Zebra® S4M™


Zebra’s S4M printer proudly wears the Stripe series name. Offering ease of use, a metal construction, and a variety of connectivity options into a thermal printer that takes a full 8” roll of Zebra labels for fewer media changes. Designed for the budget–minded, the S4M has the features needed to support many applications at an affordable price.With easy controls and proven side-loading design, it’s quick to learn, use, and load, so operators can focus on more productive tasks.

The printer offers standard serial, parallel and USB connectivity, as well as optional internal 10/100 Ethernet and IEEE 802.11b/g wireless networking for simple integration and remote monitoring, plus it can be ordered with different printer programming languages. Compared to similar printers on the market, the S4M thermal printer is an outstanding value.



  • Affordable, metal printer with full 8" media roll capacity
  • Simple to use through a streamlined front control panel and a proven side-loading design
  • Simple to integrate by offering a variety of ways to connect


  • Compliance labelingcomply with the latest industry and customer requirements
  • Manufacturingprovide accurate, end-to-end identification to track materials through your factory or supply chain
  • Distributionbar code labeling for packing, shipping, inventory management
  • Healthcare patient safetyhospital pharmacy unit-dose labeling, specimen and lab labeling, wristband printing, admissions/records labeling
  • Unicode™ compliantfor faster, multi-language printing to meet global needs


Zebra S4M


• 203 dpi/8 dots per mm;

• 300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)


Standard: 4 MB Flash, 8 MB DRAM

Printing Speed

6”/152 mm per second

Printing Length

• 203 dpi: 157”/3,988 mm

• 300 dpi: 73”/1,854 mm (optional)

Printing Width

4.09”/104 mm

Media Sensors

Transmissive and reflective sensing sensors

Maximum non-continuous label length

Maximum non-continuous: 39”/991 mm

Maximum label and liner width

0.75”/19.4 mm to 4.50’/114 mm

Maximum media roll size

8.0”/203 mm O.D. on a 3.0”/76 mm I.D. core

6.0”/152 mm O.D. on a 1.0”/25 mm I.D. core

Media thickness

0.003”/0.076 mm to 0.010”/0.25 mm

Media types

Continuous, die-cut, tags, black-mark

Outside diameter ribbon

3.2”/81.3 mm

Standard length

984’/300 m or 1476’/450 m



• 2:1 media roll to ribbon ratio for 984’/300 m

• 3:1 media roll ribbon ratio for 1476’/450 m


1.57”/40 mm to 4.33”/110 mm

Ribbon setup

Ribbon wound ink-side out

Core I.D.

1.0”/25.4 mm



• Operating temperature:

-40º F/5º C to 104º F/40º C (Thermal Transfer)

-32º F/0º C to 104º F/40º C (Direct Thermal)

• Storage temperature: -40º F/-40º C to 140º F/60º C

• Operating humidity: 20-85% non-condensing

• Storage humidity: 5-85% non-condensing


Universal auto-ranging (PFC-compliant) power supply 90-265 VAC; 48-62Hz

Agency Approvals


• IEC60950, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, 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”/272 mm

• Height: 11.6”/295 mm

• Depth: 18.8”/477 mm

• Weight: 27.2 lbs/12.4 kg

• Shipping weight: 33.5 lbs/15.2 kg

Zebralink™ Solutions



• ZebraDesigner™Pro

• ZebraDesigner for XML

• ZebraDesigner

• ZebraNet™Bridge Enterprise

• ZebraNet Utilities v 7.0

• Zebra Universal Driver

• ZBI-Developer™

Networking Options


• ZebraNet Wireless Plus option

• ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server option




• Global Printing

• EPL2™

• XML-Enabled printing

• APL-I™/APL-D™ (Contact Zebra Development Services for additional details)

• Webview

• Alert

• ZBI 2.0™

Fonts and Graphics


• 7 bitmapped, 1 smooth scalable (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)

• International character sets supporting the following code page: IBM® Code Page 850 International character set

• Support user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos

• ZPL II drawing commands—including boxes and lines

• Contains UFST® from Monotype Imaging Inc.

Bar Code Symbologies


• Linear: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 subsets A/B/C and UCC case C codes,  UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessy, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code, GS1 DataBar (RSS)

• 2-Dimensional: Aztec, Codablock, PDF417, Code 4, Data Matrix, GS1 Databar (RSS), MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF417, TLC 39

Options and Accessories


• Printhead 300 dpi/12 dots per mm

• Peel—a front mount, passive peel option, with no take-up spindle

• Factory installed 64 MB Flash memory option

• Real-time clock (RTC) option

• Thermal transfer ribbon handling option

• Keyboard display unit (KDU)

• Factory installed full-width guillotine knife cutter and catch tray

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