Small in size but full of features, the ZD500R is Link-OS-enabled making it simple to integrate and manage. With automatic calibration, you’ll enjoy lower media cost, less waste and fewer roll changes. Featuring UHF RFID encoding capabilities, it is ideal for numerous applications such as retail tagging as well as manufacturing, government and healthcare tracking.
Used for:
  • Medium Volume Applications.
  • Item Level Exception Tagging,
  • In-Store Tagging of Returned Goods,
  • Specimen Tracking,
  • RFID Wristbands
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation


The printer supports both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing and is compatible with inlays from all leading suppliers. The ZD500R can be used with a variety of RFID labels and tags from small, item-level hang tags to large case and pallet labels. By encoding RFID inlays that are spaced closer together, the ZD500R enables lower media costs, less media waste and fewer roll changes.


Designed for applications where space is at a premium, the compact ZD500R offers simple, one-touch printing and encoding, straightforward loading, and automatic RFID calibration, making it ideal for applications where technical support staff is not available, such as retail in-store exception tagging.


Since it is built with the same innovative technology as Zebra’s industry-leading RFID printer/encoders, existing applications can be easily adapted for use with the ZD500R. The ZD500R supports next generation inlays and offers 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth  connectivity.


ZD500R RFID Printer

Bring UHF RFID printing to your desktop. This small, easy-to-use printer delivers advanced features in a compact footprint for convenient, simple operation.

PRINT WIDTH: 4.09/104 mm

PRINT RESOLUTION: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm | 300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)

MAXIMUM PRINT SPEED: 6/152 mm per second (200 dpi) | 4/102 mm per second (300 dpi)

MEDIA SENSORS: Multi-position gap and movable black-line media sensors

COMMUNICATION METHODS: RS-232 auto-sensing Serial interface, DB-9 (standard)

USB V2.0, bi-directional (standard): Centronics Parallel (standard)

Ethernet 10/100 internal (standard): Wireless-802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 (optional)


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