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Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers

Zebra's ZG520 RFID printer offers the best-in-class, rugged mobile printers for applications outside of a business's four walls.

The printers’ patented, military-grade design provides exceptional durability and reliability in the toughest environments. The ZQ520 RFID printer extends the capabilities of Zebra’s industry leading line of mobile printers by adding UHF RFID printing/encoding to create, on-demand RFID labels when and where they’re needed.

On-the-go productivity requires dependable solutions in every situation. The high-performing ZQ520 RFID printer stands up to the test every time regardless of the environment.

Create RFID Labels On the Go

With our ZQ520 RFID mobile printer, customers can increase operational flexibility by enabling mobile workers to print RFID labels on demand—where and when they’re needed. Delivering exceptional durability and reliability even in the toughest environments, this powerful, best-in-class printer is ideal for diverse applications in manufacturing, retail, transportation and logistics and healthcare. Benefiting from the next-generation technology built into our ZQ500 Series printers, including the LinkOS® environment and Print Touch™ device pairing, the ZQ520 also leverages Zebra’s extensive history of RFID innovation and industry leadership. The result is the industry’s only UHF mobile RFID printer, featuring the reliable connectivity, ergonomic operation, flexible device management—and peace of mind—you’ve come to expect from Zebra.

The primary markets and applications for the ZQ520 RFID include:


  • Asset tagging
  • Pallet labeling
  • Forklift-mounted RFID printing


  • Item-level RFID tagging

Transportation and Logistics

  • Pallet labeling


  • Specimen/sample tracking

Primary Users

  • Plant floor employees
  • Retail associates
  • Warehouse staff
  • Healthcare clinicians

Rugged Design Mobile work environments can be abusive for hardware. The ZQ520 RFID printer is lightweight, yet engineered to handle the bumps, drops and collisions that are part of the job. And for additional protection, the ZQ520 RFID printer is designed to guard media from being ejected when the printer is dropped, keeping your workforce productive and focused while on the move.

Environmental Endurance Zebra not only protects your hardware, but also your operational up time. The ZQ520 RFID printer meets IP54-rating for resistance to dust and liquids that are common in mobile environments - from dirt in the field to crumbs in a service vehicle. And with cold temperature compensation, the ZQ520 RFID printer automatically optimises and balances print speed and print quality in cold temperatures.

Optimised Printing Power To keep your employees on task and on schedule, the ZQ520 RFID printer is one of Zebra’s first products to support Bluetooth communication channel, an innovative feature that allows one channel to send print jobs to the printer while a second channel performs additional functions such as device management. ZQ520 RFID printer also features "draft mode", which optimises the printing speed (5+ inches-per-second) for text-only printing. And with Power Smart Print Technology, the printer can anticipate what users will print, saving batter power yet delivering fast, high-quality labels and receipts.

Simple to Use

ZQ520 RFID printer is designed for intuitive, simple use - from the first shift to the last. the simplified user interface reduces the amount of accidentally changed printer settings, and the large buttons increase accuracy for gloved hands and fingers. Intuitive media loading reduces time employees spend changing rolls.

The ZQ520 RFID printer leverages Zebras extensive history of RFID innovation and industry leadership to print and encode RFID labels when and where needed for maximum operations flexibility. The ZQ520 RFID printer extends Zebra’s RFID portfolio to a mobile printing solution and is compatible with all current Zebra RFID technology making it easy to extend RFID to a mobile printer.

This printer can withstand the drops, bangs, bumps, accidents and environmental extremes that are common in mobile workplaces - making it ideal for on-the-go employees whose productivity depends on maximum printer functionality.

With Zebra’s ZQ520 RFID printer, you gain the peace of mind knowing your mobile printers will not only withstand the elements, but also provide the power, connectivity and reliability your mobile employees need.

In addition to offering easy setup, the printer is simple to manage and maintain with the Link-OS environment, and PrintTouch device pairing. The ZQ520 RFID printer is "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad (MFi and Wi-Fi Alliance certified to support connectivity to a range of Apple, Android and Windows Mobile devices. And, with the best-in-class accessories that are compact and multi-purpose, the ZQ520 RFID printer can transform cars, trucks and vehicles into productive mobile offices.

ZQ520 Specification Sheet
ZQ520 Presentation

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