CardStudio 2.0 – Software for card printers and ID-cards

Zebra CardStudio 2.0 is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-operate professional card design and card issuance software suite. Whether you’re creating simple or complex designs, CardStudio offers a version for every application with four editions: Classic, Standard, Enterprise and Professional.
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It offers useful features like:

  • Align, rotate, color text, and much more. Use of all Windows fonts.
  • Multi layout card designs
  • Serial print
  • Design templates and template designer
  • Image acquisition (VFW, TWAIN, WIA, DS, FILE) and face recognition
  • Barcode printing (all types of barcodes)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Contact and contactless smart card encoding
  • Signature panel, biometric management, login security
  • projectbased data management
  • multiple Database connection



Upgrades from the Classic, Standard and Enterprise editions to the Professional edition are available simply by using a software license key. CardStudio 2.0 combines DesignStudio and PrintStudio: With DesignStudio, blank cards can easily be designed, and with PrintStudio, personal data can be integrated.
Zebra CardStudio 2.0 runs on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10.

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.




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!