The Zebra GC420d monochrome desktop direct thermal label printer has a 32-bit processor, prints 4″ per second in black at 203 dpi, and can be used to print labels, tags, receipts, or other media up to 4.09″ wide. Direct thermal printers use heat instead of ink and are typically smaller, quieter, faster, and more energy-efficient than dot-matrix printers. The GC420d is a standard level desktop printer that has a maximum print speed of 4″ per second at 203 dpi (dots per inch) and can print labels up to 39″ long. The 32-bit processor combined with 8 MB of SDRAM memory and 8 MB of flash memory offers faster first label printing with extensive media graphics storage. EPL2 and ZPL I/ZPL II programming languages are standard.
The printer’s double-walled casing is made of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), which helps resist impact. An open-access design facilitates media loading. Parallel, serial, and USB ports allow connectivity to a computer or other devices (cables sold separately). The auto-detectable power adapter can accept AC power between 110 and 240 volts. A reflective sensor allows the printer to identify the gaps, holes, notches, or black marks between labels to print the labels accurately. A transmissive sensor enables it to detect when a roll of media has run out. This printer is suitable for use with tag stock media, roll media, or fanfold media (all sold separately); the maximum outside diameter for rolls is 5″.
|Resolution||203 dpi (8 dots/mm)|
|Memory||8 MB SDRAM; 8 MB Flash|
|Print Width||4.09″ maximum|
|Print Length||39″ maximum|
|Media Sensors||Reflective, transmissive|
|Label and Liner Width Range||1.00″ to 4.25″|
|Maximum Label and Liner Length||39″|
|Maximum Roll Diameter||5″|
|Core Diameter||1.0″ and 1.5″|
|Media Thickness Range||0.003″ to 0.007″|
|Media Types||Tag stock, roll, or fanfold|
|Operating Temperature||40 to 105 degrees F|
|Operating Humidity||10 to 90 percent non-condensing relative humidity|
|Storage Temperatures||-40 to 140 degrees F|
|Storage Humidity||5 to 95 percent non-condensing relative humidity|
|Voltage and Frequency||Auto-detecting 110-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz|
|Agency Approvals||TUV-R NRTL, TUV-R CB, NOM, KCC, CE, and FCC Class-B|
|Programming Languages||EPL2, ZPL I/ZPL II|
|Dimensions||6.7 x 7.9 x 8.2 inches (H x W x D)*|
* H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Zebra Technologies manufacturers barcode, receipt, kiosk, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) printers and accessories. The company, founded in 1969, is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL.
What’s in the Box?
- Power supply
- Power cord
- Software CD
- User manual
Desktop printer can be used to print labels, tags, receipts, or other media up to 4.09″ wide
Direct thermal printers use heat instead of ink and are typically smaller, quieter, faster, and more energy-efficient than dot-matrix printers
32-bit processor printer has print speeds of up to 4″ per second; prints in black at 203 dpi
Parallel, serial, and USB ports allow connectivity to computer or other devices
Measures 6.7 x 7.9 x 8.2 inches (H x W x D); weighs 3 lb.