Evolis Zenius Single Sided Photo ID System

Item#: ZeniusSystemSS
Manufacturer: Evolis

Retail Price: $2101.00
More Configurations:
ZeniusSystemSS-MI, ZeniusSystemSS-EI


  • Single-sided direct to card ID card printer
  • Special features: Easy to use, easy to replace supplies thanks to the cartridge based system, USB connectivity, includes the Evolis premium suite
  • Optional upgrade: Encoding options

What's Included

  • Evolis Zenius Single Sided ID Card Printer
  • Evolis Full Color Ribbon YMCKO (200 Prints)
  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio ID Camera
  • 500 White PVC Cards
  • SoftBadge Creator ID Software
  • CD-ROM with printer driver and user manual
  • Cleaning kit
  • USB cable
  • Power supply and cords
  • 2-year warranty

Evolis Zenius Single Sided Photo ID System Description

Zenius is the one-stop solution to print high-quality single-sided cards, in monochrome or color, and encode technology cards, singularly or in runs, for a variety of applications:

  • Employee badges
  • Access control badges
  • Payment cards
  • Transportation passes, and more.
Zenius comes with two major innovations:
  • Evolis Premium Suite®, software, at the core of all new Evolis printers. This software architecture supplies the Print Center, a printing and configuration system that monitors all communications between the printer and the user.

The printer's operation can be managed entirely right from the user s interface and through pop-up notifications on the printing status, ribbon availability and maintenance tasks. This Printer Manager also offers direct access to the Evolis Web-based Support Center, available on a 24/7 basis.
  • The Evolis High Trust® range of consumables is specifically designed to deliver premium graphic performances and ease of use. Installing the ribbon cassette is a simple one-step process and thanks to a chip, Zenius instantly identifies the ribbon type and configures all settings accordingly.

Evolis Zenius Single Sided Photo ID System Specifications

Technical specifications

This section presents your printer’s technical printing properties.

General technical features

  • Single side print module, edge-to-edge printing
  • Color sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 2 million colors
  • 16MB RAM

Printing speed

Full card print

  • YMCKO 120 cards/hour
  • Monochrome 400 cards/hour
Maximum speed (under special conditions)
  • Colour up to 150 cards/hour
  • Monochrome up to 500 cards/hour
Card management and technical data
  • Automatic or manual feeder
  • Feeder capacity: 50 cards (0.76mm – 30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity: 20 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 0.76mm (10 to 30 mil), adjustment using the gauge
  • Card types: PVC and composite PVC cards, PET, ABS1 and special clear overlaid cards (Under specific conditions)
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53,98 mm x 85,60 mm)


To maximise the quality and lifetime of the printed cards, the service life of your print head and the overall reliability of your printer,use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

  • Automatic identification and setting
  • Ribbon inserted in a cassette to make handling easier
  • Graphic notification of the ribbon level (almost finished, finished)
  • Integrated ribbon saving form monochrome printing
  • Ribbon:
    • YMCKO: 100 prints/roll
    • KO: 300 prints/roll
    • Monochrome ribbons: up to 1000 prints/roll1
    • Hologram ribbon: 400 prints/roll

1 Under specific conditions


  • USB 1.1 (compatible 2.0)
  • Ethernet port available as an option.
  • LEDs
  • Graphic printer notifications (Dependant on your version of Windows):
    • Feeder empty
    • Cleaning alerts
    • Ribbon nearly finished/finished warning
    • Etc.


  • Supplied with Evolis PremiumSuite® for Windows:
    • Printer driver
    • Evolis Print Center for the administration, management and configuration of the printer
    • Evolis Printer Manager for two-way graphic notification (Requires .net 4.0 client profile version)
    • Compatible with Windows: XP SP2; Vista 32/64, W7 32/642
  • Supplied with eMedia CS card designer (trial version valid for 30 days to be downloaded from Mediasoft Website)
  • Other platforms:
    • Mac: on request
    • Linux: on request

Warranty conditions

  • 2 years' warranty (printer and print head)

Dimensions and weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x L): 195 x205 x 310 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 kg

Acoustics (tested in accordance with ISO 7779)

  • Sound pressure in assistant positions LpAm (colour mode YMCKO)
  • In operation: 46 dB (A)
  • Standby mode: background noise level
  • Kensington® security lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding (Available for the ‘Expert’ range and above)

Eco-design and certifications

  • Standby mode and reduced power consumption
  • Printer Energy Star certified
  • Printer meets the Energy Related Products Directive, ErP, 2009/125/EC

Contents of the packaging

  • Printer
  • CD-ROM with printer driver, user manuals
  • eMedia CS Card Designer: a test version valid for 30-days can be downloaded from Mediasoft’s web site
  • Cleaning equipment
  • USB cable
  • Power supply unit
  • Power supply lead (differs according to region)

Options & accessories

  • Colours available: Fire red and Grey Brown
  • Ethernet TCP-IP1
  • Encoding options (Available for the ‘Expert’ range and above)
    • Can be combined, fitted on site using additional modules (Available for the ‘Expert’ range and above)
    • Magnetic stripe encoder
    • Chip contact station/
    • Smartcard encoder
    • Contactless card encoder
    • Others on request

Certifications and declaration of conformity

  • ErP 2009/125/CE, Energy Star ,RoHS
  • 13.56 MHz, PLL/ASK/semi-duplex operation

Power supply

  • Power supply module: 100-240Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.8A
  • Printer: 24 Volts DC, 3 A


  • Min/max operating temperature:15° / 30 °C (59° / 86 °F)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% without condensation
  • Min/max storage temperature: -5°/ +70 °C (23° / 158 °F)
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 70%without condensation
  • Ventilation in operation: open air


  • Resident fonts

    • Arial 100, Arial bold 100
    • Bar codes: code 39, code 128, EAN 13, 2/5 interweaved

Card Printer Supplies


The Evolis Zenius Single Sided Photo ID System features a 2-year warranty on printer or 100,000 inserted cards for printer, laminator, printhead, and lamination hot roller.

Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

To order an extended warranty please call 888-618-9349 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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