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Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED

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Item#: PBL401

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The PBL401 Pebble 4 has been discontinued. Please see the new Zenius Expert.
Looking for ribbons for your Pebble 4 printer? Please try our Supplies Finder.

Evolis Pebble 4 Support & Downloads

Evolis Pebble 4 Downloads

Visit the Evolis support page to find the latest Pebble 4 drivers and firmware
- Evolis Pebble 4 Firmware & Drivers

Evolis Pebble 4 User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Pebble 4 user manual:
- Pebble 4 User Manual

Evolis Pebble 4 Warranty Options

Extended Warranties & Registration
- Evolis Product Registration
- Extended Warranty Plans

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- See our technical support page for contact options

Evolis Pebble 4 Description

The Evolis Pebble 4 ID card printer has been discontinued, and has been replaced with the next generation Evolis Zenius Expert ID card printer.

Please see the Supplies tab for Evolis Pebble 4-specific supplies and replacement parts. Additionally, if you are looking for user manuals, support, or downloads, please see the Support & Downloads tab for more information.


The Evolis Pebble 4 single-sided printer offers precise image definition and quality with the technology options you need - all combined into one compact solution.

Product Features

  • Sleek and powerful design
    The Evolis Pebble 4 single-sided printer's modern design and aesthetic curves hide an ultra-robust product. The Evolis Pebble printer has the ability to produce 150 full color cards/hour (1000 monochrome cards/hour) with precise image definition and quality. The state-of-the-art printhead and color profile driver tool help you fine tune your colors so that they look as crisp on your cards as they do on-screen.

  • Intuitive user-interface
    The intuitive driver interface makes the Evolis Pebble printer easy to install and user-friendly. The Print Manager driver tool along with the four-light LED display guide you swiftly through your print jobs via on-screen prompts and notifications. In addition, the Evolis Pebble4 features a clamshell opening that allows easy and fast access to all printer functions, including ribbon installation and routine cleaning.

  • Cost effective supplies
    The Evolis Pebble4 is equipped with ribbon saver technology for monochrome printing. With this system, you only use the ribbon length that corresponds to the length of the image to be printed. This feature is unique to the Pebble printer and it allows you to double or even triple the capacity of your monochrome ribbons, reducing the cost per card. A half panel color ribbon is also available, and when used properly, may be up to 42% less expensive than the standard color ribbon. It is the perfect solution to printing a color photograph or logo, and black text on a pre-printed card.

  • Three year warranty
    Evolis is highly committed to the reliability of their card printers. So much so that they have equipped the Evolis Pebble with a leading three year warranty. And, that includes the printhead!

  • Optional additional feeder cartridges and manual card feeder
    Additional Evolis Pebble4 card feeder cartridges allow you to stock different card backgrounds and/or thicknesses - according to your needs - or to reduce breaks in production by simply changing an empty feeder for a full one. A manual card feeder option is also available - providing the ability to insert cards one by one.

  • Optional encoding
    The Evolis Pebble is flexible in the way that it provides options for creating feature-rich cards with the use of magnetic stripe (only available with the Ocean Blue model).

  • Optional Ethernet connectivity
    Add Ethernet to operate your card printing program on multiple PC's through a shared network. (Add Ethernet to your printer: Evolis Pebble4 with Ethernet)

  • Optional extended warranty and printer loaner plans
    ID Wholesaler's extended warranty plans include toll-free technical support, live chat support, total parts and labor replacement, and fast turn-around on printer repairs. This satisfaction-guaranteed service is handled in-house by our knowledgeable, factory-trained technical support team. Our printer loaner coverage plans provide you with a loaner printer in the event your printer needs to be sent to ID Wholesaler for repair. Printer loaner plans help ensure you won't be without a printer and your card printing can continue uninterrupted. (Add a coverage plan to your printer within the Options tab.)

Ideal Applications

  • ID badges
  • Leisure badges
  • Transit / ticketing cards
  • Membership / loyalty cards

Discover all the Evolis Pebble features in this video. The Evolis Pebble is the ideal solution for personalizing high quality single-sided ID badges.

Take a Tour of the Evolis Pebble 4 Card Printer



Evolis Pebble 4 Specifications

Printing Capability Single-sided printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card) 3.6 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Input Hopper Capacity 100
Output Hopper Capacity 50
Card Sizes Accepted CR80 - standard credit card size
Card Thickness Accepted 10-40 mil
Interface USB (optional Ethernet w/ internal print server)
Software Drivers Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Linux*
(Note: Mac and Linux drivers are downloadable from the Evolis website)

*For specifications on Linux version compatibility, please refer to the printer brochure or call us at (800) 321-4405 x2.
Warranty 3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited passes with proper maintenance & Evolis-approved supplies)
Weight & Dimensions 13 lbs (5.9 kg), 9.25'' x 7.55'' x 15.59'' (235mm x 192mm x 396mm)
Printer Includes USB cable
Power supply and power supply cable
Quick start guide
Quick operating guide
User's guide
CD with drivers and documentation - Mac drivers are available via download
Cleaning starter kit5 cleaning cards
1 cleaning towel
1 cleaning swab
Warranty terms and safety regulations document
Printer Options Encoding -Manual card feeder
Additional card feeder - 100-card capacity (30 mil)
Ethernet TCP-IP and USB
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

Your Approximate Cost per Printed Card

  MSRP Our Price You Save
Single (k) $0.12 $0.09 $0.03
Single (YMCKO) $0.43 $0.34 $0.09

