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Zebra Z-Perform 1000D product guide

Monday, 25 February 2013

The choice faced by the first time label printer user of which type of label to use can sometimes be a little confusing. We've already discussed the choice of direct thermal printing v's thermal transfer printing in a previous blog (which you can see here).

So given that you've decided which printing technology works best for you, this will be the first in a series of articles in which we'll try to demystify the range of label materials available to you - welcome to Zebra's Z-Perform 1000D.

Zebra Z-Perform 1000D is a direct thermal self-adhesive paper label (direct thermal is denoted by the use of the letter "D" at the end of the product name). It is Zebra's economy product in direct thermal labels range (for "economy" read lowest cost) and is available for use in Zebra's desktop range (so LP2824 / TLP2824, GK420d / GK420t, GX420d / GX420t, GK430t) and mid-range and high-performance range printers (so S4M, ZM400, ZT220, ZT230, ZM600, 105SL, 110Xi4, 140Xi4, 170Xi4 and 220Xi4), and, of course because it's a direct thermal labels it doesn't need a ribbon to print. It is a white uncoated direct thermal label stock - so provides little protection to surface scuffing when in transit.

Zebra Z-Perform 1000D comes with a permanent adhesive (that is, once the printed label is applied to the end product or box etc, it is designed to stay there permanently - there are other label materials available with a removable adhesive for applications requiring this). The adhesive provides good initial tack and adhesion on a wide range of surfaces with the minimum temperature at which the label can be applied being 0ºC (there are more suitable products if you are labelling products at a lower temperature than this).
As with all direct thermal labels, Z-Perform 1000D is not recommended for applications involving long term exposure to sunlight or extreme heat.

We do hope you've find this product guide useful - to summarise Zebra Z-Perform 1000D :-

  • direct thermal (so no ribbons required)
  • for indoor use only
  • permanent adhesive (service temperature range between -20ºC to 50ºC and minimum application temperature 0ºC)
  • white, uncoated label stock (so little protection against label surface scuffing)
  • not recommended for long term exposure to sunlight or extreme heat
  • lifespan - six months duration when stored at 0ºC to 21ºC at 35% to 50% RH
Suggested applications
  • Product identification
  • Indoor general purpose labelling
  • Warehouse picking and receiving labels
  • Shipping labels
  • Product and price labelling in retail
  • Bakery and deli labelling
You can check out the label sizes available for Zebra Z-Peform 1000D labels for Zebra desktop printers here and for Zebra mid-range, industrial and high-performance printers here.
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