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ZXP Series 3
Zebra Card Printers - Zebra ZXP - Series 3 card printer
The affordable ZXP Series 3 direct-to-card printer is the best-in-class choice. Utilizing ZRaster host-based image processing technology and True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons, the ZXP Series 3 achieves fast print speeds and high image quality. Compact and easy to use, with attributes like 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 PS/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 financial cards.  


  • ZRaster host-based image processing technology for increased throughput and image quality
  • Smart card and magnetic stripe encoding to meet a variety of markets and applications
  • New high-performance ribbons designed for high-speed, high-quality image printing
  • Intuitive design for ease of use and simplified training requirements
  • Optional enclosure lock for financial card printing
  • Single- or dual-sided direct-to-card printing

Ideal For

  • Customized bank/ATM cards
  • Employee ID and access control cards
  • Student and faculty ID cards
  • Hotel and event cards
  • Membership and loyalty cards

Standard Features

  • Zebra True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons with intelligent media technology
  • Load-N-Go drop-in ribbon cartridge
  • Microsoft Windows drivers
  • USB connectivity
  • Covered 100 card feeder (30 mil)
  • 45 card output hopper (30 mil)
  • 16 character LCD display
  • 300 dpi print resolution
  • 32 MB memory standard
  • Two-year warranty on printer
  • Kensington physical lock slot

Printer Specifications

Single or Dual-sided Printing
Color Capability
Full Color
Print Method
Direct-to-Card Dye Sublimation
Card Feeder
Integrated Card Feeder
Card Feeder/Hopper Capacity
CardSense single-card feeder
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
32 MB memory standard
Print speed
  • 750 cph, monochrome, single-sided
  • 180 cph, color, single-sided
  • 140 cph, color, dual-sided

Media Characteristics

  • Zebra True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons with intelligent media technology
  • Load-N-Go drop-in ribbon cartridge

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature
60 F (15 C) to 86 F (30 C) 
Storage temperatures
23 F (-5 C) to 158 F (70 C)
Operating humidity
20% to 65% non-condensing
Storage humidity
20% to 70% non-condensing
  • 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz (auto switching)
  • Ventilation: Free air
Agency approvals
FCC Class A, CE, UL, CUL approved

Physical Characteristics

7.9" (201 mm)
12.2" (309 mm)
14.5" (368 mm)
12.2  lbs (5.53 kg)

Related Products

Card Encoding Options
  • Magnetic stripe encoder
  • Smart card contact station
  • Combined MIFARE   Encoding over Ethernet and USB
Communication and Interface Capabilities
  • USB V2.0 (cable included) - standard
  • Built-in 10/100 Ehternet - optional

Bar Codes/Symbologies

Code 39
Interleaved 2-of-5
2-D PDF 417
EAN-8 and EAN-13

Card Detail

Card Types
  • PVC, PVC Composite
  • Magnetic stripe ISO 7811
  • Smart card contact and contactless (30 mil card only)
Card Size
CR-80 ISO 7810, 2.12" (54 mm) x 3.38" (86 mm)
Card Thickness
30 mil
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