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Zebra ZXP Series 8™
Retransfer Card Printer
Innovative, best-in-class retransfer card printer
Ideal for:
With best-in-class, productivityboosting, 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
patent-pending image-transfer
process. Yet even at unparalleled
print speeds, the printer achieves
superior, photo-like image quality
• ID and access-control cards
• Government-issued
driver’s licences
• National ID and voter
registration cards
• Instant issuance of financial cards
• Personalised gift, membership
and loyalty cards
• Smart cards in travel, gaming
and entertainment
that boasts rich, consistent colours
and strikingly sharp resolution.
The ZXP Series 8 printer 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.
Zebra ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Card Printer Datasheet
With fast speeds and a modular design, the printer is ideal for
applications requiring a high-quality image, high security or printing on
an uneven card.
Superior performance
Security features
• B
est-in-class throughput for printing, encoding
and laminating – due in part to the patent-pending
simultaneous two-sided retransfer process plus
efficient landscape print mode – increases your
operational efficiency without sacrificing quality
Laminator module option for single- or dual-sided
Based on Zebra’s image-processing technology,
photo-quality colour and resolution are obtained to
meet your quality and brand specifications
Transfer film easily shows tamper evidence for
built-in fraud protection
Lockable enclosure and card-feeder option
prevents unauthorised use
Kensington® lock slot to secure printer to work
•Designed inside and out to be reliable and durable
– reducing repair costs and downtime
• K-panel ribbon-destruct feature
Easy printer integration and management
Genuine Zebra supplies
ZMotif XML-based drivers and SDK make
the printer enterprise-ready, with driver and
management utility tools for easy setup and faster
deployment, saving IT time and costs
Zebra True Colours® i Series™ intelligent ribbon
and transfer film automatically calibrate printer –
increasing productivity, reducing downtime and
minimising training
Microsoft® Windows®-certified drivers ensure
application compatibility, ease of use and
investment protection in existing software
Zebra’s True Secure™ i Series laminates create
highly secure ID cards, and the patented linerless
laminate is waste-free and lowers the cost per card
USB and Ethernet connectivity interfaces are
standard for easy integration into local or
networked systems
Modular design with order-now or add-later options
Magnetic-stripe encoder
Choose Zebra for quality plastic cards in a variety
of types and materials
• For high-quality output, rely on Zebra ribbons, transfer film and laminate consumables
• Use Zebra custom design services to create a
unique laminate hologram for enhanced security
• Smart-card contact and contactless encoders
• Single- or dual-sided lamination
• 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
• Lockable enclosure and card feeder (mechanical with two keys)
• Card input hopper to easily swap out card types
Genuine Zebra supplies
Genuine Zebra supplies meet stringent quality standards and are recommended
for optimal printing quality and proper printer performance. The ZXP Series 8
printer is designed to work only with Zebra True Colours i Series ribbons, Zebra
True Colours i Series transfer film and Zebra True Secure i Series laminates.
For more information, visit www.zebra.com/zxpseries8
Zebra ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Card Printer Datasheet
Unlike traditional direct-to-card printers, which use a printhead that
prints through a ribbon directly onto the card, retransfer printers
print onto a flexible, transparent film that is then thermally bonded
to the card. In general, benefits of retransfer printing include:
• Higher image quality and print resolution
• The ability to print on uneven card surfaces such as smart cards
• True edge-to-edge printing (via over-the-edge printing). Traditional
card printers leave a white border at the edges of the card
• The ability to print on both PVC and non-PVC cards. Direct-to-card
printers require a dye-receiving surface available only with PVC cards
• More durable and abrasion-resistant cards
• Fraud protection, since the film is inherently tamper-evident
Advantages of Zebra’s innovative retransfer card printer
Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 printer achieves the fastest
print speed while maintaining top image quality,
making it the best-in-class retransfer printer
available on the market.
• Zebra achieves print speeds that far exceed any
other retransfer printer, and that are comparable to
many of the fastest direct-to-card printers on the
market today
• Zebra’s image-processing technology compensates
for image errors normally caused by high printing
Innovative hardware matched
with innovative software
The Zebra Series 8 printer is
based on leading-edge software
technology that enables highperformance printing and meets
demanding enterprise needs
for application integration
and management.
ZMotif, Zebra’s XML standardsbased printer and job-control
speeds, enabling photo-quality images and print
resolution even at increased print speeds
• Zebra’s patent-pending simultaneous dual-sided
image-transfer process applies film to both sides
of the card in a single pass, drastically reducing
the print time
The result is photo-like image quality and
best-in-class throughput for mainstream printing,
encoding and laminating – so you enjoy increased
operational efficiency.
software platform, delivers
the benefits of card printing
transparently via Windows-certified
drivers, along with an advanced
Software Development Kit (SDK)
and development tools for
application integration and printer
The ZXP toolbox application
provides a complete management
console for advanced printer
and driver configuration and
management. Features such as
user-role-based driver password
protection, configuration save and
restore capability, print logging,
and a library suite of test cards,
ensure that setup and management
of ZXP Series 8 printers are really
straightforward, whether by a single
user or via advanced multiple-printer
configurations management.
ZebraCare™ Services
Zebra CardStudio™ software
Increase printer uptime and reduce lost productivity and
unbudgeted repair costs by selecting a ZebraCare service
agreement. A cost-effective means of planning and budgeting
for your annual maintenance expenditures, your agreement
ensures that trained Zebra technicians will bring your printer
back to factory specifications. Zebra offers a variety of plans
to fit your budget and business needs.
