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Installing and Setting up the Persona C30e

Guide to Persona C30e Printer Setup and Installation

While unpacking the printer, inspect the packaging to make sure that no damage has occurred during transit. The following items are included with the printer:

1. Power Supply
2. Power Cable
3. Software Installation CD/User Guide
4. User Guide
5. Warranty Statement and Registration Card

Connecting the Printer Power

1. Plug the AC adapter power cable into the back of the printer.
2. Plug the wall power cable into the AC power adapter.
3. Plug the wall power cable into a standard 110VAC power outlet.

Install the Ribbon Cartridge

1. Open the front Cover by pressing the black rubber pad and lowering the cover down.
2. Remove the liner on the card cleaning roller (there is a blue arrow on it) and remove the ribbon securing (this is a blue piece on the back of the cartridge).
3. Slide the ribbon cartridge into the printer.
4. Close the front cover and press the front cover’s black rubber pad until the front cover is securely closed.

Installing Blank Cards into the Card Hopper for Batch Mode Printing

1. Open the card hopper cover.
2. Press the card hopper load lever down until the card tray locks in place.
3. Load up to 100 cards into the hopper. Print side goes down.
4. Close the card hopper cover to release the card tray.

Lower the Card Output Hopper

Pull the output hopper down until it snaps into place.

Install the Print Driver

Close all programs and insert the software installation CD into your computer’s CD drive. The CD’s installer program will automatically open. Follow the CD’s on-screen procedures to complete the installation. During this installation, you will be directed to connect the USB cable and specify the ribbon that will be used.

Printing a Test Print Image

1. Go to your computer’s startup menu. Select Settings>Printers and Faxes or Printers.
2. Double click on the card printer under the printer’s window.
3. Select the printing preferences under the printer drop-down menu which will bring up the printing preferences window.
4. Select the card tab and click on the Test Print button. The image is copied to the printer.

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

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

Connecting a Printer to the PC via a USB Cable

Fargo DTC400e

When installing a new id card printer, one of the first steps is to install the printer driver. The driver is located on the CD that is included with the printer.

When the driver is installed, an instructional window will advise you to connect the id card printer to the PC. To do this, locate the USB port on the printer. Connect the printer to the PC with the printer cable. Many printer models include a printer cable with the purchase of a printer.

To locate the USB port on the id card printer, look at the back of the printer. Some manufacturers place a piece of protective white tape over the USB port. The tape states that the ID card printer driver needs to be installed in the computer prior to plugging the printer cable into the port.

Once the printer and computer are connected correctly by the printer cable, communication can occur allowing the printer to begin printing the id badges needed.

For additional information about custom id cards and photo id card systems, contact our id card experts at 888-485-4696.