Released: 05/27/2009

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Tharo H-427R (RFID enabled)Tharo H-436R (RFID enabled)
Tharo V-424 PlusTharo V-434 Plus
Sato D512Sato D508
Zebra RZ400 (RFID enabled)Zebra RZ600 (RFID enabled)

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Pasting Multiple Fields
When copying and pasting multiple fields, one or more of fields might be pasted in the wrong location. This problem has been corrected.

2. Missing Font Warning
Added a warning message that shows which TrueType fonts are missing from the system and are needed to display or print a label format.

3. Label Bitmap Image Missing Resolution Data
When saving a bitmap image of a label format, the resolution of the image was not saved. The bitmap image dimensions were correct, but the resolution was not. This caused some image editing programs to display weird values for the size of the saved image.

4. Increment/Decrement wrap-around
Fixed a problem that caused some increment or decrement fields to not wrap correctly. For example: a single character field set to alphabetic decrement would decrement correctly from ‘Z’ down to ‘A’ but would get stuck and repeat the ‘A’, never wrapping around back to ‘Z’.

5. Tharo H-series and V-series enhancements
Added support for printer internal cancel command (the print queue “cancel” can now cancel jobs already in the printer). Also added print queue option to recalibrate the label media.

6. cab Printers
Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when printing or downloading label formats to a cab printer.

7. Polish language fixes
Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when creating a barcode and the user interface language is set to Polish.

8. Using a Label Format as Job Separator
When doing a “print-to-file” and the label format references another label format as the job separator, the separator label was not printed correctly. This has been fixed.

9. Barcode Wizard
When entering literal data for a linked source in the barcode wizard, and the literal did not have the correct quotes around it, the wizard displayed a garbage error message. This has been fixed.

10. Tharo H-series and V-series fixes
Fixed problem where the fixed width font printed much larger than what was displayed on the screen. Also fixed problem when printing PDF-417 symbols that contained non-constant data.

11. Eltron (Zebra) crash
Corrected a problem that could cause a crash when converting a label format from a different printer driver.

12. IP printing using “RAW” communication method
Fixed problem where not all TCP/IP socket errors were recognized and reported as errors. The socket error code should appear in the print queue if an error occurs.

13. Barcode name changes
Changed several barcode names to reflect the new global naming standards. UCC-12 (UPC-A) is now GTIN-12. UCC/EAN-128 is now GS1-128.

14. Field Names
Field names cannot use the name of an arithmetic function (such as “LENGTH”, “MIN”, “MAX”, etc.). An error message will be displayed if the field name is incorrect.

15. Rectangular DataMatrix symbols
If a printer supports printing rectangular DataMatrix symbols, then EASYLABEL will use the printer command instead of sending the symbol as a graphic image.

16. Print to any Printer
Added the ability to print a label format to any installed printer. A warning will be issued if the selected printer is not completely compatible with the printer that the format was designed for.

17. Windows Printers and Duplex printing
When using a Windows printer driver, EASYLABEL sometimes incorrectly detected that duplex printing was enabled. This caused problems printed label formats. This has been corrected.

18. Crash When Using Database
Some ODBC and ADO database drivers could cause a crash when printing to multiple printers and referencing the same database file. This has been corrected.

19. USPS Intelligent Mail barcode
Added the USPS Intelligent Mail barcode. This is a new barcode to replace the PostNet mail barcode. The data for this barcode must contain a 2 digit barcode ID, a 3 digit service type ID, and a 6 digit customer code and 9 digit serial code; or a 9 digit customer code followed by a 6 digit serial code. This is followed by a 5, 9, or 11 digit delivery point ZIP code. If the data is entered incorrectly, then no barcode will be printed.

20. DataMatrix Symbol Identifier
In previous versions, the DataMatrix symbol identifier was always set to 1. We now set the symbol ID to 2 if the first character of the data is a Function1. The symbol ID is set to 3 if the second character of the data is a Function1.

21. Barcode symbology list
The barcode symbology list is now sorted to make it easier to find a symbol name.

22. Text Character Formatting
In a text field, character formatting can now be used for single line text fields. Previously this was restricted for used in multi-line paragraph fields. The field as displayed on the screen may be wider that the actual printed output.

23. Windows Printer Port Conflict
If a Windows printer driver is using a port that is needed by an EASYLABEL printer, then a message is displayed indicating that the Windows printer should be moved to another port.

24. Arithmetic Validation Problem
When using an arithmetic formula that references data that is not fixed (when-printed for example), an error may be displayed when printing the format. This error was incorrect and the data is now validated correctly.

25. Zebra Date or Time
When printing a label format containing date or time fields to a Zebra printer, the date or time may not update correctly when printing large batches of labels. This has been corrected.

26. Windows Printer Drivers
Windows printers often allow for selection of the resolution to use when printing (often 300, 600, or some other DPI). If a label format is designed at one resolution, and the resolution is changed in the label format properties, EASYLABEL will now recalculate appropriate bar width multipliers in order to keep barcodes the same size.