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Bartender: Automation Edition

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Create Powerful Applications with Your Existing Business Systems

Bartender: Automation Edition lets you combine forms, actions and system integrations to build a powerful automated printing solution. Bartender is ideal for businesses that rely on speed and accuracy, the BarTender: Automation Edition gives you the tools to build flexible label and document printing applications that integrate with your current business systems.


Reliable Automated Printing

Add intelligence to your printing system by executing automated actions based on data-entry events.

Sophisticated Integrations and Processes

Seamlessly connect BarTender’s automated label printing processes to your existing business systems.

Powerful Design with Intelligent Templates

BarTender’s Intelligent Templates improve design quality, reduce label maintenance, maximize printing performance and help you stay in compliance with changing standards.

Legendary Support Around the World

Our global offices and deep online resources combine to provide support for all BarTender editions 24 hours a day.

See How the Automation Edition Fits Your Business

The BarTender Automation Edition adds highly configurable automated processes and printing on top of our industry-leading Intelligent Templates.

Process Builder

Without writing any code, build your own BarTender label printing application by linking processes and actions to one another to create Intelligent FormsTM.

Reprint Console

Easily recall print history and reprint an identical copy of a damaged or missing label.

The Full Potential of Intelligent Templates™

Leverage the automated potential of BarTender to maximize the power of your Intelligent Templates™.

System Requirements and Compatibility

Operating System

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 with the latest Windows updates installed.
  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 with the latest Windows Server updates installed.
  • Includes all 32-bit and 64-bit (x64) editions.
  • An active internet connection may be required if Windows updates are required.

Hard Disk and Memory (Minimum)

Below are the minimum system requirements to install and run the BarTender designer or the entire BarTender Suite. Please ensure your desired installation system meets or exceeds the specifications below. Recommended system specifications will vary based on the specific details of each project.

  • Complete BarTender Suite utilization (32-bit)
  • Memory:  4 GB RAM
  • Hard drive:  20 GB (to allow sufficient space for logs)
  • Complete BarTender Suite utilization (64-bit)
  • Memory:  8 GB RAM
  • Hard drive:  20 GB (to allow sufficient space for logs)
  • Designer-only usage (32-bit)
  • Memory:  1 GB RAM
  • Hard drive:  20 GB (to allow sufficient space for logs)
  • Designer-only usage (64-bit)
  • Memory:  2 GB RAM
  • Hard drive:  20 GB (to allow sufficient space for logs)
  • 1024 x 768 (Minimum)
  • 1920 x 1080 or better (Recommended)
  • The .NET Framework 3.5 AND 4.5.2 or newer is required.

The BarTender installer will automatically install all required .NET Framework components.  An active internet connection may be required to update .NET framework.


BarTender System Database, Librarian, History Explorer, and Reprint Console require Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or higher (Express or Full edition).

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP3 Express is included with the BarTender Suite.

Language Support

International editions can switch the user interface on demand between 21 languages: Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.

Barcode Support

BarTender includes over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components based on 105 barcode symbologies and more than a dozen barcode standards. It also includes a large number of sample compliance label designs.

Data Format Standards

Encode text using almost any data format, including Unicode, ASCII, Western, Japanese, Chinese, or any other character encoding, plus custom formats. Predefined barcode components also support the following standards:

  • GTIN-8 (for EAN-8, JAN-8, and UPC-E components)
  • GTIN-12 (for UPC-A components)
  • GTIN-13 (for EAN-13 and JAN-13 components)
  • GTIN-14 (formerly EAN-14 and SCC-14; for GS1 components that use the (01) application identifier, for GS1 DataBar components, and for ITF-14 components)
  • SCC-18 (for GS1 barcode components that use the (00) application identifier)

Symbologies vs. Standards

Many barcode symbologies are used in more than one barcode or label standard. The standards above (which are included with BarTender) are listed by some other software companies as separate symbologies. This is misleading because these are standards and not symbologies.

RFID Tag Types and Data Formats

EPC Gen2, EPC Class 1, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, and Picotag tag types. All EPC data formats are supported, including DoD, Wal-Mart, SGTIN, SSCC, GIAI, GID, GRAI, and SGLN, among others. (Note: RFID is not supported in the Free Edition.)

Product Specifications

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 2 × 9 in
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