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Zebra® QLn420™ Mobile Printer
Zebra’s popular QL™ family of higher-quality printing; a variety Ideal for these applications
direct-thermal mobile label printers of proactive alerts that help keep
has built a highly satisfied following working printers in employees’ Manufacturing
• Labels for shipping and receiving
based upon its proven drop- hands; and many convenient
• Pick-pack-apply (inventory control,
resistant durability; user-friendly, charging accessories. And your
work-in-process, parts tracking
productivity-boosting features; and IT department will find the QLn • Asset management
easy integration. As Zebra’s third printer easier to integrate into • Shelf/bin/box/pallet (pick tickets)
generation of QL printers, the QLn™ existing environments with
series extends these QL-platform such features as Zebra Global Transportation & Logistics
• Labels for shipping, receiving,
benefits to the “nth” power. Printing, improved network
performance—including 802.11n
A new seamless, one-piece design • Pick-pack-apply
wireless LAN capability for more • Shipping dock (asset/fleet management,
joins the printer’s over-molding robust and reliable connectivity pick tickets, parcel/logistics receipts)
to make the printer even more and throughput—and ZebraLink™
durable. The QLn printer can support. Retail
boost your operation’s productivity • Distribution centers (as for
through a larger, sharper, Transport and Logistics)
easier-to-navigate display; faster, • In-store shelf labels, markdowns
Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer 1
Multiple enhancements deliver significant operations
advantages over the previous-generation QL and QL Plus™
series mobile printers

Easier to use Longer printer uptime
Reduce training requirements and speed user adoption. • Mobile printing helps you improve operational
Increase worker productivity and process efficiency. productivity and reduce costs associated with
• E
 asy-to-navigate controls and interface, including downtime through fewer printing interruptions
help menu and alert messages • P
 revent associates from being stuck printerless
• Easy to carry and store with a smaller printer design in the middle of their work. The printer enables
proactive maintenance by displaying printer alert
• F
 aster, higher-quality printing with lower power use, messages, smart battery charge and health status,
through new Power Smart Print Technology™ and printhead cleaning how-to’s
• Higher performance • A
 void the downtime and costs of unnecessarily
• Faster processing and throughput sending the printer away for servicing. Many
issues can be remotely diagnosed and resolved
• Increased memory that handles printer’s advanced (including firmware updates, configuration
functions and future firmware improvements, and changes, and adding new fonts or graphics)
stores more complex fonts, graphics and images over an Ethernet connection
• N
 ew, convenient charging accessories increase user
and operations efficiencies
Easy-to-read display Intuitive peeler
with larger, higher- operation
resolution screen
2 Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer
New features in the QLn printer make it easier and quicker to
integrate into your existing network and printer environment,
anywhere in the world, with no changes to software or network
infrastructure needed. They help save IT time and costs—as do
easier printer management and other features

Easier to Set up • T
 he Link-OS™ Software Development Kit creates
printing applications for the Windows®, Apple®,
• The Zebra Setup Utility quickly configures single Android™, WinCE®, WinMobile® and BlackBerry®
printers and ZebraNet™ Bridge Enterprise enables platforms. Virtual Printers (to be released at a later
global centralized printer management date) will provide embedded support for third-party
formatting languages

• Print Touch™ software simplifies Bluetooth® pairing
and launches Web-based help pages with Near • T
 he QLn420 printer features improved communication
Field Communication-enabled devices with leading handheld terminals. These terminals have
been tested with industry-leading applications to verify
• ZebraDesigner™ Pro (for label design) and
interoperability and improve overall optimization when
ZebraDesigner drivers (for Windows) create efficient
using the QLn420 printer with validated terminals

and optimized output while Zebra’s Unicode™
Zebra Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partners
UTF-16-compliant Global Printing Solution, with
create industry-leading software solutions to solve
right-to-left printing capability, enables you to print in
business problems and Zebra works closely with
local languages

these ISVs to integrate printing and other capabilities
Easier to integrate of Zebra products. Zebra-validated applications can
be found at zebra.com/validation
• Z
 PL® programming language ensures full compatibility
with many other Zebra printers and ZBI 2.x™ Easier to manage
programming enables printers to directly connect with
• U
 se the Link-OS software solutions to rapidly
legacy host systems and peripheral devices such as
configure, monitor and integrate Zebra printers with
scanners and scales. Backwards compatibility with
your system. Also manage specific, local printer and
QL and QL Plus models also lets you upgrade to the
battery issues remotely over a wired IP network via
QLn printer without changing media or label formats

