History of Windows Printer Driver Releases

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Version 7.3.5 (Released 4/16/2014)

This release includes a new driver for Markem-Imaje SmartDate printers, new printer models from several other manufacturers, and several minor bug fixes.

New Models

  • Argox: CP-3140L (PPLZ), CP-3140LE (PPLA, PPLB, and PPLZ), OS-314plus (PPLA and PPLB), X-1300 (PPLA and PPLB), X-2301 (PPLA and PPLB)
  • AccuMax: A4P-2, A4P-2P, A4P-3, A4P-3P, TTP-244, TTP-244P, TTP-264, TTP-334
  • Bitek: BT-001, BT-002, BT-006
  • BIXOLON: SLP-TC400, SLP-TC403
  • Citizen: CL-S521CER, CL-S700DTCER
  • Creative: LabelTac 4 Plus, LabelTac 4 PRO
  • DASCOM: DL-210E, DL-210Z
  • Datamax-O'Neil: H-8308p
  • Godex: BP860i, BP860i GEPL, BP860i GZPL, RT860i, RT860i GEPL, RT860i GZPL
  • Intermec: PD43, PD43c (IPL and Direct Protocol)
  • Markem-Imaje: 5600, 5800, SmartDate 5 (128mm) (Continuous and Intermittent), SmartDate 5 (53mm) (Continuous, Intermittent and Shuttled), SmartDate X40 (32mm) (Continuous and Intermittent), SmartDate X40 (53mm) (Continuous and Intermittent), SmartDate X60 (53mm) (Continuous, Intermittent and Shuttled)
  • METAPACE: L-22D, L-23D, L-42D, L-42T, L-43D, L-43T
  • METTLER TOLEDO: P-56, P-58
  • SATO: SP40 III (203 and 305dpi), TC408X SZPL, TC408 (SEPL and SDPL)
  • Tally Dascom: DL-210E, DL-210Z
  • TSC: Alpha-4R, Alpha-4R-W, E210, E310, MH200, MH300, MH600, MX240, MX340, MX640, TA210, TA310, TDP-324, TDP-324W, TTP-244 Pro, TTP-542, TX200, TX300, TX600
  • Zebra: ZDR500R, ZXP Series 1

New Features

  • Zebra: Added block permalock support for EPC Gen2 user memory.

Version 7.3.4 (Released 11/15/2013)

This release includes support for several new printer models including Datamax-O'Neil PCL5 printers. Driver Wizard's USB support has been improved.

New Models

  • Argox: X-2300 (PPLA, PPLB, and PPLZ)
  • Avery Dennision: 64-04 RFID
  • BIXOLON: OS-T420 - BPL-Z, OS-T423 - BPL-Z
  • Citizen: CL-S703CER
  • CognitiveTPG: DLXi DBD24, DLXi DBD42, DLXi DBT24, DLXi DBT42
  • Compuprint: 6214, 6214 EPL, 6214 ZPL, 6416 ZPL
  • Datamax-O'Neil: p1115, p1115s, p1120n, p1125, p1725, w1110
  • Evolis: Elypso
  • Godex: DT2x, DT4x, G525, G535, MX20, MX30, MX30i, ZX1200i, ZX1230i, ZX1260i (EZPL, GEPL and GZPL for all models)
  • HellermanTyton: TT130SM
  • KROY: K4652P, K4653P, K4710P, K4730P, K4760P
  • Markem-Imaje: 2220, 2230, 2420, 2430, 2620, 2630
  • POSTEK: C200, C200+, C200e, C200s, C28, C300,C300+, C300s, C38, CX2000, CX3000, CX8200, CX8300, E3/200, E3/300, E4206, E4305, E56, E58, i200+, i300+, iQ/200, iQ/200s, iQ/300, iQ/300s, IX200, IX300, K2, K3, Q3000, QX/200, QX/300, Ti42, Ti42r, Ti4200, Ti4200r, Ti43, Ti43r, Ti4300, Ti4300r, Ti46, Ti46r, Ti4600, Ti4600r, Ti62, Ti62r, Ti6200, Ti6200r, Ti63, Ti63r, Ti6300, Ti6300r, TW22r, TW23r, TX2er, TX2i, TX2r, TX200, TX200r, TX3er, TX3i, TX3r, TX300, TX300r, TX6er, TX6i, TX6r, TX600, TX600r, TZ2ir, TZ2r, TZ2x, TZ3ir, TZ3r, TZ3x, TZ6r, TZ6x, wewin 268+, wewin 268e, wewin 268s, wewin 368+, wewin 368e, wewin 368s, wewin w10, wewin w10A, wewin w10B, wewin w10C, wewin w10S, wewin w10T, wewin w20, wewin w20A, wewin w20B, wewin w20C, wewin w20S, wewin w20T, X2000, XP246, XP343, XP828, XP838
  • Printronix: T2N (203 and 300 dpi)
  • SATO: SA408 PPLZ
  • TEC: B-LV4D-G, B-LV4D-T
  • TSC: TDP-246DJ
  • Valentin: DuoPrint 160/12, DuoPrint 170/12
  • Videojet: 6250 - Continuous, 6250 - Intermittent, 8510
  • Wasp: WPL304, WPL406, WPL612 WPL612-300, Wasp WPL612-600
  • Wolke: m600 touch
  • Zebra: GT800 (ZPL and EPL), QLn 220 - CPCL, QLn 320 - CPCL, QLn 420 - CPCL

New Features

  • Argox: Added Rewind feed mode option to PPLZ models.
  • Citizen: Added QR code support to QR enabled models.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for alphanumeric serialization.
  • Godex: Added support for GS1 Databar and Micro QR Code symbologies.
  • Intermec: Direct Protocol printers now support saving printer configurations to non-volatile memory.
  • POSTEK: Add RFID support to Ti, TW, TWZ, TX, and X series printers.
  • Videojet: Added support for alphanumeric serialization.

Installer Improvements

  • The Driver Wizard install and uninstall experiences have been greatly improved especially the handling of USB printers.
  • The Driver Wizard UI now checks for any installed driver and installed Seagull drivers and tailors options accordingly.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a stability problem. When the driver was under very heavy load, it could pause unexpectedly for 30-60 seconds. This would usually resume without difficulty, but in rare cases it could result in a crash.

Version 7.3.3 (Released 5/3/2013)

This release includes support for several new printer models including the Zebra ZXP Series 7 card printer, as well as several minor features and fixes.

New Models

  • AIDA: P1128T, P1138T
  • Argox: MP-2140 (PPLA, PPLB and PPLZ)
  • Citizen: CL-S321, CL-S321Z, CL-S331, CL-S331Z
  • Gitech: GT-1000VL (PPLA and PPLB), GT-2000V (PPLA and PPLB), GT-2140 (PPLA and PPLB), GT-2140E (PPLA and PPLB), GT-3140 (PPLA and PPLB), GT-3140E (PPLA and PPLB)
  • Monarch: 9416TT2 XL (203 dpi), 9416TT3 XL (300 dpi), 9416 XL (203 dpi)
  • TSC: Alpha-4L, E200, E300, P200, P300
  • Valentin: Pica II 103/8 T, Pica II 106/12
  • Zebra: 105SL Plus (203 and 300 dpi), GX430d (EPL and ZPL), KR403, ZE500 series, ZXP Series 7

New Features

  • Godex: Added memory configuration to GEPL and GZPL drivers.
  • Zebra: Added status monitoring support to the ZXP Series 7 and Series 8 printers.
  • Zebra: Added a "Save Current Settings to Printer" item to the Tools>Action menu.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a data corruption problem that affected certain Japanese and Chinese characters when the data included the byte 0xB6

Version 7.3.2 (Released 2/8/2013)

This release adds support for Fargo card printers and the Zebra ZXP Series 3 card printer, as well as several minor features and fixes. This version includes a fix for a stability issue in the language monitor (ssnetmon.dll) which has been present for many years, so this update is strongly recommended.

New Models

  • Argox: OS-214NU PPLA, OS-214NU PPLB, OS-214NU PPLZ, OX-100 PPLA, OX-100 PPLB, OX-100 Zip
  • BIXOLON: SLP-DX420 - ZPL, SLP-DX423 - ZPL, SLP-TX400 - ZPL, SLP-TX403 - ZPL
  • Citizen: CL-S300, CL-S6621, CL-S6621C, CL-S6621Z
  • Creative: LabelTac 4, LabelTac 4 PRO, LabelTac 9
  • ETISYS: EP-105+, EP-105+_GZPL, EP-105+_GEPL, EP-106+, EP-106+_GZPL, EP-106+_GEPL, EP-120+, EP-120+_GZPL, EP-120+_GEPL, EP-130+, EP-130+_GZPL, EP-130+_GEPL, EP-224+, EP-224+_GZPL, EP-224+_GEPL, EP-234+, EP-234+_GZPL, EP-234+_GEPL, EP-266, EP-266Z
  • Fargo: DTC1000, DTC1000M, DTC4000, DTC4500, HDP5000, HDP8500, HDPii
  • Godex: RT700x, RT700x GEPL, RT700x GZPL, RT730x, RT730x GEPL, RT730x GZPL
  • IDENTjet: D42, D43
  • Intermec: PC23d (ESim and IPL), PC43d (ESim and IPL), PC43t (ESim and IPL), PM43 (ESim and IPL), PM43c (ESim and IPL)
  • OKI: LD630D, LD630T, LD640D, LD640T
  • PROTON: DP-4204, DP-4207, TP-4207
  • SATO: SG408R, SG412R, SG424R, SR408, SR412, SR424
  • Thermopatch: MACH4 (203 dpi), MACH4 (203 dpi)
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-462-R, B-EV4-G-Fukuyama
  • Rebo: SMS-200c, SMS-300c
  • SATO: CZ4, GZ408e, GZ412e, HR2, Lesprit408v, Lesprit412v, M8465Se, M48465Se RFID
  • TEC: B-EX4T2, KP-20
  • TSC: T-200, T-200A, T-200E, T-300, T-300A, T-300E
  • VIPColor: VP495
  • WASP: WHC25, WPL25
  • Worldwide Ticketcraft: WWTC.iJP, WWTC.iJP 300
  • Zebra: 888-DT, 888-TT, GC420d - EPL, GC420d - ZPL, GC420t - EPL, GC420t - ZPL, GK888d - EPL, GK888d - ZPL, GK888t - EPL, GK888t - ZPL, ZXP 3

New Features

  • cab: Added support for BarTender's Media Handling options.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Users are now able to disable sending the print speeds with a print job.
  • Intermec: Added EPC Gen2 security features to Direct Protocol and IPL RFID models.
  • Intermec: Added ISO15693 support to the PC23 Direct Protocol and IPL drivers.
  • SATO: Added EAS and AFI support for ISO15693 tag types.
  • Zebra: Added contact smart card support to the ZXP Series 8.

Maintenance

  • Driver Wizard: Fixed some bugs with plug-and-play installation and re-installation.
  • Language Monitor: Increased the stability of the language monitor by fixing a memory overwrite error.
  • Avery Dennison: Updated the Darkness ranges of some printer models.
  • Citizen: Added "Double Heat" feature to the CL-S531 and CL-S531Z printers.
  • Intermec: Added UTF-8 support to Direct Protocol drivers.
  • Monarch: Fixed a problem that prevented the batch separator function from working.
  • SATO: All SATO models now support SAP Script-ITF PCT output.
  • TSC: Added native RTC support.
  • Valentin: Fixed issue with incorrect print method support for some Valentin models.
  • VIPColor: Fixed a color rendering issue with some GIF images.
  • Zebra: The Magnetic Stripe option for Zebra P120i, P300 and P400 card printers is now selectable from within BarTender.

Version 7.3.1 (Released 8/14/2012)

This release introduces compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and adds support for many new printer models, including new card printers. Drivers for the Zebra ZXP Series 8 include support for magnetic stripe and contactless smartcards. Drivers for the Magicard series include support for magnetic stripe, contact and contactless smart cards, and the HoloKote and HoloPatch security features.

New Models

  • Argox: A-2240M PPLA, A-2240ME PPLA, A-2240M PPLB, A-2240ME PPLB, CP-3140L PPLA, CP-3140L PPLB
  • Bematech: LB-1000
  • Citizen: CL-S521C-D, CL-S521C-F, CL-S621C-D, CL-S621C-F, CL-S631C-D, CL-S631C-F
  • Dynamic: Sharc 182-PC
  • ETISYS: EP-225, EP-235
  • Evolis: Primacy
  • Godex: EZ2250i, EZ2250i GEPL, EZ2250i GZPL, EZ2350i, EZ2350i GEPL, EZ2350i GZPL,EZ6250i, EZ6250i GEPL, EZ6250i GZPL, EZ6350i, EZ6350i GEPL, EZ6350i GZPL, EZ-6200 Plus GEPL, EZ-6200 Plus GZPL, EZ-6300 Plus GEPL, EZ-6300 Plus GZPL, HD90 GZPL, ZA12X,ZA12X GEPL, ZA12X GZPL, ZA13X, ZA13X GEPL, ZA13X GZPL
  • Graphic Products: Lobo
  • Intermec: All the new drivers use the Direct Protocol language only
  • Kemtek: SMS-200c, SMS-300c
  • Magicard: Enduro, Enduro+, MC200, Pronto, Rio Pro, Rio Pro Secure
  • Mettler Toledo: APR510 (203 dpi), APR510 (300 dpi), APR710 (203 dpi), APR710 (300dpi)
  • Monarch: 9688 (203 dpi), 9688 (300 dpi)
  • Postek: Q2000
  • Rebo: SMS-200c, SMS-300c
  • SATO: CZ4, GZ408e, GZ412e, HR2, Lesprit408v, Lesprit412v, M8465Se, M48465Se RFID
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-EX4T2, KP-20
  • TSC: T-200, T-200A, T-200E, T-300, T-300A, T-300E
  • VIPColor: VP495
  • Wasp: WHC25, WPL25
  • Worldwide Ticketcraft: WWTC.iJP, WWTC.iJP 300
  • Zebra: ZT220 (203 dpi), ZT220 (300 dpi), ZT230 (203 dpi), ZT230 (300 dpi), ZXP Series8

New Features

  • Drivers now install on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Evolis: Added support for MIFARE Classic smart cards.
  • SATO: Added EPC Gen2 support to M-84xxSe models.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Added Real Time Clock support to the EX series printers.

