Zebra GC420 Printer - GC420d and GC420t

Compact Desktop Thermal Printers

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Affordability meets high quality

Built with Zebra durability and reliability, the GC420 printer offers the same mechanical design as the legacy LP 2844™ and TLP 2844™ models. This familiarity allows customers to easily migrate to the new printer, but the enhanced feature set means the industry and application support is greater.


Compact design with powerful features

The GC420 printer’s compact, space-saving design contains a powerful 32-bit processor for fast label throughput with a large memory for more graphics storage, longer label formats, and faster processing on media up to 104mm wide.

Media handling is extended further with an optional peel dispenser, plus the printer’s native EPL™ and ZPL® programming languages provide easy integration with other Zebra printers. With its three standard interfaces and optional 10/100 Ethernet, the GC420 printer offers flexibility in connecting with your local or networked system.

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 and leisure
    • Event and exhibition ticketing
    • Fast-food labelling
    • Gaming and betting slips
  • Supply chain
    • Process, product and shipping labelling
  • Post and parcel
    • Electronic franking
    • Address labelling


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Zebra GC420 Printer Models
Model Number Description Price*
GC420-200520-000 Zebra GC420d DT 203dpi Printer with EPL/ZPL, RS232 Serial, Parallel, USB (UK/EU) £213.00
GC420-200521-000 Zebra GC420d DT 203dpi Printer with EPL/ZPL, USB, RS232 Serial, Parallel, Dispenser (UK/EU) £232.00
GC420-100520-000 Zebra GC420t TT/DT 203dpi Printer with EPL/ZPL, USB, RS232 Serial, Parallel (UK/EU) £261.00
GC420-100521-000 Zebra GC420t TT/DT 203dpi Printer with EPL/ZPL, USB, RS232 Serial, Parallel, Dispenser (UK/EU) £279.00


*Please note all prices shown are exclusive of VAT

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Alternative Models
Zebra HC100 Zebra LP/TLP2824 Plus Zebra GK420 Zebra GT800 Zebra GX420 & GX430
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Zebra GC420 Printer Kits
Type Part Number Description Price*
Connectivity 105850-001 Parallel Interface Cable 6' (Centronics) £10.50
  105850-006 USB Interface Cable 6’ (A to B) £9.00
  G105850-003 Serial Interface Cable - 6' (DB-9 to DB-9) £9.00
  G105950-054 Serial Interface Cable 6’ (DB-9 to DB-9) Null Modem £13.00
  P1031031 External ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server v21 £139.00
Media Handling 105810-003 Media Adapter Guide 4" £39.00
Other 120182G-001 KDU Plus (Keyboard Display Unit) £154.00
  13831-002 ZebraDesigner™ Pro v2 £165.00
  48766-001 ZBI 2.0 Enablement Kit (1 printer) £66.00
  105950-035 Printhead Cleaning Pens x 12 £30.00
  G105910-048 Printhead Assembly, Direct Thermal 203 dpi £75.75
  G105910-053 Printhead Assembly, Thermal Transfer 203 dpi £75.75
  105910‐001 Platen Kit, GC420d (set of 3) £30.00
  105910‐055 Platen Kit, GC420t (set of 3) £32.00
  P1027135-048 Ribbon Core, 4" Thermal Transfer (set of 50) £66.00

1. Requires Centronics parallel port.



Zebra GC420 Printer Supplies
Part Number Description Price*
02300GS11007 2300 Economy Wax 110mm x 74m 2300 Wax (12 rolls) £23.88
03200GS11007 3200 Premium Wax/Resin 110mm x 74m (12 rolls) £39.00
05095GS11007 5095 UL Approved Resin 110mm x 74m (12 rolls) £75.00
800284-605 Z-Perform 1000D Economy Direct Thermal Labels 102mm x 152mm (12 rolls) £129.00
800264-605 Z-Select 2000D Premium Direct Thermal Labels 102mm x 152mm (12 rolls) £112.00
800273-205 Z-Select 2000T Topcoated Thermal Transfer Labels 76mm x 51mm (12 rolls) £65.00
3006322 Z-Select 2000T Topcoated Thermal Transfer Labels 102mm x 152mm (12 rolls) £87.00


