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    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)

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    Card Encoding Options

    • Magnetic stripe encoder
    • Smart card contact station
    • Combined MIFARE Encoding over Ethernet and USB

    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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