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New Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID Card Printer Release

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Zebra Technologies has announced the release of the new ZXP Series 7 ID card printer, a fast and reliable solution for high-volume applications requiring ID badge printing with photo-like quality images!

Utilizing the latest in card-printing technology, Zebra’s ZXP Series 7 ID card printer features high-volume, high-quality ID card printing with a fast, reliable performance and exceptional value.

Zebra’s ZXP Series 7 ID card printer is ideal for high-volume, high-security applications such as printing service bureau ID badges, retail & hospitality cards, education ID cards, government ID card credentials and smart cards for secure access control systems.

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to learn how you can add the Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID Card Printer to your ID card system contact us today, we provide excellent customer service!

GO Zebra 12 Printer Trade-In Extended Through 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012




The Go Zebra Trade-In program has been extended through 2012! Receive up to $400 cash back when you purchase select new Zebra ID card printers!

The following updates have been made to the Go Zebra Trade-in program:

  • The P630i and P640i ID card printers have been removed from the list of qualifying Zebra ID card printers
  • The ZXP Series 8 single-sided ID card printer rebate amount has been reduced from $400 to $200
  • Qualifying trade-in printers must be received no later than January 31, 2013 (the previous return date was March 31)
ZXP Series 8 Dual-Sided $400
P430i $300
P330i, P330m, ZXP Series 8 Single-Sided $200
P120i $150
ZXP Series 3 Dual-Sided $100
P100i, P110i, P110m, ZXP Series 3 Single-Sided $75

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to learn more about the Go Zebra 12 Trade-in program. We provide excellent customer service!

Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID Card Printer Updates

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Zebra’s ZXP Series 3™ ID card printer now includes a number of new improvements and enhancements which make the printer easier to use!

The following improvements and enhancements will be available on all Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card printers starting shipping the second week of April, 2012:

  • New printhead assembly for optimized print quality of monochrome-only ID card printing
  • Instructional labels for proper positioning & insertion of magnetic stripe cards in the input hopper, and manual single-card feed input slot
  • Enclosure lock option now ships with a set of common keys to reduce the administration of multiple ID card printers with locks. If required, locks with a unique set of keys are available as a special order.

Ensure you are using the most recent versions of the firmware (V1.04) and driver (R2.02) to obtain the latest improvements and/or enhancements. Zebra Firmware and Driver Downloads

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to add the Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card printer to your ID card system. We provide excellent customer service!

Discontinuance of Zebra P110i, P110m & P120i ID Card Printers

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Zebra Technologies announces the discontinuance of the P110i, P110m and P120i Zebra ID card printers. Orders placed by May 30, 2012 will be scheduled for shipment no later than July 30, 2012, subject to product availability and new orders will not be accepted after May 30, 2012.

Service, parts and support for the P110i, P110m and P120i ID card printers will continue to be available for approximately five (5) years from the discontinuance date, subject to parts availability.

The ZXP Series 3 ID card printer replaces the discontinued Value class Zebra ID card printers as well as in the QuikCard ID card system bundles.

The following schedule will be used in discontinuing the P110i, P110m and P120i ID card printers, including the associated QuikCard ID Solution™ ID card system bundles:


Part Numbers
Last Order
Ship Date
Product Support Discontinuance Replacement Product
P110i-xxxxx-xxx 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z31-xxxxxxxxUS00
P110m-xxxxx-xxx 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z31-xxxxxxxxUS00
P120i-xxxxx-xxx 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z32-xxxxxxxxUS00
P110i-0000A-IDB 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z31-0000B000US00
P110i-0M10A-IDB 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z31-0000C000US00
P120i-0000A-IDB 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z32-0000D000US00
P120i-0M10A-IDB 5/30/2012 7/30/2012 7/30/2017 Z32-0000E000US00

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to learn how the Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card printer can work to replace your P110i, P110m or P120i Zebra ID card printer. We provide excellent customer service!

UHF with Zebra and Jolly Technologies

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Zebra and Jolly Technologies have joined in creating several new RFID-based tracking solutions featuring RFID Zebra ID card printers and Jolly Lobby Track visitor management software.

