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Seagull Scientific Bartender 2016 - v11.0

With Bartender 11.0, Seagull have made the best printing and marking software even better by introducing a long list of features and improvements to support more complex designs and solve some of your toughest real-world problems. Download the free, fully functional Trial Edition of Bartender 11.0 right now, or keep reading to find out how Seagull have improved the most trusted software for designing and printing barcodes, labels, cards, RFID tags and more.

RFID Available Windows 7 Compatible  

For full details of all the other new features in v11.0, see the PDF's below, or better, download the Trial version HERE, and test it out.

PDF - What's new in Bartender v11.0

PDF - What was new in Bartender v10.1

PDF - What was new in Bartender v10.0

PDF - What was new in Bartender v9.4

PDF - What was new in Bartender v9.3

Bartender Remote Support - TeamViewer

Team ViewerWhen the Remote Support of your Bartender system has been agreed, please select the Team Viewer icon to the left. This will download a small file, and once the supplied code has been entered, we will be able to access your PC. Please ensure that:

  • All other applications on your desk-top are closed
  • Your IT Team are aware of what we are doing

We will take control of your desktop mouse, and you will be able to see exactly what we are doing at all times, and if necessary, you will be able to take back control, simply by moving the mouse, or closing the TeamViewer session.

Seagull Scientific Web Site

Seagull Scientific, the developers of Bartender, have a wealth of information about Bartender. We have highlighted some of the more important pages below:

Bartender Editions & Features Summary

Windows PC / Server Requirements (NO Apple/Mac OS is Supported)

How To Upgrade Your Copy of Bartender

Frequently Asked Questions

Bartender User Forum

Bartender White Papers

Bartender Support Videos

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Evaluating Bartender Label Software

The latest version of Bartender can be downloaded from either of the links below, installed and used for 30 days. After that period, it will randomly change 1 character in each and every field on the label, BUT can still be used for evaluation.
If you download the TRIAL version, and then select HELP / Edition Selection, you can now make the Trial version behave as the selected edition.
Once you are satisfied that Bartender meets all your requirements, contact DataCol or your preferred Reseller or IT Support company, and you will be supplied with a "product key", that will remove the trial restrictions, and configure the installed copy to the required Edition.
Note: A Hardware Dongle or Key, is no longer used to License ANY version of Bartender.


To download the software or drivers either select the Icon below. DataCol ALWAYS carries the DVD's for the latest Versions of Basic, Professional and Automation (3 Printers). Product Keys for all other versions can generally be provided within 24 hours, and then the media box within 5-7 days.

If you have purchased BT v11.0, then it is a free upgrade to any of the update Releases produced by Seagull.

Bartender Download Page - v11.0 R3
Bartender Only
Seagull Windows Drivers for ALL
Datamax-O'Neil by Honeywell
Printers v7.4.2 - 23.6 MB
Supported Models
Seagull Windows Drivers for ALL
Zebra Printers v7.4.2 - 26.0 MB
Supported Models

Always use the latest manufacturers driver for Laser and Inkjet printers. For the best performance from other Thermal printers, not listed above, Seagull recommend that their drivers are used. These can be downloaded from:

Seagull Thermal Printer Drivers for other Printer Manufacturers

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Bartender Edition Summary

Bartender is now available in four editions that address a wide range of features and user requirements. The graphic below, shows how the older editions have been combined.

Unlicensed - This version can be installed on any numbers of PC's, and also allows printing to an un-limited number of printers. There is no support from Seagull.

Per PC Licensing Model - These versions can only be installed on a single PC, but allow printing to an un-limited number of printers.

Per Printer Licensing Model - These versions are licensed by the number of Printers that the software can print to, and allow an unlimited number copies of Bartender software to be installed on a single Network. All users PC's MUST be on the same network, and a single copy of a second program, the "Seagull License Server" (SLS) must be installed somewhere on the Network, visable by all BT clients, to control the use of printers.

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Bartender UltraLite for Datamax

Bartender UltraLite has similar features to BASIC, BUT this version is locked so that it will ONLY work with Datamax-O'Neil printers. BT Ultra-Lite is given away free with all Datamax-O'Neil printers sold by DataCol and our resellers. This has to be the most cost effective way to get the #1 label design package for your Datamax printer. Of course, any label formats designed with Ultra-Lite can be opened and used in ANY full version of Bartender. 

1. Datamax currently only supply BT UltraLite v10.1. Seagull have NOT certified this version for use on Windows 8.1 or 10.
2. All BT support is through your printer supplier ONLY, and on their support terms. As this version is free, Seagull do not provide any support.
3. BT Ultra-Lite cannot be used as an upgrade to a full version.
4. BT Ultra-Lite is available on the CD with the printer, or can be downloaded from here - BT-UL.

Includes - All the features of BASIC 10.1, EXCEPT the Print Station.
Omits – It lacks the same features as BASIC, and in addition, will only print to Datamax-O'Neil printers. As it is v10.1, many features are different to the current Bartender 2016 (v11.0) version.

Bartender Basic

Includes - Only the most frequently used label design features are available. These include all text, graphics, bar code, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only.
Omits – No access to external data. No password protection, no VB Script customization, no string concatenation, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from the Professional Edition. No Printer Maestro.

Bartender Professional

Includes – All of Bartender's most powerful label design features. Most of the advanced data access capabilities, including OLE DB and ODBC. Includes Printer Maestro, but it only manages network printers visible to the local PC. Fully network compatible.
Omits – No control from within other software. (No ActiveX, Commander or command lines.) No SAP, Oracle, or XML support. No job logging or e-mailed error alerts. Cannot export printer code templates. No History Explorer, no Reprint, and no inventory control of printer supplies.

Bartender Automation

Includes – All the label design features of Professional, plus numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull’s Commander utility for cross-platform integration. Powerful data sourcing, including ODBC, OLE-DB, SAP, Oracle and more. Job Logging, History Explorer and Reprint Console are included, but logging is only supported to a local database. Includes Printer Maestro, but it only manages network printers visible to the local PC. Also has all available RFID design and encoding capabilities.
Omits – Does not offer the enhanced server functions, advanced integration, and web printing capabilities of Enterprise Automation (see below). No inventory control of printer supplies.

Bartender Enterprise Automation

Includes – Includes all of the label design, printing, and software integration features of the Enterprise and RFID Enterprise editions, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing and administration. Includes Bartender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains our most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers, XML transforms, and XML scripting. Printer Maestro manages entire printer network. Job logging, History Explorer, and Reprint support local or central database. Track printer parts inventory and in-printer media usage.

Need More Information?

Seagull have a collection of "White Papers" on a range of Bartender related topics, and these can be found HERE, or contact us to discuss your requirements.

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