BarTender 2016

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Much more than just a barcode software – Create and automate labels, barcodes and more


BarTender 2016 is now available, with new and improved capabilities that enhance your design and printing experience and make it easier than ever to manage and administer your operations.


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:

  • 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
  • And much more

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  • 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

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Powerful design with Intelligent Templates™

BarTender’s exclusive Intelligent Templates™ enable companies to produce a wide variety of flexible label designs without the need to create and maintain hundreds of separate documents. Tell templates, layers and even objects when to print based on a single data source or database field, or on multiple conditions. Password-protect layers to prevent unauthorized edits. Share global data fields such as incrementing serial numbers among all documents.

Comprehensive automation and control

BarTender enables large enterprises to centrally operate, monitor, manage and secure their printing operations across multiple sites and even continents. BarTender supports permission-based printing, format encryption, job logging and system auditing.

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BarTender Print Portal enables easy point-and- click printing from any device with a browser, including tablets and smartphones.

 

Print-time information capture

Every edition of BarTender enables you to design intuitive and efficient forms for entering data at print-time, without the need for costly add-ons. BarTender also supports the print-time capture of images and weigh scale data in some editions.

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Seamless integration with systems and databases

BarTender Integration Builder enables sophisticated printing automation from a wide variety of business systems, including SAP and Oracle. Powerful database connectivity includes a live preview wizard to help you set up dynamic forms, search and select records, and incorporate print-time input.

Advanced serialization

BarTender delivers flexible serialization which enables the issuance of unique serial identifiers at customizable frequencies.

The world’s most comprehensive barcode software support

BarTender includes more than 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components and 60 symbologies as well as full support for GS1 standards.

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Complete RFID support

BarTender provides full RFID support for the latest label and tag types, including EPC (Electronic Product Code).

Advanced card design and printing tools

BarTender enables you to design and print two-sided cards, including magnetic stripe and smart card encoding.

The best technical support in the industry

With support offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and knowledgeable partners around the world, BarTender’s technical support is legendary in the industry and is just one more reason why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

Grow as your business grows

BarTender’s four editions enable you to easily upgrade your system as your business grows, without the extra cost and complexity of buying add-on products.


Which BarTender is right for you?

Select an edition below to learn more, or download the free 30-day trial to explore all of BarTender’s features and see how it can solve your toughest needs for labeling, barcoding and more. Or contact us to learn more about why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

WORKSTATION EDITION

Basic Edition

Professional Edition

Get started in just minutes! All Basic features, plus:
  • Design and print labels, cards, mag stripe cards and more.
  • Optimize print speed to any printer or marking device.
  • Design data-entry forms that provide data validation and accept print-time input from the keyboard or a barcode scanner.

Licensed per PC

  • Read data from CSV files, databases and Excel. Easily search and select records for printing.
  • Encode RFID labels.

Licensed per PC

NETWORK EDITIONS

Automation Edition

Enterprise Automation Edition

All Professional features, plus: All Automation features, plus:
  • 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

System Requirements

Operating system

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista.
    • BarTender 2016 is Microsoft Windows 10 certified.
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
  • Includes all 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) editions.

Hard disk and memory (minimum)

  • Basic and Professional Editions (32-bit)
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 2 GB free hard drive space
  • Basic and Professional Editions (64-bit)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 3 GB free hard drive space
  • Automation and Enterprise Automation Editions (32-bit)
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 20 GB free hard drive space (to allow sufficient space for logs)
  • Automation and Enterprise Automation Editions (64-bit)
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 20 GB free hard drive space (to allow sufficient space for logs)

Display resolution (recommended)

1024 x 768 or higher

.NET Framework

The .NET Framework 4.0 is required. The BarTender installer will automatically install all required .NET Framework components.

Optional database

Logging of print jobs and event messages requires either

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express (included with BarTender), or
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or higher (purchased from a database vendor)

 


 

Workstation Editions

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BarTender 2016 is available in the Basic and Professional editions for installation on workstations and are licensed for each installed BarTender.


