ZXP Series 7 Card Printers

Using the latest in Zebra card-printing technology, the ZXP Series 7 provides high-quality card printing. The ZXP Series 7 printer has an innovative design. It automatically adjusts to the thickness of the card, and ribbon loading is easy. With colour-coded guides and a clear LCD control panel, it’s simple for anyone to use. For partners and customers who would like to use a Zebra card printer with their smartcard encoding application, please contact your Account Manager or a Zebra approved smartcard ISV for integration support.

Print outstanding, high-quality cards using the latest in card-printing technology with Zebra’s ZXP Series 7™ card printer. Get fast and reliable performance along with exceptional value with printer’s lower total cost of ownership. Time after time, it prints sharp vivid cards with precise color control.

The ZXP Series 7 printer has an innovative design. It automatically adjusts to the thickness of the card, and ribbon loading is easy. With color-coded guides and a clear LCD control panel, it’s simple for anyone to use. Locking mechanisms protect the printer and media, and software provides further security by tracking and restricting activities as required.


Complete Large Print Jobs Quickly

The ZXP Series 7 Pro is specifically designed for service bureaus and governments to quickly issue large quantities of secure identification cards with photo-quality images. It offers larger card hoppers, synchronized supplies and cards and allows you to produce more cards in less time. And, it’s less expensive to own than any other printer in its category.



Card After Card

Built to meet your demanding business environment, the ZXP Series 7 printer features a robust design and premium out-of-the-box performance for a wide range of environments and applications. It generates near-photographic print quality and color depth using photo-print technology, along with edge-to-edge printing. Add lamination to ensure card security and lengthen the life of images.


Print More Cards Faster

Reduce wait time with fast print speeds, including click-to-drop and batch printing. The ZXP Series 7 offers the fastest throughput with simultaneous dual-sided lamination and the ability to process up to three jobs at the same time (encoding, printing and laminating simultaneously). Add more speed with ix Series™ ribbons, developed for faster printing.


Easy Setup and Low Maintenance

Easily integrate and maintain your ZXP Series 7 printer with smart features such as simplified ribbon loading and operation, high-capacity media and synchronized ribbon and laminate rolls. Deploy printers quickly with Windows® drivers, ZMotif™ SDK and networking options.

Printer Names

ZXP Series 7
ZXP Series 7 Pro
Standard Features
• 300 dpi/11.8 dots per mm print resolution
• USB 2.0 and Ethernet 10/100 connectivity
• Microsoft® Windows Certified drivers
• 15-card reject hopper (30 mil)
• ZXP Series 7 and Series 7 Pro: 250-card input capacity feeder (30 mil)
• ZXP Series 7: 100-card output hopper (30 mil)
• ZXP Series 7 Pro: 250 First-in, First-out mechanical output hopper
• Single-card feed capability
• ix Series intelligent media technology
• 21-character x 6-line LCD operator display with configurable soft keys
• Kensington® physical lock slot
• Two-year limited warranty on printer and printhead
Printing and Laminating Specifications
Color dye sublimation or monochrome thermal-transfer printing
• Single- and dual-sided printing
• Near photographic print quality
• Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 media
• Simultaneous printing, encoding, and laminating capability
• One-pass single- and dual-sided wasteless lamination
• 1375 cards / hour monochrome single-sided or 555 cards / hour dual sided printing
• 300 cards / hour full-color YMCKO single-sided printing
• 225 cards / hour full-color YMCKOK dual-sided printing
• 270 cards / hour full-color YMCKO single-sided printing with laminationNOTE: Printing throughput (cards per hour) based on batch printing with USB connectivity. Times may vary depending on the computer configuration.

