Zebra | Z82-A0AC0000EM00 | Datasheet | Zebra ZXP Series 8

ZXP Series 8™ retransfer
card printer
Innovative, best-in-class retransfer card printer
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 patentpending 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™ 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.
Ideal for
• ID and access control cards
• Government-issued driver’s licenses
• National ID and voter registration cards
• People-tracking in high-security areas
• Instant issuance of ATM/credit/smart cards
• Personalized gift, membership and
loyalty cards
• Smart cards in travel, gaming and
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.zebracard.com/zxpseries8
ZXP Series 8
Superior performance
• Best-in-class throughput for printing, encoding and laminating—due in part to the patentpending simultaneous 2-sided retransfer process plus efficient landscape print mode—increases
your operational efficiency without sacrificing quality.
• Based on Zebra’s image-processing technology, photo-quality image and print resolution are
obtained to meet your quality and brand specifications.
• Designed inside and out to be reliable and durable—reducing repair costs and downtime.
Easy printer integration and management
• ZMotif XML-based drivers and SDK makes the printer enterprise-ready with driver and
management utility tools for easy setup and faster deployment—saving IT time and costs.
• Microsoft® Windows® certified drivers ensure application compatibility, ease of use, and
investment protection in existing software infrastructures.
• A variety of connectivity interfaces are available for easy integration into local or networked
systems—USB, Ethernet, and 802.11b/g wireless.
Modular design with order-now or add-later options
• Magnetic stripe encoder
• Smart card contact and contactless encoders
• UHF Gen 2 RFID encoder
• Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
Security features
• 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 prevents unauthorized use
• Kensington® lock slot to secure printer to work environment
Genuine Zebra supplies
• Zebra True Colours® i Series™ intelligent ribbon and transfer film
automatically calibrate printer—increasing productivity, reducing downtime,
and minimizing training.
• 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.
• Choose Zebra for quality plastic cards in a variety of types
and materials.
• For high-quality cards, rely on Zebra ribbons,
transfer film and laminate consumables.
Innovative Hardware
Matched with
Innovative Software
The Zebra ZXP Series 8 printer is based
on new leading-edge software technology
that enables high-performance printing and
meets demanding enterprise needs for
application integration and management.
ZMotif, Zebra’s new XML standards-based
printer and job control software language,
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 new ZMotif 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 a snap—
whether by a single user or via advanced
multiple printer configurations management.
About retransfer printing technology
Unlike traditional dye sublimation
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-theedge printing). Traditional card printers must
leave a white border because printing out to
the edge would damage the printhead.
• The ability to print on non-PVC cards. Dye
sublimation requires a porous surface
available only through PVC cards.
• More durable and abrasion-resistant cards
• Fraud protection, since the film is inherently
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
• Zebra achieves print speeds that far exceed any
retransfer printer, and that are comparable to many
of the fastest direct-to-card printers on the market
• Zebra’s image-processing technology compensates
for image errors normally caused by high printing
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-inclass throughput for mainstream printing, encoding
and laminating—so you enjoy increased operational
Specifications at a glance*
ZMotif software
Card specifications
• 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 170 cph*
• Photo quality image
• Over-the-edge printing on standard CR80 media
Microsoft Windows Certified Printer Drivers
Supported: Windows XP*, Windows Vista®*,
Windows Server® 2003*
*32 bit and 64 bit compatible
• 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, Teslin® composite, and polycarbonate
(30 mil to 40 mil)
• Specialty cards: transparent (IR-blocked) or
translucent card 30 mil (clear and colored)
• Technology cards: contact and contactless smart
cards, UHF cards
* Print speed based on click to drop, average print
coverage, with USB connectivity, card per hour (cph).
Standard features
• USB and Ethernet-ready (firmware pending**)
• 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
Optional features
• Laminator—single-sided and dual-sided**
• Lockable enclosure/card feeder
• Extended product warranty programs
• 1 GB Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless connectivity**
Encoding options & specifications
• Smart card contact station—ISO 7816
• Magnetic stripe encoder—ISO 7811 and JIS-II (high
and low coercivity)
• Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 (13.56 MHz) and
ISO 7816 contact encoder
• Combined ISO 15693 HID® iClass® (13.56MHz) and
ISO 7816 contact encoder**
• Combined HID Prox reader (125 kHz) and contact
• UHF Gen 2 RFID encoder**
Driver features:
• Graphical card orientation setting to visualize card
printing setup and configuration
• Card source selection
• 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
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
XML-based SDK:
• 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
• 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, cleaning rolls (2 per ribbon)
• Cleaning supplies
True Colours ribbon
• YMCK 4 panel color with resin black: 625 images/roll
• YMCKK 5 panel color: 500 images/roll
• YMC 3 panel color: 825 images/roll**
• YMCuVK 5 panel color: 500 images/roll**
• Monochrome (black, gold, silver): 2500 images/roll**
True Colours transfer film
• Clear and holographic**: 1250 images/roll
Communications interfaces
• USB V2.0
• 10/100 Ethernet-ready
• Single-phase AC power
• 100V~240V AC and 50-60 HZ
• Height (printer only): 11.9"/303 mm
• Height (w/card feeder): 13.2"/334 mm
• Width: 14"/356 mm
• Width (w/card feeder): 14.9"/379 mm
• Width (w/card feeder, w/laminator): 25.8"/656 mm
• Depth: 20.4"/519 mm
• Weight (printer only): 27.5 lbs/12.5 kg
• Operating Temperature: 59º F/15º C to 77º F/25º C
• Storage Temperature: 23º F/-5º C to 131º F/55º C
• Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% inclusive,
• Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive,
• Shipping Temperature: -40º F/-40º C to 140º F/60º C
• Shipping Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive,
• 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 Zebra genuine supplies is
True Secure laminate
• Linerless & waste-free 1.0 mil laminate:
625 images/roll
• Laminate types: clear full coverage, clear for
magnetic stripe cards, clear for contact smart cards
• Custom laminates available with holographic images
and UV images
**Available in future release
Corporate Headquarters +1 800 423 0442
E-mail: inquiry4@zebra.com
Asia-Pacific Headquarters
+65 6858 0722
E-mail: apacchannelmarketing@zebra.com
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
©2009 ZIH Corp. CardSense, i Series, True Secure and all product
names and numbers are Zebra trademarks, and Zebra, the Zebra
head graphic 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,
Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. MIFARE is a registered trademark of Philips
Semiconductors Gratkorn GMBH Ltd. Teslin is a registered trademark
of PPG Industries. HID and iClass are registered trademarks of HID
Global Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.
EMEA Headquarters
+44 (0)1628 556000
E-mail: mseurope@zebra.com
Latin America Headquarters
+1 847 955 2283
E-mail: inquiry4@zebra.com
USA: California, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Asia Pacific: Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Florida (USA), Mexico Africa/Middle East: Russia,
South Africa, United Arab Emirates
GSA#: GS-35F-0268N
P1010491 (10/09)
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