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Zebra G Series Desktop Label Printers Cover Small Footprint, Handle Big Challenges

The Zebra G Series desktop label printer family answers a key question in the technology marketplace: How small can a high-quality label printer be? With their compact size, Zebra G Series label printers were designed with the desktop in mind. The printers can handle labels with widths of up to 4 inches in low-and mid-volume environments. They work effectively across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing – work-in-process, product, and shipping labels
  • Healthcare – patient tracking, laboratory specimen labels, and blood bank labels
  • Retail – price labels, gift registries, coupons, and receipt printing
  • Transportation and logistics – boarding tickets, bag tags, ski lift tickets, and parking passes
  • Government – asset management, document management, and evidence tracking
  • Security – visitor IDs and parking passes

Full features in a small package

The smaller direct thermal printers measure 6.75 inches by 6 inches by 8.25 inches, while the larger thermal transfer models measure 7.6 inches by 7.5 inches by 10 inches. With features ranging from basic to advanced, all models provide:

  • Best-in-class speed and performance
  • Simple integration and management
  • Ease of use
  • Durability
  • Reliability

Each Zebra G Series label printer includes:


With their compact size, Zebra G Series desktop label printers were designed with low- and mid-volume users in mind.

  • Direct thermal or thermal transfer printing
  • ZPL II and EPL2 programming languages
  • Easiest ribbon loading available
  • Smallest footprint in the 4-inch desktop category
  • Laser media sensing technology
  • OpenACCESS design for easy loading of media
  • Tool-less print head and platen replacement
  • Auto-calibration of media

For users on a budget, the Zebra GK420 provides excellent value. Key features include:

  • Print speeds of up to 5 inches per second
  • 203-dpi print resolution
  • 4 MB Flash and 8 MB SDRAM memory
  • Dual communication interface for both serial and USB

For more advanced printing needs, users can choose from the Zebra GX420 or the Zebra GX430, both of which have:

  • Print speeds of up to 6 inches per second
  • 203 dpi resolution, or 300 dpi on the GX430 model
  • 4 MB Flash and 8 MB SDRAM memory
  • Triple communication interface for serial, USB, and parallel
  • Optional Ethernet, 802.11g, or Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Optional adjustable media sensor, dispenser, and cutter

Memory, options to spare

Zebra G Series label printers support user-defined fonts and graphics, including custom logos. ZPL II drawing commands can be used to create boxes and lines. In addition, the printers can process both 1D and 2D barcodes.

Making the printers even more flexible, optional KDU Plus and KDU keyboard display units can be leveraged to create a complete, stand-alone printing solution.

Zebra G Series label printers can print on a large range of media types including roll-fed or fan-fed labels, die-cut or continuous direct thermal labels, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, or wristbands.

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Jamie Duerksen

Product Manager Custom Labels and Barcode Printers at System ID
Jamie Duerksen loves challenges and enjoys the wealth of knowledge that comes from solving them. System ID customers benefit from her expertise—Jamie excels at helping organizations uncover barcode labeling and printing solutions for unique applications and environments. Outside of the office, Jamie embraces the everyday experience of being a wife and mother.

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