ZD420c – ZD420 Series Desktop Printers by Zebra Technologies


The ZD420 4-inch desktop printer leads its class in deployment, management simplicity, ease-of-use, application flexibility and total cost of ownership (TCO). This printer is the replacement of the popular GK420 Series, with a clamshell design and intuitive interface. The ZD420 delivers field-installable connectivity and the media handling options allow you to purchase what you need when you need it. Never get stuck with an outdated printer – the ZD420 also allows you to add features you need for the future. Link-OS supports Zebra’s powerful DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools that offer you the ultimate printing experience. The ZD420 offers better performance, simplified remote manageability and easier integration and is available in direct thermal, thermal transfer and healthcare-specific models. The printer is also available with an optional battery for cordless operation. Not only will you be able to choose the features you desire but you know you will be getting sharp 300 dpi printing so you can support more applications. The movable sensor provides comprehensive media compatibility and lets you use virtually any media from any manufacturer, giving you the flexibility you need.


  • Multiple connectivity options – connect to your existing wired and wireless networks, or directly to any PC
  • Optional battery – with the removable desktop battery power option, easily allowing cordless operation
  • Sharp 300 dpi printing – high image quality enables printing of small 2D labels or labels that require graphics
  • Movable sensor – use virtually any media from any manufacturer, giving you flexibility to utilize supplies you have on hand
  • Five LED icons take guesswork out of printer status – replacing typical single button/single light interface common in desktop printers
  • Backwards compatibility – use the same label formats and applications you’re using today with virtually any Zebra or competitors printers
  • Easily manage all your printers – Zebra Link-OS makes it easier than ever to manage and troubleshoot from one single location
  • Seamless integration – with Zebra’s MDM Connectors, easily integrate networked ZD420 printers into AirWatch or SOTI MobiControl device management system
  • Easily configure non-networked printers – USB Host port makes it easy to connect to all your external devices
  • Maximize uptime with Zebra Visibility Services – choose powerful visibility service options that deliver critical insight into the information, saving you money
  • Zebra Print DNA – genetic code that injects business-catalytic capabilities into our Link-OS printers through its unique combination of applications, utilities and developer tools
  • Future-proofed – add new features right on site so you can adapt to your growing needs in the future
  • Lower cost – Intelligent dual-ribbon handling allows ZD420t to accept either 74 m/244 ft. or high capacity 300 m/984 ft. ribbons
  • Healthcare model – easy to clean and sanitize healthcare model comes with disinfectant-ready, UV-resistant plastics and a sealed button interface
  • Tidier and safer installations – with the optional power supply accessory, the power supply and all but one power cord are hidden from view
  • Consistently exceptional – Zebra Certified Supplies offer consistent, optimized performance, thanks to rigorously pretests
  • Protect your investment – with an affordable service plan, Zebra OneCare SV, you receive the right level of service at the right price

Additional information


ZD420d: 220.8 mm L x 177.5 mm W x 150.7 mm H, ZD420t: 267 mm L x 202 mm W x 192 mm H


ZD420d: 3.6 lbs/ 1.6 kg, ZD420t: 5.3 lbs/ 2.4 kg

Maximum Print Speed

4 in./102 mm per second (300 dpi), 6 in./152 mm per second (203 dpi)

Maximum Print Width

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

Media Width

0.585 in./15 mm to 4.65 in./118 mm

Ribbon Characteristics

244 ft. (74m), 984 ft. (300m), Width: 1.33 in./33.8 mm — 4.3 in./109.2 mm


128 MB SDRAM for printers without factory installed network connectivity options, 256 MB SDRAM for factory installed network connectivity options, 512 MB Flash

Operating Temperature

4.4°C to 41.0°C

Storage Temperature

-40.0°C to 60.0°C