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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.

Find out Differences between Essentials and Professional



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


- ZebraDesigner 3 Downloads





Release Date: 

May 2024

Device Compatibility

Zebra printer models supported in the ZDesigner v10 and v5 drivers for Windows. Where applicable, ZDesigner v10.5 or later driver is recommended with ZebraDesigner 3.

See the Software Requirements section below for additional system and compatibility requirements.


ZebraDesigner Essentials &  Professional Release Notes Download 164 KB



Both the FREE ZebraDesigner Essentials 3 and PAID ZebraDesigner Professional 3 editions will be installed.
The application will initially run as the free Essentials edition.
At any time you may choose to start a 30-day trial of the Professional edition or activate a purchased license key. After the 30-day trial has expired, the software will revert to the free Essentials edition

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+ Software Requirements

Installation Requirements

Operating System (32 or 64 bit): 

Windows 10 desktop editions
Windows 11 desktop editions
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019 
Windows Server 2022


Microsoft .NET Framework v. 4.7.2
ZDesigner Windows printer driver v. 10.5 or above is recommended.
If support for CPCL or EPL printer command languages is required, ZDesigner Windows printer 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

Remote Desktop Services:

With the exception of Hyper-V technologies, Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Machines are not supported.


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

+ Manuals


  • ZebraDesigner Essentials Version 3 User Guide

    Product level: Essentials. Rev-2019-1, P1108968-EN. This ZebraDesigner Essentials Version 3 manual covers Typographical Conventions, Activating ZebraDesigner, and more.

    Download 1 MB
  • ZebraDesigner Pro Version 3 User Guide


    Download 1 MB

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