plate ( ).
  • Page 44 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide just touches the edge of the media. Does the media that you are using require ribbon for printing? If you are not sure, see When to Use Ribbon on page If using…...
  • Page 45 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Peel-Off Mode or Applicator Mode Close the media door. Set the printer to the appropriate print mode (for more information, see PRINT MODE on page 111). Press to exit pause mode and enable printing. PAUSE The printer may perform a label calibration or feed a label, depending on your settings.
  • Page 46: Rewind Mode

    Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Rewind Mode If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in the section Insert the Media into the Printer on page If necessary, install the rewind/liner take-up plate in the rewind position as shown. See Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate on page 207 for instructions.
  • Page 47 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Slide a core onto the rewind spindle until it is flush against the guide plate. Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool. Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever upward.
  • Page 48 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide slides all the way out. Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool. From the media spindle ( ), feed the media under the dancer assembly ( ), through the...
  • Page 49 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Extend approximately 18 in. (500 mm) of media out of the printer. Feed the media over the rewind/liner take-up plate. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 50 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Wind the media around the rewind spindle as shown. Rotate the rewind spindle several turns to tighten the media and remove any slack. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide just touches the edge of the media.
  • Page 51 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Does the media that you are using require ribbon for printing? If you are not sure, see When to Use Ribbon on page If using… Then… Direct Thermal media (no ribbon needed) Continue with step Thermal Transfer media (ribbon needed)
  • Page 52 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Rewind Mode Set the printer to Rewind mode (for more information, see PRINT MODE on page 111). Press to exit pause mode and enable printing. PAUSE The printer may perform a label calibration or feed a label, depending on your settings. For best results, calibrate the printer.
  • Page 53: Cutter Mode Or Delayed Cut Mode

    Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in the section Insert the Media into the Printer on page Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
  • Page 54 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide slides all the way out. Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
  • Page 55 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode Caution • The cutter blade is sharp. Do not touch or rub the blade with your fingers. Feed the media through the cutter. Rotate the media guide adjustment knob as shown until the media guide just touches the edge of the media.
  • Page 56 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode Does the media that you are using require ribbon for printing? If you are not sure, see When to Use Ribbon on page If using… Then… Direct Thermal media (no ribbon needed) Continue with step Thermal Transfer media (ribbon needed)
  • Page 57 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Media—Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode Close the media door. Set the printer to the appropriate print mode (for more information, see PRINT MODE on page 111). Press to exit pause mode and enable printing. PAUSE The printer may perform a label calibration or feed a label, depending on your settings.
  • Page 58: Load The Ribbon

    You are not required to turn off the printer power when working near an open printhead, but Zebra recommends it as a precaution. If you turn off the power, you will lose all temporary settings, such as label formats, and you must reload them before you resume printing.
  • Page 59 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Ribbon Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool. Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever upward. Place the roll of ribbon on the ribbon supply spindle with the loose end of the ribbon unrolling as shown.
  • Page 60 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Ribbon Bring the ribbon under the printhead assembly and around its left side, as shown. With the ribbon tracking as far back as it can under the printhead assembly, wrap the ribbon around the ribbon take-up spindle. Rotate the spindle several turns in the direction shown to tighten and align the ribbon.
  • Page 61 Printer Setup and Operation Load the Ribbon Is media already loaded in the printer? If... Then... Continue with Load the Media on page 32 to load media in the printer. Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place. Close the media door.
  • Page 62: Install The Printer Driver And Connect The Printer To The Computer

    Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer In this section, you are shown how to use the Zebra Setup Utilities program to prepare a ® computer running Microsoft Windows for the printer driver before connecting the printer to any of the computer’s data communication interfaces.
  • Page 63 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer You are prompted to read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). If you agree with the terms of the EULA, click ACCEPT AND BEGIN DOWNLOAD NOW Depending on your browser, you are given options to run or save the executable file.
  • Page 64 Run the executable file. If your computer prompts you for permission to run the file, click the appropriate button to allow it to run. What the computer displays next depends on whether Zebra Setup Utilities was already installed. Follow the instructions based on what your computer prompts you to do.
  • Page 65 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer New Installations of Zebra Setup Utilities Click Next. You are prompted again to read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). If you agree with the terms of the EULA, check the box that says I accept the terms of the license agreement Click Next.
  • Page 66 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer Change the destination folder, if necessary, and then click Next. You are prompted to select a location for program shortcuts. Change the location, if desired, and then click Next. You are prompted to complete the InstallAware wizard.
  • Page 67 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer Updating Existing Installations of Zebra Setup Utilities Click Next. You are prompted to choose the features that you would like to install. Click Next. You are prompted to complete the InstallAware wizard.
  • Page 68 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer Continuing with New or Updated Installations Click Next. Installation begins. During installation, you are presented with information about drivers. Read the information, and then check the box that says “I have read the information above”.
  • Page 69 Check the box that says “Run Zebra Setup Utilities now.” Click Finish. What the computer displays next depends on whether any Zebra printer drivers are already installed on your computer. Follow the instructions based on what your computer displays. If your computer...
  • Page 70 Continue with USB port Connecting the printer to a USB port on your computer on page Continue with Serial or optional Adding a Printer from the Zebra Setup Utilities Screen on page parallel port P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide 5/22/17...
  • Page 71: Connect A Computer To The Printer's Usb Port

    To connect the printer to your computer by USB, complete these steps: Running the System Prepare Wizard If you are at the Zebra Setup Utilities screen, you do not need to complete this section. Continue with Connecting the printer to a USB port on your computer on page The first time that you install the Zebra Setup Utilities program and printer drivers, you are prompted to follow the System Prepare Wizard.
  • Page 72 Complete the steps in this section only after the System Prepare Wizard prompts you to do so or after you have opened the Zebra Setup Utilities program. If necessary, complete the steps in Install Zebra Setup Utilities on page 62 before continuing.
  • Page 73 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—USB Connect one end of the USB cord to the USB port on your printer and the other end to your computer. Plug the female end of the A/C power cord into the A/C power connector on the back of the printer.
  • Page 74 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—USB Turn on ( ) the printer. As the printer boots up, your computer completes the driver installation and recognizes your printer. The installation for the USB connection is complete. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 75: Connect A Computer To The Printer's Serial Or Parallel Port

