Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Printer : William Harrel – Journalist

  • Review of the Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Printer at PCMagPROS 

    Exceptionally low running costs. Prints fast. Open programming platform for custom applications. Wide selection of label media. Dual simultaneous connectivity through serial and parallel ports.

  • CONS

    Complicated software installation. Ethernet costs extra. Lacks wireless and mobile support.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Zebra GK420d, the next step up from a consumer-grade label printer, provides wide-ranging expansion options and a very low cost of operation.

[amazon_link asins=’B00EUN90SG’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’95883b47-09d4-11e8-b92a-4524e0042018′]At the lower end of Zebra Technologies’ somewhat extensive stable of label/barcode printers, the Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Printer ($595) [amazon_link asins=’B00EUN90SG’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a0648968-09d4-11e8-a92d-1ba6c73ba849′] is small and relatively low-priced as industrial-strength label printers go. Though the GK420d is big and beefy, compared with the combination consumer-grade/small business professional label makers we’ve reviewed recently, such as the Editors’ Choice Brother QL-820NWB,[amazon_link asins=’B01MTYE0X6′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b235d858-09d4-11e8-91e3-cdf636de9f00′] it’s more than capable of printing a wide range of label types from your team’s PCs, as well as some tablets and smartphones. It’s a great choice for mid-volume, industrial-strength labeling in near-limitless settings, from warehouses to medical facilities and beyond.Read the entire review at PCMag