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The easiest thermal transfer and direct thermal printer to load, period. The simplicity of the ZD420's ribbon cartridge takes the time and trouble out of replacing the printer ribbon. Regardless of experience level, end users can replace the ribbon and get back to work in seconds, with significantly fewer support calls to IT.


  • 6 ips maximum print speed
  • ZPL II® and EPL2™ programming languages
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, USB Host. ZD420c also includes Bluetooth Low Energy
  • OpenACCESS™ design for easy media loading
  • 203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm)
  • 4.09” (104 mm) print width


203 dpi/8 dots per mm Optional 300 dpi/12 dots per mm Resolution can be factory installed or changed on site via accessory kits. Resolution can be changed from 300 dpi to 203 dpi, as well as from 203 dpi to 300 dpi.

512 MB Flash; 256 MB SDRAM

4.09 in./104 mm for 203 dpi and 300 dpi

6 in./152 mm per second (203 dpi)
4 in./102 mm per second (300 dpi)

5.0 lbs./2.3 kg


Name Date Size
ZD420™ Printer Specifications 03/03/2021 PDF 161 KB