ZEBRA GX420d, GX420t, and GX430t PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications are provided for reference and are based on printer tests using Zebra brand ribbons and labels. Results may vary in actual application settings or when using other than recommended Zebra supplies. Zebra recommends always qualifying any application with thorough testing.

Standard Features

• Maximum speed 6 ips (152 mm/s)
• 4 ips (102 mm/s) maximum print speed - GX430t
• OpenACCESS™ design for easy media loading
• 203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm)
• 300 dpi print resolution (12 dots/mm) - GX430t
• Direct thermal (d) and Thermal transfer (t) printing of bar codes, text, and graphics
• Fully enclosed 5.0" (127 mm) media compartment
• Dual-wall frame
• ZPL II® programming language
• EPL2® page mode programming language
• EPL Line Mode support - GX420d
• 32 bit RISC processor
• 8MB Std SDRAM memory (3 MB available to user) - See Factory Options if more memory is needed.
• 4MB Std Flash memory (1.5 MB available to user)
• Zebra E3 Printhead Energy Control
• Triple communications interface: Serial, USB & Parallel
• User interface feed button (ZPL style)
• Odometer for printer length tracking
• Unicode™ compliant for multi-language printing
• Auto calibration of media
• 16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts
• One resident scalable ZPL font
• 5 resident expandable EPL2 fonts
• Auto-switching 100-240V power supply
• Transmissive and reflective media sensing
• Head-up sensor
• Standard Tear-off mode feature
• Programmable print speeds of 2,3,4,5, & 6 ips (51,76,102,127, & 152 mm/s)
• Zebra printer driver for Windows
XML Printing  

Calibration Procedure

• The GX420 and GX430 is equipped with a standard auto-calibration feature that can be set to initiate automatically during start-up of the printer - utilizing two to four labels to calibrate for efficient operation and less waste. The printer will also save the new settings in memory until the next calibration is performed.
• A manual calibration procedure can also be performed, if required. Consult your User’s Guide for more details on the specific manual calibration steps.

Optional Features

Factory Options:

64 MB Flash Memory w/real time clock (68 MB total)
Adjustable media sensor full width reflective black line sensor and center placed multi-position gap sensor
Ethernet - ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server – Internal Ethernet, offered in combination with USB & Serial interface (replaces Parallel port)
Wireless- 802.11 b/g with LCD display (replaces Parallel port)
Wireless- Bluetooth with LCD display (replaces Parallel port)
 Dispenser (peeler) – Label dispenser with label present sensor
 Asian Font Kits
 2 Cutters Available – Cut Width: 4.25 inches (108 mm) maximum to 0.75 inches (19 mm) minimum
- A light duty receipt cutter (RECEIPT)
       
Maximum Paper Weight (thickness): up to 100 g/m2 (0.0043")
 
-A medium duty cutter for cutting label liner and light tag media (LINER/TAG)
         Maximum Paper Weight (thickness): up to 180 g/m2 (0.0075 in.) (.20mm)
           1 million cuts: 5 mil to 7.5 mil stock (120-180 g/m2)
       
*Exceeding the maximum media weight (density/hardness) and thickness will
shorten the cutters usable life or can cause the cutter to fail (jam or other error).
Minimum distance between cuts (label length): 1 inch (25.4 mm). Cutting shorter
media lengths between the cuts may cause the cutter to jam or error.

Field Options:

Documentation  
105934-052 CD-ROM, Desktop Printers Software & 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
105850-025 KIT, Parallel, I/F CBL DB25M-25M,6FT
105850-024 KIT, Parallel, I/F CBL DB25M-25M,10FT
105850-027 KIT, CEN36F-DB25M Parallel Adapter
Power supplies and power cord kits  
105934-054 GX Power supply with USA, Europe cords
105950-014 Power Cord, 120V US C13 (set of 5)
105950-015 Power Cord, 220V Euro C13 (set of 5)
105950-030 Power Cord, 240V UK,C13 (set of 5)
105950-029 Power Cord, 240V AUS C13 (set of 5)
105950-078 Power Cord, 220V China C13 (set of 5)
105950-079 Power Cord, 125V Japan C13 (set of 5)
105950-080 Power Cord, 220V Argentina C13 (set of 5)
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  
105934-037 Printhead Assembly, GK420d/ GX420d (203 dpi)
105934-038 Printhead Assembly, GK420t/GX420t (203 dpi)
105934-039 Printhead Assembly, GX430t (300 dpi)

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)
 

300 dots/inch (dpi)
(12 dots/mm)

Speed
inches/sec
mm/sec

Programmable
2, 3, 4, 5 with 6 max.
(51, 76, 102, 127 with max.152)      
 

