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What’s New in BarTender 2016
BarTender 2019 is now available, with new and improved capabilities that enhance your design and printing experience and make it easier
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BarTender® software enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency and compliance by creating and automating the
printing and control of labels, barcodes, RFID tags, plastic cards and more. The world’s largest companies and hundreds of thousands of small
businesses rely on BarTender to help them:
Print Portal App for printing from any iOS or Android device with the BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition
Accelerate the speed of goods moving through the supply chain
Get the right medication to the right patient at the right time
Inform workers how to handle hazardous substances safely
Tell a parent that a snack has an ingredient to which their child is allergic
Track a food-borne illness back to the field where it started
Reduce shrinkage on the retail shop floor
Maintain regulatory compliance with the world's most comprehensive barcode software
Design labels, cards and more
Enter print-time information easily with customizable data-entry forms
Consolidate designs with exclusive Intelligent TemplatesTM
Optimize and accelerate printing of barcodes, labels, cards, RFID tags and more through any printer or marking device
Print from any OS, system, device or web browser
Monitor live print status and detailed history of system usage
Integrate with SAP and Oracle
Apply secure document control
Manage the entire system centrally
Which BarTender is right for you?
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Automatically print from any OS, system or device in response to data transactions and SDK requests.
Design using Intelligent TemplatesTM to reduce maintenance.
Secure the printing environment with user and group roles.
Monitor live print status and view detailed history of system usage.
Licensed per printer
Automatically print in response to Web service API or TCP/IP communication.
Integrate with SAP and Oracle.
Take advantage of centralized system management, browser-hosted printing, centralized template storage with revision control, electronic signature support, full SDK
control, smart card encoding and more.
Licensed per printer
BarTender 2016 improves serialization flexibility, including serialization per-page or per-job, or when a data source or database field changes. It can also now reset
counters for each database record, or when a data source or database field changes, or when the time or date changes.
New Global Data Fields
Global data fields can share data sources among all documents that use the same BarTender system database — letting you, for example, share an incrementing serial number
with documents across your network. (Available in the BarTender Automation edition and higher.)
New Custom Page Templates
When you print multiple pages of labels, BarTender can now print data outside the labels, such as printing "Page 3: Labels 21-30" in the header or footer. (Available in the
BarTender Professional edition and higher.)
New Conditional Printing
BarTender 2016 makes conditional printing easy, so your designs can support more complex conditions. Tell templates, layers and even objects "when to print" based on a
single data source or database field, or on multiple conditions — all without scripting. (Available in the BarTender Automation edition and higher.)
Redesigned Print Station and Web Print Server
Print Station can now show documents from multiple file locations. Web Print Server now looks and feels like BarTender’s print wizard. Both applications now support
Print Preview, plus the ability to use documents from Librarian. Improved Usability and Design.
It’s easier than ever to design and print in BarTender 2016:
• Align objects easily by snapping them to other: objects, not just to the ruler
• Copy style and barcode properties from one object to another — or even between templates and documents — with the new Format Painter
• Connect lines together to more easily move label-segmenting lines or create custom shapes
• Hover your cursor to see which object would be selected if you clicked
• Edit pictures after they have been embedded in a document
• Apply image processing effects such as cropping permanently
• Center objects in rectangular regions
• Show the names of data sources and database fields on objects that use them
• Enter on-screen edit mode for text objects with a single click, so you can replace the text more quickly
• Enter dates more easily with the new calendar/date picker
Additional New Features of BarTender 2016:
• Enhanced Select Barcode browser, including search and alternative names
• Better support for print-and-apply engines, including the ability to print an unlimited quantity until cancelled
• Encoding of pictures and other binary data into barcodes, RFID tags and smart cards for security applications
• Creation of named data sources without a specific object — effectively creating a “variable” that can be copied between documents
• And dozens of other new and enhanced capabilities
Automation edition: The editions formerly called “Enterprise” and “RFID Enterprise” have been combined into what is now called the “Automation” edition.
Enterprise Automation edition: The edition formerly called “Enterprise Print Server” is now called “Enterprise Automation.”
One Edition Name Phased Out;
Two Product Names Changed
There is no longer an edition called "RFID Enterprise." Instead, the editions previously called "Enterprise" and "RFID Enterprise" have now been combined into the new
"Automation" edition at prices comparable to what the "Enterprise" edition used to sell for. Also, the previously-named "Enterprise Print Server" edition is now called
"Enterprise Automation." (It continues to support RFID.)
Understanding the Name Changes
Previously, we had three editions that began with the word "Enterprise." This has been replaced with two editions: "Automation" and "Enterprise Automation."
BarTender® 2016 Makes Label Design Simple
Enterprise Power, Windows Simplicity...
