The File Extensions Database

.ZDL File Extension

  • Developer by: Avery Dennison
  • Category: Page Layout Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ZDL file?

.ZDL is Avery DesignPro Label File

A ZDL file contains a label created by Avery DesignPro, a program that allows users to create printable labels. It stores information about a label, which includes the size and layout of the label, graphics, bar codes, shapes, lines, and text. ZDL files are used to create labels for mail, CDs, business cards, dividers, greeting cards, and t-shirts.

ZDL file open in Avery Design & Print 8

ZDL files are similar to .ZDP and .ZDS files, which are also used by DesignPro for storing label data. However, ZDL files are created by DesignPro 5.0, while ZDP files are created by DesignPro 3.5 - 4.0 and ZDS files are created by DesignPro 5.1 and later.

You can create and open ZDL files with DesignPro. However, DesignPro was discontinued and replaced by Design & Print, which can also be used to open ZDL files. After opening a ZDL file in Design & Print, you can save it as an .AVERY file, which is the main file type associated with Design & Print.

Programs that open Avery DesignPro Label File
Avery DesignPro
Avery Design & Print
Avery Design & Print

How to solve problems with ZDL files

  • Associate the ZDL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ZDL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ZDL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ZDL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ZDL is Avery DesignPro Label File. Because only the current version supports the latest ZDL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Avery Dennison manufacturer website after an available .ZDL is Avery DesignPro Label File update.
  • To make sure that your ZDL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.