In recent months Zebra, the world’s largest maker of thermal printers, launched its next generation of thermal transfer (TT) desktop label printers, the ZD420 and ZD620. These compact 4-inch printers will replace Zebra’s ever popular GK420t, GT800, GX Series and ZD500 desktop printers. What’s the difference between the ZD420 and ZD620? It’s all down to speed and buttons.
Both printers have a upgradable design, meaning any changes to connectivity, cutters and other improvements can be installed by you, on site, that way future proofing your investment.
Zebra have realised the 74m ribbon capacity was limiting for their clients so both the ZD420 and ZD620 can be loaded with either 74 m or high capacity 300 m ribbons. The higher capacity ribbon costs less per metre and reduces the number of ribbon changes making using one of these printers less hassle.
Both the ZD420 and ZD620 have been brought up to date and enjoy a choice of wired and wireless options, from USB, auto-sensing serial or 10/100 Ethernet to 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth 4.1.
Being able to operate with EPL (an efficient printer language used in a previous generation of printers) and ZPL, as well as many non-Zebra printer languages, the ZD420 and ZD620 can be used interchangeably with older printers and a wide range of other printer brands. You can simply unplug your existing printer and plug in the ZD420 or ZD620!
These printers also run Link-OS and are supported by Zebra’s powerful Print DNA suite of Applications, Utilities and Developer Tools that give Zebra printers better performance, simplified remote management and easier integration with host systems.
Using the built-in Print Touch tag (NFC), workers can pair a compatible mobile device in a split second, as well as monitor and manage all ZD420 and ZD620 printers from the Cloud, for really simple printer management.
Difference between the ZD420 and ZD620
The ZD420 is the ideal TT desktop printer to replace the GK420t and GT800 for light manufacturing, transport and logistics and healthcare uses. Offering fast, high-quality printing and an easy to use interface these printers are a step up from the GK and GT range. The ZD420 is slightly slower than the faster ZD620 (6 inches per second v 8 inches per second).
If you need premium printing performance and state-of-the-art features for retail and manufacturing, the ZD620 is the right choice for upgrading from GX Series and ZD500 printer models. With an optional 10-button interface with a colour LCD you can identify and fix any print problems with minimal downtime.
If it’s reliability you need, you can buy a Zebra OneCare SV service plan with the printer which give you the right level of service at the right price to help protect the printers and avoid unexpected expenses. With expert Zebra support, the OneCare SV plan covers everything from worn out printheads to normal wear and tear.
To speak to our friendly sales team about the ZD420 or ZD620 call us on 01359 271111.