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Zebra RW420

Designed for the Road Warrior, the Zebra RW 420 is a mobile printer ideal for printing delivery receipts and invoices on the go. Its modular design allows users to choose among wireless options, card readers, and integral accessories such as vehicle mounts for simplified route printing. Its convenient vehicle mounting and charging options, as well as its user-intuitive interfaces and angled display, allow for easy use while on the go!

As the only mobile printer to meet the stringent IP54 dust and water resistance rating, the RW 420 can withstand the harsh demands of a number of Route Accounting and Field Service printing applications, including: Invoices, Delivery Receipts, Service Estimates, Sales Orders, and Inventory Management.


  • Resolution: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
  • Width: 4.09" (104 mm) maximum
  • Speed: 3" (76 mm)/sec


  • Simplifies transaction processing real-time
  • Ease-of-use
  • Weather and temperature resistant
  • IP54-certified for resistance to wind and dust
  • Standard Features
    Print method: Direct thermal
    Construction: Impact-modified polycarbonate with fused oil-and-abrasion-resistant rubber overmold (six-foot drop protection)
    Smart battery management (monitors battery for longer life and performance)
    4 button angled LCD (standard)
    Resident scalable fonts
    Media sensors: Bar, gap
    Advanced 32 bit architecture for high-speed processing
    Standard Serial and USB interfaces
    Programming Language: Native CPCL, ZPL, EPL and XML support(standard)
    Auto-detect firmware load
    Printer Specifications
    Resolution203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
    Memory8 MB Flash
    16 MB RAM
    Print width4.09" (104 mm) maximum
    Print lengthMaximum print length at least 36" (914 mm) - actual length depends upon total memory usage
    Print speed3" (76 mm)/sec
    Media Characteristics
    Maximum label and liner width4.12"/105 mm
    Minimum label and liner width2"/51 mm
    Media width2" x 4.12"
    Maximum roll diameter2.25" (57 mm)
    Core diameter.75" (19 mm) or 1.38" (34.9 mm)
    Media thickness.002" (.05 mm) to .0063" (0.16 mm)
    Media typesreceipt, tag, gap, continuous receipt, continuous, linerless
    Operating Characteristics
    Operating temperatureDT: Operating temperature -4° F (-20° C) to 131° F (55° C) Direct thermal
    Storage temperatures-22° F (-30° C) to 149° F (65° C)
    Operating humidity10-90% non-condensing
    Storage humidity10-90% non-condensing
    ElectricalExternal charging options
    Shock mounted internal components
    Standard cable connection: RS-232, RJ-45 10 pin
    Selectable baud rate: 9600 to 115.2 Kbps
    Xon/Xoff or hardware flow control (RTS/CTS)
    USB full speed support, 12 Mbits/second
    Optional Bluetooth, 802.11g or 802.11b
    Battery Lithium Ion
    4.0 Ah
    7.4 V
    Agency approvalsFCC Part 15 Class B
    Canadian ICES-003
    CE compliance (Class B)
    Physical Characteristics
    Width6.3" (160 mm)
    Height6.9" (175 mm)
    Depth3.0" (76 mm)
    Weight2.0 lbs (0.907 kg)
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    OptionsMagnetic stripe reader and EMV™ level one certified smart card reader
    Lithium ion fast AC charger
    Lithium ion quad charger
    Lithium ion DC charger with cigarette lighter adapter
    Fanfold bin
    Vehicle cradle for docking and charging
    Ram mount kit
    Shoulder strap/ hand strap
    Environmental soft case
    Fanfold media support
    Linerless label support
    Wireless Security Support (ie. 802.11i, VPN, WPA or WPA2)
    Communication and Interface CapabilitiesBluetooth v. 2.0, 802.11g or 802.11b (Optional)
    Standard cable connection: RS-232, RJ-45 10 pin
    Standard USB 2.0 full speed
    Programming Languages
    Core programming languagesCPCL-native, ZPL, EPL, EPL2, XML
    Bar Codes/Symbologies
    LinearCode 39
    Code 93
    Code 128
    UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions
    Interleaved 2-of-5
    Data Matrix
    RSS / GS1 DataBar family (12 barcodes)
    QR Code
    Fonts and GraphicsStandard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed); Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype Corporation
    Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped and scalable fonts
    International Character Sets (optional):
    Chinese 16x16 (trad), 16x16 (simplified), 24x24 (simplified)
    Japanese 16x16, 24x24
    Supports user-defined fonts and graphics--including custom logos
    RW 420 Lithium Ion Battery
    RW 420 Soft Case
    RW 420 4-Bay Power Station
    RW 420 Vehicle Cradle
    RW 420 Battery Eliminator
    RW 420 Route Palette
    RW series USB to RJ-45 cable
    RW series Right Angle USB cable
    RW 420 Route Palette Vehicle Cradle
    RW 420 Route Palette 4-Bay Power Station
    QL, RW Series U.S. Li-Ion AC Running Charger
    DC/DC, Lithium Ion Vehicle Charger
    DC/DC, Lithium Ion Vehicle Charger with Terminated Crimps
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T UK Li-Ion Quad Charger
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T Australia Li-Ion Quad Charger
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T Europe Li-Ion Quad Charger
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T Australia Li-Ion Fast Charger
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T Europe Li-Ion Fast Charger
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T UK Li-Ion Fast Charger
    QL Series, RW Series, P4T/RP4T U.S. & Japan Li-Ion Fast Charger
    QL Series, RW Series and P4T/RP4T U.S. & Japan Quad Charger
    Printhead Cleaning Pens
    Printhead Preventive Maintenance Kit