Zebra S4M Thermal Printer 203dpi

Zebra Thermal Label Printers
  • Die-cast metal frame with a sheet-metal enclosure
  • Element energy equalizer for superior print quality
  • Side-loading design
  • More ways to connect: Serial, Parallel and USB interfaces
  • Easy loading
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The Zebra S4M thermal printer delivers an affordable solution for many labelling requirements. The Zebra S4M offers you ease of use, the durability of a metal frame case and a full 203mm media-roll capacity that means fewer label changes. With easy controls and proven side-loading design, it’s quick to learn, use, and load.

S4M™—the Simple Way to Add Dependable Printing

Whether you’re new to bar coding, upgrading from an older Stripe or desktop printer, or adding new printers, Zebra’s S4M thermal printer delivers an affordable solution for many labelling requirements. Designed for the budget-minded, this printer offers you ease of use, the durability of a metal frame/case,
and a full 8” media roll capacity that means fewer label changes. The S4M is an outstanding value compared to similar printers in the market.

Simple to Use

The S4M printer offers a variety of ways to connect—from serial, parallel, and USB interfaces to internal 10/100 Ethernet or IEEE 802.11b/g—for simple system integration. And it will fit right in with your other Zebra printers because it speaks the same programming languages (ZPL and EPL™). Plus, Zebra’s APL™ language lets you easily change from other-brand printers to S4M printers without changing your label formats.


• Compliance labelling—comply with the latest industry and customer requirements.
• Manufacturing—provides accurate, end-to-end identification to track materials through your factory or supply chain.
• Distribution—bar code labelling for packing, hipping, inventory management.
• Healthcare patient safety — hospital pharmacy unit-dose labelling, specimen and lab labelling, wristband printing, admissions/records labelling.
• Unicode™ compliant—for faster, multi-language printing to meet global needs.



Print Resolution 203 dpi/8 dots per mm;
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
Memory Standard: 4 MB Flash, 8 MB DRAM
Print Width 4.09”/104 mm
Print Length 203 dpi: 157”/3,988 mm
300 dpi: 73”/1,854 mm (optional)
Print Speed 6”/152 mm per second
Media Sensors Transmissive & reflective sensing sensors

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside Diameter 3.2”/81.3 mm
Standard length 984’/300 m or 1476’/450 m
Ratio • 2:1 media roll to ribbon ratio for 984’/300 m
• 3:1 media roll ribbon ratio for 1476’/450 m
Width 1.57”/40 mm to 4.33”/110 mm
Ribbon Setup Ribbon wound ink-side out
Core I.D 1.0”/25.4 mm

Media Characteristics

Label Length Maximum non-continuous: 39”/991 mm
Maximum label & liner width 0.75”/19.4 mm to 4.50’/114 mm
Maximum Media Roll Size 8.0”/203 mm O.D. on a 3.0”/76 mm I.D. core
6.0”/152 mm O.D. on a 1.0”/25 mm I.D. core
Media Thickness 0.003”/0.076 mm to 0.010”/0.25 mm
Media Types Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature 40º F/5º C to 104º F/40º C (Thermal Transfer)
32º F/0º C to 104º F/40º C (Direct Thermal)
Storage temperature -40º F/-40º C to 140º F/60º C
Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing

Physical Characteristics

272mm (W) X 295mm (H) X 477mm (D)
Shipping weight: 33.5 lbs/15.2 kg

Barcode Symbologies

Linear Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 subsets A/B/C and UCC case C codes, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC
and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessy, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI,
Codabar, Planet Code, GS1 DataBar (RSS)
2-Dimensional Aztec, Codablock, PDF417, Code 4, Data Matrix, GS1
Databar (RSS), MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39

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  • unlimited phone support
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  • highly skilled technicians
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