BarTender is available in four 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.
Printer Licensing: Both "Automation" editions allow unlimited network users. Licensing is based on the maximum number of printers used by BarTender on the network.
Our most powerful edition. Includes all of the label design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security and administration. Includes BarTender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains our most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers, SAP AII, Oracle XML, XML transforms, and XML scripting. Includes full functionality for all of the Companion Applications, including Librarian and logging to centralized databases. Tracks printer parts inventory and in-printer media usage.
AutomationIncludes - All of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull's Commander utility for cross-platform integration. All the data sourcing of Professional, plus support for SAP IDocs. Includes all of the Companion Applications except for Librarian, but not all of the features. Logging to local databases only. Includes all available RFID design and encoding capabilities.
Omits - Does not offer the enhanced server functions, advanced integration (such as XML and SAP AII), and web printing capabilities of Enterprise Automation (see above). No Librarian. Excludes some Companion Application features. No logging to centralized databases. No inventory control of printer supplies.
Professional EditionIncludes - All of BarTender's most powerful label design features. Data access for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Includes some of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker, Print Station and Printer Maestro. Printer Maestro only manages local and network printers (and print jobs) for which there are drivers installed on the local PC. (All editions are fully network compatible.)
Omits - No control from within other software. (No ActiveX, Commander or command lines.) No SAP or XML support. No job logging or e-mailed error alerts. Cannot export printer code templates. Excludes all features omitted from the Automation edition. Does not include many of the Companion Applications.
For users who just need BarTender's essential label design and printing features.Includes – The most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, bar code, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only. Print Station is the only included Companion Application.
Omits – No access to external data. No password protection of label formats, no VB Script customization, no string concatenation, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from Professional, plus no Printer Maestro and no Batch Maker.
International Language Support
BarTender is available in international Editions that support on-demand switching of the displayed user-interface language between the following:
(Simplified & Traditional)
|German ||Portuguese |
(European & Brazilian)
|Czech ||Greek ||Polish |
|Danish ||Hungarian ||Russian |
|Dutch ||Italian ||Spanish |
|English ||Japanese ||Swedish |
|Finnish ||Korean ||Thai |
|French ||Norwegian ||Turkish |
Bar Code Support
Linear Bar Codes:
|AIAG ||FIM A ||Royal Mail |
|Australia Post ||FIM C ||RSS |
|Canadian Customs ||HIBC Primary ||SCC-14 |
|Codabar ||HIBC Secondary ||SSCC-18 |
|Code 128 ||Interleaved 2-of-5 ||Telepen |
|Code 39 |
(Regular & Full ASCII)
|ISBT 128 ||Tri-Optic |
|Code 93 ||ITF-14 ||UCC-EAN 128 |
|EAN 128 ||Japanese Post ||UPC-A |
|EAN Bookland ||KIX Code ||UPC-E |
|EAN-JAN-8 ||LOGMARS ||UPS Tracking |
|EAN-JAN-13 ||MSI Plessey ||US Postal |
Two Dimensional Bar Codes:
|Aztec ||Maxicode ||TLC39 |
|Datamatrix ||PDF417 (Micro & Standard) || |
|EAN.UCC Composite ||QR Code (Micro & Standard) || |
BarTender supports any printer with a Windows driver. In addition to virtually all laser, ink-jet and dot-matrix printers, this includes the following, for which Seagull has developed its own enhanced Windows printer drivers:
|Accumax ||IBM ||Quick Label Systems |
|Argox ||Imaje ||Ring |
|ASTECH ||Intermec ||Samsung |
|APS ||K-SUN ||SATO |
|Autonics ||KROY ||SII |
|Avery Dennison ||Markpoint ||Sumitomo |
|Birch ||Marschall ||System Wave |
|Brady ||MAX ||TEC |
|C. Itoh ||Meto ||Tharo |
|cab ||Metrologic ||Thermopatch |
|Century Systems ||MICROPLEX ||ThermoTex |
|Citizen ||Monarch ||TSC |
|Cognitive ||Novexx ||Tyco |
|Comtec ||O'Neil ||UBI |
|Datamax ||Okabe ||Unimark |
|Datasouth ||OPAL ||Valentin |
|Eltron ||Paxar ||VIPColor |
|ETISYS ||Pitney Bowes ||Wasp |
|General Code ||Postek ||Wedderburn |
|Godex ||Pressiza ||Zebra |
|Graphic Products ||Printronix || |
System RequirementsSupported Operating Systems:
Windows Server 2003 (SP1 and higher), Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, XP (SP2 and higher), Vista, and Windows 7. 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 (SP2) is required. Part of .NET Framework 3.5 is required for Print Station. The installer will automatically install all required .NET Framework components. The 32-bit versions of the required .NET components are included on the CD. For older 64-bit operating systems (XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 pre-R2), the installer requires a live internet connection to download the required .NET components. Newer 64-bit operating systems (Vista, Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7) all ship with the required components.
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 v6 or higher required for History Explorer and BarTender help system.
(Note: TCP/IP network protocol is required for both the Automation and Enterprise Automation editions.)