The Zebra ZD420c is the only thermal printer to offer a new ribbon cartridge that enables fool-proof installation, complete with a crypto chip that lets you see when the ribbon needs replacing. The ZD420 Series printer delivers features and functionality that take deployment and management simplicity, ease-of-use and application flexibility and total cost of ownership to a new level. The ZD420 desktop printer is available in both direct thermal and thermal transfer models. And, the ZD420 ribbon cartridge version is the easiest thermal transfer printer to load, period. In addition to the innovative ribbon cartridge, on-site upgrades and just about every modern wired and wireless connectivity option, the ZD420 also comes with Link-OS. This unique software platform greatly reduces time spent integrating, managing and troubleshooting all of your printers making your thermal printers more cost-effective than ever.