Zebra – ZXP Series 8

Zebra – ZXP Series 8

Zebra – ZXP Series 8

The Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 line uses a unique, innovative retransfer print process for quality, fast, in both monochrome and full color. It’s capable of printing out crisp images with a superior print resolution on uneven card surfaces, making it ideal for printing on smart cards.


  • Windows certified Drivers
  • Modular design
  • Single or dual-sided lamination available
  • Laminator module option for single- or dual sided 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

With best-in-class, productivity boosting, full-throttle throughput, produce vivid color plastic cards on demand fast—thanks to Zebra’s highly advanced ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer and its patented image transfer process.
Yet even at unparalleled print speeds, the printer achieves superior, photo-like image quality that boasts rich, consistent colors and strikingly sharp resolution.
The ZXP Series 8 includes ZMotif™ XML-based software for easy integration with enterprise applications. A modular design gives you the flexibility to add a variety of encoding options as needed. And the printer’s high reliability minimizes maintenance needs and total cost of ownership.


Card Specifications
  • Card thickness: 30 – 40 mil
  • Card size: ISO 7810 format, Type ID-1, CR-80 size
  • Card material: PVC and composite, ABS cards, PET, PET-G, and Teslin® composite**
  • Specialty cards: transparent (IR-blocked) or translucent card 30 mil (clear and colored)**
  • Technology cards: contact and contactless smart cards, UHF cards**
  • * Please contact your Zebra reseller for qualification of cards

Communications Interfaces
  • USB 2.0
  • USB supports plug-and-play printer identification
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Encoding over Ethernet requires ZBR PS-300 Ethernet-to-USB Device Server option
  • 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity

Driver Features:
  • Graphical card orientation setting to visualize card printing setup and configuration
  • Card source and card type selection
  • Complete graphical control over area and element selection of black extraction parameters
  • Auto sensing of ribbon type, laminator and smart card encoding options

  • Auto-switching single-phase AC power
  • 100V~240V AC and 50-60 HZ

Encoding Options & Specifications
  • ISO 7816 Smart Card Contact Station for thirdparty external contact encoders
  • Magnetic stripe encoder—AAMVA and ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded; tracks 1, 2, and 3; high and low coercivity)
  • JIS II (low coercivity)
  • Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 A & B (13.56 MHz) contactless, ISO 7816 Contact Encoder with EMV level 1 certification, PC/SC compliance (supported over USB and Ethernet)
  • FeliCa contactless encoder
  • Encoding over Ethernet—requires ZBR-PS300 Ethernet-to-USB Device Server

  • Operating Temperature: 59º F/15º C to 95º F/35º C
  • Storage Temperature: 23º F/-5º C to 131º F/55º C
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Shipping Temperature: -40º F/-40º C to 140º F/60º C
  • Shipping Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Media should not be above 140º F/60º C for longer than 200 hours, and above 90% relative humidity at 104º F/40º C for longer than 100 hours
NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer performance, use of Genuine Zebra supplies is recommended.

Laminator Specifications
  • Single-or dual-sided lamination option (with dual-sided printer only)
  • 180 cards per hour dual-sided printing and dual-sided lamination
  • GSA FIPS 201 approved (dual-sided lamination)
  • Uses Zebra True Secure i Series laminates only
  • Laminate for the top and bottom sold separately
  • Custom-coded laminates available

Options and Accessories
  • Laminator—single-sided and dual-sided
  • Lockable enclosure/card feeder
  • ZebraCareTM warranty programs
  • 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
  • Card input hopper (150 cards 30 mil)

  • Height (w/card hoppers): 13.2”/334 mm
  • Width (w/card hoppers): 18.75”/476 mm
  • Width (w/card hoppers, w/laminator): 30.75”/781 mm
  • Depth: 20.4”/519 mm
  • Weight (printer only): 27.5 lbs/12.5 kg
  • Weight (printer, laminator): 44 lbs/20 kg

  • Dye sublimation retransfer
  • Full color or monochrome retransfer printing
  • Single- and dual-sided printing
  • Max print speed single-side 190 cph*
  • Max print speed dual-sided 180 cph*
  • Photo quality image
  • Over-the-edge printing on standard CR80 media
  • Print speed based on click to drop, average print coverage, with USB connectivity, card per hour (cph)

Standard Features
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Single-card feed capability
  • 150 card capacity feeder (30 mil)
  • 15 card reject hopper (30 mil)
  • 100 card output hopper (30 mil)
  • i Series™ intelligent media technology
  • Auto-calibration of media
  • 21-character, 6 line LCD operator display
  • 304 dpi (12.0 dots/mm) print resolution
  • 64 MB memory standard
  • Lifetime warranty on printhead
  • 2-year limited warranty on printer
  • Microsoft® Windows® certified drivers
  • Kensington physical lock capable

  • Zebra i Series intelligent technology uses RFID tags to authenticate and automate color ribbons, transfer film and laminate
  • Media Starter Kit—1 YMCK ribbon, 1 roll of transfer film, 200 PVC cards, 2 cleaning rollers (kit not sold separately)
  • Specially designed cleaning supplies simplify preventative maintenance

Toolbox Utility Features
  • Printer configuration tools and utilities for complete control over all printer functions and features
  • Optional password protection settings and user role-based security settings prevent accidental or unauthorized driver or printer configuration changes
  • Complete technology card management enables setup and testing of all printer and encoder features and functionality
  • Printer test cards and diagnostics utilities ensure error-free printing and fast troubleshooting capabilities

True Colours i Series Ribbon
  • YMCK 4 panel: 625 images/roll
  • YMCKK 5 panel: 500 images/roll
  • YMCUvK 5 panel: 500 images/roll
  • YMCKI 5 panel: 500 images/roll
  • YMCKKI 6 panel: 415 images/roll
  • YMC 3 panel: 800 images/roll
  • Monochome black: 2500 images/roll

True Colours i Series Transfer Film
  • Clear and holographic: 1250 single-sided/625 dual-sided cards/roll

True Secure i Series Laminate
  • Linerless, waste-free 1.0 mil top and bottom laminate: 625 images/roll
  • Laminate types: clear, magnetic stripe, magnetic stripe with signature panel, smart card, and holographic wallpaper designs
  • Custom laminate with registered or wallpaper holographic images available on request

  • Downloadable SDK for custom applications
  • XML-based SDK enables third parties to quickly add advanced print and encoding features to the ZXP printer
  • Capabilities include direct access to PC/SC Smart Card encoder driver and XML-based job control print job specifications
  • Support for complete Uv printer and inhibit panel support

ZMotif Software
  • ZMotif SDK support and sample code
  • Microsoft Windows Certified Printer Drivers with toolbox utility features: Windows 8, Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista® (all 32-and 64-bit compatible), Windows XP, Windows Server® 2003 (both 32- bit compatible)
  • CardStudio card design and issuance software
  • Zebra Virtual PrintWare software support



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