Dec 26, 2013 / Written by Woody Myers

seagull-bartenderRated #1, Seagull Scientific has been a trend-setting innovator of label software and barcode software since 1985. Seagull Scientific developed the world’s first Windows software for industrial label printers, including the very first Windows printer drivers. Today, their industry-leading BarTender design and print software for label, barcode, RFID, and card printing is an essential tool for hundreds of thousands of users in more than 150 countries.

Running stand-alone or integrated with just about any other program, BarTender is the perfect solution for almost any on-demand printing or marking application, including: labels, print and apply, direct marking on parts and packaging, encoding smart cards, sign production, and much more. Powerful companion applications even manage system security, network print functions, document publishing, print job logging, and more. With four editions delivering a remarkable range of features, there’s a BarTender to satisfy every need and budget:

BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition is our most powerful edition. Includes all of the design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security and administration.

BarTender Automation Edition has all of BarTender’s most powerful design features. Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull’s Commander utility for cross-platform integration. Does not offer the enhanced server functions, advanced integration.

BarTender Professional Edition has all of BarTender’s most powerful label design features. Data access for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Supports RFID tags and labels. All card printing functions but only encodes magnetic stripes. Includes two of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker and Print Station. No control from within other software.

BarTender Basic Edition with the most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, barcode, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only. Most card printing functions, but only encodes magnetic stripes. Print Station is the only included Companion Application. No access to external data. No password protection of label formats, no VB Script customization, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from Professional, plus no Batch Maker.

Contact a RACO Product Specialist today at 1-800-446-1991 to choose the right software for you specific business needs and budget.