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Compact, easy to use and professional


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.



Space saving

Zenius packs all its advanced features into a very small footprint. Hardly larger than a standard sheet of paper, Zenius is also very quiet - 46 decibels in operation - and fits perfectly into any environment, be it the office or a customer service counter. 


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 specifi cally 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.


A long term vision



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!


Lasting investment

Zenius printers undergo quality and compliance testing to guarantee their robustness and performance, so you can be sure that your investment will last. What’s more, Evolis offers an extended warranty option for extra peace of mind.




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:


    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2

    • Smart contact station ISO 7816-2

    • Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1

    • Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS

    • 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 cards1

  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)


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