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Zebra Desktop GX420t

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Zebra Desktop GX420t. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the paper handling and noise. The connectivity and durability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability and price. Some have doubts about the usability.

performance, durability, connectivity, noise, paper handling

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Zebra Desktop GX420t is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zebra Desktop GX420t

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Zebra Desktop GX420t from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the paper handling and noise are on the whole positive. Comments are divided on the reliability, and the usability and price get critical comments.

performance, noise, paper handling

price, usability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zebra GK420d Monochrome Desktop Direct Thermal Label Printer, 5 in/s Print Speed, 203 dpi Print Resolution, 4.09" Print Width, 100/240V ACZebra GK420d Monochrome Desktop Direct Thermal Label Printer, 5 in/s Print Speed, 203 dpi Print Resolution, 4.09" Print Width, 100/240V AC

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : William Harrel (pcmag.com)

Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Printer (GK42-202510-000)

 

The Zebra GK420d, the next step up from a consumer-grade label printer, provides wide-ranging expansion options and a very low cost of operation.

Exceptionally low running costs. Prints fast. Open programming platform for custom applications. Wide selection of label media. Dual simultaneous connectivity through serial and parallel ports.

Complicated software installation. Ethernet costs extra. Lacks wireless and mobile support.

Bottom Line: The Zebra GK420d, the next step up from a consumer-grade label printer, provides wide-ranging expansion options and a very low cost of operation.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great barcode printers

 

they do what they are supposed to and last a long time

none except the price

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Solid label maker

 

Fast, easy to load, well made-durable

misfeeds, a bit pricey

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Does NOT Include Dispenser

 

not as advertised

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (cdw.com)

Great Product

 

This printer is like any other Zebra. They are build solid and are very reliable. It did take me a couple minutes to figure out that I needed to change the IP address in the server settings but after that it was all smooth sailing. I could recommend...

relaible, easy to use, no consumables

little pricy

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (cdw.com)

Great product for business needs

 

We had a older version of this printer and it recently died out. We purchased this product and it has improved productivity. Much faster to keep up with growing business needs! CDW originally said the product would not be in for a few days, and I...

cdw support

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (cdw.com)

Great little label printer

 

Ordered this to replace an industrial Zebra printer and it has worked out great. The settings can be a little tricky but once you have it set correctly it works good.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (cdw.com)

Very good overall product

 

I have purchased 4 of these printers. They all have ethernet, usb, and serial ports on them. These printers are capable of using direct or thermal transfer. I am using direct at the moment but if it comes up I can still use a ribbon. The only thing I...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (cdw.com)

ZEBRA GX430T USB/SER/ETHER CTR

 

Great

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:-FCC Part 15,\n-Subpart 15,\n- VCCI,\n-C-Tick,\n-EN55022 Class-B,\n-EN6100-3-2,\n-EN6100-3-3,\n-EN55024,\n-CCC,\n-CB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4,\n-TUV NRTL,\n-IRAM,\n-NOM,\n-AAMI. / -FCC Part 15,\n-Subpart 15,\n-VCCI,\n-C-Tick,\n-EN55022 Class-B,\n-EN6100-3-2,\n-EN6100-3-3,\n-EN55024,\n-CCC,\n-CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4\n-TUV NRTL,\n-IRAM,\n-NOM,\n-AAMI. / FCC 15, VCCI, C, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCCCB IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC 15, VCCI, C-Tick\n(CE): EN 55022 B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-0, EN 55024, CCC\nCB IEC 60950:1991 +A1 +A2 +A3 +A4, TÜV NRTL, IRAM NOM, AAMI / FCC Part 15, Subpart 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 Class-B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, CB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC Part 15, Subpart 15, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022 Class-B, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC\nCB Scheme IEC 60950: 1991 +A1 +A2 + A3 +A4, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, CCC / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, EN, CCC, CB / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, EN, CCC, IEC, TUV NRTL, IRAM NOM, AAMI / FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, EN55022, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, CCC, TUV NRTL, IRAM, NOM, AAMI
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Grey / White