Media Specifications

Zebra’s intelligent technology RFID tags authenticate and automate ix Series ribbons and i Series laminates
Card cleaning rollers included with each ribbon carton
Specially designed cleaning supplies simplify preventative maintenanceTrue Colours ix Series Ribbons

• YMCKO: 250 or 750 images / roll
• YMCUvK: 750 images / roll
• YMCKOK: 250 or 750 images / roll
• ½-panel YMC, full KO: 1250 images / roll
• KdO and KrO: 2000 images / roll
• WrKr: 2000 images / roll
• Blue, red, gold, silver monochrome: 5000 images / roll
• Black monochrome: 2500 or 5000 images / roll
• White monochrome: 4000 images / roll
• Scratch-off gray: 3250 images / roll
• Other colors available on request

True Secure i Series Laminates

• Linerless waste-free 1.0 mil top and bottom laminate: 750 images / roll
• Laminate types: clear, magnetic stripe, smart card, and holographic wallpaper designs
• Custom laminates with registered or wallpaper holographic images available on request

Card Compatibility

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

• Card thickness: 10 – 50 mil (0.25 – 1.27 mm)
• Card thickness for lamination: 30 mil (0.76 mm)
• Card size: CR-80, ISO 7810 format, Type ID-1
• Card material: PVC and composite, ABS cards, PET, PET-G, PET-F, PETix, and Teslin® composite
• Technology cards: contact and contactless smart cards
• Specialty cards: adhesive backed, signature panel, transparent cards with IR-blocker



Operating Characteristics
Environmental Operating Temperature: 59ºF to 95ºF/15ºC to 35ºC
Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage Temperature: 23ºF to 158ºF/-5ºC to 70º C
Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Media Storage:

  • Temperature: 41ºF to 86ºF/5ºC to 30ºC
  • Humidity: 30% to 50% non-condensing
  • Do not store in direct sunlight
Electrical Auto-switching single-phase AC power
90V – 264V AC and 47 – 63Hz (50 – 60Hz nominal)
FCC Class A

Markets and Applications



Healthcare and Education

  • Employee and student ID cards
  • Employee access control cards


Hospitality and Retail

  • Gaming, loyalty / membership / gift cards
  • Sports and entertainment


High Security

  • Government credentials
  • Secure access control
  • Financial services

Physical Characteristics


Dimensions ZXP Series 7:
Printer only: 12 in. H x 10.9 in. L x 27.5 in. W
306 mm H x 277 mm D x 699 mm W
Printer with laminator: 12 in. H x 10.9 in. L x 38 in. W
306 mm H x 277 mm D x 964 mm W
ZXP Series 7 Pro:
Printer only: 13.75 in. H x 10.9 in. L x 28.25 in. W
349 mm H x 277 mm D x 718 mm W
Weight ZXP Series 7:
Printer only: 26.9 lbs/12.2 kg
Printer with laminator: 39.5 lbs/17.9 kg
ZXP Series 7 Pro:
Printer only: 31.7 lbs/14.4 kg
Printer with laminator: 44.3 lbs/20.1 kg


Communication and Interface Capabilities


  • USB 2.0
  • USB supports plug-and-play printer identification
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 802.11b/g wireless option

Software Tools


ZMotif SDK support and sample code available
Windows 7® (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows 8® (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8.1® (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)
CardStudio card design and issuance softwareNOTE: Please see
for up to-date listing of supported systems.

Optional Features


• Single and dual-sided laminator
• Optional contact/contactless SmartCard encoding option module
• FIPS 201 compliant dual-sided laminator (only for North America)
• Lockable enclosures and card feeder
• Extended product warranty programs
• 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
• 1D barcode scanner
• Duo-Print upgrade kitEncoding Options and Specifications

• Magnetic stripe encoder — AAMVA and ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded, tracks 1, 2, and 3, high and low coercivity)
• ISO 7816 Smart Card Contact Station for third-party external contact encoders
• Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 A and B (13.56MHz) contactless and ISO 7816 Contact Encoder with EMV level 1 certification, and PC/SC compliance
• EPCglobal® Gen 2 UHF RFID encoder

Zebra Synchronized Supplies for Operational Efficiency and Lower Costs


Color Print Operations  Ribbon Media
750 Images per ribbon**
250 Card Capacity Input and Output Hopper
3X synchronized card input and ouput:
250 cards (x3) = 750 = 3 full card feeder cassettes per YMCKO ribbon
Mono Print Operations Ribbon Media
5,000 Images per ribbon
250 Card Capacity Input and Output Hopper
20X synchronized card input and ouput:
250 cards (x20) = 5,000 = 20 full card feeder cassettes per black mono ribbon


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