Zebra Technologies Introduces Fastest Ever ZXP Series 8™ Secure Issuance Printer for Secure On-Demand Financial Instant Issuance Card Printing

Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, announced the launch of the ZXP Series 8™ Secure Issuance printer this week at the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) Retail Delivery Conference. Addressing global industry requirements for on-demand printing of bank credit, debit and ATM cards, this model capitalizes on the award-winning ZXP Series 8™ retransfer card printer technology to provide the fastest, on-site card printing resulting in significantly decreased wait times and increased customer loyalty.

“Flat cards are becoming more widespread throughout the U.S. and globally, offering an array of benefits over printing the cards off-site and having them mailed to the cardholder,” said Mark Zucherman, product manager, Zebra Technologies. “As this trend grows, Zebra recognizes the opportunity to apply our extensive high-performance card printing experience in this emerging market with the ZXP Series 8 Secure Issuance Printer.”

Zebra’s Secure Issuance printer, in conjunction with leading application providers, is capable of printing fully activated debit, credit and ATM cards on flat, non-embossed cards. This can be done directly onsite at the financial institution for instantaneous, on-the-spot issuance, saving customers the wait time generally associated with having a new or replacement card centrally printed and mailed. The ZXP Instant Issuance printer also allows banks, retailers and higher education institutions to print cards on demand at remote locations.

Leveraging the technology of the ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer, the Secure Issuance printer features a locking mechanism to protect the input, reject and media inside the printer from unauthorized access, obstructed view of input and output hoppers, and includes encryption to protect all sensitive cardholder data during network transmission. It also meets industry security specifications for smart card encoding such as EMV Level 1 Type Approval, which tests for compliance with the electromechanical characteristics, logical interface, and transmission protocol requirements defined in the EMV Specifications.

Key relationships deliver full benefits to Financial Services companies

Illustrating a commitment to the instant issuance application market, Zebra has collaborated with leading financial card solutions providers who provide a full solution to financial institutions. These relationships couple each partner’s dynamic and unique instant issuance software to create customizable solutions with Zebra’s vast experience in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions.

These partners include:


  • DemoTeller Systems, Inc. (DSI): Based in the U.S., DSI offers advanced instant issuance solutions coupled with Zebra hardware through leading resellers in the U.S.

  • Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS): Now part of Datacard Group, DCS is a leading provider of financial instant issuance solutions in the U.S. and has a growing presence in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Their flagship CardWizard® instant issue platform is installed in over (550) financial institutions.

  • Gemalto: The world leader in digital security, Gemalto offers a wide range of solutions and services to leading issuers. This includes a turnkey Instant Issuance Solution, which has successfully been deployed across the world.

  • Smartsoft: Based in Turkey with offices in the U.S. and Canada, Smartsoft offers complete Instant Issuance and smart card solutions through resellers in Canada, the US and EMEA.


“The industry acceptance and adoption of the ZXP Instant Issuance Printer by leading application providers is exciting and a testament to the power and strength of our product and the commitment Zebra is marketing to this market,” said Zucherman.

To visit Zebra Technologies at BAI please stop by the Dynamic Card Solution Booth #935 or Custom Card Systems in booth #1412.

For more information on the ZXP Series 8™ Secure Issuance printer, please visit zebra.com/secureissuance.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. Zebra’s core technologies include reliable on-demand printer and state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. Zebra serves more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information about Zebra’s solutions, visit www.zebra.com.

Oct 19, 2010