Zebra ZT421 Industrial Printer

A new level of performance, versatility and ease of use

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Keep your critical operations running efficiently with Zebra’s durable ZT400 Series printers. The ZT400 offers advanced technology that drives versatility, ease of use and performance to a new level. Available in three print resolutions and two print widths, the ZT400 Series addresses a broad array of applications throughout manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail and more. See printer status at a glance and manage settings quickly using the large colour touch display. Field-installable connectivity, media handling and RFID options let you easily add new features as your needs evolve. And your IT department will find ZT400 printers easy to integrate and manage, thanks to Zebra's Print DNA suite of applications, utilities and developer tools - all powered by Link-OS®. The result? The ZT400 offers the versatility, reliability and performance to meet your industrial printing needs - today and tomorrow.

The ZT400 comes standard with Ethernet, Serial, USB, dual USB Host and Bluetooth 4.1. Add the optional dual-band wireless card with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for blazing fast and reliable wireless connections.

You can count on the ZT400 to print a variety of different label formats on a variety of different media types. The printer is offered in both 4 in. and 6 in. models, with 203 dpi, 300 dpi and 600 dpi (600 dpi available on 4 in. ZT411 only). Add factory- or field-installable RFID technology to print and encode labels for greater tracking abilities and deeper visibility. Select Zebra's exclusive ZT411 RFID On-metal Tagging Solution, which is the only dedicated option for printing and encoding thicker RFID labels for metal containers and assets.

Dual USB Host ports allow you to directly connect a wide range of USB device types. Use a memory stick to replicate firmware, files and configurations, or easily print and transfer formats. Simplify data entry by simultaneously connecting a scanner and keyboard - with two host ports, there's no need to plug and unplug peripherals.

You can customise the ZT400 with a range of media handling options that can be installed in minutes. Two open media slots accommodate additional communication options. And, the robust processing power and memory can support firmware upgrades and new Print DNA tools for years to come.

It's easy to set up and use the ZT400 with its intuitive icon-based interface. The 4.3-inch full-colour display allows you to quickly navigate printer settings with the user friendly icon menu system to change languages, printer settings, connectivity options and more. See colour-coded alerts from a distance when the printer is paused or in an error state, so you can instantly know what the printer needs to stay up and running.

Whether you are using a Zebra or competitive printer, you can use the same label formats and applications with the ZT400. Support for both EPL and ZPL makes it easy to migrate from another Zebra desktop printer. With the Virtual Devices app, the ZT400 can use languages normally associated with other printer brands.

The side-loading supplies path makes loading simpler, faster and more intuitive. The colour-coded media path guides you on how to thread the media and ribbon through the printer, while lighted paths make it easy to see, even in poorly lit environments.

Constructed using a bi-fold door, these printers are designed to easily fit in space-constrained environments. ENERGY STAR qualified, they save you money throughout their lifecycle.

With Zebra's comprehensive and flexible remote management tools, you can maintain, secure and troubleshoot printers simply and easily, from anywhere, at anytime. With Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, a Print DNA option, you can manage one printer, a group of specific printers or all your printers anywhere in the world. This browser-based solution lets you instantly discover every Link-OS printer on your network - there's no need to manually track down, configure or troubleshoot printers. In addition to optional enterprise remote management tools, Zebra offer a full suite of complimentary deployment utilities to simplify initial setup and configuration.


Ideal for these applications:

  • Manufacturing
    • Work-in-process
    • Product ID/serial numbers
    • Packaging labels
    • Receiving/putaway labelling
  • Transportation & Logistics
    • Order picking/packing
    • Shipping/receiving
    • Cross-docking
    • Compliance labelling
  • Retail
    • Distibution centres
    • Back-of-store operations
  • Healthcare
    • Laboratory labelling
    • Blood bank labelling
    • Asset tracking
    • Pharmacy labelling


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Zebra ZT421 Printer Models
Model Number Description Price*
ZT42162-T0E0000Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 203dpi TT/DT with Standard Features £2095.00
ZT42162-T0EC000Z    Zebra ZT421 Printer 203dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and Wireless 802.11ac Card £2465.00
ZT42162-T4E0000Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 203dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and Peel with Full Rewind £2449.00
ZT42162-T2E0000Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 203dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and Cutter with Catch Tray £2630.00
ZT42162-T0E00C0Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 203dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and RFID UHF Encoder £3115.00
ZT42163-T0E0000Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 300dpi TT/DT with Standard Features £2410.00
ZT42163-T4E0000Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 300dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and Peel with Full Rewind £2740.00
ZT42163-T2E0000Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 300dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and Cutter with Catch Tray £2925.00
ZT42163-T0E00C0Z Zebra ZT421 Printer 300dpi TT/DT with Standard Features and RFID UHF Encoder £3395.00