Printing high quality labels is just part of
managing supply chain functions such as
manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.
That’s why BarTender has the intelligence to run
both stand-alone and as a part of your other
software applications. Advanced integration,
advanced printer management, and advanced
security functions are just some of what you get
with the world’s most advanced label software
The Clear Leader
Seagull Scientific is the world leader in true
Windows label printing. In fact, BarTender
was the very first Windows label program
to support both laser and thermal printers.
Today, we are the world’s largest developer of
true Windows drivers for label and RFID tag
printers. Hundreds of thousands of users in
more than 110 countries trust BarTender as the
easiest and most reliable software in the label
industry. Choosing the right Windows label
software is easy – we’ve done it the longest
and do it the best.
BarTender® Makes Label Design Simple
BarTender is available in five editions that address a wide range of features and user requirements. This general overview is followed by a more detailed Features
and Editions Comparison Chart.
Seagull Scientific offers Free, Life Time Technical Support for BarTender
Seagull Scientific is proud to offer free tech support by phone and e-mail from multiple offices worldwide. Most
incoming calls are handled as they arrive. Even during
peak loads, they strive to make any required return
calls within 30 minutes. Save on not having to purchase costly Software Maintenance Agreements!
BarTender Enterprise Licensing:
Licensing is based on the number of printers to be used by BarTender on the network.
BarTender PC Licensing: The Professional and Basic editions are
licensed based on the number of PCs on which BarTender is installed.
BarTender Printer Support: BarTender supports any printer with a Windows driver, including most laser, ink-jet and
dot-matrix printers. Seagull has also developed its own enhanced Windows drivers for: Accumax, Argox, ASTECH, APS, Autonics, Avery Dennison, Birch, Brady,
C.Itoh, cab, Century Systems, Citizen, Cognitive Solutions, Comtec, Datamax O'Neil, Datasouth, Dedruma, Eltron, ETISYS, General Code, Godex, Graphic Products,
IBM, Imaje, Intermec, KROY, Markpoint, Meto, Metrologic, Monarch, Novexx, O’Neil, Okabe, OPAL, Paxar, Pitney Bowes, Postek, Pressiza, Printronix,
Quick Labeling, Samsung, SATO, SII, Sumitomo, System Wave, Tharo, Thermopatch, ThermoTex, Toshiba TEC, TSC, Tyco,UBI, Unimark, Valentin,
VIPColor, Wasp, Wedderburn, Zebra
Seagull BarTender v 2016 Language Support
BarTender provides on-demand switching of the user interface
between: Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
BarTender Bar Code Symbologies Supported:
Linear Bar Codes: AIAG FIM C MSI Plessey
Australia Post GS1-128 (UCC-EAN 128) Royal Mail
Canadian Customs GS1-DataBar (RSS) RSS
Codabar HIBC Primary SCC-14
Code 128 HIBC Secondary SSCC-18
Code 39 (Regular & Full ASCII) Intelligent Mail Telepen
Code 93 Interleaved 2-of-5 Tri-Optic
EAN 128 ISBT 128 UCC-EAN 128
EAN Bookland ITF-14 UPC-A
EAN-JAN-8 Japanese Post UPC-E
EAN-JAN-13 KIX Code UPS Tracking
FIM A LOGMARS US Postal
Two Dimensional Bar Codes: Aztec Maxicode TLC39
Data Matrix PDF417 (Micro & Standard)
EAN.UCC (GS1) Composite QR Code (Micro & Standard)
BarTender Supported RFID Tag Types and Data Formats: The RFID Enterprise and Enterprise Print
Server editions support the EPC Gen2, EPC Class 1, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, and Picotag tag types. All EPC data
formats are supported, including DoD, Wal-Mart, SGTIN, SSCC, GIAI, GID, GRAI, and SGLN, among others.
BarTender System Requirements and Compatibility: Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista.
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
Includes all 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) editions.
Minimum 60 MB free space required for English-only version of BarTender.
Up to 960 MB free space required for full, multilingual BarTender Label Management Suite.
Additional disk space required to enable optional logging of print jobs and event messages to a database.
CPU: 1 GHz or higher
Memory: 512 MB or higher Display Resolution: 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
The .NET Framework 2.0 (SP1) is copied automatically from the BarTender CD or from the internet. (If you are installing a downloaded BarTender, and do
not already have .NET Framework 2.0 installed, then you will need an active internet connection during the install.)
Logging of print jobs and event messages requires either Microsoft SQL 2005 Express (included with BarTender) or Microsoft SQL 2005 (or higher)
Server (purchased from a database vendor).
Microsoft Internet Explorer v11 or higher required for History Explorer and BarTender help system.
(Note: TCP/IP network protocol is required for all Enterprise editions and by the Professional edition when Printer Maestro is used.)
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