Zebra ZC300 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC300 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC300 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: ZC31-000C000US00
Manufacturer: Zebra
2277.45 Retail Price: $2277.45
More Configurations: ZC31-0M0C000US00, ZC31-000W000US00


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

What's Included

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

Looking for a Complete ID Card System?

Our photo ID systems include everything that you need to start printing your cards within minutes. Each system includes an ID card Printer, ID card software, a camera, PVC cards and a ribbon. Yes, I want to see the Zebra ZC300 Single Sided Photo ID System
Zebra ZC100 ZC300 ZC350 Card Printer Overview

Zebra ZC300 Single Sided ID Card Printer Description

Tired of clunky, over-sized, and unattractive card printers? The ZC300 is the answer with a sleek, compact, and unassuming design that makes it look at home in any space.

The ZC300 can comfortably fit everywhere, from the back office to your costumer-facing areas. You can find a place for it even in space-constrained areas like on a desk, shelf, or cupboard.

Seamless integration into your organization

The ZC300 comes with standard ethernet and USB ports for easy integration into your organization's infrastructure. That allows you to manage your printer on-site or remotely via the network using multiple computers for a setup adapted to your needs.

Streamlined and user-friendly operation

From the get-go, the ZC300 removes any obstacles with plug-and-play setup. A graphical user interface means it’s never been simpler to read the status of your job and manage the process.

Efficient and reliable id card printing

Need to print some ID cards in a hurry? The ZC300 can keep up with even the most strenuous demands by printing up to 900 monochrome or 200 single-sided YMCK cards per hour. The ingeniously engineered card feeder will also self-adjust to varying card thickness.

Newly designed 100-card input and output hoppers take the headache out of refilling and unloading cards. On top of that, the output hopper’s saloon doors make for easy offloading of single or multiple cards.

Effortless maintenance

There is only one way to change the printer ribbon, making it a fool-proof and stress-free task. Smart chips in the ribbons will alert you before they are spent, so you don’t face any unexpected downtime.

Need to manually insert a card? The light pipe will guide your every movement to take away any confusion. You don’t need to be a maintenance expert to fix a jam, your printer ribbon, or diagnose issues.

Flexible encoding options

The ZC300 supports virtually any encoding option out-of-the-box. You can create magnetic stripe as well as contact or contactless (with Secure Access Modules) to create access or payment cards. Zip Pocket and the new Software Development Kit allows you to integrate support for other 3rd-party encoder options.

Powerful printer software

With software that’s supported by Apple, Android, and Windows devices, the ZC300 slots into any IT infrastructure with ease. Zebra’s powerful printer operating system, Link-OS for Card Inside, puts you in the driver’s seat.

This family of printer software applications, Print DNA, let’s you effortlessly integrate card printing with your apps and design cards. Managing the printing process and look and feel of your cards from your computer is simple as can be.

Beautiful print quality

Using dye-sublimation thermal direct-to-card printing, the ZC300 can print brilliant full-color images at 300 dpi. With edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 cards, you also don’t need to compromise by leaving unprinted edges on your cards. Advanced card production software allows you to print virtually any design you can think of, even with 3D effects.

Zebra ZC300 Single 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 15.1 in. D; 258 mm H x 157 mm W x 383 mm D Weight  8.8 lbs (4.0kg)

  • 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 Single 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.

Customer Reviews Add New
no comments found