    To connect the printer to your computer by USB, complete these steps: If you are at the Zebra Setup Utilities screen, you do not need to complete this section. Continue with Adding a Printer from the Zebra Setup Utilities Screen on page...
  • Page 76 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Select “Other computer ports (Parallel Port, Serial Port, TCP-IP Port, ...), and then click Next. The new printer wizard prompts you to begin the installation procedure. Click Finish.
  • Page 77 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Click Next. You are prompted to select an installation option. Continue with step 6 on page 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 78 Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Adding a Printer from the Zebra Setup Utilities Screen Figure 11 • Zebra Setup Utilities Screen On the Zebra Setup Utilities screen, click Install New Printer. You are prompted to select an installation option. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 79 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Click Install Printer. You are prompted to select a printer type. Select your printer model and resolution. The model and resolution are on a part number sticker on the printer, usually located below the media spindle.
  • Page 80 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Click Next. You are prompted to launch other setup wizards. Check the desired options, and then click Finish. The printer driver is installed. If you are prompted that other programs might be affected, click Next.
  • Page 81 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Connecting the printer to a serial or parallel port on your computer Connect one or both cords to the appropriate ports on your printer. Serial Connector Parallel Connector Connect the other end of the cord to the appropriate port on your computer.
  • Page 82 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Serial or Parallel Turn on ( ) the printer. The printer boots up. Configuring the printer (if necessary) If necessary, adjust the printer’s port settings to match those of your computer. For more information, see PORTS on page 104.
  • Page 83: Connect To Your Network Through The Printer's Ethernet Port

    Local Area Network (LAN) through the printer’s wired print server. For additional information about Zebra print servers, refer to the ZebraNet Wired and Wireless Print Server User Guide. To download the latest version of this guide, go to http://www.zebra.com/zt600-info.
  • Page 84 If the printer’s IP address is... Then... Continue with 0.0.0.0 Configuring the printer with your LAN information (if necessary) on page 000.000.000.000 Continue with any other value Adding a Printer from the Zebra Setup Utilities Screen on page P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide 5/22/17...
  • Page 85 Connect a Computer to the Printer’s Serial or Parallel Port on page Configure the following printer settings. You can change the values through the Zebra Setup Utilities (click Configure Printer Connectivity on the Zebra Setup Utilities screen) or by the ways listed at the following links. Contact your network administrator for the proper values for your network.
  • Page 86 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Ethernet Adding a Printer from the Zebra Setup Utilities Screen If necessary, open the Zebra Setup Utilities program. The Zebra Setup Utilities screen displays. Figure 12 • Zebra Setup Utilities Screen Click Install New Printer.
  • Page 87 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Ethernet Click Next. You are prompted to select an installation option. Click Install Printer. You are prompted to select a printer type. Select your printer model and resolution. The model and resolution are on a part number sticker on the printer, usually located below the media spindle.
  • Page 88 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Ethernet Click Next. You are notified that the printer is already installed. Click Add new printer. You are prompted for a printer name, the port to which the printer will be connected, and the language for the printer display.
  • Page 89 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Ethernet Give the port a name that you can recognize when it appears in the list of available ports. Enter the printer’s IP address. This could be one that was assigned automatically or one that you specified manually in the previous section.
  • Page 90 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Ethernet Check the desired options, and then click Finish. The printer driver is installed. If you are prompted that other programs might be affected, click the appropriate option to continue. The installation for wired (Ethernet) connections is complete.
  • Page 91: Connect The Printer To Your Wireless Network

    Connect a Computer to the Printer’s Serial or Parallel Port on page Configure the following printer settings. You can change the values through the Zebra Setup Utilities (click Configure Printer Connectivity on the Zebra Setup Utilities screen) or by the ways listed at the following links. Contact your network administrator for the proper values for your network.
  • Page 92 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Wireless Adding a Printer from the Zebra Setup Utilities Screen If necessary, open the Zebra Setup Utilities program. The Zebra Setup Utilities screen displays. Figure 13 • Zebra Setup Utilities Screen Click Install New Printer.
  • Page 93 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Wireless Click Next. You are prompted to select an installation option. Click Install Printer. You are prompted to select a printer type. Select your printer model and resolution. The model and resolution are on a part number sticker on the printer, usually located below the media spindle.
  • Page 94 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Wireless Click Next. You are notified that the printer is already installed. Click Add new printer. You are prompted for a printer name, the port to which the printer will be connected, and the language for the printer display.
  • Page 95 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Wireless Give the port a name that you can recognize when it appears in the list of available ports. Enter the printer’s IP address. This could be one that was assigned automatically or one that you specified manually in the previous section.
  • Page 96 Printer Setup and Operation Install the Printer Driver and Connect the Printer to the Computer—Wireless Check the desired options, and then click Finish. The printer driver is installed. If you are prompted that other programs might be affected, click the appropriate option to continue. The installation for wireless communication is complete.
  • Page 97: Print A Test Label And Make Adjustments

    To print a test label and adjust the printer (if necessary), complete these steps: Open the Zebra Setup Utilities to return to the Zebra Setup Utilities screen. Click on one of the available print drivers for your printer.
  • Page 98 Printer Setup and Operation Print a Test Label and Make Adjustments Click Send to print a printer configuration label. If your connection is working correctly and your printer is correctly loaded with media and ribbon (if used), a printer configuration label prints. Figure 14 •...
  • Page 99 You may use print quality is acceptable ZebraDesigner™, which you can download from http://www.zebra.com. Close the Tools window and make sure that you The label did not print selected the correct printer driver before you click Open Printer Tools.
  • Page 100 Printer Setup and Operation Print a Test Label and Make Adjustments ___________________________________________________________________ Notes • __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide 5/22/17...
  • Page 101: Printer Configuration And Adjustment

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment This section assists you with configuration of and adjustments to the printer. Contents Adjust Printer Settings ..........102 Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors .
  • Page 102: Adjust Printer Settings

    • The printer’s web pages when the printer has an active wired or wireless print server connection See the ZebraNet Wired and Wireless Print Servers User Guide for more information. Copies of the referenced manuals are available at http://www.zebra.com/manuals. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide...
  • Page 103 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings User Menus The following are the printer’s user menus and the menu items that appear in each. Click any menu item to go to its description. For navigation instructions, see Navigating through Screens in the Standard Display on page SETTINGS TOOLS NETWORK...
  • Page 104: Sensor Type

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE SENSORS PORTS BLUETOOTH — LANGUAGE** — SENSOR TYPE — BAUD RATE — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — COMMAND LANGUAGE — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL** — DATA BITS — MODE — COMMAND CHAR — PRINT INFORMATION** — PARITY —...
  • Page 105: Darkness

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > DARKNESS SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 106: Print Speed

    Select the speed, in inches per second (ips), for printing a label. Slower print speeds typically yield better print quality. ZT610 203 dpi = Accepted values: ZT610 300 dpi = ZT610 600 dpi = 1 to ZT620 203 dpi = ZT620 300 dpi = Related ZPL command(s): media.speed...
  • Page 107: Media Type

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > MEDIA TYPE SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 108: Print Method

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > PRINT METHOD SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 109: Tear Off

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > TEAR OFF SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 110: Print Width

    This setting can affect the horizontal position of the label format if the image was inverted using the ^POI ZPL II command. ZT610 203 dpi = 0002 ZT610 300 dpi = 0002 1248...
  • Page 111: Print Mode