Maintenance

  • Intermec: Code 39 Full ASCII now generates MOD43 check digit correctly on Direct Protocol.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: The E-Class Mark III and the RL4 drivers now accept negative top feed offsets.

Version 7.3 (Released 3/1/2012)

This release introduces drivers for card printers from Zebra and Evolis. Card printing features such as magnetic stripe encoding and smart card encoding are available using BarTender 10.0 and higher (not all editions support all card printing features).

New Models

  • Brady: BBP16-34, BBP16-64, BBP 72, BBP 81
  • Eltron: P205, P210, P300, P300 Monochrome, P310, P310 Monochrome, P310i, P320i,P400, P420, P420i, P500, P520, P600, P720
  • Evolis: Badgy, Dualys, Dualys2, Dualys3, Pebble3, Pebble4, Quantum, Quantum2, Securion, Tattoo, Tattoo Rewrite, Tattoo RW2, Tattoo2, Zenius
  • Godex: DT2 GEPL, DT2 GZPL, DT4 GEPL, DT4 GZPL, EZ2050 GEPL, EZ2050 GZPL, EZ2150GEPL, EZ2150 GZPL, G300 GEPL, G300 GZPL, G330 GEPL, G330 GZPL, G500 GEPL, G500 GZPL, G530 GEPL, G530 GZPL, RT200, RT200 GEPL, RT200 GZPL, RT200i, RT200i GEPL, RT200iGZPL, RT230, RT230 GEPL, RT230 GZPL, RT230i, RT230i GEPL, RT230i GZPL, RT700, RT700 GEPL, RT700 GZPL, RT700i, RT700i GEPL, RT700i GZPL, RT730, RT730 GEPL, RT730 GZPL,RT730i, RT730i GEPL, RT730i GZPL
  • Linx: IJ 355, IJ 375
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-EX4T2-G, B-EX4T2-H, B-EX4T2-T, KP-20
  • WAGO: smartPrinter
  • Zebra: BR100i, BR110i, BR120i, CN100i, CN110i, CN120i, P100i, P110i, P110m, P120i, P205, P210, P210i, P310, P310 Monochrome, P310C, P310F, P310i, P320i, P330i, P330m, P400, P420, P420C, P420i, P430i, P520, P520i, P600, P620, P630i, P640, P640i, P720, P720C, P720i

Version 7.2.4 (Released 1/5/2012)

This release includes new models from Argox, Godex, Thermopatch and TSC.

New Models

  • Argox: A-2140L PPLA, A-2140L PPLB, A-2140L PPLZ
  • Godex: DT2, DT4, EZ2050, EZ2150, G300, G330
  • Thermopatch: HiQ-EOS1 (203 dpi), HiQ-EOS1 (300 dpi), HiQ-EOS4 (203 dpi), HiQ-EOS4 (300 dpi)
  • TSC: Alpha-3R

New Features

  • Godex: Added mirror printing support for the EZ-2100 Plus.
  • TSC: Added support for Aztec, RSS, Composite, Data Matrix, MSI Plessey, and PDF417 barcodes to more recent models.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a problem with extra files being generated and left on disk when using BarTender's Print Preview feature.

Version 7.2.3 (Released 11/30/2011)

This release introduces printers from COBRA and TECLABEL plus many new models from existing manufacturers.

It also includes updates to our RFID support with an improved EPC Generation 2 security interface, support for the Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) bit, the Application Family Identifier (AFI), and Data Storage Format Identifier (DSFID).

New Models

  • Argox: CP-2141L PPLA, CP-2141L PPLB, CP-3140E PPLA, CP-3140E PPLB
  • COBRA: M23, ME240, SCANPRINT-01, SCANPRINT-02, SCANPRINT-03, SCANPRINT-04, Striker III, Striker Mini, TDP-225, TDP-245C, TDP-247, TTP-2410M, TTP-243 Pro, TTP-243EPro, TTP-244 Plus, TTP-244CE, TTP-245C, TTP-246M Plus, TTP-247, TTP-268M, TTP-342Pro, TTP-343C, TTP-344M Plus, TTP-346M, TTP-366M, TTP-384M, TTP-644M, VnM MiniMarker, VnM2 SignMaker, VnM8 SignMaker
  • ETISYS: X-1000VL, X-2300E, X-3200E, X-3200
  • KROY: K6200, K6300
  • TECLABEL: Action 200, B-225D, B-225T, B-2404, B-2404M, B-2404ME, B-2405, B-2406M, B-2407, B-2410M, B-245, B-2608M, B-323T, B-3402, B-3402M, B-3402ME, B-3403, B-3404, B-3404M, B-3405, B-3406M, B-343, B-344C, B-3606M, B-3804M, B-442A, B-442E, B-443A,B-443E, B-6404M, BP-2000, BP-2000A, BP-3000, BP-3000A, CN-2000, CN-2000A, CN-244M,CN-244ME, CN-3000, CN-3000A, CN-342M, CN-342ME, CN-4402A, CN-4402E, CN-4403A, CN-4403E,CN2404, CN2405, CN2406, CN2407, CN2410, CN244M, CN245, CN2608, CN3402, CN3403, CN3404,CN3405, CN3406, CN342M, CN343, CN344C, CN3606, CN3804, CN6404, CND225, CNT225, CNT323,CTP-2243E Pro, D-3100, D-3200, D-9660, D-9670, D225, Deluxe 200, Deluxe 200 Pro,Deluxe 200M, Deluxe 300, Deluxe 300 Pro, Deluxe 300E Pro, Deluxe 300M, DT-4200,DT024-50, DT024-50 Plus, DT024-50 Pro, DT024-60, DT027-50, DT027-70, DT033-50, DT039-50,DT2205, Economy 200, HY-T03 Pro, LP-100, LP-2000, LP-2000A, LP-3000, LP-3000A, LP-4402A,LP-4402E, LP-4403A, LP-4403E, LP2404, LP2405, LP2406, LP2407, LP2410, LP245, LP2608,LP3402, LP3403, LP3404, LP3405, LP3406, LP343, LP344C, LP3606, LP3804, LP6404, LPD225,LPD3405, LPT225, LPT323, M-2405, M-2406, M-2406 Plus, M-2406 Pro, M-2408, M-2608,M-3403, M-3406, M-3406 Plus, M-3406 Pro, M-3606, M-4210, M-4210 Pro, M-4306, M-4306Pro, M-4604 Pro, M-8304, P-234, SP-2000A Pro, SP-2000B Pro, SP-200A, SP-200E, SP-300A,SP-300E, T-0612, T-0612 Pro, T-0613, T-0613 Pro, T-0812, T-200, T-200E, T-300, T-3000,T-3000 Plus, T-300E, T-3420, T-433, T-4402A, T-4402E, T-4403A, T-4403E, T-443, T-443Plus, T-443 Pro, T-452, T-462, T-462 Plus, T-462 Pro, T-663, T-862, T-9650, T-9650Plus, T225, T323, TP-2000E, TP-2205, TP-3000E, TT024-50, TT024-50 Plus, TT024-60,TT024-60 Plus, TT027-50, TT027-60, TT027-70, TT033-50, TT033-60, TT033-70, TT034-50,TT035-70, TT040-50, TT040-60, TT042-50, TT042-60, TT045-50, TT045-60, TT047-50,TT047-60, TT047-70, TT2205, TT3204, TTSC245, TTSC343
  • Tyco: T2000CT, T6112DS, TE3112, TE3124

New Features

  • RFID: Redesigned the EPC Gen2 Security dialog to make it easier to use.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for setting the EAS bit of RFID tags that support that feature.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for writing to the User segment of RFID tags.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for writing to the DSFID byte of ISO 15693 tags.
  • cab: Added Barcode Verifier support for the A and A+ series printers.
  • cab: Added RFID support for Mach 4 printer models.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for EPC Gen2 security features.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for writing to the AFI byte of ISO 15693 tags.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for writing to the DSFID byte of ISO 15693 tags.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for setting the EAS bit of RFID tags that support that feature.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for writing to the User segment of RFID tags.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for permanently locking the User and EPC memory segments of RFID tags.
  • Intermec: Added support for writing EPC data longer than 96 bits to RFID tags.
  • Mectec: Added support for device serialization.
  • Monarch: Added support for writing to the EPC Gen2 User segment.
  • Monarch: Added support for writing to the AFI byte of ISO 15693 and EPC Gen2 tags.
  • Monarch: Added support for writing to the DSFID byte of ISO 15693 tags.
  • SATO: Added Data Matrix support for GL, GT and MBi series printers.
  • SATO: For printers with memory cards added support for Format Caching, Graphic Caching and Variable Data optimizations.
  • SATO: Added support for EPC Gen2 security features.
  • SATO: Added support for writing to the EPC Gen2 User segment.
  • SATO: Updated PCT support so a user can choose to export the template file to either Flash or External Memory on XML-Enabled printers.
  • Zebra: Added support for writing to the DSFID byte of ISO 15693 tags on the R110Xi HF printer.
  • Zebra: Added support for writing to the AFI byte of ISO 15693 and EPC Gen2 tags.
  • Zebra: Added support for writing EPC data longer than 96 bits to RFID tags.

Maintenance

  • Driver Wizard: Fixed a problem with Plug and Play detection over parallel ports on Windows 7 platforms that resulted in an unspecified device being left in the Devices and Printers display.
  • Avery Dennison: Improved printing throughput for certain cut occurrences.
  • cab: Corrected darkness range for the EOS series printers.
  • cab: Fixed a problem with horizontal alignment with center tracked printers.
  • cab: The XC4/XC6 printers no longer require the black ribbon to be installed on the first unit to print barcodes correctly.
  • Intermec: Corrected printable width specification for the PBxx series printers.
  • Linx: Rotated Real Time Clock objects now print correctly.
  • SATO: Fixed an intermittent problem printing graphics.
  • SATO: Fixed problem with a code page selection command being sent to models that didn’t support it. UTF-8 support is now a user selectable option.
  • Zebra: Fixed a problem that caused objects on the leading edge of a label to be clipped when an RFID object was included in the format.
  • Zebra: Real Time Clock objects now increment correctly when printing multiple copies of a format.

Version 7.2.2 (Released 7/1/2011)

This release introduces support for duplex thermal printers by TEC and SATO, as well as cab's new two-color XC series.

The SATO driver has been updated to support graphics caching, downloaded fonts, and additional internal fonts.

New Models

  • AMT: Fastmark PT-1 PAL, Fastmark PT-1 PPLZ
  • Argox: A-200 PPLA, CP-2140 PPLZ, CP-3140 PPLZ
  • Birch: BP-525, BP-5253, BP-535D, BP-7443MII, BP-744MII, BP-745 Plus, BP-7453 Plus, BP-84103M, BP-8643M, BP-864M, BP-8843M
  • Bitek: BT-006
  • cab: EOS1 (203 dpi), EOS1 (300 dpi), EOS4 (203 dpi), EOS4 (300 dpi), Hermes+ 2L (300 dpi), Hermes+ 2R (300 dpi), XC4, XC6
  • Citizen: CL-S530, CL-S621CER, CL-S700CER, CL-S400DT, CL-S400DTC, CL-S400DTJ
  • Godex: G500, G530, GC-682-P, GC-682-S, GC-682-SP, GC-682-SR, GC-682-ST, GC-683-SP, GC-683-SR, GC-683-ST
  • Okabe Marking Systems: EV426
  • SATO: GN412T, GY412T
  • System Wave: KSW-502, KSW-502Pi, KSW-502Plus, KSW-503, KSW-503Pi, KSW-503Plus, KSW-602Plus, KSW-603Plus, KSW-802, KSW-802Plus, KSW-803, KSW- 803Plus, KSW-DT2, KSW-DT4
  • TOSHIBA TEC: DB-EA4D
  • TSC: MA240, MA340, MA640, ME240, ME340, TA200, TA300, TTP-2410M Pro, TTP-244E, TTP-245M, TTP-246M Pro, TTP-343E, TTP-343M, TTP-344M Pro, TTP- 346M Pro, TTP-644M Pro

New Features

  • Argox: Added support for a guillotine cutter to our existing rotary cutter support.
  • cab: Added a horizontal offset between printheads for the XC series printers.
  • SATO: Added support for downloaded scalable fonts.
  • SATO: Added support for Helvetica fixed width font.
  • SATO: Added support for graphics caching.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Added GS1 Data Matrix support for the B-SX4 and B-SX5 printers.
  • TSC: Added grayscale image support.

Maintenance

  • Fixed an issue with printers installed via Driver Wizard USB detection showing up as "Other devices" in the Device Manager.
  • Argox: Added missing pause command to the "Partial Cut and Pause" selection for PPLA.
  • Birch: Raised maximum print speed for BD-545D to 7 IPS.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Fixed a problem with not deleting downloaded graphics when the application calls ResetDC.
  • KROY: Updated maximum label length for K4452 and K4453
  • SATO: Fixed a problem with proportional fonts using fixed character spacing when connected to a database.
  • SATO: When under printer control the human readable field is now integrated with the barcode command.
  • Zebra: Fixed a problem with the RFID quick write command being enabled for tags other than EPC Gen2.

Version 7.2.1 (Released 3/23/2011)

This release introduces new drivers for Videojet, Mectec, and several other manufacturers.

It also includes a variety of other enhancements, including substantial improvements to the Avery Dennison driver.

