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Printer Software

ZebraDesigner 3 Software Support

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.
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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

ZebraDesigner 2 Pro label files

Can be opened/edited in ZebraDesigner Essentials 3

Can be opened/edited in ZebraDesigner Professional 3


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Compatible Hardware

Zebra printer models are supported in the ZDesigner v8 and v5 drivers for Windows. Where applicable, the ZDesigner v8 driver is recommended with ZebraDesigner 3.

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

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

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