Zebra printer designed for high end cards

Thursday May 07, 2009
Zebra Technologies Corp. recently launched the Zebra ZXP Series 8, a retransfer printer designed for high-security ID cards, driver’s licences, gift cards and financial cards. According to the vendor, the Zebra ZXP Series 8 produces photo-quality cards, such as smart cards, polycarbonate cards for security applications and biopolymer cards, even on uneven surfaces. The printer is available in single- and dual-sided printing configurations with a full portfolio of magnetic encoding, smart card encoding, single- and dual-sided lamination, and connectivity options. An XML-based software development kit is available to support a broad array of features and technologies, making it easier and faster to integrate the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer with host of enterprise applications. Standard and optional features of the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer include: magnetic stripe encoder; combination smart card contact and contactless encoders; contact station; USB or Ethernet connectivity; and security mechanical locks.  Planned future options include support for UHF Gen 2 RFID encoder, single- and dual-sided laminator, and 802.11g wireless connectivity.The Zebra ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer will be sold primarily through Zebra’s network of channel partners. Zebrawww.zebracard.com