New Models

  • Argox: A-2140 PPLA, A-2140 PPLB, A-2140 PPLZ, CP-3140 PPLA, CP-3140 PPLB, CP-3140PPLZ
  • AMT: DMZ-323 PPLZ, DMZ-323 PAL, TDA-200V PPLA, TDA-200V PPLB, TDZ-200V PPLZ, TDZ-200V PAL, TDA-224 PPLA, TDA-224 PPLB, TDZ-224 PPLZ, TDZ-224 PAL, TDA-224E PPLA, TDA-224E PPLB, TDZ-224E PPLZ, TDZ-224E PAL, TDA-230E PPLA, TDA-230E PPLB, TDZ-230E PPLZ, TDZ-230E PAL, TDA-314 PPLA, TDA-314 PPLB, TDZ-314 PPLZ, TDZ-314 PAL, TDA-320 PPLA,TDA-320 PPLB, TDZ-320 PPLZ, TDZ-320 PAL, TDA-320E PPLA, TDA-320E PPLB, TDZ-320EPPLZ, TDZ-320E PAL
  • Avery Dennison: AP 5.4 RFID, AP 5.6
  • Bitek: BT-001, BT-002
  • Carl Valentin: Compa II 103/8 T, Compa II 104/8, Compa II 106/12, Compa II 108/12T, Compa II 162/12, Compa II 162/12 T, Vita II 106/24
  • Datamax-O'Neil: E-4204B Mark III, E-4205A Mark III, E-4206L Mark III, E-4206P MarkIII, E-4304B Mark III, E-4305A Mark III, E-4305L Mark III, E-4305P Mark III, RL4
  • Domino: M100-D20, M100-D30, M100-D40, M100-D70, M100-D90, M200-T50, M200-T60, M200-T70,M200-T90
  • ETISYS: EP-725+, EP-275Z+, EP-726+, EP-726Z+, EP-735+, EP-735Z+
  • Graphic Products: PES300
  • ICE: 610, Pegasus, Torus 126, Torus 380, Torus 500, Zodiac(107mm) - Continuous, Zodiac(107mm) - Intermittent, Zodiac(53mm) - Continuous, Zodiac(53mm) - Intermittent
  • LabelPod: LP4452, LP4453, LP4710, LP4730, LP4760, LP8300
  • Linx: IJ 350, IJ 370, TT10 - Continuous, TT10 - Intermittent, TT3, TT5 - Continuous, TT5 - Intermittent
  • Mectec: D20, D30, D40, D70, D90, T50, T60, T70, T90
  • Monarch: 9906, 9493
  • Okabe Marking Systems: E434, Theta 730
  • OPAL: OD5+ (203 dpi), OD5+ (300 dpi), OD5+ Eco, OD9, OD22, OD23
  • PROTON: TP-2205
  • SATO: TG308, TG312
  • Stratège Print: SP44-2T, SP85-2T
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-EX4T1-G, B-EX4T1-T
  • TNA: Intelli-date 53T
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-EX4T1-G, B-EX4T1-T
  • Videojet: 2310, 2320, 2330, 2340, 2350, 2360, 610, DataFlex - Continuous, DataFlex- Intermittent, DataFlex(107mm) - Continuous, DataFlex(107mm) - Intermittent, Marsh 1100, Marsh 2100, Marsh 3100, VJ6210, VJ6220, Woodman Codeline
  • Zebra: LP2824 Plus - EPL, LP2824 Plus - ZPL, R110Xi4
  • HellermannTyton: HT TT420+

New Features

  • Added a command line interface to DriverWizard that may be used for driver installation or removal. For help type "DriverWizard /?".
  • Driver Wizard now offers an opportunity to install another printer at the end of the installation wizard.
  • ITF-14 bearer bars are now drawn with device lines on printers that support it.
  • Argox: Added "Multi-Column Labels" media type to the CP-2140 PPLA, CP-2140 PPLB, CP-2140E PPLA, CP-2140E PPLB, and F1 PPLB.
  • Argox: Added support for the BarTender "Argox READER (FLASH)" print system.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for variable data optimization.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for printer clock when using scalable printer fonts.
  • Avery Dennison: Added bold and italic support to Times Roman, Helvetica and Futura Condensed printer fonts.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for UTF-8 code page.
  • Citizen: Added support for half-width Kanji characters.
  • Intermec: Added RFID support to PX4i and PX6i printers.
  • Intermec: Added support for Monotype printer fonts.
  • Intermec: Added diagonal line support to PF2i, PF4i, PM4i, PX4i, PX6i, PA30, PD41 and PD42 Direct Protocol printers.
  • Monarch: Added support for LZ77 graphics compression.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Added Ribbon Type support for the B-458H and B-452H.
  • TSC: Added support for code pages 437, 857, 860, 863, 865, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-10, and ISO-8859-15.
  • Zebra: Added support for Label Dispense (Peel) mode to the GK (EPL) and GX (EPL) series printers, the LP2824 Plus (EPL) and the TLP2824 Plus (EPL).
  • Zebra: Added support for condensed and expanded versions of OCR-A and OCR-B.

Maintenance

  • Fixed data mismatch problem when using Variable Data optimization with text objects that were hanging off the label.
  • Downloaded fonts can now be listed as printer fonts on x64 editions of Windows.
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Windows 2000.
  • Fixed a problem with Driver Wizard not displaying LPT ports from certain I/O cards.
  • Logging Options can now be exported/imported.
  • Printer Code Template feature can now be used with downloaded TrueType fonts (requires BarTender 9.4 SR1).
  • Printer Clock can now be used with downloaded TrueType fonts (requires BarTender 9.4 SR1).
  • "Segments Per Row" control now properly disabled for GS1 Databar Expanded barcode fonts.
  • Argox: Added 1 ips print speed to A-3140, X-3200, and X3200 PPLZ
  • Argox: Corrected problems with the "Argox ArgoKee (FLASH)" print system.
  • Avery Dennison: Corrected a problem with Data Matrix symbol size.
  • Avery Dennison: Updated the driver to add compatiblity with Avery's new firmware versions.
  • Avery Dennison: Corrected use of the Double Cut Width command.
  • Citizen: Default memory module now reset to 'D' after downloading fonts to flash (module 'G').
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added "E-Class" as a DPL Emulation option in the Configure dialog.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added QR Code support to the E4205e driver.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for the TID and User EPC Gen2 segments.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Fixed a problem with extra carriage returns between lines.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Resolved incorrect print, slew and backup speeds on the E-4205e, E-4304e and EX2.
  • Intermec: Added 2 and 3 ips print speeds to the PB50 and PB51 printers.
  • Intermec: Fixed a problem with printing square Data Matrix codes with a barcode font.
  • Intermec: Fixed a problem with the use of FNC1-FNC4 with Code 128 on Chinese and Japanese Windows.
  • Intermec: Fixed a problem that caused an occasional crash when verifying downloaded fonts.
  • Monarch: Added support for the Aztec barcode.
  • Monarch: Removed extraneous check digit from MSI Plessey barcodes.
  • OPAL: Corrected a problem with "Manual" Start Mode for QR Code.
  • Postek: Fixed resolution for the TX6, TX6e, TZ6, TZ6e, TX600+, TC600i and X8000 models.
  • Printronix: Removed the "T" parameter from the ALPHA command for older models that don't support it.
  • SATO: SAPScript export now supports images.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Fixed font size of OCR-A and OCR-B on B-452H, B-458H.
  • TEC: Standard stock sizes now have stock ID's starting at 500 to avoid conflictswith pre-existing custom stock sizes.
  • TEC: Thermal Transfer Print Density adjustment command no longer sent when in Direct Thermal (Head Up) mode.
  • VIPColor: Fixed a problem that was causing gaps to appear in monochrome images on the VP485.
  • VIPColor: Increased maximum label height to 128 inches.
  • Zebra: Added Aztec support to the TLP 2824 Plus (EPL and ZPL).
  • Zebra: Added GS1 DataBar and MSI Plessey support to the TLP 2824 Plus (EPL).
  • Zebra: Added QR Code support to the 105SL.
  • Zebra: Corrected PCT output for the Zebra XML Enabled print system.
  • Zebra: The ^FD parameter for PCT fields is now proceeded by ^FH to enable the inclusion of control characters.

Version 7.2 (Released 8/30/2010)

New Models

  • Argox: CP-2140 PPLA, CP-2140 PPLB, CP-2140E PPLA, CP-2140E PPLB, X-2300E PPLA, X-2300E PPLB, X-2300E PPLZ, X-3200E series PPLA, X-3200E series PPLB, X-3200E series PPLZ
  • Avery Dennison: 64-08 RFID
  • Birch: BP-525D
  • BIXOLON: SLP-D420-EPL, SLP-D423-EPL, SLP-T400-EPL, SLP-T403-EPL, SRP-770II-EPL
  • cab: A6+/200, PX4.3L/200, PX4.3R/200, PX4.3L/300, PX4.3R/300, PX6L/200, PX6R/200, Hermes+ 2L/600, Hermes+ 2R/600, Hermes+ 4L/200, Hermes+ 4R/200, Hermes+ 4L/300, Hermes+ 4R/300, Hermes+ 4L/600, Hermes+ 4R/600, Hermes+ 4.3L/200, Hermes+ 4.3R/200, Hermes+ 4.3L/300, Hermes+ 4.3R/300, Hermes+ 6L/200, Hermes+ 6R/200, Hermes+ 6L/300,Hermes+ 6R/300
  • Carl Valentin: Vita II 103/8 T, Vita II 104/8, Vita II 106/12, Vita II 108/12 T
  • Citizen: CLP-521C-D, CLP-521C-F, CLP-621C-D, CLP-621C-F, CLP-631C-D, CLP-631C-F, CL-S700C, CL-S700C-D, CL-S700C-F, CL-S703C, CL-S703C-D, CL-S703C-F, CL-S520, CL-S521, CL-S521C, CL- S521Z, CL-S531, CL-S531Z, CL-S620, CL-S621, CL-S621C, CL-S621Z, CL-S630, CL-S631, CL-S631Z
  • Godex: EZ-1100 Plus GZPL, EZ-1105 GZPL, EZ-1200 Plus GZPL, EZ-1300 Plus GZPL, EZ-1305 GZPL, EZ-2200 Plus GZPL, EZ-2300 Plus GZPL, EZ-DT-2 GZPL, EZ-DT-4 GZPL, EZPi-1200 GZPL, EZPi-1300 GZPL
  • Graphic Products: DuraLabel 4000, UltraLabel Pro
  • GSK: EZ-41105, EZ-41305, EZ-41200PI, EZ-41300PI
  • HellermannTyton: TT230SM
  • Hexagon: DP-2205
  • ISG: ISG-C5210, ISG-C5210Z, ISG-C5310, ISG-C5310Z, ISG-C6210, ISG-C6210Z, ISG-C6310, ISG-C6310Z, ISG-C7000, ISG-C7000Z, ISG-C7000DT, ISG-C7000DTZ, ISG-C7030, ISG-C7030Z, ISG-C7030, ISG-C7030Z, ISG-C5310, ISG-C5310Z. ISG-C7000DTZ, ISG-C7000Z
  • Okabe Marking Systems: Theta-720
  • Postek: C168 200+, C168 200e, C168 200i, C168 200s, C168 300+, C168 300e, C168 300i, C168 300s, G-200D, G-2108+, G-2108D, G-2108e, G-2108i, G-3106+, G-3106D, G-3106e, G-3106i, I200, I200e, I300, I300e, I4208, I4306, Q8/200, Q8/200i, Q8/300, Q8/300i, TC200i, TC300i, TC600i, TX200+, TX300+, TX6, TX600+, TX6e, TZ, TZ2, TZ2e, TZ3, TZ3e,TZ6, TZ6e, V6, X4000, X6000, X8000
  • RockWest: RW-6207Z, RW-6208Z, RW-6209Z, RW-6210Z, RW-8207Z, RW-8208Z, RW-8210Z
  • Tally Dascom: 7010, 7010-300, 7106, 7206, 7206-300, 7010X, 7010-300X, 7106X, 7206X,7206-300X
  • TSC: TSC TDP-244, TSC TDP-244CE, TSC TTP-342E Pro
  • Zebra: TLP 2824 Plus, ZP RFID CTP, ZP 450e CTP, S4MDT, S4MDTe

New Features

  • New EPC Encodings: GSRN-96, GDTI-96, GDTI-113, GIAI-202, GRAI-170, SGLN-195, SGTIN-198.
  • EPC Class 0+ tag type now presents hexadecimal as an encoding option.
  • Added new status monitoring mode "During print jobs only".
  • User defined stocks may now be modified to automatically load previously defined printer presets.
  • New Commands added to the SSDAL command line: get, set and queue.
  • Drivers now signed with an Authenticode signature to allow installation on Windows Server 2008.
  • Improved the usability of Modes 2 and 3 for Maxicode barcode fonts.
  • Argox: Added RFID support for X-2000v PPLA and X-3200 PPLA.
  • Argox: PCT forms can now be stored in flash.
  • Citizen: Added "Double Heat" function to the CL-S range of printers and some Okabe models.
  • Intermec: Added RFID support to the PX4i and PX6i series printers.
  • TSC: User may now disable printer configuration commands so they are not sent to the printer with every job.

Maintenance

  • Enabled RFID fonts on 64-bit OS's (requires BarTender Professional Edition or higher).
  • Fixed problem that prevented non-Admin users from importing Printing Preferences.
  • Fixed problem with font substitution on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows7.
  • "Color Adjustment" and "Dithering Setup" now saved with presets.
  • Argox: Added 1 ips print speed to X-3200 and A-3140.
  • Argox: FNC1 character now encoded for all Composite barcode types.
  • Argox: Status Monitor now works over USB.
  • Godex: Fixed a problem with Vertical Print Position.
  • Godex: Fixed a problem with "Peel Off" option not working.
  • Okabe Marking Systems: Changed the default print/feed/slew speeds to 6ips for theE424 and E424T models.
  • TEC: When field numbers are exhausted the last static field number is now reused.
  • TSC: Fixed a problem with rotated graphics.
  • TSC: Fixed a problem with shifted graphics in "High Density" mode.
  • TSC: Added "Use Current Printer Setting" option to Media Type.
  • Zebra: All characters (except NUL) are now supported for instruction prefixes.