BarTender® Basic

Designed for individuals and small departments, the BarTender® Basic Edition lets you start designing and printing barcode labels and cards in just minutes, thanks to its intuitive design tools and helpful wizards.

Basic includes the most frequently used label and card design features, including all text, graphics, barcode, and serializing capabilities.

Flexible and powerful design

BarTender gives you the design power and flexibility to satisfy the most demanding labeling needs.

  • Use our professionally designed templates or design your own.
  • Let BarTender’s smart wizards guide you through critical design decisions to maximize your printing performance and compliance with important standards.
  • Select among 50+ drawing shapes, and resize, reshape and color them in just about any way imaginable.
  • Use BarTender’s hundreds of symbols and images, or import your own graphics.
  • Use your own fonts or those built into the printer.
  • Design your own forms for entering data at print time.
  • Generate anything from simple serial numbers to advanced custom serialization sequences.

Point, click, print

  • Easily select, preview, and print labels and cards from a dedicated Print Station interface.
  • Print to any true Windows printer driver and use our free Drivers by Seagull to leverage the special features of label and card printers for optimal performance.
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BarTender® Professional

Designed for departments and small businesses, the BarTender® Professional Edition offers the same easy interface as the Basic Edition while enabling RFID encoding and more sophisticated label and card designs that leverage content from databases, spreadsheets and other files.

The professional’s choice for creating labels, barcodes, cards and RFID

BarTender® Professional includes even more label and card design capabilities, and adds access to external data and support for RFID tags and labels.

Professional design made easy

BarTender Professional offers all the design features of the Basic Edition:

  • Use our professionally designed templates or design your own.
  • Let BarTender’s smart wizards guide you through critical design decisions to maximize your printing performance and compliance with important standards.
  • Select among 50+ drawing shapes, and resize, reshape and color them in just about any way imaginable.
  • Use BarTender’s hundreds of symbols and images, or import your own graphics.
  • Use your own fonts or those built into the printer.
  • Design your own forms for entering data at print time.
  • Generate anything from simple serial numbers to advanced custom serialization sequences.

And BarTender Professional includes even more powerful design tools:

  • Format text any way you want with Rich Text Formatting.
  • Enhance imported graphics with high-quality image-processing controls, including brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, smoothing, and cropping.
  • Recreate legacy labels easily by importing old designs to use as a guide.
  • Link to external graphics to enable dynamic changes.

Powerful data access from files and databases

Minimize print-time data entry by letting BarTender pull data from Excel files, text files, and a wide variety of databases.

Easy RFID encoding

  • Create RFID objects as easily as any other label object.
  • Use the clear, on-screen display of RFID chips and antennas to create designs that reduce the chances of damaging the structure and RFID performance.

Professional printing flexibility

  • Easily select, preview, and print labels and cards from a dedicated Print Station interface.
  • Print multiple label formats as a single batch, whether from BarTender, the dedicated BarTender Print Station, or even the Windows Explorer.
  • Print to any true Windows printer driver and use our free Drivers by Seagull to leverage the special features of label and card printers for optimal performance.
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Network Editions

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BarTender 2016 is available in Automation and Enterprise Automation editions for installation on a network and are licensed for each printer which will be printing BarTender formats.


BarTender® Automation

Designed for businesses that want to increase efficiency by automating their printing, the BarTender®Automation Edition offers the full power of Intelligent TemplatesTM plus the ability to launch printing from other programs.

Keep your business moving with reliable automated printing

BarTender® Automation leverages conditional printing, our exclusive Intelligent TemplatesTMand printing from other business systems to increase system flexibility and reduce maintenance.

Intelligent Templates for unmatched versatility and control

  • Leverage conditional printing to create a wide variety of labels from a single design, without the headache of maintaining a separate document for each label.
  • Easily support complex printing scenarios by telling templates, layers and even individual objects when to print based on a single data source or database field, or based on multiple conditions — all without scripting.
  • Lock mandatory content so it cannot be changed by other designers.
  • Print content to specific panels of security cards, including monochrome black, UV fluorescing, and overlay panels.

