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Zebra GC420d

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Zebra GC420d. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and reliability. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the print quality and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Zebra GC420d is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Zebra GC420d

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Zebra GC420d from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the print quality and connectivity.

usability, performance, price, reliability, durability

design, connectivity, print quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zebra GC420d Monochrome Desktop Direct Thermal Label Printer, 4 in/s Print Speed, 203 dpi Print Resolution, 4.09" Print Width, 110/240V ACZebra GC420d Monochrome Desktop Direct Thermal Label Printer, 4 in/s Print Speed, 203 dpi Print Resolution, 4.09" Print Width, 110/240V AC

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Patrick V. (newegg.com)

Missing N. American Plug end.

 

Probably take a bullet and keep on printing..

Check the box kids, Two part power adapter that didn't have the correct plug end included for N. America. I'm sure it was just missed in packaging, but maybe Newegg can verify it is included there for your remaining stock.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: James H. (newegg.com)

Wish everything in life was this easy.

 

If you need a reliable, well built, long lasting label printer it's money well spent. You can't go wrong.

Unpacked it, plugged it in, turned it on, installed software and Bingo! Printing labels like a boss. Well, OK I did run through the printer wizard and told it 4 x 6 labels, Speed 2, Density 15 but that took less than a minute. The biggest problem is...

I'm trying to find a Con but I can't. It sits there quietly until I print something then it spits out a perfect label every time. No muss, no fuss. However, I'm not a power user. Maybe 20 labels per day. But I've read reviews of people who print...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

good printer

 

very fast printer, i print carton label/stickers very fast.. come with all bar codes that i needs , save money buy bar code software

not auto adjust to next carton # , maybe i dont know how to set it , like 1 of 40 cartons, after i printed, it not auto jump to 2 of 40, kinda inconvenience every time need to change the # by myself

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Product there are some Caveats

 

Works very well. Uses Direct Thermal which means you need the thermal labels. There is another model that does both direct and thermal transfer. So if you have huge stock of old labels, you should opt for the dual function printer

Product doesn't support thermal transfer ribbon. There is a more expensive product that does this

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Harri K. (newegg.com)

Great Product there are some Caveats

 

Works very well. Uses Direct Thermal which means you need the thermal labels. There is another model that does both direct and thermal transfer. So if you have huge stock of old labels, you should opt for the dual function printer.

Product doesn't support thermal transfer ribbon. There is a more expensive product that does this.

Feb, 2014

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

It works.

 

You the funny thing is this thermal printers hasn't changed in a decade. I seriously have this exact same printer, sans usb, and there is no difference between the two. So at the very least I expect to get a decades worth of service out of this guy.

Has a usb port, works out of the box with windows 7.

Uses the lame printer port version of USB. Does not come with the usb cable.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Leonel (cdw.com)

This product has great features, Does what its meant for easy use

 

Easy to use easy connectivity rigid light weight last for ever.

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:CE, FCC / FCC / TUV-R NRTL\nTUV-R CB\nNOM\nKCC\nCE\nFCC Class-B
Color of product:White
LED Indicators: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:2.5
AC adapter output voltage:20
Power Requirements:100-240V AC; 50-60Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz / AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Memory

Flash memory:8
Internal memory:8

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
Operating temperature range (T-T):40 - 105
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 140
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.91 x 8.19 x 6.69 / 7.91 x 9.41 x 6.81
Power supply type:AC

Paper Handling

Core diameter:1.5
Maximum label length:39
Maximum label width:4.25
Maximum media length:39
Maximum media length (imperial):39
Maximum roll diameter:127
Media thickness:0.08 - 0.18 / 0.08/0.18
Media thickness (imperial):0.003 - 0.007
Supported paper width:104
Supported paper width (imperial):4.09

Performance

Built-in barcodes:CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E
Built-in processor:32 bit RISC / 32-bit RISC
Ribbon length:2913.4
Ribbon width:4.33

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Parallel ports quantity:1
RS-232 interface: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC adapter output current:2.5
AC adapter output voltage:20
Power Requirements:100-240V AC; 50-60Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz

Printing

Maximum print area:104 x 991 mm
Maximum print height:39
Maximum print size:104 x 991 mm
Maximum printing width:4.09
Maximum Resolution:203 x 203
Print speed:102
Print technology:Direct Thermal / Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
Standard printer languages:EPL, EPL2, ZPL, ZPL II / EPL2, ZPL, ZPL II

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.19 / 9.41
Height:6.69 / 6.81
Weight:3.09 / 3.31 / 33.1
Width:7.91