GK420E Advanced Desktop Printers

PRODUCT SPEC SHEET
GK420E ADVANCED DESKTOP PRINTER
GK420E Advanced Desktop Printers
QUALITY, RELIABLE PRINTING AT LIGHTNING SPEED,
WITH ADVANCED FEATURES FOR E-COMMERCE FULFILLMENT - AT GREAT VALUE
The latest member of our best-selling desktop printer range, the GK420E offers better performance and more memory, while retaining
the same amazing value, advanced features, and quality that is synonymous with all Zebra printers. Powered by a direct thermal engine, it is
the perfect mid-volume printing solution for e-commerce applications and large-scale projects.
Advanced Features You Need —
In a Dependable, Compact Printer
Powered by a direct thermal printing engine, the GK420E combines an
intuitive user interface and advanced features in a compact package.
Some highlights include network manageability and easy-load design to help
you improve operational efficiencies, boost profitability and reduce
downtime.
Feel the difference as you fulfil time-critical tasks with ease, for ECommerce applications and large-scale projects.
Faster and More Powerful
With 8MB of onboard flash memory, this model has double the amount of
memory than existing GK420 Series printers, allowing it to handle more
complex print jobs, at a higher print speed of 6-inches-per-second.
Flexible and Easy to Use
Zebra OneCare Services
Increase printer uptime and reduce lost productivity and unbudgeted
repair costs by selecting a Zebra OneCare™ service agreement. A costeffective means of planning and budgeting for your annual
maintenance expenditures, your agreement ensures that trained Zebra
technicians will bring your printer back to factory specifications. Zebra
offers a variety of plans to fit your budget and business needs.
Zebra Certified Supplies
Ensure consistent print quality, reduce downtime and increase productivity
in your printing process with Zebra Certified Supplies. We
manufacture each supplies product with the exact same materials every
time so you always get crisp, readable and scannable output
without needing to adjust the printer darkness setting between rolls.
Zebra’s GK420E advanced desktop printer is flexible, making it a top choice
for a variety of mid-volume and distributed-printing applications like ECommerce. Whether you’re printing shipping and identification labels,
coupons or receipts, this printer makes it easy.
Fast print speeds help you get the job done quicker. Loading media is a
snap with the OpenACCESS™ clamshell design. Avoid wasted time and
media with the standard auto-calibration feature.
Connectivity + Quality
Offering four connectivity interfaces, including Ethernet— along with
standard EPL™ and ZPL® programming languages—the GK420E printer is
quick and easy to integrate. Consistently producing quality text,
barcodes and graphics, they ensure your print output is always
professional-looking and barcodes are reliably scannable.
ENERGY STAR® qualified, the GK420E helps protect your budget and
reduces your total cost of ownership.
For more information about the GK420E Advanced Desktop Printer, visit
www.zebra.com/gk420e or access our global contact directory at
www.zebra.com/contact
PRODUCT SPEC SHEET
GK420E ADVANCED DESKTOP PRINTER
GK420E Specifications
STANDARD FEATURES
• Direct thermal printing
• Construction: Dual-wall frame
• Tool-less printhead and platen replacement; OpenACCESS for easy media loading and
auto-calibration of media
• Quad connectivity: USB, Parallel, Serial, Ethernet
Ideal for These
Applications
BARCODE SYMBOLOGIES
Barcode Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
E-Commerce
Linear Barcodes: Codabar, Code 11 (ZPL), Code 128, Code 39, Code 93, Code 93, EAN-13,
EAN-8, EAN-14 (ZPL), German Post Code (EPL), Industrial 2-of-5 (ZPL), Interleaved 2-of-5,
Japanese Postnet (EPL), ISBT-128 (ZPL), Logmars (ZPL), MSI, Plessey, Postnet, GS1 DataBar
(RSS-14), Standard 2-of-5 (ZPL), UCC/EAN-128 (EPL), UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions (ZPL),
UPC-A, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E, and GS1 Databar (formerly
RSS)
• Shipping labels
• Coupon and
receipt printing
• Inventory and
product labeling
2D Barcodes: Codablock (ZPL), Code 49 (ZPL), Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, PDF417,
MicroPDF417, Aztec (For EPL and ZPL except where noted)
• Certified Microsoft Windows drivers
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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
GK420E
Resolution
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
Memory
Standard: 8 MB Flash; 8 MB SDRAM
Maximum Print
Width
4.09"/104 mm
Maximum Print
Speed
6"/152mm per second
Media Sensors
Standard: Fixed reflective and transmissive sensors
Maximum Print
Length
39"/991 mm
8.25"/210 mm
Width
6.75"/171 mm
Height
6.0"/152 mm
Weight
3 lbs./1.4 kg
COMMUNICATION AND INTERFACE CAPABILITIES
RS-232 auto-sensing Serial interface, DB-9
USB V1.1, bi-directional Centronics® Parallel
Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps)
MEDIA CHARACTERISTICS
Media Width
Length
0.75"/19 mm - 4.25"/108 mm
SOFTWARE TOOLS
ZebraLink Solutions
Maximum Media
Roll Size
5"/127 mm O.D.
