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Zebra Eltron P120i Printer

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Zebra Eltron P120i Printer

Lauded as one of the most innovative printers in its class, the Zebra Eltron P120i is an affordable solution for businesses looking to print dual-sided cards. The P120i is a powerful combination of Zebra's industry-leading reputation, innovative features, intuitive design, and an affordable price. The result is an entry-level dual sided card printer that provides an easy to use and affordable card solution, one that provides professional security and access control tools to small to medium sized businesses. Our Zebra Eltron P120i printer system comes with all the equipment you need to print high quality photo ID badges.

The P120i comes with the innovative card printing features of the Zebra i series, including the Load-n-Go™ ribbon cartridge with integrated card cleaning roller, LCD Display and an integrated card output hopper. These features, along with the powerful i series drivers, make installation and operation of the P120i a snap. Users can begin to print dual sided cards in full color or monochrome in minutes.

The P120i allows you to encode your cards with any of several different access control technologies. The P120i can also print 1D and 2D barcodes, or encode cards with Smart Chip technology.

This revolutionary printer from Zebra is the first in its class to bring affordable, high quality dual sided printing to small businesses with low card demands. See how Zebra's intuitive design can help your business grow.


P120i Features

  • Innovative Zebra features like Load-n-Go™ Ribbon Cartridge provide ease of use
  • Most affordable dual sided printer available
  • Print single or dual sided cards in full color or monochrome
  • Print 1D or 2D barcodes
  • Optional CardSense™ attachment is a single card feed that has input and output at the front of the printer
  • Sturdy, attractive design is compact enough to be used anywhere.
  • Integrated card feeder and flipper make printing easy

System Requirements



  • CardSense™ single card-feed mode
  • Starter Kit (200 - 30 mil PVC cards and 1 YMCKOK ribbon)
  • Cleaning Kit (4 print engine and 4 feeder cleaning cards)

General Specifications

  • Integrated card feeder
  • Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon cartridge
  • 16-digit LCD display
  • Zebra printer drivers for Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP
  • 2 year warranty that includes Loaner Express for the first year

Card Specifications

  • Types: PVC, PVC Composite
  • Card width/length: ISO CR-80-ISO 7810, 2.12" (54mm) x 3.38" (86mm)
  • Smart Card-ISO 7816
  • Card thickness: 30 mil (.76mm)
  • Card feeder capacity: 100 cards (30 mil)
  • Card output hopper capacity: 45 cards (30 mil)

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

Ribbon Specifications

  • Load-N-Go™ ribbon cartridge with integrated card-cleaning roller
  • i Series ribbon information technology
  • YMCKO: 200 cards/cartridge
  • YMCKOK: 165 cards/cartridge
  • Monochrome: 1000 cards/cartridge in black, blue, or white


  • Color dye sublimation or monochrome thermal transfer printing
  • 30 seconds per card full-color single-sided (YMCKO)
  • 35 seconds per card full-color dual-sided (YMCKOK)
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution


  • 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


  • Width: 7.9 in (201mm)
  • Depth: 12.9 in (328mm)
  • Height: 8.5 in (216mm)
  • Weight: 9.4 lbs (4.3kg)

Communications Interface

  • USB 1.1 (cable included)


  • 110 ~ 240 Volts AC, 50 ~ 60 Hz (auto switching)
  • 16MB image memory standard
  • FCC Class B, CE, UL and CUL approved