Programmable
2, 3 with 4 max
(51, 76, with max.102) P >

Dot Pitch

0.0049” (0.13 mm)

0.0033” (0.08mm)

Max. print length

39.0” (991 mm)

39.0” (991 mm)

Min. print length

One dot

One dot

Max. print width

4.09” (104 mm)

4.09” (104 mm)

Min. print width

One dot

One dot

Bar code modulus
 “X” Dimension


5 mil to 50 mil


3.27 mil to 32.67 mil

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” (109 mm)
• Ribbon Capacity: 1 roll of ribbon per 1 roll of 5” OD media
• Core ID: 0.5” (12.7 mm)
• Ribbon OD: 1.36” (35 mm)
• Ribbon Length: 244' (74 m) 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 Width: 0.75” (19 mm) - 4.25” (108 mm)
• Label Length:
• Using tear off mode:

Minimum length

Model

Printing Mode

0.38” (9.7 mm)

GX420d

Direct thermal

0.38” (9.7 mm)

GX420t & GX430t

Thermal transfer

0.50” (12.7 mm)

GX420t & GX430t

Direct thermal

• Minimum with label present sensor used - 0.50” (12.7 mm)
• Minimum with cutter - 1.0” (25.4 mm)
• Maximum with standard memory - 39.00" (990 mm)
• Min Core Inner Diameter: 0.5” (12.7 mm)
• Max Roll Diameter: 5.00” (127 mm)
• Media Thickness: 0.003” (0.08 mm) - 0.0075” (0.19 mm)
• Media Sensing: fixed reflective and transmissive gap, black line, and notch
• Media Types: Roll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or continuous direct thermal labels with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and wristbands
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 of black mark from left edge is 7mm
  • Minimum length of black mark from right edge is 20mm
  • Minimum thickness of black mark is 3mm (6mm nominal)
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

Scalable (Smooth) Font

300 dpi (12 dots/mm), GX430t

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

.030" x .020"

50.8

B

11 x 7

U

.037" x .030"

33.8

C,D

18 x 10

U-L-D

.060" x .040"

25.4

E

41 x 20

OCR-B

.138" x .085"

11.5

F

26 x 13

U-L-D

.085" x .053"

19.06

G

60 x 40

U-L-D

.200" x .160"

6.36

H

30 x 19

OCR-A

.100" x .098"

10.02

GS

24 x 24

SYMBOL

.80" x .80"

12.7

P-V

U-L-D

Ø

15 x 12

U-L-D

Scalable (Smooth) Font

*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 Bold Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot, height and width independent, while maintaining edges to a max. 1500 x 1500 dots.

ZPL Bar Code 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: PDF417, MicroPDF-417, Code 49, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec

EPL Programming Language (EPL2)

• ASCII EPL2 programming language (Page Mode)
• EPL Line 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
• Support of selected bar codes

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

300 dpi (12 dots/mm)

Font

Width

(dot)

Height

(dot)

CPI

1

12

20

25.0

2

16

28

18.8

3

20

36

15.0

4

24

44

12.5

5

48

80

6.3

EPL Bar Codes

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) Japanese Postnet, Plessey (MSI-1), MSI-3, German Post Code, and GS1 DataBar™ (formerly RSS)
2-Dimensional: Maxicode (modes 2,3,4,6), PDF417, MacroPDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix, and Aztec

Communications Specifications

• RS-232 Serial interface, DB-9
• USB V1.1, bi-directional
• Internal 10/100 Ethernet – optional (replaces Parallel port)
• Bi-directional Parallel with DB-25 female connector
Wireless- 802.11 b/g with LCD display – optional (this configuration eliminates Parallel port)
Wireless- Bluetooth with LCD display – optional (this configuration eliminates Parallel port)

Electrical Specifications

• Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, rated at 100 Watts
   -It draws this full rated power (100 watts) when printing at 5ips, 20% black coverage, at a nominal density setting of 20. 
            - When not printing (but may be cutting or otherwise moving paper, ex: form feed) consumption: 15W max
 

Agency approvals

Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, VCCI, C-Tick
Emissions and Susceptibility: (CE): EN55022 Class-B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, and EN55024
Safety: CB Scheme IEC 60950:1991 +A1 +A2 +A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI, and CCC

Physical Specifications (no options installed)

GX420d

GX420t/GX430t

Height

6.0" (152 mm)

7.5" (191 mm)

Width:

6.75" (171 mm)

7.6" (193 mm)

Depth:

8.25" (210mm)

10.0” (254 mm)

Weight:

3 lbs (1.4 kg)

4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)

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.

Last Updated 11/28/2012 08:14 AM

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