Zebra GC420

A powerful 32-bit processor speeds printing, while 8 MB of memory enables you to store fonts and graphics without having to reload them for every job. Print widths of up to 4.09” cover common desktop applications to ensure workforce continuity. And, the compact sized of the Zebra GC420 d/t printers save precious space in areas where it’s needed most.

These affordably priced, yet reliable, printers have a print resolution of 203 dpi, a maximum print speed of 4” per second, and come with USB, parallel and serial connectivity options for easy integration in several settings.  Both EPL and ZPL print languages also serve the needs of a wide variety of businesses, making it easy to integrate with other Zebra barcode printers.

A peeler/dispenser option available on one model of these durable desktop barcode printers extends its usefulness.


  • Print methods: Direct thermal
  • Print width: Up to 4.09”
  • Print resolution: 203 dpi
  • Print speed: Up to 4” per second
  • Memory (RAM): 8 MB/8 MB
  • Connectivity: USB, parallel, serial


  • Affordably priced. A perfect solution for budget-friendly environments that require reliable barcode labels.
  • Saves space. Its compact design fits where you need it to.
  • Reliable performance. Consistently prints quality labels up to 4.09” for companies with low-to-medium volumes.
  • Versatile. Standard and optional print features meet the demands of common desktop applications in a variety of industries.
  • Easy to integrate. The ZPL print language makes it easy to integrate with other Zebra printers.


  • Asset management, document management, evidence tracking
  • Laboratory specimen and blood bank labeling
  • Price labels and receipt printing
  • Light industrial work in process, product and shipping labels
  • Boarding tickets, bag tags, and parking passes


  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Logistics
Standard Features
Print Methodsdirect thermal/thermal transfer
ConstructionABS double-walled casing
CommunicationsSerial RS-232 (DB9)
Parallel (Centronics)
USB Interface
Additional32 bit RISC processor
EPL and ZPL programming languages standard
Quick and easy ribbon loading system
OpenACCESS™ design
Barcodes Linear bar codes: Codabar, Code 11, Code 128, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C, Code 39, Code 93, EAN-13, EAN-14, EAN-8, EAN-8 and EAN-13 with 2 or 5 digit extensions, German Post Code, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Japanese Postnet, Logmars, MSI, MSI-3, Plessey, Postnet, RSS (reduced space symbology), RSS-14 (limited, truncated, stacked), UCC/EAN-128, UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-A, UPC-A and UPC-E with 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E

2-dimensional bar codes: Aztec, Codablock, Code 49, Data, Matrix, MacroPDF417, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR Code, RSS / GS1 DataBar family (12 barcodes)

Fonts and Graphics:

  • 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts
  • One resident scalable ZPL font
  • Five resident expandable EPL2 bitmap fonts
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics – including customer logos
Printer Specifications
Resolution203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Memory8 MB SDRAM; 8 MB Flash
Maximum Print Width4.09″ (104 mm) maximum
Maximum Print Speed4″ (102 mm)/sec
Maximum Continuous Print Length39″ (991 mm) maximum
Media Characteristics
Media Width4.25″ (108 mm)
Maximum Media Lenght39″ (991 mm)
Thickness0.003″ (.08 mm) to 0.007″ (0.18 mm)
Media Typestag stock, Roll or fanfold
Operating Characteristics
Operating Temperatures :Operating Temperature:
Thermal transfer= 40° F (5° C) to 105° F (41° C)
Direct thermal= 40° F (5° C) to 105° F (41° C)

Operating Humidity:
10-90% non-condensing R.H.
Storage Humidity: 5-95% non-condensing R.H.
Electrical: Auto-detecting (PFC compliant) 110-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Dimensions & WeightDepth: 8.2″ (208 mm)
Width: 7.9″ (201 mm)
Height: 6.7″ (170 mm)
Weight: 3 lbs (1.4 kg)

Zebra GC420 Brochure EN


Short Description

Designed to handle the labeling demands of offices, ticketing stands, retail POS, labs, and light industrial manufacturers, the Zebra GC420 d/t (direct/thermal) desktop printers are equipped with features that improve productivity in almost any industry.

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