LabelZone Zebra Gk420D 203Dpi Label Printer User Manual


User Manual: LabelZone Zebra Gk420D 203Dpi Label Printer

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Zebra® G-Series™ printers

Making a difference to your desktop
Zebra’s G-Series compact desktop printers deliver best-in-class
speed and performance for print widths up to 104mm (4"). From
the basic GK™ model to the feature-rich GX™ model, the G-Series
printers offer a reliable, durable and flexible desktop solution for any
printing application and budget.
Built with Zebra durability and reliability, the G-Series GK model
provides the best value of all basic desktop thermal printers,
while the premier GX model supports a variety of industries and
applications with the widest range of features. Choose the spacesaving direct-thermal version of either model for the smallest
footprint of any 104mm (4") desktop printer, or the direct-thermal/
thermal-transfer version to save users time with the easiest ribbonloading system available.
With both EPL™ and ZPL® native on all models and a variety of
connectivity options for personal, local and networked systems,
the G-Series printers integrate easily and seamlessly with other
Zebra printing solutions.

Zebra’s G-Series printers
support many applications,
• Patient identification
• Sample and specimen identification
• Sterile services labelling
• Pharmacy prescription labelling
• Product labelling
• Price mark-down
• Shelf-edge labelling
• Voucher and receipt printing
• Boarding passes
• Bag tags
Hospitality, service & leisure:
• Event and exhibition ticketing
• Fast-food labelling
• Gaming and betting slips
Supply chain:
• Process, product and
shipping labelling
Post & parcel:
• Electronic franking
• Address labelling

Information correct for G-series r2.0 configurations manufactured from March 2011.

Specifications at a glance*
Standard features

Operating characteristics


• Operating temperature: 4.4°C to 41°C
• Storage temperature: -40°C to 60°C
• Operating humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
• Storage humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Print methods: Direct-thermal or thermal-transfer
Programming languages: EPL and ZPL as standard
Construction: Dual-wall frame
Tool-less replacement of printhead and platen
OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
Quick and easy ribbon loading
Auto-calibration of media
32-bit RISC processor

Printer specifications
• 8 dots per mm/203dpi
• 12 dots per mm/300dpi (GX430t™)
• Standard: 4MB flash; 8MB SDRAM
• Optional: 64MB (68MB total) flash with
real-time clock (GX models)
Print width
• 104mm/4.09"
Maximum print length
• 990mm/39.0"
Maximum print speed
• GK420: 127mm/5" per second
• GX420: 152mm/6" per second
• GX430: 102mm/4" per second
Media sensors
• Standard: Fixed reflective and
transmissive sensors
• Adjustable reflective and multi-position
transmissive sensor (GX models, optional)

Media characteristics
Maximum label and liner length
• Maximum non-continuous: 990mm/39"
Maximum label and liner width
• 19mm/0.75" to 108mm/4.25"
Maximum media roll size
• 127mm/5" O.D.
Media thickness
• 0.076mm/0.003" to 0.19mm/0.0075"
Media types
• Roll-fed or fanfold, die-cut or continuous directthermal labels with or without black mark, tag
stock, continuous receipt paper, wristbands

Ribbon characteristics
Outside diameter
• 35mm/1.36"
• 74m/244' (when using 0.08mm ribbon thickness)

• Auto-detectable (PFC-compliant) 100–240VAC,
Agency approvals
• Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick
• Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN 55022 Class
B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-0 and EN 55024, CCC
• Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950:1991 +A1 +A2

Physical characteristics
• Direct-thermal: 171mm/6.75"
• Thermal-transfer: 193mm/7.6"
• Direct-thermal: 152mm/6.0"
• Thermal-transfer: 190mm/7.5"
• Direct-thermal: 210mm/8.25"
• Thermal-transfer: 254mm/10.0"
• Direct-thermal: 1.4kg/3lb
• Thermal-transfer: 2.1kg/4.6lb

ZebraLink™ Solutions
Software (downloadable from
• ZebraDesigner Driver
• ZebraDesigner™ Pro
• ZebraDesigner
• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise
• ZebraNet Utilities v7.0
• Zebra Setup Utilities
• POS Driver
• ZebraNet® 10/100 Print Server (optional)
• 802.11g wireless LAN (optional)
• Bluetooth® wireless PAN (optional)
• EPL2™
• EPL Line Mode (direct-thermal only – GK420d
and GX420d)
• XML-enabled printing
• ZBI 2.0™
• Web View
• Alert

• 1:1 media roll to ribbon
• 33.8mm/1.33" to 109.2mm/4.3"
Core inner diameter
• 12.7mm/0.5"

Communication and
interface capabilities

Auto-sensing RS-232 serial interface, DB-9
USB 1.1, bi-directional
Parallel (Centronics®), bi-directional
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server (optional)
802.11g wireless (GX models, optional)
Bluetooth wireless (GX models, optional)
Wireless options include LCD for
visual communication

Fonts and character sets
• 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts
• One resident scalable ZPL font
• Five resident expandable EPL2 fonts
• Native OpenType™ font support
• Unicode-compliant for
multi-language applications
Graphics features
• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics
including custom logos
• ZPL II drawing commands for boxes
and lines
Barcode symbologies
• Barcode ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
For EPL and ZPL except where noted
• Linear Barcodes: Codabar, Code 11 (ZPL), Code 39,
Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14 (ZPL),
German Post Code (EPL), GS1 DataBar (RSS),
Industrial 2-of-5 (ZPL), Interleaved 2-of-5, ISBT-128
(ZPL), Japanese Postnet (EPL), Logmars (ZPL), MSI,
Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5 (ZPL), UCC/EAN128 (EPL), UPC-A, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2
or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E, UPC and EAN 2 or 5
digit extensions (ZPL)
• Two-dimensional: Codablock (ZPL), Code 49 (ZPL),
Data Matrix, (ZPL), MaxiCode, MicroPDF417,
PDF417, QR Code

Options and accessories
• Label dispenser with label-present sensor
• ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server – internal
and external Ethernet options for network
communication and printing
• 802.11g wireless (GX models)
• Bluetooth wireless (GX models)
• Wireless options include LCD for
visual communication
• Adjustable media sensor (GX models)
• Cutter for various media types (GX models)
• 300dpi print resolution printing for fine
detail and crisp images (GX430t)
• 64MB flash memory with real-time clock
for total of 68MB (GX models)
• Font packs – Asian and other international font kits
• KDU Plus™ and KDU™ keyboard display units
for standalone printing solutions
• Interface cables and adaptors
• Heavy-duty keyed locking
mechanism secures the media
chamber and reinforced media
viewing window (GX420s™
model only)

*Specifications subject to change without notice.
©2012 ZIH Corp. EPL, EPL2, KDU, KDU Plus, OpenACCESS, ZBI 2.0, ZebraDesigner, ZebraLink, ZebraNet and all product names and numbers are Zebra trademarks, and Zebra, representation of Zebra Head, ZebraNet, ZPL and
ZPL II are registered trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights reserved. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. OpenType is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries. Unicode is a trademark of Unicode, Inc. Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Data Computer Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Zebra Technologies – EMEA Headquarters & Sales Office
Zebra Technologies Europe Limited, Dukes Meadow, Millboard Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, SL8 5XF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1628 556000 Fax: +44 (0)1628 556001 E-mail: Web:
Other EMEA Locations
Europe: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Middle East & Africa: Dubai, South Africa

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