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Printer Software

Zebra Basic Interpreter (ZBI)

Zebra’s ZBI 2.0™ (Zebra® BASIC Interpreter) programming language is a flexible option for select Zebra printers. Use ZBI-Developer in conjunction with Zebra's ZBI 2.0 programming language to provide a powerful tool-set for customizing Zebra printers. 

ZBI Developer is a free utility that provides a virtual ZBI 2.0 environment on your PC, simplifying creating and testing of ZBI 2.0 programs. It provides a powerful and flexible toolset for customizing Zebra printers to fit your unique applications. The built-in "Virtual Printer" allows you to quickly create, test and prepare programs for use.

ZBI 2.0 Examples is a free download of helpful programming examples for the Zebra Basic Interpreter environment. 

ZBI Key Manager is a utility to manage ZBI activations on one or more printers.

For more information, please see the Zebra Basic Interpreter product page. 


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Compatible Hardware

This software has been approved for use with all Zebra printers except:

  • All Card printers
  • Kiosk printers KR203, TTP Series
  • Mobile printers ZQ110, EM Series

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Enable ZBI on your existing Zebra printers by obtaining a ZBI 2.0 Activation Key. To obtain a ZBI key, visit our online store.

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