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Zebra’s ZXP Series 1 and Series 3 New Driver Enhancements

Posted October 7, 2013

2013-10-07_0952As a leader in card printing technologies, Zebra is always raising the bar in printer performance and capabilities.

The newly announced update to the ZXP Series 1 and ZXP Series 3 printers includes the Zebra Windows Driver Version 5.01, a new unified driver supporting both printer models. It provides Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 OS support with an expanded common matrix of Microsoft client server printer sharing support. The new driver will also provide white monochrome ribbon support for the ZXP Series 1. Driver Version 5.01 is posted on for download.

For any assistance on or to order a ZXP Series printer, contact us at Barcodes Inc.

UPTrade to a New Fargo Printer

Posted October 4, 2012

Now through December 31, 2012, customers can trade in all old Fargo card printers as well as any dye-sublimation or reverse image card printer from other manufacturers.

Turn in your old printer and and purchase a new Fargo printer. The UPTrade rebate is available on all DTC4000, DTC4500 and HDP5000 ID Card Printers. Rebate amounts are determined based on purchase of Single Side ID Card Printer, Dual Side ID Card Printer, and Lamination ID Card Printers. The value of the rebates listed below:

Trade-In units must be returned to HID Eden Prairie or a regional office no later than January 14, 2013.

For more information on the trade in program, contact us at Barcodes Inc.

Zebra Adds Laminator to ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Card Printer

Posted July 16, 2010

Advanced True Secure security laminates offer a multitude of secure features to deliver increased protection, durability and prolonged card life.

Zebra Technologies Corporation, today announces the addition of the laminator feature, capable of laminating both sides of a cards simultaneously, to the award-winning ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer. The new laminator option, available globally, will provide an extra layer of protection and security which is essential security element for federal credentialing, state driver’s licensing, and for organizations with high security requirements.

The ZXP Series 8 laminator offers lowest total cost of ownership with its patented, waste-free laminates. This model also provides increased durability and prolonged card life by preventing image fading and dye migration that can occur with normal card use. Secure lamination is ideal for:

  • Driver’s Licenses
  • Government & Military ID Cards
  • High Security Access Control ID Cards
  • Law Enforcement and Correctional Facility ID Cards
  • Airport Personnel ID Cards
  • Applications requiring secure issuance of long-lasting, tamper-evident IDs

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Great Styles, Great Service, and Great Gift Cards Printed on Site with Zebra Card Printers Print Gift Cards on Site for

Posted May 20, 2010

Cynthia Rojas’ original concept behind was to create a site that features great Los Angeles based designers.

“Some great designers, such as Louis Verdad, Gorjana, and Vince, are based out of LA and we were very excited to be one of the first sites to ever carry these lines,” explains Rojas. “Later, we came across terrific lines such as Rebecca Taylor and Notify, who happen to be based out of New York and Italy respectively, and we just couldn’t pass them up. So, although we mainly carry Los Angeles designers, we won’t pass up lines that aren’t LA based.

“We provide our customers with great clothing from a variety of designers and an easy to use site that gets orders quickly to our customers, for which we get raves,” adds Rojas. “From simple C & C California tees designed by two California girls to the sexy, yet feminine, designs of Sass and Bide, designed by two Aussie girls, ShopLAstyle has evolved into a site that is dedicated to showing our customers exciting fashions that can’t necessarily be bought elsewhere.

“Because fashion is constantly changing, so does our site. We receive new merchandise on a weekly basis so customers check back often and sign up for our mailing list to receive emails about new items and special offers,” Rojas emphasizes. “That’s why we felt it was so important to create our own gift cards on site and on-demand. Buying a large quantity of pre-printed gift cards from an outside vendor didn’t make sense to us.”

The solution to the client’s ID verification issues was to create a custom application that would provide real-time verification of ID credentials and access authorization using wireless portable data terminals and Zebra P640i card printers. The enhanced features of the P640i enabled the issuance of highly secure ID badges that serve both as employee identification and access verification. While the current system utilizes bar code technology to verify each distinctive credential, it is designed to accommodate migration to new ID cards armed with UHF RFID technology. UHF RFID credentials enhance ID verification by leveraging time and distance as factors in data recognition and retrieval.

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Free Upgrade for Zebra Card Printers Can Improve Speed up to 15%

Posted March 4, 2010

Zebra Performance class card printers are built to deliver reliability and performance for high-volume card production. Now the most popular of Zebra’s card printers—the P330i, P330m and P430i—offer more features and better performance to provide best-in-class card printers. The following enhancements will be implemented via the new firmware and driver (except where noted):

  • Improved data download efficiency with USB connectivity, which increases the overall throughput 10-15 percent when printing with full color ribbons.
  • Up to 50 percent faster encoding speeds for Smart Card contact and MIFARE contactless options. (Speed will vary based on conditions.)
  • Microsoft certified drivers: Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), and Windows Vista (64 bit). (Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, XP, and Vista (32 bit) are currently supported.)
  • Increased standard memory to 20 MB. (hardware upgrade)

The enhancements noted above will be available via the updated firmware and driver shown in the chart below.

Take advantage of these enhancements immediately by downloading the firmware and driver.

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Zebra ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Card Printer Now Available

Posted November 11, 2009

Zebra ZXP printerNew Retransfer Card Printer—Superior, Photo-Like Images and Fastest Output

With Zebra’s new, high-innovation ZXP Series 8™ retransfer card printer, now create on-demand plastic identification cards with superior image quality that meets your brand expectations and quality requirements. And do it with best-in-class throughput—up to two to three times faster than competitors’ brands thanks to Zebra’s patent-pending simultaneous dual-sided image transfer process—for increased efficiency in your operations.

What’s more, our new ZMotif™ XML-based software includes management tools to simplify and speed printer integration and custom project implementation. And the printer’s modular design, with a range of add-now-or-later encoding options, matches the printer to your market, application and future needs.

Print on one or both sides, even on smart cards and other uneven card surfaces, with this best-in-class retransfer card printer.

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Zebra Technologies announces ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer

Posted April 2, 2009

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Photo-quality images and best in class print speed puts it in a class of its own

ZXP Series 8 printer along with new design software offers faster throughput, true over-the-edge printing, software tools for easier application integration, broader customer reach

Lincolnshire, Ill., March 31, 2009— Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, announces the Zebra ZXP Series 8™, a revolutionary retransfer printer that offers a host of options for smart card encoding and
networking making it ideal for such applications as high security ID cards, driver’s licenses, gift cards and financial cards. The Zebra ZXP Series 8 produces photo-quality cards at nearly twice the speed of other retransfer printers currently on the market

Unlike its counterparts, the ZXP Series 8 printer delivers photo quality, over-the-edge, high speed printing on many different types of cards, including those with uneven surfaces such as smart cards, polycarbonate cards for security applications, and biopolymer cards. The printer is available in
single- and dual-sided printing configurations with a full portfolio of magnetic encoding, smart card encoding, single- and dual-sided lamination, and connectivity options.

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