PUSH THE LIMITS WITH THE PRINT ENGINE THAT'S READY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

Mission critical doesn't compromise—and neither do Zebra print engines. Keep your customer's operations at peak performance with the rugged ZE511 and ZE521 print engines, intelligently engineered to make work easier. The 4-inch ZE511 and 6-inch ZE521 are the replacements for the current ZE500 print engine and offer a number of enhancements to the current print engine.

The ZE511 and ZE521 print engines provide fast print speeds and all-metal construction for demanding 24/7/365 operations, but these essential workers offer far more than reliability. With Zebra's exclusive, industry-leading Print DNA software suite, the ZE511 and ZE521 are easy to setup, manage, maintain, and secure—onsite or remotely. Users can leverage onboard analytics to predict and schedule maintenance to prevent unexpected downtime. See printer status at a glance and change settings quickly using the large, full-color LCD touch display. Troubleshoot remotely and swap out the modular drive for servicing to keep lines moving. Change printheads in seconds with the single-socket, quick-tab release. Plus, users can add RFID encoding and connectivity when needed—and be ready for tomorrow's technology with evolving capabilities.

Don't Compromise – Drive Performance
Your equipment must stand up to the 24/7/365 test, without interruption. But, you need more than durability. These purpose-built essential workers deliver it all: all-metal construction for years of constant use, fanless encased design that resists debris and water ingress, optional RFID, as well as advanced intelligence and best-in-class features. Go ahead. Push the limits. A Zebra print engine won’t let you down.
Intelligent and Easy to Use
Featuring Zebra's Print DNA software suite, the ZE511 and ZE521 are easy to setup, manage, maintain and secure – onsite or remotely. Access wizards, change settings and see printer status at a glance via the large, full-color touch screen. Add field-installable RFID encoding and connectivity when needed. And, be ready for tomorrow’s technology with evolving capabilities.
Simple to Maintain and Service
You can't afford print-and-apply line downtime. Troubleshoot remotely and prevent unexpected interruptions with the ZE511's and ZE521's onboard analytics to predict and schedule maintenance. Access internal components easily with more interior workspace. Swap out the modular drive for servicing to keep lines moving. And, change printheads in seconds with the single-socket, quick-tab release.

Specs

ZE511 Print Engine

QUICKLY PRINT 4-INCH LABELS

Advancing the ZE500 Series, the 4-inch ZE511 offers print speeds up to 18 ips. For premium print resolution, choose the 600 dpi option. Available in left- and right-hand orientations, it features a standard full-color, rotatable touch display that can be remotely mounted up to two meters. Add it to your existing wired and wireless networks, or connect directly to a PC. Use the included Print Touch tag (NFC) to simply tap a compatible mobile device to pair and print. Add field-installable features like connectivity and RFID.


ZE521 Print Engine

QUICKLY PRINT 6-INCH LABELS

Advancing the ZE500 Series, the 6-inch ZE521 offers print speeds up to 14 ips. Access setup tools, wizards and settings via the standard full-color, rotatable touch display that can be remotely mounted up to two meters. Quickly and easily provision by mirroring using a USB flash drive including firmware, embedded files and settings. Or, configure using a mobile device and Zebras Printer Setup Utilities. Add field-installable features like connectivity and RFID.


ZE511 RFID Print Engine

PRINT AND ENCODE 4-INCH LABELS

The purpose-built ZE511 RFID delivers it all: 4-inch RFID encoding, fast print speeds, all-metal construction and more. Featuring Zebra's own RE40 module, you can easily print and encode 4-inch RFID labels for deeper visibility and insights. Access intuitive RFID wizards via the large, full-color touch screen. Eliminate complex and complicated placement guidelines so you can accurately encode smaller labels spaced closely together with Zebra's exclusive adaptive encoding technology.


ZE521 RFID Print Engine

PRINT AND ENCODE 6-INCH LABELS

The only 6-inch RFID print engine on the market, Zebra's ZE521 delivers it all: 6-inch RFID encoding, fast print speeds, all-metal construction and more. Access intuitive RFID wizards and settings via the large, full-color touch screen. Enjoy greater media flexibility and design labels for your application without limitation. Automatically calibrate RFID in minutes and adopt new inlays without pretesting. Simply calibrate and use them. And, eliminate complex and complicated placement guidelines.

