Barcode label printing software allows businesses to keep their label printing in-house. Companies can create basic address labels, product descriptions labels, shipping labels, and barcode labels. The labels can be as basic as a static labels, or can allow the user to add variable fields such as serial numbers, artwork and logos, or even integrate with a database.
ADC Barcode supplies many different software packages based on our clients’ needs, but the one we would recommend the most would be BarTender Label Software by Seagull Scientific. There are many different versions of BarTender, so in order to simplify choosing the correct version for your company we thought we would do a blog post.
A pro about BarTender is that you can easily upgrade your system as your business grows.
BarTender Basic is marketed to smaller companies that are printing basic labels. It provides the users with the most frequently used label and card design features, including all text, graphics, and barcode and serialising capabilities. It also has the simple and intuitive design tools and wizards that BarTender is so well known for.
BarTender Professional is also marketed to smaller companies. Much like the Basic Edition, Professional offers the same interface but it enables RFID encoding and has the capabilities to design a more sophisticated label and card. Creating RFID objects is as easy as inserting text into BarTender Professional. There is an on-screen display of RFID chips and antennas that help the user create designs that reduce the chances of damaging the structure and RFID performance.
It also provides the user with the ability to sync the software with a database or spreadsheet. This minimises print-time data entry as BarTender can pull data from Excel files, text files and a wide variety of databases.
The software comes with pre-designed templates as well as the capability to design your own. The wizards can guide you through the design process and ensures that your labels are compliant with important standards. BarTender Professional also comes with hundreds of symbols, images and fonts but it also allows you to import all your own.
BarTender Automation is an ideal solution for a mid-sized company looking for label design software that can integrate with their own business system. The Integration Builder and Administration Console provide control over creating and managing your systems integrations. BarTender Automation is highly customisable to connect with any enterprise business operation.
While BarTender Automation offers all the easy to use design features of the Professional Edition it also comes with
Intelligent Templates. It has conditional printing which means that you are able to create a wide variety of labels from a single design without the need to maintain a separate document for each label. It can manage more complex printing scenarios by telling templates, layers, and individual objects when to print based on a single data source or database fields.
It has the ability to lock mandatory content so it cannot be changes by other designers and to print content to specific panels of security cards, including monochrome black, UV fluorescing, and overlay panels.
BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition is designed for businesses that require complete connectivity and control of their printing environment. BarTender Automation Edition delivers the most powerful collection of features, including integration with SAP and Oracle, a centralised management of printing, security and administration.
BarTender Integration Builder allows you to seamlessly integrate and connect your own system with BarTender’s printing capabilities. Bartender Enterprise Automation also comes with Intelligent Templates.
If you have any questions about BarTender Label Software, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts here.
ADC Barcode is involved in the supply of barcode scanners, barcode label printers, barcode verifiers and label applicators. We also provide custom software, EPOS systems & hardware, RFID and wireless networking technology amongst other professional services. Get in touch now and obtain more information.