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Go Zebra Gets Even Better with Service Agreement Bonus

Posted April 12, 2013

You already know the benefits of upgrading to Zebra’s latest technology through GO Zebra, but now the benefits are even better!

Beginning  in April, GO Zebra will include a service agreement bonus. When you add a 3-year ZebraCare service agreement to your tabletop or mobile printer purchase, you’ll receive an additional rebate—$25 for mobile printers and $50 for tabletop printers.

This service agreement bonus applies to purchases made between April 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. Details will be available on the GO Zebra page of the Zebra Information Network (IN) beginning April 1.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at BarcodesInc.



The New Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer

Posted April 11, 2013

Zebra has announced the availability of their new QLn420 mobile label printer.

The QLn420 extends the functionality already established in the QL series of direct thermal mobile label printers by providing higher performance and greater ease of use. With improved manageability and enhanced wireless LAN options, the QLn420 is ideally suited for 4-inch-wide label printing applications in tough environments such as warehouses and distribution centers. This release is in addition to the already launched QLn220 and QLn320 models and completes our QLn family of products.

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Simplify Integration, Printer Management and Maintenance with LINK-OS

Posted April 9, 2013

Link-OS is an innovative new operating system that pairs a powerful software development kit (SDK) and software applications with smart Zebra devices, making them easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location. At the heart of Link-OS is a new device operating system and robust SDK.

Link-OS: Device OS

Zebra’s iMZ, ZT200, QLn and ZXP Series 7 printers feature the new Link-OS device OS that enables:

  • Advanced device management using standard tools
  • Direct, secure Web connectivity
  • On-printer solutions
  • Settings alerts

These features enable solution creators to save significant time and focus on creating impactful applications. Only Zebra delivers an ecosystem capable of making solution creation simple and straightforward.

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Zebra S4M Official Discontinuance Notice

Posted April 5, 2013

Zebra S4M Barcode PrinterZebra has announced the discontinuance of the S4M series stationary printer line. The most suitable replacement for this product line is Zebra’s ZT200 series  printer.

The S4M will continue to be available through Zebra distributors until July 31, 2013, or possibly longer subject to distributor’s available inventory.

Service, parts and support will continue to be available for approximately three years from the last date of shipment—approximately until October 31, 2016, based upon parts availability.

Please note, EPL firmware for the ZT200 200 dpi platform will be released on June 30, 2013. This firmware will be available for download on the Support and Downloads page of the Zebra Web site.

If you need to obtain a remaining S4M or migrate to the newer ZT200 series, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Its Here! Introducing the Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID Card printer

Posted February 20, 2013

Zebra recently announced the launch of their new foray into the ID card printer market, the ZXP Series 7 Printer. This new printer is built for performance, productivity, adaptability and cost efficiency, and will ultimately replace the legacy P330i, P430, P630i, and P640i.

The ZXP Series 7 printer is built to meet all the needs of today’s demanding business environments.

  • Robust design that works out of the box in a wide range of environments and applications
  • Generates near-photographic print quality and color depth using photo-print technology
  • Edge-to-edge card printing
  • Laminator ensures security of the cards and lengthens the life of the image

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New Zebra iMZ Mobile Printers Connect to Apple Devices

Posted February 14, 2013

The iMZ220 and iMZ320 mobile printers build on the current MZ series with the addition of Bluetooth connectivity to Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry platforms. Supporting smart phone and tablet technologies, as well as mobile computer technology, the iMZ series gives users a real choice of mobile platforms to suit their business requirements. Compact and lightweight, these easy-to-operate mobile receipt printers are a great entry-level model for printing simple 2-inch and 3-inch receipts.

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Direct to Card vs. Retransfer Print Technology

Posted December 6, 2012

Direct-to-Card (DTC) printing is the most common technology used by desktop card printer/encoders to transfer images directly onto a plastic ID card. DTC technology prints images by heating a print ribbon beneath a thermal printhead, resulting in the transfer of color from the ribbon to a blank card. With DTC printing, images have sharp edges, deep blacks and a full spectrum of colors. This printing method does not provide full card coverage as a small white border will be at the edges of the card. All major manufacturers produce DTC ID card Printers, with some of most popular models being Zebra ZXP Series 3, Datacard SD360, Fargo DTC1000, and Evolis Primacy.

Retransfer printing is a two-step process that transfers your image to a retransfer film before applying    it to the card. First, the image is printed in reverse directly onto a clear layer of film. Next, the printhead heats up and bonds the imaged film    to the card’s surface by applying heat and pressure. The two step retransfer process creates a true edge to edge (100% card coverage) high quality image on PVC cards and other card types. High end models using this technology include Zebra ZXP Series 8 and Fargo HDP5000. Remember, when using a retransfer printer; don’t forget to add the retransfer film with your ribbon.

For help finding the right  ID Card Printer for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Get To Know The New Zebra GC420

Posted November 27, 2012

Zebra GC420 Series Barcode PrinterZebra has been a leader in small desktop label printers with its long standing LP and TLP series printers. While this series has been the go to printer for many businesses, all good things come to an end as these models were discontinued this year. However, Zebra has followed-up with a new line to fit the same needs with the GC420.

With any update in a product line though, there are always some questions as to the compatibility of using the newer model in place of the older series.  The following FAQ is a great guide into how the GC420 can be the right fit for an aging LP or TLP series printer.

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Zebra Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1

Posted November 14, 2012

Zebra, a recognized global leader in technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, and a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration between its thermal barcode and RFID printer product line and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.

Zebra printers communicate with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne via the Zebra barcode printing solution, providing direct capabilities to seamlessly receive and process XML output from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne more quickly. By eliminating printing delays, customers save valuable time and money, and improve operational efficiencies.

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The New Zebra Z-Band Ultrasoft Wristbands

Posted October 29, 2012

With Zebra’s new patent-pending Z-Band UltraSoft direct thermal adhesive wristband, healthcare providers can take a softer approach to patient identification.

Featuring a soft, flexible polypropylene and vinyl material, Z-Band UltraSoft is the softest direct thermal wristband in the market. Z-Band UltraSoft also offers excellent resistance to most hand sanitizers, supporting patient safety by insuring readable text and scannable barcodes for up to 14 days. Z-Band UltraSoft is being positioned as Zebra’s premium adhesive-closure wristband.

Z-Band UltraSoft is available in a cartridge for the HC100 printer in several size. For more details on the new Z-Band UltraSoft, contact us at BarcodesInc.


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