Zebra ZD420 Direct Thermal Printer

ZD420 SERIES

ZD420 Direct Thermal Printer

A NEW LEVEL OF EASE OF USE, APPLICATION FLEXIBILITY, MANAGEMENT SIMPLICITY AND TCO

Zebra’s ZD420 printers deliver features and functionality that take deployment and management simplicity, ease-of-use, application flexibility and total cost of ownership (TCO) to a new level in this printer class. As the next generation in Zebra’s advanced desktop line, the ZD420 replaces Zebra’s popular GK420 Series. You get Zebra’s easy to use clamshell design combined with an intuitive interface. Field-installable connectivity and media handling options allow you to purchase what you need today, yet easily add new features on site to meet tomorrow’s needs. ZD420 printers run Link-OS® and are supported by our powerful Print DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools that deliver a superior printing experience through better performance, simplified remote manageability and easier integration. Available in both direct thermal and thermal transfer models, as well as healthcare-specific models, the printers are ideal for a wide range of environments. The ZD420 — when ease of use, flexibility and management simplicity matter.

Faster, higher-quality printing keeps your business moving. You get an intuitive interface and wireless connections typically found in higher end models. Plus field-installable connectivity and media handling options allow you to purchase what you need today, yet easily add new features on site to meet tomorrow’s needs.

Zebra’s ZD420 Direct Thermal Printer is used in the following industries: Transportation, Retail, and Manufacturing.

Features

EASY TO USE — PRACTICALLY NO TRAINING REQUIRED

New at-a-glance five LED icons take the guesswork out of printer status

A three-button user interface with five LED status icons replaces the typical single button/single light interface common in desktop printers. There’s no guesswork involved — users can instantly see what’s needed to keep printers up and running, from replenishing media to resolving printer issues.

DEPLOYMENT AND APPLICATION FLEXIBILITY

Backwards compatibility with virtually any existing printer

With the ZD420, whether you are currently using a Zebra or competitive printer, you’ll be able to use the same label formats and applications you’re using today. The ZD420 supports both EPL and ZPL printer languages. And with on printer Virtual Devices, part of Zebra’s Print DNA suite of tools and utilities, the ZD420 can use languages normally associated with other printer brands.

Multiple connectivity options

With multiple connection options, you can connect the ZD420 to your existing wired and wireless networks, or directly to any PC. The ZD420 comes standard with USB and USB Host. You can also choose optional Ethernet or serial and a dual wireless radio that offers the very latest wireless options, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and MFi certified Bluetooth 4.1, which enables printing from any iOS device. And using the included Print Touch tag (NFC), users can simply tap a compatible mobile device on the ZD420 to pair and print — as well as instantly access Zebra’s extensive knowledge base of how-to videos.

Sharp 300 dpi printing

With 300 dpi printing, you can support more applications. The high image quality enables printing of small 2D labels or labels that require graphics, such as a logo or icon. And if you don’t need 300 dpi printing today, you can easily change in the field using an accessory kit as your application needs evolve.

Movable sensor for comprehensive media compatibility

While Zebra Certified Printer Supplies provide optimal printer performance, the ZD420’s movable media sensor lets you use virtually any media from any manufacturer, giving you the flexibility to utilize supplies you may have on hand or continue to utilize any existing supplies provider.

EASY TO MANAGE

Easily manage all your printers — all from a single location

The ZD420 supports Zebra Link-OS, a one-of-a-kind enterprise printer operating system that makes it easier than ever to manage and troubleshoot your networked printers from one remote location. With optional Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, you can manage one printer, a group of specific printers or all printers anywhere in the world. Instantly discover every ZD420 printer on your network — there’s no need to walk through the facility to locate, configure or troubleshoot printers. And an intuitive browser-based interface lets you see printer status at a glance, complete with information that allows you to quickly triage printer issues to prevent or minimize downtime.

