Zebra GX420 as a label printer?

VintageWineGuyVintageWineGuy Member Posts: 39

Does the Zebra GX420 or the Dymo 420XL work with Retail Label printing? I need to get one to print shipping labels, and would assume it would work. Also, the ZD410 is kind of several generations old at this point, isn't it? There are lots of better, cheaper options?

Any success stories?

3 comments

  • gbratsblondiegbratsblondie Member Posts: 3

    I know it does. And also the Zebra 450 does. But they don't have it set up for it. You basically have to go in and turn off the 410 and then go to settings/print templates and actually write the code for the printer and size labels you want. That is the extent of my knowledge as I don't know how to write code. I would love to use my 450 as well but I am also stuck.

    I would also like to customize what is printed on the labels. I like the regular format for price tags. But I need another format to print out the description, serial number, and sku on another label for internal purposes. If anyone knows how to do any of this...I would appreciate the help as well.

  • VintageWineGuyVintageWineGuy Member Posts: 39
    edited March 11

    Hmmm... Ok, well, I am going to have to get one anyway because I need to print 4x6 shipping labels. And I do know how to code, so I will have to take a look and see what's what. I will share back if I discover anything. Thank you!

  • VintageWineGuyVintageWineGuy Member Posts: 39

    OK, update, I got a Zebra GX420d (refurbished) and it is working with 2"x 1" labels with minimal setup changes.

    I installed the printer on USB, installed the Zebra Setup Utilities, and Zebra Browser Print. At first it gave me trouble, but I quickly figured out that the default media type is set for a 4x6 shipping label. In Windows, I was able to go to Printers & Scanners, select the Zdesigner GX420d printer, Manage, Printer properties, Preferences..., Options, and change the media size to 2 x 1. I was also able to use the Stocks tab and configure a "Lightspeed 2x1" stock, along with my labels stocks.

    2x1 labels printed fine. I haven't tried the others because I didn't buy any stock, but glad the 2x1s worked because I have a case of them.

    I will have to remember to change the stock size in the printer properties, but at least it is a working option.

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