Zanasi Thermal Inkjet Z1

Z1 is the new Zanasi high resolution coding system, based on Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) technology – is the most suitable solution for a clear and clean industrial printing of barcodes, logos and alphanumerical texts on primary packaging and multiple packaging both on porous and non-porous surfaces (paper, aluminium, flexible film, plastic and coated cases, labels). The Z1 system grants very high definition printing (up to 900 dpi horizontal – 600 dpi vertical) of complex messages 12.5 mm high. 

The Z1 system is easy to set-up, use and maintain. It is always ready to use, plug & play, manages a range of rapid dry and high adhesion inks through smart ink cartridges. The Z1 system can be managed and controlled remotely through the Z1 Remote Manager software, a powerful and intuitive software for easy message creation and remote control of the system and nearly an infinite number of printheads simultaneously.



  • Print height from 1 to 12.5 mm (0.04” – 0.5”)
  • Line speed capability: up to 90 mt/min* (295 ft/min)
  • Available fonts: Windows True Type
  • High quality graphic images printing
  • Internal storage up to 9 messages
  • Automatic date, time, off sets and expiry date multifunctions
  • Incrementing/decreasing alphanumeric product counters up to 8 digits
  • Repeat print – message function
  • Field orientation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
  • Fixed and variable text fi eld types and barcodes (automatic or external)
  • Coding throw distance up to 9 mm (0.35”)


  • EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 128, Code 2/5, Code 2/5 check, Code 39, Code 39 check, Code 128, DUN14, GS1 Databar, Datamatrix*, GS1 Datamatrix*, QR-Code*, GS1 Databar* (* Pro Version)


  • Intuitive message creation with Z1 Remote Manager software
  • Data transfer using USB key
  • Simplified images and texts formatting with Stretch and Drag & Drop function
  • Print parameters stored within each message
  • Multi printhead management through Z1 Remote Manager software
  • Communication to managements programs and software
  • Operator interface with extended foreign languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese
  • Auto real-time printing consumption calculation


  • Stainless steel structure
  • IP40 protection
  • Thermal ink jet technology for industrial use
  • Integrated sensor for product detection
  • Horizontal resolution up to 900 Dpi
  • Vertical resolution 600 Dpi
  • Field orientation: sidewards (0° and 90°), downwards and upwards
  • High contrast pigmented inks
  • Rapid dry and high adhesion inks for non porous surfaces
  • Dimensions printhead: 97 mm x 82 mm x 122 mm  (3.8” x 3.2” x 4.8”)
  • Weight: 570 g (20 ounces)











  • Scanner connection for printed barcode validation
  • Ethernet interface for LAN connection 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • External sensor management for product detection
  • Parallel interface BCD
  • Shaft encoder input for variable speed production lines
  • External alarm output with traffic light column
  • Z1 Remote Manager software for total remote PC management
  • N°1 USB port version 2.0
  • N°1 Serial port RS232


  • Temperature: from 5° to 40°C (40° – 104°F)
  • Humidity: 10 – 90% (non-condensing)
  • Single Phase, 100-240 Vac, 50-60 Hz, 12 VA