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    Shotaro Ito
    Hi PLCAdam,
    BarTender / Seagull driver doesn't have control on printer display.

    That might be the way of sending data was different - such as
    In XP case, you sending single page command with 10 copy count within a print job (print code is optimized), however
    in Win7 case, you sending page command 10 times within a print job(print code is less less optimized).

    If shows page command's progress, in 1st case, page progress 1/10 to 10/10 would be shown, and in 2nd case page progress 1/1 shown repeatedly in 10 times.

    There's some Performance settings in BarTender > Print dialog > Performance options - please match the same setting in both case.
    When you print serial number, using printer font (TEC Outline etc) would help printer optimization.
    For detail, please check [url=""]White paper: Optimizing Label Printing Performance[/url].

    You can actually see what print code your driver actually sent, By enabling Printer properties > Tools > Logging options > Printer code recording.
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    Ian Cummings
    The thing you need to check for in the print file is the number of XS issue commands, plus print quantity, compared to what you requested in BarTender. In the below example this requests a print of 10 identical labels as specified by the second parameter for the issue command.


    It is likely that the XP installation was producing something along these lines, while you new Win 7 set-up had ten issue commands for one label each. Now that could be due to something changing with the label such as variable data per label etc...

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