ZC300 Card Printer
Design and Print Virtually Any Card with Ground-breaking Simplicity
No matter what type of card you need to print — from identity and access to membership, event and credit/debit cards — the ZC300 will help you do it better, faster and easier. If you can dream it, you can print it — single- or dual-sided, color, black and white or metallic, you can even embed security marks on the fly — a first for a printer in this price point. Add a magnetic stripe or create a contact or contactless card. No matter how complex your cards are, the ZC300 makes it easy — Zebra’s Industrial Design team has elegantly engineered the ZC300 to address and eliminate virtually all pain points associated with card printing. And with a ground-breaking fits-everywhere design, you can get secure card printing wherever you need it.
The Simplest Card Printer on the Planet
The ZC300 offers highly-intuitive well-tested icons, animations and text-based messages in your own language, allowing any user to easily understand what the printer needs and how to perform virtually any function — including how to clear a printer jam, fix a ribbon, load a ribbon or cards and more.
The card feeder instantly adjusts to the thickness of each card — no more adjusting for different card stocks.
The ZC300 is designed to work right out of the box. There’s no time-consuming complicated set-up — just plug it in and start reaping the benefits the day your printer arrives.
The intuitive interface in the newly-designed driver makes it easier than ever to print cards. Settings are grouped logically into tabs where they are easily accessible with a click. A visual display of your card makes printing simple monochrome and complex color cards equally easy, allowing you to instantly see how your card looks — eliminating the time and cost to repeatedly print test cards.
The completely re-designed hopper makes loading and unloading cards easier than ever. With the saloon-style output doors, there’s nothing to open — just grab one card or the whole stack of cards. And the input and output hoppers have the same capacity, reducing the need to refill and empty the hoppers.
Changing a ribbon has never been so simple and uncomplicated — no instructions required. The newly designed ribbon door latch unlocks and opens in one motion. The unique door-handle style grip leaves no question about how to remove or insert the ribbon. And with embedded smartchips, you always know when to change the ribbon.
Design and print the cards of your dreams with ground-breaking simplicity.
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Workers can interact with the ZC300 in their native tongue with support for multiple languages on the LCD display and in the driver — English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), German, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Arabic.
Manually feeding a card can be complicated — we made it simple with a lightpipe that guides the user through the manual feeding process, the same way that automatic teller machines guide users through their interaction..
When it Comes to Card Design, the Sky is the Limit
The ZC300 is loaded with advanced card production features. Print what you want, when you want, from just about anywhere — single or dual-sided edge-to-edge monochrome and color cards, with new ribbons that offer specialty colors and special effects. For example, a new pearlescent ribbon enables you to embed color-shifting graphics that are hard to counterfeit, improving card security. Make logos, text or account numbers stand out with 3D style effects that can be created with a new metallic color ribbon. And a new long life ribbon provides two new capabilities. You can embed a watermark graphic that can only be seen when the card is tilted at an angle or under UV light, improving security. And you can add a highly durable protective layer to create cards that will last for three to five years.
Right out of the box, you get support for magnetic stripe, a contact and contactless combination encoder with a Secure Access Module (SAM) socket to create payment cards.
Ground-Breaking ‘Fits Everywhere’ Design
Even though the ZC300 is built for business, it has the consumer good looks required to fit in customer facing areas, from the retail store to the hospital admission desk.
The printer cover lock prevents the theft of card stock and rejected cards, providing the security required for installation in public-facing areas.
Your printer shouldn’t dictate where you can issue cards — it should fit wherever card printing is needed. From the minimal footprint and the slimmest profile to the lowest clearance in this printer class, the ZC300 is designed to fit in the most possible places — including under a counter or shelf.
Connect to one computer through the onboard USB to create a standalone printing station. Use the integrated Ethernet connection to give everyone who needs card printing instant access, maximizing printer usage. And improve deployment flexibility with optional Wi-Fi, eliminating the time and cost to run network cabling to your printers.
