ZXP Series 3™ Card Printer

Everything you could want from a professional printer, the ZXP Series 3 offers excellent quality, fast speeds and a wide range of encoding and security options. The ZXP Series 3 is the perfect choice for mid-volume, branch office applications – all in a compact and easy to use design.

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Best-In-Class Choice for Desktop Card Printing

The ZXP Series 3 direct-to-card printer offers several advanced features that provide best-in-class performance at an affordable price point. Zebra’s ZRaster™ host-based image processing technology, for example, enables high-speed printing while optimizing image quality. And Zebra is first to market with high-performance ribbons that have an improved formulation specifically designed for highspeed, high-quality printing.

The ZXP Series 3 slips easily into tight work spaces thanks to its compact footprint, and with easy-to-use attributes like quickreplace Load-N-Go™ ribbon cartridge and LCD display with operating prompts, it requires little training and optimizes uptime. Meet a spectrum of applications with a full suite of buy-now or add-later encoding options, and a choice of connectivity for easy system integration.

Print one or both sides with high-quality, consistent, color or monochrome images for a variety of applications including ID and access control cards, and personalized gift, membership and loyalty cards. For affordable printing of financial cards, just select the enclosure lock option.

ZXP Series 3 Printers Offer

  • 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-tocard printing

Printing Specifications
  • Dye sublimation thermal transfer direct-to-card
  • ZRaster host-based image processing technology
  • Full-color or monochrome printing
  • Single- and dual-sided printing
  • 710 cph monochrome single-sided
  • 180 cph full-color YMCKO single-sided
  • Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR80 media

NOTE: Print speed based on click to drop, average print coverage, with USB connectivity, and cards per hour (cph) under certain conditions. Print speeds subject to change.

 General Specifications
  • Zebra True Colours® ix Series™ high-performance ribbons with intelligent media technology
  • Microsoft® Windows® certified drivers
  • USB connectivity
  • Covered 100 card feeder (30 mil)
  • 45 card output hopper (30 mil)
  • Auto-calibration of media
  • Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon cartridge
  • 16-character LCD display
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution
  • 32 MB memory standard
  • Two-year warranty on printer
  • Two-year (unlimited passes) original printhead
  • Kensington® physical lock slot
Optional Features
  • CardSense™ single-card feed mode
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet connectivity
  • Lockable enclosure/card feeder and obscure output hopper
  • ZebraCare™ extended warranty programs
Encoding Options & Specifications
  • Magnetic stripe encoder—ISO 7811 (new and re-encoded, tracks 1, 2, and 3, high and low coercivity, stripe down, 30 mil card thickness)
  • Smart card contact station—ISO 7816
  • Combined MIFARE® contactless ISO 14443 and ISO 7816 contact encoder—PC/SC and EMV level 1 compliant
Barcodes & Fonts
  • Code 39, Code 128 B & C with & without check digit
  • 2 of 5 Interleaved
  • UPC-A, EAN 8 & EAN 13
  • PDF417 2-D barcode and other symbologies can be printed via Windows drivers
  • TrueType® and other symbologies available via Windows driver
Microsoft Windows Certified Printer Drivers Supported
  • Windows XP, *Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2003, *Windows Server 2008, *Windows 7

*32 bit and 64 bit compatible

Supplies Specifications
  • Zebra ix Series intelligent technology for authenticating and automating color ribbons
  • Media Starter Kits—includes one (YMCKO or YMCKOK) ribbon with cleaning roller, 200 30-mil cards (blank or magnetic stripe)
  • Cleaning supplies
True Colours ix Series High-Performance Ribbons
  • YMCKO: 200 images/roll
  • YMCKOK: 165 images/roll
  • Monochrome: black, blue, green, gold, silver, red 1000 images/roll; white 850 images/roll
  • KdO: 500 images/roll
  • KrO: 500 images/roll
Card Compatibility
  • Card Thickness: 30 mil
  • Card Size: CR-80 ISO 7810 format, Type ID-1, 2.12” x 3.38” (54 x 86 mm)
  • Card Material: PVC and composite
  • Smart card contact—ISO 7816-1,2,3,4
  • Smart card contactless MIFARE ISO 14443 A/B
Communications Interfaces
  • USB V2.0—standard (cable included)
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet—optional
  • Single-phase AC power
  • 90V~264V AC RMS and 47-63 HZ (50-60Hz nominal)
  • FCC Class A
  • Width: 7.9”/201 mm
  • Height: 9.3”/236 mm
  • Depth: 14.5”/368 mm
  • Weight (printer only): 12.2 lbs/5.53 kg
  • Operating Temperature: 60º F/15º C to 86º F/30º C
  • Storage Temperature: 23º F/-5º C to 158º F/70º C
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 65% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 20% to 70% inclusive,
  • non-condensing

Genuine Zebra™ Supplies

Genuine Zebra supplies meet stringent quality standards and are recommended for optimal printing quality and proper printer performance. The ZXP Series 3 card printer is designed to work only with Zebra True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons.


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