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BarTender 2019 Feature Comparison



Streamlined installation Easy installation for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of BarTender

Ease of use Intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, translated to more than 20 languages

Quick start A collection of configurable, industry-focused, ready-to-use BarTender documents

Comprehensive help system A complete how-to library, accessible both through BarTender and on the web

Intelligent Templates Design and automation tools that leverage data to reduce the number of label files

Included printers BarTender is licensed by printer - contact your authorized software vendor to obtain pricing for Professional Edition

Up to 3 printers

1+ printers

Unlimited users Enable multiple users to print labels from any networked PC




Standard Maintenance and Support Upgrade to the latest BarTender version free, and get live technical support by phone and chat during business hours with a guaranteed 24hr response time, access to online resources, plus technical support by email

Includes 1 year

Includes 1 year

Printer drivers and monitoring



Drivers by Seagull Windows printer Drivers by Seagull enable high-performance printing

Print optimizations Improve print speed by taking full advantage of printer-based features such as serialization, barcodes, real-time clock, static data and graphic caching

Status monitoring Reports information back to Windows regarding printer/print job status and error conditions

Printer configuration and diagnostics Perform printer management functions in BarTender, bypassing the printer front panel

Other printer drivers Print to any printer that has a Windows-based driver

Email alerts Automatically notify IT managers or other operational team members if labeling problems occur

Template design



Easy WYSIWYG template design Design tools make it easy to create and print professional labels and documents

New Document Wizard An easy-to-follow wizard that ensures proper document settings for quality and printing performance

Fonts Versatile support for OpenType, TrueType and native printer-based fonts

Text formatting Familiar, Word-like tools for you to easily create and format text

Text transforms Add flair to your text objects with a variety of effects, such as fading, inflating, slanting, and more

Shapes and lines Choose from over 50 shapes and 100 line style combinations

Text wrapping Create dynamic text that wraps inside and around shapes, objects, document borders and more

Unmatched barcode support Easily create greater than 100 linear and 2D symbologies and standards

Barcode human readable Highly configurable human readable text and character formatting options

GS1 Application Identifier Data Source Wizard Build barcodes in seconds using the latest GS1 compliance standards

Graphics and images Import more than 70 graphic formats, including AI, PNG, JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS and GIF

Symbols Choose from a wide variety of included symbols and industry-based symbol fonts

Tables and grids Create tables and grids to organize text, barcodes, images and other objects

White-on-black printing Switch objects from black-on-white to white-on-black printing with a single click

Front and back template design Create two-sided "duplex" printing with separate designs for the front and back of your template

Intelligent Templates



Layers Template objects may be stacked, hidden and reordered when created on uniquely identifiable layers

Conditional printing Create data-driven automation rules that specify when different objects, layers or templates in your document will visibly print or become hidden

Template selector Conditionally print one specific template when multiple templates are available in a document

Data sourcing and databases



Date and time Dynamically source dates and times from Windows or clock-enabled printers

Data validation and processing Specify data validation rules and automatically correct data or issue warnings

Concatenate data Create text and barcode objects that combine information from multiple data sources

Basic database connectivity Connect to Excel or a RFC 4180 standard CSV file to import variable data into your template

Simple serialization Increase or decrease your serial string data by increments of one (1)

Enhanced database connectivity Connect BarTender document designs to external data sources such as SAP, Oracle, MS SQL, Azure SQL, XML, Data Builder, text files and more to print dynamically

Advanced serialization Create serial numbers that support alphanumeric, hexadecimal, and custom sequencing patterns

Embedded database tables Create your own database tables that travel with your BarTender document designs

Database filters Print select database records using convenient query and filter options

Database sourced tables Easily create tables using data from a database or external file

Dynamic data preview See how your document handles real dynamic data during the design process

Dynamic graphics and images Automatically source images for printing based on selected database records or queries

Create a database Build your own database from scratch using intuitive tools included with BarTender

Write back to databases Write back to SQL-based databases to keep track of printed records, serial numbers and much more

Data-entry forms



Powerful form controls Make data input and selection easy by leveraging over 15 highly configurable form controls

Keyboard and mouse input Use keyboard and mouse commands to select or enter data into forms at print time

Scanner input Use a barcode scanner to input information to data-entry forms at print time

Image capture Capture images at print time for ID cards or event badge printing

Data validation Reduce user input errors by introducing data validation and error checking

Printing, encoding and exporting



Print productivity Print labels and documents to any Windows-based printer

On-demand printing Print labels and documents on-demand

Batch printing Batch together dynamic print jobs that can use one or more BarTender templates

Print preview Review your dynamic print jobs before printing

RFID, smart and magnetic stripe cards encoding Encode RFID tags, smartcards and magnetic strip cards as easily as adding barcodes to your template design

Included companion applications



Administration Console A single destination for managing the features available in your edition, which may include security, licensing, integrations, printer failover and more.

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