Version 7.1.9 (Released 12/16/2009)

New Models

  • 3M: TRP-303C
  • Argox: X-1000VL PPLA, X-1000VL PPLB, AME-3230 PME PPLZ
  • Autonics: BC-12MEAX
  • Birch: BP-8463M+, BP-846M+
  • bsc: bsc-2448
  • Datamax-O'Neil: MP Compact4 MarkII (203 dpi), MP Compact4 MarkII (300 dpi)
  • Graphic Products: EDL (203 dpi), EDL (300 dpi)
  • InfoPrint Solutions: 6700-M40 (203 dpi), 6700-M40 (305 dpi), 6700-R40 (203 dpi), 6700-R40 (300 dpi), 6700-R60 (203 dpi), 6700-R60 (300 dpi), 6700-R80 (203 dpi), 6700-R80 (300 dpi)
  • OPAL: OD5+ (203 dpi), OD5+ (300 dpi), OD5+ Eco, OD9, OD22, OD23
  • Ring: 5012PIH
  • SATO: CG208DT, CG208DT RFID, CG208TT, CG208TT RFID, CG212DT, CG212DT RFID, CG212TT, CG212TT RFID, CG408DT, CG408TT, CG412DT, CG412TT
  • TSC: TTP-268M, TTP-366M
  • Valentin: DPM IIIxi 53/12 LH, DPM IIIxi 53/12 RH, DPM IIIxi 107/12 LH, DPM IIIxi 107/12 RH, DPM IIIxi 128/12 LH, DPM IIIxi 128/12 RH
  • Zebra: 110Xi4 (203 dpi), 110Xi4 (300 dpi), 110Xi4 (600 dpi), 140Xi4, 170Xi4 (203dpi), 170Xi4 (300 dpi), 220Xi4 (203 dpi), 220Xi4 (300 dpi)

New Features

  • Intermec: Added TCP/IP support to PF8d and PF8t E-Sim printers.

Maintenance

  • Improved our TCP/IP port close logic to eliminate the possibility of print jobsbeing lost in the spool queue.
  • Improved stability on multi-core computers.

Version 7.1.8 (Released 10/9/2009)

New Models

  • Argox: A-3140 PPLA, A-3140 PPLB, X-3200 PPLA, X-3200 PPLB
  • enjoyid: JAGUAR, LION TM2, LION TM3, LION TM6, LYNX T2, LYNX T3, PANTHER T2, PANTHER T3, PUMA TM3w, TIGER TM2, TIGER TM3
  • ETISYS: ETISYS EP-105, ETISYS EP-120, ETISYS EP-130, ETISYS EP-224, ETISYS EP-234, ETISYS EP-226, ETISYS EP-236
  • Godex: HD90
  • Graphic Products: DuraLabel LabPRO, DuraLabel LabPRO 200
  • GSK: EZ-41104 Plus, EZ-41104 Plus GEPL, EZ-41206 Plus, EZ-41206 Plus GEPL, EZ-41300 Plus, EZ-41300 Plus GEPL, EZ-42200 Plus, EZ-42200 Plus GEPL, EZ-42300 Plus, EZ-42300 Plus GEPL, EZ-66200 Plus, EZ-66300 Plus, EZ-TD 202, EZ-TD 202 GEPL, EZ-TD 204, EZ-TD204 GEPL
  • Intermec: EasyCoder PD42 (203 dpi) ESim, EasyCoder PD42 (300 dpi) ESim, EasyCoder PM4i (406 dpi) - DP, EasyCoder PM4i (406 dpi) - IPL, EasyCoder PX4i (406 dpi) -DP
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-452-R, B-458-R, B-EV4-G, B-EV4-T, B-SK10D-JP
  • VIPColor: VP485

New Features

  • Argox: Added support for the ArgoKee keyboard.
  • ETISYS: Added applicator support for EP-224, EP-234, EP-226 and EP-236 printers.
  • Godex: Added applicator support for EZ-2000 Plus and EZ-6000 Plus series printers.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a problem with certain settings (including paper sizes) erroneously propagating back to the server whenever a new network client connected.
  • cab: Corrected the print speed range on several Hermes models.
  • OPAL: Added support for resident Sans Serif scalable font on the OD5+.
  • OPAL: Added Maxicode support to the OD5+.
  • SATO: Added native human readable field support for EAN-8/11 barcodes on LM4xxe models.

Version 7.1.7 (Released 7/30/2009)

New Models

  • Argox: F-1 PPLB, OS-2140 PPLA, OS-2140 PPLB, OS-2140 PPLZ, OS-2140E PPLA, OS-2140E PPLB, OS-2140E PPLZ, A-2240 PPLA, A-2240 PPLB, A-2240 PPLZ, A-2240E PPLA, A-2240E PPLB, A-2240E PPLZ
  • Autonics: BCC-24(BHP), BCC-24(BHP)2
  • Brady: PAM 2300
  • cab: Hermes A2L (300 dpi), Hermes A2R (300 dpi), Hermes A2L (600 dpi), Hermes A2R (600 dpi), A2+/600, MACH4/300K, PX4L/200, PX4L/300, PX4L/600, PX4R/200, PX4R/300, PX4R/600, PX6L/300, PX6R/300
  • Century Systems: Hawk 4 CH-4204, Hawk 4 CH-4303, Hawk 4D CH-4203, Hawk 4S CH-4204S, Hawk 4S CH-4303S
  • Datamax-O'Neil: E-4205e, E-4304e
  • Godex: EZPi-1200 GEPL, EZPi-1300 GEPL, EZ-1300 Plus GEPL, EZ-2300 Plus GEPL, EZ-1105, EZPi-1200, EZPi-1300
  • Intermec: PB21 (203 dpi) - DP, PB22 (203 dpi) - DP, PB31 (203 dpi) - DP, PB32 (203dpi) - DP, PB51 (203 dpi) - DP, PB21 (203 dpi) - IPL, PB22 (203 dpi) - IPL, PB31 (203 dpi) - IPL, PB32 (203 dpi) - IPL, PB51 (203 dpi) - IPL, PB21 (203 dpi) - ESC/P,PB22 (203 dpi) - ESC/P, PB31 (203 dpi) - ESC/P, PB32 (203 dpi) - ESC/P, PB51 (203dpi) - ESC/P
  • Monarch: Sierra Sport 4
  • OPAL: OD5+
  • Ring: 4424PMH(BHP), 4424PMH(BHP)2
  • Sumitomo: SumiMark 4
  • SATO: D508, D512
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-SX8T-JP-R
  • Tharo: V-424 Plus, V-434 Plus
  • TSC: TDP-225, TTP-225, TDP-245 Pro, TTP-345
  • Valentin: Dynacode 53 LH, Dynacode 53 RH, Dynacode 107 LH, Dynacode 107 RH, Dynacode 128 LH, Dynacode 128 RH, SPX 104/8, SPX 106/12, SPX 162/12, Vita 104/8, Vita 106/12
  • Zebra: P4T, P4T - CPCL, RP4T

New Features

  • Improved dithering support by adding Stucki, Burkes and Sierra error diffusion algorithms.
  • Argox: Added support for GS1 Databar and Composite barcodes to the F1 PPLB, X-1000v PPLA and PPLB, X-2000v PPLA and PPLB printers.
  • Citizen: Added HEX graphic format to Citizen DPL printers.
  • Intermec: Added barcode support for the PB50 ESC/P printer.
  • Intermec: Added darkness control for the PB50 ESC/P printer.
  • Intermec: Added support for optional user fonts to ESC/P printers.
  • Printronix: Added support for device circles and mirror printing.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Added support for RFID Offset Printing modes.
  • TEC: Added support for colored lines and boxes on CB series printers.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Enabled "Backfeed" and "Cut/Strip" modes for partial cuts on the B-EV4-G and B-EV4-T models.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Added "Direct Thermal(Head Up)" to the print methods on the B-SX6T-R, B-SX8T-R and B-SX8T-JP-R printers.
  • TSC: The print system for the KP100/200 keyboard now supports serializing prompted fields when used with BarTender v9.1 or higher.

Maintenance

  • Improved support for Macro 5 and Macro 6 prefixes on Data Matrix.
  • Argox: Fixed a problem downloading fonts to flash memory.
  • Argox: Fixed a problem with printing diagonal lines.
  • Autonics; Ring: Filled colored boxes are now rendered correctly.
  • cab: Advanced Stock Option now work correctly after a driver upgrade.
  • Godex: "Mirror Image" option now works correctly on the EZ-1000Plus, EZ-2000Plus and EZ6000Plus series printers.
  • Intermec: Interleaved 2 of 5 and PDF417 barcodes are now supported on ESC/P printers.
  • Intermec: Direct graphics on PB21, PB22, PB31, PB32, PB50 and PB51 printers are now properly positioned.
  • Intermec: Corrected darkness range on ESC/P printers.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Disabled the media sensor when in Partial Cut mode on the B-EV4G and B-EV4T.
  • TSC: Real Time Clock now uses correct year format in all cases.
  • Zebra: Fixed a problem with QRCode rotations and position on EPL printers.

Version 7.1.6 (Released 11/20/2008)

New Models

  • Godex: EZ-1100 Plus GEPE, EZ-1200 Plus GEPE, EZ-2200 Plus GEPE, EZ-DT-2 GEPE, EZ-DT-4GEPE
  • PROTON: DP-4205, TP-4205
  • System Wave: KSW-1800 Plus
  • TallyGenicom: 7005 DT2 (203 dpi), 7005 DT4 (203 dpi), 7005 TT4 (203 dpi), 7006 TT2(203 dpi), 7006 TT2 (300 dpi), 7006 TT4 (203 dpi), 7006 TT4 (300 dpi), 7008 TT2 (203 dpi), 7008 TT2 (300 dpi), 7008 TT4 (203 dpi), 7008 TT4 (300 dpi)
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-EP2DL-G, B-EP2DL-G-JP, B-EP4DL-G, B-EP4DL-T-JP

New Features

  • Added the ability to hide the USER page stock size.
  • Autonics; Ring: Added support for TrueType font download.
  • Citizen (DPL): Add support for selectable code pages.
  • TSC: Added support for TrueType font download.
  • TSC: Add Real Time Clock support to TSPL2 models.
  • TSC: Add support for the "Manage Printer Files" feature.
  • Zebra: Add MSI Plessey barcode support to G-Series (EPL) desktop models.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a problem with user-defined optional bitmap fonts when used with double-byte code.
  • Eltron: Fixed a problem sending PCX graphics using Send To Printer.
  • Godex: Fixed a problem with the cut interval not working in multi-page documents.
  • VIPColor: Fixed a problem with VP2020 printer settings.
  • Zebra: Fixed a problem writing to the EPC segment of EPC Gen2 RFID tags.
  • Zebra: Fixed the unprintable width on the ZM600 203dpi-EPL printer.

Version 7.1.5 (Released 10/10/2008)

New Models

  • Argox: OS-214v PPLB, X-1000v PPLA, X-1000v PPLB, X-2000v PPLA, X-2000v PPLZ
  • Autonics: BC-16LA(BHP), BC-16LS(BHP), BC-16MEA(BHP), BC-16MES(BHP), BC-16S(BHP), BC-16SEA(BHP), BC-24LA(BHP), BC-24LS(BHP), BC-24MEA(BHP), BC-24MES(BHP), BC-24S(BHP), BC-24SEA(BHP), BC-100E+, BC-100E3+, BC-100EL+
  • Brady: MiniMark, IP 300, IP 600
  • cab: A4+ M (300 dpi), A4+ M (600 dpi), XD4+ (300 dpi), XD4M (300 dpi)
  • Century Systems: Falcon 4 Plus (203 dpi), Falcon 4 Plus (300 dpi), Falcon 4D Plus (203 dpi), Falcon 4D Plus (300 dpi), Falcon 6 Plus (203 dpi), Falcon 6 Plus (300dpi), Falcon DT2, Falcon DT4
  • Citizen: CLP-531, CL-S700J, CL-S703J
  • Datamax-O'Neil: M-4308 Mark II
  • ETISYS: EP-305, EP-424, EP-434, EP-536+, EP-538+, Rabbit 214+, X-1000v, X-2000v
  • Godex: EZ-1105A, EZ-1105B, EZPi-1200, EZPi-1300
  • Graphic Products: DuraLabel Pro 200, DuraLabel Pro 300, DuraLabel 7000, DuraLabelPro 8500
  • Max Meyer: LabelMax SP2
  • Monarch: 9855 HF (203 dpi), 9855 HF (300 dpi)
  • Datamax-O'Neil: OC2, OC3
  • Okabe Marking Systems: E424T, E434T
  • Ring: 408PE+, 408PEL+, 412PE+, 416MA(BHP), 424MA(BHP), 4016PIH(BHP), 4016PIM(BHP), 4016PMH(BHP), 4016PMX(BHP), 4024PIH(BHP), 4024PIM(BHP), 4024PMH(BHP), 4024PMX(BHP)
  • SATO: DR308e
  • System Wave: KSW-1500 Plus
  • Tharo: H-427, H-436, H-626, H-634
  • TSC: TDP-247, TTP-247, TTP-344, TTP-384M
  • Zebra: GK420d (ZPL and EPL), GK420t (ZPL and EPL), GX420d (ZPL and EPL), GX420t (ZPL andEPL), GX430t (ZPL and EPL), HC100, RZ400 (203 dpi), RZ400 (300 dpi), RZ600 (203 dpi), RZ600 (300 dpi)

New Features

  • cab: Added Manage Files capability.
  • cab: Added support for perforation / cutter unit.
  • cab: Improved Real Time Clock support by adding support for date offsets.
  • Citizen: Added support for QR Barcode.
  • Intermec: On Fingerprint models users may now store setup information in either volatile or non-volatile memory.
  • Printronix: Added USPS Intelligent Mail barcode.
  • Printronix: EPC Gen2 segments may now be permanently locked.
  • TSC: Added support for high-density graphics compression.
  • Zebra: Added support for vertical Asian fonts.
  • Zebra: Added support for the ^RQ (quick write) command for EPC Gen2.
  • Zebra: EPC Gen2 now supports the TID and User segments.
  • Zebra: ISO 15693 tags now have support for the Electronic Article Surveillance security bit.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a problem that was preventing Default Copies setting (Page Setup > AdvancedOptions) from being saved.
  • Fixed a problem that could occur when the computer name is changed.
  • Fixed a compatibility problem in the Version dialog with some third party drivers.
  • Argox (PPLA): Fixed a problem printing Data Matrix barcodes.
  • cab: Increased the top print speed of the A4+ (600 dpi) printer to 100 mm/sec.
  • Citizen: Fixed an incorrect Plug and Play string for the CLP-7200.
  • Dedruma: Added Plug and Play strings for several models.
  • Intermec: Fixed a problem printing large graphics in IntelHex format on Fingerprint printers.
  • SATO: Updated Plug and Play strings for the M-Pro series, M-RVe series, M-Se series, MB400i and MB410i printers.

