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Card Printer

  • Compact, easy to use and professional
  • 300 dpi print head capable of 150 full-color prints/hour and 500 monochrome prints/hour
  • A single full-color card prints in about 30 seconds
  • Quiet and conspicuous operation, rated at 46 dB(A)
  • Standby and sleep modes available for reduced energy consumption


Evolis Zenius Classic Single Sided ID Printer

Evolis Zenius is a compact, easy-to-use ID printer that is perfect for high-end card printing in small batches or single runs. Evolis Zenius replaced the Evolis Tattoo and features an upgraded print engine and printer design which allows for high-end printing in small batches or single runs – perfect for on-demand card print applications.


Professional printing

Zenius printers produce professional results thanks to the 300 dpi resolution and edge to edge printing. Your logos, photos, barcodes and text are rendered perfectly on your cards, conveying a positive image of your organization.

Fits in Any Environment

A compact design with card feeder and output tray located at the front of the printer allow the Zenius to fit in tight spaces with easy access to your finished cards. The lightest printer in its class, Zenius weighs only 7.3 lbs and works well in most environments including welcome desks, retail counters or office cubicles.

Ease of use

Zenius was designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

  • You insert your cards individually or use the automatic feeder, and the final product is delivered on the front of the printer.
  • With the Evolis Premium Suite software you can receive notifications and easily control the printer from your computer.
  • Evolis High Trust ribbons are easy to install and automatically recognized by the printer.

On demand printing

Zenius was developed specifically for printing cards individually or in small runs. You can print as needed, when needed, in quantities that are right for you. Zenius can print a color card in 30 seconds and up to 150 color cards per hour, so you and your customers don’t have to wait.


Zenius is incredibly flexible. Suitable for multiple applications, the «Expert» version of the printer features combinable encoding functions: magnetic encoding, contact and contactless chips. It takes just a few minutes to install these modules!

Eco-friendly Design

Earth-friendly features include standby and sleep modes, ErP (European Directive) compliance, and noise reduction technology for quiet operation.

Flexible Modular Upgrades

Modular design allows for easy in-house upgrades—with the latest encoder technology—and direct access to connection ports. Zenius Classic features USB connectivity while Zenius Expert includes USB and Ethernet connectivity. Zenius Expert can also be ordered here with optional ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder.

Intuitive Consumables

Enhanced Evolis consumables—including printer ribbons with RFID technology, varnish overlays and printer cleaning kits—improve graphic performance and simplify routine tasks. Zenius can automatically identify and configure your Evolis ribbons, which are housed in a handy ribbon cassette for easy installation.


General Features

  • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
  • Single-sided printing, edge-to-edge
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 million colors
  • 16MB memory (RAM), 32 MB for the Expert version
  • Colors available: fire red & grey brown

Printing Performances

  • Color (YMCKO): 120 - 150 cards/hour1
  • Monochrome: 400 - 500 cards/hour

Additional Encoding Modules

  • Available modules on the Expert version:
  1. Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
  2. Smart contact station ISO 7816-2
  3. Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
  4. Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS
  5. Other specific encoders upon request
  • Internal USB ports
  • Options can be combined
  • Factory-installed or installed on-site


  • USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0), cable supplied
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led) on the Expert version


  • Support for Kensington® security lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding


  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications from the printer2: cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert, etc.

Card Management and Specifications

  • Automatic or manual feeding
  • Feeder capacity: 50 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity: 20 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 0.76 mm (10 to 30 mil), gauge adjustment
  • Card types:
    • PVC cards
    • Composite PVC cards
    • PET cards
    • ABS cards1
    • Special varnished cards
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)

Evolis High Trust Ribbons

To maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability, use Evolis High Trust ribbons.

  • Automatic identification and setting
  • Delivered in a drop-in cassette for easy handling
  • Ribbon saver for monochrome printing


Ribbon capacities


200 prints / roll


400 prints / roll


600 prints / roll

Black monochrome ribbon

2000 prints / roll

Other monochrome ribbons

1000 prints / roll

Hologram varnish

400 prints / roll


Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows: 

  • Printer driver
  • Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
  • Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification3
  • 24/7 online support
  • Compatible with Windows® (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista,W7, W8, W10

Delivered with cardPresso XXS Lite for designing and editing badges:

  • Internal database up to 50 records
  • Windows (from XP onwards) and Mac OS X

Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)

Linux OS upon request

Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integrationinto IT systems

Eco-friendly design, certifications and statement of compliance

  • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
  • RoHS

Size and Weight

  • Size (H x W x D): 195 x 205 x 315 mm (7.68’’ x 8.07’’ x 12.4’’)
  • Weight: 3.3kg (7.3lbs)


  • 2-year warranty (printer and printhead)
  • Warranty extension available as an option



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