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Zebra GC420D Desktop Label Printer GC420-200520-000

GC420-200520-000
Zebra GC420D Desktop Label Printer for 203 DPI printing with USB, Serial and Parallel Port connectivity. Includes 8MB STD FLASH and 8MB SDRAM.
Excl. Tax: £222.25 Incl. Tax: £266.70

Zebra GC420D Desktop Label Printer GC420-200521-000

GC420-200521-000
Zebra GC420D Desktop Label Printer for 203 DPI printing with USB, Serial and Parallel Port connectivity. Includes 8MB STD FLASH, 8MB SDRAM and Roll Dispenser.
Excl. Tax: £241.62 Incl. Tax: £289.94

Zebra’s G-Series™ GC420™ printers offer professional printing for any budget. These affordable, easy-to-use printers are ideal for a variety of basic labeling applications. Although value priced, these printers are still engineered for reliability and longevity. Like all G-Series printers, the GC420 has a dual-wall framed construction and all-metal printhead to reduce replacement parts and decrease printer downtime.

Customer Reviews

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I use this printer every day to print out shipping labels for our products. We absolutely love it and have never had a problem out of it.
- Posted on 16 May 2016
Four Stars
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Does the job. Four Stars
- Posted on 16 May 2016
Fast shipping. Item as expected.
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Fast shipping. Item as expected.
- Posted on 16 May 2016
fast shipping and great
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product as described, fast shipping and great price
- Posted on 16 May 2016
Great
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My old Zebra (used) gave up after 6 years and 70K labels. My new GC420D works like a dream with no issues. Not much more to say.
- Posted on 16 May 2016
Five Stars
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Quick set up and great too use!!
- Posted on 16 May 2016
This printer works great.
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We needed a printer for printing single mailing labels. This printer works great.
- Posted on 16 May 2016
great
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Great label printer. We run several hundred labels thru it a day and it is working great. Very easy to write your own drivers and create custom labels for.
- Posted on 13 May 2016
a little over one month and it has been awesome. It prints quickly and clear
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We have owned this for a little over one month and it has been awesome. It prints quickly and clear. It tears nicely and with ease. We have been very happy with it. It sure helps our shipping go faster.
- Posted on 13 May 2016
Great product
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I have a MacBook so had to minus one star as the installation was a bit confusing and more technical than I would've liked. The product works great now that I have it all set up but talk about a headache!
- Posted on 13 May 2016
very useful, but super hard to install in my windows 7
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very useful, but super hard to install in my windows 7, It took my like 2 days to figure out the way to install it and when I finally did it, it was very hard again to match the print size to the labels, I'm not a computer genie but I normally handle very well. Once all that part past, super easy and fast to print!
- Posted on 13 May 2016
It works!
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Needed this for Etsy labels. After updating my mac to use native software to work, this printer saves me a great deal of time. If you can run OS X 10.6 or greater AND you are comfortable formatting your printer settings, get it.
- Posted on 13 May 2016
I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
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I LOVE my new printer. I got this after the Dymo4XL I had finally bit the dust. IMHO the Dymo has always been very difficult to deal with in any level. The thing seemed cheaply made, and was really hard to switch out labels for without using many of them. This one is a piece of cake. It was tricky to set up- for me- I feel sure that it wouldn't be as much for someone who knows more what they are doing with printers, but after I got the drivers downloaded, it was a piece of cake. You do need to go into the properties and make some adjustments as to the type of label (size, portrait mode,depth of ink, etc) before it works right, but after you do the labels are perfect. There is NO way to have a paper jam in this printer. NONE. The labels I bought are knock off brand and they work perfectly, and are a fraction of the cost for the same for Dymo.

Remember when buying this that the USB cord does NOT come with it. I would suggest making sure you get one that is long enough to suit your needs. I plan on having a nice long relationship with this printer.

One last thing I would like to say is that when I was researching what to purchase I contacted Zebra with a question. Not only did they respond quickly at a very busy (holiday) time of year, they kept up with me through my purchase and reminded me to please feel free to contact them again if I needed any help when I bought the printer. The fact that a world wide company took as much time with me, a small time operation, and made me feel like I was every bit as important as their large business caused me to have a great deal of respect for them. I am more than pleased with my purchase.
- Posted on 13 May 2016

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Connectivity

USB

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.USB was designed to standardise the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) to personal computers, both to communicate and to supply electric power. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smartphones, PDAs and video game consoles. USB has effectively replaced a variety of earlier interfaces, such as serial and parallel ports, as well as separate power chargers for portable devices.

Serial

In computing, a serial port is a serial communication interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (in contrast to a parallel port)

Parallel Port

A parallel port is a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. It is also known as a printer port or Centronics port. It was an industry de facto standard for many years, and was finally standardized as IEEE 1284 in the late 1990s, which defined the Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Extended Capability Port (ECP) bi-directional versions. Today, the parallel port interface is seeing decreasing use because of the rise of Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices, along with network printing using Ethernet. The parallel port interface was originally known as the Parallel Printer Adapter on IBM PC-compatible computers. It was primarily designed to operate a line printer that used IBM's 8-bit extended ASCII character set to print text, but could also be used to adapt other peripherals. Graphical printers, along with a host of other devices, have been designed to communicate with the system.

dpi

203 DPI

Barcode printing in 203 DPI is great for text, numbers, and codes, but may appear a bit grainy or pixelated. You can improve the print quality of a barcode printed in 200 DPI by making the barcode physically larger on your label, but you may not have enough space to do this on your label. If you decide to do this, please note that each barcode must be scaled proportionately, since the aspect ratio of each barcode is strictly defined by each barcode symbology.203 DPI Printers are the fastest barcode printers and are suitable for high volume applications. 

Printing Method

Direct Thermal

Direct thermal printing requires a heat sensitive label material. The print head elements come into direct contact with the heat sensitive material where the heat from the elements causes a color change in the material to create the printed image. If an organisation is only going to print direct thermal, there are printers available that only have direct thermal capability. These printers are generally less costly to purchase because they do not contain any of the hardware necessary for driving and controlling ribbon. Eliminating the ribbon and ribbon hardware components also results in a less complex printer with fewer parts to wear and/or break, resulting in lower service costs and less downtime over the life of the printer. 

features

Roll Dispensers

Roll Dispensers provide convenient and trouble-free feeding of media to printers, and are available for media of various sizes. They are a stable, accurate and reliable guide for feeding continuous roll media into your printer.