Features

Features

Innovative Features of the ZE511 / ZE521 Print Engines

Built for the harshest environments
The ZE511 and ZE521 print engines help customers keep their mission-critical operations running without interruption, 24/7/365. Ensuring maximum long-term performance, the all-metal construction is engineered without the need for cooling fans, preventing debris from being drawn into the print engine. Also, the external cabinets are water ingress and dust resistance for harsh environments.

Safe and secure
With Zebra Print DNA software suite, users can easily manage, monitor and troubleshoot their networked print engines onsite or remotely and push updates on their schedule. Our exclusive PrintSecure application helps shield users from dangerous, costly IoT printer attacks.

Ease of maintenance
Users can access components easily with the newly designed interior workspace which offers more room. Replace printheads in seconds without tools with the quick-release tab and socketed design that eliminates connectors. Swap out the extended-life modular drive via only three screws for offline servicing to keep workflows moving.

All the right features
The ZE511 and ZE521 provide quick and easy access to settings, wizards and support via the large, full-color LCD touch screen. Also, comprehensive communication options connect and communicate to the printer any way required.

Field installable RFID encoding

Both the 4-inch ZE511 RFID and 6-inch ZE521 RFID incorporate Zebra's exclusive RE40 module and adaptive encoding technology with new algorithms. Automatically calibrate RFID in minutes, eliminate complex and complicated placement guidelines, accurately encode smaller labels spaced closely together and adopt new inlays without pretesting.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Market Opportunity
    
The primary markets for the ZE511 and ZE521 are:

  • Warehouses
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Manufacturing

Key applications include:

  • Shipping and receiving labels
  • Packing slips
  • Pallet and case labels
  • Cross-dock labeling
  • Bag labeling
  • Asset labels

Services

Service Opportunities for the Zebra ZE511 / ZE521 Print Engines

Availability of Zebra's printers is key to your customers' business success. Never one-size-fits-all, choose the Zebra OneCare™ maintenance plan that will best serve your customers' strategic vision, keep their printers operating at peak performance, and enable their critical business operations. Zebra OneCare plans help eliminate unexpected repair costs, maximize device uptime, and generate more revenue and margin on your printer sales. As their trusted advisor, you can add to your portfolio of services and increase your revenue and margins, while providing real value.

The recommended Zebra OneCare maintenance Plan for ZE511 / ZE521 print engines is Zebra OneCare Select or Zebra OneCare Essential, providing:

  • Opportunity for resellers to increase sales, margin and renewal dollars on products they sell every day, but that historically have not been sold with maintenance services. This service is available for you to sell upfront alongside all of your printers.
  • Customer to receive:
    • Zebra OneCare Essential:
      • Comprehensive repair services, including print heads
      • 3-day repair turnaround time
      • 8x5 local time technical support
      • Software updates and patches
    • Zebra OneCare Select:
      • Includes all of the features of Essential, PLUS
        • "Like New" advance device replacement
        • 24x7 technical support
        • Spare pools management
        • Standard Device Commissioning preloads devices with OS, software and applications


Need Deeper Printer Visibility?

If your customers need deeper insight into their printer activity, optional cloud-based Visibility IQ™ Foresight for Link-OS Printers provides total inventory view, printer operational status (utilized, un-utilized or out of contact), smart battery data, and detailed view at the individual printer level.

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Supplies

Supplies

ZE511 / ZE521 Print Engine Supplies

Exceptionally Consistent Zebra Certified Supplies
The labels, tags and receipt paper used in your customer's operations provide them with critical information to their business—every year, your customers spend 3 to 10 times the cost of their Zebra printer on printing supplies. With Zebra Certified Supplies, your customers can improve operational efficiency, support the growth of their business and can even ensure brand consistency.

Using the wrong label for the application, or one that is of low quality, could lower productivity as well as customer satisfaction.

The following supplies are available for the ZE511 / ZE521 print engines:

  • ZipShip labels, tags and receipts
  • Customer labels, tags and receipts
  • Ribbons
  • Wristbands


Consistent Processes and Materials = High Quality

  • ISO 9001:2008-certified
  • The use of consistent materials from run-to-run—we never substitute materials
  • Utilize a 23-point inspection process to ensure premium craftsmanship
  • Materials are selected to ensure we deliver consistent high-quality products


Pre-Tested Solutions Ensure Performance

  • We know thermal printers and test all materials in our printers to reduce premature printhead wear
  • Environmental testing which includes outdoor and chemical resistance
  • We offer UL and cUL certified and RoHS-compliant solutions


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