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How often do you find yourself wishing your ZE500 printer could print labels faster to keep up with production lines? Do you desire higher-resolution quality with crisp print text and sharper barcodes and images from your printer? Are you wanting RFID to be available in more than just a 4in. model? 

Many types of labels in a pile

By upgrading your ZE500 series print engine to the ZE511 or ZE521, you can get all of this and more.

The Importance of Upgrading

A Stack of Zebra labels

The labels you print are the foundation for maintaining critical operations. From manufacturing to transportation, healthcare or a retail supply chain, the quality of your printer can determine if you’ll be getting products out in time. Avoid spending unnecessary time and money on returned freight because your machine couldn’t handle the printing.

If your industrial printer is struggling to keep up with business demands, you’ll have to spend that much time troubleshooting. That would mean putting several orders on hold, all because of an outdated printer.

Avoid misreads and no-reads with compliance labeling and precision printing with 203 dpi, 300 dpi, and 600 dpi options. Consider what this would do to enhance your business and your customer relationships with greater tracking abilities and deeper visibility. What would it take to create happy customers in your industry?

RFID Now Included in All Models

Smart labels are standard printed labels with RFID chips and antennae embedded into the label itself. A chip is encoded with data relevant to the product, which is then read by appropriate scanners in your client’s chain. On-metal RFID tagging enables you to print and encode on-metal labels for various surfaces.

RFID label

These products are used in several industries. So why not have one machine with the ability to do it all? Adaptive encoding technology creates greater flexibility to meet your customer’s needs.

Keeping Up-to-Date in Technology Saves Your Business Money

Close up of the ZE511

When a printer malfunctions or is outdated, it has the potential to cause label malfunctions. This can result in the rejection of shipments to your customers, causing you to possibly pay chargeback and added fees. The chargeback alone could be as high as $10,000 for just one shipment. How much is that worth to your company? What about your company’s reputation?

A durable industrial printer should be designed with top standards in mind. Obtain an industrial printer that is globally certified on at least six continents for multinational supply chains. A top-quality printer should have no problems adhering to ANSI or ISO standards of quality.

Your clients may have different standards that they need you to adhere to. Create happy customer relations and lasting relationships by understanding and conforming to their industry standards. Invest in having a durable industrial printer with options to cover it all.

    • Healthcare
      The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires a unique device identifier (UDI) on every label and it must be readable by mand and machine. The labels must be readable from manufacturing through distribution and on to patient use. These labels help to manage patient safety, accountability, and traceability. Chargebacks could be as high as $20,000
    • Transportation
      The Department of Transportation (DOT) has specific labeling requirements on shipments. Misprinted or unreadable labels can be deadly during transport. Chargebacks from a rejected shipment could be as high as $8,000.
    • Retail Supply Chain
      Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode labels are essential for transportation, logistics, inventory management, point of sale accuracy, and regulatory compliance. These labels must be readable no matter what device is being used to scan it by your customer. If the UPC barcode labels are not done just right, your company is liable for fines, chargebacks, and returned shipments. Chargebacks could be as high as $10,000.
    • Manufacturing
      In the United States, and several other countries, there are product labeling requirements as set by the US Dept of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology. When regulations are not properly maintained, it can mean hefty fines and chargebacks of rejected shipments. Chargebacks alone could be as high as $8,000.


Zebra ZE511 Printer Engine

Zebra ZE500 series printers have several media options and applications while maintaining state-of-the-art security with PrintSecure. With a durable metal frame, easy media and ribbon loading, and backward compatibility with your current printer, they are easy to operate and maintain.

The ZE511 and ZE521 boast the Link-OS to power Zebra’s unmatched Print DNA software suite, with ongoing support and updates for years of top performance. They have a USB 2.0, RS-232 serial, 10/100 ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1, dual USB ports, and applicator interface for easy connection with optional cards. The full color touch LCD screen display is 4.3 inches that can be remotely located up to 2 meters for easy setup and monitoring.

A few other specifics for each print engine are:

  • ZE511
    • 203 dpi/8 dots per mm, 18 ips/457 mm per second
    • 300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional), 14 ips/356 mm per second
    • 600 dpi/24 dots per mm (optional), 6 ips/152 mm per second
  • ZE521
    • 203 dpi/8 dots per mm, 14 ips/356 mm per second
    • 300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional), 14 ips/356 mm per second

The Zebra ZE511 and ZE521 can provide annual cost savings as high as $10,000 in some industries. The industrial printers are made with harsh environmental conditions in mind but with easy and easy to use system. Ease your customers minds by using an industrial printer that is globally certified. Satisfied customers bring a healthy revenue to your company.ZE521

Let the ZE511 and the ZE521 do the hard work for you.

Contact us today about getting your ZE511 or ZE521.