Zebra Technologies Corporation has announced the next generation of thermal desktop printers 35 years after introducing its first barcode printer known as the “Zebra Printer”.
The ZD420 and ZD620 thermal transfer desktop printers are enabled by Print DNA, a software suite of applications, utilities and developer tools. Print DNA is comprised of visibility, productivity, development and management tools that differentiate the enterprise capabilities of Zebra mobile, desktop and industrial printers. The software enables businesses to easily install and upgrade next-generation printers into existing network infrastructures, integrate new technologies, allow for cloud connectivity and provide a common, customizable platform for custom application solution development.
Both the ZD420 and ZD620 “smart” thermal printers are designed with simplicity of use in mind and provide best-in-class print speeds while maintaining premium print quality for fast-paced retail, healthcare and manufacturing environments. The printers also provide businesses with features that include multiple connectivity options and backwards-compatibility with legacy Zebra desktop printers to help best meet the user’s needs.
“Demand for intelligent printing capabilities has expanded over the years. Today, enterprises need to print more, faster, and at a higher quality. Zebra continues to build on its legacy of print innovation by investing in the future of intelligent printing to help businesses increase operational visibility and productivity. Be it in the manufacturing plant, warehouse, retail shop, or hospital, printers have become an integral, indispensable component of the business operations,” said Chelsia Ng, Specialty Printing Group Product Management Lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific.
The ZD420 and ZD620 offer an intuitive user interface with LED status icons so users can save time and easily see what’s needed to keep printers up and running, from resolving printer issues to replenishing media. The ZD620 is available with an optional keypad user interface for easy configuration and a colour LCD display that clearly indicates printer status and errors for the immediate resolution of issues.