Printing a Self Test Card on Performance or Value Class Card Printer

Printing a Self Test Card on Performance or Value Class Card Printer

Article ID: 81350669


Topic or Information

Printing a self-test card is useful in checking the operation of the printer.  It is also useful in verifying if the printer is the cause of a problem of it the issue resides within driver or software settings.

Applies To

Zebra Performance Class and Value Class Card Printers (P100i, P110i, P110m, P120i, P330i, P430i)


With ribbon and cards loaded, your Performance or Value class card printer is ready to print. To check the operation of the printer you should print a test card

  • Place the printer's power switch in the OFF (0) position.
  • While pressing the panel button, switch printer on.
  • Keep button depressed until the display says self test. "Printers without a display will flash the green indicator light"
  • Release the panel button and a test card will print.

This can also be printed from the driver or printer properties.  See the link below on how to access the devices settings of the printer and then the tools.  The document is specific to sending a command to the printer, but if you send a capitol "A" command or click the Print button next to "Print Test Card" you will trigger a self-test card print.  Read More>>

The following link contains an image of a self-test card print.  It is useful for viewing current printer settings, firmware version, serial number, etc.  Read More>>


+ Product Codes

  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer
  • Printers