Zebra GC420 Desktop Barcode Label Printer


The GC420t thermal transfer printer and the GC420d direct thermal printer are Zebra’s most affordable desktop printers. A cost effective way to print labels to keep your business moving.


This product is no longer available. It has been replaced by Zebra ZD220 Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer Desktop Printer

Features Include:

  • 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

For the price conscious customer that requires basic features

Zebra’s competitively priced GC420 desktop printer brings Zebra quality, durability and reliable performance to many low- to medium-volume, direct thermal and thermal transfer printing applications.  Competitively priced yet quality built with dual wall construction and uncompromised durability.

Power and Performance

The GC420 printer’s compact, space-saving design contains a powerful 32-bit processor for fast label throughput, and 8 MB Flash memory for increased storage of fonts and graphics. The GC420 supports media widths up to 4.25” for standard desktop applications.

Easy to setup and use

The GC420 also includes both EPL2 and powerful ZPL II programming languages—making it easy to integrate with other Zebra printers.  Peeler/dispenser option extends the GC420 printer’s versatility to meet an even greater variety of applications.


Print Width

4.09”/104 mm

print resolution

203 dpi/8 dots per mm

maximum print speed

4”/102 mm per second maximum

media sensors

Reflective and transmissive sensors

communication methods

Centronics® parallel (36 pin) connector ports RS-232 Serial interface USB V1.1 interface, bi-directional

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