BarTender® Basic Edition
Software to create labels, barcodes and more

Designed for individuals and small departments, the BarTender® Basic Edition lets you start designing and printing barcode labels and cards in just minutes thanks to its intuitive design tools and helpful wizards.

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Create high-quality labels, barcodes and cards in minutes

BarTender® Basic includes the most frequently used label and card design features, including all text, graphics, barcode, and serializing capabilities.

Flexible, powerful design

BarTender gives you the design power and flexibility to satisfy the most demanding labeling needs:

  • Use our professionally designed templates or design your own.
  • Let BarTender’s smart wizards guide you through critical design decisions to maximize your printing performance and compliance with important standards.
  • Select among 50+ drawing shapes, and resize, reshape and color them in just about any way imaginable.
  • Use BarTender’s hundreds of symbols and images, or import your own graphics.
  • Use your own fonts or those built into the printer.
  • Design your own forms for entering data at print time.
  • Generate anything from simple serial numbers to advanced custom serialization sequences.

Point, click, print

  • Easily select, preview and print labels and cards from a dedicated Print Station interface.
  • Print to any true Windows printer driver, and use our free Drivers by Seagull to leverage the special features of label and card printers for optimal performance.

Free support whenever and wherever you need it

Our global offices combine to provide free phone and e-mail support for all BarTender editions 24 hours a day, every business day.

Editions to meet every company's needs

BarTender enables you to easily upgrade your system as your business grows, without the extra cost and complexity of buying add-on products:

See the quick edition selector below or the detailed feature list for more details.

Try BarTender now, free, for 30 days

Download the free 30-day trial to explore the features of all four BarTender editions 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.

Free 30-Day Trial Edition

The BarTender Trial Edition lets you fully explore all four editions, including:

  • Easy design and printing of barcodes, labels, cards, and RFID tags
  • Printing data from spreadsheets, databases, and ERP systems
  • Automated and conditional printing
  • Centralized printing and administration

Version: BarTender 2016 R3, released 2016-08-03.

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  • If you have a 32-bit operating system (OS): Install the 32-bit version of BarTender.
  • If you have a 64-bit version of Windows: You may install either the 64-bit or 32-bit version of BarTender. The 64-bit version is recommended, but you may need to install the 32-bit edition if you are using certain OLE DB or ODBC database drivers, or if you need to develop a 32-bit application using the SDK.

For more information, read the white paper.


Printer Drivers

BarTender works with any true Windows printer driver, but our free Drivers by Seagull ensure superior performance by leveraging the special features of label and card printers. Drivers by Seagull are widely recognized as the fastest and most reliable Windows drivers in the world for label and card printers.

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Getting Started Manual (PDF)

Choose your language to download the BarTender manual (PDF):

Note: The BarTender 2016 manual is currently available in English only. Additional languages will be added to the list as they become available.

For more technical information, see the BarTender help system or our white papers. The BarTender help system is also available online (currently English only).

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Our Customers Say

“I consider(ed) all the other options, and even arranged a demo of another labeling product. Nothing came close to what BarTender offers.”
— Chuck DiTrapano, RPh, Pharmacy Operations Manager, major US healthcare facility