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If you need a fast 4-inch printer that is easy to use, easy to deploy and easy to manage, choose the leader of the class – the ZD420. The ZD420 is loaded with features that make it the easiest printer to use in its class. The ZD420 is the only thermal printer to offer a ribbon cartridge, which takes just a few seconds to load, with fool-proof installation — the ribbon cartridge can only be loaded one way for first-time every-time instant loading. The crypto chip in the cartridge's ribbon lets you know when the ribbon needs replacing. And with five intuitive status icons — status, pause, data, supplies and network — your workers can see at a glance what is needed to keep your Zebra ZD420 printer up, running and available.

In addition to the innovative ribbon cartridge, on-site upgrades and just about every modern wired and wireless connectivity option, the ZD420 also comes with Link-OS. This unique software platform greatly reduces time spent integrating, managing and troubleshooting all of your printers — making your ZD420 thermal printers more cost-effective than ever. Using the included Print Touch tag (NFC), workers can pair a compatible mobile device in a split second. You can monitor and manage all your ZD420 printers from the cloud, for unsurpassed management simplicity.

And our optional Zebra OneCare service will help you maximize the availability and productivity of your ZD420 printers with unmatched from-the-manufacturer support that covers everything — from worn out printheads to normal wear and tear. The ZD420 — when ease of use, flexibility and management simplicity matter.


  • Thermal transfer print method
  • ZPL II® and EPL2™ programming languages
  • 5 status icon, 3 button user interface
  • USB 2.0, USB Host, Bluetooth Lower Energy
  • OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
  • Dual-wall frame construction
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Real-time clock
  • Link-OS®-enabled
  • Print Touch™-enabled

Technical Specifications

Print resolution: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Maximum print speed: 6 ips (152 mm/sec)
Maximum media width: 4.65" (118 mm)
Maximum print width: 4.09" (104 mm)
Media thickness (tear-off-mode only): 0.003" (0.08 mm) - 0.012" (0.305 mm)
Core inner diameter: 0.5" (12.7 mm), 1" (25.4 mm)
Max roll outer diameter: 5" (127 mm)
Media sensors: Full width, moveable reflective/black mark sensor; multi-position transmissive/gap sensor
Media type: Roll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or continuous with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and wristbands
User interface: Three-button user interface with five LED status icons
Operating system: Link-OS®

General Information

Product type: 4-inch ribbon cartridge desktop printer
Brand name: Zebra
Manufacturer: Zebra Technologies
Product model: ZD420

Physical Characteristics

Height: 7" (177 mm)
Width: 8" (202 mm)
Depth: 10" (254 mm)
Weight: 5 lbs. (2.3 kg)


USB 2.0 full speed, bi-directional
USB Host
Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE)
Internal 10/100 Ethernet


Operating temperature: 40°F to 105°F (4.4°C to 41°C)
Storage temperature: -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing


Auto-ranging external power supply with C13 type connector
Output: 24 VDC, 3.125A
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
ENERGY STAR 2.0 qualified; Energy Efficiency Level 6 certified

Barcodes, Fonts, & Firmware

Barcode ratios: 2:1 and 3:1
1D symbologies: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, IS BT128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN -8, EAN -13, UPC and EAN 2-or 5-digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar and Planet Code
2D symbologies: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF, Aztec
Firmware: ZPL II®, EPL2™, Web View, XML, ZBI™, EZPL
Fonts: 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts, two resident scalable ZPL fonts, five resident expandable EPL2 fonts

Performance and Memory

Standard RAM: 256 MB
On-board Flash memory: 512 MB

Regulatory & Service

Agency approvals: IE C 60950-1, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Class B, ICES -003, FCC 15.209; 15.247(d), IC RSS 247, EN 300 328, EN 301 893, EN 62311, cTUVus; CE Marking, VCCI, C-Tick, S-Mark, CCC, CU, BSMI, KCC, SA BS, IN-Metro, BIS, NOM


Included in package:

  • ZD420-HC healthcare desktop label printer
  • AC power supply and US power cord
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulatory Guide
Technical Specs
Manufacturer Part No. ZD42042-C01E00EZ
Manufacturer Product Link https://www.zebra.com/us/en/products/printers/desktop/ribbon-cartridge-desktop-printers.html
Printing Method Thermal Transfer
Maximum Print Width (Inches) 4.09
Maximum Media Width (Inches) 4.65
Minimum Media Width (Inches) 0.585
Connectivity BTLE, Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB Host
Print Features Real-Time Clock, Tear Bar
Print Speed (IPS) 6
DPI 203
Max Media Inner Core (Inches) 1"
Max Outer Diameter (Inches) 5.00"
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Zebra ZD42042-C01E00EZ 203dpi 4" Ribbon Cartridge Desktop Printer ZD420c – w/Ethernet

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In Stock: Usually ships within 1-3 days

Retail $942.93
Web Price $594.05

Zebra ZD420c, thermal transfer, 203 dpi, 4.09-inch print width, 6ips print speed, EPL2 and ZPL II, EZPL, USB, USB Host, BTLE, 10/100 Ethernet. Includes US power cord and 6-foot USB cable.