Zebra Card printers: Color on the card is different from the color displayed on the monitor

Article ID: 16815833

Issue / Question

Color issues when printing

Applicable To

Zebra card printers

Resolution / Answer

A “Color Profile” can be added to the printer’s Windows driver in the Color Management Tab which may get the printer’s output closer to the desired color.
Color profiles can be requested from Zebra technical support.

By default the color profiles are stored in the following location on Windows:


You can copy and paste color profile file into that location.

Next, in Devices and printers of Windows Control Panel, right click on the printer, choose Printer properties, and then Color management.

Click on the color management button.
Select the ZXP 3 printer from the drop down menu and check the box for use my settings, then click on the add button in the lower left hand corner.

Then scroll down the list until you find the right color profile.
After that is selected keep clicking Close until you are back at the color management tab, then click apply/ok.

Below is what the profile looks loaded in the driver color management.


+ Applicable Products

  • Food Safe Card Solution
  • P100i
  • P110i
  • P110m
  • P110m
  • P120i
  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer
  • P630i Card Printer
  • P640i Card Printer
  • QuikCard ID Standard Solution Bundles
  • QuikCard Professional Solution Bundles
  • ZC100
  • ZC10L Card Printer
  • ZC150
  • ZC300-LA-APAC
  • ZC300-NA-EMEA
  • ZC350
  • ZXP Series 1 Standard Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 3 Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 3 with Security Enclosures
  • ZXP Series 3C Card Printers (China Only)
  • ZXP Series 7 Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 7 Pro High Performance Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 7 with Laminator
  • ZXP Series 8 Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 8 Secure Issuance Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 9 Card Printer