Zebra ZXP Series 8  ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer

Vendor: zebra Item#: Z81-000C0000US00 View brochure

When you have high-volume, professional ID cards to print, you need the Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer. You can create both vivid color and monochrome cards on demand with picture perfect image quality that looks more like glossy magazine prints than ID photos. This retransfer printer is perfect for printing on uneven card surfaces like smart cards, and you can add plenty of functionality like encoding options as needed.

Printing, Encoding, Laminating

You get it all with the Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer. You also get increased throughput and flatness without sacrificing quality. Your ID cards will present the most professional image thanks to Zebra’s image-processing technology, photo-quality color, and resolution.

Easy Setup and Fast Deployment

The Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer is enterprise-ready with driver and management utility tools, saving you valuable IT time and costs. USB and Ethernet connectivity are standard features, and the optional WiFi makes it easy to integrate into your local, networked, or wireless systems.

Plenty of Security

The laminator module option offers either single- or double-sided lamination to keep your cards protected and increase their lifespan. Transfer film is tamper-resistant for fraud protection, and the lockable enclosure and card feeder prevents unauthorized use.

Ideal Applications

  • High & Mid-Volume Applications
  • High Security ID & Access Control Cards
  • Government ID
  • Secure & Batch Issuance


  • Printer auto lock on power-up initialization
  • Application-specific and software SDK printer unlock command for card input, reject bin and printer
  • Mechanical security lock and key override with unlock override thumbwheel
  • Obscured, locked access 150 card capacity feeder (30 mil)
  • Locked access 15 card reject hopper (30 mil)
  • Obscured 100 card output hopper (30 mil)
  • Kensington physical lock capable
  • AES 128 encryption of encoding data
  • Printer driver/SDK phase key for printer/driver authentication
  • K panel ribbon overwrite feature protects unauthorized access to sensitive print data


  • 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


  • Dye sublimation retransfer
  • Full color or monochrome retransfer printing
  • Single- and dual-sided printing
  • Max print speed single-sided 190 cards / hour
  • Max print speed dual-sided 180 cards / hour
  • Photo quality image
  • Over-the-edge printing on standard CR80 media


  • Zebra i Series intelligent technology uses RFID tags to authenticate and automate color ribbons and transfer film
  • Specially designed cleaning supplies simplify preventative maintenance

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
  • Monochome black: 2500 images/roll

True Colours i Series Transfer Film

Clear and holographic: 1250 single-sided/625 dual-sided cards/roll

Card Compatibility

For optimum card quality and printer performance, use genuine Zebra card supplies.

  • Support for EMV certified cards
  • 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 and polycarbonate
  • Specialty cards: transparent (IR-blocked) or translucent card 30 mil (clear and colored)
  • Technology cards: contact and contactless smart cards, UHF cards



  • Operating Temperature: 59ºF to 77ºF/15ºC to 25ºC
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: 23ºF to 131ºF/-5ºC to 55ºC
  • Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Shipping Temperature: -40ºF to 140ºF/-40ºC to 60ºC
  • Shipping Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Media should not be above 140ºF/60ºC for longer than 200 hours, and above 90% relative humidity at 104ºF/40ºC for longer than 100 hours


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


  • Length: 20.4/519 mm
  • Width With hoppers: 18.75/476 mm
  • Height With hoppers: 13.2/334 mm
  • Weight 27.5 lbs/12.5 kg


  • 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


Microsoft Windows Certified Printer Drivers Supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit compatible

Zmotif 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 and smart card encoding options