Printing Materials


Zebra offers supplies (labels, tags and ribbons), which are specifically developed for Zebra printers and are all made to a high standard.

  • Genuine Zebra Supplies are manufactured exclusively for Zebra printers
  • All labels and ribbons are laboratory-tested for optimum performance
  • Genuine Zebra Supplies help minimise wear and tear on printheads
  • A wide range of materials supports the full Zebra printer range

Genuine Zebra labels are classified into product families, making them easy to specify and sell.
The classification:

  • Makes it easier to identify material types
  • Improves clarity of material market positioning

Several product families exist for paper, synthetic and speciality products:

Paper products

 Z-Perform™ Materials have an uncoated paper facestock that provides an optimal
balance between performance and price

 Z-Select™Materials have a premium, top-coated, white, ultra-smooth paper
facestock designed to provide optimal image quality; ideal for high-
speed printing applications where premium print quality is important

Synthetic products

 A white top-coated polyethylene facestock that provides superb
flexibility for labelling curved or rough surfaces; minimal resistance to
scratching and smearing

 A white satin, corona-treated polyolefin facestock that provides flexibility
for labelling curved or rough surfaces; some resistance to scratching
and smearing

 A top-coated polypropylene facestock that provides high print quality
and good resistance to scratching and smearing; offers some flexibility
for labelling curved surfaces

 A gloss polyester facestock that provides excellent print quality, good
chemical resistance and superior resistance to scratching and smearing

 A matt polyester facestock that provides high-quality print, good smear
and scratch resistance and excellent chemical resistance

 A polyimide facestock designed to withstand high temperatures
of up to 500°C

Read more about pinting materials from Zebra Supplies Selector Guide.pdf


Zebra Supplies Selector Guide.pdf

Speciality materials

The Zebra range of speciality materials consists of paper, synthetic labels and tags
designed for unique or challenging applications.


The Zebra wristband family contains a selection of synthetic wristbands uniquely
configured for optimal use in Zebra desktop and mid-range printers for the healthcare,
hospitality and leisure markets.

Ribbon information


When used together, Zebra ribbons and labels will provide optimal performance with
Zebra printers and extend the life of the printhead. Zebra has the right thermal transfer
ribbon for a customer’s application, available in wax, resin or wax/resin formulations.


For standard printing on paper labels, Zebra’s wax ribbons are unsurpassed for
performance and value.


Zebra’s wax/resin ribbons are formulated to offer high-quality durable bar codes, text
and graphics.


For the ultimate resistance to chemicals and heat, Zebra’s resin ribbons can handle the
harshest environments.

Zebra ribbons

 Wax Wax/resin Resin
 2300 Standard 3400 High-Performance 4800 Performance
 2100 High-Performance 3200 Premium 5095 High-Performance
 5319 Performance  5100 Premium
5049 High-Speed Performance


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