Zebra ZD421 HC Label Printers

  • easy: intuitive use, customizable connectivity options for uncomplicated integration, simple media and ribbon change
  • versatile: large media range, thermal transfer or direct thermal versions, ribbon cartridge option, standard 203 dpi or optional 300 dpi
  • intelligent: Zebra’s Print DNA software suite for remote management, troubleshooting, data security etc.; standalone operation possible

For healthcare environments, Zebra presents the new ZD421-HC 4-inch label printer. The compact device provides various options to customize it according to needs. It suits all sorts of medical applications, in hospitals, laboratories or other hygiene- and security-sensitive environments. Because of its movable media sensor, a large range of media types can be processed, for example labels, tag stock, receipt paper and wrist bands. The ZD421-HC desktop printer is easy to integrate, operate and maintain. There is also a battery option available to turn the printer into a mobile device and use it wherever necessary. Of course, the healthcare model ZD421-HC is disinfectant-ready and it comes with an IEC 60601-1 compliant power supply.

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ZEBRA ZD421-HC: Printing Solution for Enhanced Patient Safety and Data Security

The white ZD421-HC label printer for healthcare applications excels in terms of flexibility and user-friendliness. It is designed for intuitive use, providing 5 status LED icons and 3 keys as user interface. Following the color-coded media path, media loading is perfectly easy. There is also a version of the ZD421-HC available that enables the use of ribbon cartridges. Each cartridge contains a smart chip to inform the user timely, when a ribbon change is needed. There is no simpler way to load new ribbons. Zebra’s OpenACCESS clamshell design of the ZD421-HC printer ensures convenient access for media or ribbon change as well as maintenance.

Depending on the application, the Zebra ZD421-HC printer is available as direct thermal or thermal transfer version. The thermal transfer printer solution is optimal for applications, where long-term readability is required or where printouts might get in contact with liquids. Direct thermal printers are ideal for applications where labels or receipts for short-term use need to be printed. The Zebra ZD421-HC prints barcodes, fonts and graphics.

The 4-inch label printer ZD421-HC by Zebra comes with USB and USB Host connectivity as standard and flexible options can be added according to requirements. As options, Ethernet or serial connectors are available as well as WLAN + Bluetooth dual wireless connectivity. The ZD421-HC is compatible with Windows, Android and iOS operating systems and uses EPL and ZPL printer languages. By means of the “Virtual Devices” tool, it can emulate multiple printer languages. Together with Zebra’s Keyboard Display Unit (ZKDU), it is possible to use the ZD421-HC as standalone device. If it is equipped with the high-capacity battery unit, the desktop printer becomes a portable device which can be applied wherever needed.

Zebra’s Print DNA software package provides a number of useful tools for easy setup and management of Zebra devices. One or several printers can be remotely configured and managed. Especially in medical environments, patient and other data need to be particularly protected. The PrintSecure software tool enables secure connections, protects against cyberattacks, prevents unauthorized access and offers other functions that enhance security. The Print DNA software suite also enables Managed Print Services (MPS).

The robust double-walled housing of the Zebra ZD421-HC label printer is UV resistant and can be regularly wiped with disinfectants to ensure maximum hygiene standards. The ZD421-HC includes a power supply which is suitable for healthcare environments (IEC 60601-1).

Maximum print resolution: 203 dpi (standard), 300 dpi (option)

Maximum print speed: 6 ips/152 mm per second (203 dpi), 4 ips/102 mm per second (300 dpi)

Maximum print width: 104 mm (203 dpi), 108 mm (300 dpi), 104 mm (cartridge version)

Accessories: Label peel and present, cutter, Zebra Keyboard Display Unit (ZKDU), carrying case, mounting plate, battery, attached power supply accessory for cord-free installation