Laminate is sticking to the cards on Zebra Card Printers

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Laminate is sticking to cards causing printing issues and laminate errors

Applies To

Zebra Card Printers with Laminator Option

Cause or Overview

Typically laminate sticking to the cards is caused by out of date and/or improperly stored laminate.


All laminate rolls have a shelf-life of one year from date of purchase. The lot code on the label of the laminate roll will tell you how old your laminate is. The first two digits of the laminate lot number refer to the year. The next two the month, and the last two the day.

Example: 021121 (02-11-21) Nov 21, 2002

If the laminate is more than a year older than the current date, it is likely that the adhesive has activated and is now too agressive for the roll to unwind with the proper tension.

Helpful information

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+ Product Codes

  • P630i Card Printer
  • P640i Card Printer