Zebra S4M

Offering ease of use, a metal construction, and a variety of connectivity options into a thermal printer that takes a full 8” roll of Zebra labels for fewer media changes. Designed for the budget–minded, the S4M has the features needed to support many applications at an affordable price. 

Overview

 
  • Affordable, metal printer with full 8" media roll capacity
  • Simple to use through a streamlined front control panel and a proven side-loading design
  • Simple to integrate by offering a variety of ways to connect

Spec

Standard Features

  • Print Methods: Direct thermal and Thermal Transfer (optional)
  • Construction: Die-cast metal frame with sheet metal enclosure
  • Metal media cover with enlarged clear window
  • Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3®) for superior print quality
  • Back-lit LCD control panel
  • Parallel, USB 1.1 and RS-232 serial ports
  • Unicode™ - Compliant

Printer Specifications

Resolution
203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Memory
4MB Flash, 8MB DRAM
Print width
4.09"/104 mm
Print length
203 dpi: 157"/3,988 mm and 300dpi: 73"/1854 mm (optional)
Print speed
203 dpi:

6" (152 mm)/sec


300 dpi:

6" (152 mm)/sec
Media sensors
Reflective
Transmissive

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner width
0.75”/19.4 mm to 4.50”/114 mm
Minimum label and liner width
0.75" (19.4 mm)
Maximum label and liner length
Maximum non-continuous: 39”/991 mm
Maximum label and liner length (optional)
39" (991 mm)
Core diameter
8.0" (203 mm) O.D. on a 3" (76 mm) I.D. core
6.0" (152 mm) O.D. on a 1" (25 mm) I.D. core
Media thickness
0.003”/0.076 mm to 0.010”/0.25 mm
Media types
continuous, die-cut, tag, black mark

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
Ribbon width
1.57”/40 mm to 4.33”/110 mm
Ribbon setup
Ribbon wound ink-side out
ID Core
1.0" (25.4 mm)

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature
TT: Operating temperature 40° F (5° C) to 104° F (40° C) Thermal transfer
DT: Operating temperature 32° F (0° C) to 104° F (40° C) Direct thermal
Storage temperatures
-40° F (-40° C) to 140° F (60° C)
Operating humidity
20% to 85% non-condensing
Storage humidity
5% to 85% non-condensing
Electrical
Universal auto-ranging (PFC-complaint) power supply 90-265VAC, 48-62 Hz
Agency approvals
  • IEC 60950
  • EN 55022 Class B
  • EN55024
  • EN 61000-3-2
  • EN 61000-3-3

Physical Characteristics

Width
10.7”/272 mm
Height
11.6" (295 mm)
Depth
18.8" (477 mm)
Weight
27.2 lbs (12.4 kg)
Shipping weight
33.5 lbs (15.2 kg)

Related Products

Options
  • Thermal Transfer Ribbon Handling System
  • Print head 300 dpi (12 dots/mm) (ZPL Only)
  • A front mount, passive peel, w/ no take-up spindle
  • Factory installed 64 MB (61 MB user available) Flash Memory option
  • Additional scalable and smooth bitmapped fonts available
  • ZebraNet Wireless Print Server
  • Internal ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server
  • External ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server
  • External ZebraNet PrintServer II (Discontinued)
  • Keyboard Display Unit (KDU) (EPL only)
  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • APL-I/APL-D firmware (contact Zebra Development Services for additional details)
  • Factory installed full-width guillotine knife cutter and catch tray
Communication and Interface Capabilities
  • RS-232 serial port
  • USB 1.1
  • Parallel

Programming Languages

Core programming languages
EPL-Page Mode, ZPL I/ZPL II

Bar Codes/Symbologies

Linear
Code 11
Code 39
Code 93
Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC case codes
UPC-A
UPC-E
EAN-8
EAN-13
UPC-A with 2 or 5 digit extensions
Plessey
Postnet
Standard 2-of-5
Industrial 2-of-5
Interleaved 2-of-5
Logmars
MSI
Codabar
Planet Code
RSS (reduced space symbology)
2-dimensional
Codablock
Code 49
Data Matrix
MaxiCode
QR Code
MicroPDF417
TLC 39
RSS / GS1 DataBar family (12 barcodes)
Fonts and Graphics
  • 7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)
  • International character sets supporting the following code page: IBM® Code Page 850 International character set
  • Support user-defined fonts and graphics – including custom logos
  • ZPL II drawing commands – including boxes and lines
    (ZPL only, other firmware languages may vary)

Downloads