UHF RFID Gen 2 Encoding with the Zebra P430i ID Card Printer and Jolly’s Lobby Track Software creates secure and professional ID card solutions, and for Access Control Using RFID the Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer works with Jolly’s Lobby Track Software.

UHF is a long range proximity card technology that allows cards to be read from a distance of several feet instead of just a few inches away. With UHF technology cardholders don’t need to walk right up to a card reader in order for their cards to be read, which makes UHF technology perfect for sporting events and large-scale entertainment industry productions such as live concerts. UHF technology can also be used for access control (the most popular application for proximity cards) and tracking people/objects/etc.

Learn more about UHF RFID Technology with Advantidge.

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to learn more about these updates and to add UHF to your ID card system. We provide excellent customer service!

Zebra ZXP Series 3 & ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printers Upgrade Kits

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Zebra is pleased to announce upgrade kits for the ZXP Series 3™ and ZXP Series 8™ ID card printers, which allow you the flexibility to configure your printer as needed, or upgrade as you go. The warranty on the ZXP Series upgrade kits is three months.

ZXP Upgrade Kit Price List

P1031925-001: Kit, ZXP3 Upgrade Ethernet, $300

P1031925-004: Kit, ZXP3 Upgrade MIFARE® and Contact Smart Card Combo Encoder, $995

P1031925-003: Kit, ZXP3 Upgrade Contact Station, $200

P1031925-005: Kit, ZXP3 Upgrade Security Enclosure Lock, $200

105936G-050: Kit, ZXP8 Upgrade Magnetic Encoder, $500

105936G-053: Kit, ZXP8 Upgrade Printer Lock, $200

105936G-049: Kit, ZXP8 Replacement Lock (Use only to replace an existing printer lock), $60

105936G-060: Kit, ZXP8 Upgrade Contact Encoder and MIFARE, $995

105936G-066: KIT, ZXP8 Upgrade Wi-Fi Network option (US), $500

105936G-540: Kit, ZXP8 Upgrade Single-Sided Laminator, $1400

105936G-541: Kit, ZXP8 Upgrade Dual-Sided Laminator, $2500

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to add a Zebra upgrade kit to your ID card system. We provide excellent customer service and are a proud Premier Partner of Zebra Technologies!

Secure Wireless ID Card Printing with Zebra’s ZXP Series 8

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Cut the Cord with Wireless Printing…Zebra’s ZXP Series 8™ Retransfer ID Card Printer Brings Wi-Fi Networking to ID Card Printing!

Enable greater mobility for your ID card printing operation with Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 ID card printer, the first on the market to provide secure 802.11b/g wireless capabilities so you no longer have to locate your ID card printer next to a USB or wired network connection! With the ZXP Series 8 you can now use the wireless network infrastructure for your ID card printing, simplifying integration and eliminating the need for costly cable installation. The ZXP Series 8 wireless option supports 802.11b and 802.11g networks and a wide range of security standards and protocols including Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP,) and advanced Wi-Fi protected access WPA/WPA2 standards.

Wireless ID card printing increases employee productivity, reduces installation costs and increases customer satisfaction by enabling on-site and on-demand ID card printing with minimal IT infrastructure. Whether it’s line busting the registration process at educational institutions or setting up retail gift card printing during peak hours or seasons, wireless ID card printing provides instant return on investment!

For ID card applications that require photo-like images, fast print speeds, easy system integration tools and a modular design with a variety of encoding options, the ZXP Series 8 is the best choice for retransfer ID card printing. Perfect for retail, gift and loyalty cards, cruise lines, entertainment ID/Access Control, printing on-demand ID cards and access control cards right where you need them, independent of physical wired network constraints, mobile ID card printing applications that require temporary ID card production, such as hospitality, tradeshow and emergency first response ID card applications.

