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Printing on the Go – ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers

Your mobile workforce needs wireless devices that they can use anywhere.  They need to be able to print on the go, whether they’re printing a tracking label or a receipt for a customer.  When thinking about mobile printing, the QLn series printer often comes to mind, Zebra’s most popular mobile printer.  But now, we’re throwing another great model into the mix. We’d like to introduce the ZQ500 series mobile printers.

ZQ500’s Rugged Design

Zq500 series mobile printers industrial mobile printingThe ZQ500 series printers are lightweight, yet can handle bumps, drops, and collisions that happen out in the field.  They can withstand repeated drops to concrete from 6.6′ on multiple sides.  The printers also feature a patented military design that meets third-party-verified military standards for shock, vibration, and temperature exposure.

These rugged, mobile printers can withstand many harsh environments to protect your staff’s operation up-time.  The ZQ500 printers meet IP54-ratings for resistance to dust and liquids which are not uncommon out in the field.  They can automatically optimize and balance print speed and print quality.

The printing power on the ZQ500 is groundbreaking.  These are Zebra’s first products to support a secondary Bluetooth communication channel, which is an innovative feature that allows one channel to send print jobs to the printer while a second channel performs additional functions such as device management. You can also print labels or receipts in “draft mode” which optimizes the printing speed for text-only printing.

ZQ500 Series Features & Benefits

Both the ZQ510 and ZQ520 are most commonly used in industries such as transportation and logistics, retail, and manufacturing. Some important features of these printers include:

  • Rugged design
  • Environmental endurance
  • Optimized printing power
  • Simple to use
  • Reliable connectivity
  • Mobile-work space accessories
  • Remote device management

ZQ500 Series in the Field

The ZQ500 series printers are commonly used in the transportation and logistics industry. They are used in applications such as:

  • ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers for Field Service workersReceiving, put-away, reverse logistics
  • Inventory management, cycle count
  • Cross-docking
  • Picking, staging, packing, shipping
  • Direct store delivery
  • Fleet management and maintenance
  • Proof of pickup and delivery
  • Ticketing
  • In-cabin services


The ZQ510 is Zebra’s most rugged premium printer for 3″ applications.


ZQ500 Mobile Printer


The ZQ520  is optimized for touch environments where high-duty-cycle 4″ receipt or medium-duty cycle labels are needed.


Download the ZD500 series datasheet.