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Zebra Technologies’ Innovative Approach to Design Recognized with Fifth Consecutive Red Dot

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Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has announced the ZC100 and ZC300 series card printers received a Red Dot distinction in the 2019 Product Design category. This is the fifth consecutive year Zebra has received this international honor.

Zebra’s design team puts the customer at the heart of everything it does, which is central to this consistent recognition of its product portfolio. The ZC100 and ZC300 series design process was one of immense collaboration, pooling insights from designers, engineers, sales teams and customers.

“Zebra is delighted to receive this prestigious recognition of our ZC100 and ZC300 series card printers by Red Dot,” said Curt Croley, Senior Director, Innovation and Design, Zebra Technologies. “Our design leverages Zebra’s best-in-class card printing technologies combined with a thoughtful user-centered design approach. Zebra’s commitment to creative, intuitive and effective design for enterprise customers helps us deliver unprecedented visibility and productivity at the edge of our customers’ operations.”

The ZC100 and ZC300 series card printers securely can print a wide range of identification, payment, and membership cards for the retail, finance and hospitality sectors. The design addresses key end-user needs with user interface simplicity, self-aligning media, and intuitiveness of card loading and removal. These printers offer unique industrial design with the slimmest profile and lowest clearance in their class. They can be installed in space-constrained environments such as under a counter or shelf.

In the Philippines, Zebra’s customers in the retail and hospitality industries have shown impressive improvements in their end-users’ journey satisfaction with the ZC100 and ZC300 series card printers.

“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, in reference to the winners. “The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are, thus, setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.”


  • This fifth consecutive Red Dot in the 2019 Product Design category demonstrates Zebra’s commitment to deliver purpose-built product to meet customer needs.
  • The ZC100 and ZC300 series card printer design puts the end-user experience first.
  • These printers offer a unique industrial design with the slimmest profile and smallest footprint in their class.



The Red Dot Award was founded in 1955 and is considered one of the most esteemed awards for design excellence. It is the biggest design competition in the world, and this year, the jury received more than 5,500 products from 55 countries. The winning products will be showcased at a special exhibition held from July 9 – August 11, 2019 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.



Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last four years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more information, visit or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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