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Zebra RW 420 Mobile Printers

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Zebra RW 420 Mobile Printers Features

Overview of Zebra RW 420 Mobile Printers

Ideal for These Applications

Direct Store Delivery & Route Accounting / Invoices, Delivery Receipts, Sales Orders, Inventory Management, DEX*

Field Service / Service Estimates

Public Safety & Law Enforcement / e-Citations

Retail / Mobile Point-of-Sale

Transportation / Ticketing and Passenger Information

* U.S. only

Wireless Printers Add Versatility to Printing Tasks on the Open Road

Designed for the Road Warrior, the Zebra RW series of mobile printers is ideal for printing delivery receipts and invoices on the go. The modular design allows users to choose among wireless options, card readers, and integral accessories such as vehicle mounts for simplified route printing. Easy-access vehicle mounting cradles and charging options as well as user-intuitive interfaces and angled displays enhance the convenience and simplicity of mobile printing.

Rough and Ready Durability for Reliable Printing

Uniquely designed for harsh outdoor environments, RW series mobile printers endure extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Bounce it in the truck, carry it in the rain, drop it to the pavement, and expect the same performance day in and day out.

The RW series: rugged enough for the Road Warrior with the most feature-rich offering of any mobile printer in the market.

Rugged and Easy-to-Use Printer

• IP54-certified for resistance to windblown water and dust

• Damage-resistant to multiple drops of up to 6 feet to concrete

• Weight of 1 1/2 to 2 pounds for effortless mobility

• Resistant to extreme hot and cold temperatures

Ergonomically Designed to Fit Comfortably on the Hip

• Single push-button media access for simple re-loading

• Angled LCD for easy viewing of printer status comes standard

Smart and Sophisticated Operation

• Print using the same commands as your Zebra tabletop or desktop printers with common language support.

• Choose the wireless connectivity module that suits your needs: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, dual radio support—for using Bluetooth® and WLAN in the same printer (RW 420 only)

• Quickly and easily print complex labels, symbologies and graphics thanks to the RW series’ fast processor and large memory.

Zebra RW 420 Mobile Printers Specifications

Printer Name

RW 220RW 420

Print Characteristics

• Print method: Direct thermal

• Resolution: 203 dpi/8 dots per mm

• Maximum print speed: 3”/76.2 mm per second


• 8 MB Flash, 16 MB RAM

Standard Features

• Rugged design

• 4-button angled LCD (standard)

• Standard serial and USB interfaces

• Advanced 32-bit architecture for high-speed processing

• Enhanced battery management

Operating CharacteristicsEnvironment

• Meets IP54 certification• Operating Temp.: -4º F/-20º C to 131º F/55º C

• Storage/Environ.: -22º F/-30º C to 149º F/65º C

• Operating Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing

• Storage Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing


• Standard 4.0 Ah, 7.4V battery (RW 420)

• Standard 2.0 Ah, 7.4V battery (RW 220)

• External charging options (vehicle and AC)

• Shock-mounted internal components

• Selectable baud rate: 9600 to 115.2 Kbps

• Xon/Xoff or hardware flow control (RTS/CTS)

• USB 2.0 full speed support, 12 Mbits/second (for setup and configuration)

• RS-232C serial port (RJ-45 connector) for cabled use

RegulatoryFCC Part 15 Class B, VCCI Class B, NOM/NYCE CE compliance (Class B), C-Tick, CSA

ZebraLink™ SolutionsSoftware

• ZebraDesigner™ Pro

• Zebra Mobile SDK• ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise

• Zebra Universal Driver• Label Vista

• Auto-detect firmware load

• Battery management (monitors battery for longer life and performance

Networking and Connectivity

• Bluetooth® v. 2.0

• 802.11b/g Zebra Performance Radio

• Native wireless security support: VPN, WPA/WPA2, WEP, Kerberos, WPA-PSK, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-FAST, LEAP, PEAP, 802.11i

• RW 420 can be configured with dual radios (Bluetooth and WLAN)


• Wavelink Avalanche®

• Motorola® MSP

• Native CPCL with ZPL® and XML support (standard)

Media Characteristics

• Max. Roll Size (O.D.): 2.25”/57 mm

• Max. Media Width (RW 420): 4.12”/105 mm

• Max. Media Width (RW 220): 2.37”/60 mm

• I.D. core: .75”/19 mm or 1.38”/ 34.9 mm

• Thickness: .002”/.05 mm to .0063”/.16 mm

• Media Types: direct thermal tags or receipt paper, synthetic media, UV coated media, limited label support

Fonts/Graphics/SymbologiesFonts and Character Sets

• Standard fonts*: 25 bitmapped, 1 smooth, scalable (CG Triumvirate™ Bold Condensed)

• Optional fonts: downloadable bitmapped and scalable fonts

• International character sets (optional): Chinese 16 x 16 (trad), 16 x 16 (simplified), 24 x 24 (simplified); Japanese 16 x 16, 24 x 24, Hebrew/Arabic

Graphic Features

Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos

Barcode Symbologies

• Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, UCC/EAN- 128, EAN-14, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC and EAN 2-of-5 digital extensions, Plessey, FIM Postnet, Interleaved 2-of-5, MSI, Codabar

• 2-Dimensional: Aztec, Data Matrix, GS1 DataBar™ (RSS) family (12 barcodes), MaxiCode, PDF417, QR Code

Options and Accessories

• Magnetic stripe reader and EMV-certified smart card reader

• Lithium Ion Fast AC Charger

• Lithium Ion Quad Charger

• Cigarette lighter charger (for in-vehicle charging)

• Vehicle cradle for docking and charging

• RW 420 4-Bay Power Station

• Ram Mount Kit• Route Palette (RW 420 only)

• Shoulder Strap/Hand Strap

• Environmental Soft Case

• Fanfold media support (RW 420 only)

• Linerless label support (RW 420 only)

• XML Support Applications and Documentation utility CD


For optimal printing quality and proper printer performance across our product line, Zebra strongly recommends the use of genuine Zebra™ supplies as part of the total solution.


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