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Bartender: Professional Edition


Turn Your Data into Dynamic Labels, RFID Tags and Cards.

Ideal for departments and small businesses, BarTender Professional Edition offers the same easy interface as the Free Edition, includes RFID encoding, and enables you to leverage content from databases, spreadsheets and other files for sophisticated label and card designs.


Easy, Flexible, 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

Print the Latest, Most Accurate Data From Files and Databases

Minimize manual data entry by using data from spreadsheets, text files, and databases. No database? No problem. Build your own with the BarTender Data Builder.

Customizable Data-Entry Forms

BarTender’s configurable data-entry forms make complex manual printing processes a breeze. Select and query database records effortlessly, while performing manual data entry efficiently.

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 Professional Edition Fits Your Department or Small Business

The BarTender Professional Edition moves beyond static data and barcode label printing to let you take advantage of external data and create RFID tags and cards.

Powerful Design Tools

Select among 50+ drawing shapes, and resize, reshape and color them in just about any way imaginable, or import your own.

Write Back To Databases

Easily enable BarTender to write back to most SQL-based databases. Track serial numbers generated by BarTender or keep track of which of your database records have already been printed.

RFID & Smart Card Encoding

Encode RFID inlays, smart cards or even magnetic stripes as easily as creating a barcode.

Print to PDF

Print to PDF effortlessly with BarTender’s native PDF support.

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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