You can use thermal transfer ribbon rolls along with thermal transfer media, or direct thermal media, with this printer.
Media may be labels, tags, tickets, receipt paper, fanfold stacks, tamper-proof labels, etc. depending on your printing needs.
Use information from zebra.com/supplies or from your reseller to identify and procure media for your specific use
Zebra provides a complete suite of free Link-OS software applications and drivers to configure printer settings, print labels and receipts, get printer status, import graphics and fonts, send programming commands, update firmware, and download files.
Use these drivers and applications to configure and manage your printer and your print jobs from a central device such as a PC or laptop.
For information on installing the drivers, see Installing the Windows Printer Drivers.
You can use ZebraDesigner—a free application for Windows PC operating systems—to design simple labels and forms. ZebraDesigner is available to download from zebra.com/zebradesigner.