Advanced security features enable printer-to-host authentication to prevent printing from unauthorized applications or devices.
Government-grade encryption protects the most sensitive data during printing, such as account numbers.
Boost Value With the Right Support
No matter what level of support you need, there is a Zebra support service that is just right for your business. With Zebra OneCare, no matter what happens to your printer, it’s covered. If you just need access to technical support, choose Zebra’s Technical Software and Support (TSS). And if you want help setting up and configuring the hundreds of settings on local and remote ZC300 printers, our Install & Configuration Assistance (ICA) Select program provides the support you need.
|• 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution
• 2 GB flash memory
• Image size: 1006 x 640 pixels
• Auto calibration of ribbon
• USB 2.0 and Ethernet 10/100 connectivity
• 100 card capacity auto-adjusting input hopper (30 mil)
• 100 card capacity output hopper (30 mil)
• Manual card feeding capability with LED bezel
• Graphical color LCD
• 3 Tricolor printer status indicator lights
• Kensington® secure lock slot
• Print Touch NFC tag for online printer help and
• Printer host authentication
• Data encryption
• Three-year limited warranty on printer and printhead
|• Dye-sublimation thermal transfer direct to card print method
• Full-color or monochrome printing
• Single and dual-sided printing
• Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 media
Printing throughput (cards per hour) based on batch printing
with USB connectivity. Times may vary depending on the
• 900 cards/hour single sided monochrome
• 200 cards/hour single-sided YMCKO
• 140 cards/hour dual-sided YMCKOK
• 450 cards/hour dual sided monochrome
|Supplies Specifications:||NOTE: The ZC300 printer is designed to work only with Zebra genuine ribbons. Ribbons are included in a simple-to-load recyclable cartridge.|
|Ribbon Description||Cartridge Image Count|
|Ribbon availability may vary by region.
*Zebra intelligent technology automatically detects and
• Cleaning roller is included with each ribbon
• Two available cleaning kit options: your choice of two (2) or
five (5) isopropyl alcohol cleaning cards (1,000 images/card)
NOTE: For optimum print quality and printer performance, use of Genuine Zebra supplies is recommended.
• Card Thickness: 10-40 mil*
• Card Size: CR80 ISO 7810 ID-1 format, CR79*
• Card Material: PVC and PVC composite
• Adhesive back and writable back cards
*Note: Spot color or monochrome printing recommended only on >20 mil thick cards and CR79 cards.
||59º F to 95º F/15º C to 35º C
||23º F to 158º F/-5º C to 70º C
|Operating Humidity||20% to 80% non-condensing|
|Media Storage||— Temperature: 41º F to 77º F/5º C to 25º C
— Humidity: 35% to 65% non-condensing
|Electrical||• Auto-switching single-phase AC power
• Operating range: 90-132VAC and 190-264VAC RMS
• Frequency range: 47-63 Hz
• FCC Class A
|Built-in 10/100 Ethernet||Standard|
Magnetic stripe encoder — ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded; tracks 1, 2, and 3;
|Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit),
Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
(32 bit and 64 bit compatible)
Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2016
Windows drivers include:
• Color coded printer status indicators for the operator
• Black panel extraction and controls for specialty
ribbon panels with image preview
• Configuration utility to limit access by operators to change image quality and printer settings
• Advanced printer configuration, security settings
and diagnostics capabilities
|Linux||Ubuntu 16..X (64 Bit)|
|Apple||MAC OS X 10.13.X (64 bit)|
|Please see www.zebra.com for an up-to-date listing of supported systems.|
|• Card flipper for dual-sided printing*
• 10 card reject bin is standard with dual-sided printers*
• Lockable enclosure*
*Field upgradeable options
Markets and Applications
General Access Control
- Employee badges
- Access control cards for identification and facility access for K-12 and higher education campuses
- Membership cards
- Events and season passes
- Guest and passenger cards
- Food safety labeling
- Credit cards
- Debit cards
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Part number: SS-ZC300-APAC-LA 12/05/2022 HTML