Seamless integration with your device management system

With our MDM Connectors, you can easily integrate networked ZD420 printers into your AirWatch or SOTI MobiControl device management system.

Easily configure non-networked printers

The USB Host port makes it easy to connect to all your external devices, including keyboards and scanners, and can also be utilized to upgrade printer firmware automatically and set up new printer configurations.

Maximize uptime with Zebra Visibility Services

If you’re still tracking your printers manually, then you are likely missing out on information that could save you money. With Zebra, you can choose powerful visibility service options that deliver critical insight into the information you need to prevent printer downtime. Our Asset Visibility Service (AVS) provides the basic health information and proactive steps required to keep your ZD420 printers up and running — all for just pennies a day. The full-featured Operational Visibility Service (OVS) allows you to monitor just about any aspect of your Zebra printer, as well service and repair status. See the current status and disposition of all of your printers, printers at a specific site, specific printer models or a specific printer — and much more.

INNOVATIVE FEATURES FOR THE LOWEST TCO

Zebra Print DNA – transforming printers from the inside

Print DNA is the genetic code that injects business-catalytic capabilities into our Link-OS printers through its unique combination of innovative applications, utilities and developer tools. The result is a superior printing experience through better performance, simplified remote manageability and easier integration. And it is easy to configure your printers to use secure connections, block unwanted access and ensure your data and infrastructure are protected.

Add new features right on site for superior future-proofing

If you need new communication or media handling options in the future, no problem — the printer you buy today can support tomorrow’s needs. The modular, field upgradable design allows you to add serial or Ethernet connectivity, 300 dpi support, plus a peeler or a cutter, right on site — no need to send the ZD420 to a service depot.

Lower your costs with a high capacity ribbon

Intelligent dual-ribbon handling allows the ZD420t to accept either 74 m/244 ft. or high capacity 300 m/984 ft. ribbons. The 300 m ribbon reduces ribbon changes by 75 percent for fewer workflow disruptions. And since the high capacity ribbon costs less per meter than the standard ribbon, you’ll also save on the cost of supplies.

Easy to clean and sanitize healthcare model

The ZD420 is available in a healthcare model with disinfectant-ready, UV-resistant plastics and a sealed button interface that makes it easy to clean and disinfect. It also comes with a healthcare compliant power supply and an optional locking media cabinet to block unauthorized access to high value media like blank prescription forms.

Tidier and safer installations

When you choose the optional power supply accessory, the power supply and all but one power cord are hidden from view, improving aesthetics as well as worker and customer safety

Consistently exceptional Zebra Certified Supplies

Printing supplies can impact everything from printhead lifespan to operational efficiency. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pretest our own line of thermal printing supplies to ensure consistent, optimized performance in your Zebra printer — and peace of mind for you. For industry-leading quality, service and thermal printing expertise, choose Zebra Certified Supplies.

Protect your investment with an affordable service plan

Without a service plan, a single repair can cost more than the printer and can take weeks to complete — but comprehensive service plans are too costly, offering excessive coverage your desktop printers simply don’t need. Now, Zebra OneCare SV provides the right level of service at the right price, providing two years of coverage for normal wear and tear, double the standard warranty coverage, priority turnaround times at the depot and more — all for a tiny fraction of the cost of a single repair

Specifications

PRINT WIDTH

4.09 in./104 mm for 203 dpi
4.27 in./108 mm for 300 dpi

COMMUNICATION METHODS

USB v2.0 (Standard)
Bluetooth Low Energy (Standard on network connected models)
RS-232 Serial (Option)
10/100 Ethernet (Option)
Wireless: 802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.1 (Factory installed option)

MEDIA SENSORS

Full width, moveable reflective/black mark sensor;
Multi-position transmissive/gap sensor

MAXIMUM PRINT SPEED

6”/152 mm per second (203 dpi)
4”/102 mm per second (300 dpi)

PRINT RESOLUTION

203 dpi/8 dots per mm
Optional 300 dpi/12 dots per mm

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