MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE: Zebra GK420 vs Zebra GX420

03 April 2019

We compare two of our best selling Zebra label printers to help you make the right choice for your business.

Option 1: speedy labels up to 4″ in size specifically for the healthcare industry.

ZEBRA GK420.

Industry: Healthcare

Label size: Labels up to four inches (4”)

Print resolution: 203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm)

Material: Dual-wall frame construction, disinfectant plastic casing

Speed: Maximum speed 5 ips (127 mm/sec)

Types of labels: Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing of bar codes, text, and graphics

Media loading: OpenACCESS™ design for easy media loading

Programming language: ZPL II® programming language, EPL2 page mode programming language

Connectivity: USB, parallel and serial connectivity interfaces

Optimal Features: Auto-calibration of media, linerless media roll for patient confidentiality, 32-bit processor, ENERGY STAR compliance rating, fully-enclosed 5.0″ (127 mm) media compartment

Memory: 8 MB Standard SDRAM memory (3 MB available to user)

In the box: Printer unit,  power Supply, accessories, CD-ROM.

Option 2: speedy labels up to 4″ in size for a variety of industries from hospitality to travel

ZEBRA GX420.

Industry: Varied (hospitality, retail, supply chain, healthcare, travel)

Label size: Labels up to four inches (4”)

Print resolution: 203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm)

Material: Dual-wall frame construction, plastic

Speed: Maximum speed 6 ips (152 mm/second)

Types of labels: Direct thermal (d) and thermal transfer (t) printing of barcodes, text and graphics

Media loading: OpenACCESS™ design for easy media loading

Programming language: ZPL II® programming language • EPL2™ page mode programming language

Connectivity: USB, parallel and serial connectivity interfaces

Optimal Features: Auto-calibration of media, 32 bit RISC processor, Unicode™ compliant for multi-language printing, ENERGY STAR compliance rating, fully enclosed 5.0″ (127 mm) media compartment

Memory: 8 MB Std SDRAM memory (3 MB available to user) • 4 MB Std flash memory (1.5 MB available to user)

In the box: Printer unit,  power Supply, accessories, CD-ROM.

While the two products have many of the same features the key differences can be found in the industry type and printing speed.