Zebra Technologies

Zebra ZD420d Direct Thermal Label Printer - ZD42042-D01000EZ

Print Technology:
Direct Thermal
Printer Type:
Max. Print Width:
4 in
Print Resolution:
300 dpi
Max. Print Speed:
6 in. per second
MSRP: $664.14
Your Price: $425.05
— You save $239.09


Zebra ZD420 Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer/Barcode Printer

The ZD420 has best in class in deployment and management simplicity. It is easy to use and application flexible! The next generation in Zebra Technologies desktop line, the ZD420 replaces Zebra’s popular GK420 Series printers. It boasts an easy to use clamshell design and an intuitive interface. It has Field-installable connectivity and media handling options which allow you to easily get the supplies you need. It is scalable to meet tomorrow’s needs! 

Available in direct-thermal and thermal-transfer and healthcare-specific models, the ZD420 is ideal for a wide range of applications. The ZD420 is the right choice when ease of use, flexibility and management simplicity matter.

Easy to Use—Practically No Training Required

At-a-Glance Five LED Icons. A 3 button UI with five LED status icons allows users to 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 Existing Printers, the ZD420, whether you are currently using a Zebra or competitive printer, you’ll be able to use the same label formats and applications that you are using. The ZD420 supports both EPL and ZPL printer languages. On-printer Virtual Devices, part of Zebra’s Print DNA suite of tools and utilities lets the ZD420 use languages normally associated with other printer brands.

Multiple Connectivity Options

Connect the ZD420 to your existing networks or directly to any PC. The ZD420 comes with USB and USB host standard. 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. Also 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.

Optional Battery for Cordless Operation

The removable desktop-battery power option the ZD420 printer is easy to move about on a cart to enable on-the-spot printing to reduce steps, increase productivity and improve task accuracy. The battery housing mounts securely to the printer base and connecting the battery is as simple as snapping the battery into the housing. A buil in high-capacity battery can power it all for a full shift—the printer at maximum print speed, along with a peeler, cutter and keyboard.

300dpi Printing

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

Movable Sensor for Media Compatibility

Using Zebra Certified Printer Supplies provide optimal printer performance, the ZD420’s movable media sensor lets you use any media from any manufacturer! This gives 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 from a Single Location! The ZD420 supports Zebra Link-OS printer operating system 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. Discover every ZD420 printer on your network, configure or troubleshoot printers. An intuitive browser-based interface lets you monitor printer status quickly, complete with information that allows you to diagnose printer issues to prevent or minimize downtime.

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 you are likely missing out on curicail time saving nfor 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. Asset Visibility Service (AVS) provides the basic health information and proactive steps required to keep your ZD420 printers up and working at peak performance! 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.


Print Technology: Direct Thermal
Printer Type: Desktop
Print Speed: 6 i,/sec
Max Resolution(B&W): 203 dpi
Memory RAM Installed(Max): 256 MB
Flash Memory: 512 MB
Fonts Included: 16 x bitmapped ZPL II, 2 x scalable ZPL, 5 x expandable EPL2

Media Handling

Media Type Receipt paper, tag stock, continuous labels, die cut labels, wristband labels, fanfold labels
Media sizes supported Max Media Size: Roll (4.65")
Min Media Size (Custom): 0.59"
Max Media Size (Custom): 4.65"
Media Sizes: Roll (4.65")
Print Size Max Printing Width: 4.10"
Max Printing Length: 39.00"

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Manufacturer: Zebra Technologies
Model: ZD420
Part Number: ZD42042-D01000EZ
Print Technology: Direct Thermal
Printer Type Desktop
Connectivity: USB
Maximum Print Width:  4 inches
Print Resolution: 203 dpi
Max. Print Speed: 6 in. per second (203 dpi)
Media Core Inner Diameter:  1 in.
Media Core Outer Diameter:  5 in.
Dimensions: 10 in. L x 8 in. W x 7 in. H
Weight: 5 lbs.
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