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > PRINT MODE SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 112: Label Top

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > LABEL TOP SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 113: Left Position

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > LEFT POSITION SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 114: Reprint Mode

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > REPRINT MODE SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 115: Label Length Max

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > LABEL LENGTH MAX SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 116 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings Related ZPL command(s): ezpl.label_length_max SGD command used: View and Modify Printer Settings > Media Setup > Maximum Length Printer web page: P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide 5/22/17...
  • Page 117: Cover Open Light

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > COVER OPEN LIGHT SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 118: Media Path Lights

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > MEDIA PATH LIGHTS SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 119: Ribbon Path Lights

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS > RIBBON PATH LIGHTS SETTINGS — DARKNESS — PRINT SPEED — MEDIA TYPE — PRINT METHOD — TEAR OFF — PRINT WIDTH — PRINT MODE — LABEL TOP — LEFT POSITION — REPRINT MODE —...
  • Page 120: Sensor Profile

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > PRINT INFORMATION TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 121 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SETTINGS: Related ZPL command(s): NETWORK: SENSOR PROFILE: Others: SETTINGS and NETWORK: Do one of the following: Control panel key(s): Hold during printer power-up. (Formerly called a CANCEL • CANCEL self test. Hold for 2 seconds when the printer is in the Ready •...
  • Page 122: Idle Display

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > IDLE DISPLAY TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 123: Power Up Action

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > POWER UP ACTION TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 124: Head Close Action

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > HEAD CLOSE ACTION TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 125: Load Defaults

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > LOAD DEFAULTS TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 126 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings FACTORY: Hold during printer power-up to reset the printer Control panel key(s): FEED PAUSE parameters to factory values. (Formerly called a FEED + PAUSE self test.) NETWORK: Hold during printer power-up to reset the CANCEL PAUSE network parameters to factory values.
  • Page 127: Media/Ribbon Cal

    View and Modify Printer Settings > Calibration Do not change these settings unless you are told to do so Important • by Zebra Technical Support or by an authorized service technician. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 128: Diagnostic Mode

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > DIAGNOSTIC MODE TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 129: Energy Star

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > ENERGY STAR TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 130: Config Info To Usb

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > CONFIG INFO TO USB TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR —...
  • Page 131: Zbi Enabled

    APPLCTR ERR: PAUSE — PRINT TEST FORMAT Zebra Basic Interpreter (ZBI 2.0™) is a programming option that may be purchased for your printer. If you would like to purchase this option, contact your Zebra reseller for more information. (identifies if the ZBI 2.0 option is enabled or disabled on the zbi.key...
  • Page 132: Run Zbi Program

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > RUN ZBI PROGRAM TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 133: Stop Zbi Program

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > STOP ZBI PROGRAM TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 134: Print Usb File

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > PRINT USB FILE TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 135 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > COPY USB FILE TO E: TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR —...
  • Page 136: Store E: File To Usb

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > STORE E: FILE TO USB TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR —...
  • Page 137: Print Station

    For more information about using the command or the SGD commands related to this feature, refer to the Zebra Programming Guide. You can download a copy of the manual from http://www.zebra.com/manuals/. (must be set to ON) usb.host.keyboard_input...
  • Page 138: Password Protect

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > PASSWORD PROTECT TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 139: Applctr Err: Pause

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > APPLCTR ERR: PAUSE TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 140: Print Test Format

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings TOOLS > PRINT TEST FORMAT TOOLS — PRINT INFORMATION — IDLE DISPLAY — POWER UP ACTION — HEAD CLOSE ACTION — LOAD DEFAULTS — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — DIAGNOSTIC MODE — ENERGY STAR — CONFIG INFO TO USB —...
  • Page 141: Active Print Server

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > ACTIVE PRINT SERVER NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 142: Primary Network

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > PRIMARY NETWORK NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 143: Wired Ip Address

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WIRED IP ADDRESS NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 144: Wired Subnet Mask

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WIRED SUBNET MASK NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 145: Wired Gateway

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WIRED GATEWAY NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 146: Wired Ip Protocol

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WIRED IP PROTOCOL NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 147: Wired Mac Address

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WIRED MAC ADDRESS NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 148: Wlan Ip Address

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WLAN IP ADDRESS NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 149: Wlan Subnet Mask

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WLAN SUBNET MASK NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 150: Wlan Gateway

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WLAN GATEWAY NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 151: Wlan Ip Protocol

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WLAN IP PROTOCOL NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 152: Wlan Mac Address

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > WLAN MAC ADDRESS NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 153: Essid

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > ESSID NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 154: Channel

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > CHANNEL NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 155: Signal

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > SIGNAL NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 156 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > IP PORT NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 157: Ip Alternate Port

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > IP ALTERNATE PORT NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 158: Reset Network

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings NETWORK > RESET NETWORK NETWORK — ACTIVE PRINT SERVER — PRIMARY NETWORK — WIRED IP ADDRESS — WIRED SUBNET MASK — WIRED GATEWAY — WIRED IP PROTOCOL — WIRED MAC ADDRESS — WLAN IP ADDRESS —...
  • Page 159: Visibility Agent

    LOAD DEFAULTS When the printer is connected to a wired or wireless network, it will attempt to connect to Zebra’s Asset Visibility Service via the Cloud-based Zebra Printer Connector using an encrypted, certificate-authenticated web socket connection. The printer sends Discovery Data and Settings and Alerts Data.
  • Page 160: Rfid Status

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID STATUS RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 161: Rfid Calibrate

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID CALIBRATE RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 162: Read Rfid Data

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > READ RFID DATA RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 163: Rfid Test

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID TEST RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 164: Rfid Program Pos

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID PROGRAM POS. RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 165: Rfid Antenna

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID ANTENNA RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 166: Rfid Read Power

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID READ POWER RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 167: Rfid Write Power

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID WRITE POWER RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 168: Rfid Valid Count

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID VALID COUNT RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 169: Rfid Void Count

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings RFID > RFID VOID COUNT RFID — RFID STATUS — RFID CALIBRATE — READ RFID DATA — RFID TEST — RFID PROGRAM POS. — RFID ANTENNA — RFID READ POWER — RFID WRITE POWER —...
  • Page 170: Language

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > LANGUAGE LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE If necessary, change the language that the printer displays. This change affects the words shown on the following: •...
  • Page 171: Command Language

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > COMMAND LANGUAGE LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE View or select the appropriate command language. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 172: Command Char

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > COMMAND CHAR LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE The format command prefix is a two-digit hex value used as a parameter place marker in ZPL/ZPL II format instructions.
  • Page 173: Control Char

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > CONTROL CHAR LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE The printer looks for this two-digit hex character to indicate the start of a ZPL/ZPL II control instruction.
  • Page 174: Delimiter Char