Thickness
0.003"/0.08 mm to 0.0075"/0.19 mm
Media Types
Roll-fed or fan-fed, die-cut or continuous direct
thermal labels with or without black line, tag stock,
continuous receipt paper, wristbands
OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS
Environmental
Operating Temperature: 40°F to 105°F/4.4°C to 41°C
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing Storage/
Transportation Temperature: -40°F to 140°F/ -40°C to 60°C
Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Electrical
Auto-ranging external power supply with C14 type connector
Output: 24 VDC, 2.5A
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
ENERGY STAR qualified
Agency Approvals
Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B (Class B), ICES 003, VCCI,
C-Tick, CQC, EAC, KCC, BSMI, ICES-003
Emissions and Susceptibility: EN55022 (Class B), EN55024,
EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950-1, TUV NRTL, C-Tick, CCC,
NOM, EAC, KCC, BSMI, BIS
Zebra Setup Utilities — A Windows application to quickly set up and configure your
Zebra printer.
ZebraDesigner™ — Simple Windows WYSIWYG label design application with basic
features.
ZBI-Developer™ — Programming utility makes it dramatically easier for programmers to
create and test complex ZBI 2.0™ programs and distribute them to the printer (standard
with ZBI 2.0).
ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise — Centrally manage Zebra printers from a single PC
screen anywhere on your global network.
ZebraNet Utilities v7.0 — Provides enhanced printing, conversion and administration
capabilities; message management; and more.
POS Driver
Web View
Connect and control Zebra barcode printers using ZPL II via the printer’s web
interface using common web browsers.
Alert
Printers equipped with ZebraNet print servers will notify you via any email- enabled,
wired, or wireless device to minimize downtime.
FONTS AND GRAPHICS
16 resident expandable ZPL fonts
One resident scalable ZPL font
Five resident expandable EPL2 fonts
Supports user-defined fonts and graphics — including custom logos Native
open type font support
FIRMWARE
ZBI 2.0 — Optional powerful programming language that lets printers run stand-alone
applications, connect to peripherals, and much more.
ZPL and ZPL II® — Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label
formatting and printer control and is compatible with all Zebra printers.
EPL and EPL2™ — Eltron Programming Language with Line Mode simplifies label
formatting and enables format compatibility with legacy applications.
(EPL with Line Mode available on direct thermal models only.)
For optimum print quality and printer performance, use Zebra Certified Supplies.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
NA and Corporate Headquarters
+1 800 423 0442
inquiry4@zebra.com
Unicode™ compliant for multi-language, on-demand thermal printing ZPL II
drawing commands — for boxes and lines
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
Dispenser — Label peel and present with label present sensor ZebraNet®
10/100 Print Server — Internal or external Ethernet for network communication and
printing
Font Packs — Asian and other international font kits
ZKDU™ keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications
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