Using Pre-Punched Cards on Card Printers

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Description

The following information explains why the use of custom pre-punched cards is not recommended

Applies To

  • All card printer models
  • Custom pre-punched cards

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Zebra does not recommend or support the use of pre-punched cards. Examples of pre-punched cards are the ones with a slot at the top or side of the card where a clip or hanger would attached.

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Using pre-punched cards may cause the following:

  • Ribbon tearing or sticking to the card
  • May cause incorrect operation of the sensors in the printer; this could cause transport or other problems while printing
  • Pre-punched cards frequently have a rough or jagged edge around the punched hole that can damage the print head during printing

 

It is recommended that hole punching be the final operation in preparing a card (i.e. after all printing / personalization and lamination is completed)

 

+ Product Codes

  • Card Printers
  • P100i
  • P110i
  • P120i
  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer
  • P630i Card Printer
  • P640i Card Printer
  • Value Class Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 1 Standard Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 1 Standard Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 3 Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 3 Professional Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 3 with Security Enclosures
  • ZXP Series 3C Card Printers (China Only)
  • ZXP Series 7 Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 7 High Performance Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 7 Pro High Performance Card Printers
  • ZXP Series 7 with Laminator
  • ZXP Series 8 Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 8 High Security Retransfer Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 8 Secure Issuance Card Printer
  • ZXP Series 9 Card Printer