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > DELIMITER CHAR LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE The delimiter character is a two-digit hex value used as a parameter place marker in ZPL/ZPL II format instructions.
  • Page 175: Zpl Mode

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > ZPL MODE LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE Select the mode that matches what is used in your label formats. This printer accepts label formats written in either ZPL or ZPL II, eliminating the need to rewrite any ZPL formats that already exist.
  • Page 176: Virtual Device

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings LANGUAGE > VIRTUAL DEVICE LANGUAGE — LANGUAGE — COMMAND LANGUAGE — COMMAND CHAR — CONTROL CHAR — DELIMITER CHAR — ZPL MODE — VIRTUAL DEVICE If any Virtual Device apps are installed on your printer, you may view or enable/disable them from this user menu.
  • Page 177 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SENSORS > SENSOR TYPE SENSORS — SENSOR TYPE — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — PRINT INFORMATION — SELF ADJUST SENSOR — LABEL SENSOR — TAKE LABEL Select the media sensor that is appropriate for the media that you are using. The reflective sensor typically is used only for black mark media.
  • Page 178 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings SENSORS > SELF ADJUST SENSOR SENSORS — SENSOR TYPE — MEDIA/RIBBON CAL — PRINT INFORMATION — SELF ADJUST SENSOR — LABEL SENSOR — TAKE LABEL Enable this setting to have the printer attempt to detect media settings automatically. You may still need to manually calibrate the printer if this setting does not detect your media correctly.
  • Page 179 Set the sensitivity of the label sensor. This value is set during sensor calibration. Do not change this setting unless you Important • are told to do so by Zebra Technical Support or by an authorized service technician. Accepted values: ezpl.label_sensor SGD command used: View and Modify Printer Settings >...
  • Page 180 Set the intensity of the take label LED. This value is set during sensor calibration. Do not change this setting unless you Important • are told to do so by Zebra Technical Support or by an authorized service technician. Accepted values: ezpl.take_label SGD command used: View and Modify Printer Settings >...
  • Page 181 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings PORTS > BAUD RATE PORTS — BAUD RATE — DATA BITS — PARITY — HOST HANDSHAKE — Select the baud value that matches the one being used by the host computer. • 115200 Accepted values: •...
  • Page 182 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings PORTS > DATA BITS PORTS — BAUD RATE — DATA BITS — PARITY — HOST HANDSHAKE — Select the data bits value that matches the one being used by the host computer. Accepted values: Related ZPL command(s): comm.data_bits SGD command used:...
  • Page 183 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings PORTS > PARITY PORTS — BAUD RATE — DATA BITS — PARITY — HOST HANDSHAKE — Select the parity value that matches the one being used by the host computer. • NONE Accepted values: •...
  • Page 184 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings PORTS > HOST HANDSHAKE PORTS — BAUD RATE — DATA BITS — PARITY — HOST HANDSHAKE — Select the handshake protocol that matches the one being used by the host computer. • XON/XOFF Accepted values: •...
  • Page 185 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings PORTS > WML PORTS — BAUD RATE — DATA BITS — PARITY — HOST HANDSHAKE — WML View the Wireless Markup Language (WML) version. This value cannot be changed. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 186 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings BLUETOOTH > BLUETOOTH ADDRESS BLUETOOTH — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — MODE — DISCOVERY — CONNECTED — BT SPEC VERSION — MIN SECURITY MODE View the printer’s Bluetooth Device Address bluetooth.address SGD command used: P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 187 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings BLUETOOTH > MODE BLUETOOTH — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — MODE — DISCOVERY — CONNECTED — BT SPEC VERSION — MIN SECURITY MODE View the Bluetooth connection pair printer’s device type—Slave (typical) or Master. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 188 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings BLUETOOTH > DISCOVERY BLUETOOTH — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — MODE — DISCOVERY — CONNECTED — BT SPEC VERSION — MIN SECURITY MODE Select if the printer is “Discoverable” for Bluetooth device pairing. ON—Enables Bluetooth discoverable mode. •...
  • Page 189 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings BLUETOOTH > CONNECTED BLUETOOTH — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — MODE — DISCOVERY — CONNECTED — BT SPEC VERSION — MIN SECURITY MODE View the Bluetooth connection status to its paired device (Yes or No). 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 190 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings BLUETOOTH > BT SPEC VERSION BLUETOOTH — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — MODE — DISCOVERY — CONNECTED — BT SPEC VERSION — MIN SECURITY MODE View the Bluetooth operational specification level. bluetooth.radio_version SGD command used: P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 191 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust Printer Settings BLUETOOTH > MIN SECURITY MODE BLUETOOTH — BLUETOOTH ADDRESS — MODE — DISCOVERY — CONNECTED — BT SPEC VERSION — MIN SECURITY MODE View the printer’s Bluetooth minimum level of applied security. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 192: Calibrate The Ribbon And Media Sensors

    CANCEL • Send the ezpl.manual_calibration SGD command to the printer. See the Zebra Programming Guide for more information about this command. • Navigate to the following menu item on the control panel display. This item is located under the TOOLS menu and the SENSORS menu. Press...
  • Page 193 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors The printer does the following: • The STATUS light and SUPPLIES light flash yellow once. • The PAUSE light blinks yellow. • The control panel displays: LOAD BACKING REMOVE RIBBON Caution •...
  • Page 194 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors Remove the exposed labels so that only the liner remains. Pull the media into the printer so that only the backing is over the green light on the lower part of the media sensor. Remove the ribbon (if used).
  • Page 195 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place. Press to begin the media calibration process. PAUSE • The PAUSE light turns off. • The SUPPLIES light flashes. •...
  • Page 196 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever upward. Pull the media forward until a label is positioned under the media sensors. Reload the ribbon (if used). Close the printhead. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 197 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors Close the media door. Press to enable printing. PAUSE 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 198: Adjust The Printhead Pressure And Toggle Position

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position The printhead pressure toggles can be adjusted to create more or less pressure, as needed. They can also be moved from side to side to adjust the pressure in certain areas. If the toggles are not positioned correctly or adjusted to apply the correct pressure, the following types of issues may result: •...
  • Page 199 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position Toggle Position Adjustment To adjust the printhead toggle positions, complete these steps: 1. Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever to lessen the pressure on the toggles. 2.
  • Page 200 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position 3. Reposition the toggle as necessary to provide even pressure on the media. For extremely narrow media, position the inside toggle over the center of the media, and decrease the pressure on the outside toggle.
  • Page 201 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position Printhead Pressure Adjustment If positioning the toggles properly does not solve a print quality or other issue, try adjusting the printhead pressure. Maximize printhead life by using the lowest pressure that produces the desired print quality.
  • Page 202 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position 4. To make adjustments to the printhead pressure, loosen the upper knurled nut on the toggle to be adjusted. 5. Increase or decrease the pressure by rotating the lower nut. Increase pressure Decrease pressure 6.
  • Page 203 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Printhead Pressure and Toggle Position 7. If necessary, reinitiate the PRINT LINE option of PRINT TEST FORMAT on page 140. 8. While printing labels, use the control panel to raise the darkness setting until the labels are again printing black instead of gray.
  • Page 204: Adjust The Sensor Position

