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Zebra S4M - 203 & 300 DPI Printhead

We represent the last American Manufacturer of Printheads. Yes, even Zebra is manufacturing their printheads overseas. Our American Made, Compatible Zebra Printhead will outlast an original Zebra Printhead at a fraction of the price.

This Printhead is for Zebra Product Number: G41400M & G41401M and works in the Zebra S4M 203 & 300 Dots Per Inch thermal printer. Our Zebra Compatible Printhead features a hard protective coating that extends the abrasive life of our printhead by up to four times that of an OEM Zebra print head. Our Warranty meets or exceeds Zebra Printhead Manufacturer specifications. Our New Zebra compatible thermal printhead is available for shipment worldwide. This is a brand new Zebra Compatible Printhead, not a rebuilt and not a remanufactured Printhead - BRAND New and built in the USA.
Please review our Installation Instructions for your Zebra Compatible Printhead / Which DPI do I need? / Zebra S4M Configuration Page

Questions Call Us at: 1-800-434-9011.

Zebra S4M - 203 DPI Printhead Compatible

Please make sure your printhead is 203 by testing your configuration page.
What DPI do I need / Zebra S4m Configuration Page

Zebra S4M - 300 DPI Printhead Compatible

Please make sure your printhead is 300 DPI by testing your configuration page.
What DPI do I need / Zebra S4m Configuration Page

Zebra S4M - 300 DPI Extended Life Printhead Compatible

Please make sure your printhead is 300 DPI by testing your configuration page.
What DPI do I need / Zebra S4m Configuration Page

G41401M Plus$356.00

Our Thermal Printhead vs the Zebra S4M - 203 & 300 DPI Thermal Printhead.

  • Abrasive life of 100 kilometers for our printhead. Abrasive life of a Zebra printhead may only be 10 kilometers.
  • The projected thermal life of our printhead is 100 million pulses. The stated pulse life of a Zebra S4M print head is 50 million pulses.

  • Independent lab testing showed the resistance in our thermal printhead will began to change after 330,000 inches. A Zebra printhead tested in identical lab conditions showed  resistance change at 30,000 inches.

  • Our printhead is built for a 100% dot duty cycle. A Zebra printhead has a stated duty cycle is 90%. Our printhead duty cycle provides you with the highest clarity, print accuracy, and reproduction available in a printhead.

  • Dot density up to 300 dpi (12 dpmm)

  • Print speed up to 12 inches (305mm) per second
  • Resistor line location (edge, near edge, etc.) Allows you to print at the edge of your media.
  • Our printhead will allow both direct thermal or thermal transfer printhead. The Zebra printhead may or may not allow direct thermal printing

How do we achieve these results?

  • Our Printhead is built using a protective diamond like carbon (DLC) coating and is designed specifically for Zebra Part Number G41400M & G41401M . Our Diamond like coating provides a surface hardness equivalent to Rockwell 85 to 90. The Diamond like coating will protect the printhead when used in bar coding, ticket printing, thermal printing, printing against ribbons, and printing using other abrasive media. The Zebra printhead does not use a protective coating.

  • Our Thermal Print head uses proprietary technology for connectivity and insulation. Our Compatible Zebra printheads uses insulating and resistive pastes which are screen printed onto a ceramic substrate. The Zebra Original Equipment Manufacturer printhead will use a pressure contact between the printed circuit board and ceramic substrate. As a thermal printhead wears the value of resistance changes. A 15% change in the value of resistance will result in the printhead being unable to print the required dot density. The printhead is now worn and must be replaced. Our proprietary insulating paste allows for a reduction in the rate of resistance change versus pressure contact technology.  

  • Our thermal printhead will use Gold wire bond between the printed circuit board and ceramic substrate. We believe the gold wire bond provides for greater signal integrity and a longer life of the printhead. A Zebra thermal printhead will just use pressure contact and eliminate the gold wire bond. Gold is an expensive conductor we believe works best in an abrasive print head environment.

  • Our thermal print head uses a hard black epoxy and silicon glass clear coating to protect the gold wire bonds and sensitive electronic circuitry against moisture and harsh environments. The Zebra thermal printhead will use pressure contact without a coating.

  • Our thermal printhead incorporates the use of positive temperature coefficient (PTC) and negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors for regulating temperature in the printhead. The PTC thermistor is used to quickly bring the printhead up to operating temperature, increasing your first time print cycle, and conserving energy. The NTC thermistor is used to regulate the heat output which conserves energy and prolongs the life of the printhead. Typically, the Zebra S4M printhead will not use the NTC and PTC thermistors. This combination thermometer and resistor device is expensive.

  • Our printhead will use Dot history control (DHC) for consistent print quality at high speed


Ganson Engineering, Inc., 2901 W. Clarendon , Phoenix, AZ 85017
Tel 602-264-0288, Fax 602-277-5181

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