Upgrading from "UltraLite" Editions of BarTender
The UltraLite Edition of BarTender is not available directly through Seagull. It
is shipped only by printer manufacturers and some resellers as an "extra" in the
box with a printer.
Who Uses BarTender UltraLite?
UltraLite is mostly intended to help new users get started as quickly as possible
printing labels, tags and cards. It
contains most of BarTender's essential design features and is great for many
stand-alone print jobs and for testing printers. However, it lacks some important
power features and it can only be used "stand alone." That is, it cannot read external
data and cannot be controlled from within other software. For some basic design
and printing applications, UltraLite may be all you ever need. However, it will
not meet the requirements of some industrial applications.
Trying Out BarTender's "Trial Features"
When you install the BarTender UltraLite edition, you are given the choice of whether
or not to enable "Trial Features." You do this simply by selecting a more powerful
edition of BarTender to "simulate." By simulating a higher edition, you can evaluate the advanced features available in the more powerful
edition for up to 30 days. Even if you initially choose not to
simulate a more powerful edition, you can still change your mind and enable full
access to Trial Features within the first 30 days of installing the software. To
- In the BarTender main menu, click Help, Edition Requirements.
- The Edition Selection dialog will open. To review the advanced features available
in each edition, click the List All Edition-Specific Features... button.
- Select the edition you would like to simulate for the remainder of your 30-day trial.
- Press OK.
You will now have access to almost all of the features found in more advanced editions
of BarTender. (When you see options for these features in the dialogs within the
UltraLite software, they will have the word "Trial" next to them.)
Even after the first 30 days of installing the UltraLite edition, you can still
try out the Trial Features. However, after those first 30 days, any use of Trial
Features causes BarTender to print in "demo mode," which randomly changes one character
in each printed barcode or text field.
Trying Out the Very Latest BarTender for Free!
Your BarTender UltraLite software may have sat with your printer in a warehouse for
some time. Or, you may have installed it a long time ago. Either way, it is very
easy to make sure that you evaluate the most up-to-date version of BarTender. Simply
the latest Trial Edition right now and install it.
(This will not interfere with your already-installed UltraLite edition.)
Which BarTender Edition is Right for You?
For a feature by feature comparison of the different BarTender editions, please
and Features Summary Page.
In viewing the above comparison chart, please note that UltraLite is very similar
to the Basic edition. The main difference is simply that each UltraLite edition
only supports one brand of printer, while the other BarTender editions support any
printer for which there is a Windows printer driver.
For additional information about BarTender, please visit:
Main BarTender web page
How to Order BarTender
If you do not already have a preferred reseller, please
contact Seagull. We will provide you with contact information for an authorized
reseller in your geographic area.