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Adjust the Sensor Position Adjust the Sensor Position The transmissive media sensor assembly consists of two parts: a light source and a light sensor. The lower part of the media sensor is the light source, and the upper part of the media sensor is the light sensor.
  • Page 205: Remove Used Ribbon

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Remove Used Ribbon Remove Used Ribbon At minimum, remove used ribbon from the ribbon take-up spindle each time you change the roll of ribbon. With ribbon that is half or less the width of the printhead, remove used ribbon each time you load a new roll of media.
  • Page 206 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Remove Used Ribbon After the ribbon release bars have pivoted down, if possible, turn the ribbon take-up spindle one full to the right to help loosen the ribbon on the spindle. Slide the used ribbon off of the ribbon take-up spindle and discard. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 207: Install The Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate The rewind/liner take-up plate is used in different positions for Rewind mode versus Peel mode or Applicator Mode. Peel Mode/Applicator Mode To install the rewind/liner take-up plate for Peel mode or Applicator mode: Loosen the knurled nut ( ) on the outside stud on the printer’s base.
  • Page 208 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate Align the large hole of the keyhole in the rewind/peel plate over the knurled nut, and then slide the plate down until it hits the studs. Tighten the knurled nut. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 209: Rewind Mode

    Printer Configuration and Adjustment Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate Rewind Mode To install the rewind/liner take-up plate for Rewind mode: Locate the four mounting slots for the rewind/liner take-up plate. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 210 Printer Configuration and Adjustment Install the Rewind/Liner Take-Up Plate Locate the four mounting tabs on the rewind/liner take-up plate. Insert the mounting tabs of the rewind plate into the mounting slots of the printer, and then slide the rewind plate to the left until it will not go any farther. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 211: Routine Maintenance

    Routine Maintenance This section provides routine cleaning and maintenance procedures. Contents Cleaning Schedule and Procedures........212 Clean the Exterior, the Media Compartment, and the Sensors .
  • Page 212: Cleaning Schedule And Procedures

    Air blow Once every six months. * Zebra recommends using the Preventive Maintenance Kit (p/n 47362 or p/n 105950-035 - multipack). In place of this kit, you may use a clean swab dipped in 99.7% isopropyl alcohol. For 600 dpi printers, use Save-a-Printhead cleaning film. This specially coated material removes contamination buildup without damaging the printhead.
  • Page 213: Clean The Exterior, The Media Compartment, And The Sensors

    You may clean the exterior surfaces of the printer with a lint-free cloth and a small amount of a mild detergent, if necessary. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents. Zebra is not responsible for damage caused by the use of cleaning fluids on this Important •...
  • Page 214: Clean The Printhead And Platen Roller

    You are not required to turn off the printer power when working near an open printhead, but Zebra recommends it as a precaution. If you turn off the power, you will lose all temporary settings, such as label formats, and you must reload them before you resume printing.
  • Page 215 Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever upward. Remove the ribbon (if used) and the media. Using the swab from a Zebra Preventive Maintenance Kit, wipe along the brown strip on the printhead assembly from end to end. In place of the Preventive Maintenance Kit, you may use a clean swab dipped in 99.7% isopropyl alcohol.
  • Page 216 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures While manually rotating the platen roller, clean it thoroughly with the swab. Allow the solvent to evaporate. Reload the ribbon (if used) and the media. For instructions, see Load the Ribbon on page 58 Load the Media on page Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place.
  • Page 217 If performing this procedure does not improve print quality, try cleaning the Note • printhead with Save-A-Printhead cleaning film. This specially coated material removes contamination buildup without damaging the printhead. Call your authorized Zebra reseller for more information. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide...
  • Page 218: Clean The Cutter Module

    Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Clean the Cutter Module If the cutter is not cutting the labels cleanly or if it jams with labels, clean the cutter blades. Caution • For personnel safety, always power off and unplug the printer before performing this procedure.
  • Page 219 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Remove the cutter catch tray (if used). Loosen and remove the thumbscrew and lock washer on the cutter shield. 5/22/17 ZT600 Series™ User Guide P1088680-001...
  • Page 220 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Caution • The cutter blade is sharp. Do not touch or rub the blade with your fingers. Remove the cutter shield. Is the cutter blade fully exposed? Blade in lowered position Blade fully exposed If the blade is…...
  • Page 221 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Important • This part of the procedure should be performed only by experienced users and only when the cutter blade is not fully exposed for cleaning, as shown in the previous step. Remove the cutter mounting screw. 8-a.
  • Page 222 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures On the back of the cutter module, rotate the cutter motor thumbscrew to fully 8-c. expose the cutter blade. If you disconnected the wires that connect the cutter module to the printer, 8-d. reconnect them. Align the cutter assembly tabs ( ) and cutter cover tabs ( ) with the corresponding...
  • Page 223 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Slide the cutter module to the left, and then reinstall the cutter mounting screw. 8-f. Continue with step 8-g. Using the swab from the Preventive Maintenance Kit (part number 47362), wipe along the upper cutting surface ( ) and the cutter blade ( ).
  • Page 224 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Caution • The cutter blade is sharp. For operator safety, replace the cutter shield. Replace the cutter shield and secure it with the thumbscrew and lock washer that you removed earlier. Reinstall the media. Close the media door.
  • Page 225 Routine Maintenance Cleaning Schedule and Procedures Plug the printer into its power source, and then turn on ( ) the printer. The cutter blade returns to its operating position. Reinstall the cutter catch tray (if used). If the cutter continues to perform unsatisfactorily, contact an authorized service technician.
  • Page 226: Replacing Printer Components

    For optimal printing quality and proper printer performance across our product line, Zebra strongly recommends the use of genuine Zebra™ supplies as part of the total solution. Specifically, the ZT600 Series printers are designed to work only with genuine Zebra™...
  • Page 227: Diagnostics And Troubleshooting

    This section provides diagnostic tests and other information that may help you to optimize printing or to troubleshoot issues with your printer. For videos of some common procedures, go to http://www.zebra.com/zt600-info. Contents QR Codes and QuickHelp Pages......... . 228 Judging Barcode Quality .
  • Page 228: Qr Codes And Quickhelp Pages

    The printer displays a QuickHelp page specific to that error message. This page includes a QR code, such as this. 2. Scan the QR code with a smartphone. Your phone accesses either a video specific to that error message or the Zebra support page for your printer. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 229: Judging Barcode Quality

