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Zebra ZD421

zebra zd421

The Zebra ZD421 offers new, advanced features that make it stand apart. It includes a new, more intuitive user interface, powerful architecture and field-upgradeable wireless kit. It also has new media guide and media handling designs that make daily operation even easier.

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Product Description
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Zebra ZD421

Overview

The Zebra ZD421 is designed to handle advancing technology. Featuring an innovative architecture, it’s engineered to power future printing. In comparison, it’s 30% more powerful than the Zebra ZD420 Series and 700% more than the GK Series. This lets you run more tasks, perform more operations simultaneously, maintain security and be ready for what’s next.

More Standard Features

• Print methods: Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
• ZPL and EPL programming languages
• 5 status icon, 3 button user interface
• USB 2.0, USB Host
• Printer setup mobile app for Android and iOS via BLE
(Bluetooth Low Energy 5) connection*
* BLE is intended for use with Zebra printer setup mobile app only
• Real Time Clock (RTC)
• OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
• Dual-wall frame construction
• ENERGY STAR® certified

Physical Characteristics

Dimension
Direct Thermal: 8.69 in. L x 6.98 in. W x 5.93 in. H 220.8 mm L x 177.5 mm W x 150.7 mm H
Thermal Transfer Roll: 10.5 in. L x 8.0 in. W x 7.44 in. H 267 mm L x 202 mm W x 189 mm H
Thermal Transfer Cartridge: 10.0 in. L x 8.0 in. W x 7.0 in. H 254 mm L x 202 mm W x 177 mm H

Weight
Direct Thermal: 2.98 lbs./1.35 kg
Thermal Transfer Roll: 4.52 lbs./2.05 kg
Thermal Transfer Cartridge: 5.0 lbs./2.3 kg

Printer Specifications

Operating System
Link-OS

Resolution
203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)

Memory
512 MB Flash; 256MB SDRAM
64 MB user available non-volatile memory
8 MB user available SDRAM

Maximum Print Width
4.09 in./104 mm for 203 dpi
4.27 in./108 mm for 300 dpi
Cartridge: 4.09 in./104 mm for 203 and 300 dpi

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

Media Sensors
Full width, moveable reflective/black mark sensor; multi-position transmissive/gap sensor

Firmware
ZPL II; EPL 2; XML; ZBI; PDF Direct

Media, Ribbon and Cartridge Characteristics

Label Length
Maximum: 39.0 in./991 mm
Minimum: 0.25 in./6.4 mm

Media Width
Direct Thermal: 0.585 in./15 mm to 4.25 in./108 mm
Thermal Transfer Roll: 0.585 in./15 mm to 4.41 in./ 112 mm
Thermal Transfer Cartridge: 0.585 in./15 mm to 4.65 in./118 mm

Media Roll Size
Maximum outer diameter: 5.00 in./127 mm
Core inner diameter: 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) and 1.0 in.
(25.4 mm) standard, 1.5 in. (38.1), 2.0 in., (50.8 mm)
and 3.0 in. (76.2 mm) using optional adapters

Media Thickness
0.003 in. (0.08 mm) min.; 0.0075 in. (0.19 mm) max.

Media Types
Roll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or continuous with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and wristbands

Ribbon Outside Diameter
2.6 in./66 mm (300 m); 1.34 in./34 mm (74 m)

Ribbon Standard Length
Roll: 984 ft. (300 m); 243 ft. (74 m)
Cartridge: 243 ft. (74 m)

Ribbon Ratio
1:4 ribbon to media (300 m)
1:1 ribbon to media (74 m)

Ribbon Width
Roll: 1.33 in./33.8 mm — 4.3 in./109.2 mm
Cartridge: 4.3 in./109.2 mm

Ribbon Core I.D.
300 meter ribbon 1 in./25.4 mm
74 meter ribbon 0.5 in./12.7 mm

Operating Characteristics

Operating Temp.
40° to 105° F/4.4° to 41° C

Storage Temp.
-40° to 140° F/-40° to 60° C

Operating Humidity
10% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing

Electrical
Auto-detectable (PFC Compliant) 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz; ENERGY STAR certified; Energy Efficiency Level VI certified; optional 2750 mAh battery; Healthcare models include IEC60601-1 certified power supply

Options

Media Handling
Dispenser/Peeler: label peel and present with label present sensor (field installable)
Cutter (field installable)

Communications
Field installable: Ethernet 10/100, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 (dual radio); Serial RS-232 auto-sensing, DB-9
Factory installed: Ethernet 10/100, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 (dual radio)

Accessories

Battery
Provides power to the printer to support a full shift of printing at maximum print speed; supports all connectivity and media handling options

Carrying Case
Carrying case with shoulder strap and handles makes it easy to bring your desktop printer and battery to the point of application

Keyboard Display Unit
Zebra Keyboard Display Unit (ZKDU) unit for stand-alone printing solutions

Mounting Plate
Secure ZD Series printers to countertops or shelves

Enclosed Power Supply
Attached power supply accessory for cord-free installation

Fonts/Graphics/Symbologies

Bar Code Ratios
2:1 and 3:1

1D Bar Codes
Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, ISBT-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2-or 5-digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Standard 2-of-5, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Codabar and Planet Code

2D Bar Codes
Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF, Aztec

Fonts and Graphics
16 resident expandable ZPL II bitmap fonts, two resident scalable ZPL fonts, five resident expandable EPL2 fonts, native open-type font support, Unicode compliant. China units include SimSun simplified Chinese font

Regulatory

IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368-1, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN55035, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Class B, ICES-003, FCC 15.209; 15.247(d), IC RSS 247, EN 300 328, EN 301 893, EN 62311, cTUVus CE Marking, VCCI, C-Tick, S-Mark, CCC, CU, BSMI, KCC, SABS, IN-Metro, BIS, NOM

Environmental Compliance

Environment
• RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU; Amendment 2015/863

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.



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