Single-side card printing in high-quality singly or in small runs


Zenius is the one-stop solution to print high-quality single-sided cards, in monochrome or color, in single or small runs, for a variety of applications:

  • Transportation passes
  • Payment cards
  • Employee badges
  • Access control badges etc.

Zenius makes it easy for you every step of the way! Discover a wealth of advanced features loaded in a contemporary yet compact design.

  • Card feeder and output tray located at the front of the printer
  • Manual feeder
  • Control panel with LEDs

Compact, lightweight and silent
With a low sound level  and its amazingly small size, Zenius can be accommodated in virtually any environment, be it a welcome desk, a sales counter, or an office desk. By its really low weight, Zenius is the lightest printer in its category.

  • 46dB(A)
  • 7.3 lbs

Zenius has earned the coveted ENERGY STAR certification and complies with the reduced energy consumption guidelines from the ErP European Directive

  • Standby and Sleep modes
  • ENERGY STAR certification
  • Compliance with the ErP European Directive
  • Noise reduced to 46 dB (A) only

General printer specifications

  • Single-sided printing module, edge-to-edge printing
  • Color-dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 MB of RAM

Printing performances

  • Color: from 120 to 150 cards per hour
  • Monochrome: from 400 to 500 cards per hour

Card management and specifications

  • Choice of automated or manual feeding
  • Feeder capacity: 50 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Output tray capacity: 20 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 0.76 mm (10 to 30 mil), calibration via the gauge
  • Types of cards: all PVC, Composite PVC, PET, ABS1 and speical varnish1 cards
  • Card format: ISO CR-80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm - 3.375" x 2.125")

Evolis High Trust ® Ribbons
Maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of your print head and the overall reliability of your printer!

  • Automatic detection and setup
  • Ribbon embedded in a cassette for ease of use
  • Ribbon saver feature for monochrome printing
  • Ribbon capacity
    • YMCKO: 200 cards/roll
    • KO: 30 cards/roll
    • Monochrome ribbon: up to 1000 cards per roll1
    • Hologram 400 cards/roll


  • USB 1.1 (compatible with 2.0)
  • Ethernet avaliable as an option


  • LEDs
  • Graphic notification from the printer2 : empty feeder, cleaning, "approaching end-of-ribbon" warnings


  • Supplied with the Evolis Premium Suite® for windows
    • Printer driver
    • Evlos print center for printer management and setup
    • Evolis printer manager for two way notification3
    • Supports windows XP SP2 or later, Vista 32/64, W7 32/644
  • Supplied with the eMedia CS Cards Designer (30-day free trial to be downloaded from Mediasoft's website)
  • Other OS:
    • Mac and Linux: upon request


  • 1 year warranty

Size and Weight

  • Size: Height 195mm (7.68" x length 205 mm (8.07") x width 310 mm (12.2")
  • Weight: 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs)

Sound (Evluated according to the ISO 7779 Standard)
Sound pressure level, LpAm, bystander position (YMCKO color mode)

  • When operating: 46 dB (A)
  • In sleep mode: background noise only


  • Support for Kensington ® lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding5

Packaging content

  • Printer
  • CD-ROM with the printer driver and user manual
  • Cleaning Kit
  • USB cable
  • Power supply and cords

Options & Accessories

  • Avaliable colors: Fire Red or Grey Brown
  • Ethernet TCP-IP5

Eco- Friendly Design, Certifications and statement of compliance

  • Sleep mode and reduced energy consumption
  • ErP 2009/125/CE, ENERGY STAR, RoHS


  • Power supply: 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.8 A
  • Printer: 24 V DC, 3 A


  • Min/max opertating temprature: 15o / 30oC (59o / 158oF)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min/max storage temprature: -5o / +70oC (23o / 158oF)
  • Storage humidity: 20 to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: Opean air

Resident Fonts

  • Arial 100, Arial Bold 100
  • Bar code: Code 39, code 128, EAN 13, Interleaved 2 of 5