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Judging Barcode Quality Judging Barcode Quality Figure 18 shows how printer settings such as darkness and print speed can affect the quality of barcodes. Set the print darkness to the lowest setting that provides good print quality. Tests such as the Print Test Format Option on page 232 and the...
  • Page 230 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Judging Barcode Quality “In-Spec” The “in-spec” barcode can only be confirmed by a verifier, but it should exhibit some visible characteristics. • The normal barcode will have complete, even bars and clear, distinct spaces. • The rotated barcode will have complete, even bars and clear, distinct spaces. Although it may not look as good as a slightly dark barcode, the barcode will be “in-spec.”...
  • Page 231: Printer Diagnostic Tests

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests Printer Diagnostic Tests Diagnostic tests provide specific information about the condition of the printer and its components. The resulting printouts provide information that helps to determine the optimal operating conditions for the printer as well as to troubleshoot any issues. Important •...
  • Page 232: Print Test Format Option

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Print Test Format Option Print Test Format Option The option PRINT TEST FORMAT on page 140 can be used to print various labels that can assist you with troubleshooting or with making adjustments to your printer. This section describes the selections for this option.
  • Page 233 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Print Test Format Option FIRST DOT LOCATION The printer prints an image to assist you with adjusting the position of the image on your labels, if necessary. The lines on the image print from the label top and left edge to identify what should be the top-left corner of the label.
  • Page 234: Print Line

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Print Test Format Option PRINT LINE The printer initiates a test sequence that prints an ink/printhead test image multiple times and at varying speeds. These test labels can be used when making adjustments to the printer’s mechanical assemblies or to determine if any printhead elements are not working.
  • Page 235: Image Compression

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Print Test Format Option IMAGE COMPRESSION The printer prints an image with diagonal lines, circles, and hash marks at regular intervals around the edges of the image to assist with issues regarding compression or stretching of an image.
  • Page 236 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Print Test Format Option ELEMENT OUT The printer prints a horizontal image designed to show if a printhead element is not functioning. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™ User Guide 5/22/17...
  • Page 237: Optimal Darkness And Speed Test

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Optimal Darkness and Speed Test Optimal Darkness and Speed Test (This test was formerly called the FEED self test.) Different types of media may require different darkness settings. This section contains a simple but effective method for determining the ideal darkness for printing barcodes that are within specifications.
  • Page 238 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Optimal Darkness and Speed Test Note the relative darkness value and the print speed printed on the best test label. Add or subtract the relative darkness value from the darkness value specified on the configuration label. The resulting numeric value is the best darkness value for that specific label/ribbon combination and print speed.
  • Page 239: Communication Diagnostics Test

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Communication Diagnostics Test Communication Diagnostics Test The communication diagnostics test is a troubleshooting tool for checking the interconnection between the printer and the host computer. When the printer is in diagnostics mode, it prints all data received from the host computer as straight ASCII characters with the hex values below the ASCII text.
  • Page 240: Sensor Profile

    FEED + CANCEL turns off. Using ZPL Send the ~JG command to the printer. See the Zebra Programming Guide for more information about this command. Using the control panel Navigate to the following item under the SENSORS menu.
  • Page 241 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Printer Diagnostic Tests—Sensor Profile Ribbon Sensor Profile (Figure 21) The line labeled ) on the sensor profile RIBBON indicates the ribbon sensor readings. The ribbon sensor threshold setting is indicated by ). If the ribbon readings are below the threshold value, the printer does not acknowledge that ribbon is loaded.
  • Page 242: Troubleshooting

    PAUSE light steady red DATA light steady red The printhead was replaced with one that is not a genuine Zebra™ printhead. Install a genuine Zebra™ printhead to continue. STATUS light flashing red The printer is unable to read the dpi setting of the printhead.
  • Page 243 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Indicator Lights Table 6 • Status of Printer As Shown by Indicator Lights (Continued) Printers with a ZebraNet wired Ethernet option NETWORK light off No Ethernet link is available. NETWORK light steady green A 100 Base link was found. NETWORK light steady yellow A 10 Base link was found.
  • Page 244: Alerts And Error Messages

    Thermal Transfer mode. See PRINT METHOD on page 108. The printhead was replaced Install a genuine Zebra™ PH NOT AUTHENTICATED with one that is not a genuine printhead. REPLACE PRINTHEAD Zebra™ printhead. STATUS light steady red...
  • Page 245: Possible Causes

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Alerts and Error Messages Display/ Possible Causes Recommended Indicator Lights Solutions In thermal transfer mode: Load ribbon correctly. See ALERT Load the Ribbon ribbon is not loaded • RIBBON OUT on page ribbon is loaded incorrectly • Calibrate the printer.
  • Page 246 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Alerts and Error Messages Display/ Possible Causes Recommended Indicator Lights Solutions Caution • The printhead may be hot enough to cause PRINT HEAD OVERTEMP PRINTING HALTED severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool. STATUS light steady yellow The printhead is over Allow the printer to cool.
  • Page 247 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Alerts and Error Messages Display/ Possible Causes Recommended Indicator Lights Solutions Caution • The cutter blade is sharp. Do not touch or CUT ERROR rub the blade with your fingers. STATUS light steady red The cutter blade is in the Turn off the printer power and media path.
  • Page 248: Printing Issues

    Switch to a different type of media or ribbon combination of media and to try to find a compatible combination. ribbon for your application. If necessary, consult your authorized Zebra reseller or distributor for information and advice. Incorrect printhead pressure.
  • Page 249: Poor Print Quality

    Switch to a different type of media or ribbon combination of labels and to try to find a compatible combination. ribbon for your application. If necessary, consult your authorized Zebra reseller or distributor for information and advice. The printer is set at an incorrect For optimal print quality, set the darkness to the darkness level.
  • Page 250: Missing Print

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Printing Issues Missing Print Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution Long tracks of missing Print element damaged. Call a service technician. print on several labels Wrinkled ribbon. See wrinkled ribbon causes and solutions in Ribbon Issues on page 252.
  • Page 251 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Printing Issues Vertical image or label The printer is using Set the printer for the correct media type drift non-continuous labels but is (gap/notch, continuous, or mark—see MEDIA configured in continuous mode. TYPE on page 107) and calibrate the printer, if necessary (see Calibrate the Ribbon and Media Sensors on page...
  • Page 252: Ribbon Issues

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Ribbon Issues Ribbon Issues For videos of some common procedures, go to http://www.zebra.com/zt600-info. Broken Ribbon Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution Broken or melted Darkness setting too high. Reduce the darkness setting. See ribbon DARKNESS on page 105 for how to change the darkness setting.
  • Page 253 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Ribbon Issues Ribbon Detection Issues Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution The printer does not The printer may have been Make sure that ribbon is loaded correctly so detect when the ribbon calibrated without ribbon or that it can be detected by the ribbon sensor. runs out.
  • Page 254: Rfid Issues