Now with 802.11 wireless connectivity, the ZXP Series 8 offers several new benefits:

  • Mobility: Print wirelessly from anywhere in the facility.
  • Savings: Eliminate the expense, time and hassle of adding or moving cables.
  • Less Clutter: Say goodbye to cord clutter. Plus, a printer’s cable length no longer dictates the printer’s placement.
  • Security: Protect sensitive data and maintain tight levels of security across the entire network with 802.11 b/g wireless secure connectivity, which incorporates both encryption and authentication standards.

The ZXP Series 8 wireless option is available as a factory-installed option only, and ships configured with the specific country code.

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to add the Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID card printer to your ID card system. We provide excellent customer service and are a proud Premier Partner of Zebra Technologies!

ZXP Series 8™ Retransfer Printer Enhancements: New General Firmware and Driver Maintenance Release

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Advantidge, a proud Premier Partner of Zebra Technologies announces that the following ZXP Series 8™ Retransfer ID Card Printer enhancements will be implemented via the new firmware and driver release:

  • General performance and image quality enhancements
  • 802.11b/g wireless network communications interface
  • Multi-home support for wired and wireless interfaces
  • Support for reject bin counting, alarm, display and clearing

This firmware update is part of a two step process:

Step 1: Upgrade to firmware V2.11.00 using the ZXP Toolbox Firmware download function under Firmware and Setting.

Step 2: Upgrade to firmware V2.12.00 (or later) using the same download and upgrade process.

Please read the Driver and Firmware ‘read me’ files attached to the firmware and drivers for additional details.

All of the enhancements noted above will be available via the updated firmware and driver as seen below, and are expected to start shipping on the ZXP Series 8 ID card printers June 2011.

Please note, the new firmware is only compatible with the driver version indicated below. Please install both the firmware and associated driver for your ID card printer. Contact us for more information, we provide excellent customer service! 800-965-5932

ZXP Series 8: Models Z81, Z82, Z84
Firmware Version: V2.11.xx (new)
Driver Version: 3.00 (new)

ZXP Series 8 Secure Issuance: Models Z81, Z82
Firmware Version: V2.12.xx (new)
Driver Version: 3.00 (new)

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to add the Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID card printer to your ID card system. We provide excellent customer service and are a proud Premier Partner of Zebra Technologies!

Zebra’s New ZBR-PS300 Brings Encoding-over-Ethernet Capability to the ZXP Series 8™

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Your ZXP Series 8 retransfer ID card printer not only can print ID cards remotely using the Ethernet, but with Zebra’s compact, external ZBR-PS300 Ethernet-to-USB Device Server you can have the freedom and flexibility of remotely encoding your contactless and contact smart cards! The ZBR-PS300 incorporates Zebra’s proprietary firmware and ZMotif™ SDK software to facilitate a very fast connection between the ZXP Series 8 ID card printer and your Ethernet; simply plug the device server into the printer’s USB port.

For ID card applications that require photo-like images, fast print speeds, easy system integration tools and a modular design with a variety of encoding options, the ZXP Series 8 is your best choice for retransfer ID card printing.

The ZBR-PS300, coupled with the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer, offers several benefits:

  • Increased capability—Enables encoding of contactless and contact smart cards using Ethernet connectivity*
  • Improved efficiency—Ethernet networking allows multiple users to share a single ID card printer/encoder locally or remotely
  • Increased security—Print jobs can be sent remotely to an ID card printer located in a secure room or facility, reducing theft

Markets and Applications:

  • Financial—Bank credit/ATM/debit cards, prepaid cash cards
  • Retail gift and loyalty cards; ID/access control; cash cards for gaming, cruise lines, entertainment
  • Education—Combination cards (identification cards that also enable debit/cashless vending and access control)

*Note: The ZBR-PS300 must be used in conjunction with the provided ZMotif SDK and integrated into a target application to provide printing and encoding-over-Ethernet functionality.

Contact Advantidge today at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 to add the Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID card printer to your ID card system. We provide excellent customer service and are a proud Premier Partner of Zebra Technologies!

A Biodegradable Corn-Based ID Card?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 22, 2008 – After 9-11, the Federal Aviation Administration sent out an order requiring several high profile airports including LAX to rebadge all of their employees with new identification cards.

