Zebra empowers those on the front line in retail, healthcare, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and other industries to achieve a performance edge—an edge that translates to delighted customers, good patient outcomes and superior business results.
As the pioneer at the edge of the enterprise, our products, software, services, analytics and solutions are used to intelligently connect your people, assets and data. With decades of industry experience, we design with front-line users and workplaces in mind, giving you the best-action guidance needed to optimise in-motion operations and make business-critical decisions.
With over 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we are committed to delivering industry-tailored solutions that help our customers capture their edge.
Zebra Card Software Makes Card Printing Easy
Zebra offers software that makes it easy to create and print cards, manage and deploy network printers and easily integrate card printing into existing and legacy applications. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, Zebra's CardStudio™ makes designing and printing professional-looking cards easy. Zebra Virtual PrintWare™ is designed to make it easy to issue cards from your own network applications.
Bring a new level of simplicity to the design and printing of every card — from simple to sophisticated. Whether you are printing a handful of single-side monochrome cards or thousands of encoded double-side full colour cards with speciality security effects and dynamic data, the well-designed highly-intuitive interface virtually eliminates the need for technical expertise and training.
Zebra CardStudio 2.0
Zebra’s newest version of card design software – card creation made easy.
Easily create any card design
The highly intuitive user interface makes it easy for virtually anyone with any level of experience to create the most complex cards.
We give you a head start: Zebra’s sample cards provide a convenient starting point. Just choose the card most closely aligned with the card you want to create, instead of starting with a blank slate.
Easily build your dream card design with layers: Layers make it easy to add static and dynamic data, 1D or 2D barcodes, distinctive artwork, security features and more.
Support for today’s advanced ribbons for more sophisticated designs: Easily incorporate Zebra’s latest specialty ribbons into your card designs, including metallic, 3D graphics, color-shifting graphics, watermarks and more.
Live card preview: Whether you are capturing and integrating data on the fly, such as a signature, or incorporating data from enterprise backend databases, you can see a live preview of your card designs, making it easy to adjust design as needed before finalizing.
Easy integration of data from all your data sources
With a complete suite of database integration tools and capabilities, you can automatically create cards with virtually any existing enterprise data, including text, graphics, photos and other information from virtually any data source — from backend databases to spreadsheets. And you can connect to as many data sources that you need, allowing you to simplify the aggregation of data into your cards.
Capture and integrate new data into your cards — on the fly
Improve access control by capturing and incorporating photos and signatures into your ID cards. Just upload photos and signatures and crop as desired — or let CardStudio automatically recognize and crop in on facial photos.
All the encoding options you need
With support for the MIFARE family of contactless cards, including DESFire, you can choose the encoding option that matches
CardStudio 2.0 Classic
Card Design and Print in one application
No database features
CardStudio 1.0 Design Conversion
Upgradeable to Standard and above
CardStudio 2.0 Standard
All Classic functions
Unlimited card designs and data records
1 project file
CardStudio 1.0 database conversion
Upgradeable to Enterprise and above
CardStudio 2.0 Enterprise
All Standard functions
Full external database connectivity for MS Access, MS SQL, My SQL and Oracle databases
Generic ODBC driver support
Multiple project files
Upgradeable to Professional and above
CardStudio 2.0 Professional
All Enterprise functions and unlimited card designs, projects, data records
Full SmartCard including MIFARE Classic, plus and DESfire