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Zebra ZD500R UHF RFID Printer


Pre-Order (6 to 8 weeks lead time)

End-of-Life (EOL) | Replacement Model: ZD621R

Extending Zebra’s broad range of RFID printers, the ZD500R™ delivers UHF RFID printing and encoding right to your desktop. 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. Intuitive to use, it is an ideal choice for applications where technical support staff is not available, such as retail in-store exception tagging.



Cutting-edge Technology and Features.  Simple to Operate.

Part of Zebra’s industry-leading line of thermal desktop printers, the ZD500R is available in both direct thermal and thermal transfer models and it’s compatible with inlays from all leading suppliers. It can be used with a variety of RFID labels and tags from small, item-level hang tags to large case and pallet labels. Reduce media costs, waste and time spent changing rolls as the ZD500R encodes RFID inlays that are spaced closer together. ENERGY STAR® qualified, the printer saves you money throughout its lifecycle.

Advanced Features and Options to Match Your Needs

Able to handle the most demanding applications, the printer features standard Parallel, Serial, USB and Ethernet connectivity; large memory; and ZPL®. Choose from options such as cutter and peeler, Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®-certified communications, and high resolution 300 dpi printing.

Simple Integration and Oversight

The ZD500R leverages Zebra’s Link-OS® environment — an innovative software platform with powerful applications that enhance the capabilities of the printer, so you can easily integrate it into global operations and manage it from any location.

Cloud Technology

Featuring the Link-OS Cloud Connect application, these printers can connect to the Cloud directly and securely, forwarding data from  any port.

Access Information at a Touch

With the Link-OS Print Touch™ app, you can pair the ZD500R to NFC-enabled devices with a simple tap, giving you immediate access to the data you need including Zebra® how-to videos and product support.

Standard configuration
  • 4″ print width
  • Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal print modes
  •  RFID features
  • Tear bar
  • USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial, Centronics Parallel, 10/100 Ethernet
  • ZPL programming language
  • 1 year warranty (6 months for printhead)
Accessories Included
  • Power cord
  • Interface cables and adaptors
  • Windows drivers & multi-language user documentation CD Rom




Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 25.4 × 19.3 × 19.1 cm

203 dpi, 300 dpi

Interface Options

Add WIFI + Bluetooth, Default (USB+RS232+Parallel+Ethernet)


None, Cutter Module, Peel Module


Resolution 203dpi/ 8 dots per mm or 300dpi/ 12 dots per mm (optional)
Printing Method Thermal Transfer & Direct Thermal
Maximum Print Speed  6”/ 152mm per second (203dpi) or 4”/ 102mm per second (300dpi)
Maximum Print Width 4.09”/ 104mm
Maximum Print Length  39”/ 99m1m
Memory –  128MB Std SDRAM memory (4MB available to user) or 256MB Std Flash memory (56MB available to user)
Interface – RS-232,
– USB V2.0,
– Centronics® Parallel
– Ethernet: 10/100 internal and (optional)
– Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v3.0

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