Zebra Printer Ribbons & Laminates

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Zebra card printers require specialized Zebra ribbons to function properly. To maximize printed card quality and printer durability, use only genuine Zebra ribbons.

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Zebra Printer Ribbons

Zebra card printers require specialized Zebra printer ribbons to function properly. To maximize printed card quality and printer durability, use only genuine Zebra printer ribbons. Using non-Zebra certified supplies can void your printer’s warranty.

Zebra Color Ribbons

Zebra color ribbons consist of yellow (Y), magenta (M), and cyan (C) panels for printing a full spectrum of colors by combining the colors using varying degrees of heat. The (K) panel is a black resin panel, typically used for printing text and barcodes and the (I) panel is used to allocate areas of the card where dye is to be inhibited, such as signature panels, mag-stripes, or foil applications.

Zebra ZXP3 Color Ribbon

  • YMCKO full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 280 images per roll
  • YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 400 images per roll (ideal for when full-color coverage is not necessary)
  • YMCKOK full-color ribbon including overlay panel and second K panel – 230 images per roll (ideal for full-color printing on one side and black on the other)

Zebra ZXP7 Color Ribbon

  • YMCKO full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 250 images per roll
  • YMCKO High Capacity full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 750 images per roll
  • YMCKOK full-color ribbon including overlay panel and second K panel – 250 images per roll (ideal for full-color printing on one side and black on the other)
  • YMCKOK High Capacity full-color ribbon including overlay panel and second K panel – 750 images per roll (ideal for full-color printing on one side and black on the other)
  • YMCUvK full-color ribbon including overlay panel and additional UV panel – 750 images per roll (fluorescing panel allows the print of grayscale text or images that are only visible with ultraviolet light).
  • YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 1,250 images per roll (ideal for when full-color coverage is not necessary)

Zebra ZXP8 Color Ribbon

The ZXP8 color ribbon is designed for use with the Zebra ZXP8 ID card printer and must be used in conjunction with clear ZXP8 retransfer film.

  • YMC full-color ribbon with NO black panel – 800 images per roll
  • YMCK full-color ribbon including a Black (K)  panel – 625 images per roll
  • YMCKK full-color ribbon including a second K panel – 500 images per roll (ideal for full-color printing on one side and black on the other)
  • YMCUvK full-color ribbon including a UV panel – 500 images per roll (fluorescing panel allows the print of grayscale text or images that are only visible with ultraviolet light)
  • YMCKI full-color ribbon including a K and I (inhibitor)  panel – 500 images per roll
  • YMCKKI full-color ribbon including two K panels and an I panel – 415 images per roll – (where the inhibitor is necessary, ideal for full-color printing on one side and black on the other)

Zebra ZXP8 Retransfer Film

In conjunction with a Zebra ZXP8 color ribbon, the ZXP8 Retransfer Film enables the Zebra to print a combination of full-color images and one-color text, barcodes, or UV. This Retransfer Film is required for printing cards with the Zebra ZXP8. Retransfer printers print your card image to the underside of the retransfer film. The printed film is then fused to the card using a thermal bonding process for flawless results

  • High resolution 304 dpi images and text
  • Over the edge printing – this printer will guarantee that your edges print perfectly since the film fully covers the card
  • 1,250 images per roll

Zebra Laminates

A Zebra Laminate provides a layer of protection over your printed cards, making them more durable and providing protection from wear and fading. A printer with lamination capability is needed in order to use laminate. ZXP7 laminates come in Top or Bottom configurations based on your Single and/or Dual laminate module. Laminate options include clear layers and holographic elements for added security.

Zebra ZXP7 Laminate

  • Full Clear – 750 laminates per roll
  • Mag-Stripe  – 750 laminates per roll – for mag-stripe cards, leaves the mag-stripe exposed and readable (bottom only)
  • Mag-Stripe & Signature – 750 laminates per roll – for cards with both mag-stripe and signature panel, leave the two exposed (bottom only)
  • Smart Card – 750 laminates per roll – for cards with a smart-card chip, leaves the chip exposed and readable (top only)
  • “Safe” Holographic Wallpaper Design – 750 laminates per roll (top only)
  • “Safe 2” Holographic Wallpaper Design – 750 laminates per roll
  • “Eagle” Holographic Wallpaper Design – 750 laminates per roll (top only)
  • “Lock” Holographic Wallpaper Design – 750 laminates per roll (top only)
  • “World Globe” Holographic Wallpaper Design – 750 laminates per roll