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Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card Printer

With Zebra’s innovative ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer line and ZMotif software platform, create on-demand plastic cards with picture-perfect image quality that meets your brand and quality requirements. To achieve this superior image quality, the printer uses image processing algorithms based on Zebra’s photo printer technology. Increase your operational efficiency—without sacrificing image quality— through the printer’s best-in-class throughput, provided by Zebra’s patent-pending simultaneous dual-sided image transfer process. The printer’s modular design provides flexibility to add a variety of encoding options as needed. And its high reliability minimizes your printer maintenance needs and total cost of ownership. In addition, ZXP Series 8 printers include ZMotif XML-based software for easy system integration and faster deployment and return on investment.

Part number

  • True edge-to-edge printing via over-the-edge printing
  • Windows drivers: XP, Vista, Server 2003
  • XML-based SDK enables advanced print and encoding features
  • Single-card feed capacity
  • 21-character, 6-line LCD operator display
  • Lockable card feeder
  • Two year limited printer, and lifetime printhead warranty
  • 304 dpi (12 dots/mm) print resolution
  • Uses True Colours iSeries intelligent media


  • Innovative best-in-class retransfer printer
  • Fastest print speed in its class provides quicker ROI
  • Superior photo-like image quality and print resolution
  • Ability to print and uneven card surfaces such as smart cards
  • ZMotif software platform for easy integration and application flexibility


Single or Dual-sided Printing

  • Dual-sided
  • Single-sided

Color Capability

  • Full Color
  • Monochrome

Print Method

  • Retransfer


  • Single-sided
  • Dual-sided (single pass)

Card Feeder

  • Single Card Feeder
  • Integrated Card Feeder

Card Feeder/Hopper Capacity

  • 150 card capacity card feeder (30 mil)
  • 100 card output hopper (30 mil)


  • 64 MB memory (standard)

Print speed

  • 190 cards/hr Single-sided print (YMC)
  • 180 cards/hr Dual-sided print (YMCK)

Media Characteristics


  • Zebra True Colours i Series ribbons with intelligent RFID technology to authenticate and automate ribbons
  • YMCK ribbon – 625 images/roll
  • YMCKK ribbon – 500 images/roll
  • YMCUvK – 500 images/roll
  • YMCKI – 500 images/roll
  • Monochrome Black – 2500 images/roll


  • Zebra True Secure i Series laminates – clear and holographic

Transfer Film

  • Zebra True Colours i Series transfer film: 1250 images/roll single-side, 625 images/roll dual-sided

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature

  • 59° F (15° C) to 77° F (25° C)

Storage temperatures

  • 23° F (-5° C) to 131° F (55° C)

Operating humidity

  • 20% to 80% non-condensing

Storage humidity

  • 10% to 90% non-condensing


  • 100-240V AC and 50-80 Hz
  • Auto-sensing single-phase AC power

Physical Characteristics

14″ (356 mm)

11.9″ (303 mm)

20.4″ (519 mm)

27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

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Card Encoding Options

  • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811, 3 tracks, HiCo/LoCo, stripe down
  • Smart card contact station ISO 7816
  • Combined MIFARE ISO 14443 (13.56 HHz) contactless and ISO 7816 contact encoder


  • Single- or dual-sided lamination
  • Lockable enclosure
  • Extended warranty programs

Communication and Interface Capabilities

  • USB V2.0 (standard)
  • 10/100 Ethernet (standard)

Programming Languages

Core programming languages

  • XML

Bar Codes/Symbologies


  • Other Symbologies via Windows Driver

Fonts and Graphics

  • True Type or other type fonts via Windows driver

Card Detail

Card Types

  • PVC, Composite PVC, ABS, PET, PET-G, Teslin composite, Polycarbonate
  • Specialty cards: transparent, translucent (clear and colored)
  • Technology cards: magnetic stripe, contact smart, contactless smart, UHF RFID

Card Size

  • CR-80 size, ISO 7810 format, Type 1D-1

Card Thickness

  • 30 mil – 40 mil

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