QLn Series Healthcare Mobile Printer

The QLn Series mobile printers help your clinicians print the barcode labels they need, wherever and whenever they need them. Fast processing, large memory and a range of accessories allow QLn printers to help increase both user and operational efficiencies. Optimized for high duty-cycle label and receipt printing and designed to enhance business processes through easy integration and operation, the QLn Series printers provide the means for higher workplace performance throughout your healthcare system.


Easy to integrate

Don’t stress about the cost of upgrades. The Qln Series backwards compatibility ensures that your new mobile printers will integrate easily with whatever previous system your healthcare system is utilizing. QLn printers connect seamlessly with legacy host systems and other previously implemented devices.

Easy to Manage

Utilize Zebra’s many avenues for easy management of your devices. Single screen Profile Managers, Zebra Ethernet cradles, Airwatch, and automatically updated firmware are all of the features that you can take advantage of when managing the functionality of your mobile printer.

Easy to Maintain

Reduce wasted time and lost productivity with the PowerPrecision+ battery, which indicates the power and health of a printer’s battery. Effortlessly manage your printers and firmware by connecting your devices to your wired Ethernet network and / or cradle.






• Apple® iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry® connectivity

• Direct thermal printing of barcodes, text and graphics

• CPCL, EPL™ and ZPL® programming languages

• 256 MB Flash supports downloadable programs, receipt formats, fonts and graphics (64 MB available for user storage)

• 2450 mAh (nominal) 18.1 Wh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery

• Built-in battery charger

• Serial and USB ports (both support strain relief)

• Belt clip for unobtrusive and convenient printing (not compatible with extended capacity battery)

• Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors

• Easy-to-use peel and present mode

• Label present sensor for issuing labels one at a time

• Tear bar for easy media dispensing

• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths

• “Clamshell” design for easy media loading

• Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server, Profile Manager, AirWatch® and Wavelink Avalanche®

• Large, easy-to-read LCD control panel (240 x 128 pixels)

• LCD can be customized using WML (text and icons)

• 5-way navigation buttons, two software defined keys

• Printer alerts on the display, help menus

• Tolerance of multiple drops from 5’/1.52 m to concrete

• IP43 dust- and water-resistance rating (IP54 with soft case)

• 400 MHz 32-bit ARM processor

• XML support

• Supports vertical and horizontal printing

• Printers can be used in any orientation

• QR barcode links to web-based help pages

• Zebra Print Touch simplifies Bluetooth pairing and launches web-based help pages with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices

• Label odometer

• NTP (Network Time Protocol) support via WiFi or Ethernet


Resolution: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm

Memory: 128 MB RAM; 256 MB Flash (standard)

Maximum Print Width: QLn220: 1.9″/48 mm, QLn320: 2.8″/72 mm

Maximum Print Speed: Up to 4″/102 mm per second

Media Sensors: Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed center position sensors; label present sensor for issuing batch labels one at a time

Print Length: Minimum: 0.5″/12.7 mm, Maximum: 32″/813 mm

Power: 2450 mAh (nominal) 18.1 Wh removable, rechargeable PowerPrecision+ Li-Ion battery


Maximum Label and Liner Length: QLn220: 0.5″/12.7 mm to 32″/813 mm, QLn320: 0.5″/12.7 mm to 32″/813 mm or continuous

Maximum Media Width: QLn220: 0.63″/16 mm to 2.18″/55.4 mm, QLn320: 1.0″/25 mm to 3.125″/79 mm

Maximum Media Roll Size: QLn220: 2.2″/55.9 mm OD on a 0.75″/19 mm or 1.375″/34.9 mm, QLn320: 2.6″/66 mm OD on a 0.75″/19 mm or 1.375″/34.9 mm

Thickness: 2.3 mil to 5.5 mil tag stock and 6.5 mil label stock

Media Types: Die-cut labels and tags, linerless labels, receipt paper, black bar and gap sensing



Operating Temperature: 32°F to 122°F/0°C to 50°C

Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Storage/Transportation Temperature: -13°F to 158°F/-25°C to 65°C

Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Agency Approvals: 

Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Class-B EN60950, EN55024 and VCCI class B

Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, and EN61000-4-5

Safety: CE, UL, TUV, CSA


Length: 6.5″/165 mm | 6.8″/173 mm

Width: 3.5″/89 mm | 4.6″/117 mm

Height: 2.75″/70 mm | 3.3″/84 mm

Weight (w/battery): 1.25 lbs/0.57 kg | 1.6 lbs/0.73 kg

Note: The Extended Capacity Li-Ion smart battery option adds 0.20 lbs/0.09 kg

to the weight and 0.6″/16 mm to the height of either QLn series printer.


ZebraNet® 802.11n radio with support for:

• WEP, TKIP and AES encryption

• WPA and WPA2

• 802.1x (with WEP, WPA or WPA2)


• 802.11d and 802.11i

• Simultaneous Bluetooth 3.0 dual radio

• Wi-Fi Certification

• Fast roaming using Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching, Opportunistic Key Caching (OKC), or EAP Fast Session resumption

• Support for Ad Hoc mode

Bluetooth 3.0 radio

• Security modes 1 – 4

• “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” certified

• Key Bonding

10/100 Ethernet support (via charging cradle)

Cabled Communications Specifications

• USB 2.0 full-speed interface (12 Mbps)

• Mini-B connector with optional strain relief

• Serial interface: 14-pin RS-232C port for communication to terminal or other host up to 115.2 Kbps


Link-OS Solutions

Document Design: Quickly design a customized print solution using your business data and Zebra’s intuitive, plug-and-print design tools.

Device Integration: Zebra offers apps and products designed to help you integrate Zebra devices into your existing systems.

Device Management: Manage your print operations locally and globally with Zebra’s suite of device management tools.

Developer Tools: Provides you the tools you need to create your own apps, including documentation, source code, programming languages, templates and more.


CPCL, EPL and ZPL programming languages

ZBI 2.x™: powerful programming language that lets printers run standalone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more


Barcode Ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1

Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/EAN128, Code 128, Codabar (NW-7), Interleaved 2-of-5, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5 digit add-on

2D Barcodes: PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, QR Code, GS1/DataBar™ (RSS) family, Aztec, MSI/ Plessey, FIM Postnet, Data Matrix, TLC39


Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed*)

Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped/scalable fonts

International Character Sets (optional): Chinese 16 x 16 (traditional), 16 x 16 (simplified); Japanese 16 x 16, 24 x 24; Korean Mincho

*Contains UFST® from Agfa Monotype Corporation.


Charging Options — Inside the Printer

• AC adapter

• Single cradle: QLn-EC — single bay Ethernet and charging cradle (not compatible with extended capacity battery)

• Quad cradle : QLn-EC4 — quad bay Ethernet and charging cradle, with internal switch and stacking port (not compatible with extended capacity battery)

Charging Options — Outside the Printer

• SC2 single battery charger

• Quad battery charger

Vehicle charger with cigarette lighter adapter

Spare batteries

4900 mAh (nominal) removable extended capacity Li-Ion battery (4-cell bump out pack)

Carrying Options

• Shoulder strap

• Hand strap

• Soft case (IP54 rating when used) — not compatible with extended capacity battery

Linerless printing (with silicone platen roller only)

ZBI 2.x

Printer stand for tabletop mounting

Serial and USB cables with strain relief


The QLn Series Printers are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit: www.zebra.com/warranty.


The Zebra OneCare Service portfolio of Essential, Select and Premier maximizes the availability and productivity of your devices. Key features include 24/7 technical support, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement and software updates. Optional Visibility Services are available.