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—RFID Issues RFID Issues For more information about RFID, refer to the RFID Programming Guide 3. A copy of the manual is available at http://www.zebra.com/manuals. Printer Stops at RFID Inlay Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution The printer stops at the...
  • Page 255 If the problem persists, you may have a bad RFID reader or a loose connection between the RFID reader and the printer. Contact Technical Support or an authorized Zebra RFID service technician for assistance. Radio frequency (RF) Do one or more of the following as necessary:...
  • Page 256 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—RFID Issues Other RFID Issues Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution RFID parameters do The printer was powered Wait at least 10 seconds after turning the printer not appear in Setup off ( ) and then back on ( ) too power off before turning it back on.
  • Page 257: Communications Issues

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Communications Issues Communications Issues Label Formats Not Recognized Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution The communication Check the printer driver or software A label format was sent to parameters are incorrect. communications settings (if applicable) for the printer but was not your connection.
  • Page 258: Miscellaneous Issues

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Miscellaneous Issues Miscellaneous Issues Issues with the Display Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution The control panel The language parameter was On the control panel display, scroll display shows a changed through the control to LANGUAGE Menu. language that I cannot panel or a firmware command.
  • Page 259 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Miscellaneous Issues IP Address Changing Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution My printer reassigns a The settings for your network If the printer changing IP addresses causes issues new IP address to the are causing the network to for you, follow these steps to assign it a static IP print server after the reassign a new IP address.
  • Page 260: Calibration Issues

    Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Troubleshooting—Miscellaneous Issues Calibration Issues Issue Possible Cause Recommended Solution Auto Calibrate failed. The media or ribbon is loaded Ensure that the media and ribbon are loaded incorrectly. correctly. See Load the Ribbon on page 58 Load the Media on page The sensors could not detect the Calibrate the printer manually.
  • Page 261 Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities This section will help you to learn how to use the USB host ports on your Zebra printer and how to use the printer’s Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. The information is presented in the form of exercises with some SGD commands listed for advanced users.
  • Page 262: Items Required For The Exercises

    1 Terabyte (1 TB). The printer will not recognize drives larger than 1 TB. • a USB keyboard • the various files attached below • the free Zebra Utilities app for your smart phone (search for Zebra Tech in the Google Play store) Files for Completing the Exercises Most of the actual files that you need to complete the exercises in these section are attached here.
  • Page 263 ^FT40,70^A0N,28,28^FH\^FDThis label was printed using a current date, based on your keyboard input. ^FS Real-Time Clock (RTC) setting ^FT35,260^A0N,28,28^FH\^FDThis label was printed by:^FS • prints the Zebra logo graphic ^FT33,319^A0N,28,28^FN1"Enter Name"^FS • prints fixed text • prompts you to enter your...
  • Page 264 You may want to download a firmware file for your printer and copy it to your computer for use during the exercises. You may omit doing this if you wish. You can download the latest firmware file from http://www.zebra.com/firmware. P1088680-001 ZT600 Series™...
  • Page 265: Usb Host

    Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities USB Host USB Host The USB host ports allow you to connect USB devices—such as a keyboard, scanner, or USB Flash drive—to the printer. The exercises in this section will teach you how to perform USB mirror, how to transfer files to and from the printer, and how to provide information for which you are prompted and then print a label using that information.
  • Page 266: Exercise 1: Copy Files To A Usb Flash Drive And Perform Usb Mirror

    Some functions may not work properly if there are underscores in a file name. Use periods instead. In the folder, place the following file: /files • File 1: ZEBRA.BMP In the folder, place the following files: /commands • File 2: SAMPLELABEL.TXT •...
  • Page 267 Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities USB Host Exercise 1: Advanced User Information ® See the Zebra Programming Guide for more information about these commands. Enable/disable mirroring: ! U1 setvar "usb.mirror.enable" "value" Values: "on" "off" Enable/disable automatic mirroring that occurs when a USB Flash drive is inserted into the USB host port: ! U1 setvar "usb.mirror.auto"...
  • Page 268: Exercise 2: Print A Label Format From A Usb Flash Drive

    Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities USB Host Exercise 2: Print a Label Format from a USB Flash Drive The Print USB File option allows you to print files from a USB mass storage device, such as a USB Flash drive.
  • Page 269: Exercise 3: Copy Files To/From A Usb Flash Drive

    Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities USB Host Exercise 3: Copy Files to/from a USB Flash Drive The Copy USB File option allows you to copy files from a USB mass storage device to the printer’s Flash memory drive.
  • Page 270 Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities USB Host Remove the USB Flash drive from the USB host port. NOTE: You can now copy these files from the printer to a USB Flash drive using the user menu item STORE E: FILE TO USB. The option SELECT ALL is available to store all of the available files from the printer to the USB Flash drive.
  • Page 271: Exercise 4: Enter Data For A Stored File With A Usb Keyboard And Print A Label

    Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities USB Host Exercise 4: Enter Data for a Stored File with a USB Keyboard and Print a Label The Print Station feature allows you to use a USB Human Interface Device (HID), such as a keyboard or a barcode scanner, to enter field data into a template file.
  • Page 272: Near Field Communication (Nfc)

    Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities Near Field Communication (NFC) Near Field Communication (NFC) The Zebra Print Touch™ feature allows you to touch an Android™-based, NFC-enabled device (such as a smart phone or tablet) to the printer’s NFC logo (Figure 24) to pair the device to the printer.
  • Page 273: Exercise 5: Enter Data For A Stored File With A Smart Device And Print A Label

    Bluetooth interface. A copy of this manual is available at http://www.zebra.com/manuals. If you do not have the Zebra Utilities app installed on your device, go to the app store for your device, search for the Zebra Utilities app, and install it.
  • Page 274 Using the USB Host Ports and the NFC Capabilities Near Field Communication (NFC) Start the Zebra Utilities app on your device. The Zebra Utilities main menu displays. Perform these steps if you have an Apple device: Tap the icon in the lower-right corner.
  • Page 275: Specifications

    Specifications This section lists general printer specifications, printing specifications, ribbon specifications, and media specifications. Contents General Specifications ..........276 Power Specifications .
  • Page 276: General Specifications

    Many mobile devices can communicate with the printer within a 30-foot radius of the printer. Connections and Configuration Refer to the Zebra Bluetooth User Guide for specific instructions for configuring your printer to use a Bluetooth interface. A copy of this manual is available at http://www.zebra.com/manuals.
  • Page 277 Specifications General Specifications ZT610™ ZT620™ Communication Standard Zebra PrintTouch/Near Field Communication (NFC) Interfaces See Using the USB Hosts Port and the NFC Capabilities (continued) for more information. (continued) on page 261 Limitations and Requirements NFC communication must be initiated by touching your device to the appropriate location on the printer.
  • Page 278 Configuration Refer to the ZebraNet Wired and Wireless Print Servers User Guide for configuration instructions. A copy of this manual is available at http://www.zebra.com/manuals. IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel data interface Limitations and Requirements Maximum cable length of 10 ft (3 m).
  • Page 279: Power Specifications

