Barcode Labels and Tags

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The Broadest Label and Tag Offering, Rigorously Quality Tested, Ready for Your Application

Not every 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 specialized 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 utilizes 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 Color labels enable you to print color 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 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-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 Color 2000D Direct Thermal Ability to print vibrant color on demand in pre-defined zones. Not recommended for exposure to moisture. Available in standard and opaque paper labels. N/A
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IQ Color Labels

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

Specialty Paper Labels

Varying Adhesive Functionality

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

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+ Specialty Paper Label Portfolio

Material Name Printing Technology Key Features Spec Sheets Compatible Ribbon Formulation
8000T High-Tack Thermal Transfer High-tack adhesive provides high initial tack especially on corrugated surfaces and excellent high speed printing.
8000T Super-Tack Thermal Transfer Hammerlock® rubber adhesive provides high initial and long-term tack that works well on difficult surfaces, such as wood and textured substrates.
8000T Multi-Removable Thermal Transfer Multi-removable adhesive offers dual functionality; provides permanent adhesion to corrugated surfaces while offering clean removal from glass surfaces.
8000T Ultra-Removable Thermal Transfer Ultra Removable adhesive provides long-term, clean removal from almost all surfaces without damaging the label or surface.
8000T Opaque Thermal Transfer Opaque paper label, great for applications requiring a "cover-up" label.
8000T Piggyback Thermal Transfer Designed to allow for removing the label, leaving the liner and reapplying the second liner to a final application.
8000T Semi-Gloss Thermal Transfer Semi-gloss paper label with permanent rubber adhesive.
8000T High-Gloss Thermal Transfer High-gloss paper label with permanent acrylic adhesive.
8000T Lab Thermal Transfer Specifically designed to adhere to small, curved surfaces, such as test tubes and syringes.
8000D Lab Direct Thermal Specifically designed to adhere to small, curved surfaces, such as test tubes and syringes.
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8000D Near IR Direct Thermal Scannable in both visible, and near infrared ranges; meets requirements of package delivery industry. N/A
8000D IR Direct Thermal Scannable in visible, near infrared and infrared ranges; excellent performance in cold-temperature applications. N/A
8000D High-Temp Direct Thermal Offers superior durability under fluorescent bulbs and partial UV exposure (through window); provides temperature resistance up 194°F (90°C). N/A
8000D Linerless Direct Thermal Eco-friendly linerless paper label that eliminates liner waste. N/A

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.
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.
ThermaLock 4000D Polypropylene Direct Thermal Provides excellent fade and chemical resistance while providing exceptional print quality, without the need to use a thermal ribbon. N/A
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 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 Color Stay Polyester Thermal Transfer Provides outstanding print quality and unparalleled smear and scratch resistance. UV laminate protects color floodcoat against color fade in UV light for up to 2 years.
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-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 Specialized Applications

Synthetic labels featuring unique facestocks and adhesives to meet the unique requirements of specialized 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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+ Specialty Synthetic Label Portfolio

