Zebra ZD420-HC Ribbon Cartridge Printer


ZD420 Ribbon Cartridge Printer
Healthcare Model


In the critical healthcare environment, speed and accuracy are paramount. The ZD420-HC four-inch thermal transfer printer maximizes printer productivity and uptime. With an innovative ribbon cartridge that can be loaded in seconds, nurses and lab technicians can stay focused on caring for patients, instead of wasting time trying to load the standard ribbon roll. Designed for healthcare, this printer is ready for the constant disinfecting and offers a healthcare-compliant power supply. With its optional 300 dpi printing, the tiniest labels are crisp and legible. The ZD420-HC is easy to deploy and manage – offering virtually every modern wired and wireless connectivity option and support for many printer languages. You can monitor and manage all your ZD420-HC printers from the cloud. And Zebra OneCare service maximizes the availability and productivity of your ZD420-HC printers with unmatched from-the-manufacturer support that covers everything — from worn out printheads to normal wear and tear. The ZD420-HC — when ease of use, flexibility and management simplicity matter.

The ZD420 is also available as a healthcare model. The ZD420 Healthcare comes with all the features included with the standard ZD420, plus disinfectant-ready plastics and a sealed button interface that make it easy to clean and disinfect. And, the power supply is IEC 60601-1 compliant for use in healthcare facilities.

Zebra’s ZD420-HC Ribbon Cartridge Printer is used in the following industries: Healthcare.


Groundbreaking ease of use

The ZD420-HC is the only thermal printer to offer a ribbon cartridge, which takes just a few seconds to load, with fool-proof installation — the ribbon cartridge can only be loaded one way for first-time every-time instant loading. The crypto chip in the ribbon lets you know when the ribbon needs replacing. And with five intuitive status icons — status, pause, data, supplies and network — your workers can see at a glance what is needed to keep your Zebra printer up, running and available.

Easy to clean and sanitize with a healthcare compliant power supply

Disinfectant-ready plastics and a sealed button interface make the ZD420-HC easy to clean and disinfect, helping prevent the spread of germs in hospitals and clinics. And the power supply is IEC 60601-1 compliant for use in healthcare facilities.

Get all the features you need today — and easily add the features you need tomorrow

The movable media sensor gives you more media options, including media with off-center black marks, die-cut notches or multiple labels across the width.

With virtually every modern connectivity option, the ZD420-HC fits into your technology environment now and in the future. Choose from USB, auto-sensing serial or 10/100 Ethernet, as well as the very latest wireless options: 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. And the ZD420- HC supports concurrent Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity.

If you need new communication or media handling options in the future, no problem. Add serial or Ethernet connectivity, plus a peeler and a cutter, right on site — without taking the ZD420-HC out of service. The result? Maximum functionality and uptime.

The ZD420-HC offers backwards compatibility with existing applications and formats, plus support for Zebra ZPL and EPL printer languages and many non-Zebra languages, making it easy to upgrade your aging Zebra or competitive printers — just plug in the ZD420-HC and you’re back up and running.

Link-OS for unparalleled ease of management

The ZD420-HC supports Zebra’s Link-OS, a unique software platform that makes it easier than ever to integrate, manage and maintain your printers, from any location. With this innovative, highly flexible solution, you can manage one printer, a group of specific printers or all printers anywhere in the world via the cloud. And with a quick tap of an NFC-enabled mobile device on the ZD420-HC, you can access Zebra’s extensive knowledge base of how-to videos and more, making it easy to obtain the information needed to quickly resolve everyday printer issues.



4.09 in. / 104 mm


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


Multi-position transmissive and full-width reflective sensor


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


203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)


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