BarTender Automation also offers all the powerful yet easy-to-use design features of the Professional Edition:

  • Let BarTender’s smart wizards guide you through critical design decisions to maximize your printing performance and compliance with important standards.
  • Use your own fonts or those built into the printer.
  • Generate anything from simple serial numbers to advanced custom serialization sequences.
  • Format text any way you want with Rich Text formatting.
  • Enhance imported graphics with high-quality image-processing controls, including brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, smoothing and cropping.
  • Recreate legacy labels easily by importing old designs to use as a guide.
  • Link to external graphics to enable dynamic changes.

Professional printing flexibility

  • Minimize print-time data entry by letting BarTender pull data from Excel files, text files and a wide variety of databases. Or design your own forms for entering data easily at print time.
  • Easily select, preview and print labels and cards from a dedicated Print Station interface.
  • Print multiple label formats as a single batch, whether from BarTender, the dedicated BarTender Print Station or even the Windows Explorer.
  • Print to any true Windows printer driver, and use our free Drivers by Seagull to leverage the special features of label and card printers for optimal performance.

Additional security and printing management

  • Integrate with other software for basic automated control.
  • Manage user permissions and encrypt documents.
  • View printer status and reprint previous jobs.
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BarTender® Enterprise Automation

Designed for businesses that require complete connectivity and control of their printing environment, the BarTender® Enterprise Automation Edition delivers our most powerful collection of features, including integration with SAP and Oracle, and centralized management of printing, security and administration.

The most powerful software for your most demanding requirements

BarTender Enterprise Automation extends even the most complex printing environments with unrivaled connectivity to business systems and reliable control of the complete design and printing system.

Centralized control for efficiency and confidence

BarTender’s comprehensive control features enable enterprises to centrally monitor, manage and secure their design and printing operations across sites and continents.

SAP certified, Oracle validated

Empower users to print labels and more from within SAP, Oracle and other business systems without ever knowing that BarTender is doing the printing.

Browser-based interfaces for easy deployment and printing over networks

Extend your printing infrastructure beyond the firewall by enabling users to choose designs, complete print-time data forms and launch print jobs to any printer on the internet with just a few clicks from any browser.

Intelligent Templates for unmatched versatility and control

BarTender Enterprise Automation offers all of BarTender’s powerful yet easy-to-use design features, including our exclusive Intelligent TemplatesTM:

  • Leverage conditional printing to create a wide variety of labels from a single design, without the headache of maintaining a separate document for each label.
  • Easily support complex printing scenarios by telling templates, layers and even individual objects when to print based on a single data source or database field, or based on multiple conditions — all without scripting.
  • Lock mandatory content so it cannot be changed by other designers.
  • Print content to specific panels of security cards, including monochrome black, UV fluorescing, and overlay panels.
  • Let BarTender’s smart wizards guide you through critical design decisions to maximize your printing performance and compliance with important standards.
  • Use your own fonts or those built into the printer.
  • Generate anything from simple serial numbers to advanced custom serialization sequences.
  • Format text any way you want with Rich Text formatting.
  • Enhance imported graphics with high-quality image-processing controls, including brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, smoothing and cropping.
  • Recreate legacy labels easily by importing old designs to use as a guide.
  • Link to external graphics to enable dynamic changes.

Enterprise-strength printing flexibility

  • Minimize print-time data entry by letting BarTender pull data from SAP and Oracle systems, Excel files, text files and a wide variety of databases. Or design your own forms for entering data easily at print time.
  • Easily select, preview and print labels and cards from a dedicated Print Station interface.
  • Print multiple label formats as a single batch, whether from BarTender, the dedicated BarTender Print Station or even the Windows Explorer.
  • Print to any true Windows printer driver, and use our free Drivers by Seagull
Buy Now DOWNLOAD TRIAL

Bartender Training

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Learn how to make the most of BarTender through a growing library of training videos, or contract us to provide Professional Services to optimize your organization’s use of BarTender

Training Videos

 

Getting Started with BarTender

Setting up a Laser/Inkjet Label Document with BarTender

Setting up a Thermal Label Document with BarTender

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Drivers by Seagull™

Drivers by Seagull™ make it easy to print labels, cards and more from any true Windows program.

