Product Comparison: Zebra GK420D vs Zebra LP2844

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General Specifications
About the Product
The GK420d direct thermal printer is the ideal option for applications that require network manageability and low total cost of ownership. Standard media sensors. Fixed reflective and transmissive sensors.
Ideal for applications such as shipping and receiving, parcel delivery, warehouse management, retail, and healthcare, Zebra’s space-saving LP/TLP 2844 printers offer efficient and reliable 4-inch-wide desktop labeling at an affordable price.
Key Specs
Printer Type
Label Maker
Label Maker
Printing Technology
Print Speed (Monochrome)
75 pages per minute
60 pages per minute
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zebra GK420D Label Maker Printer
  • Very happy with the printer. Very fast.
  • Best printing machine ever with perfect speed.
  • Works perfect. Great speed. Printer for all my needs.
  • This really is a brilliant little workhorse. Print speed is good.
  • Great printing speed for me. I like this.
Zebra LP2844 Barcode Label Printer
  • Great speed of this product. I like it.
  • Printer with really quick print.
  • Nice printer with good speed.
  • I recommend this device to my friends. Really fast device.
  • Fast and powerful printer. I recommend.
Size & Weight
6.75 in.
6.6 in.
6 in.
7.6 in.
8.25 in.
8.5 in.
3 lbs.
3.2 lbs.
Printing / Scanning
Tray Capacity
1 sheets
1 sheets
Printer Resolution (Black)
203 dpi (8 dots per mm)
203 dpi (8 dots per mm)
What customers say about "Printing / Scanning"
Zebra GK420D Label Maker Printer
  • It is fast to print and good enough quality for post labels.
  • Good printer. Does the job well. Great quality.
  • High print quality, I recommend this device.
  • Would recommend this product with good picture quality.
  • I like this print quality. Great printer for me.
Zebra LP2844 Barcode Label Printer
  • Great printing quality of this one. I like it.
  • Good for my needs. Great quality.
  • Perfect for my home. Nice picture quality. Fast!
  • Quality is awesome for this price.
  • Poor quality, very slow device, not recommend.
Printer Connectivity
Parallel (36 pin), RS-232, USB 1.1, Ethernet
Parallel (36 pin), RS-232, USB 1.1, Ethernet
Double-Sided Printing
Photo Printer
Integrated Fax
Supported Paper Sizes
0.75"x4.09", 0.75"x5", 39"x4.25"
1"x4.25", 0.87"x2.8", 1.3"x4.3"
OpenACCESS, Dual-wall frame, Ribbon loading, Auto-calibration
OpenACCESS, Head up sensor, ABS double-walled casing, Zebra Printer Management, Zebra Printhead Energy Control
What customers say about "Features"
Zebra GK420D Label Maker Printer
  • Works great with Royal Mail click & drop, works great with Amazon labels, eBay labels.
  • Great printer with durable connectivity.
  • Useful device, one of the best label printers. Easy to install, connect and setup.
  • Slightly tricky to set up, poor connectivity.
  • It has been a complete nightmare to set up.
Zebra LP2844 Barcode Label Printer
  • Great thermal printer with nice features, a little pricey but worth the money!
  • Has great features for me and my needs.
  • A lot of features for good quality printing.
  • Great connection. Easy to install. Simple to use.
  • Hard to install, poor connections, not working.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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