Zebra’s ZT231 RFID introduces affordable, quality UHF RFID printing and encoding for greater tracking capabilities and efficiencies – all in a space-saving footprint. Zebra’s intuitive RFID technology is easy to adopt. Access wizards for simple set up. Automatically calibrate media in minutes without pre-testing or complex placement guidelines.



    • Supports tags compatible with: UHF EPC Gen 2 V2.1, ISO/IEC 18000 -63 and RAIN RFID protocols

    • Integrated RFID system is user-upgradable in the field

    • Adaptive Encoding Technology automatically selects optimum encode settings

    Standard Features

    • Print methods: direct-thermal or thermal-transfer

    • Construction: metal frame and metal enclosures

    • Bi-fold media door with large clear window

    • Side-loading supplies path for simplified media and ribbon loading

    • Thin film printhead with E3™ Element Energy™ Equalizer for superior print quality

    • Three-color LEDs for quick printer status

    • 4.3” color resistive touch screen with intuitive menu for quick operation and settings

    • Communications: USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial port, 10/100 Ethernet, and USB Host

    • ENERGY STAR® certified

    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) technology for enhanced location precision

Printer Specifications


203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)


256 MB SDRAM memory
256 MB on-board linear Flash memory

Maximum Print Width

4.09 in./104 mm

Maximum Print Speed

12 ips (203 dpi)
8 ips (300 dpi)

Media Sensors

Moveable transmissive and reflective sensors

Maximum Print Length

203 dpi: 157 in/3988 mm
300 dpi: 73in/1854 mm

Media Characteristics

Minimum Label and

Liner Length

Tear mode: 0.7 in/18 mm
Cutter mode: 1 in/25 mm
Peel mode: 0.5 in/13 mm

Media Width

0.75 in./19.4 mm to 4.50 in./114 mm

Media Roll Size

8.0 in./203 mm O.D. on a 3.0 in./76 mm I.D. core
6.0 in./152 mm O.D. on a 1.0 in./25 mm I.D. core

Media Thickness

0.003 in./0.076 mm to 0.010 in./0.25 mm

Media Types

Continuous, die-cut, notch, black mark

Operating Characteristics

Operating Temp.

Thermal transfer: 40ºF to 105ºF/5º to 40ºC
Direct thermal: 32ºF to 105ºF/0º to 40ºC



-40ºF to 140ºF/-40º to 60ºC

Operating Humidity

20% to 85% non-condensing

Storage Humidity

5% to 85% non-condensing


Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant)
power supply 100-240 VAC; 50-60 Hz
ENERGY STAR certified



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