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Using BarTender and Creating Custom Templates

BarTender Basics

First, what is it?

This BarTender is not a mixer of Manhattans and Martinis. It is locally installed, desktop software developed for companies that generate a large number of labels and need customization. We are an authorized BarTender reseller.

How does it work with Lingo?

We integrate Lingo with the BarTender software installed on your desktop. Once that’s done, the process is simple. Each time you pack an ASN, Lingo automatically sends a file to BarTender. Once that happens, you click on “Print Labels” in BarTender.

We also assist with installing templates when you add new trading partners or a retailer changes their GS1-128 label specifications, and we can help with reinstalling templates if you have hardware failures. Finally, our support team will provide troubleshooting services for any problem that is rooted in the exchange of information between Lingo and BarTender.

Who should use BarTender?

If your company has custom label needs and high order volume, BarTender can be a smart choice. Most organizations that use it want a level of customization that goes beyond the requirements of the retailer.

I use BarTender already and want to continue using it with Lingo. How will that happen?

As long as you own a current version of BarTender, it’s easy to get started using it with Lingo. Simply download the retailer-supplied templates from our site, install them on your computer, and you’re ready to go. Please note that BarTender Version 10.1 will sunset on November 1st, 2019. Users will need to upgrade to Version 2016 or the soon-to-be-released 2019 version.

Can I make labels without Bartender?

Definitely — BarTender is one solution but there are others In fact, the majority of our clients use our web-based label printing service. Not only is it economical, it’s simpler because you simply download PDFs to your computer and then print them as labels.  There is nothing to install on a hard drive, so you can generate labels from any computer that is connected to the internet.

We also provide one-stop label printing services. For $15 per job, we produce them at our facility and eliminate the need to print at your location.