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Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID Card System

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The Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card system is a compact and efficient system for small to medium-sized ID card programs

  • System includes: Zebra ZXP Series 3 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, YMCKO ribbon, blank cards, cleaning kit, and digital ID camera
  • Single-sided dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed - print full color single-sided cards in 20 seconds, monochrome in 6 seconds
  • 100-card input hopper, 45-card output hoper
  • Mac users - please select AlphaCard ID Builder software & Logitech C920 camera
  • System includes: Zebra ZXP Series 3 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, YMCKO ribbon, blank cards, cleaning kit, and digital ID camera
  • Single-sided dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed - print full color single-sided cards in 20 seconds, monochrome in 6 seconds
  • 100-card input hopper, 45-card output hoper
  • Mac users - please select AlphaCard ID Builder software & Logitech C920 camera
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Nothing makes printing cards easier than a complete system featuring an intuitive card printer like the ZXP Series 3. Whether you are printing student IDs, employee badges or gift cards, this printer makes it simple to create high quality cards.

Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID Card Printer

The Zebra ZXP Series 3 printer optimizes efficiency and image quality with high-performance printing and intuitive features. The Zebra ZXP 3 series printer is ideal for creating a variety of cards including membership and loyalty cards, gift cards, cashless payment cards, employee IDs and more.

Zebra ZXP Series 3 Key Features
  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color single-sided cards in 20 seconds, monochrome in 6 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/45
  • Warranty: 2 years with 1 year hot swap
High-Quality ID Cards

The ZXP Series 3 printer offers edge-to-edge printing on standard CR80 cards, and can work with cards ranging from 10mm to 40mm in thickness.

With Zebra's ZRaster™ host-based image processing technology, the printer performs with high-speed image processing while also optimizing image quality.

The Zebra printer also comes with a 100-card feeder and a 45-card output hopper for easy and convenient batch printing. The single-sided printer can produce 750 monochrome cards per hour and 180 full-color cards per hour.

User-Friendly ID Card Printing

Quick-replace Load-N-Go ribbon cartridges, now eco-friendly, make it easy to swap ribbons when needed and an LCD display with operating prompts walks printer users through the printing process, requiring little training.

To help users through the process of using the ZXP Series 3, Zebra has included the new Zebra Print Touch, an embedded Near Field Communication chip that works with NFC-enabled smart phones. This chip holds key printer information and will launch web-based help files.

The ZXP Series 3 printer also comes with a Kensington physical lock slot to secure the printer and prevent printer tampering.

ZXP Series 3 Printer Warranty

The Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card printer comes with a two year manufacturer warranty which covers the printer and print head, and one year of printer hot swap.

What’s Included:

  • Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
  • Digital ID camera
  • 500 premium blank PVC ID cards
  • YMCKO ribbon - 200 prints
  • Cleaning kit
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Upgrade to TrueSupport service plan & receive*:
  • Loaner printer during TrueSupport coverage period
  • Phone-based technical support including remote assistance
  • Complimentary one hour of training annually
  • Complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up provided annually
*Select printers receive 1 year TrueSuppoort FREE More details

Card Design Software For PC Or Mac

Card design software makes it quick and easy to design cards, print them, and manage your cardholder database. With software features ranging from the very basic up to advanced design options, you'll find software and database options for ID card programs of every size.

AlphaCard ID Suite Light - PC

AlphaCard ID Suite Light makes it trouble-free to design custom ID cards with text, photos, logos, barcodes, and more to fit your organization's unique needs. With the pre-defined card template you can start designing your IDs instantly, or create your own design with just a few easy steps. AlphaCard ID Suite Light edition comes with a built-in database to hold up to 200 records, so you can quickly access your cardholder information.

AlphaCard ID Suite v11 is now fully Windows 10 compatible and supported. As Microsoft releases ongoing Windows 10 updates, you can rest assured that users of AlphaCard ID Suite v11 will receive continuous support for this Windows 10 compatible software.

AlphaCard ID Builder – Mac

If you will be designing and printing cards from a Mac computer, you'll need to select the AlphaCard ID Builder Mac-compatible software. AlphaCard ID Builder is easy to use and comes in several different editions with a wide range of powerful design and database features. This software is compatible with Mac OSX 10.5 and above.

AlphaCard ID Builder Basic is entry-level software with a built-in database that holds up to 300 records (100 with photos). AlphaCard ID Builder Standard has an unlimited built-in database, or connections for an external XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TXT database. AlphaCard ID Builder Professional connects with external SQLite and MSAccess databases, and allows for multi-layout card designs. AlphaCard ID Builder Elite is the most advanced version with ODBC connections to an external database and user management.

Please Note: This printer's Mac driver does not support barcode or magnetic stripe encoding.

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Technical Specs

Zebra ZXP Series 3

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Printer Coverage
2 Years
Loaner Coverage
1 Year Loaner
Printhead Coverage
2 Years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
20 seconds
6 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
10-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Manual Card Feed
Printer Lock
Available Field Upgrades
Printer Lock
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Optional Printer Lock
Connection Type
Optional Ethernet
OS Compatibility
Windows XP
Windows Vista - 32 bit
Windows Vista - 64 bit
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Windows 7 - 64 bit
Windows 8 - 32 bit
Windows 8 - 64 bit
Windows 2000
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
7.9"W x 9.3"D x 14.5"D
11.6 lbs
Available MPNs

Select printers include one full year of TrueSupport for free!

Upgrade to TrueSupport for world class, full service technical support. You'll get direct access to our professionally trained technical support experts who have years of experience working with customers just like you. Whether you are setting up an ID card system for the first time, or you need help with troubleshooting, our friendly experts will get you on track quickly.


You can talk directly to our dedicated support team on the phone. On top of our complimentary lifetime email support (1-3 day turnaround) and 30-day setup over the phone, TrueSupport coverage plans will include troubleshooting and technical support via phone and hands-on help via remote desktop assistance during your subscription period from the best technical experts in the industry.


As a TrueSupport subscriber, you'll receive a complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up annually through the duration of your subscription. Through these preventative services, potential future obstacles that could interrupt daily business operations can be avoided.


Within your TrueSupport coverage period, our technical support experts are standing by to offer remote phone support. If your ID card printer requires service, we'll provide a loaner machine to keep your business running while we repair your printer.


Get one hour of training every year to maximize every feature of your investment, or just brush-up on the basics. We want to help you do your job easier!


Options to extend your TrueSupport coverage are available. Call us now for pricing and enrollment (877) 907-9834.

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