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How do I purchase BarTender?

BarTender is sold exclusively through a worldwide network of knowledgeable resellers and integrators. You can get more information on this topic from our sales department.

How many times can I move my BarTender license?

You are able to move your license three times. Each of these is considered a "Significant Activation". Including your initial activation, you have a total of four Significant Activations. If you need to move your license after all four activations have been exhausted, please contact us for assistance.

Where can I download BarTender?

The most recent version of BarTender can always be downloaded here. Service releases for older versions of BarTender can be found here.

What are the BarTender system requirements?

The latest version of BarTender is supported on 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista and above. A full list of operating system and BarTender compatibility can be found here.

If you're looking for detailed hardware and software requirements and specifications, check the technical specifications.

What printers can I use with BarTender?

BarTender can be used with any printer that has a Windows printer driver, including laser and ink jet printers.

Seagull Scientific is the world's largest developer of Windows printer drivers for thermal printers, supporting over 3000 models from over 100 printer companies.

Download Drivers by Seagull™

Read our White Paper to learn more.

Can I import document designs from other software programs?

Unfortunately, there is no tool to convert documents designed in other software packages. Software applications for designing and printing barcode labels vary greatly in terms of features and methods used. The use of closed or proprietary document file formats makes support for any import feature practically impossible.

Instead, we focus on providing BarTender users with powerful document design features, such as Intelligent Templates™, template background images and BarTender components. These features combine to make BarTender the most powerful label design package on the market. To see more about template design in BarTender, watch our getting started video.

Can BarTender create the barcode that I need?

BarTender includes over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components based on 95 barcode symbologies and more than a dozen barcode standards. It also includes a large number of sample compliance label designs.

You can see a full list of supported barcodes under "Barcode Support" on this page.

Does BarTender integrate with my ERP System and how?

Yes, BarTender can integrate with your ERP system. Through the use of the Integration Platform, BarTender can fulfil the role of being the ERP's bar code / text / RFID label printing engine. Therefore, effectively extending the features and capability of the ERP with a dedicated document design and management system, combined with powerful printing features for rendering highly optimized print jobs in native print language for any make or model of printer. Choose from a wide range of Integration Methods, such as file triggers, web service requests, database triggers, TCP/IP – serial connections.

BarTender also offers a full .NET SDK that allows you to directly control BarTender from other applications. The SDK contains several APIs that allow you to control the BarTender Print Engine, Librarian, and the BarTender System Database.



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