    Specifications Power Specifications Power Specifications ZT610™ ZT620™ Electrical 100–240 VAC, 50-60 Hz Power consumption 120 VAC, 60 Hz Inrush Current (Irms) 37.0 37.0 Idle Power (Watts) Idle Power (VA) 13.9 17.5 Sleep Power (Watts) Sleep Power (VA) 10.6 14.3 Print Power (Watts) 122.0...
  • Page 280: Power Cord Specifications

    Specifications Power Specifications Power Cord Specifications Caution • For personnel and equipment safety, always use an approved three-conductor power cord specific to the region or country intended for installation. This cord must use an IEC 320 female connector and the appropriate region-specific, three-conductor grounded plug configuration.
  • Page 281: Wireless Specifications

    Specifications Wireless Specifications Wireless Specifications Antenna Information Type = Patch • Gain = 3.66dBi @ 2.4GHz • Gain = 3.19dBi @ 5GHz • Impedance = 50 ohms • WLAN Specifications 802.11 b Bluetooth 4.1 + Low Energy (LE) 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz •...
  • Page 282: Printing Specifications

    Specifications Printing Specifications Printing Specifications ZT610 ZT620 Print resolution 203 dpi (dots/in.)/8 dots/mm 203 dpi (dots/in.)/8 dots/mm 300 dpi/12 dots/mm 300 dpi/12 dots/mm 600 dpi/24 dots/mm Maximum print width 203 dpi 4.09 in. (104 mm) 6.6 in. (168 mm) 300 dpi 4.09 in.
  • Page 283 Specifications Printing Specifications ZT610 ZT620 Vertical registration < 4 ips ±0.30 mm ±1.5 mm (203 and 300 dpi) 4 to 6 ips ±0.50 mm > 6 ips ±1.5 mm Vertical registration Tear ±0.20 mm (600 dpi) (1 and 2 ips) Rewind ±0.20 mm...
  • Page 284: Media Specifications

    Specifications Media Specifications Media Specifications ZT610 ZT620 Label length MINIMUM Non-RFID (203 and 300 dpi) Tear-off 0.7 in. (18 mm) 0.7 in. (18 mm) Rewind 0.25 in. (6 mm) 0.25 in. (6 mm) Peel-off 0.5 in (13 mm) 0.5 in (13 mm) Cutter 1.5 in.
  • Page 285 Specifications Media Specifications ZT610 ZT620 Black mark density, in Optical Density Units (ODU) > 1.0 ODU Media density MAXIMUM (black mark) 0.5 ODU Black mark length (parallel to inside media edge) 0.12 to 0.43 in. (3 to 11 mm) Black mark width (perpendicular to inside media edge) >...
  • Page 286: Ribbon Specifications

    Ribbon roll outside diameter MAXIMUM 3.2 in. (81.3 mm) * Zebra recommends using ribbon that is at least as wide as the media to protect the printhead from wear. ** Depending on your application, you may be able to use ribbon narrower than 2 in. (51 mm), as long as the ribbon is wider than the media being used.
  • Page 287: Glossary

    Glossary alphanumeric Indicating letters, numerals, and characters such as punctuation marks. backfeed When the printer pulls the media and ribbon (if used) backward into the printer so that the beginning of the label to be printed is properly positioned behind the printhead. Backfeed occurs when operating the printer in Tear-Off and Applicator modes.
  • Page 288 Font A complete set of alphanumeric characters in one style of type. Examples include CG Times™, CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed™. ips (inches-per-second) The speed at which the label or tag is printed. Many Zebra printers can print from 1 ips to 14 ips.
  • Page 289 The ribbon transfers ink onto the media when heated by the small elements within the printhead. Zebra ribbons have a coating on the back that protects the printhead from wear.
  • Page 290 Glossary roll media Media that comes supplied rolled onto a core (usually cardboard). Contrast this with fanfold media. supplies A general term for media and ribbon. symbology The term generally used when referring to a barcode. tag A type of media having no adhesive backing but featuring a hole or notch by which the tag can be hung on something.
  • Page 291: Index

    Index Bluetooth address, 186 adhesive test for ribbon coating, 25 characteristics and limitations, 276 adjustments connection status to paired device, 189 label left position, 113 device type (slave or master), 187 label top position, 112 discovery on/off, 188 maximum label length, 115 minimum security level, 191 print darkness, 105 specification version, 190...
  • Page 292 258 communications problems, 257 location on control panel, 18 configuration label missing characters, 258 print through Zebra Setup Utilities, 97 printing from the display, 137 various ways to print, 120 disposal of printer parts, 226 conformity declaration, 3...
  • Page 293 Index label top position adjustment, 112 label width gap/notch how to set, 110 illustrations, 23 specifications, 284 selecting media type, 107 labels did not print, 257 ways to select media sensor type, 177 language gateway how to change from unfamiliar language, 258 wired, 145 languages supported on display, 170 wireless, 150...
  • Page 294 Index melted ribbon, 252 Power-On Self Test (POST) memory, 278 printer locks up during POST, 260 menu structure, 103 power-up action, 123 mirroring, 266 primary TCP port number, 156 misregistration of labels, 250 print darkness setting, 105 missing print on labels, 250 PRINT HEAD OVERTEMP message, 246 print information menu item, 120 print line test labels...
  • Page 295 Index printer settings RFID darkness, 105 antenna element, 165 label left position, 113 programming position, 164 label top position, 112 read power, 166 maximum label length, 115 read RFID data, 162 media type, 107 RFID test, 163 print method, 108 “smart”...
  • Page 296 Index sensors temperature adjust sensor position, 204 operating, 30 interpreting sensor profile, 240 operating and storage, 276 self-adjusting, 178 Thermal Transfer mode transmissive sensor selection, 177 media scratch test, 24 serial port setting, 108 connecting the printer to a computer, 75 THERMISTOR REPLACE PRINTHEAD message, limitations and requirements, 277 servicing the printer, 28...
  • Page 297 250 run a ZBI program, 132 vertical registration, 283 stop a ZBI program, 133 virtual device, 176 Zebra Global Customer Support, 28 Visibility Agent, 159 Zebra Printer Connector, 159 void RFID label counter, 169 Zebra Setup Utilities...
  • Page 298 Corporate Headquarters Zebra Technologies Corporation 3 Overlook Point Lincolnshire, IL 60069 USA T: +1 847 634 6700 Toll-free +1 866 230 9494 F: +1 847 913 8766 http://www.zebra.com P1088680-001...

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