Zebra ZD421 Series Desktop Label Printer

MODELS: ZD421, ZD421C, ZD421-HC, ZD421C-HC

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The Advanced Desktop Printer That Delivers the Features, Flexibility, Reliability and Security You Need
Be free from picking and choosing between reliability, functionality and security. With Zebra’s ZD400 Series 4-inch and 2-inch printers, you’re assured of quality performance for years of operation, key features that keep your business moving forward and unmatched security to prevent downtime and costly cyberattacks. And, with our exclusive Print DNA software suite, these printers are easy to setup, operate, manage and maintain – onsite or remotely.


It’s Time to Advance


Migrate from G to Z

The ZD421 builds on the legacy of Zebra’s GK Series printers, offering you the functions and capabilities of its predecessor – and much more. The next-generation ZD421 leverages this heritage to deliver advanced features for a new era of intelligence and forward flexibility.

Simple to Use


Intuitive and Powerful Operation

The 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.

Flexible to Support Nearly Every Use Case


Multiple Models to Match Your Needs

Available in direct thermal, thermal transfer, healthcare and ribbon cartridge models, the ZD421 meets a wide variety of application requirements.

Ready for Now and What’s Next


Get Years of Printing Performance

The 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 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.

Compatible Icons: Android, Windows, Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad, Energy Star, Wi-Fi

The ZD421 – Easy to operate. Flexible features. Ready for tomorrow.

For more information, please visit www.zebra.com/zd421


Backwards Compatible with Virtually Any Existing Printer

Deploy your ZD421 into your existing printer fleet with confidence. Use the same label formats and applications you’re using today. It supports both EPL and ZPL printer languages, and can emulate languages normally associated with other printer brands using Zebra’s Print DNA tool, Virtual Devices.


Connect it Your Way

Integrate your ZD421 onto your existing wired and wireless networks, or connect it directly to any PC. Every ZD421 comes standard with USB and USB Host, and offers optional Ethernet, Serial and dual wireless radio with fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi™ and Bluetooth® 4.1. Print from any Windows®, Android™ or iOS® device. Get your ZD421 up and running with Zebra’s printer setup mobile app using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Use the included Print Touch tag (NFC) to simply tap to pair and print.

Advanced Flexibility and Features


Operate with Ease and See Status At-A-Glance

Take the guesswork out of printer status with the ZD421’s five LED icons to instantly see what’s needed to keep your printers up and running, from replenishing media to resolving printer issues. The advanced three-button user interface replaces the typical single-button/single-light interface common in desktop printers to offer added functionality and control. And, color-coded touch points guide you through media-handling tasks for speedy media changes.


Groundbreaking Cartridge for Instant Ribbon Changes

The ZD421 is the only thermal printer to offer a ribbon cartridge that takes just a few seconds to load with fool-proof, one-way, first-time and every-time instant loading. The smart chip in the ribbon lets you know when the ribbon needs replacing.


Turn Your ZD421 Into a Portable Printer

Easily transport your ZD421 printer on a cart or with Zebra’s optional carrying case1, using the battery option. Print on the spot to reduce steps and increase productivity. Power through a full shift with the high-capacity battery.


Movable Sensor for Comprehensive Media Compatibility

The ZD421’s movable media sensor lets you use virtually any media for greater flexibility across a variety of use cases.


Print DNA™ Software Suite, Your Built-In Advantage




Print Securely and Confidently, Without Hassles

Print DNA suite of software, powered by our Link-OS® operating system, will get your printer up and running quickly and securely. Print consistently, and uninterrupted with a solution that’s fully integrated and interoperable, and will enable your printer to evolve with your business needs.


Update, Troubleshoot and Monitor – All From a Single Location

With Zebra’s Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, part of Print DNA, you have the ability to easily manage, secure and troubleshoot your networked printers from one remote location. Manage one printer, a group of specific printers or all printers anywhere in the world.


Unparalleled, Peace-of-Mind Printer Security

Shield yourself from cyberattacks with Zebra’s PrintSecure, part of Print DNA. Easily configure your printers via secure connections, identify vulnerabilities, block unauthorized access and more.

Explore Managed Print Services (MPS) with Assurance


Zebra’s Thermal Printers with Print DNA Make MPS Easy

Looking to gain control and visibility of your printer fleets with MPS? With the Print DNA software toolset, your Zebra MPS provider can remotely manage and optimize your printers, track and automate supplies replenishment and ensure security.

Supplies, Service and Support


Zebra Certified Supplies

Printing supplies provide a digital voice for assets across your supply chain. You rely on them to disseminate critical data throughout your organization. If something goes wrong with your printing supplies, operations are interrupted, productivity suffers and costs rise. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pretest our own line of labels, tags and receipt paper to ensure consistent, optimized performance in your Zebra printer. For industry-leading quality, service and expertise, choose Zebra Certified Supplies.


Backed by Zebra’s Worldwide Service and Support

Access repair support services anywhere around the globe through Zebra and its trusted network of more than 10,000 partners. Zebra OneCare™ provides enhanced coverage that exceeds standard warranty. Get increased protection with the ZD421’s standard two year warranty.

All models are available from stock and carry a 24 month warranty

Models Available: ZD4A042-30EM00EZ, ZD4A042-D0EM00EZ, ZD4A042-30EE00EZ, ZD4A042-D0EE00EZ, ZD4A042-30EW02EZ, ZD4A042-D0EW02EZ, ZD4A043-30EM00EZ, ZD4A043-D0EM00EZ, ZD4A043-30EE00EZ, ZD4A043-30EW02EZ, ZD4A043-D0EE00EZ, ZD4A043-D0EW02EZ, ZD4A042-C0EM00EZ, ZD4A042-C0EE00EZ, ZD4A042-C0EW02EZ, ZD4A043-C0EM00EZ, ZD4A043-C0EE00EZ, ZD4A043-C0EW02EZ, ZD4AH42-C0EE00EZ

For specifications check out: https://www.zebra.com/us/en/products/spec-sheets/printers/desktop/zd421-series.html



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