Zebra Print Engines

In high-speed, high-throughput label printing environments, production, uptime and hardware availability are everything, and a reliable print engine is key to achieving this.

In all printer applicators on the market, the print mechanism, control and processing elements carry the biggest load, which means they are the most common cause of downtime. With our systems, all these elements are housed in one hot-swappable print engine box, so unlike other systems, if there is an issue, a replacement can be fitted in a matter of minutes. This allows any maintenance or repair to occur offline, whilst your line keeps running.

We only partner with the very best manufacturers of thermal transfer print technology; Zebra Technologies empowers those on the front line in retail, healthcare, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and other industries to achieve a performance edge – an edge that translates to delighted customers, better patient outcomes and superior business results. That’s why incorporating Zebra print engine technology into our print and apply solutions ensures the best results for our customers.

Our Solutions

Our latest technology, the Nexus 20 range, is engineered in the UK for the most demanding industrial applications.

  • Unrivalled versatility
  • Connectivity
  • Ease of use
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Robust Engineering
  • Longevity

All our Print and Apply systems are backed by our industry leading three year warranty for total peace of mind.

Zebra ZE511 and ZE521 Print Engines

Mission critical doesn’t compromise – neither do Zebra print engines. Your lines and equipment must stand up to the 24/7/365 test, but you need more than just durable performance. Keep your operations moving forward with Zebra’s rugged ZE511 and ZE521 print engines, intelligently engineered to make your work easier – today and tomorrow.

The next generation of Zebra print engines is designed for easy integration, maintenance and operation.


  • Transportation
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing

Used For:

  • Cross Docking
  • Receiving Shipping
  • Compliance Labeling
  • Order Labeling
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Alternative Print Engine Solutions

ZE500 End of life

Please note – as of 28 July 2022, the ZE500 print engine will no longer be available to order. Support and spare parts will continue to be available for the ZE500 until 28th September 2027.

Cobalt Systems is an Advanced Print Engine Specialist with Zebra, so please get in touch for ZE500 print engine repairs

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Datamax A-Class Print Engine

Datamax’s A-Class Mark II Print Engines are ideal for OEM Applications and offer the ideal upgrade for high performance print and apply applications.

The A-Class family of advanced print engines is perfectly placed to deliver for high volume, multi-shift applications that demand high speed and assured reliability.

The design allows for quick and easy replacement of the platen roller and printhead, which minimises downtime and improves efficiency.

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Sato S84-ex/S86-ex Print Engine

SATO’s pioneering flagship print engine delivers automatic print and apply to cover the needs of 4-inch or 6-inch printing applications. Direct Thermal only and Ribbon Saver models are also available.

A range of standard multiple interfaces delivers increased connectivity to support both legacy and future host environments.

Printhead and roller replacement is fast and simple, and rear service access gives convenient access to PCB, gear and power supply.

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Related Information

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Get Advice on Print Engines

Speak with one of our experienced technical sales team to find out how we can help meet your labelling automation needs.

A 20-minute discovery call will allow us to choose the right Print Engine for your environment and applications to give you better performance today and greater potential for tomorrow.

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01270 539800 sales@cobaltis.co.uk

Cobalt Systems Ltd,
Spitfire Road,
Cheshire Green Industrial Park,

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