Version 7.1.4 (Released 1/10/2008)

New Models

  • Argox: Argox OS-214 plus PPLB, OS-214v Zip, X-2000v PPLB
  • ASTECH: F-20L
  • Birch: BP-545 Plus, BP-545D Plus, BP-744 Plus
  • Cognitive: Advantage DLX DBD24, Advantage DLX DBD42, Advantage DLX DBT24, Advantage DLX DBT42
  • Datamax-O'Neil: M-4206 Mark II, M-4210 Mark II
  • Dedruma: DMi 4/200, DMi 4/300
  • MAX: LP-100HR
  • Okabe Marking Systems: E424
  • Postek: G-2108D, G-3106D
  • Samsung: SLP-T400, SRP-770II
  • SATO: CT408i, CT412i, CT424i, MB400i, MB410i, S8408 RFID, S8412 RFID, S8424 RFID

Maintenance

  • Fixed a problem with some barcode font parameters not being saved correctly.
  • It is now possible to include human readable text with an RSS barcode font.
  • Avery Dennison: Updated specifications for several models that had an inaccurate resolution.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for Australian Post barcode.
  • DPL: Unsupported barcodes are now always rendered as graphics to improve quality.
  • Godex: Added support for mirrored printing.
  • Intermec: Fixed problem with 406 dpi PX4i printing some objects at a lower resolution.
  • Intermec: Add RFID support to PF2i.
  • Zebra: Added absolute darkness setting to 105SL.
  • Zebra: Corrected specifications for ZM400/ZM600, fixing positioning issues.
  • Zebra: Added support for RSS to ZM400/ZM600.

Version 7.1.3 (Released 9/20/2007)

New Models

  • Argox: OS-214 plus PPLA, OS-214v PPLA
  • Citizen: CL-S700Z, CLP-630
  • Datamax-O'Neil: H-4408, H-4606, H-4606X, H-8308X
  • SATO: CX410
  • TSC: TDP-245C, TTP-244CE, TTP-245C, TTP-343C, TTP-344C, TTP-644M
  • Zebra: ZM400 (ZPL and EPL), ZM600 (ZPL and EPL)

New Features

  • Printronix: Added EPC Gen2 security features (protection, password, kill code).

Maintenance

  • TEC: Fixed command error when cut interval exceeds 100.
  • TEC: Fixed command error when using EPC Gen2 security features.

Version 7.1.2 (Released 7/27/2007)

New Models

  • Argox: A-200e PPLB, R-400+ PPLA, R-400+ PPLB, R-400K+ PPLA, R-400K+ PPLB
  • Autonics: BCC-12WS, BCC-12WS-2
  • Avery Dennison: AP 4.4 (300 dpi)
  • cab: A2+, A2+ K, A4+ K, A4.3+, A6+, A8+
  • Citizen: CL-S700
  • ETISYS: EP-150, EP-205, EP-735Z
  • Godex: EZ-1100 Plus, EZ-1200 Plus, EZ-1300 Plus, EZ-2100 Plus, EZ-2200 Plus, EZ-2300 Plus, EZ-6200 Plus, EZ-6300 Plus, EZ-DT-2, EZ-DT-4
  • Intermec: PD42 (203 dpi) - DP, PD42 (203 dpi) - IPL, PD42 (300 dpi) - DP, PX4i (406dpi) - IPL, PF8d, PF8t
  • Marschall: Dedruma DB 4/200, DB 4/300, DH 4/300L, DH 4/300R, DI 4/200, DI 4/300, DI 4/600, DL 4/200, DL 4/300, DM 4/200, DM 4/300, DP 4/200, DP 4/200D, DP 4/300, DP4/300D, DP 4/600, DP 6/300, DP 8/300, DW 6/200, DW 6/300, DX 4/300, M200
  • Monarch: 9416E
  • Postek: C168
  • Ring: 8412PMH
  • SATO: GL408e, GL408e RFID, GL412e, GL412e RFID, MB200i, MB201i, S8408, S8412, S8424
  • Thermopatch: HiQ-e4
  • TSC: TDP-245 Plus, TTP-243 Pro, TTP-243E Pro, TTP-244 Plus, TTP-245 Plus TTP-246M Plus, TTP-342 Pro, TTP-343 Plus, TTP-344M Plus
  • Valentin: Micra 104/8, Micra 106/12

New Features

  • Argox: Added status monitoring.
  • Argox: Added alternate character sets to PPLB.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for downloading TrueType fonts.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for user-defined optional fonts.
  • Avery Dennison: Added alternate character sets including Unicode.
  • Avery Dennison: Added Composite barcode.
  • Avery Dennison: Added RSS barcode.
  • Avery Dennison: Added EPC Gen2 security features (protection, password, kill code).
  • cab: Added Aztec barcode.
  • cab: Added Composite barcode.
  • cab: Added RSS barcode.
  • Citizen: Added status monitoring.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added UTF-8 encoding.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for USPS 4-State Customer Code.
  • Printronix: Added support for printing diagonal lines to supported models.
  • SATO: Added Composite barcode.
  • SATO: Added QR Code and Micro QR Code to GT series.
  • SATO: Added RSS barcode.
  • TEC: It is now possible to encode data to the USER segment of an EPC Gen2 tag.
  • TEC: Added EPC Gen2 security features (protection, password, kill code).
  • EPL: Added Aztec Code.
  • EPL: Added Data Matrix.
  • EPL: Added RSS barcode.
  • EPL: It is now possible to reset to factory defaults from the Tools tab.
  • EPL: Added option to force continuous labels to print entire label length.
  • ZPL: Added Aztec Code.
  • ZPL: It is now possible to adjust the cut position.

Maintenance

  • Improved printing throughput when status monitoring is enabled.
  • Dithering and color adjustment settings now affect lines, boxes, and other solid shapes.
  • Diagonal lines are now clipped properly.
  • Sharing driver settings on a network now works properly with Vista clients.
  • Datasouth: Graphics and formats are now deleted from memory when no longer needed.
  • DriverWizard: The icons in the printers folder are now updated correctly after installation or removal.
  • Postek: Fixed problems with printing on continuous stock.
  • TEC: Text, barcodes, and RFID data containing '{', '|', or '}' characters will now encode correctly.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Corrected Plug-and-Play ID for B-SX5-CN model.

Version 7.1.1 (Released 3/17/2007)

This is a minor maintenance release that adds a few new models and fixes a few issues.

New Models

  • Zebra: MZ 220, MZ 320, QL 220 Plus, 320 Plus, QL 420 Plus, RW 220,

New Features

  • In a network installation, logging settings can now be modified from the client.

Maintenance

  • Fixed a small memory leak that could occur when the drivers were loaded.
  • Fixed a problem with the positioning of text fields containing a real time clock.
  • cab: Fixed a compatibility issue when downloading fonts to A4+ and MACH 4 printers.
  • SATO: Fixed a problem where real-time clock would not update on every label when printing from a database.
  • TEC: All models with a 12dpmm printhead have been changed from 306 dpi to 305 dpi for more accurate positioning on long labels.
  • ZPL: Fixed a problem where real-time clock would not update on every label when printing from a database.

Version 7.1 (Released 3/9/2007)

This release adds a few new features to the drivers, and improves status monitoring in support of the new Enterprise Print Server edition of BarTender.

Logging Improvements

  • Log files may now be stored in CVS format.
  • It is now possible to log events such as printer errors and warnings.
  • The fields to be logged can now be customized, and additional fields are available.
  • Logs may be saved to a single file, or separated by document or date.

Status Monitoring Support

  • Added option to display advanced printer status information in the 'Comments' field.
  • Errors and warnings can now be logged to file, or to the system event log.
  • Autonics; Ring: Added support for status monitoring.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for status monitoring.
  • cab: Added support for status monitoring.
  • Cognitive: Added support for status monitoring.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for status monitoring.
  • Monarch: Added support for status monitoring.
  • Autonics; Ring: Added support for status monitoring.
  • SATO: Added support for status monitoring.
  • TEC: Added support for low ribbon warning.
  • TSC: Added support for status monitoring.

RFID

  • Monarch: Added support for EPC Gen2 security features (protection, password, kill code).
  • Printronix: Added support for EPC Gen2 USR segment.
  • ZPL: Added support for EPC Gen2 security features (protection, password, kill code).

Driver Wizard

  • DriverWizard is a new utility to install, remove, and upgrade printer drivers. This utility is designed to avoid many common problems encountered when using the Add Printer Wizard.
  • Installs new drivers and upgrades existing drivers properly even when driver files are in use by an application. If a system restart is necessary, you will be prompted as part of the process.
  • Upgrades (and downgrades) properly between all Seagull driver versions (6.5 and higher).
  • When installing new printers, any other drivers using the same driver files will be upgraded automatically.
  • Removal capability replaces DriverCleaner utility.
  • Drivers are still compatible with the Add Printer Wizard for network installation.

Platform Support

  • As of version 7.1, Windows 98 and Windows Me are no longer supported.
  • Support for Windows Server 2003 Cluster Services has been improved.

New Models

  • Brady: Precision series, Precision Plus series
  • cab: e4
  • Datamax-O'Neil: H-4212, H-4310, H-6210, H-6212X, H-6308, H-6310X
  • Postek: G-2108, G-3106, T2, T3
  • Printronix: SL4M, T4M
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-SX8R-JP

New Features

  • Added Position Adjusment settings to allow arbitrary vertical and horizontal position changes on all models (including center tracking models). This feature can be found in Page Setup -> Advanced -> Printing Position.
  • Added Default Orientation setting to redefine Portrait orientation as Portrait 180 in all applications. This feature can be found in Page Setup -> Advanced -> Printing Position.
  • Download executables are now digitally signed.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added Configuration dialog to manage various advanced printer settings. Provides functionality equivalent to front panel or DMXConfig.
  • ZPL: Custom command prefixes can now be specified (replacing ^ and ~).

Maintenance

  • Performance has been improved significantly.
  • Fixed various performance problems when the language monitor is not installed. This fixes some compatibility issues with Cluster Services.
  • Most software interrupts will no longer crash the spooler service. Instead, an event will be written to the system event log, and a dump file will be saved when possible.
  • Updated documentation to include instructions specific to Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.
  • Adding and removing paper sizes from one printer driver will no longer affect the default paper size used in other printer drivers.
  • Avery Dennison: Graphics caching now works correctly with TrueType fonts.
  • Avery Dennison: Fixed serialization issue when graphics caching is enabled.
  • SATO: Improved RTC support on M84Pro, M48Pro, M8400RV, M48RV, and M5900RV.
  • CPL: Fixed support for Portrait 180 and Landscape 180 orientations.
  • ZPL: Power-up action is now saved to flash on printers that require it.
  • ZPL: Backslash character is now encoded in Code 128 correctly.

Version 7.0.6 (Released 1/29/2007)

This is a minor maintenance release that adds a few new models and fixes a few minor issues.

New Models

  • Century Systems: Falcon 8
  • Citizen: CLP-631Z
  • ETISYS: EP-725Z, EP-726Z, EP-735
  • Graphic Products: DuraLabel, DuraLabel PLUS, DuraLabel PRO
  • Intermec: PA30 (DP and IPL), PD41 (IPL)
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-858-R

New Features

  • Autonics; Ring: Added RSS/Composite barcode to models that support it.
  • Citizen: Added Aztec barcode to CLP-5xx/6xx series.
  • Citizen: Added RSS/Composite barcode to CLP-5xx/6xx series.
  • Intermec: Added support for 50 mm/sec print speed.
  • Intermec: Added capability to disable front panel setup using the Configure dialog.
  • TEC: Real Time Clock feature is now supported on the B-SA4G.
  • TSC: Added support for mirrored printing.
  • TSC: Scalable font now supports scaling width and height independently.
  • TSC: Added QR Code capability to models that support it.

Maintenance

  • Fixed problems printing diagonal lines in non-portrait orientations on printers that natively support diagonal lines.
  • Fixed some minor compatibility issues with Windows Vista in the user interface.
  • The status is now reset to Ready when the status monitor is disabled.
  • SATO: Media size command is now sent to models that support it, which fixes some problems encountered when voiding RFID labels.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Models that support thermal transfer now default to thermal transfer mode.
  • TEC: The label sensor is now disabled by default.
  • TSC: Print method now defaults to auto sensing.
  • TSC: Removed some commands that were unsupported on older printer models.
  • TSC: Removed arbitrary restriction on minimum mark height.
  • VIPColor: Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Illustrator CS2.
  • Zebra: EPL thermal transfer models (TLP series) now default to thermal transfer mode.
  • Zebra: Darkness now defaults to "use current setting" on EPL models.

Version 7.0.5 (Released 10/20/2006)

This release includes several new printer models, including a driver for the O'Neil family of printers. There are also a variety of enhancements and fixes to many drivers.

RFID Support

  • Added RFID support to SATO GT-series printers.
  • Added support for HF version of Zebra R110Xi.
  • Added support for Mifare UltraLight (ISO 14443A) tags.
  • Added support for ISO-18000A tags to Zebra R110PAX4.

