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 specialised 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 utilises 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 Colour labels enable you to print colour on demand.

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+ 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 Phenol free uncoated label that utilizes Vitamin C as it's developer.  NA
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-Perform 2100D Direct Thermal Premium coated label that offers some resistance to water, oil and alcohol. Can withstand temperatures from -25°C to 80°C. N/A
Z-Perform 2100T Thermal Transfer Premium coated label that provides strong adhesion to corrugated and other hard-to-label surfaces.
Z-Perform 2100T Linerless Thermal Transfer Eco-friendly linerless paper label that eliminates liner waste.
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 Colour 2000D Direct Thermal Ability to print vibrant colour on demand in pre-defined zones. Not recommended for exposure to moisture. Available in standard and opaque paper labels. N/A

IQ Colour Labels

With IQ Colour barcode labels exclusively from Zebra, you can use any Zebra thermal printer to print colour on demand.

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Environmentally Friendly Solutions

Keep your operations running smoothly while meeting your sustainability goals with unique labeling solutions from Zebra.

Specialty Paper Labels

Varying Adhesive Functionality

Paper labels featuring speciality adhesives for specific use cases, such as the labelling of challenging surfaces (curved, rough, etc.) or where the label needs to be easily removed or replaced.

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Synthetic Labels

Enhanced Durability

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

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+ Synthetic Label Portfolio

Material Name Material Type Printing Technology Key Features Spec Sheets Compatible Ribbon Formulation
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 4000D Polypropylene Direct Transfer Zebra's most economical synthetic material. Provides slightly better print quality than the PolyPro 3000T. For applications that require 1-2 years outdoors. Some abrasion and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance.  N/A
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.
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.
PolyE 4000D Polyethylene  Direct Thermal Enables common air-filled polyethylene envelopes to be recycled with no need for label removal NA
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 2100T Silver Polyester Thermal Transfer Designed for general-purpose applications that require a strong adhesive and excellent print quality.
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 Colour Stay Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. UV laminate protects colour floodcoat against colour fade in UV light for up to 2 years.
Z-Ultimate 2100T Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled  smear and scratch resistance. Ideal for work-in-process labelling.
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-Ultimate 4100T Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled  smear and scratch resistance. N/A
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.

Specialty Synthetic Labels

For Specialised Applications

Synthetic labels featuring unique facestocks and adhesives to meet the unique requirements of specialised applications. Label features include tamper-evidency, resistance to extreme temperatures and wet surfaces, electro-static dissipative, long-range scanning and many more.

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Z-Slip Packing Slip Solution

Fast, reliable, all-in-one packing slip solution.

Tags

Paper, Synthetic and Specialty

Zebra's portfolio of tags offer a wide range of options to meet any tagging need that may arise.

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+ Tag Portfolio

Material Name Material Type Printing Technology Key Features Spec Sheets Compatible Ribbon Formulation
Z-Perform 1000T Tag Uncoated Paper Tag Thermal Transfer Provides optimal balance between performance and price. Ideal for use in general-purpose ticketing, retail tags and inventory tracking tickets.
Z-Perform 1000D Tag Uncoated Paper Tag Direct Thermal Provides optimal balance between performance and price. Ideal for use in general-purpose ticketing, retail tags and inventory tracking tickets. N/A
Z-Select 4000T Tag Coated Paper Tag Thermal Transfer Premium paper tag that provides high-print quality. Ideal for indoor use, in applications where high-speed printing is important.
Z-Select 4000D Tag Coated Paper Tag Direct Thermal Premium paper tag that provides high-print quality. Ideal for indoor use, in applications where high-speed printing is important. N/A
IQ Colour 2000D Tag Paper Tag Direct Thermal Smooth paper tag that offers the ability to print vibrant colour on demand in pre-defined zones. Not recommended for exposure to moisture. N/A
PolyPro 4000T Tag Polypropylene Tag Thermal Transfer Zebra's economical synthetic tag. Provides high print quality with some resistance to scratching and smearing. Recommended for applications that require 1-2 years outdoors.
Z-Ultimate 4000T Tag Gloss Polyester Laminated Tag Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. Recommended for applications that require up to 3 years outdoors and high-temperature resistance.
8000T Magnetic Tag Printable Magnet Thermal Transfer Printable magnet that is a unique solution for applications that require clean removability. Sticks best to magnetic surfaces such as iron or steel. Outdoor use for up to 1 year.
8000T Light-Weight Tag Tyvek® Olefin Tag Thermal Transfer Light-weight olefin label that provides tear resistance and durability. Ideal for lawn tags and garment tags.
8000T Tuff Tag V-Max® Polyolefin Tag Thermal Transfer Provides good cross tear resistance and outdoor use for up to 1 year. Ideal for outdoor storage and nursery tags. Resistance to one way tear.
8000T Ultra-Tuff Tag Valéron® Polyethylene Tag Thermal Transfer Provides unparalleled cross and machine-directional tear strength and durability as well as resistance against harsh chemicals. Ideal for construction applications and nursery tags.
8000T Nylon Tag Woven Nylon Tag Thermal Transfer Nylon tag that can be sewn into clothing while providing excellent print quality. Ideal for care tag applications that require resistance against dry cleaning processes.
  • Specialty Nylon Ribbon

Custom Labelling Solutions

Choose the Material, Size and Features

With over 300 pre-tested solutions and extensive customisation capabilities, Zebra can create a custom label or tag to meet the exact requirements of your application. Custom capabilities include:

  • Custom sizes and shapes
  • Preprinted text, graphics and logos
  • Up to 12 water-based colours and 8 UV colours
  • Front and backside printing
  • And More!
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Printers, Scanners & Mobile Computers

Printers

With our extensive range of durable barcode printers, you can rely on Zebra to deliver the right solution for your printing application.

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Barcode Scanners

Just Scan. Choose from Zebra's high-quality, high-value scanners that excel at every purpose and price point.

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Mobile Computers

Equip your on-the-go workforce with the devices they need using Zebra's full range of mobile computers, including tablets and handheld RFID readers.

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