ZEBRA GC420d & GC420t PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

Standard Features

•  Maximum speed 4 ips (102 mm/s)
• OpenACCESS™ design for easy media loading
203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm)
Direct thermal (d) and Thermal transfer (t) printing of bar codes, text, and graphics
 ZPL II® programming language
EPL2® page mode programming language
 32 bit RISC processor
 8MB Standard SDRAM Memory
8MB Standard Flash Memory
Triple connectivity: USB, parallel and serial
 User interface feed button (ZPL style)
Auto-switching 100- 240V power supply
Transmissive and reflective media sensing
 Zebra printer driver for Windows
•  Reflective and transmissive sensors
                     

Optional Features

Factory Options:

Dispenser (peeler) – Label peel and present with label present sensor
          KDU and KDU Plus - Keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications
ZebraNet™ 10/100 Print Server – internal interface enables Ethernet 10/100 network communication and printing (replaces serial port)
 
Field Options:
Documentation  
 
Keyboards (for stnd alone printing solutions)  
120181-005G Keyboard Display Unit (KDU) 
105850-026 KDU Adapter
120182G-001 KDU Plus 
Connectivity Kits  
105850-006 USB Interface Cable 6' (A to B)
G105850-007 USB Interface Cable 10' (A to B)
G105950-054 Serial Interface Cable - 6' (DB-9 to DB-9) Null Modem
Power supplies and power cord kits  
Font Kits  
77840 Five Asian Bitmap Flash Font Pack 
77842 Over 20 Smooth Scalable Font Pack
77844 Korean HY Gothic Hangul™ Smooth Scalable Font 
77845 Thai Angsana™ Smooth Scalable Font 
77846 Simplified Chinese Monotype Sung™ Smooth Scalable Font
77847 Traditional Chinese Monotype Kai™ Smooth Scalable Font 
77848 Japanese HGP Gothic B™ Smooth Scalable Font 
Desktop Printheads  
 
 

Software

  • 13831-001 Zebra Designer Pro

  • 48733-120 ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise for 1-50 Printers

  • 48734-120 ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise for 1-100 Printers

  • 48735-120 ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise for 100+ Printers

Printing Specifications

  • Resolution: 203 dots/inch (dpi) (8 dots/mm)

  • Dot Pitch: 0.0049" (0.125mm)

  • Media length: 0.38"/9.6 mm to 39"/990 mm

  • Print Width: 1.00"/25.4 mm to 4.25"/108 mm

  • Programmable print speed: 2, 3, & 4 (51, 76, 102 mm/s)

  • Bar code modulus "X" dimension: 203 dpi = 5mil to 50mil

Ribbon Specifications (thermal transfer units)

NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer performance, use of Zebra genuine ribbon is recommended as well as a notched ribbon core.

Ribbon Width: 1.33"/33.8 mm to 4.3"/110 mm
Ribbon Capacity: 1:1 One ribbon per roll of media
Core ID: 0.5" (12.7 mm).
Ribbon OD: 1.34" (34 mm).
Ribbon Length: 244' (74m) using 0.000328" ribbon thickness
Ribbon Type: Wax, wax/resin, and resin.

Media Specifications

NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer performance, use of Zebra genuine supplies is recommended.

          Media thickness: 0.003"/0.08 mm to 0.007"/0.18 mm
Notched Media:

There are three kinds of notches, with recommended sizes and locations:

Oval:  Midpoint of notch located on the centerline. Height = 3mm. Width = 15mm.
Rectangle:  Midpoint of notch 4.45mm to the right of the centerline. Height = 3mm. Width = 6mm.
Circle:  Midpoint of notch 4.45mm to the right of the centerline. Diameter = 6mm.

Black Mark Specifications:

For Adjustable Mark Sensor:

  • Minimum length from left edge is 7mm
  • Minimum length from right edge is 20mm
  • Minimum thickness is 6mm
Use a full length black line for Fixed sensors.

