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ZD421-HC DESKTOP PRINTERS


ELEVATE YOUR EXPECTATIONS WITH ZEBRA’S ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DESKTOP PRINTERS

You need a reliable printer built for healthcare that delivers quality performance, now and for years to come. It needs key features, and be easy to setup, operate, manage and maintain—onsite or remotely. It needs to be secure to protect patient information, whether integrated onto your network or not, to prevent downtime and costly cyberattacks. You need it, and Zebra delivers it, for more than 50 years. We’ve engineered our healthcare printers to match your workflows for hassle-free performance. Building on the legacy of Zebra’s GK Series and ZD420 healthcare printers, the ZD421 delivers the flexibility and reliability you need, with even more capabilities and security, to set you up for years of use.

ADVANCE YOUR HEALTHCARE WORKFLOWS

Easy to Clean, Sanitize and Safely Power

Disinfectant-ready plastics, UV-resistant housing and a sealed-button interface make the ZD421 healthcare printer easy to clean and sanitize, helping prevent the spread of infections in hospitals and clinics. And, the power supply is IEC 60601-1 compliant for use in healthcare facilities.

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.

SUPPORTS NEARLY EVERY USE CASE

Multiple Models to Match Your Needs

Available in direct thermal, thermal transfer and ribbon cartridge models, all specifically for healthcare, the ZD421 healthcare printer meets a wide variety of healthcare-specific use cases and requirements.

Healthcare Features

• Healthcare preferred white color scheme
• Healthcare-compliant power supply, IEC 60601-1 certified
• Disinfectant-ready, easy-to-clean plastics with sealed button interface
• UV-resistant housing supports UV cleaning protocols

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
• ZebraDesigner Essentials – easy label design tool free at
www.zebra.com/zebradesigner
• PDF Direct
• Two-year standard warranty

Physical Characteristics

DimensionDirect 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
WeightDirect 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 SystemLink-OS®
Resolution203 dpi/8 dots per mm
300 dpi/12 dots per mm (optional)
Memory512 MB Flash; 256MB SDRAM
64 MB user available non-volatile memory
8 MB user available SDRAM
Maximum Print Width4.09 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 Speed6 in./152 mm per second (203 dpi)
4 in./102 mm per second (300 dpi)
Media SensorsFull width, moveable reflective/black mark sensor; multi-position transmissive/gap sensor
FirmwareZPL II; EPL 2; XML; ZBI; PDF Direct

Media, Ribbon and Cartridge Characteristics

Label LengthMaximum: 39.0 in./991 mm
Minimum: 0.25 in./6.4 mm
Media WidthDirect 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 SizeMaximum 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 Thickness0.003 in. (0.08 mm) min.; 0.0075 in. (0.19 mm) max.
Media TypesRoll-fed or fan-fold, die cut or continuous with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, and wristbands
Ribbon Outside Diameter2.6 in./66 mm (300 m); 1.34 in./34 mm (74 m)
Ribbon Standard LengthRoll: 984 ft. (300 m); 243 ft. (74 m)
Cartridge: 243 ft. (74 m)
Ribbon Ratio1:4 ribbon to media (300 m)
1:1 ribbon to media (74 m)
Ribbon WidthRoll: 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 Humidity10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
ElectricalAuto-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 HandlingDispenser/Peeler: label peel and present with label present sensor (field installable)
Cutter (field installable)
CommunicationsField 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

BatteryProvides power to the printer to support a full shift of printing at maximum print speed; supports all connectivity and media handling options
Carrying CaseCarrying case with shoulder strap and handles makes it easy to bring your desktop printer and battery to the point of application
Keyboard Display UnitZebra Keyboard Display Unit (ZKDU) unit for stand-alone printing solutions
Mounting PlateSecure ZD Series printers to countertops or shelves
Enclosed Power SupplyAttached power supply accessory for cord-free installation

Fonts/Graphics/Symbologies

Bar Code Ratios2:1 and 3:1
1D Bar CodesCode 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 CodesCodablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, MicroPDF, Aztec
Fonts and Graphics16 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

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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