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ZX-40 Ultra, The world’s favourite Ribbon Printer

Part of Creative Printers of London (Est. 1986)

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CPU and Memory
CPU: 32-bit CPU

Serial, Parallel, USB Master and Slave, Ethernet 10/100Mbps (Optional)

8MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash ROM, SD Slot (upto 5GB)

Switching power adapter Input: 100 to 240v output: 24v (Can be used worldwide). We will supply a suitable plug for your country free of charge with purchase.

Beep sound when error occurs

Operating temperature
5 degrees Centigrade to 45 degrees Centigrade (40 - 112.9 degrees F)

Printer dimensions: 200mm(W) x 263mm(L) x 188mm(H)

2kgs (Weight of printer on it's own)

Print Resolution
Resolution 203dpi  
(300dpi option also available at extra cost of £150.00+VAT).  We find that 300 dpi really only makes a positive difference on small print, otherwise, 200dpi is more than adequate  for normal day to day jobs.

Print mode: Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer

Print speed: 1-4 inches per second

Maximum print length: 150 inches

Maximum printing width: 4.1 inches (104mm)

Printing colour: One at at a time, multiple colour printing possible

Text size: 2mm to 100mm

Fonts: Use any true type fonts (even foreign text if available on your PC), Print text in arcs, circles. Also distort and rotate text.

Foreign Fonts: Print in any language including English, European, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Chinese etc if fonts are available on your PC.

Logos: Print any jpeg or .bmp images. Convert photos into line art too.

Operating systems
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008
Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) Windows Server 2008R2 , Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Backlight LCD Display 128 x 64 dots.

Control Panel
4 multi-functional keys. 4 status LED lights, 1 error LED Light.

Sensor Type
Moveable reflective and see-trough sensor.

Media width 5mm-110mm

Media roll diameter 127mm outside diameter.

Media thickness: 0.06mm - 0.2mm

Media type: Continuous, die-cut, tag, fan fold, black mark


CE, FCC Class B, CCC, CB

These specifications are liable to change without prior notification

ZX-40 Ultra Specifications


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To our knowledge, no other ribbon printer on the market currently works with Windows 10 apart from our ZX-40! This means that should you buy a new computer, you will not have a problem with our ZX-40 as we can supply you with Windows 10 Drivers free of charge.

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