Zebra 170Xi4 Thermal Transfer Barcode Printer 203 dpi, Serial, Parallel, USB, Internal ZebraNet 10/100 PrintServer, 64MB Flash
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Highlights for Zebra 170Xi4 Thermal Transfer Barcode Printer 203 dpi, Serial, Parallel, USB, Internal ZebraNet 10/100 PrintServer, 64MB Flash

The industrial-strength Zebra 170Xi4 with 203- or 300 dpi (8 or 12 dots per mm) print resolution and a 6.6" print width at 12" per second can print large volumes of labels, promoting greater productivity with fewer roll changes. Or it can execute intricate, high-resolution print applications at a quick 8" (203 mm) per second. With its all-metal construction, this printer is ideal for tough applications including compliance labels (AIAG, ODETTE, UCC/EAN-128, etc.), product identification labels and pallet shipping/receiving labels, either on demand or in batches.


  • Print speeds up to 14"/356 mm per second (110Xi4 and 140Xi4) for increased batch and print/apply productivity
  • LCD content and navigation customizable to user needs
  • Large, easy-to-use LCD screen simplifies setup
  • Flexible connectivity including simultaneous parallel/Ethernet
  • Advanced ribbon- and media-low LCD/e-mail alerts
  • On-board diagnostic tools and adjustments to ensure optimum print quality
  • RFID Ready (110Xi4) now standard


Standard Features

  • Print methods: Thermal transfer or direct thermal
  • 32 bit 133 Mhz RISC processor
  • 8 MB Flash memory—including 2.0 MB user-available non-volatile memory storage for downloadable objects
  • Internal real-time clock
  • Advanced label/media counters
  • Auto calibration—printer calibrates when printer is turned on or when printhead is closed using approximately two labels
  • Early warning systems—provide low label, low ribbon and clean printhead alerts via the front panel and ZebraLink alerts
  • New full-function front panel and large multilingual back-lit LCD display—with user-programmable password protection
  • Clear media side door—easy monitoring of supplies usage without opening the printer systems
  • Thin film printhead with Element Energy Equalizer (E3) for superior print quality
  • Serial RS-232 and bi-directional parallel ports—with auto detect
  • Internal ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server (Ethernet)
  • Dual media sensors—transmissive and reflective, selectable through software or front panel

Operating characteristics

  • Operating Temperature:
    • 40° F/5° C to 105° F/40° C (Thermal Transfer)
    • 32° F/0° C to 105° F/40° C (Direct Thermal)
  • Storage/Transport Environ.: -40° F/-40° C to 140° F/60° C
  • Operating Humidity: 20-85% non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 5-85% non-condensing

  • Universal power supply with power-factor correction 90-264 VAC; 48-62 Hz
  • Serial RS-232 and bi-directional parallel ports—with auto detect
  • USB 2.0 port

Agency Approvals
  • IEC 60950-1, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

Media Characteristics

  • Max. Roll Size: 8"/203 mm O.D. on a 3"/76 mm I.D. core
  • Thickness (label & liner): .003"/.076 mm to .012"/.305 mm
  • Media Types: Continuous fanfold, die-cut or black mark
  • For optimum print quality and printer performance, use genuine Zebra supplies.

  • Ribbon is recommended to be at least as wide as media.
  • Max. Roll Size: 3.2"/81.3 mm O.D. on a 1"/25.4 mm I.D. core
  • Standard Lengths: 1,476'/450 m or 984'/300 m; provides 3:1 & 2:1 media roll to ribbon ratios
  • Ribbon Setup: Ribbon wound ink side out

ZebraLink Solutions

  • ZebraDesigner Pro
  • ZebraDesigner
  • ZebraDesigner for XML
  • ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0
  • ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise
  • Zebra Enterprise Connector

  • ZebraNet Internal Wireless Plus
  • ZebraNet Wireless Plus Print Server
  • ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server

  • ZPL or ZPL II programming language—selectable through software or front panel
  • XML-Enabled printing—direct-connect integration for bar code label printing; eliminates license fees and print server hardware and lowers customization and programming costs
  • Unicode-compliant Global Printing
  • ZBI 2.1—Allows printers to run applications, prompt users through control-panel commands and use files stored on the printer as a data source.


Fonts and Character Sets
  • Bitmap fonts A through H and GS symbols are expandable up to 10 times; height and width independent
  • Smooth, scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot; height and width independent
  • IBM Code Page 850 International Characters
  • Contains UFST from Montotype Imaging, Inc.

Graphic Features
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos

Bar code symbologies
  • Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case C Codes, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code
  • 2-Dimensional: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, GS1 DataBar (RSS), Aztec

Options and Accessories
  • Rewind
  • Cutter and catch tray
  • Bi-fold media door with clear panel
  • Media supply spindle for 3"/76 mm core or 40 mm core
  • Applicator interface
  • 64 MB On-Board Linear Flash Memory
  • Scalable and international fonts

For optimal printing quality and proper printer performance across our product line, Zebra strongly recommends the use of genuine Zebra supplies as part of the total solution. Specifically, the Xi4 printer is designed to work only with genuine Zebra printheads, thus maximizing safety and print quality.