New Models

  • Autonics: BC-8SEAII, BC-12SEAII, BC-8LA, BC-12LA, BC-12LA-128mm, BC-16LA, BC-24LA
  • Citizen: CLP-631
  • ETISYS: EP-532+, EP-524+, EP-534+, EP-564+
  • Intermec: PB20, PB40, PB41, PB42
  • MAX: LP-100R
  • Datamax-O'Neil: LP3, PrintPAD, microFlash 2t, microFlash 4t
  • Ring: 4008PLM+, 4012PLM+, 408MA, 412MA, 412MA-128mm, 416MA, 424MA, 4012PIT
  • SATO: LM-408e, LM-412e, Lt408
  • SII: MPU-P245
  • Sumitomo: SumiMark III
  • Zebra: R110Xi HF

New Features

  • Improved support for serialization when using BarTender's Printer Code Template feature.
  • Improved printer serialization with BarTender to better reflect printer rollover behavior (998,999,1000 vs. 998,999,000) and preserve leading zeroes when appropriate.
  • Avery Dennison: Updated font support to improve font metrics and include new fonts. Both 'Standard' and 'Alternate' firmware are now supported via the Printer Options dialog.
  • Cognitive: Added support for real time clock to Ci and CXi series.
  • Intermec: Added support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean font options to PF/PM/PX-series IPL printers.
  • TEC: Added support for real time clock to B-SA4, B-SX6, B-SX8 and B-852-R models.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Added USB support to B-419G.
  • TSC: Added control to adjust vertical positioning.
  • TSC: Added support for "partial cut" functionality.
  • TSC: Added real time clock support to barcodes on TSPL1 models.
  • Zebra: Added support for applicator mode on XiIII Plus and RXi series printers.

Maintenance

  • Fixed compatibility problem with Zero One print servers.
  • Fixed problems printing to COM port after unchecking "Enable bidirectional support" option.
  • Fixed crashes that could occur in Windows 98 after deleting the printer or disabling bidirectional support when status monitoring was enabled.
  • "Record Printer Code" feature now works correctly with applications such as SAP that include special characters such as a colon in the print job name.
  • Argox (PPLB): Thermal transfer models now default to thermal transfer mode.
  • Argox (PPLZ): Fixed problems with printing diagonal lines, circles, and ellipses in BarTender.
  • Avery Dennison: Improved user interface for media handling options.
  • Autonics; Ring: Graphics now print correctly when using a cut interval that is not equal to the number of identical copies.
  • Citizen: Fixed problems with printing diagonal lines on older Citizen and C.Itoh models.
  • DPL: Using the real time clock to encode dates in a Code 39 barcode now works correctly.
  • EPL: Removed arbitrary limitations on gap and mark offset.
  • SATO: Updated media specifications for M-84Pro and M-48Pro models.
  • SATO: Fixed problems printing a Code 39 barcode with a Mod43 check digit.
  • TEC: Labels containing more than 100 text fields now print correctly.
  • TEC: Underline and strikeout now work correctly when printing white-on-black fonts.
  • TEC: White-on-black text is now supported on color models.
  • TEC: Fixed various problems with print head alignment wizard on color models.
  • TEC: Fixed problems printing SSCC-18 barcodes from BarTender.
  • TEC: Printer serialization is now disabled when using QR Code, Micro PDF417, and Royal Mail barcodes.
  • TEC: TOPIX or RLE graphics now print correctly when using a cut interval that is not equal to the number of identical copies.
  • TEC: Fixed problems printing the correct number of copies from Microsoft Office.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Restored missing diagram on Multiple Part Print Area dialog for B-419.
  • TSC: Updated media size specifications for various models.
  • TSC: Updated print speed specifications for various models.
  • TSC: Updated support for KP-100/200 print system with various improvements.
  • TSC: Updated MSI Plessey support to work correctly with latest TSPL2 firmware.
  • Valentin: Fixed problems printing the correct number of copies from Microsoft Office.

Version 7.0.4 (Released 6/14/2006)

In this release, there were several new models added as well as a variety of updates to our existing drivers. One significant new feature is the Manage Printer Files dialog, which allows managing objects stored in printer memory using an interface similar to Windows Explorer. The TSC driver has also been updated with a variety of improvements.

RFID Support

  • SATO: Added support for EPC Gen 2 to SATO printers.

New Models

  • AccuMax: A4P-2, A4P-3, TTP-244, TTP-264, TTP-334
  • Argox: R-200K
  • Birch: BP-545, BP-545D, BP-743D, BP-744, BP-744M, BP-846M, BP-848M, BP-5433, BP-7433M, BP-8410M, BP-8463, PK-303P
  • Cognitive Solutions: Ci 2" DT, Ci 2" TT, Ci 4" DT, Ci 4" TT, Cxi 2" DT, Cxi 2" TT,Cxi 4" DT, Cxi 4" TT
  • General Code: ALFA 1100 DT/TT, ALFA 1200 DT/TT, ALFA 1300TT, ALFA 1300TTE, HY-003, M200
  • Godex: EZ-1100
  • IBM: 6700-R40, 6700-R40 RFID, 6700-R60, 6700-R80
  • K-SUN: 9200XXL, 9300XXL
  • KROY: K4350, K4452, K4453, K4652, K4653
  • Monarch: 9433, Renegade 4, Sierra Sport 3
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-852-R, B-SX6T-R, B-SX8T-R
  • Thermopatch: HiQ A4+
  • TSC: M23, TDP-643R Plus, TTP-243 Plus, TTP-243E Plus, TTP-244, TTP-244ME Plus, TTP-342 Plus. TTP-342M Plus, TTP-346M
  • Wasp: WPL-204, WPL-205, WPL-303, WPL-305, WPL-604, WPL-606, WPL-610
  • Zebra: LP2824-Z, TLP2824-Z

New Features

  • Added the Manage Printer Files dialog which allows listing files stored in printer memory and performing a variety of operations on them such as delete, rename, copy, upload, and download. This feature is currently supported for DPL, EPL, IDP, IPL, TSC, and ZPL.
  • Intermec: Added support for Aztec Code to IDP and IPL printers.
  • Intermec: Added support for real time clock to IPL printers.
  • Intermec: Added support for Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew font cards.
  • Printronix: The XML Direct print system is now supported by BarTender's printer code template feature.
  • TSC: Added support for downloaded fonts.
  • TSC: Added support for direct-to-buffer graphics.
  • TSC: Added support for caching to expansion memory module.
  • TSC: Added support for QR Code.

Maintenance

  • Brady: Corrected specifications for Bradyprinter 300X-Plus II.
  • cab: Enabled support for 250 mm/sec print speed on A4+.
  • Citizen: Fixed problems with the feed speed setting on Citizen printers.
  • Monarch: Enabled cutter for 9416.
  • Monarch: Fixed compatibility issue with 9413.
  • Ring: Corrected specifications for 4024PMH model.
  • SATO: Fixed problems printing UPC-E on legacy 8400, 8400S, and 8400RV models.
  • TSC: Fixed driver stability issue in Windows 98/Me.

Version 7.0.3 (Released 4/3/2006)

Several improvements were made to how printing preferences are managed by the driver, adding several new features and improving compatibility with terminal services including Citrix Presentation Server (formerly known as Citrix MetaFrame).

Code 128 and UCC/EAN 128

  • When exporting printer code templates from BarTender 7.74+ using Code 128, the driver will now make better use of any fixed code set modes or auto encoding modes supported by the printer.
  • When exporting printer code templates from BarTender 7.74+ using UCC/EAN 128, the initial FNC1 character will now be included.
  • When printing UCC/EAN-128, the driver will now take advantage of printers that support formatting the human readable with parentheses and/or spaces.

RFID Support

  • Added support for EPC Gen 2 to TEC printers.
  • IPL: Added support for EPC Gen 2 to Intermec IPL printers.

Printing Preferences Improvements

  • Printing preferences are now persistent between terminal services sessions (including Citrix).
  • Printing preferences may now be shared between all users. This enables an administrator to configure a printer's printing preferences for all users on the network.
  • Printing preferences may now be shared between all documents. Changes made from the Printers Folder to the default printing preferences will then take precedence over any settings saved with the document.
  • It is now possible to restrict which users may modify printing preferences.

New Models

  • cab: A4+, Hermes A4, Hermes A5, Mach 4
  • Datamax-O'Neil: H-4212X, H-4310X
  • Intermec: PD41 (DP)

Maintenance

  • When exporting printer code templates using a print system that uses stored formats, the caching location is now used for storing the formats.
  • Argox: Added support for downloading fonts to flash memory on PPLB printers.
  • cab: Enabled 250 mm/sec print speed on A4 (300 dpi) model.
  • Intermec: Added support for IntelHex graphics format.
  • Intermec: Added support for Print key to reprint last label.
  • SATO: Fixed problems printing rectangle DataMatrix barcodes.
  • SATO: Removed PCX and binary graphics modes from the M-8400RV.
  • SATO: Fixed problems printing UPC-A on the M-8400 and M-8400RV.
  • TEC: Added support for custom command protocols.
  • TSC: Fixed problems when exporting printer code templates from BarTender.

Version 7.0.2 (Released 2/9/2006)

This release has improved support for status monitoring and media handling. It also contains a utility to help cleanly remove drivers from your system.

Status Monitoring Support

  • Added status monitoring support to Intermec printers (IDP, IPL, ESIM).
  • Added status monitoring support to Zebra printers (ZPL, EPL, CPL).
  • Status monitoring user interface has been redesigned.
  • Added access to status monitoring dialog from automation interface.

RFID Support

  • Added support for EPC Gen 2 to Avery and Zebra printers.
  • Added support for UCODE EPC 1.19 to Avery and Monarch printers.
  • Start block is now supported for I-Code, Tag-It, and ISO 15693 on TEC printers.

Media Handling Improvements

  • Argox: Improved support for cut intervals and cutting at the end of job.
  • Autonics; Ring: Improved cut interval support, fixing many known issues and increasing maximum interval to 9999.
  • Avery Dennison: Fixed problems when using the cutter with printer serialization.
  • Avery Dennison: Added support for cutting after identical copies.
  • Citizen: Improved support for cutting after intervals and cutting at the end of job.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Improved support for cutting after intervals and cutting at the end of job.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for pausing after intervals and at the end of job.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Enabled cutter on A-Class models.
  • Intermec: Added support for cutting after intervals and cutting and at the end of job (DP, IPL).
  • Monarch: Improved support for cutting after intervals and at the end of the jobon 9855/9860.
  • Printronix: Improved support for cutting and pausing after intervals and at the end of job.
  • SATO: Added support for cutting and pausing after intervals and at the end of job.
  • TEC: Added support for cutting after identical copies.
  • Zebra: Fixed many problems with cutting or pausing after an interval, or at the end of job (ZPL, EPL).

New Models

  • Citizen: CLP-521Z, CLP-621Z
  • Intermec: PD41
  • SATO: CT420
  • Zebra: S4M (ZPL)

Maintenance

  • A new utility (DriverCleaner.exe) has been added that helps to completely remove older drivers before installing new ones.
  • Fixed a problem with printing multiple copies of a document in Microsoft Office when using printer fonts.
  • Models with very long manufacturer names are now listed correctly in the Windows 98/Me Add Printer Wizard.
  • Fixed problem with printing PostScript fonts in Windows 2000/XP.
  • Fixed problems printing downloaded bitmap fonts in Windows 98/Me.
  • Bidirectional communication is now supported over the network from Windows 98/Me clients.
  • Reset to Defaults now works with downloaded fonts, network settings, and status monitoring settings.
  • cab: A6 now supports print speeds up to 200 mm/sec.
  • cab: Added support for drawing filled circles and ellipses.
  • Markem-Imaje: Fixed problem with print speed and darkness controls under Windows 98/Me.
  • Intermec: Downloading fonts to memory cards is now supported (Fingerprint).
  • Intermec: It is now possible to set the media sensitivity for both direct thermaland thermal transfer mode when connected via a parallel port (IPL).
  • Intermec: Read Printer Information now works properly on IPL versions of PF/PM/PX models.
  • Intermec: The Stock tab is now accessible from Printing Preferences, consistent with other drivers.
  • Monarch: Enabled the Print Method control on the 9416.
  • Printronix: Added support for printing RSS barcodes.
  • Printronix: Fixed positioning problem when drawing boxes with thick lines.
  • Printronix: Added support for drawing circles, ellipses, and rectangles with rounded corners.
  • Printronix: Printers that support UTF-8 (T5000r/SL5000r series) now also support older ANSI encodings for use with PCT.
  • SATO: Added a Configuration dialog to allow changing printer settings (newer models only).
  • SATO: Added Print Configuration feature to the Tools page (newer models only).
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Enabled the Print Method control on the B-SV4.
  • Unimark: Corrected the specifications of a few models.
  • Zebra: Fixed a problem printing QR Code on TLP-2844-Z and TLP-3844-Z.
  • Zebra: Stripe 400 and Stripe 600 now support installation using Plug-and-Play.
  • Zebra: Added support for drawing filled circles and ellipses (ZPL).

Version 7.0.1 (Released 10/28/2005)

This maintenance release introduces some support for EPC Gen 2 tags, and a few miscellaneous fixes.

New RFID Tag Types

  • Datamax-O'Neil: EPC Gen 2
  • Intermec: EPC Gen 2 (IDP only), UCODE EPC 1.19, and EPC Class 1
  • Monarch: EPC Gen 2
  • Printronix: EPC Gen 2, and UCODE EPC 1.19

New Models

  • Monarch: 9855 RFMP

New Features

  • Intermec: Added RSS barcode support to IPL printers.
  • Intermec: Added Datamatrix barcode support to ESIM printers.
  • Intermec: Added PLANET barcode support to ESIM printers.
  • Printronix: Added support for mirrored printing.

