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Zebra Desktop GX420d

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Zebra Desktop GX420d. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and noise. The durability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the price, and there are some mixed views about the reliability and usability.

performance, durability, noise, paper handling

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Zebra Desktop GX420d is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zebra Desktop GX420d

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Zebra Desktop GX420d from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the paper handling and noise, but some have doubts about the usability and price. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, noise, paper handling

price, usability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zebra GK420d Monochrome Desktop Direct Thermal Label Printer, 5 in/s Print Speed, 203 dpi Print Resolution, 4.09" Print Width, 100/240V ACZebra GK420d Monochrome Desktop Direct Thermal Label Printer, 5 in/s Print Speed, 203 dpi Print Resolution, 4.09" Print Width, 100/240V AC

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert G. (newegg.com)

great barcode printers

 

they do what they are supposed to and last a long time

none except the price

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Ronald S. (newegg.com)

Solid label maker

 

Fast, easy to load, well made-durable

misfeeds, a bit pricey

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Ben (officedepot.com)

Does NOT Include Dispenser

 

not as advertised

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: BBIANG (cdw.com)

Great Product

 

This printer is like any other Zebra. They are build solid and are very reliable. It did take me a couple minutes to figure out that I needed to change the IP address in the server settings but after that it was all smooth sailing. I could recommend...

relaible, easy to use, no consumables

little pricy

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: DJMUR (cdw.com)

Great product for business needs

 

We had a older version of this printer and it recently died out. We purchased this product and it has improved productivity. Much faster to keep up with growing business needs! CDW originally said the product would not be in for a few days, and I...

cdw support

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: eprissel (cdw.com)

Great little label printer

 

Ordered this to replace an industrial Zebra printer and it has worked out great. The settings can be a little tricky but once you have it set correctly it works good.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: gnlong357 (cdw.com)

Very good overall product

 

I have purchased 4 of these printers. They all have ethernet, usb, and serial ports on them. These printers are capable of using direct or thermal transfer. I am using direct at the moment but if it comes up I can still use a ribbon. The only thing I...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael Tang (cdw.com)

ZEBRA GX430T USB/SER/ETHER CTR

 

Great

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:-FCC Part 15,\n-Subpart 15,\n- VCCI,\n-C-Tick,\n-EN55022 Class-B,\n-EN6100-3-2,\n-EN6100-3-3,\n-EN55024,\n-CCC,\n-CB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4,\n-TUV NRTL,\n-IRAM,\n-NOM,\n-AAMI. / FCC 15, VCCI, C, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCCCB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick\n(CE): EN 55022 B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-0, EN 55024, CCC\nCB IEC 60950:1991 +A1 +A2 +A3 +A4, TÜV NRTL, IRAM NOM, AAMI / FCC Part 15, Subpart 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 Class-B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC Part 15, Subpart 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 Class-B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC\nCB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, CCC / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, EN, CCC, CB / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, EN, CCC, IEC, TUV NRTL, IRAM NOM, AAMI / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Grey

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.2in
Height:6in
Weight:3.1lbs
Width:6.7in

Display

Display:LCD

Energy Management

Energy Star certified: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz10 / 100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz / 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz / AC, 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Zebra Technologies
Model:GX420d
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Zebra Desktop

Memory

Flash memory:4 / 64 / 68
Internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory:64 / 68
Maximum memory:64 / 68

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):40 - 105 / 5 - 41
Operating temperature range (T-T):40 - 105 / 5 - 41
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 140 / -40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):6.73 x 8.23 x 5.98 / 7.6 x 10 x 7.52 / 7.64 x 10 x 7.52
Emulations:EPL, ZPL / EPL2, ZPL I, ZPL II / EPL2, ZPL I/ZPL II / EPL2, ZPL II / SLCS, EPL II, ZPL II
Form Factor:desctop / Desktop
Material:Plastic
Media types supported:black bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, notched, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock / lack bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, notched, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Number of print cartridges:1
Package weight:9.1
Package weight (imperial):9.1
Power supply type:AC
Printable area:4.09
Weight:3.1 / 4.6
Weight (imperial):3.1 / 4.6

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Package weight:7.05 / 9.04
Packaging type:Box

Paper Handling

Autocutter:No / Yes
Core diameter:0.5 / 1.46
Maximum label length:39
Maximum label width:4.09 / 4.25
Maximum media length:39
Maximum media length (imperial):39
Maximum roll diameter:127
Media thickness:0.003 - 0.0075 / 0.08 - 0.19 / 0.08 - 0.2 / 0.08 - 0.20
Media thickness (imperial):0.003 - 0.007 / 0.003 - 0.0075
Supported paper width:104 / 19 - 108
Supported paper width (imperial):0.75 - 4.25 / 4.09

Performance

Built-in barcodes:1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, TLC39, UPC-A / 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, PDF417, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, ITF-14, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, MaxiCode, PDF417, Postnet, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E / EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET / Studio nonfiXe
Built-in processor:32 bit RISC / 32-bir RISC / 32-bit RISC
Ribbon length:2913.4
Ribbon width:1.33 / 1.34 / 4.29 / 4.33

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth / Bluetooth, Ethernet / Bluetooth, Ethernet, Parallel / Bluetooth, Ethernet, Parallel, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Parallel / Bluetooth, Parallel, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Parallel, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Wireless LAN / Ethernet / Ethernet, Parallel / Ethernet, Parallel, Wireless LAN / Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Parallel / Parallel, Serial (RS-232) / Parallel, Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN
Parallel ports quantity:1
PC connected: Yes
RS-232 interface: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Standard interfaces:Ethernet / RS-232, USB 1.1 / RS-232, USB 1.1, Parallel / Serial / Serial, Bluetooth / Serial, Ethernet / Serial, Parallel / USB 1.1, RS-232 / USB 2.0 / Wireless LAN
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless

Power

Energy Star certified:N
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz / AC, 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T / Serial / USB
Language Simulation:EPL2 / ZPL / ZPL II
Max H-Resolution B/W:203dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (4.25 in)
Max Printing Speed:359.1inch/min
Media Type:Continuous forms / Labels
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Direct thermal
Type:Label printer

Printing

Color: No
Maximum print area:104 x 991 mm
Maximum print height:39
Maximum print size:104 x 991 mm
Maximum printing width:4.09 / 4.25
Maximum Resolution:203 / 203 x 203
Print speed:124 / 127 / 152 / 5 / 6
Print technology:Direct Thermal / Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer / Thermal Transfer
Printing colors:Black
Standard printer languages:EPL, EPL2, XML, ZPL, ZPL II / EPL, ZPL / EPL2 / EPL2, ZPL, ZPL II

RAM

Installed Size:8MB

Scanner

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 8.23 / 8.27
Height:0.551 / 5.98 / 7.52
Weight:2.65 / 3.09 / 4.63 / 7.05 / 9.04 / 9.26
Width:6.73 / 7.6 / 7.64