Zebra ZXP Series 3 Dual Sided ID Card Printer


ZXP Series 3 Card Printer

Zebra’s ZXP Series 3™ direct-to-card printer provides an array of features, outstanding print quality, and a low cost of ownership. The ZXP Series 3 offers a wide range of high capacity ribbon options, along with the capability to select the card thickness that is right for the application. And, when paired with Zebra’s eco-friendly media,

the ZXP Series 3 is the most cost-effective printing solution in its class.

The ZXP Series 3 offers vivid, high-quality full color and monochrome printing on single- or dual-sided cards. Operating the ZXP Series

3 is simplified with an intuitive design, color touch points, and quick-replace higher capacity Load-N-Go™ smart ribbons, which are now eco-friendly using less plastic and more biodegradable material. Zebra’s ZRaster™ host-based image processing technology enables high speed printing — without sacrificing image quality.

The printer’s compact design makes it the right choice for tight work spaces. Smart card and magnetic stripe encoding options allow the ZXP Series 3 to meet the needs of a variety of markets and applications, including ID and access control cards as well as personalized gift, membership and loyalty cards. Standard Kensington™ lock feature and optional enclosure lock make the ZXP Series 3 ideal for secure card printing solutions.

Print Touch

The ZXP Series 3 includes Zebra® Print Touch™, an embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) chip and software. Just hold your NFC enabled smartphone up to the Zebra Print Touch logo on the printer to read key printer information and launch web-based help pages.

Genuine Zebra Supplies

Genuine Zebra supplies meet stringent quality standards and are recommended for optimal printing quality and proper printer performance.

CardStudio Software

Zebra’s CardStudio™ is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-operate complete card design and card issuance software suite. It makes designing and printing high quality photo ID cards and other cards easy, with basic to advanced features, and support for all Zebra card printers. For more information, visit www.zebra.com/cardstudio.

ZXP Series 3 Specifications


ZXP Series 3


True Colours® ix Series™ ZXP 3 high-performance ribbons with intelligent media technology

High capacity, eco-friendly Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon cartridges

ZRaster™ host-based image processing

Auto calibration of ribbon

USB connectivity

Microsoft® Certified Windows® drivers

Print Touch NFC tag for online printer documentation and tools

100 card covered feeder (30 mil)

45 card capacity output hopper (30 mil)

16-character LCD operator control display

300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution

Two-year warranty on printer

Two-year (unlimited passes) original printhead

One-year hot swap (U.S. only)

Kensington® secure lock slot


Dye-sublimation thermal transfer direct to card

Full color or monochrome printing

Single- or dual-sided printing

700cards / hour monochrome single-sided

195cards / hour single-sided YMCKO

140cards / hour dual-sided YMCKOK

Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 media


NOTE: The ZXP Series 3 printer is designed to work only with Zebra True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons

Zebra intelligent technology automatically detects and authenticates ribbon Integrated cleaning roller included with each ribbon

Media Starter Kit (single-sided): 1 YMCKO ribbon, 200 30-mil PVC cards Specially designed cleaning supplies simplify preventive maintenance

True Colours ix Series ZXP 3 Ribbons

YMCKO: 280 images/roll

½ YMCKO: 400 images/roll

YMCKOK: 230 images/roll

KdO: 700 images/roll

KrO: 700 images/roll

Black Monochrome: 2000 images/roll

Red Monochrome: 1700 images/roll

Blue Monochrome: 1700 images/roll

Gold Monochrome: 1600 images/roll

Silver Monochrome: 1600 images/roll

White Monochrome: 1400 images/roll

Card Compatibility

For optimum card quality and printer performance, use genuine Zebra card supplies. For more information, visit www.zebra.com/cards.

Card Thickness: 10-40 mil

Card Size: CR-80, ISO 7810 format, Type ID-1

Card Material: PVC and PVC composite

Smart Card Contact — ISO 7816-1,2,3,4

Smart Card Contactless MIFARE® ISO 14443A/B

Spot color or monochrome print only on < 20 mil card thickness



Operating Temperature: 60ºF to 86ºF/15ºC to 30ºC


Operating Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing


Storage Temperature: 23ºF to 131ºF/-5ºC to 55ºC


Storage Humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing


Media Storage:


• Temperature: 41ºF to 77ºF/5ºC to 25ºC


• Humidity: 35% to 65% non-condensing


• Do not store in direct sunlight




Auto-switching single-phase AC power


Operating range: 90-132VAC and 190-264VAC RMS


Frequency range: 47-63 Hz


FCC Class A





14.5" (368 mm)




9.3" (236 mm)




7.9" (200 mm)




11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)




USB V2.0 (cable included) — standard

Built-in 10/100 Ethernet — optional*


CardStudio card design and issuance software

Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Vista® (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32 bit), Windows 7® (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8® and Win 8 Pro (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)

Please see www.zebra.com for up to-date listing of supported systems.


Built-in 10/100 Ethernet connectivity*

Manual card feeder bezel

Zebra OneCare extended product warranty programs

Lockable enclosure with opaque output bin*

Encoding Options and Specifications

Magnetic stripe encoder — ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded); tracks 1, 2 and 3; high and low coercivity; stripe down; 30 mil cards only

ISO 7816 smart card contact station for third-party external contact encoders*

Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 (13.56 MHz) contactless and ISO 7816 Contact Encoder with EMV level 1 certification and PC/SC compliance (includes 50 card capacity [30 mil] output hopper)*

Encoding over USB and Ethernet


The ZXP Series 3 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 2 (two) years from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit: www.zebra.com/warranty.


The Zebra OneCare Service portfolio of Essential, Select and Premier maximizes the availability and productivity of your devices. Key features include 24/7 technical support, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement and software updates. Optional Visibility Services are available. For more information go to www.zebra.com/zebraonecare.

For optimum print quality and printer performance, use genuine Zebra supplies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

*Field upgradeable options

Ideal for These Applications


Employee and student ID cards

Access control cards

Retail / Hospitality

Loyalty cards

Gift cards

Membership cards

Financial Services

Instant issuance financial cards

  • Model: Zebra ZXP Series 3 Dual Sided ID Card Printer
  • Manufacturer: Made In US

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