Zebra ZQ511 - 3" Rugged Mobile Printer - Bluetooth


Zebra ZQ511 - 3" Rugged Mobile Printer

Exceptional Durability and reliability from Zebra

Extreme work environments, knocks, and bumps are simply no match for ZQ500 Series printers. Engineered with military-grade durability, they can withstand significant drops to concrete, sprayed liquids, dirt, accidents, and more that are common in mobile workplaces. Large buttons and a user-friendly interface make these printers easy to operate, even when wearing gloves. Loaded with premium features and a high-capacity battery, they help boost productivity and work as long and hard as you do.

Both the ZQ511 and ZQ521 advance the series with added ruggedness and features. Tumble tested to handle 1300 tumbles from 3.3 ft. (1 m), they also have an over-molding to increase longevity. And both are available in linerless or RFID models. Maximise your investment with their 2-year standard warranty.

Featuring Zebra’s exclusive Print DNA suite of tools, ZQ500 Series printers are easy to integrate, maintain and manage – even over Bluetooth. And they have unmatched intelligence and security.


Optimised for on-demand label & receipt printing onto 3 in./72mm wide media, the ZQ511 can print a variety of labels including UHF RFID tags for all your tracking needs. Zebra leads the industry in RFID mobility with mobile printers as part of its comprehensive RFID portfolio, helping you reduce errors and print and encode RFID labels on the go.


• Android, Apple iOS, Windows® Mobile connectivity
• Bluetooth specification 4.1 EDR + LE
• WLAN 802.11ac
• Fast roaming 802.11r supported
• 3250 mAh PowerPrecision+ (retrievable, rechargeable Li-Ion)
• USB On-The-Go ports (with optional strain relief)
• Power Smart Print Technology — anticipates upcoming printing to optimize battery consumption and print speed
• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics
• IP54 rated for protection against solid and liquid ingress
• MIL-STD 810G certified for drop and shock
• Tolerance of multiple drops from 6.6 ft./2 m to concrete
• Tumble testing per the IEC68-2-32 spec with 1300 free falls from 3.3’/1m
• Simple easy-to-read LCD with large icons for battery and wireless status
• Dual-sided tear bar which allows for clean tears in either direction (not available with linerless SKUs)
• Supports vertical and horizontal printing
• Printer can be used in any orientation
• Center loading, adjustable for variable roll widths
• “Clamshell” design for easy media loading
• Label odometer
• XML support
• Resident fixed and scalable fonts
• Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors (Note: RFID models do not support gap sensing)
• Cold Temperature Compensation mode-optimizes/balances print speeds to allow for better print performance at lower temperatures
• PPME, Mirror, SNMP, WebServer, AirWatch® and Soto Connectors and Wavelink Avalanche®
• NTP (Network Time Protocol) support via WiFi
• Sleep mode supported. Wake on Bluetooth, WiFi and Touch
• Real time clock (RTC) supported for time stamp certificates in WLAN SKU’s only
• QR code links to web-based help pages; not displayed on LCD
• Zebra® Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices
• RFID is available on both the ZQ511 and ZQ521 as separate products

  • Dimensions - 5.9 in. L x 4.7 in. W x 2.4 in. H
    150 mm L x 120 mm W x 62 mm H
  • Weight (inc battery) - 1.39lbs/0.63 kgs
  • Print Resolution - 203 dpi resolution (8 dots per mm)
  • Print Width - 2.83 in./72mm
  • Print Speed - Up to 5 in./127 mm per second (with Draft Mode enabled)
  • Media Sensors - Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors (Note: RFID models do not support gap sensing)
  • Print Length - Maximum: 39 in.
  • Power - 3250 mAh (nominal), removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery, with optional extended battery
  • Operating temperature - -4°F to 131°F/-20°C to 55°C
  • Firmware - CPCL and ZPL® programming languages
  • Radios: Wi-fi 802.11ac / BLuetooth 4.1 BLE ( Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” certified)
  • Warranty - 2 years
ZQ500 Series Data Sheet


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