Display

Display:LCD / No

Memory

Flash memory:4 / 64 / 68
Internal Memory:8
Maximum internal memory:64 / 68

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):4.4 - 41 / 40 - 105 / 5 - 41
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 140 / -40 - 60

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):171 x 209 x 152 / 193 x 254 x 191 / 194 x 254 x 191
Emulations:EPL, ZPL / EPL2, ZPL I, ZPL II / EPL2, ZPL I/ZPL II / EPL2, ZPL II / SLCS, EPL II, ZPL II
Form factor:desctop / Desktop
Material:Plastic
Media types supported:Black bar, Black mark, Continuous, Continuous receipt, Die-cut, Fanfold, Gap, Notched, Perforated, Receipt, Roll-fed, Tag, Tag stock / lack bar, black mark, continuous, continuous receipt, die-cut, fanfold, gap, notched, perforated, receipt, roll-fed, tag, tag stock
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Number of print cartridges:1
Package weight:9.1
Package weight (imperial):9.1
Power supply type:AC
Printable area:10.4
Weight:3.1 / 4.6
Weight (imperial):3.1 / 4.6

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box
Package weight:3.2 / 4.1

Paper Handling

Autocutter:No / Yes
Core diameter:1.27 / 3.71
Maximum label length:0.991
Maximum label width:10.4 / 10.8
Maximum media length:99 / 99.1
Maximum media length (imperial):39
Maximum roll diameter:127
Media thickness:0.003 - 0.0075 / 0.08 - 0.19 / 0.08 - 0.2 / 0.08 - 0.20
Media thickness (imperial):0.003 - 0.007 / 0.003 - 0.0075
Supported paper width:104 / 19 - 108
Supported paper width (imperial):0.75 - 4.25 / 4.09

Performance

Built-in barcodes:1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / 1D, 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / 2D, CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, PDF417, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, ITF-14, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, MaxiCode, PDF417, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, Code 49, Code 93, MaxiCode, PDF417, Postnet, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, UKR / EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / EAN128, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E / EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, PDF417, POSTNET / Mareike Winkelmann
Built-in processor:32 Bit RISC / 32-bir RISC / 32-bit RISC
Ribbon length:74
Ribbon width:10.9 / 11 / 3.38 / 3.4

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Optional connectivity:Bluetooth / Bluetooth, Ethernet / Bluetooth, Ethernet, Parallel / Bluetooth, Ethernet, Parallel, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Parallel / Bluetooth, Parallel, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Parallel, Wireless LAN / Bluetooth, Wireless LAN / Ethernet / Ethernet, Parallel / Ethernet, Parallel, Wireless LAN / Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Parallel / Parallel, Serial (RS-232) / Parallel, Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN
Parallel ports quantity:1
PC connected: Yes
RS-232 interface: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
Standard interfaces:Ethernet / RS-232, USB 1.1 / RS-232, USB 1.1, Parallel / Serial (4x USB), parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / Serial, Bluetooth / Serial, Ethernet / Serial, Parallel / USB 1.1, RS-232 / USB 2.0 / Wireless LAN / “serial”
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:N / No / Yes

Power

Energy Star certified:No / Y
Power requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz10 / 100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz / 100-240V, 50-60Hz / 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz / AC, 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Printing

Colour :N / No
Maximum print height:99.1
Maximum print size:104 x 991 mm
Maximum printing width:10.4 / 10.8
Maximum Resolution:203 / 203 x 203
Print Speed:124 / 127 / 152 / 5 / 6
Print Technology:Direct Thermal / Direct thermal / thermal transfer / Thermal Transfer
Printing colours:Black
Standard printer languages:EPL, EPL2, XML, ZPL, ZPL II / EPL, ZPL / EPL2 / EPL2, ZPL, ZPL II

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9 / 21 / 25.4 / 254
Height :1.4 / 15.2 / 19.1 / 191
Weight:1.2 / 1.4 / 2.1 / 3.2 / 4.1 / 4.2
Width:17.1 / 19.3 / 19.4 / 193