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Zebra P120i – Loading ID Cards in the Printer


Steps to load PVC cards into a Zebra P120i printer:

1. Open the card feeder cover.
2. Slide the blue card guide up into place until it locks.
3. Place a stack of cards into the feeder.
4. Close the cover until it clicks.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P120i – Loading Print Ribbons in the Printer


To load print ribbon cartridges into the Zebra P120i printer:

1. Open the lid by pressing on the silver release button on top of the printer and lift the lid.
2. Remove the protective wrapper from the ribbon cartridge.
3. Remove the cardboard sleeve and peel off the blue tape on the cartridge.
4. The smart chip on the cartridge will match the contacts inside the printer.
5. Hold the cartridge parallel to the printer and slide the ribbon cartridge into the grooves.
6. Open the card hopper located in the front of the printer.
7. Press the lid closed until your hear it click.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P120i – How to Install the Print Driver


Install the Zebra P120i print driver using the following instructions:

1. Insert the windows driver CD into the computer CD ROM drive.
2. The install wizard will appear. Select the install print driver from the main menu. The install shield wizard will install on your computer.
3. The select features window will appear. Click the default USB printers drivers button.
4. The next window is the license agreement. You must click yes to continue the installation.
5. Set up type window. Select the installation option appropriate for you.
6. Next is the select program folder screen. Accept the default or prick a different one.
7. The setup status window will show the progress of the installation.
8. After completion the congratulations window will display.
9. Click next. The option will be provided to view the read me files.
10. The Install Shield Wizard Complete window will display. Select the finish button to restart the computer.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P120i – Steps to Install the ID Card Printer


To install an id card printer after installing the driver, follow these steps:

1. Remove the yellow caution label from the back of the printer.
2. Plug the USB cable into the back of the printer.
3. Insert the power supply into the power socket on the back of the printer.
4. Plug the USB cable into the computer and the appropriate power supply cord into the socket.
5. Turn the power switch on located on the back of the printer. The LCD light will indicate ready.

The LCD screen will confirm that data is downloading when beginning to print a card. It will also indicate which panel of the ribbon is printing. The completed card will be delivered to the hopper in the front of the printer.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P120i – Steps to Clean the Printer


After about 1,000 full color cards have been printed on the Zebra P120i printer, the printer will indicate that it is time to clean the printer.  You will notice the LCD screen will read “clean printer.” The LCD screen will walk you through the steps below:

To clean the printer:

1.  Hold the control button for several seconds.  If there is a card inside of the printer, it will be ejected.

2.  Remove printer cartridge and close the lid.

3.  Remove the remaining PVC cards in the card printer and close the cover.

4.  Feed the long cleaning card by feeding the smaller end of the large card into the exit slot.  The card will feed to clean the printer and eject.

5.  Feed the short cleaning card by opening the card feeder, pulling back the blue card guide and inserting the t-shaped small cleaning card into the slot.

6.  When the LCD screen prompts you to remove the cleaning card, open the lid, push the card guide open and remove the cleaning card.

7.  When the LCD screen prompts shows “ready,” reload the cards and ribbon for printing.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P120i – Loading ID Cards into the ID Card Printer


The above video illustrates how to load PVC cards into the Zebra P120i id card printer.

1. Open the card feeder cover.
2. Slide the card guide up until it locks into place.
3. Place the cards in the feeder.
4. Close the cover until it clicks.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P120i – Adding Card Sense to the Printer


Zebra P120i – Adding Card Sense to the Printer

This video from Zebra Card Printer illustrates how to install the optional single card feed kit for the Zebra card printer – model P120i.

    1. Remove the cards in the automatic card feeder and close the cover.
    2. Open the printer lid. Remove the load and go print ribbon cartridge and close the cover.
    3. Place the black roller into the blue grooves in the front of the printer.
    4. Hold the cleaning cartridge by the tabs on the side. Slide into the slots above the roller and put into place. Reload the ribbon cartridge and close the lid.

5. Switch to single feed mode.

    a. Click the windows start button.
    b. Go to settings. Open the printer directory and find the P120i printer. Right click to open properties.
    c. Select device settings tab. Click on enable feed support. Click apply.

6. Insert card into the center slot. The card will print and return out of this same slot.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Persona C30 and Persona C30e Printers – Ribbon Usage

A customer provided a question to our technical department about using ribbons in the Persona C30 series printers. The question was:

Does the printer use the same amount of “ink” no matter what is printed? That is, if we print just a little bit of text vs. a full color photo, will the ribbon run out at the same time?

