Zebra Barcode Labels and Tags

The Broadest Barcode Label and Tag Offering, Rigorously Quality Tested, Ready for Your Application

Not every barcode label is created equal. There are thousands of different label and tag materials available – each with their own set of features that affect durability and printer performance. To ensure your labels match your needs, our material sciences experts have pre-tested, selected and certified the highest-performing label and tag materials to assure durable print and minimal printer wear and tear, while also considering your budget and application.

Extensive Pre-Testing

When we say we test our labels, we mean it. Our supplies go through rigorous testing across a wide range of printers, print speeds and darkness settings to ensure print quality and durability. We also test them in harsh conditions using specialized equipment to rate durability to outdoor elements, abrasion, harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures to provide only the toughest labels guaranteed to fit your purpose—and go the distance.

Every Type of Label

With more than 400 stocked ZipShip paper and synthetic labels and tags – all ready to ship within 24 hours – Zebra has the right label and tag on hand for your application. From synthetic materials to basic paper solutions, custom to compliance requirements, hard-to-label surfaces to easy-to-remove labels, or tamper-evident to tear-proof, we have more than 90 material options to meet your unique needs.

Unmatched Quality

Other manufacturers swap out materials to increase their profits – leaving you high and dry when your labels don’t perform like they used to. Instead of substituting materials, Zebra utilizes an ISO 9001 certified, 23-point quality inspection to ensure consistent quality. And, we only use thermal-compatible inks and varnishes to safeguard printer performance.

Paper Labels

Everyday Applications

Paper labels meet the requirements of a variety of applications that do not require durability to chemicals or abrasion. Our offering includes direct thermal and thermal transfer labels with varying degrees of performance. Our innovative IQ Color labels enable you to print color on demand.

Paper Label Portfolio

Material Name Printing Technology Key Features Spec Sheets Compatible Ribbon Formulation
Z-Perform 1000D Direct Thermal Standard uncoated label. Not recommended for exposure to moisture. N/A
Z-Perform 1000D PF Direct Thermal Uncoated phenol-free paper label. N/A
Z-Perform 1500T Thermal Transfer Standard coated label. Some moisture and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance. Can withstand temperatures from 0°F (-18°C) to 180°F (82°C).
Z-Perform 2000D Direct Thermal Standard coated label. Some moisture and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance. Can withstand temperatures from -65°F (-54°C) to 200°F (93°C). N/A
Z-Perform 2000T Thermal Transfer Standard coated label. Some moisture and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance. Can withstand temperatures from -65°F (-54°C) to 200°F (93°C).
Z-Select 4000D Direct Thermal Premium coated label. Some moisture and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance. N/A
Z-Select 4000T Thermal Transfer Premium coated label. Some moisture and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance. May be used across a wide temperature range.
IQ Color 2000D Direct Thermal Ability to print vibrant color on demand in pre-defined zones. Not recommended for exposure to moisture. Available in standard and opaque paper labels. N/A

Synthetic Labels

Enhanced Durability

Synthetic labels offer durable, long-lasting print and barcode readability due to their resistance to abrasion, moisture and chemicals.

Synthetic Label Portfolio

Material Name Material Type Printing Technology Key Features Spec Sheets Compatible Ribbon Formulation
4100D ThermaLock Polypropylene Direct Thermal
Zebra’s most rugged direct thermal label, built to handle extreme heat and cold, direct sunlight, rain, snow and exposure to a wide range of chemicals. Smudge-free printing, even in the rain and snow. (Highly legible text and easy-to-scan barcodes for up to a year in the toughest outdoor conditions — and even longer in indoor and shaded areas.)
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PolyPro 3000T Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Zebra’s most economical synthetic material. For applications that require 1-2 years outdoors. Some abrasion and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance.
PolyPro 4000T Kimdura® Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Zebra’s most economical synthetic material. The PolyPro 4000T uses a thick, premium polypropylene facestock that offers the best print quality and durability in the family.
PolyE 4000D Polyethylene Direct Thermal Polyethylene label enables clean recycling of bubble mailers N/A
PolyO 3000T Corona-Treated Polyolefin Thermal Transfer Offers high initial tack while also being highly flexible allowing it to easily adhere to curved and rough surfaces.
PolyO 4000T Corona-Treated Polyolefin Thermal Transfer Offers high initial tack while also being semi flexible allowing it to adhere to some curved and rough surfaces. Slightly thicker material than the 3000T providing slightly better abrasion resistance.
Z-Xtreme 2000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Polyester label that offers great print quality while also providing moderate chemical resistance and up to 2 years outdoors.
Z-Xtreme 4000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Polyester label that offers great print quality while also providing harsh chemical resistance. Only synthetic offering with a rubber adhesive, making it ideal for plastic surfaces.
Z-Xtreme 5000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Polyester label that offers great print quality while also providing extreme chemical resistance. Use this synthetic material for applications that require resistance against the harshest chemicals.
Z-Ultimate 2000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance.
Z-Ultimate 2000T Color Stay Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. UV laminate protects color floodcoat against color fade in UV light for up to 2 years.
Z-Ultimate 3000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. Available in silver.
Z-Ultimate 4000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. Available in silver and clear.
Z-Ultimate 4000T Resist Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. Meets automotive wire-harness durability requirements when using noted ribbons.
Z-Supreme 2000T Polyimide Thermal Transfer Recommended for applications in high-temperature environments. Can withstand temperatures of up to 500°F (260°C). Available in 2mil with paper or poly liner and 1 mil with paper or poly liner.
Z-Supreme 3000T Polyimide Thermal Transfer Recommended for applications in high-temperature environments. Can withstand temperatures of up to 500°F (260°C). Not recommended for processes using lead-free solder.
Z-Supreme 4000T Polyimide Thermal Transfer Recommended for applications in high-temperature environments. Can withstand temperatures of up to 500°F (260°C). Ideal for use in lead-free applications. Also available in yellow and green.
Z-Endure 3000T Acrylic with reflective glass bead coating Thermal Transfer Longest-lasting synthetic material in Zebra’s range. Excellent chemical and scratch resistance. Provides outdoor durability for up to 7 years.
Z-Endure 4000T Acrylic Thermal Transfer Longest-lasting synthetic material in Zebra’s range. Excellent chemical and scratch resistance. Provides outdoor durability for up to 10 years.

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