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Zebra p430i ID Printer

Key Features
  • Two-sided color printing
  • Vibrant, realistic colors
  • Contact and contactless smart card encoding options
  • Reject hopper for improperly encoded cards
Buying Guide

How many cards will you likely print in the first year?

  • 100 or less
  • 101 to 500
  • 501 or more
  • Don't Know
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When you need an ID card printer with stamina, the sturdy Zebra P430i prints double- or single-sided color cards rapidly and reliably. Designed for small or medium-sized organizations, the P430i is both sophisticated and easy to use. Whether you need to print hundreds of student ID cards at once or thousands of membership cards over an extended period of time, the P430i helps you infuse your organization with the professional image you require. Plus, its self-aligning printhead, ribbon image counter, Load-n-Go print cartridges and reject hopper for badly-encoded cards make the P430i one of the most self-sufficient, low-maintenance printers available.

If it's speed you need, the P430i generates 102 two-sided cards per hour. When you print double-sided ID cards, you can use the back of the card for secondary text, freeing up more space to enlarge photos, which will make it easier for your security staff to verify identities. And if you anticipate the need for extra-large print jobs, you may upgrade the 100-card capacity automatic feeder to a 220-card feeder.

Consider adding contact OR contactless smart card encoding or magnetic stripe encoding to your P430i so that you may make ID cards that unlock doors, store financial credit, contain vital security clearance information or track checked-out library books, simply by adding a magnetic stripe or smart card!

Product Features

P430i Features

  • 102 two-sided color cards per hour or 130 single-sided color cards
  • Reject hopper for badly encoded cards
  • Two-year printer and printhead warranty
  • Optional built-in Ethernet
  • Self-aligning printhead
  • Magnetic stripe, contact and contactless smart card encoding options

System Requirements

General Specifications

  • 16-character LCD display
  • Windows® drivers for 2000 and XP (certified); Vista compatible
  • Bi-directional driver communication
  • Two year printer warranty
  • Two year (unlimited passes) printhead warranty


  • Color dye sublimation or monochrome thermal transfer printing
  • 102 cards per hour full color dual-sided (YMCKOK)
  • 130 cards per hour full color single-sided (YMCKO)
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution

Bar Codes

  • Code 39, Code 128 B & C with & without check digit
  • 2 of 5 & 2 of 5 Interleaved
  • UPC-A, EAN 8 & EAN 13
  • PDF-417 2D bar code and other symbologies can be printed via Windows drivers

Card Specifications

  • Types: PVC, PVC Composite, Adhesive backed
  • Card width/length: ISO CR-80-ISO 7810, 2.12" (54mm) x 3.38" (86mm)
  • Magnetic Stripe-ISO 7811
  • Smart Card contact and contactless
  • Card thickness: 10 mil (.25mm) to 60 mil (1.524mm)
  • Card feeder capacity: 100 cards (30 mil) or 220 cards (30 mil)
  • Card output hopper capacity: 100 cards (30 mil)

Communications Interface

  • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible) cable included
  • Optional Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

Ribbon Specifications*

  • i SeriesTM Printers require the use of i Series ribbons for full color printing
  • YMCKOK: 170 cards/roll
  • YMCKO: 200 & 330 cards/roll
  • 1/2 Panel YMC Full KO: 450 cards/roll
  • KdO: 500 cards/roll
  • KrO: 500 cards/roll
  • Overlay varnishes: Clear and Hologram: 350 cards/roll
  • Monochrome: 1500 (Black) & 1000 cards/roll
  • Monochrome colors: black, red, blue, green, silver, gold, white and scratch-off grey
*for optimum printer performance use Genuine Zebra Supplies Mechanical
  • Width: 26 in (660 mm)
  • Depth: 9.4 in (239 mm)
  • Height: 10.1 in (256 mm)
  • Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)


  • 100 ~ 240 Volts AC, 50 ~ 60 Hz (auto switching)
  • 4MBit image memory standard
  • FCC Class A, CE, UL, CUL, and CCC approved


  • Operating Temperature: 60°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C)
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: 23°F to 158°F (-5°C to 70°C)
  • Storage Humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Ventilation: Free air


  • Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • Smart card contact-ISO 7816 encoder (30 mil cards only)
  • Smart card MIFARE®/DESFire encoder (30 mil cards only)
  • Smart card contact station (30 mil cards only)
  • Magnetic encoder (30 mil cards only) 3 track HiCo/LoCo
  • High capacity feeder (220 cards)
  • Cleaning supplies