For LAX, this meant quickly rebadging nearly 45,000 workers.

The airport called upon Advantidge Inc., an El Segundo-based reseller of security and identification cards and related solutions, to help with this seemingly unwieldy feat.

With Advantidge-supplied ID card printers running around the clock, in less than two weeks LAX reached its goal and met the FAA’s new standards.

Advantidge’s accomplishment was notable especially since the company was only a few months old at the time.

CEO Lawrence Grafstein founded Advantidge in May 2001, only four months before LAX’s rebadging.

Advantidge’s core product is the ID card system, which includes:

The company offers several types of identification cards, including:

Advantidge buys equipment from manufacturers, such as Fargo Electronics Inc., HID Corp. and Zebra Technologies Corp., and resells directly to end users or in some cases through an integrator.

“In many cases we are providing hardware, software, equipment and support,” Grafstein said.

The firm of six employees works within several industries, including:

In the greater Los Angeles area alone, Advantidge works with more than 50 different law enforcement agencies, including the Torrance Police Department, Grafstein said.

Industrywide, the majority of identification cards are printed on a petroleum-based plastic called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.

Advantidge offers four types of PVC identification cards: blank or basic PVC cards, magnetic stripe cards, proximity cards and smart cards.

The most common and cheapest card in the industry is the basic PVC card, Grafstein said. Basic PVC cards are typically used for photo identification but can also be used as:

“Second to that would be magnetic stripe cards, where you start having some functionality,” Grafstein said.

Most universities today use magnetic stripe cards, he said. A magnetic stripe card, similar to a credit card or driver’s license, has a fixed number stored on the card and when swiped, pulls up the identification number and matches it against an account number in the system.

Advantidge’s customers include Cal State and UC campuses, Grafstein said.

Newer identification applications require technology cards. Smart cards have chips embedded in the surface of each card and have the ability to store multiple areas of information.

For example, smart cards can store a biometric template, such as a fingerprint.

“In addition to presenting the card for access, you would also place your fingerprint as a form of additional verification,” Grafstein said. “Instead of pulling that information from a central database where you have to have a massive software and server infrastructure in place – the information is stored there right on the card.”

All of these identification cards, however, are made with PVC plastic, which can be dangerous to human health and the environment.

Advantidge, though, has begun its own eco-friendly campaign.

In April, it began offering clients the option to purchase recycled PVC cards, which are more durable than the industry’s standard PVC card.

It also began selling the corn card, an eco-friendly card made from a special type of corn that does not affect human corn supply. Unlike PVC cards, corn cards are 100 percent biodegradable, and no toxins are released when the cards are properly disposed.

The company offers the corn card and the recycled PVC card only in the basic and magnetic stripe identification cards.

Advantidge officials said some organizations have already ordered thousands of the new corn cards and recycled PVC cards, including California State University Long Beach, which plans to use recycled PVC cards beginning this fall for its gift cards from the campus book store.

Grafstein admits, though, that the introduction of the corn card and recycled PVC cards into the market is relatively small at this point, but he hopes to play a role in helping educate the market about the new eco-friendly cards.

“Most people wouldn’t even think … that there would be an alternative to a standard card,” Grafstein said.

Advantidge also introduced lanyards made out of bamboo rather than nylon or other materials stemming from PVC that the market often uses to display identification cards.

Grafstein said he recently spoke with a customer from a movie studio in Los Angeles who asked for some of the bamboo samples.

“Somebody caught her in the office rubbing the fabric lanyard up against her face because it was so soft,” he laughed.

For now, though, Advantidge plans to target companies who go through the largest volume of cards and who internally are more likely to have some type of socially responsible purchasing mandate, such as prominent institutions funded by tax dollars, Grafstein said.

“The green campaign is an example of the proactive efforts that we are making to grow as a company and hopefully to be able to play a role in changing the industry,” Grafstein said.

» Learn more about Advantidge’s Corn-Based ID Cards