ZSB Series Printer

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  • 2021

  • Product
    Commercial and Industrial

Designed By:

  • Ed Hackett
  • Zebra Innovation Design Team

Commissioned By:

Zebra Technologies

Designed In:

United Kingdom

The ZSB Series printer is a hassle-free, wireless, cloud-based label printer for the small office home office market. Label cartridges, made from an eco-friendly, biodegradable material, are easy to load and switch between a wide variety of formats and sizes.


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  • Design an easy-to-setup and use label printer allowing users to switch between label stock ranging from 1-4 Inches wide in various formats from address labels to jewelry tags. Two sizes of printers were required to meet the needs of different users across the small office and home office (SOHO) demographic. A large-scale effort in sustainability and eco-friendly materials was a priority for this project from packaging to the replaceable cartridges. This printer needed to stand its ground and be just as simple and delightful as consumer IoT products that are increasingly dominating this environment.

  • The ZSB Series Printers were designed from the ground up with user experience at the forefront; we were obsessed with usability. Everything from the packaging to cartridge insertion was carefully considered for the ultimate ease and hassle-free experience. The hardware and software complement each other with a delightful, easy, and quick setup journey in as little as 3 minutes. Cartridges can be dropped into place without the need for precise orientation and alignment in such a way that creates a virtually un-jammable experience in a market plagued by complicated label-roll insertion procedures.

  • ZSB Series Printers have been designed with a world-class user experience that starts from the packaging right through the use and setup of the printer. For the hardware, we wanted to use as few parts as possible but maintain the high quality that zebra customers expect from us. Attention to detail was brought to all areas from ergonomics to material choice. Our awareness for a replaceable cartridge not only allows ease of use to our customers but an environmentally friendly way to leverage an injection-molded, biodegradable material.

  • Frustration-Free Experience - Easy to use, set up, and install cartridges, perfect alignment every time. Eco-Friendly - Replaceable cartridges are injection molded using biodegradable material and all packaging is recyclable Wireless, Cloud-based printing - Modern Mobile and desktop applications that bring delight to our customers Elegant hardware design - Complimentary user interactions with a single LED ring and animations - Ergonomic, easy to open latch button with simple drop-in label cartridge system The printer can support multiple label sizes, from address labels to shipping we have an array of sizes, 1 to 4 inches in width