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Zebra p640i ID Printer

Key Features
  • Advanced color matching technology
  • One or two-sided card lamination
  • Two-sided color printing
  • Designed for large-scale printing
  • Customizable card transaction log for security
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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This industrial-strength card printer generates enormous quantities of ID cards at a brisk pace. Designed for critical, high-volume applications, the Zebra P640i is ideal for producing government and military ID cards, key cards for security-sensitive facilities, airport ID cards and other applications that require durable, tamper-evident ID cards. Plus, professional print quality comes standard with the P640i. A unique print method in which the card moves across the printhead and automatic pre-print card cleaning ensure that your color images will appear crisp and clean every time.

The Zebra P640i laminates one or both sides of your cards, so that your cards will be more difficult to alter, will last longer and provide a professional appearance. This printer uses linerless lamination, which significantly reduces the cost of overlaminate and is waste-free. This becomes even more important if you opt to use more expensive, but more secure, holographic or UV overlaminate instead of clear (custom designs available). Plus, printing, laminating and optional encoding (magnetic stripe, contact smart card and proximity card encoding are all available options) take place in one pass to expedite the process; in one hour, the P640i can produce 120 full-color, double-sided and laminated cards.

Because the P640i is designed with security in mind, it comes with an ID/Log feature, which builds a customizable card transactions record in the printer's host computer for precautionary monitoring. If you like, you may take advantage of the built-in Ethernet option, so that an authorized user may print from anywhere on a network while you keep the printer itself in a secure location. And because the card input hopper holds 150 cards, you can leave the printer alone while it works. When you need advanced security technology in a user-friendly package, put your trust in the Zebra P640i.

Product Features

P640i Features

  • Double-sided color printing
  • Produces 120 cards per hour with double-sided printing and lamination
  • Card input hopper capacity 150 cards
  • USB interface
  • Optional Ethernet networking
  • Optional ID card/key locks and unlocks the printer

System Requirements

General Specifications

  • Dual-sided color printing
  • One-pass dual-sided lamination (waste-free)
  • Micro-positioning card transport system for enhanced color photos
  • Covert text printing capability (approx. 17 mil high)
  • Automated card cleaning before printing
  • Windows® drivers for 2000 and XP with advanced security features (ID/Log & password protection)
  • One year printer warranty
  • One year (unlimited passes) printhead warranty


  • Color dye sublimation and resin K
  • 120 cards per hour dual-sided printing and laminating (YMCK ribbon & 1.0 mil laminate both sides)
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution

Bar Codes

  • Bar codes and other symbologies available via Windows driver


  • True Type or other type fonts via Windows driver

Card Specifications*

  • Types: PVC Composite
  • Card width/length: ISO CR-80 - ISO 7810 2.12” (54mm) x 3.38” (86mm)
  • HiCo Magnetic Stripe - ISO 7811
  • Contact Smart Card - ISO 7816 Compliant
  • Contactless Smart Card - MIFARE®/DESFire
  • Card thickness: 27 mil - 33 mil
  • Card input hopper capacity: 150 cards

Ribbon Specifications*

  • YMCK: 600 cards/roll
  • YMCKK: 500 cards/roll
  • YMCUvK: 500 cards/roll
  • Monochrome black: 3000 images/roll (other monochrome colors available)
  • Cleaning cartridge: cleans 3,000+ cards
*for optimum printer performance use Genuine Zebra Supplies

Laminate Specifications**

  • Linerless & waste-free 1.0 mil laminate, 600 cards/roll
  • 2 Laminate cassettes (upper & lower)
  • Clear full size laminate
  • Clear laminate for magnetic stripe cards
  • Clear laminate for smart cards
  • Custom laminates
  • Holographic laminate
  • UV laminate
**for optimum laminator performance use Genuine Zebra Supplies.

Communications Interface

  • USB 1.1 (Standard, USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Factory Installed Options
  • Built-In 10/100 Ethernet
  • Bi-directional Parallel with ECP support (minimum order required)


  • Width: 27.5 in (699 mm) not including exit hopper
  • Depth: 9.7 in (246 mm)
  • Height: 11.5 in (292 mm)
  • Weight: 35 lbs (15.9 kg)


  • 110 - 220 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
  • FCC Class A, UL, CUL, & CE approved


  • Operating temperature: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
  • Operation humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage temperature: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
  • Ventilation: Free air


  • ID/Key security printing feature
  • Magnetic encoder, 3 track (30 mil cards only, HiCo only)
  • Smart card MIFARE®/DESFire encoder/reader
  • Smart card contact station
  • Smart card contact-ISO 7816 encoder/reader
  • Built-in Ethernet for networking capability
  • Linear barcode scanner
  • Warranty programs