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Zebra® Announces Linux® Driver

Zebra® Announces Linux® Driver Specifications for ZXP Series 3™ and ZXP Series 1™ Card Printers

Many Zebra customers are enterprises and government agencies that use the Linux operating system as their standard IT infrastructure. To meet this need, Zebra has created a new driver solution that enables customers to enjoy high-quality card printing within a Linux software environment. This out-of-the-box, user-friendly Linux driver solution provides the benefits of a Windows®-like driver environment for customers that use either the Ubuntu or Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems.

Zebra Offers Advanced ID Card Printing Solutions For Universities

Zebra Offers Advanced ID Card Printing Solutions For Universities

Advances in printing technology over the past 2­-3 years have significantly improved user benefits to solve a greater number of campus needs.

Zebra provides a variety of fast and scalable printing identification and access control card solutions, like the ZXP Series 7, that can ramp up to meet peak demand periods and be flexibly deployed across locations. The benefit: schools save money by reducing operator time.

Zebra 7 Series card printerZebra’s ZXP Series 7 printers give you:

  • Increased efficiencies: Up to 90% faster card processing speed than the leading competitor*
  • Lower cost of ownership Up to 32% lower cost per printed card
  • Less operator time spent changing supplies: Up to 50% more ribbon per roll and 150% more laminate per roll
  • Added Flexibility: Easily relocate and integrate printers to nearby locations with 802.11b/g wireless connectivity and Virtual Printware™

Zebra Technologies is a Gold Member of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) and, as such, is committed to providing industry-leading printing solutions.

For more information, call ASAP Identification @ 317-488-1030 or email us @

Spotlight: SMART-70IPS

Spotlight: SMART-70IPS, single side with 100 output hopper


Let’s Spotlight a Single Sided configuration of the SMART-70 Series. 

Measuring only 16″ long by 8″ deep, the 70IPS easily fits most legacy system footprints.

This configuration offers the standard 70 features of capacity, security, and speed.  Combine those with its elegant design, and it will be sure to please any end-user.


  • 16 sec YMCKO Color printing
  • 3.6 sec Monochrome printing
  • 500 Card Color YMCKO ribbons
  • 3000 and up to 5000 card monochrome ribbons
  • Easily field upgraded to dual side or laminating
  • 3-Year advanced replacement warranty
  • Lowest cost per print – YMCKO only $0.30 MSRP
  • Part Number: 70IPS $3980 MSRP

Zebra’s UHF Gen 2 RFID Card

Introducing Zebra’s UHF RFID card. Maximize safety, security and convenience for customers, guests and employees—and heighten efficiency in your people identification and management applications—with Zebra’s next-generation ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) card. It’s the world’s first passive RFID card to provide a read range of up to 50 feet.
Ideal uses for this card:

  • Long-range identification
  • Access control
  • Customer loyalty
  • Event management
  • Social media experience
  • Club and resort membership
  • Asset tracking


For more information, please contact ASAP Identification Security at or call us at 317-488-1030.

Primacy – How to clean

Cleaning your Evolis Primacy printer is important to ensure your warranty remains valid.  Here are the key steps PLUS a video on how-to:

  1. Open the top printer lid and remove the ribbon.
  2. Close the printer lid and open the input hopper.  Remove any ID cards.
  3. Change the card thickness GAUGE to “MAX” and place cleaning card in input hopper.
  4. From PC, go to “Evolis Print Center”.
  5. Select Evolis Primacy and click on “Cleaning”.
  6. Select “Proceed with cleaning” and follow prompts.
  7. When complete, remove cleaning card and return ribbon, blank IDs (return GAUGE to the correct thickness) and close the printer lid.
  8. Now your printer should be ready to print.

Fargo out of support DTC550 & C30e

As of December 31, 2014, Fargo’s Persona C30e and DTC550 is no longer be supported by Fargo.   While ASAP Identification does have some parts in stock to support these printers, we cannot get more parts from Fargo.  We will do our best to keep these printers going for you but it may be time to consider an upgrade.

If you’re still using a Fargo DTC550, C30, C30e, DTC400 or DTC400e, now is a great time to look at a newer model printer.

Please contact us to discuss what option is best for you at 317-488-1030 or

Introducing MATICA printers to the ASAP Identification offering

Matica System - Matica  develops, manufactures and markets proprietary high performance, mid-range and desktop solutions for industrial card personalization and card mailing systems. The Group offers a full range of alternative personalization and encoding technologies for banking, government, access control, ID and transportation applications.


