Evolis Zenius Classic Red Smart Card Printer

Sale price$1,250.00


The Evolis Zenius Smart Card Printer, a single-sided dye sublimation/thermal trasnfer printer, has great FLEXIBILITY as it can feed cards individually or through an automatic card feeder for your convenience. It also has a SMALL FOOTPRINT as it can fit into an office or customer service counter at a college/university without being obtrusive to deskspace. It is well-known for its EASE-OF-USE as Evolis Premium Suite allows for receiving useful notifications about the printer status while also easily allowing for control of the printer from your computer.

*The Evolis Zenius Smart Card Printer is orderable by contacting us directly with the button down below*



  • CE
  • FCC
  • EAS
  • RoHS
  • ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo/JIS2
  • ISO 7816-2
  • PC/SC (Personal Computer/Smart Cards)
  • EMV 2000-1 (Contact Smart Cards)
  • ISO 14443A/B (Contactless Smart Cards)
  • ISO 15693 (Contactless Smart Cards)
  • ISO 7810 (Cards)
  • USB 1.0/1.1/2.0/3.0
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT/100BaseT

Ideal For:

  • Individual or small runs of card printing with logos, photos, barcodes and text
  • Color or B&W card prints
  • Single-sided cards
  • Office or customer service counter
  • Education, finance, healthcare, hospitality and leisure and transporation sectors¬†
  • Employee ID badges
  • Physical access control badges
  • Membership cards
  • Loyalty cards/gift cards
  • Transit passes


  • Direct-to-card, dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • Single-sided card printing, edge-to-edge card printing¬†
  • Automatic or manual card feeding
  • Color:
    • Fire Red¬†
  • Security:
    • Kensington security lock
  • Power Button Notifications:¬†Cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon and card alerts¬†
  • Print Resolution:
    • 16 million colors
    • 300x300 DPI (Dots Per Inch)¬†(11.8 dots/mm)
  • Printer Memory:
    • 16 MB RAM (Zenius Classic)
    • 32 MB RAM (Zenius Expert)
  • Card Printing Performance:
    • Color (YMCKO):¬†120-150 cards/hour
      • A color card prints in 30 seconds.¬†
  • Black & White:¬†400-500 cards/hour

Cards Per Year: 

  • Contact Smart Cards:<500 cards
  • No Encoding Cards:¬†500-5,000 cards
  • Automatic/manual feeding
  • Feeder capacity:¬†50 cards (30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity:¬†20 cards (30 mil)
  • Drop-in cassette with easy handling¬†
  • Replaceable print head
  • Weight:¬†7.3 lbs

Card Types Supported:

Card Format:

  • ISO CR80/ISO 7810/ID-1 Card
  • 3.370" x 2.125"
  • PVC/Composite PVC/PET
  • ABS/Special varnished cards¬†
  • Card Thickness:¬†10-30 mil
  • Card Lifespan:¬†Up to 3 years
  • Software:

cardPresso XXS Lite:

  • Ships with cardPresso XXS Lite¬†
  • Designs and edits badges
  • Signature capturing capabilities
  • Multiple language options available
  • OS Compatibility:
  • Windows 8.1/10 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/2022
  • macOS 10.14/10.15/11/12
  • Linux RPM (Red Hat) & DEB (Debian) distributions
    • Evolis Printer Center
    • Evolis Premium Suite:
      • Receive notifications and control printer from your workstation¬†
      • Supports printer setup
      • Maintenance and administration port
      • Wizards for guidance for cleaning and encoding¬†
      • Encoding system
      • Diagnostic tool
      • Printer drivers are included for Windows and macOS
    • Evolis Printer Manager
    • OS Compatibility:
      • Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-bit/64-bit)
      • Windows Server 2008R2 (64-bit ONLY)/2012 R2/2016/2019 (32 & 64-bit editions)
      • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
      • Linux RPM (Red Hat) & DEB (Debian) distributions
    • Evolis SDK

    Operating System (OS) Support:

    • Windows XP SP3/Vista/8/10/11* (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/2022 (32 & 64-bit editions)
    • macOS X 10.14 (Mojave)/10.15 (Catalina)/11 (Big Sur)/12 (Monterey)
    • Linux DEB (Debian)/RPM Installation Packages

    *Windows 11 support is only from 21H2 (build 22000.708)

    *Windows Server 2022 support is only from (build 20348.169)

    Download Datasheets & Drivers


    Driver Download Page:

    Evolis Zenius Classic Red Smart Card Printer Driver Page

    Steps for Downloading Drivers 

    1. Click URL above titled Evolis Zenius Classic Red Smart Card Printer Driver Page
    2. Select Software and Firmware tab
    3. Select the relevant file for your operating system  
    4. Open file at the bottom of the web browser in the Download Bar (*Depending on browser i.e. Chrome, Edge or Firefox)

    *To find out your operating system version for Windows, select File Explorer and right click This PC on the Quick Access left side panel and select Properties in the submenu. Underneath both Device specifications and Windows specifications, the OS version is stated.

      Specifications Datasheet:

      User Guide:

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