ZXP Series 9 Card Printers

Engineered to meet your high-security application needs, the ZXP Series 9 lets you produce photo-quality cards quickly and reliably. Ideal for printing photos and graphics, the dependable ZXP Series 9 printer incorporates Zebra’s Colour Predictive Technology, featuring algorithms that constantly monitor and instantaneously adapt printer settings to automatically produce the highest print quality. As a retransfer printer, it enables you to produce extremely durable, true to edge-to-edge cards – even on uneven card surfaces such as smart cards. 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.

Extending Zebra’s line of card printers, the ZXP Series 9™ is a retransfer card printer specifically engineered for high-security applications. With industry-leading throughput enabling you to print more cards faster and with outstanding quality. Take control with the printer’s user-selectable print quality mode, allowing you to optimize for print speed or sharpen print quality. And, the dual-sided, simultaneous retransfer process provides best-in-class printing, encoding and laminating throughput.


Increase printer uptime, and reduce lost productivity and unbudgeted repair costs, by selecting a Zebra OneCare™ service agreement. A cost-effective means of planning and budgeting your annual maintenance expenditures, your agreement ensures that trained Zebra® technicians will bring your printer back to factory specifications. Zebra offers a variety of plans to fit your budget and business needs.



The choice of card-printer supplies is critical: supplies are the number one factor impacting the reliability and consistency of card printing, as well as print quality. Genuine Zebra™ supplies meet stringent quality standards. Our supplies deliver consistent results with every print job and minimize wear and tear on critical printer parts—resulting in reduced overall maintenance costs.

Zebra’s PVC and Composite PVC cards are guaranteed ISO-compliant. Zebra offers cards with tamper-resistant embedded holograms, magnetic stripes and smart chips—which can be encoded on-demand with a Zebra card printer—for maximum security and functionality. Select from Zebra’s portfolio of stock cards, or design a unique custom card to best reflect your brand or meet your organization’s security needs.


Government, Education, Retail and Hospitality industries have an ever-increasing focus on security, a need for flexibility and a continual demand for efficiency.

Outstanding Print Quality + Fast Print Speeds

Produce durable, long-lasting, tamper-resistant cards with the sharpest photo-like image quality that boasts rich, consistent colors and strikingly sharp resolution. Industry-leading throughput allows you to print more cards faster—even with dual-sided lamination and encoding.



  • Dye diffusion retransfer
  • Full color or monochrome retransfer printing
  • Single- and dual-sided printing
  • Max Print Speed Single-Side*: 180 cph (with 300 dpi)
  • Max Print Speed Dual-Sided*: 190 cph (with 300 dpi)
  • Photo-quality images
  • Over-the-edge printing on standard CR80 media

Standard Features


  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Single-card feed capability
  • 150 card capacity feeder (30 mil)
  • 15 card capacity reject hopper (30 mil)
  • 100 card capacity output hopper (30 mil)
  • i Series™ intelligent media technology
  • Auto-calibration of media
  • 21-character, 6 line LCD operator display
  • Print Resolution: printers available with 300 dpi
  • 2GB memory standard
  • Lifetime warranty on printhead
  • 2-year limited warranty on printer
  • Microsoft® Windows certified drivers

Options and Accessories


  • Laminator—single-sided and dual-sided
  • Zebra OneCare service programs
  • 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
  • Card input hopper (150 cards 30 mil)

Encoding Options and Specifications


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

Laminator Specifications


  • Single-or dual-sided lamination option (with dual-sided printer only)
  • GSA FIPS 201 approved (dual-sided lamination)
  • Uses Zebra True Secure i Series laminates only
  • Laminate for the top and bottom sold separately
  • Custom-coded laminates available
  • Custom holographic laminates available

Zmotif Software


  • ZMotif SDK support and sample code
  • 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 software
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, laminator and smart card encoding options
Toolbox Utility Features
  • Printer configuration tools and utilities for complete control over all printer functions and features
  • Optional password protection settings and user role-based security settings prevent accidental or unauthorized driver or printer configuration changes
  • Complete technology card management enables setup and testing of all printer and encoder features and functionality
  • Printer test cards and diagnostics utilities ensure error-free printing and fast troubleshooting capabilities
  • Downloadable SDK for custom applications
  • SDK enables third parties to quickly add advanced print and encoding features to the ZXP Series 9 printer
  • Capabilities include direct access to PC/SC Smart Card encoder driver and job control over print job specifications
  • Support for Uv and inhibit ribbon panel features and capabilities


  • Zebra i Series intelligent technology uses RFID tags to authenticate and automate color ribbons, transfer film and laminate
  • 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
  • Monochrome black: 2500 images/roll
True Colours i Series Transfer Film
  • Clear: 1250 single-sided/625 dual-sided cards/roll
True Secure i Series Laminate
  • Linerless, waste-free 1.0 mil top and bottom laminate: 625 images/roll
  • Laminate types: clear, magnetic stripe, smart card, and holographic designs
  • Custom laminate with registered or wallpaper holographic images available on request

Card Specifications


  • Card thickness: 30 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**
  • Specialty cards: transparent (IR-blocked) or translucent card 30 mil (clear and colored)**
  • Technology cards: contact and contactless smart cards, UHF cards**

Communications Interfaces


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



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



  • Height (w/ card hoppers): 13.2”/334 mm
  • Width (w/ card hoppers): 18.75”/476 mm
  • Width (w/ card hoppers, w/ laminator): 30.75”/781 mm
  • Depth: 20.4”/519 mm
  • Weight (printer only): 27.5 lbs./12.5 kg
  • Weight (printer, laminator): 44 lbs./20 kg



  • Operating Temperature: 59º F/15º C to 95º F/35º C
  • Storage Temperature: 23º F/-5º C to 131º F/55º C
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Shipping Temperature: -40º F/-40º C to 140º F/60º C
  • Shipping Humidity: 10% to 90% inclusive, non-condensing
  • Media should not be above 140º F/60º C for longer than 200 hours, and above 90% relative humidity at 104º F/40º C for longer than 100 hours



NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer performance, use of Genuine Zebra supplies is recommended.
* Print speed based on click to drop, average print coverage, with USB connectivity, card per hour (cph)
** Please contact your Zebra reseller for qualification of cards

Markets and Applications


  • U.S. Federal Government IDs
  • Government IDs
  • Government-issued IDs and Cards
  • ID and Access Control


  • Student Staff ID and Access Control


Retail and Hospitality

  • ID and Access Control
  • Personalized Gift, Membership and Loyalty Cards
  • Smart Cards in Travel, Gaming and Entertainment

Transportation and Logistics

  • ID and Access Control



  • ID and Access Control


Service Bureaus

  • Employee, Student IDs
  • Personalized Gift, Membership and Loyalty Cards
  • Other Customized Cards
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