BarTender 2022
Features by Edition

These features apply to the latest version of BarTender. 

General Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Business label design and management Easy-to-use design tools, hundreds of pre-built commonly used templates, and basic printing management
Dynamic business printing Data entry forms, Intelligent Templates™, database connectivity, encoding and manual printing  
Efficient automated printing Business system integration, intelligent forms, application building and automated printing    
Comprehensive enterprise-wide printing Centralized management including document, workflow and print management along with comprehensive security and high availability      
Number of users Enable your team to print labels from any networked PC Unlimited users Unlimited users Single* or unlimited users Single user
Number of printers BarTender is licensed by printer 3+ printers 2+ printers 1+ or unlimited printers * Unlimited printers
Included companion applications Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Administration Console Manage and configure BarTender administration and system settings
Designer Create label and document templates — also serves as the print engine when integrating and automating the label printing process
History Explorer Centralized data logging and audit trail including print history, user access and more
Data Builder Build and manage your own database without external applications like Excel or Access  
Print Station A simple, efficient interface for selecting and printing BarTender documents  
Print Portal Allows dynamic web-based printing and workflow review/approval right from your web browser  
Integration Builder Connects BarTender with your business systems to enable automated printing directly from those systems    
Process Builder An easy, graphical UI to build your own custom label and document printing solutions without the need for coding, like C# or VB.NET    
Reprint Console Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may have been misplaced or damaged §    
Printer Maestro Provides centralized print management tools for printers and print jobs throughout a corporate network      
Librarian Centrally manage documents and create workflows for template approval using role-based security      
Support Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Standard Maintenance and Support Upgrade to the latest BarTender version free, and get live technical support by phone and chat during business hours with a guaranteed 24 hour response time. Access to online resources, plus technical support Includes 1 year Includes 1 year Includes 1 year Includes 1 year
Premium Maintenance and Support Add-on option to Standard Maintenance and Support which provides 24/7 live support access with a guaranteed one hour response time  
Easy-To-Use Design Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Easy WYSIWYG template design Design tools make it easy to create and print professional labels and documents
Global support Intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, translated to more than 20 languages
Comprehensive help system A complete how-to library, accessible both through BarTender and on the web
Quick start A collection of configurable, industry-focused, ready-to-use BarTender templates
New Document Wizard An easy-to-follow wizard that ensures proper document settings for quality and printing performance
Fonts Versatile support for OpenType, TrueType, Symbol Font characters and native printer-based fonts
Text formatting Familiar, MS Word-like tools for creating and formating text
Transformed text Add flair to your text objects with a variety of effects, such as fading, inflating, slanting, and more
Shapes and lines Choose from over 50 shapes and 100 line style combinations
Dynamic text and object wrapping Create dynamic text that wraps inside and around shapes, objects, document borders and more
Unmatched barcode support Choose from over 100 1D and 2D symbologies based on over a dozen standards
Human readable barcode Highly configurable human readable text and character formatting options
GS1 Application Identifier Data Source Wizard Construct GS1-compliant barcodes in seconds
Graphics and images Import more than 70 graphic formats, including AI, PNG, JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS and GIF
Symbols Choose from a wide variety of included symbols and industry-based symbol fonts
Tables and grids Create tables and grids to organize text, barcodes, images and other objects
White-on-black printing Switch objects from black-on-white to white-on-black printing with a single click
Front and back template design Create two-sided, “duplex” printing with separate designs for the front and back of your template
Amazon Transparency support Create Amazon Transparency product serialization codes that help identify individual units and proactively prevent counterfeits
Embedded revision logging Capture a revision trail directly in the document — when it was saved, who saved it and include additional comments  
Full color support Design commercial quality labels using PANTONE and data-sourced colors  
Intelligent Templates™ Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Suppression Ignore the content of a data source under certain conditions
Label templates Design and automation tools that leverage data to reduce the number of label files you manage  
Conditional printing Create data-driven automation rules that specify when different objects, layers or templates in your document will visibly print or become hidden  
Template selector Conditionally print one specific template when multiple templates are available in a document  
Layers Template objects may be stacked, hidden and reordered when created on uniquely identifiable layers  
Automatic face detection and cropping Automated image capture creates perfectly cropped photos for ID badges and card printing  
Scriptable object properties Modify the look and feel of template objects by using powerful Visual Basic (VB) scripts  
Dynamic data and databases Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Date and time Dynamically source dates and times from Windows or clock-enabled printers
Data validation and processing Specify data validation rules and automatically correct data or issue warnings
Concatenate data Create text and barcode objects that combine information from multiple data sources
Basic database connectivity Import variable data from Excel or a RFC 4180 standard CSV files into your template
Simple serialization Increase or decrease your serial string data by increments of one (1)
Named database connections Name commonly used database connections to quickly add them to new document designs
Database filters Print select database records using convenient query and filter options #
Database sourced tables Easily create tables using data from a database or external file #
Dynamic data preview See how your document handles real dynamic data during the design process #
Dynamic graphics and images Automatically source images for printing based on selected database records or queries #
Embedded database tables Create your own database tables that travel with your BarTender document designs  
Enhanced database connectivity Connect document designs to over 20 data sources such as SAP, Oracle, MS SQL, Azure SQL, XML, Excel, text files and more to print dynamically  
Advanced serialization Create serial numbers that support alphanumeric, hexadecimal and custom sequencing patterns  
Create a database Build your own database from scratch using intuitive tools included with BarTender  
Write back to databases Write back to SQL-based databases to keep track of printed records, serial numbers and much more  
Visual Basic (VB) scripting Create scripts for custom data processing  
Global database field Centralize a data field and share it between BarTender documents  
Advanced global database field Centralize a data field and share it between BarTender documents and workstations      
Phrase library Build your own library of standard multi-lingual text including autotranslate and TMX export/import      
Data-entry forms Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Database record selection Select or query the correct database records at print time using helpful form controls  
Powerful form controls Make data input and selection easy by leveraging over 15 highly configurable form controls  
Keyboard and mouse input Use keyboard and mouse commands to select or enter data into forms at print time  
Scanner input Use a barcode scanner to input information to data entry forms at print time  
Weighing scale input Populate the weight of an item at print time by connecting your weighing scale to BarTender  
Image capture Capture images at print time for ID cards or event badge printing  
Data validation Reduce user input errors by introducing data validation and error checking  
Integration and automation Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Intelligent Forms Create forms that run automated processes and actions based on user selections, user input or during certain events    
Document Level Actions Reduce manual efforts by triggering actions in response to events such as printing    
Business systems Seamlessly integrate automated label and document printing with any business system (ERP, WMS, or MES), including SAP, Oracle, Infor, Körber, Microsoft, Epicor, NetSuite and Sage    
Integrations Web services: Use RESTful web services to exchange data in real-time to run actions    
  File drop: Monitor local, network and cloud-based folder locations (including Amazon S3, Dropbox, FTP/SFTP) to run actions and automate    
  Email: Monitor email and print according to its contents    
  TCP/IP sockets: Stream data to run actions using this bidirectional communication method    
  Database monitoring: Monitor when data is inserted or changed in database table fields to run actions    
  RS232 Serial: Run actions when data is received    
  Other: Run actions according to a time schedule or when a message is posted to a Microsoft Message Queue    
Integration data Integrate automated printing processes using common data structures and formats such as XML, JSON, SAP IDOC, Oracle XML, ASCII & Unicode coded text-based data    
Integration actions Enable label printing, database queries, network communications and much more with over 70 action types    
.NET SDK Seamlessly integrate printing, scheduling, document management, revision control and database functionality (including ActiveX Automation and Command Line/Shell Script support)    
BarTender REST API Seamlessly integrate BarTender actions to automate printing and business processes    
Print Portal REST API Seamlessly integrate Print Portal web printing      

