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JerryD
05-23-2011, 01:02 PM
I've never worked with a thermal printer. Our needs are very low level, at most we will do 20 labels a day.

I'm thinking all we need is the GK420 connecting via USB, and some rolls of the 4x6 labels.

My questions are:
Because these are address labels, do I need the GK420T Thermal Transfer model for durable address labels?

Do I need the movable blackline sensor?

I'm pretty sure I don't need the cutter option or the label dispenser.

I'm on Windows XP, using ShipRush for USPS and Microsoft RMS.

SYSOPS
05-23-2011, 01:07 PM
You can use a GK420d. Do not need the T model.

An alternative is the ZP450, offered for sale at UPS.com:
http://www.ups.zebra.com/ctp/prod_zp450_overview.aspx

SYSOPS

SYSOPR
05-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Because these are address labels, do I need the GK420T Thermal Transfer model for durable address labels?

No one uses thermal transfer for shipping.... just use direct thermal... the cheaper option.

JerryD
05-23-2011, 04:07 PM
An alternative is the ZP450, offered for sale at UPS.com:
http://www.ups.zebra.com/ctp/prod_zp450_overview.aspx

SYSOPS

Am I correct in assuming the driver UPS provides only works with WorldShip, so if I want to use this with USPS I will need to do the generic driver setup? That's a good price.

SYSOPS
05-24-2011, 05:49 AM
Use the driver from Zebra.com for a GK420d (install it as a GK420d):
http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/drivers_downloads/drivers/results.html?productType=7
Zebra Designer Driver

SYSOPS

JerryD
05-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Any recommendation on which label stock to use? Zebra offers a dizzying array. Is Z-Perform 1000D OK?

SYSOPS
05-25-2011, 10:41 AM
No idea what they label stock is, sorry. You want 4x6 label stock. You can buy it bulk on eBay for fairly cheap. Do a search for 4x6 thermal labels.

SYSOPS