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What are the Main Features Available in Zebra Printers?

Zebra Card Printers offer ID card printing solutions for a diverse range of applications. Zebra's reputation for innovation and value allows for consistent delivery of the highest quality products and services for plastic card personalization applications.

  • ZXP Series 1 - A single-sided printer designed for entry-level, low-volume card printing.
  • ZXP Series 3 - Ideal for low- to mid-volume card printing, the ZXP Series 3 is available as a single- or dual-sided printer.
  • ZXP Series 7 - For high-volume printing applications, the ZXP Series 7 features high quality printing with built-in Ethernet and optional encoding and single- or dual-side lamination.
  • ZXP Series 8 - The ZXP Series 8 features high-quality retransfer printing technology with optional single- or dual-sided lamination.
What's the Difference Between a Single-Sided and a Dual-Sided Zebra Printer?

Simply put, a single-sided printer prints on one side of your cards and a dual-sided printer prints on both sides of your cards in one process.

Choose a single-sided Zebra printer if you will be creating ID cards with limited cardholder information.

Choose a dual-sided Zebra printer if you want the front of your cards to remain clean and uncluttered; printing some of your card-holder info on the back of your cards will keep the front of your cards looking their best!

Many customers ask if it is possible to print on both sides of the card with a single-sided printer by manually flipping the cards and sending them back through the printer. While technically it is possible, it's not recommended. Printing on both sides of the card with a single-sided printer will expose the printhead to dust, debris, and oil from your fingertips, which can cause expensive printhead damage. Plus, damage to a printhead from non-standard use will void warranty coverage, costing you more in the long run.

Why Would I Need to Laminate my Plastic Cards?

If you recall the old days of cutting and pasting an ID card together, lamination may confuse you a bit. You might wonder why you would need lamination when printing directly to plastic.

In plastic card printing, lamination is a clear protective layer that is applied over the top of your printed cards by a printer with lamination capability. It offers three primary benefits to a plastic ID card:

Lamination extends the life of your card by protecting it from wear, such as being swiped in a magnetic stripe reader.

Lamination protects your cards from fading and dye migration when exposed to the sun.

Holographic lamination increases the security of your cards by making them difficult to copy.

The Zebra ZXP Series 7 and ZXP Series 8 printers offer the ability to laminate your cards. Choose a laminating Zebra card printer if your cards will be swiped in a mag stripe reader or will be worn in harsher environments, such as in the sun. Lamination will protect your cards from fading and extend their life--so you'll need to reprint cards less frequently, saving you time and supply costs!

What is a Retransfer Printer?

Many experienced card printer users are familiar with the white border that direct-to-card printers leave around the edge of cards. Retransfer printers, on the other hand, produce "over-the-edge" prints that cover the entire surface of your cards.

Direct-to-card printers print directly to the surface of cards. Any uneven surface of a card--including coming in contact with the edge of a card--can cause expensive printhead damage.

Retransfer printers, like the Zebra ZXP Series 8, print your card image to a clear retransfer film that is then fused onto the surface of the card. With this process, the printhead does not come in direct contact with your card, allowing you to print over the edge of your cards and to a wider variety of card surfaces including proximity cards, smart cards, pre-punched cards and key tag cards. Another benefit: retransfer printers produce imagery with rich, vibrant, saturated colors.

Choose the Zebra ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer if your card design needs to print "over-the-edge" or if you will be printing on technology cards (smart cards, prox cards, etc.).