ZPL Programming Language (ZPL/ZPL II)

Communicates in printable ASCII characters
Compatible with mainframe, mini, and PC hosts
Downloadable objects include graphics and bitmap fonts, label templates and formats
Automatic memory allocation for format while printing
Automatic serialization of fields
Format inversion (white on black)
Mirror-image printing
Four position field rotation (0º, 90º, 180º, 270º)
Slew command
Programmable label quantities with print, pause
Status messages to host upon request

ZPL Font Specifications

203 dpi (8 dots/mm)

Font

Matrix

(in dots)

(H x W)

Type*

Minimum Char.Size

(H x W)

Maximum

C.P.I.

A

9 x 5

U-L-D

.044" x .030"

33.3

B

11 x 7

U

.054" x .044"

22.7

C,D

18 x 10

U-L-D

.089" x .059"

16.9

E

28 x 15

OCR-B

.138" x .098"

10.2

F

26 x 13

U-L-D

.128" x .079"

12.7

G

60 x 40

U-L-D

.295" x .236"

4.2

H

21 x 13

OCR-A

.103" x .093"

10.8

GS

24 x 24

SYMBOL

.118" x .118"

8.5

P-V

U-L-D

Backward compatible w/ S-300

Ø

15 x 12

U-L-D

* U = upper case, L = lower case, D = descenders

Character Fonts: Standard bitmapped Zebra fonts: A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H, (OCR-A), GS, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & Ø Smooth font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed).
Supports user defined fonts and graphics – including custom logos
Bitmap fonts are expandable up to 10 times, height and width independent. Fonts E and H (OCR-B and OCR-A), however, are not considered in spec when expanded.
Smooth scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate

ZPL Barcode Symbologies

Bar code ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1

Linear bar codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and

GS1 DataBar™ (formerly RSS))

2-dimensional bar codes: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, and Aztec

EPL Programming Language (EPL2)

ASCII EPL2 programming language (Page Mode)
Field Rotations
Variable field support (up to 100)
Counter support (up to 10)
Variable field addition and subtraction
Status reporting
Form, fonts, and graphics storage
Simple set of formatting commands

EPL Font Specifications

203 dpi (8 dots/mm)

Font

Width

(dot)

Height

(dot)

CPI

1

8

12

20.3

2

10

16

16.9

3

12

20

4.5

4

14

24

12.7

5

32

48

5.6

8-Simp

32

32

6.3*

8-Trad

32

32

6.3*

* Spacing of Asian characters is controlled via the i command. The formula for CPI is 203 / (32 + i). Thus as i increases, CPI decreases. For example : If i = 2, CPI = 203/34 = 6.0

EPL Bar Codes Symbologies

Linear bar codes: Code 39, Code 128A, B & C (User selectable/Auto), UCC/EAN-128, Code 93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-A with 2 and 5 add on, UPC-E with 2 and 5 add on, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN 13 with 2 and 5 add on, EAN 8 with 2 and 5 add on, Postnet (5, 9, 11, & 13 digit)

2-dimensional bar codes: Maxicode (modes 2,3,4,6), PDF417, MacroPDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix, and Aztec

Communication and Interface Capabilities

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

Electrical Specifications

Auto-ranging external power supply with C7 type connector
 Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
 

Agency approvals

TUV-R NRTL, TUV-R CB, NOM, KCC, CE, FCC, Class-B

Physical Specificationss (no options installed)

GC420d

GC420t

Height

6.7" (170mm)

6.8" (173mm)

Width:

7.9" (201mm)

7.9" (201 mm)

Depth:

8.2" (208mm)

9.4" (239 mm)

Weight:

3.0lbs (1.4kg)

3,2lbs (1.5kg)

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature: 40º to 105ºF (4.4º to 41ºC)
Storage Temperature: -40º to 140ºF (-40º to 60ºC)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing R.H.
Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing R.H.

Preventative Maintenance

Zebra recommends cleaning the printer on a regular basis using standard Zebra printer parts and cleaning supplies. Consult your User's Guide for further details