Software to create and automate labels, barcodes and more

BarTender 2016 is now available, with new and improved capabilities that enhance your design and printing experience and make it easier than ever to manage and administer your operations. Find out what's new in BarTender 2016 and download the free trial version.

BarTender® software enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency and compliance by creating and automating the printing and control of labels, barcodes, RFID tags, plastic cards and more. The world’s largest companies and hundreds of thousands of small businesses rely on BarTender to help them:

  • Accelerate the speed of goods moving through the supply chain
  • Get the right medication to the right patient at the right time
  • Inform workers how to handle hazardous substances safely
  • Tell a parent that a snack has an ingredient to which their child is allergic
  • Track a food-borne illness back to the field where it started
  • Reduce shrinkage on the retail shop floor
  • And much more

  • Design labels, cards and more
  • Enter print-time information easily with customizable data-entry forms
  • Consolidate designs with exclusive Intelligent TemplatesTM
  • Optimize and accelerate printing of barcodes, labels, cards, RFID tags and more through any printer or marking device
  • Print from any OS, system, device or web browser
  • Monitor live print status and detailed history of system usage
  • Integrate with SAP and Oracle
  • Apply secure document control
  • Manage the entire system centrally

Powerful design with Intelligent Templates™

BarTender’s exclusive Intelligent Templates™ enable companies to produce a wide variety of flexible label designs without the need to create and maintain hundreds of separate documents. Tell templates, layers and even objects when to print based on a single data source or database field, or on multiple conditions. Password-protect layers to prevent unauthorized edits. Share global data fi elds such as incrementing serial numbers among all documents.

Comprehensive automation and control

BarTender enables large enterprises to centrally operate, monitor, manage and secure their printing operations across multiple sites and even continents. BarTender supports permission-based printing, format encryption, job logging and system auditing.

Printing from any device or browser

BarTender Print Portal enables easy point-and- click printing from any device with a browser, including tablets and smartphones.

Print-time information capture

Every edition of BarTender enables you to design intuitive and efficient forms for entering data at print-time, without the need for costly add-ons. BarTender also supports the print-time capture of images and weigh scale data in some editions.

Seamless integration with systems and databases

BarTender Integration Builder enables sophisticated printing automation from a wide variety of business systems, including SAP and Oracle. Powerful database connectivity includes a live preview wizard to help you set up dynamic forms, search and select records, and incorporate print-time input.

Advanced serialization

BarTender delivers flexible serialization which enables the issuance of unique serial identifiers at customizable frequencies.

The world’s most comprehensive barcode support

BarTender includes more than 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components and 60 symbologies as well as full support for GS1 standards.

Complete RFID support

BarTender provides full RFID support for the latest label and tag types, including EPC (Electronic Product Code).

Advanced card design and printing tools

BarTender enables you to design and print two-sided cards, including magnetic stripe and smart card encoding.

The best technical support in the industry

With support offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and knowledgeable partners around the world, BarTender’s technical support is legendary in the industry and is just one more reason why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

Grow as your business grows

BarTender’s four editions enable you to easily upgrade your system as your business grows, without the extra cost and complexity of buying add-on products.

Which BarTender is right for you?

Select an edition below to learn more, or download the free 30-day trial to explore all of BarTender’s features and see how it can solve your toughest needs for labeling, barcoding and more. Or contact us to learn more about why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

(Design and Print)

Basic Edition

Professional Edition

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All Basic features, plus:

  • Design and print labels, cards, mag stripe cards and more.
  • Optimize print speed to any printer or marking device.
  • Design data-entry forms that provide data validation and accept print-time input from the keyboard or a barcode scanner.

Licensed per PC

  • Read data from CSV files, databases and Excel. Easily search and select records for printing.
  • Encode RFID labels.

Licensed per PC

Create & Automate
(Design, Print and Control)

Automation Edition

Enterprise Automation Edition

All Professional features, plus:

All Automation features, plus:

  • Automatically print from any OS, system or device in response to data transactions and SDK requests.
  • Design using Intelligent TemplatesTM to reduce maintenance.
  • Secure the printing environment with user and group roles.
  • Monitor live print status and view detailed history of system usage.

Licensed per printer

  • Automatically print in response to Web service API or TCP/IP communication.
  • Integrate with SAP and Oracle.
  • Take advantage of centralized system management, browser-hosted printing, centralized template storage with revision control, electronic signature support, full SDK control, smart card encoding and more.

Licensed per printer

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Our Customers Say

"BarTender’s ability to integrate with any ERP and Safety Data Sheet authoring and management system, coupled with its easy-to-use and powerful Intelligent Templates™, has made it our go-to software product for integrating and solving the challenges associated with GHS compliance labeling in all of our chemical customers."

—Rick Schilling, President, Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi)