Barcode Labels and Tags | 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 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 Economy, non-topcoated label. Short term use.  Not recommended for exposure to moisture. N/A
Z-Perform 1000D PF Direct Thermal Phenol free uncoated label that utilizes an alternative developer to BPS. NA
Z-Perform 1000T Thermal Transfer Economy non-topcoated label. Available with high-tack and removable adhesive options.
Z-Perform 2000D Direct Thermal Premium topcoated label. Some moisture and grease resistance. Available with permanent and removable adhesive options. N/A
Z-Perform 2000T Thermal Transfer Premium topcoated label. Some moisture and weak chemical resistance e.g. mild cleaners. Superior print quality and print speed.
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
PolyE 3100T Gloss Polyethylene Thermal Transfer Economical, gloss label for indoor and outdoor use (up to 1 year). Offers water and tear resistance.
PolyE 3000T Matte Polyethylene Thermal Transfer Economical, matte label for outdoor use (up to 1 year). Offers water and tear resistance.
PolyE 4000D Polyethylene  Direct Thermal Enables common air-filled polyethylene envelopes to be recycled with no need for label removal NA
PolyE 4000T Matte High Tack Polyethylene Thermal Transfer Matte label, with strong adhesive for hard to label surfaces, with outdoor use for up to 1 year. Offers water and tear resistance.
PolyPro 3000T Clear Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Clear, gloss label, for indoor and outdoor use (Up to 1 year). Offers water and tear resistance. Some abrasion and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance.
PolyPro 3000T Gloss Polypropylene Thermal Transfer White gloss label for indoor and outdoor use (Up to 1 year). Offers water and tear resistance. Some abrasion and weak chemical (i.e. window cleaner) resistance. Suitable for automatic applicators.
PolyPro 4000D Polypropylene Direct Transfer 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
PolyO 3100T Polyolefin Thermal Transfer Flexible label, ideal for curved surfaces. Can be used in auto applications with outdoor durability of up to 1 year.
Z-Ultimate 3000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Durable gloss label, used when long life or resistance to moderate chemicals is required. Available in white, silver and yellow. Offers outdoor durability of up to 3 years.
Z-Xtreme 4000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Durable matte label used when long life or resistance to strong chemicals is required. Available in white or silver with either standard or high-tack adhesive options. Offers outdoor durability of up to 3 years.
Z-Xtreme 5000T Polyester Thermal Transfer Durable label, used when extreme chemical resistance is required. Strong permanent adhesive. Offers outdoor durability of up to 3 years.
Z-Supreme 3100T White Polyimide Thermal Transfer Offers strong chermical resistance and can withstand temperatures of up to 350°C in short-term applications.
Z-Supreme 4000T White Polyimide Thermal Transfer Offers strong chermical resistance and can withstand temperatures of up to 575°C in short-term applications.
Z-Supreme 4000T White ESD Polyimide Thermal Transfer High-temperature, chemical resistant label with electro-static-disspating (ESD) properties. Good for applications where static could damage components.
Z-Supreme 4200T Yellow Polyimide Thermal Transfer Yellow label that offers strong chermical resistance and can withstand temperatures of up to 575°C in short-term applications.

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. Available in 132 or 170 microns.
Z-Perform 1000D 110 Tag Uncoated Paper Tag Direct Thermal Provides optimal balance between performance and price. Ideal for shelf-edge tags, in-process tracking tags, vouchers/ coupons. N/A
Z-Select 2000D Tag Coated Paper Tag Direct Thermal Premium paper tag that provides high print quality. Ideal for pre-printed colours in transport  or retail and where print quality is important. Available in 145 or 190 microns.
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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 216 Tag Polypropylene Tag Thermal Transfer Offers superior print quality. Provides some resistance to scratching and smearing. Recommended for applications that require 1-2 years outdoors.
Z-Ultimate 4000T 175 Tag Gloss Polyester 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 Tuff 190 Tag Polyolefin Thermal Transfer Offers good tear resistance, suitable for outdoor use for up to 1 year. Ideal for outdoor storage and garden centre use.
8000T Extra Tuff 180 Tag Polypropylene Tag Thermal Transfer Economical, and durable tag with good tear strength, even when ripped. Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications.
8000T Ultra Tuff 240 Tag Polyethylene Thermal Transfer Ultra strong  tag with unparallelled, multi-direction tear resistance. Ideal for use in construction, heavy industry  and metal manufacturing applications.

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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ZipShip Zebra Certified Supplies

With ZipShip, Zebra Certified Supplies are available from stock and provide best-in-class quality, ready-made, wide range assortment and more.