Zebra GC420


  • 32 bit RISC processor
  • Programming languages: EZPL (ZPL, ZPL II and EPL2)
  • Triple connectivity: USB, parallel and serial
  • Print methods: Direct thermal and thermal transfer, printing of barcodes, text and graphics.
  • OpenACCESS™ for easy media and ribbon loading
  • Microsoft® Windows® drivers

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Zebralink™ Solutions/b>


• ZebraDesigner™ Pro—An intuitive, easy-to-use software program for creating complex label designs (option)
• ZebraDesigner—Offers basic features for simple label design
• ZebraDesigner Driver—The most powerful driver available from Zebra


• ZPL II®—Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label formatting and printer control.
• EPL2™—Eltron Programming Language with Line Mode simplifies label formatting and enables format compatibility with legacy applications.

Communication and Interface Capabilities

• Centronics® parallel (36 pin) connector ports
• RS-232 Serial interface
• USB V1.1 interface, bi-directiona


• 16 resident expandable ZPL fonts
• One resident scalable ZPL font
• 5 resident expandable EPL2 fonts
• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos

Bar Code Symbologies

• Bar Code Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
• Linear Bar Codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128A, B & C (User selectable/Auto), UCC/
EAN-128, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E with 2 and 5 add on, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar™ (formerly RSS), Postnet (5, 9, 11 & 13 digit) Japanese Postnet, Plessey (MSI-1), MSI-3, German Post Code, RSS-14 (limited, truncated, stacked).
• 2-Dimensional: PDF417 (MicroPDF-417 and MacroPDF-417), Code 49, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, and Aztec.

Options and Accessories

• Dispenser—Label peel and present with label present sensor
• KDU and KDU Plus™—Keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications

Electrical Specifications

• Auto-ranging external power supply with C7 type connector
• Output: 20 VDC, 3.0A
• Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Weight 1.5 kg
Printer Specifications


203 dpi/8 dots per mm


8 MB Flash, 8 MB SDRAM (standard)

Print width

4.09”/104 mm

Print length

39”/990 mm

Print speed

4”/102 mm per second maximum

Media sensors

Reflective and transmissive sensors

Media Characteristics


9.6 mm to 990 mm
0.38” to 39”

Roll Size

5”/127 mm O.D. on a 1.00”/25.4 mm,
1.5”/38 mm I.D. core

Media Thickness

0.003” to 0.007”
0.08 mm to 0.18 mm

Media types

• Roll-fed or fan fold
• Label stock (die cut or continous, direct thermal or thermal transfer)
• Tag stock (die cut or continous, direct thermal or thermal transfer)
• Receipt paper (continous, direct thermal)
• Wristband stock (direct thermal or thermal transfer)

Ribbon Characteristics

Outside Diamete

1.34”/34 mm

Standard Length

244’ (74 m)

Ribbon Capacity

1:1 One ribbon per roll of media


1.33”/33.8 mm to 4.3”/110 mm

Core I.D.

0.5”/12.7 mm

Operating Characteristics


• Operating Temp: 40° F/5° C to 105° F/41° C
• Storage Temp: -40° F/-40° C to 140° F/60° C
• Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing R.H.
• Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing R.H.

Agency Approvals


Physical Characteristics

GC420d: 6.7”/170 mm x 7.9”/201 mm x 8.2”/208 mm
GC420t: 6.8”/173 mm x 7.9”/201 mm x 9.4”/239 mm


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