ZXP Series 8™ Retransfer Card Printer!

 Innovative, Best-in-Class Retransfer Card Printer








  • ID and access control cards
  • Government-issued driver’s licenses
  • National ID and voter registration cards
  • Instant issuance of ATM/credit/smart cards
  • Personalized gift, membership and loyalty cards
  • Smart cards in travel, gaming and entertainment





Best-in-Class Retransfer Card printer

Zebra is setting new standards in retransfer card printing with the reliable ZXP Series 8. Enjoy the highest throughput available on an on-demand retransfer card printer without sacrificing image.

  • Boost your productivity. Achieve print speeds that far exceed any retransfer printer and that are comparable to many of the fastest direct-to-card printers on the market today delivered through Zebra’s patent-pending simultaneous dual-sided image transfer process, and enhanced with efficient landscape print mode.
  • Based on Zebra’s image-processing technology, the ZXP Series 8 printer offers photo-quality images and print resolution that’s superior to any other printer.
  • ZMotif software enables easy system integration, and a modular design lets you add features as you need them.

Superior Performance

  • Best-in-class throughput for printing, encoding and laminating—due in part to the patented dual-sided simultaneous transfer process by which your image is printed in landscape mode—increasing throughput and flatness without sacrificing quality.
  • Based on Zebra’s image-processing technology, photo-quality color and resolution are obtained to meet your quality and brand specifications.
  • Designed inside and out to be reliable and durable—reducing repair costs and downtime.

Easy Printer Integration and Management

  • ZMotif XML-based drivers and SDK makes the printer enterprise-ready with driver and management utility tools for easy setup and faster deployment—saving IT time and costs.
  • Microsoft® Windows® certified drivers ensure application compatibility, ease of use, and investment protection in existing software infrastructures.
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity interfaces are standard, and WiFi optional for easy integration into local, networked, or wireless systems.

Modular Design With Order-Now or Add-Later Options

  • Magnetic stripe encoder
  • Smart card contact and contactless encoders

Security Features

  • Laminator module option for single- or dualsided lamination
  • Transfer film easily shows tamper evidence for built-in fraud protection
  • Lockable enclosure and card feeder option prevents unauthorized use
  • Kensington® lock slot to secure printer to work environment

Genuine Zebra Supplies

  • Zebra True Colours i Series intelligent ribbon and transfer film automatically calibrate printer—increasing productivity, reducing downtime, and minimizing training.
  • Zebra’s True Secure i Series laminates create highly secure ID cards, and the patented linerless laminate is waste-free and lowers the cost per card.
  • Choose Zebra for quality plastic cards in a variety of types and materials.
  • For high-quality output, rely on Zebra ribbons, transfer film and laminate consumables.
  • Use Zebra custom design services to create a unique laminate hologram for enhanced security.


In General, Benefits of Retransfer Printing Include:

  • Higher image quality and print resolution
  • The ability to print on uneven card surfaces such as smart cards
  • True edge-to-edge printing (via over-the-edge printing). Traditional card printers leave a white border at the edges of the card.
  • The ability to print on non-PVC cards. Direct-to-card printers require a dye-receiving surface available only through PVC cards.
  • More durable and abrasion-resistant cards
  • Fraud protection, since the film is inherently tamper-evident

Advantages of Zebra’s Innovative Retransfer Card Printer:

Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 printer achieves the fastest print speed while maintaining top image quality, making it the best-in-class retransfer printer available on the market.

  • Zebra achieves print speeds that far exceed any other retransfer printer, and that are comparable to many of the fastest direct-to-card printers on the market today.
  • Zebra’s image-processing technology compensates for image errors normally caused by high printing speeds—enabling photo-quality images and print resolution even at increased print speeds.
  • Zebra’s patented image transfer process applies film to both sides of the card in a single pass, drastically reducing the print time.

The result is photo-like image quality and best-in-class throughput for mainstream printing, encoding and laminating—so you enjoy increased operational efficiency.


Standard Features:

  • Dye sublimation retransfer
  • Single-card feed capability
  • 21-character, 6-line LCD operator display
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Two year limited printer, and lifetime printhead warranty
  • 304 dpi (12 dots/mm) print resolution
  • Uses True Colours i Series intelligent media

Printer Specifications:

  • Single or Dual-sided Printing
  • Color Capability: Full Color or Monochrome
  • Print Method: Retransfer
  • 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)
  • Memory: 64 MB memory (standard)
  • Print speed
    • 190 cards/hr Single-sided print (YMC)
    • 180 cards/hr Dual-sided print (YMCK)

Media Characteristics:

  • Ribbons
    • 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
    • YMCKKI – 415 images/roll
    • YMC – 800 images/roll
    • Monochrome Black – 2500 images/roll

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 95° F (35° 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
  • Electrical: 100-240V AC and 50-60 Hz
  • Auto-sensing single-phase AC power

Physical Characteristics:

  • Width: 18.75" (476 mm)
  • Height: 13.2" (334 mm)
  • Depth: 20.4" (519 mm)
  • Weight: 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

Related Products:

  • Card Encoding Options
    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811, 3 tracks, HiCo/LoCo
    • Smart card contact station ISO 7816
    • EMV level 1 Combined MIFARE ISO 14443 (13.56 HHz) contactless and ISO 7816 contact encoder
  • Options
    • Lockable enclosure
    • Extended warranty programs
  • Communication and Interface Capabilities
    • USB V2.0 (standard)
    • 10/100 Ethernet (standard)
    • 802.11 b/g wireless (option) 

Card Detail:

  • Card Types
    • EMV Certified
    • PVC, Composite PVC, ABS, PET, PET-G, Teslin Composite
    • Specialty cards: transparent, translucent (clear and colored)
    • Technology cards: contact smart, contactless smart
  • Card Size: CR-80 size, ISO 7810 format, Type 1D-1
  • Card Thickness: 30 mil – 40 mil

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