Maintenance

  • DPL: Fixed a problem with downloading bitmap fonts to a location other than module C.
  • Intermec: Corrected print speeds on PC4 and PD4 models.
  • Updated installation instructions.

Version 7.0 (Released 9/9/2005)

This release adds many new features to the drivers, and also adds support for the new RFID Enterprise edition of BarTender.

New Models

  • Citizen: CLP-521C, CLP-621C
  • ETISYS: EP-407
  • Meto: B-SA4, mx-4
  • OPAL: OD5
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-SA4G, B-SA4G-JP, B-SA4G-CN, B-SA4T, B-SA4T-JP, B-SA4T-CN
  • Zebra: RW 420

New Features

  • x64 platform now supported (AMD64 and Intel EM64T processors). Windows 95 and NT 4.0 are no longer supported.
  • Diagonal lines and rounded rectangles now render using printer commands if supported.
  • Added support for circles, diagonal lines, and rounded rectangles to the driver command font.
  • Added support for drawing white and inverse shapes using the driver command font.
  • Automation: Added command to retrieve the driver version.
  • Fonts: The list of available fonts to download is filtered to the character sets actually supported by the printer and driver.
  • Fonts: Downloaded bitmap fonts now support sizes in 0.1 point increments.
  • Fonts: Downloaded bitmap fonts now support scale factors other than 100%.
  • Fonts: Downloaded bitmap fonts will now use magnifications to print larger sizes if needed.
  • Fonts: Downloaded fonts now support many new character sets.
  • Fonts: Downloaded font list may now be exported and imported.
  • Fonts: Downloading symbol fonts is now supported.
  • Fonts: Downloaded fonts may now be listed as resident fonts for better application compatibility.
  • Fonts: Added support for font substitutions.
  • Fonts: Support for user-defined optional fonts.
  • Fonts: Added control over which encoding is used to print text (primarily useful for PCT applications).
  • Fonts: Barcode and RFID Fonts now have precise control over the character set encoding.
  • Fonts: Underline and strikeout fonts now draw lines using printer commands.
  • Fonts: Improved support for Hebrew device fonts and downloaded fonts.
  • Fonts: Improved support for Arabic downloaded fonts.
  • Fonts: Vertical Asian text is now supported on TEC and Intermec printers.
  • Fonts: Bitmap fonts may now be enumerated as scalable fonts for a wider range of sizes and support for rotation in third-party applications.
  • Fonts: Added support for JIS encoding to DPL, PPLB, and Autonics printers.
  • RFID: Added segment control to allow writing to either the Data or ID segment for ISO 18000-6b.
  • DPL: Memory module may now be specified when downloading bitmap fonts.
  • EPL: Added support for Hebrew character set.
  • Intermec: Added support for UTF-8 encoding.
  • Intermec: Fonts may now be downloaded to volatile RAM.
  • Intermec: Added support for UTF-8 encoding.
  • Monarch: Added support for Unicode.
  • Monarch: Added support for various OEM encodings.

Maintenance

  • Fonts: Font metrics for mixed Unicode text are now more accurate.
  • Fonts: Underline and strikeout now work with rotated bitmap fonts.
  • Fonts: Underline and strikeout now work with white-on-black text on most printer families.
  • Citizen: Fixed a problem with Configure Memory dialog.
  • CPL: The correct code page select command is now included with each print job.
  • CPL: White-on-black text is now supported properly.
  • Monarch: Added support for the Euro symbol to bitmap fonts that support it.
  • VIPColor: JPEG images are now compressed using IJG instead of IJL.
  • Datasouth: White-on-black text is now supported properly.
  • SATO: Fixed problems with printing Katakana fonts.
  • SATO: Added support for Kanji fonts to MR-e series.
  • TEC: Downloaded fonts now support all memory locations correctly.
  • TEC: Removed commands only used by the status monitor when printing to file.
  • Zebra: Added correct Plug-and-Play identifiers for R110PAX3 and R110PAX4.

Version 6.9.3 (Released 6/17/2005)

This release fixed an intermittent problem with shared printers.

New Models

  • MICROPLEX: LOGIJET T4p

Maintenance

  • Fixed an intermittent problem with shared printers.

Version 6.9.2 (Released 5/27/2005)

This release is a minor, maintenance release, which adds a few new models.

New Models

  • Argox: A-50 PPLB, R-200 PPLB, R-400K PPLA, R-400K PPLB
  • Autonics: BABY TP-I, BC-100C, ENAC-8-I, TP-12S
  • Avery Dennison: ALX 720
  • Cognitive: Advantage LX BD42-3, Advantage LX BT42-3
  • Monarch: 9742E
  • Wedderburn: AR A-50
  • Zebra: R110PAX4

New Features

  • Citizen: Added support for alternate control codes.

Maintenance

  • RFID: Updated EPC and DoD tags to latest specifications.
  • Citizen: Fixed problems with cutter on CLP-520/620 series.
  • Intermec: It is now possible to configure IPL printers when bidirectional capability is disabled or blocked.
  • Monarch: Fixed problems with downloading fonts.
  • Zebra: R110Xi now sends correct command for RFID retry count.

Version 6.9.1 (Released 4/11/2005)

This release has a significant number of new and improved features, as well as a number of new models.

New Models

  • Brady: T200, T300
  • ETISYS: EP-726
  • IBM: 5500-R40, 5500-R60, 5500-R80
  • Intermec: 300 dpi IPL versions of PF4i, PM4i, PX4i, PX6i
  • Printronix: T5000r series, SL5000r series, SLPA7000r series

New Features

  • RFID fonts now support supplying data as binary.
  • Argox: Added support for Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, and Korean font options.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added option to allow line breaks to be set to either CR or CR and LF.
  • Intermec: Added RFID support to IPL printers.
  • Intermec: Added support for direct-to-buffer graphics to Fingerprint printers for increased performance.
  • Intermec: Improved user interface for Fingerprint printers to be more consistent with other Intermec drivers.
  • Monarch: Write protection feature of EPC RFID tags is now supported.
  • Printronix: Added support for Unicode text output using UTF8 on T5000r series printers.
  • Zebra: Added support for Zebra Swiss Unicode and Andale Mono international font options.
  • Zebra: Added support for Unicode text output using UTF8 to XiIII Plus series printers.
  • Zebra: Enhanced real time clock feature to support "exact time" mode on printers that support this feature.
  • Zebra: Updated RFID support to latest specifications.

Version 6.9 (Released 2/2/2005)

This release has a significant number of new and improved features, as well as a number of new models.

New Models

  • ASTECH: UTiCoder 2109
  • Argox: A-150 PPLB
  • Autonics: BC-8MEA, BC-8SEA, BC-12MEA, BC-12SEA, BC-12WMEA, BC-16MEA, BC-16SEA, BC-24MEA, BC-24SEA, BC-100E, BC-100E3, BC-100EL
  • Avery Dennison: 64-06 RFID, ALX 925 RFID, ALX 926 RFID, AP 7.t (203 dpi), AP 7.t (300 dpi), DPM 5 RFID, DPM 6 RFID
  • Century Systems: Falcon 4 (300 dpi), Falcon 4D (203 dpi), Falcon 4D (300 dpi)
  • Citizen: CLP-620, CLP-621
  • Cognitive: Advantage RFID BT24-2, Advantage RFID BT42-2, Advantage RFID BT42-3
  • Intermec: EasyCoder PC41
  • Eltron: UPS 2442, UPS 2542, UPS 2844, UPS H146
  • Meto: SP40 II, mi-4210
  • Monarch: 9416 (300 dpi)
  • Printronix: SLPA7204e, SLPA7304e
  • Ring: 408PE, 408PEL, 412PE, 4008PIH, 4008PIM, 4012PIH, 4012PIM, 4016PIH, 4016PIM, 4024PIH, 4024PIM, 8012PIH
  • SATO: CL608e RFID, CL612e RFID, GT408, GT412, GT424, M-8459Se RFID, M-8460Se RFID, M-8485Se RFID, M-8490Se RFID
  • Thermopatch: HiQ-a3
  • Valentin: Compa 104/8, Compa 106/12, Compa 162/12
  • Wedderburn: AR A-150
  • Zebra: 110PAX4 (203 dpi), 110PAX4 (300 dpi), 170PAX4 (203 dpi), 170PAX4 (300 dpi), R110Xi (203 dpi), R110Xi (300 dpi), R170Xi (203 dpi), R170Xi (300 dpi), UPS 2348+, UPS 2348e, UPS 2844, UPS 2844e

New Features

  • Network support has been redone using TCP/IP for all communication. Any combination of operating systems for server and client should now work properly without needing any special configuration.
  • Several new types of settings may now be exported and imported, and the help better describes what all of the various settings are.
  • Added Reset to Defaults feature to reset driver settings back to the installation defaults.
  • It is now possible to customize the default driver settings for enterprise installations.
  • Added basic command line automation interface for importing and exporting settings and performing several other basic operations.
  • Added "Printer Command" font to enable sending printer commands directly to the printer using a text object. Since a text object can be data-sourced, this enables a wide variety of functionality.
  • Added "Driver Command" font to allow controlling certain types of driver functionality using a text object.
  • There is a new dialog that allows sending printer commands directly to a printer, and optionally viewing the printer's response, similar to a terminal program. This can be used over any port type.
  • Updated EPC support to handle all currently defined 64-bit and 96-bit tags.
  • Added support for DOD UID RFID specification to EPC and ISO 18000-6b tags.
  • Added support for USPS PLANET barcode as a barcode font to Zebra and Printronix.
  • Added support for Micro QR Code as a barcode font to Autonics, Ring, and SATO.
  • Added Font Options dialog for increased control over enumerated fonts, including the ability to disable certain font types and enumerate specified percentages of anisotropic fonts.
  • It is now possible to download PostScript fonts as bitmap in Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. This also includes OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines (.otf files).
  • Avery Dennison: Updated RFID support to latest specifications.
  • Cognitive: Added RFID support.
  • DPL: Added support for RLE2 graphics compression, which significantly increases throughput with newer models.
  • DPL: Added support for all alternate control character sets.
  • Intermec: Added support for RFID-enabled Fingerprint printers.
  • Printronix: Updated RFID support to latest PGL specification.
  • SATO: Updated RFID support to latest SATO specifications, including new models.
  • TEC: Updated RFID support to latest specifications.

Maintenance

  • Comprehensively improved font metrics for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean across all printer families.

Version 6.8.3 (Released 11/16/2004)

This release added support for Valentin.

New Families

  • Valentin

Maintenance

  • Comtec: Fixed user commands.
  • Markem-Imaje: Fixed user commands.
  • Autonics and Ring: Fixed some problems with 2D barcodes on Autonics and Ring printers.
  • Zebra: Fixed some RFID problems.

Version 6.8.2 (Released 10/20/2004)

This is a minor maintenance release that also added a few models.

New Models

  • Argox: A-300, R-400 Zip
  • Intermec: PX4i, PX6i
  • Pressiza: 406e, 407-W
  • Wedderburn: AR A-100, AR A-200, AR A-300
  • Zebra: R110PAX3

New Features

  • Barcode fonts now allow manual Code 128 subset selection.

Maintenance

  • Eliminated the source of the "no fonts found" message in BarTender.
  • Fixed miscellaneous compatibility problems in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
  • Fixed problem with collating in Word.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Print width is now set automatically by the driver on Datamax A-Class printers.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Updated RFID support to use the new DPL RFID commands.
  • Intermec: Added support for RSS and Composite to the printers that support it.
  • Intermec: Now prints more efficiently in certain situations.
  • Monarch: "Sensor Adjustment" control can now be changed on a per-document basis, and stored as part of a preset.
  • SATO: Updated RFID support to include EPC.
  • TEC: Enabled Applicator mode for models that support it.

Version 6.8.1 (Released 8/26/2004)

This release added support for Cognitive.

New Families

  • Cognitive

New Models

  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-415, B-SP2D, B-SP2D-JP

Maintenance

  • Fixed several problems with translations.

Version 6.8 (Released 8/13/2004)

This release added many new features, updated the existing foreign language translations, and added Russian.

New Families

  • Thermopatch

New Models

  • Avery Dennison: 64-05 RFID, AP 2.4 PPLA, AP 3.4 PPLA
  • cab: A3-2 (300 dpi)
  • Intermec: PC4, PD4
  • Zebra: 170XiIII Plus (203 dpi), 220XiIII Plus (300 dpi)

New Features

  • Added Russian translation.
  • Added support for one degree rotation of device fonts for printers that supportit (CAB, DPL, NOV).
  • Added caching support to EPL and IDP.
  • Added support for RSS and Composite barcodes to EPL, IPL, and ZPL.
  • Global driver settings may now be exported and imported.
  • Drivers now support the Windows XP style user interface.
  • EPL: Updated user interface to be more intuitive, and better support Argox PPLB and Intermec ESIM.
  • EPL: All drivers now support direct-to-buffer graphics, allowing larger graphics to be printed on printers with limited memory.
  • EPL: Eltron and Zebra models equipped with flash memory now support configuring the memory.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added support for EPC RFID tags.
  • Monarch: Added support for Skip Index feature to Monarch 9855 and 9860.

Maintenance

  • Updated translations for all existing languages.
  • Standardized caching implementation across all drivers, fixing a variety of minor issues.
  • Improved Windows 95/98/Me driver increases performance and stability.
  • Eliminated size and rotation restrictions on downloaded TrueType fonts in Windows 95/98/Me.
  • Fixed a problem with changes to printer settings made from within Microsoft Office not always taking effect in Windows 95/98/Me.
  • Fixed some text clipping problems in Windows 95/98/Me.
  • Fixed a problem printing certain WMF files.
  • Godex: Flash memory is now only used when required.
  • DPL: Enabled support for RSS Expanded Stacked.
  • EPL: Maximum field lengths for variable fields are now calculated based on the size of the text field for optimal memory usage.
  • Intermec: When printing fields containing over 200 characters, dynamic data is used instead of static data to overcome the field limit when possible.
  • TOSHIBA TEC: Enabled mirror printing on the B-452.

