Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: ZC32-000C000US00
Manufacturer: Zebra
2930.55 Retail Price: $2930.55
More Configurations: ZC32-0M0C000US00


  • Professional Level card printer
  • Compact, easy-to-use and affordable
  • 2-year unlimited warranty on printer and printhead

What's Included

  • ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer
  • US Cord
  • USB cable
  • Microsoft Windows Drivers
  • 2-year warranty

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Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer Description

Whatever your business’ card printing needs are, it’s all about efficiency, ease of use, and security. The ZC300 is a printer that delivers all of those in droves with and is built with the user, and organization, in mind. From seamlessly integrating with your infrastructure to minimizing time and effort spent on maintenance, the ZC300 dual-sided printer is both a printer and an operations facilitator in one.

Seamless integration into your organization

You can connect your ZC300 to your organization’s network using standard USB and Ethernet connections as well as optional WiFi. Your printer(s) can then be managed from multiple computers on or off-site. Print Touch allows you to access your printer from Android devices for troubleshooting and maintenance with a tap.

A printer without the headaches

Setting up a printer used to be a daunting task. However, the ZC300 comes with complete plug-and-play functionality out-of-the-box. Figuring out what’s going on with your printer or print job is no longer a guessing game with its user-friendly graphical display.

Fast printing for demanding situations

No matter your immediate needs, the ZC300 should get you over the finishing line by printing up to 140 YMCKOK full-color or 450 monochrome cards per hour. A self-adjusting card feeder for different card thicknesses and 100-card input and output hoppers make for a smooth workflow. With the saloon-style output doors, you can easily remove single or multiple cards when you’re done.

Maintenance that anyone can do

Thanks to some user-minded engineering, the ZC300 is incredibly easy to maintain. The ribbon can only be changed in one way with no slack or adjourning spaces to confuse you. The ribbon and door latch can also be opened and closed in one uninterrupted movement.

Even when you need to manually insert a card, a light pipe will guide your every move. Smart cards in the ribbon and the graphical display will inform you of any issues or factors that need your attention.

Security that instills confidence

Printer-to-host authentication prevents unauthorized entities from accessing and using your printer. As a second line of defense, built-in government-grade AES encryption to protect any printing data being intercepted. With this high standard of security, you can use your printer in public spaces without fear.

Encoding options for every situation

The ZC300 comes with support for virtually any type of encoding out-of-the-box. The magnetic stripe, contact, contactless, and smart card encoding options are all available. Through the Print DNA SDK, you can even unlock and use your custom or third-party encoding options.

Software that makes your printer come alive

You get a whole suite of products that add value to your ZC300 printer. CardStudio enables you to design anything from a gift to ID cards and add visual or anti-counterfeit effects. Print DNA is a complete Software Development Kit that you can use to develop your printing applications or integrate with existing ones. The ZC300 is compatible with Apple, Windows, Linux, and Android devices.

Freedom through ergonomic design

The ZC300 is engineered for a modern business with high standards of aesthetics and ergonomics. A slim profile and low clearance mean that the ZC300 will stay out of your way while doing its job.

The unassuming and practical design makes it equally suitable for an office or customer/public-facing environment. This space-conscious printer can fit on your desk, in a kiosk, or in between shelves.

Printing that doesn’t disappoint

This direct to car printer uses thermal dye-sublimation printing to print in brilliant 300 dpi. Unlike other DTC printers, the edge-to-edge technology for standard CR-80 cards allows you to take advantage of the whole surface. Whether for visual effect or anti-fraud, you can print in 3D or using pearlescent color-shifting ribbons. You can also add watermarks or a protective layer for improved durability.

Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer Specifications

  • 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 and Ethernet 10/100 connectivity
  • 100 card capacity auto-adjusting input hopper (30 mil)
  • 100 card capacity output hopper (30 mil)
  • Manual card feeding capability with LED bezel
  • Graphical color LCD
  • 3 Tricolor printer status indicator lights
  • Kensington® secure lock slot
  • Print Touch NFC tag for online printer help and documentation access
  • Printer host authentication
  • Data encryption
  • Two-year unlimited warranty on printer and printhead
  • Dye-sublimation thermal transfer direct to card print method
  • Full-color or monochrome printing
  • Single and dual-sided printing
  • Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 media
Printing throughput (cards per hour) based on batch printing with USB connectivity. Note that times may vary depending on the computer configuration.
  • 200 cards/hour single-sided YMCKO
  • 140 cards/hour dual-sided YMCKOK
  • 900 cards/hour single sided monochrome
  • 450 cards/hour dual sided monochrome
Supplies Specifications:
NOTE: The ZC300 printer is designed to work only with Zebra
genuine ribbons. Ribbons are included in a simple-to-load cartridge.
  • YMCKO* - 200
  • YMCKO* - 300
  • YMCKOK* - 200
  • ½ YMCKO* - 400
  • ½ YMCKOKO*  - 250
  • YMCKLL* - 200
  • YMCPKO* - 200
  • SrDYMCKO* - 200
  • KrO* - 700
  • KdO* - 700
  • Black Monochrome* - 2000
  • Black Monochrome - 1500
  • White Monochrome* - 1500
  • Red Monochrome - 1500
  • Blue Monochrome - 1500
  • Gold Monochrome - 1500
  • Silver Monochrome - 1500
Ribbon availability may vary by region.
  • *Zebra intelligent technology automatically detects and authenticates ribbon
  • Cleaning roller is included with each ribbon
  • Two available cleaning kit options: your choice of two (2) or five (5) isopropyl alcohol cleaning cards (1,000 images/card)
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
  • Spot color or monochrome printing only on < 20 mil thick cards and CR79 cards
  • Operating Temperature: 59º F to 95º F/15º C to 35º C
  • Storage Temperature: 23º F to 158º F/-5º C to 70º C
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Storage Humidity: 20% to 90% noncondensing
  • 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

Dimensions 10.2 in. H x 6.2 in. W x 18.4 in. D; 258 mm H x 157 mm W x 468 mm D
Weight 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)

  • USB 2.0 — Standard
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet — Standard
  • 802.11ac with MFi — Optional
  • Magnetic stripe encoder — ISO 7811 (new and pre-encoded; tracks 1, 2, and 3; high and low coercivity; stripe down and stripe up with duals-sided printers) *
  • Combined MIFARE® ISO 14443 A & B (13.56 MHz) contactless with 1 SAM Module Slot and ISO 7816 Contact Encoder with EMV level 1 certification, and PC/SC compliance* (optional module with support for reading Prox® ISO 11784 and iCLASS ISO 15693)
  • ISO 7816 Smart Card Contact Station for third party external contact encoders*
  • Third party contactless encoder integration kit*
*Field upgradeable options

  • Windows Server® 2003 (32 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit),
  • Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 and Win 8 Pro (32 bit and 64 bit
  • compatible)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
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 Apple iOS 10.2
Please see www.zebra.com for an up-to-date listing of supported systems.
  • Card flipper for dual-sided printing*
  • 10 card reject bin is standard with dual-sided printers*
  • Lockable enclosure*
*Field upgradeable options

Multiplatform Software Development Kit (SDK)
Windows C#/.Net and Java Printer Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • One SDK download supports Android, Java and Windows environments
  • Easily build card-printing apps with complete control over print functionality from Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Android environments
  • Enable card printing from Android mobile devices
  • Incorporate encryption and host authentication
  • Includes documentation and source code examples
Included with the printer, this simple-to-learn and feature-rich card design software that makes it easy to design loyalty cards, gift cards, ID cards and more. 

Print Touch
With a single tap, you can use Android-based mobile devices to access how-to and troubleshooting information to help keep printers up, running and available.

About Print DNA. Print DNA propels your Zebra Link-OS for Card printers into a class of their own, providing Zebra-only software tools that make life easier for everyone who touches your printers, from printing to printer management and application development.

Card Printer Supplies


The Zebra ZC300 Dual Sided ID Card Printer features a 2-year unlimited warranty on printer and printhead.

Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

To order an extended warranty please call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm

All our extended warranty plans include:

  • Toll-free technical support

    Call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm or chat with us.

  • Parts and labor

    All parts and labor are included. Printheads are not covered after the first year.

  • Optional printer loaner

    We will send you a loaner while we service your printer so you can keep printing your badges.

  • Questions? Call us today at 800-897-7024 to speak with an ID expert.

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