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BarTender 2019 Features

General Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Streamlined installation Easy installation for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of BarTender
User interface Intuitive, real-world tested user interface, translated in more than 20 languages
Predefined documents 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 which leverage data to reduce the number of label files
Printer drivers and monitoring Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Drivers by Seagull™ Windows printer drivers by Seagull Scientific 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 Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
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 more 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™ Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Auto fit text Create text objects that automatically adjust to fit within a defined space
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.
Auto-sized graphics Automatically resize graphics in response to other variably sized or static
template objects
Automatic face detection
and cropping
Automated image capture creates perfectly cropped photos for ID badges and
card printing
Dynamic text and object
Variable data seamlessly wraps around other dynamically changing objects such as
images and shapes
Scriptable object properties Modify the look and feel of template objects by using powerful Visual Basic scripts
Template Selector Conditionally print one specific template when multiple templates are available in
a document
Suppression Ignore the content of a data source under certain conditions
Data sourcing and databases Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Serialization Create serial numbers using comprehensive tools that support alphanumeric,
hexadecimal, and custom sequencing patterns
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
Embedded database tables Create your own database tables that travel with your BarTender document designs
Database connectivity Print dynamically by connecting your BarTender document designs to external data sources
such as SAP, Oracle, MS SQL, Azure SQL, XML, Data Builder, Excel, text files and more
Named database
Name commonly used database connections to quickly add them to new
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
Global database fields Centralize a data field and share it between BarTender documents and workstations
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
Visual Basic scripting Create scripts for custom data processing
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 Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
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
Weighing scale input Populate the weight of an item at print time by connecting your weigh scale to BarTender
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
Database record selection Select or query the correct database records at print time using helpful form controls
Security and alerts Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Role-based security Assign permissions to applications and functions using Windows Active
Directory users and groups or local Windows users
Document password Disable design and print functionality for those without the password
Print-only password Disable design functionality for those without the designated password
Integration and automation Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Intelligent Forms Create forms that run automated processes and actions based on user selections,
user input or during certain events, e.g. click a button to print an optional document
or automatically notify other systems that labels have printed
Business systems Seamlessly integrate automated label and document printing with any business
system, including SAP, Oracle, Infor, Highjump, Epicor, Netsuite, Sage and more
Web services Exchange data in real-time with BarTender to automate label and document printing,
return print job status, and far more using RESTful and SOAP-based web services
TCP/IP sockets Stream data to BarTender to automate label and document printing, print job status
and other data exchanges using this bidirectional communication method
Database monitoring Monitor database tables to automate printing, update database records, insert
captured print data and much more
File drop Monitor local, network, and cloud-based folder locations to automate label and
document printing
Data integration Integrate automated printing processes using all common data structures and formats
such as XML, JSON, SAP IDOCs, Oracle XML, ASCII & Unicode delimited text-based data
Cloud storage monitoring Monitor cloud-based locations with your BarTender integrations, including Amazon
S3, Dropbox, FTP/SFTP, and others
SDK .NET SDK seamlessly integrates functionality available in your edition, e.g. label
and document printing, reprinting, document management, and more (ActiveX and
Command Line/Shell Script support also available)
Print management Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Document management Centralized document storage and workflows enable design management and
Electronic signatures Enable electronic signatures for audit trail accountability and compliance
Document encryption Secure document usage between validated BarTender workstations
System auditing Review history of print jobs, document changes, electronic signatures and user actions
Centralized printing Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Web printing Select and print documents using a web browser
Mobile printing Select and print documents using Android and iOS mobile apps
Tested and proven for enterprise environments Certified by SAP and Oracle
Printing, encoding and exporting Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
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
Image exporting Export entire template images or specific objects in 35+ formats
RFID & smart card encoding Encode RFID tags and smartcards as easily as adding barcodes to your template design
Native PDF generation Generate PDFs without installing third-party PDF drivers
Printer code templates Design templates in BarTender and export printer code that can be used with other print systems
Reprint labels
and documents
Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may been misplaced or damaged
Support Feature Professional Automation Enterprise
Free support Access to online resources, plus technical support by email
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. Free for the first year.
Premium 24/7 Support Add-on to Standard Maintenance and Support which provides 24/7 live support access with a guaranteed 2 hour response time