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The Zebra ZXP Series 1 Single-sided ID card printers are compact, lightweight and the perfect starter-tool for businesses wanting to print small to medium batches of plastic ID cards in high-quality and resistant to scratching, cracking and bending. 

  • Single-sided ID card printer
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • ENERGY STAR® certified and eco-friendly
  • Zebra ZXP Series 1 ID Card Printer
  • Printer Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Driver Installation Disk
  • Quick start Guide

Please note no ribbon, software or blank plastic cards are supplied with the printer.

Zebra ZXP Series 1 Product Review

Its compact footprint makes it perfect for fitting nicely onto any desk, but this doesn’t mean it compromises on quality. Printing high-quality, vibrant ID cards is what Zebra does best, and this Series 1 plastic card printer is the all-around ideal printer for first starters or smaller businesses that don’t quite need the volume that other printers offer, making it very cost effective. 

“The Zebra ZXP Series 1 Single-sided ID Card Printer is compact, lightweight and the perfect starter-tool for small businesses.”
“Dye sublimation thermal transfer direct-to-card printing combined with a resolution of 300 dpi creates sharp, vibrant images of the highest quality.”
“Printing high-quality, durable cards every time, the Series 1 is great value for money and has the options of additional upgrades.”

Key Printer Features

Print Quality

Dye sublimation thermal transfer direct-to-card printing combined with a resolution of 300 dpi creates sharp, vibrant images of the highest quality. It is an edge-to-edge printer, so please note the edge-to-edge printing leaves a thin white border around the side of the card.


The ZXP Series 1 comes complete with a two-year warranty on the printer and a two-year (unlimited passes) original printhead as standard.

Ease of Use

The easy-to-follow 16-character LCD operator control display screen makes operation simple. It will alert you when the ribbon needs replacing or if a clean of the printer is required. It can also be easily upgraded from single-sided to dual-sided in minutes.

Ease of Setup

With the simple step-by-step printer guide and installation disk, setting up the ZXP Series 1 is easy and quick and will have you printing cards in no time. 


As the ZXP Series 1 was the first in the range, it lacks some security features that other card printers in the Series range have, such as a secure Kensington lock. For a more secure printer, we recommend the ZXP Series 3 as it has the option to upgrade to lockable hoppers and ribbons.


The Zebra ZXP Series 3 has the option of adding additional encoding features including Ethernet connectivity, Magnetic Stripe encoding, Smart card contact station and combined MIFARE contact and contactless encoder.

Printer Type

The ZXP Series 1 printer is a direct-to-card (DTC) model. DTC printing means the card design is taken from the ribbon and then printed directly onto the surface of the card which gives it a glossy professional finish. 

Card Types

The ZXP Series 1 is only compatible with CR80 credit-card sized cards.

Print Volume

Suited best for businesses wanting to print small to medium batches of cards, in a 35-hour working week, the ZXP Series 1 can produce 17,500 monochrome single-sided cards and 4,200 full-colour (YMCKO) single-sided cards.

Print Speed

The ZXP Series 1 has the ability to print 500 monochrome single-sided cards per hour and 120 full-colour (YMCKO) single-sided cards per hour.


The ZXP Series 1 comes with USB connectivity as standard.

Operating Systems

Standard USB/Ethernet ports and the browser-based Printer Manager helps you integrate printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems.


Compact and lightweight, the ZXP Series 1’s exact dimensions are: 236mm (H) x 200m (W) x 368mm (D), and it weighs 5.3 kgs.


In the traditional Zebra colours of grey, black and the signature bright orange button, the ZXP Series 1 is the original Zebra printer and has a compact, light footprint, perfect for any office space.

Card Design Software

EasyBadge Professional is an advanced ID card design software that gives the user complete control over how their card looks and create an unlimited amount of records.
There is also the option to choose from one of four templates or switch to the creative mode and design a new card from scratch.

Printer Specification

To see printer specification in more detail, click here.

Expert Verdict

We have awarded the Zebra ZXP Series 1, four out of five stars.

Although it is only a starter printer, it still offers the same 300 dpi resolution as all others in the range, therefore providing the same high-quality but in an easy-to-use machine. It is also perfect for businesses that don't need large batches of cards and is good value for money.

As well as this, with the options of additional upgrades, the printer can be customised to your individual printing needs, therefore growing as you need it to.

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