Material Name Material Type Printing Technology Key Features Spec Sheets Compatible Ribbon Formulation
8000T Image Lock Polyolefin Thermal Transfer When matched with the image lock ribbon, the 8000T Image Lock label produces exceptional print quality while offering excellent chemical resistance and outdoor durability of up to 5 years.
8000T Low-Temp Matte Matte Polyolefin Thermal Transfer Offers performance for low-temperature use (as cold as -112°F/-80°C), while providing resistance to repeated freeze and thaw cycles.
8000T Low-Temp Gloss Gloss Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Offers performance for low-temperature use (as cold as -112°F/-80°C), while providing resistance to repeated freeze and thaw cycles.
8000T CryoCool™ Gloss Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Offers performance for extremely low temperatures (as cold as -320°F/-196°C). Works well for liquid nitrogen cryogenic applications and can withstand conditions such as dry ice and deep freezes.
8000T Primary Blood Bag Matte Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Designed for primary blood bag and IV bag labeling. Meets FDA guidelines of Uniform Labeling of Blood and Blood Components.
8000T Blood Bag Matte Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Designed to be placed over the label that is already on the blood bag for identification purposes. Meets FDA guidelines of Uniform Labeling of Blood and Blood Components.
8000T Jewelry Matte Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Ideal for jewelry, and ring labeling. Safe to use in jewelry steamers and cleaners. Provides high print quality and smudge resistance. Available in custom colors.
8000D Jewelry Polypropylene Direct Thermal Ideal for jewelry, and ring labeling. Safe to use in jewelry cleaners. UV shield provides resistance to ultraviolet light. Available in custom colors. N/A
8000D Shelf Label Matte Polypropylene Direct Thermal Shelf label designed to withstand refrigeration and freezing. Features a varnish that protects the image. N/A
8000T GHS Laminate Polypropylene with Clear Gloss Overlaminate Thermal Transfer Overlaminate provides added durability for pre-printed red diamonds against abrasion and chemicals. BS 5609 Section 2 and 3 certified when paired with 5095 resin ribbon.
8000T Ultra High-Tack Matte Matte Polyester Thermal Transfer Ultra high tack adhesive offer an aggressive adhesive that is great for difficult-to label surfaces such as painted or bare metal and wood.
8000T RetroScan Silver, Gloss, Retro-flective Polyester Thermal Transfer Designed for long-range scanning and provides excellent smear/scratch resistance and good resistance against harsh chemicals.
8000T ESD Gloss Gloss Polyester Thermal Transfer Electrostatic dissipative label that meets ESD S11.11 Surface Resistance Test requirements.
8000T Piggyback Clear Matte Piggyback Matte Polyester Thermal Transfer Designed to allow for removing the label, leaving the liner and reapplying the second liner to a final application. Can be over-laminated with a clear polyester liner.
8000T Void Polyester Thermal Transfer Label with tamper-proof adhesive that leaves a "void" pattern when label is removed.
8000T Checkerboard Gloss Silver Silver, Gloss Polyester Thermal Transfer Silver polyester label with tamper-proof adhesive that leaves a checkerboard pattern when label is removed. Maintains the tamper-evident feature up to 176°F (80°C).
8000T GHS Polyester Matte Polyester Thermal Transfer Adhesive system designed to bond well to painted steel, fiber and plastic drums. BS 5609 Section 2 and 3 certified when paired with 5095 resin ribbon and red resin ribbon. Also provides excellent chemical resistance.
8000T GHS Vinyl Matte Vinyl Thermal Transfer Adhesive system designed to bond well to painted steel, fiber and plastic drums. BS 5609 Section 2 and 3 certified when paired with 5095 resin ribbon and red resin ribbon. Provides excellent chemical resistance and exceptional flexibility for curved surfaces.
8000T Z-Destruct™ Vinyl Thermal Transfer Vinyl label with permanent adhesive that destructs when label is removed. Ideal for high-value electronics.
8000T Vinyl Clear Clear, Matte Vinyl Thermal Transfer Vinyl label that is highly flexible. Ideal for wrap-around wire labeling and vial/tube labeling.
8000T Vinyl Outlast Semi-Gloss Vinyl Thermal Transfer Offers excellent flexibility for curved surfaces while providing outdoor durability of up to 5 years with excellent UV resistance.
8000T Cling Gloss Static Cling Vinyl Thermal Transfer Recommended for labeling applications requiring clean removability such as temporary parking stickers.
8000D Wet Track Matte Polypropylene Direct Thermal Provides excellent adhesion to wet surfaces and good environmental resistance. Performs well in normal-freezer temperatures. N/A
8000T Wet Tack Gloss Polypropylene Thermal Transfer Provides excellent adhesion to wet surfaces. Recommended for use in cold, damp environments on rigid containers.
Z-Slip Paper Tag with Clear Polypropylene Label Direct Thermal All in one packing slip solution that replaces the traditional packing slip. Save almost 30 seconds per package and better keep up with your shipping needs. N/A
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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 Color 2000D Tag Paper Tag Direct Thermal Smooth paper tag that offers the ability to print vibrant color 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.
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Custom Labeling Solutions

Choose the Material, Size and Features

With over 300 pre-tested solutions and extensive customization 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 colors and 8 UV colors
  • 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

Use Zebra's barcode scanners and readers to capture the data that matters most at the retail POS, patient bedside, and manufacturing production line.

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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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