Zebra® ZXP Series 3™ card printer!

 The value-packed choice for desktop card printing




Ideal for:-

Securityemployee and student ID cards, access control cards

Retail/Hospitalityloyalty, gift and membership cards

Financial Servicesinstant issuance financial cards





Affordable, easy to use and compact, the ZXP Series 3 printer provides high-quality direct-to-card printing and encoding. Using ZRaster™ host-based image-processing technology and True Colors ix Series™ high-performance ribbons, the ZXP Series 3 printer achieves fast print speeds and great image quality. With attributes like the Load-N-Go™ ribbon cartridge and LCD operating prompts, it requires little training and optimizes uptime.

The printer offers a full suite of encoding options, including PC/SC and EMV-certified smart-card encoding, over USB and Ethernet. Print one or both sides of the card with high-quality color or monochrome images for a variety of applications including ID and access control cards; personalized gift, membership and loyalty cards; and instant issuance financial cards.

  • ZRaster™ host-based image-processing technology for increased throughput and image quality
  • Single-or dual-sided direct-to-card printing
  • Smart card and magnetic stripe encoding
  • High-performance and eco-friendly ribbons designed for high-speed, high-quality image printing
  • Intuitive design for ease of use and simplified training
  • Optional lockable enclosure  to secure media from unauthorized access
  • Easy card feeder accepts multiple card sizes, from 10-40mm 

General Features

  • Single-or double-sided direct-to-card printing
  • Fast print speeds:
    • up to 750 cards/ hour monochrome,
    • 180 cards/hour full-colour YMCKO and
    • 140 cards/hour full-colour YMCKOK
  • Full encoding capabilities to meet a variety of markets and applications
  • Excellent print quality with vibrant colours, and clear photos, text and bar codes
  • Intuitive design for ease of use: simplifies training requirements
  • Optional security features for instant-issuance card printing 


Printing Specifications:

  • Dye-sublimation thermal transfer direct to card
  • Full color or monochrome printing
  • Single- or dual-sided printing
  • 700 cph monochrome single-sided
  • 195 cph single-sided YMCKO
  • 140 cph dual-sided YMCKOK
  • Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 media

Standard Features:

  • True Colours® ix Series™ ZXP 3 high-performance ribbons with intelligent media technology
  • High capacity, eco-friendly Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon cartridges
  • ZRaster™ host-based image processing
  • Auto calibration of ribbon
  • USB connectivity
  • Microsoft® Certified Windows® drivers
  • Print Touch NFC tag for online printer documentation and tools
  • 100 card covered feeder (30 mil)
  • 45 card capacity output hopper (30 mil)
  • 16-character LCD operator control display
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution
  • Two-year warranty on printer
  • Two-year (unlimited passes) original printhead
  • One-year hot swap (U.S. only) 
  • Kensington® secure lock slot 

Optional Features:

  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet connectivity**
  • Manual card feeder bezel
  • ZebraCare™ extended product warranty programs
  • Lockable enclosure with opaque output bin**

Encoding Options and Specifications:

  • Magnetic stripe encoder—ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded); tracks 1, 2 and 3; high and low coercivity; stripe down; 30 mil cards only
  • ISO 7816 smart card contact station for third-party external contact encoders**
  • Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 (13.56 MHz) contactless and ISO 7816 Contact Encoder with EMV level 1 certification and PC/SC compliance (includes 50 card capacity [30 mil] output hopper)**
  • Encoding over USB and Ethernet

Drivers Supported:

  • Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Vista® (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32 bit), Windows 7® (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8® and Win 8 Pro (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)

Please see www.zebra.com for up to-date listing of supported systems.

Media Specifications:

NOTE: The ZXP Series 3 printer is designed to work only with Zebra True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons

  • Zebra intelligent technology automatically detects and authenticates ribbon
  • Integrated cleaning roller included with each ribbon
  • Media Starter Kit (single-sided): 1 YMCKO ribbon, 200 30-mil PVC cards
  • Specially designed cleaning supplies simplify preventive maintenance

True Colours ix Series ZXP 3 Ribbon:

  • YMCKO: 280 images/roll
  • ½ YMCKO: 400 images/roll
  • YMCKOK: 230 images/roll
  • KdO: 700 images/roll
  • KrO: 700 images/roll
  • Black Monochrome: 2000 images/roll
  • Red Monochrome: 1700 images/roll
  • Blue Monochrome: 1700 images/roll
  • Gold Monochrome: 1600 images/roll
  • Silver Monochrome: 1600 images/roll
  • White Monochrome: 1400 images/roll 

Card Compatibility:

NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer performance, use of Genuine Zebra™ supplies is recommended.

  • Card Thickness: 10-40 mil
  • Card Size: CR-80, ISO 7810 format, Type ID-1
  • Card Material: PVC and PVC composite
  • Smart Card Contact – ISO 7816-1,2,3,4
  • Smart Card Contactless MIFARE® ISO 14443A/B
  • Spot color or monochrome print only on < 20 mil card thickness

Communications Interfaces:

  • USB V2.0 (cable included) - standard
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet - optional** 

Electrical Specifications:

  • Auto-switching single-phase AC power
  • Operating range: 90-132VAC and 190-264VAC RMS
  • Frequency range: 47-63 Hz
  • FCC Class A

Physical Specifications (standard model):

  • Height: 9.3” (236 mm)
  • Width: 7.9” (200 mm)
  • Depth: 14.5” (368 mm)
  • Weight: 11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)

Environmental Specifications:

  • Operating Temperature: 60º F to 86º F (15º C to 30º C)
  • Storage Temperature: 23º F to 131º F (-5º C to 55º C)
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Media Storage:
    • - Temperature: 41º F to 77º F (5º C to 25º C) 
    • - Humidity: 35% to 65% non-condensing 
    • - Do not store in direct sunlight 

Print Touch The ZXP Series 3 includes Zebra Print TouchTM, an embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) chip and software. Just hold your NFC enabled smartphone up to the Zebra Print Touch logo on the printer to read key printer information and launch web-based help pages.

Genuine Zebra Supplies Genuine Zebra supplies meet stringent quality standards and are recommended for optimal printing quality and proper printer performance.

CardStudio™ Software Zebra’s CardStudio™ is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-operate complete card design and card issuance software suite. It makes designing and printing high quality photo ID cards and other cards easy, with basic to advanced features, and support for all Zebra card printers.

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