Printers include:

MOCA-DIRECT CARD PRINTER - The Moca offers great value and versatility with high printing speed and great print quality. Designed as a robust and long-lasting machine, the Moca provides reliable service in any office. Upgradeable add-on modules are available for this printer, including a magnetic stripe encoder and a WiFi connection module. The standard setup comes with the input hopper and output tray at the front for convenient over-the-counter operations. To enable even higher card output, the optional rear output hopper can be attached to the back side of the printer.


Espresso-Direct Card Printer - The Espresso offers great value and versatility with extraordinary printing speed and outstanding print quality. Compact and powerful, this desktop printer will provide dependable service in any card production environment. The Matica Espresso is available as single- or dual-side printer and ready to be used in single- or dual-sided applications. The entire product line offers optional WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, which makes printing and encoding convenient and trouble-free. The wide range of options will meet most card printing demands and can easily be added to an existing configuration.


XID8100-Entry Level Retransfer - The XID8100 is an ideal solution for the regular day-to-day demand to personalize all types of cards. Due to the retransfer printing technology, the printer can print over-the-edge without any limitations to the card design and graphic layout. The convenient modular concept enables the printer to follow upgrade demands at any time. The XID8100 has various upgrade options including a flipper module and various encoders.

A wide choice of In-Line lamination modules to further protect the card against any physical impact or to make it even more secure, can be attached to the printer.


Whatever your ID, ASAP Identification Security can help. We not only sell card design software, but we can help you design or adjust your design, as well.

Just call (317-488-1030) or email ( and we will be more than happy to help.

How to design your ID badge?

ID CardsIf you are just getting started with a badge program at your organization OR updating your program, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind as you design our ID badge to ensure it provides the right security, information and image for your organization.

Today’s card design software comes in many editions with varying levels of complexity but all IDs share some basic elements.

  • Orientation: VERTICAL is very common, especially if hanging on a lanyard but HORIZONTAL is great especially with long names/titles of those badged. You may also consider using VERTICAL for staff and HORIZONTAL for contractors or visitors. This provides a visual security cue for your organization.
  • Do you need to allow for a punch at the top to hang from a badge reel or lanyard? Will the card be placed inside a badge holder, thus not requiring a slot or hole punch? This will be important for your layout.
  • Do you need information on both the front and the back? Should both the front and back be the same (to account for IDs flipping around) or do you prefer to have static data on the back such as phone numbers and security information?

Once you have those basic questions answered, you can get to the design elements:

  • Do you want your logo with standard corporate/organization colors and fonts?
  • For specific badges, will you include a photo? If so, make sure you have photos of similar size and with similar lighting to make your cards look consistent.
  • Will you include employee name (first and/ last) or just initials? Are titles and departments needed? What about expiration dates or dates of hire? Also consider noting if employees are allowed be about your building unescorted? Color bars can help provide that information to others.

Whatever your ID, ASAP Identification Security can help. We not only sell card design software, but we can help you design or adjust your design, as well.

Just call (317-488-1030) or email ( and we will be more than happy to help.

HID Card Service Bureau

Do you need a Card Service Bureau or Card Printer?

Every project is different, and while we know that the HID Identity on Demand card services can address a number of obstacles in a badging project, not every project is a perfect fit for these services. It is important for organizations to analyze the costs associated with re-badging efforts when determining which method is the best for meeting their objectives.

The following considerations should also be evaluated:

  • What are the internal costs of the project?
  • Will additional resources be needed to meet deadlines?
  • Rebadging may be just one aspect of the overall project. Will the overall project be in jeopardy if these resources are applied to managing this specific task?
  • What about fallout? Typically you should account for approx 10%, so if you need to produce 20,000 personalized iCLASS cards you will need to purchase 22,000 units.
  • When planning timelines you will need to account for maintenance and repairs. If you don’t have the budget to purchase additional equipment, your schedule should be based on a percentage of the equipment you have on hand, i.e. if you have 8 printers you should base your schedule on 6.
  • Because resources are limited (both hardware and labor), it is important to calculate the opportunity costs associated with dedicating resources to complete this task.
  • If you are going to ramp up equipment to handle a rebadging efforts, you need to consider future applications to limit replacing hardware and system unnecessarily.
  • Lastly, you should consider the cost of secure warehousing and the uniformity of the finished credential – This gets harder and more expensive with each additional facility.

Regardless if it’s the number of cards, the number of different layouts, or the investment in labor and other equipment, several factors should be considered when evaluating card services over desktop printers. If you decide to invest in a desktop printer, HID Global offers a full range of printers that may address your needs for smaller projects.

Please call ASAP Identification Security for help in evaluating your needs @ 317-488-1030 or email us at