Zebra ZD410 Product Review – POSGuys.com
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Zebra ZD410 Product Review – POSGuys.com

February 29, 2020

Hi, Travis with POSGuys.com. Today we’re reviewing
Zebra’s latest 2-inch printer, the ZD410. This is the only 2-inch printer that they’re
going to make going forward, and it’s a direct replacement for the older LP2824. The LP2824
was a great printer, it’s been in the market for about 10 years right now, there’s a 2824
plus, there was a TLP version, but overall it was kind of the little engine that could,
it was a small, durable printer, good for printing little address labels or jewelry
labels, things like that. The ZD410 is an upgrade. It has a new interface that is much
easier to use than the 1 button interface. Calibrating is much more straightforward,
much easier to do. Loading in the labels is the same way as the old printer, it’s a clamshell
design, you release the clips, drop in the media, close the top, and you’re ready to
print. It is better than the 2824 because it’s now available with more options. There’s
new interfaces available, there’s Bluetooth, there’s WiFi, you can add Ethernet after you
purchase the printer, you can also add cutters of peelers in the field, you don’t have to
purchase those ahead of time anticipating that you’re going to use it in the future,
you can add them on later on. The price point on it is similar, the warranty is similar,
and then size-wise, it’s actually a little smaller. Your width is going to be pretty
much the same, but the height, it’s a little bit shorter. Overall a little smaller, and
overall a little better printer. There’s also a 300 dpi printer version available, which
makes jewelry labels able to use a much more dense barcode, 300 dpi can print finer lines,
so you can print very very small, very very tight barcodes. So that is a welcome addition
to the 2-inch printer line. Maxiumum print speed on the ZD410 is 4 inches
per second if you’re printing in 300 dpi mode, and 6 inches per second if you’re printing
in 203 dpi mode. I’m going to print here some sample labels. This is printing in 300 dpi,
so your max print speed is 4 inches per second. I’m going to print 10 labels. Changing media and calibrating is a much more
simplified process than in the past. I’m going to take out my short labels here, and we’re
going to switch them to a black-mark label. You drop it in like before, if you want to
adjust, there’s a little wheel there you can adjust the absolute thickness of it, you can
make it a little wider if you want a little more play on the wheel. Close it up. So to
calibrate in the past you had to turn off the printer, hold down the button, turn on
the printer, wait for the light to flash, and then let go. Now, at any point if you
hold down the two buttons on the edge and wait for two seconds it’ll spit out a new
label that’s calibrated. Printing the configuration of your printer is much easier too, you just
hold down the two buttons on the side, you’ll see some lights blinking, and then it spits
out the configuration of the printer. 300 dpi printing allows some very dense barcodes
to be printed, so you can print on a very small jewelry label, this is the butterfly
label, your ring or item goes in the middle, and then it wraps around the side. As you
can see, I have a very very tiny barcode on it, and in order to print that you do need
300 dpi. It prints 300 dpi at 4 inches per second, I’ll print 5 more labels, and you
get high quality labels on jewelry stock. This is a big improvement over the old printer,
where you couldn’t print nearly as dense barcodes on a jewelry label. So overall how do we rate the ZD410? It’s
an improvement on the 2824, the calibration process is much better, which was one of the
hang ups of the older printer, so overall it’s a good buy. It’s definitely cheaper than
the 4 inch model, so if you’re printing things like jewelry tags, address labels, you never
need to go to that 4 inch print width, then I highly recommend the ZD410. It is one of
the only 2-inch print width models on the market, so definitely a good buy. The standard
warranty on the ZD410 is 12 months or 1 year. Extended warranties are also available if
you want comprehensive coverage or faster replacement. Your standard interface is USB,
there are Ethernet, WiFI, Bluetooth, Serial interfaces, either as add on modules or as
optional models to be purchased. This is the healthcare white version, it’s plastic can
also be sprayed down so you can sterilize it. The grey version is also available, that’s
a little less, it’s just your standard retail version that can’t be sprayed down as well,
the plastic is normal plastic on it. For more information on this printer, to purchase the
printer, to purchase supplies for it, please visit us at POSGuys.com. Thanks!

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