ZT421 standard features are TT and DT, UK and EU leads, EZPL, RS232 Serial, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth, MFi, USB Host

*Please note all prices shown are exclusive of VAT

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Alternative Models
Zebra ZT111 Zebra ZT230 Zebra ZT231 Zebra ZT411 Zebra ZT510
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Zebra ZT421 Printer Parts
Type Part Number   Description Price*
Media Handling P1105147-020   Zebra Peel: Front Mount, Passive Peel for ZT421 £195.75
  P1058930-190   Zebra Cutter: Front Mount Guillotine Cutter and Catch Tray for ZT420/ZT421 £699.95
Printheads P1058930-012 Image of a Zebra 203 dpi Printhead for ZT420, ZT421 Printers Zebra 203 dpi Printhead for ZT420, ZT421 £399.95
  P1058930-013 Image of a Zebra 300 dpi Printhead for ZT420, ZT421 Printers Zebra 300 dpi Printhead for ZT420, ZT421 £629.95
Printhead Conversion P1058930-025   Zebra 203 dpi to 300 dpi Conversion Kit for ZT420/ZT421 £629.95
  P1058930-026   Zebra 300 dpi to 203 dpi Conversion Kit for ZT420/ZT421 £399.95
Connectivity P1058930-074 Image of a Zebra PrintServer Ethernet 10/100 Card for ZT400 Series Printers Zebra Ethernet: ZebraNet PrintServer Ethernet 10/100 Card for ZT400 Series £268.45
  P1058930-075 Image of a Zebra Parallel Port Card for ZT400 Series Printers Zebra Parallel Card: Bi-directional Interface for ZT400 Series £71.85
  P1058930-097C   Zebra Wi-Fi Card: Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n for EMEA for ZT400 Series £343.80
Other P1058930-500C Image of a Zebra UHF RFID Conversion Kit for ZT400 Series Printers Zebra UHF RFID Conversion Kit: Supports Tags Compatible with UHF EPC Gen 2 V1.2/ ISO 18000-6C1 for ZT400 Series £1229.95
  P1058930-081   Zebra Platen Roller for ZT420/ZT421 £67.80
  P1058930-096   Zebra Media Guide Extension, pack of 5 for ZT400 Series £34.95
  ZKDU-001-00   Zebra KDU Keyboard Display Unit £192.50
  38902   Zebra Printhead Cleaning Film, 171mm wide, pack of 3 (reduces residue build-up) £19.95

1. RFID approved for use in the following countries: EU/EFTA, Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates


Zebra ZT421 Printer Supplies
Part Number Description Price*
02300BK15645 Zebra 2300 Economy Wax Ribbon 156mm x 450M, box of 12 for ZT420 £128.60
02100BK15645 Zebra 2100 Special Wax Ribbon156mm x 450M, box of 12 for ZT420 £152.93
03200BK15645 Zebra 3200 Premium Wax/Resin Ribbon156mm x 450M, box of 6 for ZT420 £132.80
76524 Zebra Z-Perform 1000T - Economy Paper Label 148mm x 210mm, box of 4 for ZT420 £69.00
87537 Zebra PolyE 3000T Gloss - Polyethylene Label 148mm x 210mm, box of 4 for ZT420 £125.96


Zebra OneCare Service
Part Number Description Price*
Z1AE-ZT421-3C0 Zebra OneCare, Essential, Purchased within 30 days of Device, ZT421, 3 Years, Comprehensive Cover £267.00
Z1AE-ZT421-5C0 Zebra OneCare, Essential, Purchased within 30 days of Device, ZT421, 5 Years, Comprehensive Cover £442.00
Z1AS-ZT421-3C0 Zebra OneCare, Select, Advanced Replacement, Purchased within 30 days of Printer, ZT421, 3 Years, Comprehensive Cover £553.00