Version 6.7.4 (Released 6/17/2004)

This is a minor maintenance release that also added a few models.

New Families

  • ThermoTex

New Models

  • Citizen: CLP-520, CLP-7200, CLP-8300
  • Printronix: SL5204, SL5304 (RFID)
  • SATO: CX400
  • Wedderburn: AR G-6000, AR OS-203, AR R-400, AR R-600, AR X-2000
  • Zebra: R110XiIII Plus, R2844-Z (RFID)

Maintenance

  • Intermec: Direct graphics are now positioned more accurately.
  • Monarch: Improved font metrics.
  • Zebra: Added support for cutter to TLP2844-Z, LP2844-Z, and TLP3844-Z.
  • TEC: Fixed problem downloading fonts to ATA card.
  • DPL: Downloaded fonts are now positioned more accurately when rotated.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: A-Class (and PE series) printers now handle printing over 9998 copies properly.

Version 6.7.3 (Released 5/12/2004)

This is a minor maintenance release that also added a few models.

New Families

  • ASTECH
  • Birch
  • Wedderburn

New Models

  • Tharo: H-426, H-434, V-426, V-433

New Features

  • TEC: Added support for downloaded bitmap fonts.
  • TEC: Added support for configuring memory.

Maintenance

  • VIPColor: Fixed the TCP/IP status monitor.
  • VIPColor: Fixed some printing problems with the VP2020 in Windows 98/Me.
  • ZPL: The Euro symbol now prints correctly on newer printers that support it.
  • Shared network settings now work better with Simple File Sharing in Windows XP, and have a variety of other problems fixed. The documentation has been greatly improved, and explains how to configure several problematic operating system combinations.

Version 6.7.2 (Released 4/8/2004)

This is a minor maintenance release that also added several models.

New Families

  • Unimark

New Models

  • Avery Dennison: DPM series, TTX 807
  • Brady: 200M-e, 200MVP, 200MVP Plus, 300MVP, 300 MVP Plus, 203X, 300X, 360X, 300X-Plus II, 360 X-Plus II, 600 X-Plus II, 4000, 4000 Plus, 4320, 4320 Plus, 4042
  • cab: E2, Hermes series
  • C.Itoh: EZ-2P, EZ-4P, EZ-4TK, EZ-4TT
  • Datamax-O'Neil: PE42 RH, PE43 RH
  • Monarch: 9416, 9642M
  • SATO: CL408e RFID, CL412e RFID, MR400e RFID, MR410e RFID, M-48 Pro
  • Tharo: 112, 112 Plus, Hercules series, Magic 300, Orion, Wizard
  • Zebra: PA403, PT403

Maintenance

  • Autonics; Ring: Added serialization support.
  • SATO: Added RFID support to the CLe and MR400e series.
  • TEC: Added RFID support to SX4/SX5 series.
  • ZPL: Added support for caching and downloading fonts to Compact Flash.
  • ZPL: Added "Reset to Factory Defaults" feature.
  • ZPL: Now support formatting, clearing, and reinitializing memory.
  • ZPL: Added Hex Dump feature.
  • Intermec: Added support for explicit function codes (FNC1-4) in Code 128 on the C4.
  • Fixed a problem printing Code 128 on Chinese and Korean operating systems.

Version 6.7.1 (Released 3/10/2004)

This release added support for three new printer families.

New Families

  • Godex
  • Imaje (formerly Markpoint)
  • Zebra Portable Printers (including former Comtec models)

New Models

  • Century Systems: Century Falcon 4
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Panther Series
  • Intermec: PL4
  • Meto: mn-4204, mr-4206, mr-4208, mr-4306
  • Monarch: 9855 RFID
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-442, B-443, B-SV4D-QQ-US
  • Zebra: R4M Plus, QL220, QL320, QL420, Bravo Series, Cameo Series, Encore Series

Maintenance

  • Monarch: RFID support now handles HF EPC tags.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added ribbon saver support to A-Class.
  • SATO: Now support absolute tear-off adjustment capability of CX printers.
  • Zebra: TLP3844-Z now has the correct specifications.
  • SATO: 8485Se now supports 12 ips.
  • Monarch: Corrected range for the Contrast control on 9825, 9855, and 9860.

Version 6.7 (Released 1/16/2004)

This is the initial release with support for RFID. The user interface has some significant usability improvements and the ZPL driver has been revamped.

RFID and Barcode Fonts

  • Added RFID font support to DPL, ZPL, PGL, and Monarch.
  • Added Join Multiple Lines option. This will join together all text objects on a page, that use the same font, into a single barcode. This is useful for 2D barcodes where the amount of data is too long to fit on a single line.
  • Added Font Width control to allow some user control over the ratio of width to height. This is useful if the user wants to encode a lot of data on a single line in their document.

User Interface

  • The user interface has been rearranged to reduce the number of tabs, and more consistently organize the options.
  • The Status tab has been renamed to Tools. The user interface has been rearranged, and has improved usability.
  • The new Driver Options dialog (accessed from the Tools tab) contains the global settings formerly in Advanced Options.
  • Regional Settings has been renamed Regional Options and moved to Driver Options.
  • Moved Printer Specifications and Administration pages to new Driver Options dialog on Tools tab.
  • The Cache Settings tab has been rearranged and is standardized across all drivers.
  • The Cache Contents tab has been rewritten and is now updated dynamically, reflecting any changes to the cache while it is active.

Improved ZPL Driver

  • Zebra: ZPL-I and ZPL-II have been separated into two different drivers. The ZPL-I printers are now in "ZPO".
  • Zebra: Added support for new Base64 and LZ77 compression methods to x10 printers. This compression is optional for graphics, and is always used for downloading fonts (if available). The performance increase is considerable.
  • Zebra: Top of form and tear off adjustments are only sent if specified.
  • Zebra: Darkness is now only sent if specified, and supports both relative and absolute values.
  • Zebra: Print speed is now only sent if specified.
  • Zebra: Reprint After Error and the Media Feed actions are no longer on the options page, but are now global settings in the Printer Options dialog.
  • Zebra: The ZPL code has been formatted to be more easily readable, and reduce line lengths. This works better with Printer Code Templates.
  • Zebra: Read Printer Information dialog was overhauled.
  • Zebra: Fixed several problems with downloaded TrueType fonts.

New Families

  • Automated Packaging Systems: Autobag PI 412c
  • Century Systems: Century Eagle 4

New Models

  • cab: M4
  • Datamax-O'Neil: A-4212, A-4310, A-4408, A-4606, A-6212, A-6310, I-4210, M-4208, M-4306
  • ETISYS: EP-725, G-6000, X-1000+, X-2000+, X-3000+
  • Zebra: R-140, R402

Version 6.6.3 (Released 11/6/2003)

This release added several new models, improved support for international fonts, and includes several bug fixes.

New International Font Support

  • Autonics; Ring: Added Installed Features dialog for selecting which font options are installed.
  • cab: Printer fonts now support Central European and Baltic character sets.
  • cab: Added downloaded TrueType support in Central European, Cyrillic, Greek, Turkish, and Baltic.
  • EPL: Printer fonts now support Central European, Cyrillic, Greek, and Turkish character sets.
  • Monarch: Newer printers now support Central European, Cyrillic, Greek, Turkish, and Baltic with downloaded TrueType fonts and the internal EFF Swiss font.
  • TSC: Printer fonts now support Central European character set.
  • TSC: Added support for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean font cards.
  • Zebra: Added downloaded TrueType font support for non-Western code pages (x.10 models only).

New Families

  • Samsung: SRP-770

New Models

  • Datasouth: Fastmark 402DT, Fastmark 402TT, Fastmark 403TT, Fastmark 412TT, Fastmark 4602, Fastmark 4603, and Fastmark 6602
  • Monarch: 9465
  • Printronix: T5308e, T5306e, T5304e, T5208e, T5206e, and T5204e
  • TSC: TTP-2412M
  • Zebra: 110PAX3 (600 dpi), Z4M Plus, Z6M Plus, and TLP3844-Z

New Features

  • Argox: Added support for notched media to PPLA printers.
  • Autonics; Ring: Added cut interval support.
  • cab: Added QR Code and MicroPDF417 support.
  • Citizen: Added support for downloaded bitmap fonts.
  • Citizen: Added caching support.
  • Intermec: Added additional scalable fonts to PF2i, PF4i, and PM4i (requires latest firmware).
  • Monarch: Added support for BarTender's Printer Code Template feature.
  • Monarch: Added support for the EFF Swiss font on the 9840, 9850, 9825, 9855, 9860 (and variants of these models). This font supports many different code pages, and also bold and italic printing. The EFF Swiss font replaces the CG TriumBold scalable font (which was replaced in newer printer firmware by this font).
  • Monarch: Added plug-and-play support to Monarch (9820 and newer models).
  • Monarch: Added USB support to 9855 and 9860.
  • SATO: Added support for BarTender's Printer Code Template feature.
  • SATO: Added CG Times and CG Triumvirate scalable fonts to the e-series and M-84 Proprinters.
  • SATO: Added QR Code and MicroPDF417 support.
  • TSC: Added USB support.
  • Added Greek and Turkish translations of the user interface.

Maintenance

  • SATO: Fixed PnP strings for CLe series.
  • SATO: Label lengths longer than 7 inches now print properly on the 600 dpi M-84 Pro.
  • SATO: The M-84Pro and several of the newer print engines now support darkness settingsof 1 to 5.
  • Zebra: Fixed PnP strings for Z4M and Z6M.
  • Zebra: Fixed problems with downloading fonts to flash memory.

Version 6.6.2 (Released 8/29/2003)

This release added a few new printer families and proliferated the Printer Code Template support.

New Families

  • Argox
  • ETISYS
  • Metrologic
  • TSC (Taiwan Semiconductor)

New Models

  • Autonics: BC-220 and BC-100
  • Citizen: CLP-521
  • Meto: X-2000+, OS-214TT, OS-204DT, and OS-203DT
  • Pressiza: 548
  • Ring: 4008PMH, 412L, and 408L
  • Tharo: A3 and A2 Gemini

New Features

  • Autonics; Ring: Added support for downloading graphics using RLE compression, support for PDF417, DataMatrix, and QR Code, and better device font support.
  • Datamax-O'Neil: Added negative printing.
  • VIPColor: Added Status Monitor support. (Needs new firmware.)
  • Zebra: Added PnP support for 105SL and 110XiIII Plus printers.
  • Added Printer Code Template support to almost all drivers. Support for Sato and Monarch will be added soon.

Maintenance

  • Avery Dennison: Fixed the resolution of the Avery AP 3.4.
  • Intermec: Removed 200 character limit on 2D barcode in IPL driver.
  • There is now a new dialog accessible from the Fonts page called Microsoft Office Compatibility. These options are used to work around certain limitations when printing multilingual device fonts in Microsoft Office.

Version 6.6 (Released 6/12/2003)

This release introduced support for new features such as status monitoring, international device fonts, international downloaded TrueType fonts, font cartridges, and printer template files. (These features have not yet been implemented across all driver families but will be propagated over time.)

New Models

  • Avery Dennison: AP 2.4 (203 dpi), AP 3.4 (300 dpi), AP 4.4 (203 dpi), AP 5.4 (203 dpi), AP5.4 (300 dpi), TTX 674, TTX 675
  • cab: A2 Gemini (203 dpi), A4 (300 dpi), A4 (600 dpi), A8 (300 dpi)
  • Citizen: CLP-4121, CLP-7201e, CLP-7202e
  • Eltron: LP2722, LP2742, TLP2824
  • Intermec: PF2i, PF4i, PM4i
  • Monarch: 9855 (203 dpi), 9855 (300 dpi), 9860 (203 dpi), 9860 (300 dpi), SierraSport 2
  • Novexx: Lion Plus, Puma Plus
  • SATO: M-84Pro (203 dpi), M-84Pro (305 dpi)
  • TOSHIBA TEC: B-SV4, B-SV4-JP, B-SX4, B-SX4-CN, B-SX5, B-SX5-CN, B-SX5-JP
  • Tyco: T208M, T212M, T308S, T312M, T312S, T408M
  • Zebra: 110XiIII Plus (203 dpi), 110XiIII Plus (304 dpi), 110XiIII Plus (608 dpi), LP2722, LP2742, LP2844-Z, TLP2824, TLP2844-Z, TLP3842

New Features

  • Optional printer fonts are now supported by the drivers. Currently, we have supportfor Datamax's ILPC options, both font cards and ILPC-enabled firmware. Optional fonts may be enabled from the "Installed Features" dialog.
  • Device fonts and downloaded TrueType fonts are now supported in non-Western codepages.This feature is currently supported by the DPL, PGL, and IDP drivers.
  • Downloaded fonts and barcode fonts are now managed from a new unified "Fonts" page.
  • A standardized Status tab has been added for status monitoring and other maintenance features. The new tab includes new status monitoring features for some drivers, as well as features formerly on the Testing page (also called Device Settings or Printer Settings in certain drivers).
  • Added support for BarTender's new "Printer Code Template" feature. This is currently only supported by the DPL driver.
  • The information reported by the Version dialog has been improved, and now supports exporting information in text, RTF, or HTML format.
  • The "Read Printer Information" dialog supported by several drivers has been standardized. It has the same functionality as the Version dialog, and can export information in text, RTF, or HTML format.
  • Run-time status monitoring capability has been added to the drivers. Drivers that support this feature now will provide notification when errors occur on the printer, such as no paper or no ribbon. In 6.6, only the TEC driver supports this functionality, but support for status monitoring in other drivers is planned in the near future.
  • Dialogs that read data from the printer, such as "Read Printer Information" and "Configure" dialogs, now display a standardized Query dialog with the current progress of the query, and allow canceling the operation.
  • The online help has been converted to HTML Help, and many sections have been improved.

Maintenance

  • Improved scalable font metrics for Zebra and SATO printers.
  • SATO: Fixed positioning problems with M-10e.
  • SATO: Fixed alignment problems with several SATO print engines.