CardStudio 2.0 – Software for card printers and ID-cards

CardStudio 2.0 is the professional card and ID software from Zebra. With the Zebra Card Studio 2.0 software you can design, print, manage and encode your plastic cards according to your individual wishes and needs or use them as digital IDs.
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It offers useful features like:

  • Insert, partially cut, scale and rotate all common graphic
  • One- or Two-sided serial print
  • Integration of biometric placeholders such as ID photos and signatures
  • Text creation using TrueType fonts
  • Create barcodes (all common barcode types)
  • Current live view function
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Contact and contactless smart card encoding
  • Simple data management in projects
  • Extensive database connection
  • Option of digital IDs
  • Uniform look between digital and physical ID cards



Zebra CardStudio 2.0 is an easy-to-use design software for both simple designs and more complex applications. CardStudio 2.0 makes designing, encoding, printing and personalizing your cards quick and efficient.

The desktop-based software combines the two modules DesignStudio and PrintStudio: DesignStudio offers a user interface for creating all types of IDs and badges, while PrintStudio allows the integration and management of individual cardholder data.
Zebra CardStudio 2.0 is supported by Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10.

In a new update, Zebra CardStudio 2.0 now also supports the creation of digital ID cards from the Standard Edition upwards. As before, the design takes place in the software and leads in just 3 steps to digital identification for your employees and guests in the form of digital ID cards. The solution is not only simply, but also environmentally friendly. Whether electronically or as a physical card, the software gives companies both options.

CardStudio Classic

Access version of the user-friendly software for card design, card printing and encoding.




CardStudio Standard

This version enables data recording and data management. The creation of professional-looking photo IDs can be managed in projects. From this version upwards, it is also possible to create digital ID cards.




CardStudio Enterprise

This complete version contains multiple database-connection and offers unlimited card designs, data records and projects.




CardStudio Professional

The professional edition additionally offers full encoding options. Contact and contactless smart cards can easily be created with the SmartCardEditor.




We recommend: Start with a small version and enhance your software license with an online-upgrade to save time and money!