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8000D Dissolvable High-Temp

High-temperature direct thermal paper that dissolves from surfaces

Ensuring easy and reliable identification of prepared foods is critical to ensure proper handling, which enables you to meet health department standards and reduces the risk of food-borne illnesses. Preparing hot foods necessitates the use of heat lamps or other heat sources, so using labels that are resistant to high temperatures is important. Proper removal of the labels is also important and challenging. Label debris can clog drains and make dishwashers unusable, wreaking havoc on your operations, resulting in costly service calls. Zebra’s 8000D Dissolvable High-Temp label was designed with these things in mind. It is a direct thermal label, requiring no ribbon. It features a specialty acrylic adhesive that loses its structure, removing cleanly from the surface, and a facestock that disperses into tiny fibers, when subjected to running water. It is resistant to temperatures up to 140°F, so it will remain readable when exposed to heat lamps.

8000D Dissolvable High-Temp Paper Label

Designed to dissolve under running water

The 8000D Dissolvable High-Temp Label has been designed to disperse into small paper fibers, while the adhesive dissolves away from most surfaces when subjected to running water, washing cleanly down the drain and leaving no trace of the label.* Enables you to easily comply with health department requirements that labels must be fully removed from containers to inhibit bacterial growth.

Reliable readability when exposed to heat lamps

This label is resistant to temperatures up to 140°F. When the label is applied to a food container placed under a heat lamp, the label will not discolor and the print will remain readable, ensuring staff has clear visibility to critical information such as expiration dates of food.

Direct thermal material

Zebra’s 8000D Dissolvable label is an innovative direct thermal material that does not require the use of a ribbon to create an image. This means associates can easily print labels as they do not need to install a ribbon to print a durable image, and no need to inventory two supplies to create labels.

Print Confident, Print Quality with Zebra Certified Supplies

Printing supplies can impact everything from printhead lifespan to operational efficiency. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pre-test our own line of thermal printing supplies to ensure consistent, optimized performance. We utilize an ISO 9001 certified, 23-point quality inspection to ensure consistent quality. No matter when you order your labels, you can count on the same great performance.

Reliably identify prepared foods with the easily removable 8000D Dissolvable High-Temp label.

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Material Construction

Raw Material Number


Direct thermal dispersible paper
76 microns


Acrylic based specialty adhesive
18 microns


40 lb. semi-bleached, kraft stock
64 microns

Total Thickness (+/- 10%)158 microns
EnvironmentIndoor use

Temperature Performance

Minimum Application Temperature*21ºF / -6ºC
Service Temperature Range-40º F to 140º F/-40º C to 60º C

Recommended Printers and Ribbons

PrintersDirect thermal printer; use Zebra desktop mid-range and high performance thermal printers for optimal performance

Adhesive Strength

Peel adhesion on surfaces 
GlassFacestock tears upon removal
Stainless steel1.9 lbs./in. to tear (facestock tears upon removal)
HDPE0.54 lbs./in.

Chemical Resistance

Weak Chemicals 
BloodNot Recommended
Body FluidNot Recommended
Salt WaterNot Recommended
WaterNot Recommended
Window CleanerNot Recommended
Moderate Chemicals 
AlcoholNot Recommended
AmmoniaNot Recommended
BleachNot Recommended
IPANot Recommended
Harsh Chemicals 
GasolineNot Recommended
GreaseNot Recommended
Extreme Chemicals 
AcetoneNot Recommended
IR ReflowNot Recommended
MEKNot Recommended
TCENot Recommended
XyleneNot Recommended

Regulatory and Compliance

Meets FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact

Product Performance and Suitability

Recommended storage conditions

6 months when stored at 72ºF / 22ºC at 50% RH

Material Testing in End Application

The information contained in this document is to be used for guidance only and is not intended for use in setting specifications. All purchasers of Zebra products shall be solely responsible for independently determining if the product conforms to all requirements of their unique application.


Supplies are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 6 (six) months from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit:


* Time to dissolve varies based on water temperature and pressure

Markets and Applications


  • Quick Service Restaurants and hot food labeling
  • Food traceability
  • Labeling reusable containers

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