ZXP Series 8

ZXP 8 Series
Translucent card cover
Allows you to see when supplies are low.
Angled card feeder
Revolutionary design means fewer rejected cards.
Printhead bracket
Opens wide for easy ribbon access

With Zebra’s innovative ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer, users can achieve industry-best throughput while maintaining top image quality. The ZXP Series 8 is ideal for printing on uneven card surfaces, such as smart cards, or for when the application calls for very high image quality or cards that are more durable and abrasion resistant.

    Key Benefits
    • Higher image quality and print resolution
    • True edge-to-edge printing (via over-the-edge printing)
    • The ability to print on non-PVC cards
    • Fraud protection, since the film is inherently tamper-evident
    Used For:
    • ID and access control cards

      Government-issued driver’s licenses

      National ID and voter registration cards

      Instant issuance of financial cards

      Personalized gift, membership and loyalty cards

      Smart cards in travel, gaming and entertainment




  • True edge-to-edge printing (via over-the-edge printing)
  • Superb image quality and print resolution
  • High durability and abrasion resistance
  • Fraud protection (tamper-evident retransfer film)

Standard Features
  • Dye sublimation retransfer
  • Single-card feed capability
  • 21-character, 6-line LCD operator display
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Two year limited printer, and lifetime printhead warranty
  • 304 dpi (12 dots/mm) print resolution
  • Uses True Colours i Series intelligent media

Printer Specifications

Single or Dual-sided Printing
Color Capability: Full Color or Monochrome
Print Method: Retransfer
Dual-sided (single pass)
Card Feeder: Single Card Feeder, Integrated Card Feeder
Card Feeder/Hopper Capacity

  • 150 card capacity card feeder (30 mil)
  • 100 card output hopper (30 mil)

Memory: 64 MB memory (standard)

Print speed

  • 190 cards/hr Single-sided print (YMC)
  • 180 cards/hr Dual-sided print (YMCK)

Media Characteristics


  • Zebra True Colours i Series ribbons with intelligent RFID technology to authenticate and automate ribbons
  • YMCK ribbon – 625 images/roll
  • YMCKK ribbon – 500 images/roll
  • YMCUvK – 500 images/roll
  • YMCKI – 500 images/roll
  • YMCKKI – 415 images/roll
  • YMC – 800 images/roll
  • Monochrome Black – 2500 images/roll

Transfer Film Zebra True Colours i Series transfer film: 1250 images/roll single-side, 625 images/roll dual-sided

Operating Characteristics

Operating temperature: 59° F (15° C) to 95° F (35° C)
Storage temperatures: 23° F (-5° C) to 131° F (55° C)
Operating humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Electrical: 100-240V AC and 50-60 Hz
Auto-sensing single-phase AC power

Physical Characteristics

Width: 18.75" (476 mm)
Height: 13.2" (334 mm)
Depth: 20.4" (519 mm)
Weight: 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

Related Products

Card Encoding Options

  • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811, 3 tracks, HiCo/LoCo
  • Smart card contact station ISO 7816
  • EMV level 1 Combined MIFARE ISO 14443 (13.56 HHz) contactless and ISO 7816 contact encoder


  • Lockable enclosure
  • Extended warranty programs

Communication and Interface Capabilities

  • USB V2.0 (standard)
  • 10/100 Ethernet (standard)
  • 802.11 b/g wireless (option)

Programming Languages

Core programming language: XML

Bar Codes/Symbologies

Linear: Other Symbologies via Windows Driver
Fonts and Graphics: True Type or other type fonts via Windows driver

Card Detail

Card Types

  • EMV Certified
  • PVC, Composite PVC, ABS, PET, PET-G, Teslin Composite
  • Specialty cards: transparent, translucent (clear and colored)
  • Technology cards: contact smart, contactless smart, UHF RFID

Card Size: CR-80 size, ISO 7810 format, Type 1D-1
Card Thickness: 30 mil – 40 mil


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Case Studies

City College of San Francisco

Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles