Wristbands play a critical role in your healthcare facility. Staff and patients count on wristbands to provide the instant positive identification required to prevent medical errors. You need dependable and fast wristband printing, durable wristbands and consistently scannable barcodes — and with the ZD510-HC, you get it all. The ZD510-HC Wristband Printing solution combines the reliable ZD510-HC direct thermal printer with easy-to-load cartridges containing the only antimicrobial-coated wristbands on the market — Zebra’s Z-Band® wristbands. Your IT department will find ZD510-HC printers easy to integrate, manage and secure, thanks to Zebra’s Link-OS® operating system and Zebra’s powerful Print DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools. Increase staff productivity and patient safety with the industry’s easiest to use and most dependable wristband printing solution — the ZD510-HC.


Multiple Connectivity Options

The ZD510-HC comes standard with Ethernet, USB, USB Host, and Bluetooth Low Energy. The optional dual wireless radio offers 802.11ac and latest security protocols, plus Bluetooth 4.1 with concurrent wired and wireless communications. In addition, with the Print Touch tag (NFC), users can simply tap a compatible mobile device on the ZD510-HC to pair and print — as well as instantly access Zebra’s extensive knowledge base of how-to videos.

Compatible with Leading ADT Systems

The ZD510-HC is validated for use with leading Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) systems, including Allscripts, CareFusion, Cerner, CPSI, Epic and McKesson. You can easily get up and running using their wristband formats.

Easy Migration — No Matter What Kind of Wristband Printing Solution You Have Today

If you use the Zebra HC100 wristband printer, your existing inventory of wristband cartridges will work with the ZD510-HC. Native ZPL support makes it easy to migrate from another Zebra desktop printer. And migration from practically any third party printer is seamless with Virtual Devices, a Zebra Print DNA tool that can use languages normally associated with other printer brands.

Standard Features

• Quick and easy wristband cartridge loading
• Automatic print speed setting-up to 4 ips depending on installed cartridge
• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics
• Dual-wall frame, impact-resistant plastic
• ZPL® or ZPL II® programming language
• 512 MB Flash memory
• 256 MB SDRAM memory
• Element Energy Equalizer™ (E3™) for superior print quality
• Connectivity: USB Host, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth Low Energy
• Odometer for print-length tracking
• Illuminated media low/media out indicator
• Tool-less printhead and platen replacement
• Unicode™-compliant for multi-language printing
• Instant media calibration — no wasted media
• Head-up sensor
• XML-enabled printing — allows XML communications from information systems
• ENERGY STAR® qualified
• Link-OS
• Real Time Clock
• ZebraDesigner Essentials – easy label design tool free at
• Two-year standard warranty

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 5 in. W x 7 in. H* x 9.5 in. D
127 mm W x 178 mm H* x 242 mm D
* Requires 6 in./153 mm clearance above printer to load cartridge

Printer Specifications

Maximum Print Length 22 in./558 mm
Minimum Print Length 3 in./76 mm
Print Widths  0.75 in./19.05 mm, 1 in./25.4 mm, 1.1875 in./30.16 mm
Resolution 300 dpi/12 dots per mm
Maximum Print Speed Healthcare: 2 in./51 mm per second
Z-Band Fun and Z-Band Splash: 4 in./102 mm per second

Media Characteristics

Zebra offers a comprehensive range of wristband solutions for healthcare and hospitality industries.
Healthcare Wristbands
  • Adhesive or clip closure
  • Adult, child and infant sizes
  • Barcodes on Z-Band wristbands are proven to withstand water, soaps, foams, alcohol and other common solvents found in a healthcare environment, and remain scannable for longer than the average patient stay
Hospitality Wristbands
  • One-day and multi-day wristband options
    Seven bright colors
  • Designed for amusement parks, water parks, carnivals, zoos, sporting events and resorts
  • Variable print-on-demand barcoded wristbands means the wristband does not have value until printed, reducing ticket fraud

Environmental (Printer)

Operating Temperature 40° F to 104° F /4.4° C to 40° C
Storage Temperature -40° F to 140° F /-40° C to 60° C
Operating Humidity 20%-85% non-condensing R.H.
Storage Humidity 5%-85% non-condensing R.H.

Cleaning (Printer)

Healthcare wipeable plastic is designed to withstand a variety of disinfectants, chemicals and cleaning solutions.
See zebra.com for a full list.

Environmental (Wristband Cartridge)

Service Temperature -40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C
Storage Temperature 32° F to 70°F/0° C to 21° C at 35% to 50% non-condensing R.H.


  • Universal power supply (PFC-compliant) 100—240VAC, 50—60Hz
  • ENERGY STAR qualified printer

Agency Approvals

Emissions FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, RCM
Emissions and
(CE): EN 55032:2012 class B and EN 55024:2010, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, CISPR 32:2015
Safety CB Scheme IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1, TÜV, NRTL
Power Supply IEC 60601-1:2012

Options And Accessories

  • ZBI 2.0™— Factory- or field-installed, this powerful programming language lets printers run standalone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more
  • Factory installed wireless dual radio: 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Font packs — Asian and other international font kits

Fonts And Graphics

  • Character fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H (OCR-A), GS, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & Ø Smooth font (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics — including custom logos
  • Bitmap fonts are expandable up to 10 times, height- and width-independent. Fonts E and H (OCR-B and OCR-A), however, are not considered in spec when expanded
  • Smooth-scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot, height-and width-independent, while maintaining edges to a max. 1500 x 1500 dots

Barcode Symbologies

Linear Barcodes Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, GS1 DataBar™ (formerly RSS), Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions
Two Dimensional Barcodes Aztec Code, Codablock, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR Code

Print DNA Software Solutions

Development Tools With faster, easier and smarter integration of Zebra printers with your devices and applications, your Zebra printing solutions are up and running in less time, with less cost.
Management Tools Minimize IT effort and maximize IT control with Print DNA management tools — the easy way to add and manage any number of printers, anywhere — from a handful of printers to thousands of printers all around the world.
Productivity Tools Reach new levels of productivity with innovations that streamline tasks and workflows, optimize device performance and solve tomorrow’s printing problems today.
Visibility Tools Regardless of whether or not you have an existing Mobile Device Management solution in place, robust visibility tools provide unparalleled insight into printer health, usage and performance.