*Please note that all prices shown are exclusive of VAT


Zebra ZT421 Printer Full Specification
Standard Features Print Methods: Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing
  Construction: Metal frame and bi-fold metal media cover with enlarged clear viewing window
  Side-loading supplies path for simplified media and ribbon loading
  Thin film printhead with E3™ Element Energy™ Equalizer for superior print quality
  Communications: USB 2.0, high-speed, RS-232 Serial, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1, Dual USB Host
  4.3-inch colour touch display with intuitive menu for quick operation and settings management
  Bi-coloured status LEDs for quick printer status
  ENERGY STAR® qualified
Printer Characteristics Dimensions (closed)
  19.5 in. L x 13.25 in. W x 12.75 in. H
  495 mm L x 336 mm W x 324 mm H
  40 lbs./18.14 kg
Printer Specifications Resolution
  203 dpi/8 dots per mm
  300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
  256 MB SDRAM memory
  512 MB on-board linear Flash memory
  Maximum Print Width
  6.6 in./168 mm
  Maximum Print Speed
  12 ips/305 mm per second
  Media Sensors
  Adjustable dual media sensors: transmissive and reflective
  Print Length
  203 dpi: 102 in./2591 mm
  300 dpi: 45 in./1143 mm
Media Characteristics Maximum Media Width
  2.00 in./51 mm to 7.0 in./178 mm tear/cutter
  2.00 in./51 mm to 6.75 in./171 mm peel/rewind
  Maximum Media Roll Size
  8.0 in./203 mm O.D. on a 3 in./76 mm I.D. core
  0.0023 in./0.058 mm to 0.010 in./0.25 mm
  Media Types
  Continuous, die-cut, notch, black-mark
Ribbon Characteristics Standard Length
  1476 ft./ 450 M
  2.00 in./51 mm to 6.85 in./174 mm
  1.0 in./25 mm I.D.
Environmental Operating Temperature
  Thermal transfer: 40℉ to 104℉/ 5℃ to 40℃
  Direct thermal: 32℉ to 104℉/ 0℃ to 40℃
  Storage/Transportation Temperature
  -40℉ to 140℉/ -40℃ to 60℃
  Operating Humidity
  20% to 85% non-condensing
  Storage Humidity
  5% to 85% non-condensing
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 available on 203 dpi models only.)
Electrical Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, ENERGY STAR qualified
Options and Accessories Communication
  Two open communication slots to add internal cards for:
  Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  Parallel (bi-directional interface)
  10/100 Ethernet
  Applicator interface
  Media Handling
  Rewind: Internally rewinds a full roll of printed labels on 3" core, or peels and rewinds liner (factory installed only)
  Peel: Front-mount, passive peel option
  Peel: Liner take-up - additional full-roll liner take-up spindle accomodates standard printer base
  Cutter: Front-mount guillotine cutter and catch tray
  Supports tags compatible with: UHF EPC Gen 2 V2, ISO/IEC 18000-63 and RAIN RFID protocols
  Integrated RFID system is user-upgradable in the field and available on both 4 in. and 6 in. models
  Adaptive Encoding Technology automatically selects optimum encode settings
  Field installable on-metal RFID kit available (not available on the 600dpi model)
  Keyboard Display Unit
  ZKDU™ keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications
Fonts and Graphics 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap and two resident scalable ZPL fonts
  Asian and other international scalable and smooth bitmapped fonts
  Unicode™: For multi-language printing
  Downloadable objects include graphics, scalable and bitmap fonts, label templates and formats
  IBM Code Page 850 international character sets are available in the fonts A, B, C, D, E, F, G and 0 through software control
  Code Page 1250, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255 Support with font 0
  64 MB user-available non-volatile memory storage for downloadable objects
  8 MB user-available SDRAM
Barcode Symbologies Linear Barcodes
  Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case Codes, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2- or 5-digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar, Planet Code
  Two Dimensional Barcodes
  Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, TLC 39, MicroPDF, RSS-14 (and composite), Aztec
Agency Approvals Safety
  IEC 60950, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
  cTUVus, CE Marking, FCC-B, ICES-003, VCCI, C-Tick, NOM, S-Mark (Arg), CCC, CU, BSMI, KCC, SABS, IN-Metro
Print DNA Software Solutions Development Tools
  With faster, easier and smarter integration of Zebra printers with your devices and applications, your Zebra printing solutions are up and running in less time, with less cost.
  Management Tools
  Minimise IT effort and maximise IT control with Print DNA management tools - the easy way to add and manage any number of printers, anywhere - from a handful of printers to thousands of printers all around the world.
  Productivity Tools
  Reach new levels of productivity with innovations that streamline tasks and workflows, optimise device performance and solve tomorrow's printing problems today.
  Visibility Tools
  Regardless of whether or not you have an existing Mobile Device Management solution in place, robust visibility tools provide unparalleled insight into printer health, usage and performance.
Product Warranty ZT400 Series printers are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment.
Recommended Services Zebra OneCare Essential and Select Services maximise the availability and productivity of your devices. Key features include 24/7 technical support, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement and software updates. Optional Support and Visibility Services are available.

* Specifications subject to change without notice.
Features are subject to availability.

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