*Please note that all prices shown are exclusive of VAT


Zebra GC420 Printer Full Specification
Standard features 32-bit RISC processor
  Co-resident EPL and ZPL programming languages
  Triple connectivity: serial, USB and parallel
  Print methods: GC420d™ printer – direct-thermal only; GC420t™ printer – thermal-transfer and direct-thermal
  Construction: dual-wall frame, reinforced plastic
  OpenACCESS™ for easy media and ribbon loading
  Certified Microsoft® Windows® drivers
Printer specifications Resolution: 203dpi/8 dots per mm
  Memory: 8MB flash, 8MB SDRAM
  Print width: 104mm/4.09"
  Maximum print length: 990mm/39"
  Maximum print speed: 102mm/4" per second
  Media sensors: Fixed position reflective and transmissive sensors
Media characteristics Media width: 25.4mm/1.00" to 108mm/4.24"
  Media length: 9.6mm/0.38" to 990mm/39"
  Maximum media roll size: 127mm/5" O.D. on a 25.4mm/1.00" or 38mm/1.5" I.D. core
  Media thickness: 0.08mm/0.003" to 0.18mm/0.007"
  Media types: Roll-fed or fan-fed, die-cut or continuous direct thermal labels with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, wristbands and optional liner-free direct-thermal media
Ribbon characteristics Outside diameter: 34mm/1.34"
  Standard Length: 74m/244'
  Ratio: 1:1 media-roll to ribbon
  Width: 33.8mm/1.33" to 110mm/4.3"
  Core inner diameter: 12.7mm/0.5"
Operating characteristics Environmental
  Operating temperature: 5°C/40°F to 41°C/105°F
  Storage temperature: -40°C/-40°F to 60°C/140°F
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing R.H.
  Storage humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing R.H.
  Agency Approvals
Physical characteristics GC420d printer
  Width: 201mm/7.9"
  Height: 170mm/6.7"
  Depth: 208mm/8.2"
  Weight: 1.4kg/3lb
  GC420t printer
  Width: 201mm/7.9"
  Height: 173mm/6.8"
  Depth: 239mm/9.4"
  Weight: 1.5kg/3.2lb
ZebraLink™ Solutions Software
  Zebra Setup Utilities – Windows utility drivers to set up and configure your Zebra printer
  ZebraDesigner™ Pro – an intuitive, easy-to-use software program for creating complex label designs (option)
  ZebraDesigner – offers basic features for simple label design
  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
  ZebraDesigner™ Driver – the most powerful driver available from Zebra
  Web View – connect and control Zebra barcode printers via the printer’s Web interface using a common Web browser using ZPL II®
  Alert – printers equipped with ZebraNet® Print Servers will notify you via any email-enabled, wired or wireless device to minimise downtime
  ZBI 2.0™ – powerful programming language that lets printers run standalone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more (option)
  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)
  ZPL II – Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label formatting and printer control and is compatible with tabletop and mobile Zebra printers
  EPL2™ – Eltron Programming Language simplifies label formatting and enables format compatibility with legacy applications
  EPL – Line Mode support (GC420d printer) enables format compatibility with legacy applications
Fonts/Graphics/Symbologies Fonts, character sets and graphics features
  16 resident expandable ZPL fonts
  One resident scalable ZPL font
  Five resident expandable EPL2 fonts
  Supports user-defined fonts and graphics – including custom logos
  Barcode symbologies
  Barcode ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
  Linear barcodes: Codabar, Code 11 (ZPL), Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN- 13, EAN-14 (ZPL), German Post Code (EPL), GS1 Databar (formerly RSS), GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), Industrial 2-of-5 (ZPL), Interleaved 2-of-5, ISBT-128 (ZPL), Japanese Postnet (EPL), Logmars (ZPL), MSI, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5 (ZPL), UCC/EAN-128 (EPL), UPC-A, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, UPC-E, UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions (ZPL)
  Two-dimensional: Aztec Code, Codablock (ZPL), Code 49 (ZPL), Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR Code (For both EPL and ZPL except where noted)
Communication and interface capabilities Centronics® parallel (36-pin) connector ports
  RS-232 serial interface
  USB V1.1 interface, bi-directional
Options and accessories Label dispenser with label-present sensor
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server – external Ethernet option for network communication and printing
  Font packs – Asian and other international font kits
  KDU Plus™ and KDU keyboard display units for standalone printing solutions

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

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