Zebra ZC100 Series ID Badge Printer System

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Ideal for low-volume, single-sided card printing applications in color or monochrome, the Zebra ZC100 Series offers a complete card printing solution with a minimal upfront investment. The new generation of Zebra’s entry level ID card printer ZC100 brings simplicity to printing single sided ID badges making it one of the best entry-level printers on the market. The ZC100 is capable of printing a full color ID card in 28 seconds or in monochrome in 6 seconds. The ZC100 comes standard with a USB connection and Ethernet and Wifi can be added as options.

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Zebra ZC100 Series ID Badge Printer

Whether you need to print single-sided employee identity badges or membership and event guest cards, card printing is a crucial aspect of your business. Deployment flexibility and the time it takes to print and manage your card printing solutions all have an impact on your business — from your brand image to staff productivity to overall operational efficiency. Now there’s a new kind of card printer designed to address it all — the ZC100. You get groundbreaking simple operation and the slimmest fit-everywhere design, along with a toolbox of additional capabilities that make the ZC100 even easier to integrate, use, and manage. The ZC100 — when only the best single-sided card printer will do.
The Zebra ZC100 card printer provides the same high-quality card printing at an affordable price that Zebra’s prior generation ZXP Series 1 offered plus much more. Ideal for low-volume, single-sided printing applications in color or monochrome. The new generation of Zebra’s entry level ID card printer ZC100 brings simplicity to printing single sided ID badges making it one of the best entry-level printers on the market.
New Compact Design
The ZC100 Series ID badge printer requires little to no technical support or user training. The redesigned look with a smaller footprint, slimmer profile, and lower clearance. A redesigned durable ribbon cartridge with smartchip and a balanced 100-card input and output hoppers with automatic card thickness adjustment. An easier manual card feeding with LED light pipe that changes color to indicate when to insert the card.
More Value
Get more value out of your ID card printer with more standard and optional features. Optional 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Magnetic Stripe, cover locks and support for third-party contactless encoding. Support for CR80 sized adhesive-backed card stock.
Less Maintenance & Easy To Use Software Tools
The Zebra ZC100 has 60% fewer parts and 90% fewer fasteners than the ZXP Series 1. MultiPlatform SDK — Build apps from any environment. Redesigned driver interface with preview capabilities.


With plug-and-play deployment, instant card feeder adjustment, intuitive icons, and driver interface, the ZC100 is easy to integrate, use, and manage. Ribbon changing is virtually fool-proof, and the revolutionary hopper design makes loading and unloading cards easier than ever.


Even though the ZC100 is built for business, it has the consumer good looks required to fit in customer-facing areas – from the corporate office to the university to the retail store.


The advanced security features of the ZC100 enable printer-to-host authentication to help prevent unauthorized printing, and government-grade encryption protects the most sensitive data during printing.


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Standard Features • 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 connectivity
• 100 card capacity auto-adjusting input hopper (30 mil)
• 100 card capacity output hopper (30 mil)
• Manual card feeding capability with LED bezel
• 3 Tricolor printer status indicator lights
• Kensington® secure lock slot
• Printer host authentication and data encryption
• Print Touch NFC tag and Quick Help QR code for online printer help and documentation access
• Two-year unlimited warranty on printer and printhead
Printing Specifications • Dye-sublimation thermal transfer direct to card print method
• Full-color or monochrome printing
• Single-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 computer configuration.

YMCKO: Single-Sided: 28 seconds per card / 150 cards per hour

Monochrome: Single-Sided: 6 seconds per card / 700 card per hour
Card Compatibility 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.
• Transparent cards*.
*Note: Spot color or monochrome printing recommended only on >20 mil thick cards, CR79 cards, and transparent cards.
Operating Characteristics Operating Temp:

• 59º F to 95º F/15º C to 35º 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


• Auto-switching single-phase AC power
• Operating range: 90-132VAC and 190-264VAC RMS
• Frequency range: 47-63 Hz
• FCC Class A
Physical Characteristics Dimensions:

•10.2 in. H x 6.2 in. W x 15.1 in. D
•258 mm H x 157 mm W x 383 mm D


•8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Communications and Interface Capabilities USB 2.0:

• Standard

Built-In 10/100 Ethernet:

• Optional


• Optional
Encoding Options and Specifications • Magnetic stripe encoder — ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded; tracks 1, 2, and 3; high and low coercivity; stripe down; 30 mil cards only) *
• Third party contactless encoder integration kit (ZIP Pocket)*
*Field upgradeable options
Printer Drivers Microsoft Windows Certified, 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)
Additional Optional Features Lockable enclosure (field upgradeable option)

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