Vendor: Zebra Desktop

Zebra ZD4A042-301E00EZ ZD421 Desktop Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome

SKU: SS24a ZD4A042-301E00EZ
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Zebra ZD421 Desktop Thermal Transfer
Printer - Monochrome - Portable - Label/Receipt Print - Ethernet - USB - USB
Host - Bluetooth - Near Field Communication (NFC) - US - Real Time Clock -
4.09" Print Width - 5.98 in/s Mono - 203 dpi - 4.41" Label Width -
39.02" Label Length - ZPL, EPL, ZPL II, EPL2, XML, ZBI Emulation - For
iOS, Android, PC

Elevate your expectations: the advanced desktop
printerthat delivers the features, flexibility, reliability and security you

You need a reliable printer that delivers quality performance, now and for
years to come. It needs to offer key features, and be easy to setup, operate,
manage and maintain - onsite or remotely. It needs to be secure, whether it is
integrated onto your network or not, to prevent downtime and costly
cyberattacks. You need it. Zebra delivers it, for more than 50 years. We design
our printers to match your workflows, ensuring they are hassle-free and ready
to work. Day in and day out. We're always innovating to deliver the best to
help you advance your business and be ready for what's next. Building on the
legacy of Zebra's popular GK Series, ZD421 printers add even more capabilities
and security measures to set you up for years of use.

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.

  • 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 & iOS via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy 5) connection
  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
  • Dual-wall frame construction
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • PDF Direct
  • Two-year standard warranty

General Information

Product Type             Thermal Transfer Printer

Manufacturer Part Number             ZD4A042-301E00EZ

Manufacturer            Zebra
Technologies Corporation

Product Model          ZD421

Product Name          ZD421 Thermal
Transfer Printer

Brand Name  Zebra


Technical Information

Application/Usage   Desktop

Maximum Print Width          4.09"

Recommended Use Label/Receipt Print

Features        Dual Wall Frame

Status Indicator

Maximum Mono Print Speed         5.98

Mobile Device Printing        Yes

Print Color Capability           Monochrome

Real Time Clock        Yes

Maximum Print Resolution (dpi)    203


Media Types & Handling

Maximum Roll Diameter     5"

Media Type   Fanfold





Roll Fed

Tag Stock


Continuous Receipt

Die-cut Label

Continuous Label

Black Mark

Maximum Label Width        4.41"

Maximum Label Length      39.02"



Standard Memory    256 MB


Power Description

Power Source           AC Supply



USB     Yes

USB Host       Yes


Network & Communication

Bluetooth       Yes

Ethernet         Yes

Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes


Physical Characteristics

Weight (Approximate)         4.52 lb

Form Factor   Portable

Height 7.4"

Width  8"

Depth 10.5"


Fonts & Emulation

Language Emulation           EPL








Package Contents   

ZD421 Thermal Transfer Printer

Empty Ribbon Take-UP Cores (1 in. and 0.5 in.)

2 x 300 m Ribbon Core Adapters for Non-Zebra Ribbon

AC Power Supply

Power Cord(s)

USB Cable

Quick Start Guide

Regulatory Guide

Platform Supported Android



Certifications & Standards 


Environmentally Friendly    Yes

Cables Included        AC


Energy Star    Yes

Power Cable Localization   US



Limited Warranty      2 Year - Direct
from the Manufacturer