Evolis Pebble 4 Printer Models

Part Number Color USB Interface Ethernet Magnetic Encoding Smart Card Contact Station Contactless Encoding
PBL401OCU Ocean Blue        
PBL401FRU Fire Red        
PBL401JGU Jungle Green        
PBL401OCH Ocean Blue      
PBL401FRH Fire Red      
PBL401JGH Jungle Green      
PBL401OCU-M Ocean Blue      
PBL401FRU-M Fire Red      
PBL401JGU-M Jungle Green      
PBL401OCH-M Ocean Blue    
PBL401FRH-M Fire Red    
PBL401JGH-M Jungle Green    
PBL401OCH-OS Ocean Blue      
PBL401FRH-OS Fire Red      
PBL401JGH-OS Jungle Green      
PBL401OCH-00AC Ocean Blue      
PBL401FRH-00AC Fire Red      
PBL401JGH-00AC Jungle Green      

Note: Need help? Just ask. Call (800) 321-4405 or Chat now.


Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews Express
 
4.6

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (36)
  • Quiet (27)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Great print quality (20)
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards (19)

Cons

  • Noisy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mid-level printing volume (16)
  • Office (14)
  • Low volume printing (7)
  • Occassional printing (7)
  • Photos and graphics (7)
    • Primary Card Uses:
    • Photo ID (18), Membership cards (8), Access control (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (10), New to card printing (9), Some experience with card printing (8), Card printing advanced user (7), Gearhead (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (15)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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5.0

TERRIFIC PRINTER

By SSP

from LAWRENCE, KS

About Me Some experience with card printing

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards
  • Easy to set up
  • Great print quality
  • Quiet
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mid-level printing volume

    Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

    PRINTER IS USED TO PRINT ID BADGES FOR DEPARTMENT. WORKS GREAT, IS QUIET AND FAST.

    • Primary Card Uses:
    • Access control, Photo ID
     
    5.0

    Fast and Efficient

    By Midge

    from Reston, VA

    About Me Card printing advanced user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to load ribbon or cards
    • Easy to set up
    • Great print quality
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High volume printing

      Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

      This machine is used on a daily basis. Average 20 badges a day.

      • Primary Card Uses:
      • Photo ID
       
      4.0

      Evolis Printer excellent for ID Cards

      By cbill7

      from Salt Lake City, Utah

      About Me Some experience with card printing

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to clean
      • Easy to load ribbon or cards
      • Easy to set up
      • Great print quality
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Small footprint

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Low volume printing

        Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

        The real negative is that the USB connection is off to the side and is easily bumped and damaged. It would be better located in the back of the printer.

        • Primary Card Uses:
        • Photo ID
         
        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Nestor G

        from New York

        About Me New to card printing

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to clean
        • Easy to set up
        • Easy to Transport
        • Quiet
        • Small footprint

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Custom printing
          • Low volume printing
          • Mid-level printing volume
          • Occassional printing

          Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

          We have had a few of these for a few years now, and besides scheduled cleanings and supply replenishment, there is nothing we need to do to these little printers. Great hardware.

          • Primary Card Uses:
          • Access control, Membership cards
           
          5.0

          I love my Evolis Pebble 4!

          By Melissa

          from Arlington, TX

          About Me Some experience with card printing

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to clean
          • Easy to load ribbon or cards
          • Easy to set up
          • Great print quality
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Small footprint

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mid-level printing volume
            • Occassional printing

            Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

            I am so happy that I found the Evolis Pebble 4! I print ID badges for my vendors and have found the perfect fit. It's small, quiet and quick, plus the replacement ribbons are affordable. I was able to find the best product for us at a reasonable price!

            • Primary Card Uses:
            • Photo ID
             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By Danielle

            from Millbrook, AL

            About Me New to card printing

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to load ribbon or cards
            • Easy to set up
            • Great print quality
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mid-level printing volume

              Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

              I was new to card printing when I purchased this machine and I found it very easy to catch on. The customer service was very helpful with any questions I had. I highly recommend this product.

              • Primary Card Uses:
              • Membership cards
               
              5.0

              Best product ever

              By Kiki

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me First time user, New to card printing

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to clean
              • Easy to load ribbon or cards
              • Easy to set up
              • Great print quality
              • No issues
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • High volume printing
              • Low volume printing
              • Mid-level printing volume
              • Occassional printing

              Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

              We use this product mainly for ID badges. Occasionally we use the machine to make salad bar purchase cards, and purchase cards to buy items from our company store.
              This machine can be used for a large variety of needs and it is easy to create your own designs

              • Primary Card Uses:
              • Photo ID, Punch cards, Purchase cards
               
              5.0

              Life Saver!

              By Jen

              from Florida

              About Me Card printing advanced user

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to load ribbon or cards
              • Easy to set up
              • Great print quality
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mid-level printing volume

                Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                Used for printing seasonal passes and employee badges. Over 80 cards printed a day on average. Pebble 4 is quick, efficient, and reliable. The pictures are always clear. By far best card printer I've used.

                • Primary Card Uses:
                • Membership cards, Photo ID
                 
                5.0

                Great printer

                By health club

                from Norwell, MA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                    very reliable.

                     
                    5.0

                    Evolis Pebble

                    By Jeanne

                    from Yorkville IL

                    About Me Card printing advanced user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to clean
                    • Easy to load ribbon or cards
                    • Easy to set up
                    • Great print quality
                    • Reliable
                    • Small footprint

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mid-level printing volume

                      Comments about Evolis Pebble 4 PBL401 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                      We use this to make out employee and student ID's. It has been very helpful and easy to use. Great product!

                      • Primary Card Uses:
                      • Photo ID

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