Thermal Media Types and Procurement
Thermal Media Types and Procurement

Thermal Media Types and Procurement

Zebra strongly recommends the use of Zebra-brand supplies in order to ensure consistent high-quality printing.
A wide range of Zebra paper, polypropylene, polyester, and vinyl stock has been specifically engineered for Zebra-brand printers to enhance the printing capabilities of your device and prevent premature printhead wear.
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Your printer can use the following types of media:
Standard (noncontinuous) media
Most standard (noncontinuous) media uses an adhesive backing that has individual labels or a continuous length of labels affixed onto a liner.
Continuous roll media
Most continuous roll media is direct thermal media (similar to fax paper) and is used for receipt or ticket-style printing.
Tag stock
Tags are usually made from a heavy paper (up to 0.19 mm or 0.0075 in. thick). Tag stock does not have adhesive or a liner, and it is typically perforated between tags.
Types of media rolls and fanfold media include standard or noncontinuous roll media, noncontinuous fanfold media, and continuous roll media.
Your printer typically uses roll media, but also supports fanfold or other continuous media.