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Zebra Basic Interpreter (ZBI)

Zebra’s ZBI 2.0™ (Zebra® BASIC Interpreter) programming language is a flexible option for select Zebra printers. Use ZBI-Developer in conjunction with Zebra's ZBI 2.0 programming language to provide a powerful tool-set for customizing Zebra printers. 

ZBI Developer is a free utility that provides a virtual ZBI 2.0 environment on your PC, simplifying creating and testing of ZBI 2.0 programs. It provides a powerful and flexible toolset for customizing Zebra printers to fit your unique applications. The built-in "Virtual Printer" allows you to quickly create, test and prepare programs for use.

ZBI 2.0 Examples is a free download of helpful programming examples for the Zebra Basic Interpreter environment. 

ZBI Key Manager is a utility to manage ZBI activations on one or more printers.

For more information, please see the Zebra Basic Interpreter product page. 

Enable ZBI on your existing Zebra printers by obtaining a ZBI 2.0 Activation Key. To obtain a ZBI key, visit our online store.

- ZBI Downloads



ZBI Downloads

Release Date: 

August 2021

Device Compatibility

This software has been approved for use with all Zebra printers except:

  • All Card printers
  • Kiosk printers KR203, TTP Series
  • Mobile printers ZQ110, EM Series


ZBI Key Manager Release Note Download 45 KB


ZBI 2.0 Examples

 Download 156 KB
ZBI Developer Utility

 Download 43 MB
ZBI Key Manager (ZDownloader v4.0.0.76)

Use this version to activate licenses with format 3467xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 Download 22 MB

ZBI Developer How-To Videos


Knowledge Articles

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