Zebra’s CardStudio software makes designing and printing
professional-looking cards easy. With CardStudio software,
you can make the most of all the ZXP Series 8’s functionality,
including smart-card encoding and lamination.
Zebra ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Card Printer Datasheet
For more information, visit www.zebra.com/cardstudio
ZMotif software
• Dye sublimation retransfer
• Full-colour or monochrome retransfer printing
• Single- and dual-sided printing
• Max. print speed single-sided 190 cph†
• Max. print speed dual-sided 180 cph†
• Photo-quality image
• Over-the-edge printing on standard
CR-80 media
rint speed based on click to drop, average
print coverage, with USB connectivity, cards
per hour (cph).
Standard features
• USB and Ethernet connectivity
• Single-card feed and eject capability
• 150-card-capacity feeder 0.762mm (30 mil)
• 15-card reject hopper 0.762mm (30 mil)
• 100-card output hopper 0.762mm (30 mil)
• i Series intelligent media technology
• Auto-calibration of media
• 21-character, six-line LCD operator display
• 304dpi (12.0 dots/mm) print resolution
• 64MB memory standard
• Lifetime warranty on printhead
• Two-year limited warranty on printer
• Microsoft Windows-certified drivers
• Kensington physical-lock-capable
Options and accessories
• Laminator – single-sided and dual-sided
• Lockable enclosure/card feeder
• ZebraCare warranty programmes
• 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
• Card input hopper (150 cards, 0.762/30 mil)
Encoding options & specifications
• Smart-card contact station – ISO 7816
• Magnetic-stripe encoder – ISO 7811
and JIS II LoCo – JIS X6301/6302
• Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 (13.56MHz)
and ISO 7816 contact encoder
• EMV® level 1-certified
• UHF Gen 2 RFID encoder**
• FeliCa® contactless encoder**
• Encoding over Ethernet – requires ZBR-PS300
Ethernet-to-USB device server
• Microsoft Windows-certified printer drivers
supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista®,
Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008,
Windows 7
32-bit and 64-bit-compatible
Driver features
• Graphical card orientation setting to visualise
card printing setup and configuration
• Card source and card type selection
• Complete graphical control over area
and element selection of black extraction
• Auto-sensing of ribbon type, laminator and
smart-card encoding options
• K-panel destruction
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 unauthorised 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
XML-based SDK
• Downloadable SDK for custom applications
• XML-based SDK enables third parties
to quickly add advanced print and
encoding features
• 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
• Zebra i Series intelligent technology uses
RFID tags to authenticate and automate
colour 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)
• Cleaning supplies
True Colours i Series ribbon
**Coming soon
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 2010-approved (dual-sided
• Uses Zebra True Secure i Series laminates only
• Laminate for the top and bottom sold
• Custom-coded laminates available
• YMCK four-panel: 625 images/roll
• YMCKK five-panel: 500 images/roll
• YMCUvK five-panel: 500 images/roll
• YMCKI five-panel: 500 images/roll
• YMCKKI six-panel: 415 images/roll
• YMC three-panel: 800 images/roll
• Monochome black: 2,500 images/roll
True Secure i Series laminate
• Linerless & waste-free 0.0254mm (1 mil) top
and bottom laminate: 625 images/roll
• Laminate types: clear top, clear bottom,
magnetic stripe, signature, smart card
and holographic wallpaper designs
• Custom laminates available with
holographic images
• Custom-coded laminates available
Card specifications
• Card thickness: 0.762mm–1.016mm (30–40 mil)
• Card size: ISO 7810 format, Type ID-1, CR-80
• Card material: PVC and composite, ABS
cards, PET, PET-G and Teslin® composite***
• Technology cards: contact and contactless
smart cards, UHF cards***
***Please contact your Zebra reseller for
qualification of cards
Communications interfaces
• USB V2.0
• 10/100 Ethernet (encoding over Ethernet
requires ZBR PS-300 Ethernet-to-USB device
• 802.11b/g wireless connectivity option (includes
USB and Ethernet)
• Single-phase AC power
• 100V~240V AC and 50–60Hz
• Height (w/card hoppers): 334mm/13.2"
• Width (w/card hoppers): 476mm/18.75"
• Width (w/card hoppers, w/laminator):
• Depth: 519mm/20.4"
• Weight (printer only): 12.5kg/27.5lbs
• Weight (printer, laminator): 20kg/44lbs
• Operating temperature: 15ºC/59ºF to 35ºC/95ºF
• Storage temperature: -5ºC/23ºF to 55ºC/131ºF
• Operating humidity: 20% to 80% inclusive,
• Storage humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive,
• Shipping temperature: -40ºC/-40ºF to 60ºC/140ºF
• Shipping humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive,
• Media should not be above 60ºC/140ºF
for longer than 200 hours, and above 90%
relative humidity at 40ºC/104ºF for longer
than 100 hours
True Colours i Series transfer film
• Clear and holographic: 1,250 single-sided/
625 dual-sided cards/roll
NOTE: For optimum print quality and
printer performance, use of Zebra
genuine supplies is recommended.
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
©2014 ZIH Corp. CardStudio, iSeries, True Secure, ZebraCare, ZMotif, and all product names and numbers are Zebra trademarks, and Zebra, representation of Zebra Head and True Colours are registered
trademarks of ZIH Corp. All rights reserved. Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. MIFARE is a registered trademark of Philips Semiconductors Gratkorn GmbH Ltd. EMV is a registered trademark of
EMVCo, LLC. FeliCa is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Teslin is a registered trademark of PPG Industries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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