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

Designed for departments and small businesses, the BarTender® Professional Edition offers the same easy interface as the Basic Edition while enabling RFID encoding and more sophisticated label and card designs that leverage content from databases, spreadsheets and other files.

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The professional’s choice for creating labels, barcodes, cards and RFID

BarTender® Professional includes even more label and card design capabilities, and adds access to external data and support for RFID tags and labels.

Professional design made easy

BarTender Professional offers all the design features of the Basic Edition:

  • 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.

And BarTender Professional includes even more powerful design tools:

  • Format text any way you want with Rich Text formatting.
  • Enhance imported graphics with high-quality image-processing controls, including brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, smoothing and cropping.
  • Recreate legacy labels easily by importing old designs to use as a guide.
  • Link to external graphics to enable dynamic changes.

Powerful data access from files and databases

Minimize print-time data entry by letting BarTender pull data from Excel files, text files and a wide variety of databases.

Visual Basic Script Editor

The VB Script Editor is a dynamic tool that makes it possible for users to script data sources. Easily navigate between different scripts in your document, access supported code snippets to help you when writing custom code, and access application-specific VB Script objects, properties.

Data entry forms

BarTender data entry forms include data entry prompts, query prompts and record selectors on the same form, allowing a user to enter information, query the database and filter database records from the same location. Design multiple forms for a single template, place multiple prompts on the same form, use multiple forms in the same document, and leverage new data entry controls. In addition, new Record Picker controls allow you to display and choose which records to print directly from your form.

Easy RFID encoding

Barcode software supports encoding data into RFID label
  • Create RFID objects as easily as any other label object.
  • Use the clear, on-screen display of RFID chips and antennas to create designs that reduce the chances of damaging the structure and RFID performance.

Professional printing flexibility

  • Easily select, preview and print labels and cards from a dedicated Print Station interface.
  • Print multiple label formats as a single batch, whether from BarTender, the Print Station or even the Windows Explorer.
  • 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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BarTender Brochure

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Getting Started Manual (PDF)

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

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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“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