Differences between ‘direct’ and ‘thermal’ models
The Zebra GK420d printer is a DIRECT THERMAL printer – that is, it uses chemically treated, heat sensitive paper that blackens when it passes under the printer’s thermal printhead. So, the GK420d doesn’t use any other consumables to print an image (so no inks or thermal transfer ribbons required). The D in GK420d stands for direct thermal – at this point it may be worth explaining that the sister model to the GK420d is the GK420t (where the T denotes thermal transfer) – this model can use both direct thermal and thermal transfer labels.[/su_box]
Zebra’s G-Series compact desktop printers deliver best-in-class speed and performance for print widths up to 104mm (4″). From the basic GK™ model to the feature-rich GX™ model, the G-Series printers offer a reliable, durable and flexible desktop solution for any printing application and budget.
Built with Zebra durability and reliability, the G-Series GK model provides the best value of all basic desktop thermal printers, while the premier GX model supports a variety of industries and applications with the widest range of features. Choose the space-saving direct-thermal version of either model for the smallest footprint of any 104mm (4″) desktop printer, or the direct-thermal/thermal-transfer version to save users time with the easiest ribbon-loading system available.
With both EPL™ and ZPL® native on all models and a variety of connectivity options for personal, local and networked systems, the G-Series printers integrate easily and seamlessly with other Zebra printing solutions.
Zebra’s G-Series printers support many applications, including:
- Healthcare: Patient identification, Sample and specimen identification, Sterile services labelling, Pharmacy prescription labelling
- Retail: Product labelling, Price mark-down, Shelf-edge labelling, Voucher and receipt printing
- Travel: Boarding passes, Bag tags
- Hospitality, Service & Leisure: Event and exhibition ticketing, Fast-food labelling, Gaming and betting slips
- Supply chain: Process, product and shipping labelling
- Post & parcel: Electronic franking, Address labelling