Setup of Zebra ZD-420 for Windows 10

Modified on Fri, 19 Nov 2021 at 03:56 PM

This article will cover how to setup a Zebra ZD-420 Printer for labels in Design Manager


Instructions to setup Zebra ZD-420


Steps to install Zebra

  • Download the Zebra Driver
  • Install and configure
  • Print a test label from Design Manager


Step 1: Download Zebra software:

Do not plug in the printer until the driver is installed.

ZDesigner V8 for Windows is required from this link:

See download in this article for ZDesigner 8.2.1.18006 driver






Step 2: Install and Configure

  • DO NOT plug in the printer via USB until instructed to do so by the Zebra installation.


Double-click on the downloaded Zebra installer






Complete the Zebra installation Wizard.


Next, open the windows control panel and choose Devices and Printers.




Right-click on ZDesigner ZD420-203dpi ZPL, Choose Printing Preferences



Set the Width to 2.252 and hit OK.  If you have a custom label size, you may enter the dimensions in this menu.



Use the Zebra control panel to print a test label from Windows to confirm paper type is correctly calibrated.


Step 3: Print a test label from Design Manager

  • Open up DM Pro cloud, choose Inventory > Inventory Reports > Stock Item
  • Verify the Report Format is the correct dimensions, and your have the ZDesigner ZD420 selected
  • Hit OK and you will preview and print your label.



To configure Receipt Paper instead of labels, use the driver settings below:




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