BarTender 2016 Release Downloads

The free download at the bottom of this page can only be used to update existing copies of BarTender 2016.

If your software is older than BarTender 2016, you can update for free to the latest service release available for your version.

If your version is 10.0 or newer, you can also purchase an update to the latest version of BarTender. If your version is 9.4 or older, you can purchase a new license for the latest version.

Please note that starting with BarTender 2016, releases between major versions will be identified as BarTender 2016 R2, BarTender 2016 R3 and so on. We will no longer refer to these as Service Releases, as these interim releases can include additional features, not just bug fixes.

About BarTender 2016

BarTender 2016 was first released on November 11, 2015. Please click here for more detailed information about BarTender 2016.

BarTender 2016 Releases

BarTender 2016 R5 was released on September 19, 2017. Included in this release:

  • Bug fixes in response to specific customer issues

BarTender 2016 R4 was released on July 6, 2017. Included in this release:

  • Updated translations for the BarTender help system into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. Newly translated help systems include:
    • Administration Console
    • Integration Builder
    • BarTender VB Script
    • Print Station*
  • Documentation for the Print Scheduler Client API
  • SQL Server Express 2005 will be replaced by SQL Server Express 2012
  • The Print Portal App (for the Enterprise Automation Edition) now supports printing to Zebra LinkOS printers
    • Bluetooth printing to LinkOS printers on iOS
    • Real-time status monitoring of LinkOS printers during the printing process
  • Bug fixes in response to customer feedback
  • Performance enhancements

* The translated Print Station help cannot currently be opened from within Print Station. To access it, open BarTender help for your language, then browse to the Print Station help.

BarTender 2016 R3 was released on August 3, 2016. Included in this release:

  • Database support for Firebird, MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Ability to add metadata to BarTender documents, viewable in both BarTender and Windows Explorer
  • New “duplicate” options allow easy copy/pasting of selected objects
  • New scaling options allow easy bulk modification of selected objects
  • Better print performance when using Rich Text objects — up to 20x faster rendering
  • Support for selecting the encoding for IDoc files
  • User interface language can now be set per user
  • More options added for label and image export, such as quick export and the ability to set default export options
  • New Integration Builder features, including new actions, new cloud storage support for Amazon S3 and Microsoft OneDrive, as well as the ability to add attachments using the Send Email action
  • Medical device compliance tools: HIBC 2D barcode and UDI sample label
  • Bug fixes in response to customer feedback
  • Performance enhancements

BarTender 2016 R2 was released on March 4, 2016. Included in this release:

  • Integration Builder actions can now be executed conditionally
  • Bug fixes in response to customer feedback
  • Performance enhancements

Installation Instructions

After downloading the latest BarTender 2016 release, simply perform a new install. When prompted for a Product Key Code (PKC), provide the one that came with your original copy of BarTender 2016.


The "Web Installer" option lets you choose between a full download and saving time by downloading only the modules you want. The larger "Full Download" downloads the full BarTender Suite, including Librarian, Administration Console, Integration Builder, Printer Maestro, Print Station and the rest of the Companion Applications. They also include the BarTender .NET SDKs and Seagull License Server.

Software to Download Version Date Size
Full Download 64-bit BarTender 2016 R5 2017-09-19 586 MB
Full Download 32-bit BarTender 2016 R5 2017-09-19 581 MB
Web Installer 64-bit BarTender 2016 R5 2017-09-19 25 MB
Web Installer 32-bit BarTender 2016 R5 2017-09-19 24 MB

Which version do I need?

  • If you have a 32-bit operating system (OS): Install the 32-bit version of BarTender.
  • If you have a 64-bit processor but a 32-bit OS: Install the 32-bit version of BarTender.
  • If you have a 64-bit processor and a 64-bit OS: You may install the 64-bit or 32-bit version of BarTender. The 32-bit version is recommended only if you have a custom 32-bit print client application that previously used BarTender's 32-bit Print SDK (seagull.bartender.dll).

For more information, read the white paper.

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