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Zebra RW 420 Portable Barcode Printer

Zebra RW 420 Portable Barcode Printer

Integrated charging and carrying devices for mobile computers and Zebra mobile printers are convenient for route accounting and field service applications.


  • Charges and holds either the MC55/MC65 terminal (MC5590, MC55A0, MC65) or the MC70/MC75 terminal (MC7004, MC7090, MC7094, MC7095, MC7098, MC75) all with up to a 2x battery 
  • DEX communications interface
  • Serial RS-232

More Standard Features
  • USB 2.0 full speed
  • Print method: Direct thermal 
  • Smart battery management (monitors battery for longer life and performance) 
  • 5 button keypad LCD (standard) 
  • Resident scalable fonts 
  • Advanced 32 bit architecture for high-speed processing 
  • Standard Serial and USB interfaces 
  • Programming Language: Native CPCL, ZPL, EPL and XML support(standard)
  • Supports vertical or horizontal printing
  • Auto-detect firmware load

    Note: Please see product datasheet/brochure for additional operating characteristic details.

Printer Specifications

Resolution 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)

  • 8 MB Flash
  • 16 MB DRAM

Print width 4.10" (104.1 mm) maximum
Print length Maximum print length at least 36" (914 mm) - actual length depends upon total memory usage
Print speed 3" (76mm)/sec

Optional Features
  • BT
  • Card readers

Media Characteristics

Maximum media width = 4.25" (108 mm) 
Minimum media width = 2.0" (50.8 mm) 
Maximum roll diameter 2.25" (57 mm)
Core diameter .75" (19 mm) or 1.38" (34.9 mm)
Media thickness .002" (.05 mm) to .0063" (0.16 mm)
Media types continuous receipt, gap, receipt, tag

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature DT: 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 humidity 10–80% non-condensing
Storage humidity 10–90% non-condensing

  • Standard Battery: 7.4 V, 4.0 Ahr removable, rechargeable Li-Ion battery (1400 six-inch receipts (8400") at 30% black density at room ambient temperature, tone 0)
  • Input Voltage: 12 VDC, nominal
  • Maximum Recharging current: 5A max
  • Agency approvals: FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003, VCCI, NOM/NYCE, CE compliance (Class B), C-Tick

Physical Characteristics

Height 7.62" (193.5 mm)
Depth 2.83" (71.9 mm)
Weight 3.25 lbs (1.47 kg)

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  • Fanfold bin 
  • Vehicle cradle for docking and charging 
  • Ram mount kit 
  • Shoulder strap/ hand strap 
  • Environmental soft case 
  • Fanfold media support 
  • Wireless Security Support (ie. 802.11i, VPN, WPA or WPA2)

Communication and Interface Capabilities

  • Bluetooth (Optional)
  • Standard cable connection: RS-232, RJ-45 10 pin
  • Standard USB 2.0 full speed


Core programming languages ASCII EPL2, CPCL-native, ZPL II, XML, EPL, EPL2

barcode/ Symbologies

Linear Codabar 
Code 128 
Code 39
Code 93
Interleaved 2-of-5
2-dimensional Data Matrix
QR Code
RSS / GS1 DataBar family (12 barcodes)
Fonts and Graphics

  • Standard Fonts: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed); 
  • Optional Fonts: downloadable bitmapped and scalable fonts 
  • International Character Sets (optional): 
    Chinese 16x16 (trad), 16x16 (simplified), 24x24 (simplified) 
    Japanese 16x16, 24x24 
  • Standard resident fonts can be rotated in 90° increments
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics--including custom logos
  • Text concatenation to assign different character styles
  • Allows text magnification 1-16 times the original size
  • Proportional and fixed-width fonts
Extended Details
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