Seagull Scientific has been creating printer drivers for more than 20 years. Today, their drivers are so trusted that many printer manufacturers provide them in the box with their printers.

And when used with the BarTender software, Seagull Scientific drivers take advantage of special high-speed printing functions that standard Windows programs can’t use.

Select printer brand to download the latest Windows printer driver



All Windows printer drivers


 

BarTender Professional Services

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Bar Code Graphics offers a variety of services to help companies implement efficient label management solutions.    Leverage our extensive experience to assist your company with utilizing the power of BarTender’s robust capabilties.

Custom Label Design Services

We have been using and reselling BarTender since 1988 and specialize in assisting companies with complying with all types of Trading Partner labeling requirements including;

  • GS1-128 Shipping Labels
  • All types of GS1 barcodes
  • FDA UDI Mandate

In addition to label design, Bar Code Graphics works with clients to create custom databases which will work seamlessly with BarTender.

Custom Development

In addition to our in-house development team, we also maintain a roster of programmers who are capable of designing and implementing custom interfaces for BarTender.  Our 30+ years experience with BarTender enables us to assess the appropriate companion utilities and develop label printing and management solutions.

Fees

Bar Code Graphics was founded in 1984. Our success and longevity is a byproduct of working with our clients in a straightforward fair manner and delivering significant return on investment.  We provide Professional Services on a time/material basis.  Our hourly fee for Professional Services is billed at; $135/hour.

If you are interested in finding out how much it would cost to utilize Bar Code Graphics expertise, please contact us to us to discuss your project in detail.

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  • ISBN/Books

  • Medical/UDI

  • Supply Chain

  • Assets/Inventory

  • Coupon

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UPC (GTIN-12)

There are a variety of different types of barcodes. However, the UPC (Universal Product Number) symbol is the most recognized barcode in the United States, since it appears on almost every retail product. The UPC symbol is the barcode representation of the GTIN-12 which consists of twelve numeric characters that uniquely identify a company’s individual product. The GTIN-12 number is part of the family of GS1 global data structures that employ 14 digits and can be encoded into various types of data carriers.

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ISBN/Books

A requirement for selling a book through booksellers, wholesalers, and distributors is the assignment of unique ISBN numbers for each title and for each book to be marked with a Bookland EAN barcode.

The Bookland symbol allows for encodation of ISBNs (the numbers publishers use to identify their products). Since an ISBN is unique to one particular title (or product), the corresponding Bookland EAN symbol is a title-specific marking which is unique for that title. For example, if a title is available in hard cover, soft cover and as an e-book, three unique ISBN Bookland EAN bar codes are required.

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Medical/UDI

The FDA UDI Mandate is part of a comprehensive healthcare traceability initiative to improve patient safety.  The Unique Device Identifier (UDI) requirement is rooted in holding each member of the supply chain responsible for ensuring each medical device is marked with a UDI barcode with data maintained on the FDA’s GUDID universal database.

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Supply Chain

Logistic barcodes such as the GS1-128 Shipping Label are used to track movement of a shipment within a supply chain.  Since suppliers are making shipments to a variety of trading partners it is essential to integrate the relevant standards and current technology.  The use of EDI and 2D barcodes which can encode much more data has transformed many supply chains.

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Assets/Inventory

The first step in designing an asset tracking system is to determine whether you are working with assets or inventory.  Assets are any items a company uses internally such as tools, equipment, furniture etc.  Inventory are items which are sold, distributed or used by a company.  The distinction between Assets and Inventory is essential in regards to how the items will be marked, scanned and stored.

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Coupon

The successful integration of GS1 DataBar Coupons has dramatically improved many promotions.  The interhent features including; value codes and automatic expiration date checking for retailers, has enabled more efficient redemption, much better security and better metrics to measure the performance of a campaign.

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