Zebra P330i – Loading PVC Cards

 

To load PVC cards into a Zebra P330i printer:

1. Open the lid card feeder locared on the right hand side of the printer.
2. Verify the card thickness guage is set up properly for your card thickness.
3. Open the cards. Remove the PVC cards from their wrapper and shuffle carefully while holding the sides of the cards.
4. Place the cards into the feeder. The top cards will lie at an angle.
5. Close the feeder lid.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

Zebra P330i – Installation Tips

 

When opening the Zebra P330i printer for the first time, you will find the following tips helpful:

1. Remove both of the reusable handles on the sides of the box.
2. Slide the top of the box up.
3. In the top tray of the styrofoam packing, you will find the following:

  • Driver
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Quick Start Quide
  • Documentation CD
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Cleaning Cartridge Assemby

4. Remove the top styrofoam piece.
5. Remove the yellow tape.
6. Push the blue release forward.
7. Lift up the printhead carriage.
8. Remove the printhead protector.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i

For other Zebra printing tips see the following videos:

Zebra P330i – ID Card Printing Tips

Zebra P330i – Using the Single Card Feeder

Zebra P330i – Installing A Print Ribbon

Zebra P330i – Loading PVC Cards

Zebra P330i – Installing Printer Drivers

Zebra P120i – Clearing a Card Jam

 

It is recommended to not force a card jammed into the machine out, but to eject it automatically using the computer interface and the following steps.

1. Click on the computer start button.
2. Click on settings.
3. Open the printers directory.
4. Select the P120i printer and right click to open properties.
5. Select the device settings.
6. Select the tools menu.
7. Select properties.
8. Click on the eject card button on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
9. The card will eject from the front of the printer.

Find out specific information about Zebra Printer models:

Zebra P110i
Zebra P330i
Zebra P430i
Zebra P520i

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