a Zebra Ethernet Cradle – keeping printers in service
It also allows mixed networks of QL/QL Plus and QLn
longer and reducing “no problem found” returns

products, as does the QLn printer’s inclusion of the
The Ethernet cradle allows all printer configurations to
legacy CPCL programming language
be remotely managed, including serial and Bluetooth
• Integrate and use the printer in a variety of (which would not otherwise be possible). A Profile
physical environments and conditions thanks Manager with AirWatch Connector quickly connects
to its durable design your printer with the AirWatch device-management
• T
 he QLn series printers offer 802.11a/b/g/n wireless system via WLAN and Ethernet
LAN capability. This provides more robust and • T
 he mirror function automatically updates printer
reliable connectivity for a greater throughput firmware and/or configuration from a file server over
in environments where users need to transmit either 802.11 or Ethernet interfaces
larger blocks of data. Zebra’s 802.11n solution has
• Y
 ou can also manage QLn printers using most
dual-band support (5GHz and 2.4GHz) and is fully
popular third-party management software solutions
compatible with 802.11a and 802.11b/g standards
and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
– you can now easily move business operations to
is fully supported
the less crowded 5GHz band using Zebra’s wireless
connectivity solution

Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer 3
Lithium-Ion charging accessories • F
 irmware management for updating printer firmware,
eliminating the need for IT staff to travel to the local
Charging and Ethernet cradle user site, or for the printer to be sent back to a central
The QLn420 charging and Ethernet cradle charges the location for updating
battery – a neat and orderly solution to keep batteries in
the printer. • P
 rint management for updating templates, fonts,
and graphics in order to print new label formats
Connect QLn printers to your wired Ethernet network
via the QLn Ethernet cradle to enable easy remote • D
 evice management for updating startup
management by your IT or operations staff—helping to (e.g. config.sys), WML (front panel), or HTML
ensure each printer is operating optimally and ready for (browser) files to enhance or change configuration
use. The Ethernet Cradle can communicate over 10Mbps and status collection
or 100Mbps networks using auto-sense

• N
 etwork management for updating encryption
`The printer remains fully functional so you can print while keys or certificate files to maintain the highest
it is in the cradle. The cradle’s LED lights indicate DC level of security
power and Ethernet-link status

• P
 roblem resolution: troubleshooting local printer
Remote printer management over your Ethernet allows: issues that may otherwise require the printer to
• B
 attery management for monitoring battery health. be sent in for repair
Knowing each battery’s lifespan stage simplifies • Ability to manage Bluetooth printers, which
central management of your spare-battery pool traditionally have been off-network
QLn420 Charging and Ethernet Cradle
What comes with the cradle?
Unit with AC adapter: Cradle Unit:
Cradle, AC adapter, power cord, and document CD Cradle and document CD including cradle user manual and
including cradle user manual and installation guide. installation guide (AC adapter can be purchased separately)

Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer 4
AC adapter Forklift mounts
Connect the AC adapter to RAM Forklift Mount
your QLn printer and wall outlet Plate and RAM mount arm
to charge the printer’s smart permits compact and
battery while in the printer. fixed mounting to a forklift

The printer can print labels
Heavy-duty forklift mount
and perform other functions
A heavy duty forlift mount
during charging. Shown with
that has been tested to
printer for reference purposes;
high levels of shock and
printer is not included

vibration. Also includes a bin
Smart charger to hold a large amount of
fanfold media to reduce the
The smart charger will fully charge a single standalone frequency of reloading media

QLn smart battery in less than four hours. In addition
Quad battery charger
to indicating battery-charge status, it leverages the
battery’s smart design to indicate battery health,
The quad battery charger
allowing you to more accurately manage your
is designed to simultaneously
spare-battery pool.Specifically, LEDs show whether the
charge up to four QLn smart
battery is “good,” has a “diminished capacity,” is “past
batteries (removed from the
useful life,” or is “unusable” and should be replaced

printer) in about three hours

The smart charger comes with a charging base and
Lights on the charger indicate
power cord. Shown with printer for reference purposes;
when individual batteries are
printer is not included

