Zebra GC420 Desktop Barcode Printer
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Zebra GC420 Desktop Barcode Printer

November 20, 2019


Hi it’s Camille with POSGuys.com. Today we’re
taking a look at Zebra’s new desktop barcode printer, the GC420t. This has thermal transfer and direct
thermal capabilities. It is a direct replacement of the TLP2844 line which is exceptionally
popular. They have almost the exact same functionality and the exact same specifications but the
new Zebra GC420 can handle more printer languages and also has a slightly larger memory. As you can see if you have a 2844 it has the
exact same layout on the inside. Your ribbon up top here loads in the exact same way. It has the same tightening mechanisms on the
top to adjust it. Down below it has the same
label guide. It
tightens the same way right here. It’s just exactly the same. Looks the same,
feels the same. It even closes the same where you have that
green pushes in, shuts, clamshell design. When you take a look at the back of the printer it has USB which you can see right there. Parallel… and your DB9 serial interface so, the same as the 2844. We’re going to do a demonstration of label
printing. So you can see the label on the screen here. For settings we’re going to have it be at
it’s darkest and printing at it’s fastest. So speed 4 inches per second and darkness
15 and also printing thermal transfer. Then we’ll start. They come out pretty quick and pretty clear.
We’ve done some very large print orders with this printer before. So the GC420 is a geat replacement for the
2844 models. You can use the same media, so your same labels, your same ribbons, you
could even use the same interface cables if you already have a DB9 interface cable. Your
staff if they already know how to use this printer will be able to use the new GC420
so it’s a very smooth and efffortless upgrade to make. It comes with Zebra’s one year warranty. It’s
available in direct thermal and thermal transfer and comes in at about the same price as the
2844, which is it starts around $380. If you would like more information or would like to purchase the GC420 contact
us at POSGuys.

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  1. We were using Seagull Bartender Basic software. It has a well designed user interface and fantastic free technical support. If you're interested in learning more you can visit our site to read about it. I added a link to the software in the video description above.

  2. Can I use GC420d print-head on GC420t?  I know one is direct thermal, another is thermal transfer.  They look pretty much the same.  Thanks!

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