Retransfer Printer produces photo-quality images.

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Featuring true over-the-edge printing capabilities and software tools for application integration, ZXP Series 8(TM) is suited for security ID card, driver's license, and financial card applications. Different types of cards can be accommodated, including those with uneven surfaces, polycarbonate cards, and biopolymer cards. Along with design software, features include magnetic encoding, smart card encoding, single- and dual-sided printing/lamination, and connectivity options.

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Zebra Technologies New ZXP Series 8(TM) Retransfer Card Printer's 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 -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, announces the Zebra ZXP Series 8(TM), 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.

"Industry adoption of retransfer printing has been slow, in part, because of slow print speeds and high costs," said Ram Ramaprasad, director of product management for Zebra Technologies. "Zebra developed the ZXP Series 8 printer to respond to the industry's need for an on-demand retransfer printer capable of delivering higher print speeds at lower costs without sacrificing the image quality. Zebra also developed the ZMotif(TM) software platform, to make application integration easier than ever."

Designed to significantly improve enterprise scalability and reliability, a XML-based software development kit is available to support a broad array of features and technologies, making it easier and faster to integrate the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer with host of enterprise applications.

Some of the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer features include:

-- Photo print quality
-- Best in class throughput for printing, encoding, and laminating
-- True over-the-edge printing
-- Ability to print on smart cards or cards with uneven card surfaces
-- Ability to print on non PVC cards such as polycarbonate and biopolymer cards
-- More durable and abrasion resistant cards
-- Some fraud protection since the film is inherently tamper evident
-- XML-based SDK for easier application integration

Standard and optional features of the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer include: magnetic stripe encoder; combination smart card contact and contactless encoders; contact station; USB or Ethernet connectivity; and security mechanical locks. Planned future options include support for UHF Gen 2 RFID encoder, single- and dual-sided laminator, and 802.11g wireless connectivity.

Available globally in the second quarter of 2009, the Zebra ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer will be sold primarily through Zebra's vast network of channel partners. For more information, please call 800-452-4056 or visit

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation improves customers' business performance through products and solutions that identify, track and manage assets, transactions and people. In more than 100 countries around the world, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use innovative and reliable Zebra printers, supplies, RFID products and software to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs, and deliver better customer service. Information about Zebra and Zebra-brand products can be found at

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