80 percent charged and when
Removable forklift cradle fully charged. Note the quad battery charger does not
indicate battery health (as provided with the smart
By allowing users to place a cradle in their forklift or truck, charger). Comes with the charging unit, a power supply,
the QLn420 forklift cradle and mount provide convenient and power cord

storage and charging for the QLn420 printer while on
Carrying straps/cases
the move. Forklift operators can now print product
identification, bin, and shipping labels at the point of
Hand strap
application to provide quicker turnaround. Printed bar
Allows the printer to be carried by hand

code labels can be applied as deliveries are received to
record product arrival and aid tracking applications. Shoulder strap
Allows the printer to be carried over the shoulder

Soft case
Add an extra layer of protection for harsh environments
with a soft case. While in the case, the printer is IP54-rated
for resistance to windblown water and dust. Case provides
openings for changing the media and batteries and all
connectors are accessible. Includes shoulder strap

Hard case
Increases the printer’s drop specification and made
to protect the printer in extra-harsh environments
such as constant abrasion

Genuine Zebra supplies ZebraCare™ Services
Ensure consistent print quality, reduce downtime Increase printer uptime, and reduce lost productivity
and increase productivity in your printing process and unbudgeted repair costs by selecting a ZebraCare
with genuine Zebra supplies. We manufacture each Depot service agreement. A cost-effective means of
supplies product with the exact same materials every planning and budgeting for your annual maintenance
time so you always get crisp, readable and scannable expenditures, your agreement ensures that trained
output without needing to adjust the printer darkness Zebra technicians will bring your printer back to factory
setting between rolls. specifications. Zebra offers a variety of plans to fit your
budget and business needs

5 Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer
Printer name Operating characteristics Bar code symbologies
QLn420 Environment • Bar code ratios: 1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1
• Linear bar codes: Codabar (NW-7), Code 39,
Standard features • Operating temperature: -4°F/-20°C to 122°F/50°C
Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 and 5
• Storage/Transport environment: -13°F/-25°C to digit add-on, Interleaved 2-of-5, UCC/EAN128,
• Direct-thermal printing of bar codes, text 158°F/65°C
and graphics UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit add-on
• Operating humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing • Two-Dimensional: Aztec Code, Data Matrix,
• CPCL and ZPL programming languages • Storage humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
• 256MB flash supports downloadable programs, GS1 DataBar™ (RSS) family, MaxiCode,
receipt formats, fonts, and graphics Agency approvals MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR Code, TLC39
• 5.0Ahr battery • Emissions: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, EN55022 Communication and interface capabilities
• Built-in battery charger Class-B, EN60950, EN55024 and VCCI class B
• Susceptibility: EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000- • 802.11a/b/g/n radios with support for:
• Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed • WEP, TKIP, and AES encryption
center-position sensors 4-3, EN61000-4-4, and EN61000-4-5
• Easy-to-use peel-and-present mode
• 802.1x
• Label-present sensor for issuing labels one at a time Media characteristics • WPA and WPA2
• Tear bar for easy dispensing • 802.11d and 802.11i
• Belt clip for unobtrusive and convenient printing Media width
• Wi-Fi®-certified
• Center-loading media locking for variable roll widths QLn420: 2.0"(51mm)/4.4" (112mm) • Cisco® CCX V4 ASD-certified
• Clamshell design for easy media loading Media length • Bluetooth® 3.0 radio
• Management: Mirror, SNMP, Web server (with QLn420: 0.5"/12.7mm to 32"/813mm • Security modes 1–4
customizable HTML pages), Wavelink Avalanche® or continuous • 802.11a/b/g/n radio
• Large, easy-to-read LCD control panel • 10/100 Ethernet support (via docking cradle)
Maximum media roll size
240 x 128 pixels
• LCD can be customized using WML QLn420: 2.6"/66mm OD on a 0.75"/19mm Cabled communications specifications
(text and icons) or 1.375"/34.9mm core • USB 2.0 full-speed interface (12Mbps)
• Five-way navigation buttons, two software- Media thickness • Mini-B connector with optional strain relief
defined keys • Serial interface: 14-pin RS-232C port for
QLn420: 3.2 mil to 7.5 mil communication to terminal or other host up to
• Printer alerts on the display, help menus
Media types 115.2Kbps
• Tolerance of multiple drops from 6'/1829mm
to concrete Die-cut, roll-fed, fan-fold, receipt, linerless Options and accessories
• IP43 dust- and water-resistance rating
(IP54 with soft case) Physical characteristics Charging options
• Label odometer Width: 6.5" (165mm) • Charge the battery inside the printer using:
• Real-time clock Height: 7.35" (187mm) with beltclip • AC adapter
• Print Touch via NFC Depth: 3.25" (82.5mm) • Charging and Ethernet cradle
• Vehicle cradle (DC power)
Printer specifications Weight: 2.45lbs (1.1kg)
• Charge the battery outside the printer using:
with battery
Resolution • Smart charger
ZebraLink Solutions • Quad charger
203dpi/8 dots per mm
Software Optional features and accessories
• ZebraDesigner Pro • Linerless printing (with silicone platen roller only)
128MB RAM; 256MB flash (standard) • ZBI 2.x
• ZebraDesigner
Print width • ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise • Spare batteries
4.1"/104 mm • ZebraDesigner Driver • AC adapter (ENERGY STAR®-qualified)
• Zebra Setup Utility • SC2 smart battery single charger (ENERGY
Print length STAR-qualified)
• Link-OS Software Development Kit
Min. 0.5"/12.7mm • Quad battery charger
• Profile Manager with AirWatch Connector
Max. 32"/813mm • QLn4-EC charging and Ethernet cradle
Find Zebra-validated applications • Shoulder strap
Print speed at zebra.com/validation • QLn4-VC vehicle cradle for use with a
Up to 4"/102mm per second Firmware QLn420 printer on a forklift for easy removal

