Zebra GK420TM Healthcare Printer

Zebra GK420TM Healthcare Printer

The Challenge
Safeguarding patient health is of utmost importance in the healthcare industry, followed by adhering to compliance standards. New government regulations impose substantial penalties for noncompliance with patient-safety mandates.
Keeping instruments, tools and products that come into contact with patients clean of any potential germs, blood or other infectious liquids is critical. And, cleaners can be harsh. Healthcare facilities need devices that can withstand regular cleaning and enable compliance.
Additionally, power supply units for medical electrical equipment used throughout healthcare facilities must be certified to meet IEC 60601-1 specifications. Complying with these standards can be complex and costly.

The Solution
Protecting patient safety and ensuring compliance with standards just got easier with Zebra’s GK420 Healthcare printers. Part of Zebra’s healthcare product line, GK420 Healthcare desktop printers are constructed using durable materials designed to withstand regular cleaning with harsh disinfectant chemicals over their lifetime.

Engineered for years of performance specifically in healthcare environments, these printers come in a color palette designed for the industry. And, GK420 Healthcare printers are designed with a medical- grade power supply that meets IEC 60601-1 standards to further protect patient and staff safety by reducing the risk of electrical shock. Now,
healthcare professionals can print labels and wristbands anywhere in a healthcare facility.


Easy Integration
Available in both direct thermal and thermal transfer models, GK420 Healthcare printers can accommodate a broad range of applications in a healthcare setting. Advanced connectivity options include standard Serial/USB/Parallel communication and optional USB/ Ethernet models, so these printers can be easily integrated into existing local or networked systems.  And, native ZPL and EPLTM programming languages ensure GK420 Healthcare printers fit in perfectly with other Zebra printers.
Reliable Performance
Building on the GK420’s proven reputation for reliable printing in space-constrained environments, the 4-inch
GK420 Healthcare printers deliver advancements in healthcare-specific construction and electrical certifications. Featuring a medical-grade power supply and constructed with durable, disinfectant-ready materials in the desired healthcare color palette, these printers can withstand regular cleaning with harsh chemicals over their lifetime to perform anywhere in the healthcare environment.
Adherence to Industry Standards
Designed with a medical-grade power supply certified to IEC 60601-1 standards, GK420 Healthcare printers protect patient and staff safety by reducing the risk of electrical shock. And, these printers can produce labels that meet the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute® (CLSI) harmonization standard.
Certified for Healthcare Applications
As with all of Zebra’s healthcare solutions, GK420 Healthcare printers are certified and recommended by all of the leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) providers. And, these printers are certified to print International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) 128 blood bag labels.

Space and Cost Savings
Easy to use, GK420 Healthcare printers boast the smallest footprint of any 4-inch desktop printer and the easiest ribbon-loading system available. ENERGY STAR® 2.0 qualified, these printers also reduce operational costs.
Cleaning Made Simple
The following cleaning agent ingredients are safe to use on GK420 Healthcare printers:

• Isopropyl and Ethyl alcohol (including wipes)
• Ammonium
• Hydrogen peroxide
• Phosphoric acid
• Bleach/sodium hypochlorite
• Mild dish soap
Recommended cleaning agents include:
• Windex® Blue (or Isopropyl alcohol-based
• CaviCide® (or Isopropyl and Ethyl alcohol-based
• Lysol® Healthcare (or hydrogen peroxide-based
• Wescodyne® (or phosphoric acid-based equivalent)
• 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner (or dimethyl benzyl
ammonium chloride or other ammonium-based equivalent)