FAQ: ZebraDesigner Essentials

Article ID: 58246102

This article addresses some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to the free version, ZebraDesigner Essentials.

Applicable To

ZPL, CPCL, and EPL language compatible label and receipt printers. ZC100 Card Printer Windows 7 SP1 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019

Resolution / Answer

Q: Does Zebra have a free label design software?
A: ZebraDesigner Essentials barcode label design software offers basic label design features at no cost. The following are some of the basic barcode label design and print features provided:

  • Windows-based interface
  • WYSIWYG label designer
  • Printer configuration and diagnostic tools

Q: Where can I get the free software to create labels for my printer?
A: The ZebraDesigner Essentials software installer can be downloaded from the page link here Support and Downloads: ZebraDesigner 3

IMPORTANT! The executable installer file in the link provided above contains both ZebraDesigner Essentials 3 and ZebraDesigner Professional 3 editions. Download and install the file. After installation, run the application and choose the Essentials edition to use the free version.

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. For more information, refer to Zebra Products: ZebraDesigner Professional 3 or contact a Zebra Partner  for a full-feature product demonstration.

Helpful Information:

+ Applicable Products

  • GK420d Desktop Printer
  • GK420t Desktop Printer
  • GK888d
  • GK888t
  • GT800 Desktop Printer
  • GX420d Product Printers
  • GX420d Desktop Printer
  • GX420t Desktop Printer
  • GX420t Product Printers
  • GX430d Desktop Printer
  • GX430t Desktop Printer
  • KR203
  • KR203 Kiosk Receipt Printer
  • KR403 Kiosk Receipt Printer
  • QLn220 Mobile Printer
  • QLn320 Mobile Printer
  • QLn420 Mobile Printer
  • ZD410D
  • ZD420C
  • ZD420D
  • ZD420T
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZD620D
  • ZD620T
  • ZE500 Print Engines
  • ZQ310
  • ZQ320
  • ZQ510 Mobile Printer
  • ZQ520 Mobile Printer
  • ZQ610
  • ZQ620
  • ZT210 Industrial Printer
  • ZT220 Industrial Printer
  • ZT230 Industrial Printer
  • ZT410 Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 Industrial Printer
  • ZT510 Industrial Printer
  • ZT610 Industrial Printer
  • ZT620 Industrial Printer
  • ZebraDesigner Pro
  • ZebraDesigner Pro v2