Media sensors • CPCL and ZPL programming languages Compatible with RAM arm (not included)
• ZPL version x.18 • QLn420 RAM mount for fixed mounting of
Black mark and gap media sensing using fixed QLn420 to a forklift. Includes plate and RAM arm
center-position sensors; label-present sensor for Fonts/Graphics/Symbologies • Heavy-duty forklift mount. Includes bin for
issuing labels one at a time fanfold media

Fonts and character sets
• Hand strap
• Five resident scalable, rotatable fonts available • Soft case (IP54 rating when used)
from 12-48 pt. • Serial and USB cables with strain relief
• Downloadable soft fonts • Forklift battery eliminator (available Q1 2013)
• Optional international character sets
Other Locations / USA: California, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin Europe: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey,
United Kingdom Asia Pacific: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand Latin America: Brazil, Florida (LA Headquarters in
USA), Mexico Africa/Middle East: Dubai, South Africa
Corporate Headquarters Asia-Pacific Headquarters EMEA Headquarters Latin America Headquarters
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*Specifications subject to change without notice

©2013 ZIH Corp. Power Smart Print Technology, Print Touch, QL, QL Plus, ZBI, ZebraCare, ZebraDesigner, ZebraLink, ZebraNet and all product names and numbers are Zebra trademarks, and Zebra, the Zebra
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the United States and/or other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of
Google Inc. BlackBerry is either a registered trademark or trademark of Research in Motion Limited in the United States and/or other countries. Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc

Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, Inc. Wavelink Avalanche is a registered trademark of Wavelink Corporation. GS1 DataBar is a trademark of GS1 US, Inc

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How to charge zebra qln420 datasheet?

5 Zebra QLn420 Datasheet AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to your QLn printer and wall outlet to charge the printer’s smart battery while in the printer. The printer can print labels and perform other functions during charging.

What is the qln420?

The QLn420 was designed to optimize business processes through easy operation and mobility— reducing training requirements and increasing worker productivity. • Meet the increasing demand for mobile printing across different operating systems.

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How do i connect my qln printers to my wired network?

Connect QLn printers to your wired Ethernet network via the QLn Ethernet cradle to enable easy remote management by your IT or operations staff — helping to ensure each printer is operating optimally and ready for use. The Ethernet cradle can communicate over 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps networks using auto-sense.