Zebra® RW 420™
Print Station
Carry Less, Do More
Boost the efficiency and productivity of your mobile workforce with
our compact, lightweight and rugged RW 420 Print Station—perfect
for your route accounting, direct store delivery, field service/sales, or
electronic citation operations.
This price-competitive mobile workforce tool with built-in, easy-touse RW 420 mobile printer holds your choice of a Motorola® MC70 or
MC75 removable mobile computer. Mobile workers can easily carry
the streamlined RW 420 Print Station via shoulder or hand strap to
customer visits—where they can rest the unit on their arm to enter
data, conduct transactions via the optional magnetic stripe card reader,
and print receipts and other documents. They’ll carry less, do more!
In addition, both the printer and mobile computer can charge
simultaneously via a single source. Combined with one of the charging
options shown on the back, this feature saves you money, saves space
in the vehicle or settlement/field service dispatch center, and saves
users time.
The RW 420 Print Station
allows mobile workers to
visit more customers and
serve them in less time,
with fewer devices to carry
and fewer trips to the
vehicle. The RW 420 Print
Station is ideal for printing:
•Settlement reports
•Load manifests
•Work orders
•Service estimates
•Electronic citations
Specifications at a Glance*
Standard Features
Physical Characteristics
Communication and Interface Capabilities
• Charges and holds a Motorola MC70 device
(MC7004, MC7090, MC7094, MC7095, MC7098,
MC75—all with up to a 2x battery)
• Direct thermal printing of bar codes, text, and
• 8 MB Flash for downloadable programs, receipt
formats, scalable fonts and graphics
• 16 MB DRAM
• 7.4 V, 4.0 AHr removable, rechargeable Li-Ion battery
• Serial RS-232 (RJ-45)10 pin
• Standard USB 2.0 full speed
• Resident scaleable fonts
• Tear bar for easy receipt dispensing
• Supports vertical or horizontal printing
• Power on/off from printer keys, terminal or host
• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths
• “Clamshell” design for easy loading
• 5 button keypad and LCD
• Smart battery management
• Advanced 32-bit architecture for high speed
• Serial communications between handheld and
printer (through the palette)
• External DEX communications interface
• Width: 11.12"/282.4 mm
• Height: 7.62"/193.5 mm
• Depth: 2.83"/71.9 mm
• Weight: 3.25 lbs/1.47 kg with battery,
without handheld
• Serial interface: 10-pin RJ-45, RS-232C port for
one-way or two-way communication to terminal/
other host
• Default parameters: Baud Rate- 19,200; ParityNone; Data Bits- 8; Stop Bits-1; HandshakingRTS/CTS
• Software (XON/XOFF) or hardware (RTS/CTS)
communication handshake protocols
Printer Specifications
Resolution: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm
Memory: 8 MB Flash
Max print width: 4.10"/104.1 mm
Max print length: Continuous
Print speed: 3"/76.2 mm per second
Media sensors: Media door open; media out
Media Characteristics
Maximum label and liner width: 4.37"/111 mm
Maximum media roll size:
2.25"/57 mm O.D. on a .75"/19 mm I.D. core
2.25"/57 mm O.D. on a 1.375"/34.9 mm I.D. core
Media thickness: .002"/.05 mm to .0063"/.16 mm
Media types: receipt, tag, gap, continuous receipt
ZebraLink™ Solutions
• Label Vista™—Easy-to-use software program for
designing label formats
• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise—Centrally manage
Zebra printers from a single PC screen anywhere on
your global network
• Zebra Universal Driver—The most powerful driver
available from Zebra
• Serial RS-232 (RJ-45)10 pin
• Standard USB 2.0 full speed
Bar Code Ratios
1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
Bar Code Symbologies
• Linear Bar Codes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/EAN 128,
Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN 14,
UPC and EAN 2 or 5 Digital Extensions, Plessey, FIM
Postnet, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, Codabar
• 2-Dimensional: PDF-417, DataMatrix, Maxi Code,
RSS, Composite Symbology, QR
Standard Fonts
25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold
Condensed); Contains UFST® from Agfa Monotype
Optional Fonts:
Downloadable bitmapped and scalable fonts
Options and Accessories
• Print Station Charging Options
»» AC Adapter—Plug into the barrel jack to charge
the printer and handheld.
»» DC Vehicle Charger—Plug into the barrel jack
from a DC power source (either direct wired or a
cigarette lighter adapter) to charge the printer and
»» Vehicle Cradle—Allows for docking and charging
in the vehicle with an easy pushbutton release to
carry the Print Station with you.
»» 4-Bay Power Station—Allows for wall-mounted
docking and charging with an easy pushbutton
release to carry the Print Station with you.
• Battery Charging Options (Charging Battery External
from Print Station)
»» Fast Charger—The LI72 series of fast chargers
is the recommended charging method. Average
charge time is 2-3 hours. LI72 fast chargers have
LEDs to clearly indicate battery status during
»» Quad Charger—The quad charger provides a
convenient way to charge up to 4 batteries in a
single location.
• Magnetic Stripe Reader
• Wireless Connectivity Option:
»» Bluetooth®
International Character Sets (optional)
• Chinese 16 x 16 (trad), 16 x 16 (simplified), 24 x 24
(simplified), Japanese 16 x 16, 24 x 24, Hebrew/
• Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including
custom logos
Operating Characteristics
• Operating temperature: -4° F/-20° C to 131° F/55° C
• Storage temperature: -22° F/-30° C to 149° F/65° C
• Operating humidity: 10% to 80%, non-condensing
• Storage humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
• IP54 environmental rating (resistance to water
and dust)
• Tolerance of multiple drops up to 5’ to concrete
12 VDC, nominal
Agency Approvals
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003, VCCI, NOM/NYCE,
CE compliance (Class B), C-Tick
4-Bay Power Station
*Specifications subject to change without notice. ** Extremes in temperature and label image density may affect throughput and print image quality. Please contact Zebra for guidance to maximize the performance of your
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