Printer code templatesDesign templates in BarTender and export printer code that can be used with other print systems


Printing, encoding and exporting Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Drivers by SeagullTM More than 9,000 printers and output devices supported to enable highperformance printing
Print optimizations Improve print speed by taking full advantage of printer-based features such as serialization, barcodes, real-time clock, static data and graphic caching
Windows printer drivers Print to any printer that has a Windows-based driver
Printer configuration and diagnostics Perform printer management functions in BarTender, bypassing the printer front panel
On-demand and batch printing Print labels and documents on-demand or batch together using one or more BarTender templates
Print preview Review your dynamic print jobs before printing
Image exporting Export entire template images or specific objects in 35+ formats
RFID, smartcard and magnetic stripe encoding Encode RFID tags, smartcards and magnetic stripe cards as easily as adding barcodes to your template design  
Native PDF generation Generate PDFs without installing third-party PDF drivers  
Printer code templates Design templates in BarTender and export printer code that can be used with other print systems    
Web printing Secure anywhere, any time internet printing from any browser  
Reprint labels and documents Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may been misplaced or damaged    
Printer failover Automatically redirect to another printer in the event of printer failure      
Centralized Management Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Centralized role-based permission management Centrally manage user and group roles for printing and management features      
Centralized document storage Track and manage the entire organization's label templates in one place      
Template files and revision control Manage revisions across the organization - roll out changes in an instant to all users      
Optimized label design workflows Define design and publishing workflows to enable management and traceability including web-based Print Portal support      
Define workflow team Increase team accountability during the label revision and publishing process      
Workflow Designer Speed up label design, review and production process with drag and drop visual Workflow Designer      
System audit trail Review history of print jobs, document changes, electronic signatures and user actions      
Security, monitoring and alerts Enterprise Automation Professional Starter
Status monitoring Reports information back to Windows regarding printer/print job status and error conditions
Email alerts Automatically notify IT managers or other operational team members if labeling problems occur
Role-based security Assign permissions to applications and functions using Windows Active Directory users and groups, or local Windows users  
Document and printing password Require a password to design and/or print  
Electronic signatures Enable for audit trail accountability and regulatory compliance      
Document encryption Secure document usage between validated BarTender workstations      
Backup and resilient licensing server Improve business continuity and disaster recovery with high availability options      

* Available in Professional Workstation only.

† The Enterprise Edition supports unlimited centralized logging; The Starter, Professional and Automation Editions support the logging of up to seven days of data to a local database only.

‡ Supports web-based printing only.

Supports web-based printing only. Not available in Professional Workstation.

§ The Enterprise Edition supports reprints with no restrictions; The Automation Edition supports unlimited reprinting of documents from the logged print jobs.

# Basic databases only (Excel or RFC 4180 standard CSV file)

¶ Enterprise Edition supports unlimited days of reprinting records, while Automation Edition supports 7 days of reprinting records

€ Unlimited PDF printing for BarTender 2022 Enterprise Edition with 100 or more printer licenses and an active Maintenance and Support Agreement.  Each printer license can support both a physical printer and 5,000 PDF printing per week. For more details on PDF printing limits.

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