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Zebra S4M Direct Thermal Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print

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Zebra® S4M™

Whether you’re new to bar coding, upgrading from an older Stripe® series, desktop printing, or adding new printers, Zebra’s S4M thermal printer delivers an affordable solution for many labeling requirements.

Zebra® S4M™

The Easy Way to Add Dependable Printing

  • The S4M offers you ease of use, the durability of a metal frame/case and a full 8" (203mm) media-roll capacity that means fewer label changes
  • The front control panel features a streamlined menu for simple navigation, while its proven side-loading design eliminates threading of labels and ribbons for quick, easy loading
  • A variety of ways to connect – from serial, parallel and USB interfaces to internal 10/100 Ethernet or IEEE 802.11b/g – enables easy system integration
  • It will fit in completely with your other Zebra printers because it speaks the same programming languages (ZPL® and EPL™)

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Key Features

  • More ways to connect
  • Unicode™-compliant
  • Side-loading design

Ideal For

  • Compliance labelling
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare Patient Safety
  • Post and Parcel


The next generation in the Stripe series, the S4M’s affordability, ease of use, metal construction and wide range of connectivity options make it an outstanding value.

Standard Features

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

Printer Specifications

  • 203dpi (8 dots per mm); 300dpi (12 dots per mm) (optional)
  • Standard: 4MB flash, 8MB DRAM
Print Width
  • 4.09" (104mm)
Print Length
  • 203dpi: 157" (3,988mm)
  • 300dpi: 73" (1,854mm) (optional)
Print Speed
  • 6" (152mm) per second
Media Sensors
  • Transmissive and reflective sensors

Media Characteristics

Maximum label and liner length
  • Maximum non-continuous label length: 39" (991mm)
Media width
  • 0.75" (19.4mm) to 4.50" (114mm)
Maximum Media Roll Size
  • 8.0" (203mm) O.D. on a 3.0" (76mm) I.D. core
  • 5.9" (152mm) O.D. on a 1.0" (25mm) I.D. core
Media thickness
  • 0.003" (0.076mm) to 0.010" (0.25mm)
Media types
  • Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark

Ribbon Characteristics (Thermal Transfer Option Only)

Outside diameter
  • 3.2" (81.3mm)
Standard length
  • 984' (300m) or 1476' (450m)
  • 2:1 media roll to ribbon ratio for 984' (300m)
  • 3:1 media roll ribbon ratio for 1476' (450m)
  • 1.57" (40mm) to 4.33" 110mm
Ribbon setup
  • Ribbon wound ink-side out
Core internal diameter
  • 1.0" (25.4mm)

Operating Characteristics

  • Operating temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C) (Thermal Transfer) and 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) (Direct Thermal)
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
  • Operating humidity: 20% to 85% non-condensing
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
  • Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 90 ~ 265VAC; 48 - 62Hz
Agency Approvals
  • IEC 60950, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
  • Markings: cULus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, IRAM, CCC, GOST-R

Physical Characteristics

  • Width: 10.7" (272mm)
  • Height: 11.6" (295mm)
  • Depth: 18.8" (477mm)
  • Weight: 27.2lb (12.4kg)
  • Shipping weight: 33.5lb (15.2kg)

Options and Accessories

  • Printhead 300dpi (12 dots per mm)
  • Peel – A front-mounted, passive-peel option with no take-up spindle
  • Factory-installed 64MB flash memory option
  • Real-time clock (RTC) option
  • Thermal transfer ribbon-handling system
  • Keyboard display unit (KDU)

Zebralink™ Solutions

  • ZebraDesigner™ Pro (optional)
  • ZebraDesigner
  • ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
  • ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0
  • Zebra Universal Driver
  • ZBI-Developer™
Networking Options
  • ZebraNet Internal Wireless Plus PrintServer
  • ZebraNet 10/100 PrintServer option (internal or external)
  • ZPL II®
  • Zebra Global Printing Solution
  • EPL2™
  • Web View
  • Alert
  • ZBI 2.0™
  • ZBI-Developer

Bar Code Symbologies

  • Linear bar codes: 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 and EAN 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
  • 2-Dimensional: Aztec, Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39, RSS (ZPL only, other firmware languages may vary)

Fonts and Graphics

  • Seven bitmapped, one smooth-scalable (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)
  • International character sets supporting the following code page: IBM® Code Page 850 International character set
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos
  • ZPL II drawing commands including boxes and lines
  • Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging Inc.

For optimum print quality and printer performance, use genuine Zebra supplies.


Learn more about the Zebra S4M




Print Technology
Direct Thermal
Print Speed
6 in/s
Max Resolution(B&W)
203 dpi
8 MB
Tear Bar

Media Handling

Media Type



Package Contents

Package Contents
S4M Label Printer
Safety Guide
Power Cord with US Plug
Software & Driver CD
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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