An answer from our technical experts is:

The answer to your question is “yes.” A full YMCKO print ribbon uses all 5 panels and a YMCKOK print ribbon uses all 6 panels to print a card no matter how much of each of the panels are used to create the specific colors on the printed badge. There is no way to reuse the portion of the panels that are not used in the single print of one card. Even a Persona monochrome print ribbon is not able to be conserved when just a fraction of the panel is used.

If conservation of the ribbon is important, you may wish to look into monochrome printing with an Evolis ID card printer. Single color ribbons in this line will only advance the amount of print ribbon that is used to print a card.

Find Persona C30e technical support.

For additional information about Persona C30e printers or Evolis ID card printers, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Asure ID 2009 Software – Default Password

Following is a question from a customer to our technical department:

What is the default password for the Asure id 2009 software?

Our techncial area replied with the following information to answer the question:

1. The default information that comes with the initial installation of the Asure ID 2009 software is:

user name= admin
password= admin

2. The above factory specifications are able to be changed. When setting up the software you are provided opportunity to set up users and change passwords. If you are logged into the software at a later time as the administrator, you are also provided authorization to set up additional users and change passwords.

For more information about Asure ID 2009 software, browse the following:

  • Asure ID 2009 Overview Video
  • Asure ID 2009 Installation Instructions
  • Inital release information for Asure ID 2009 software
  • Asure ID 2009 Trial Software Download.

Evolis Tattoo 2 New Features and Improved Warranty

THE EVOLIS TATTOO2 PRINTER is no longer in production and is no longer available for purchase. The information below is for reference purposes only. Thank you!



Today Evolis has released the following p

ress release about the Evolis Tattoo2 color printer:

The Evolis Tattoo2 color printer
New features and extended warranty


Angers, France, April 23, 2009. Evolis, the European leader in solutions for plastic card personalization, announces new features for Tattoo2, its entry-level color printer, ideal for instantly personalizing cards, singly or in small runs.

Evolis leverages technology and commits to quality

Tattoo2, Evolis’ entry-level printer for personalizing badges and plastic cards with text, pictures, logos and barcodes, is now available with new printing and encoding features: direct transfer onto thermosensitive cards, printing on paper tickets, ISO-compliant magnetic encoding*. These new features position Tattoo2 as a sound entry-level printer for use in applications such as loyalty cards, ticketing, or access control. Tattoo2 also carries an optional Ethernet port for networking it when required, for example, in distributed deployment.

Furthermore, Evolis increases its standard warranty to two years for the Tattoo2 color printer. This warranty covers all components of the printer and includes an unlimited number of printouts. The multiple quality control implemented throughout the manufacturing process, and the expertise earned during the past years, have helped Evolis confidently commit to quality for both channel partners and end-users.

With Tattoo2, Evolis taps the entry-level segment of the market and addresses the needs of small organizations (SMEs, sports clubs, associations, branch offices, libraries, canteens and local authorities) that are looking for simple way to issue cards.

Tattoo2: the most compact printer in its category

Tattoo2 makes a difference thanks to its size. A lightweight printer (just 2.4 kgs – 5.5 lbs), Tattoo2 is a follow-me printer that will personalize cards and badges for mobile applications, and for trade shows and events as well. Its elegant and contemporary design makes it the ultimate printer at reception counters and welcome desks of any organization. Tattoo2 features a standard 100-card detachable feeder as well as a manual feeding mode for printing cards singly or in small batches.
As a user-friendly printer, Tattoo2 benefits from a clamshell-designed access that eases ribbon installation or replacement, and offers an exclusive « Push & Twist » system that makes print-head replacement mere child’s play.

*only available after study

About Evolis (

Evolis designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of personalization solutions for plastic cards. The Evolis printers include all features for graphical, magnetic and electrical personalization (smart card, with
contact or contactless – RFID) of multi-purpose cards (employee badges, student IDs, bank cards, etc.).
Headquartered in Angers, France, Evolis has branch offices in Miami (USA) and Singapore as well as a representative office in Tokyo (Japan) and in Shenzhen (China). The company achieved a turnover of EUR
36.7 million (54,3M$) in 2008. Evolis has 140 employees and is represented in 90 countries worldwide.

For more information about Evolis id card printers, contact us toll free or visit the links below:
Evolis Tattoo Printer
Evolis Pebble Printer
Evolis Dualys Printer
Evolis Quantum Printer
Evolis Securion Printer