ZebraDesigner 3 Software Support

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ZebraDesigner Professional 3 edition is provided as a demo and requires an activation key to enable full functionality. 

ZebraDesigner 3 barcode label design software makes creating industry standard and compliant labels based on fixed or variable data simple. Choose from two editions:

ZebraDesigner Essentials is our free Windows-based WYSIWYG software offering basic barcode label design and print features (no license key required).

ZebraDesigner Professional offers a more robust toolset to create complex label designs, including RFID support, database connectivity, simple VB scripting and data manipulation and concatenation. It requires purchase of a one-time activation license key.


Important Notice

Microsoft identified an issue in a March 2021 Windows 10 update that caused the following error when attempting to print to certain printers from some applications. If you experience this error or other printing related issues, read the article to learn more:

"Invalid Encryption Method" Error Is Returned When Starting ZebraDesigner Professional 3


Please see the ZebraDesigner product page for additional features and details. 



Installation Requirements

The executable installer file below contains both ZebraDesigner Essentials 3 and ZebraDesigner Professional 3 editions. 

Download and install the file. After installation, run the application and choose which edition you want to use.

IMPORTANT: Terminal Services, Remote Desktop and Virtual Machines are not supported.

See tab below for additional installation requirements.

Start a 30-day trial of ZebraDesigner Professional 3 edition or activate a license key at any time. If you choose not to purchase after the 30-day trial has expired, the software will continue to run as the Essentials edition.




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Release Date: 

January 2021

Device Compatibility

Zebra recommends using the ZDesigner Windows driver version 8 with ZebraDesigner 3 and your Link-OS printer.

See tab below for additional requirements. 


ZebraDesigner Release Notes Download 146 KB



 Download 178 MB


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ZebraDesigner 2 label files

Can be opened/edited in ZebraDesigner Essentials 3

ZebraDesigner 2 Pro label files

Can be opened/edited in ZebraDesigner Professional 3

IMPORTANT: Terminal Services, Remote Desktop and Virtual Machines are not supported.


Installation Requirements

Operating System (32 or 64 bit): 

Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019 


Microsoft .NET Framework v. 4.5

ZDesigner Windows driver v. 8 or above is recommended
If support for CPCL or EPL printer command languages is required, ZDesigner Windows driver v. 5.x can be used 



Intel or compatible x86 family processor
1 GB available disk space
1366 x 768 or higher resolution display


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