ALE Windows Printer Drivers

LATEST VERSION 10.5.0September 1, 2023

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Download Loftware’s Free ALE Printer Driver to print from any Windows application. Optimize printer performance by using Loftware NiceLabel or Spectrum to design your bar code and RFID labels and tags and your coding and marking messages easily, ready to print.

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Version

September 1, 2023

10.5.0

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Supported printers

See all supported printers

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

Supported Printers

ALE 18mm

ALE 34mm

ALE 54mm

ALE 54mm 150dpi

ALE 54mm 300dpi

ALE 72mm

ALE 100mm

ALE 144mm

ALE 72mm 360dpi

ALE 54mm-Twin

ALE 72mm-Twin

ALE 144mm-Twin

ALE 72mm-Triple

ALE 144mm-Triple

ALE 72mm-Quad

ALE 144mm-Quad

Release Notes

10.5.0

  • Added support for requesting multiple status queries at the same time.
  • Printer options resolution, darkness and speed are now correctly merged when changing printer models.
  • Stabilized communication interface between the driver and the Label Design application.
  • Removed limitation of loaded driver packages on Server 2008 and Server 2016 system.

10.4.0

  • ALE printers support concatenation of internal counters and RTC as internal printer elements.

10.2.3

  • Status checking on ALE printers is enabled now by default. GUI option is added on Driver Settings > Settings dialog.

10.2.2

  • Fixed crash of driver when document name longer than 260 characters

10.0.0

  • Fixed problems in case user set different HDPI and VDPI in landscape orientation.
  • Menu for using settings from printer or driver is redesigned and improved.
  • Added capability to set all printer supported parameters to be controlled by the printer.
  • Added support for web based printer management.
  • Change the print preview so when the label is too long the end of the label is visible.

8.5.0

  • Communication with the printer is working now also when port monitor logging is enabled on non English Windows OS.

8.3.1

  • Improved performance Driver initialisation time was decreased for up to 30%.Smaller file footprint Driver file size was reduced for up to 60%.Improved installation utility PrnInst better supports multi user environments. Driver upgrade procedure was improved for installations with large number of printers.

8.3.0

  • ALE printers can print up to 3200mm long labels.

8.2.00

  • Driver stability was improved and memory usage was optimized.

8.0.50

  • User can now use Reload to upload entire list of virtual fonts to printer again, instead uploading each virtual font individually.
  • Procedure for updating printers is improved in Prninst application that all settings for all users are correctly preserved.
  • Prninst application automatically detects printer(s) connected to local network.

8.0.22

  • Fixed print spooler crash using latest driver's language monitor.

8.0.21

  • Not all labels are printed in case of printer's buffer is full. This is fixed now.
  • Driver Maintenance, Settings and Support actions are working also with printer name longer than 32 characters.

8.0.20

  • Initial Version 8 release: Redesigned and updated User Interface. Added and improved Print Preview to be shown on more panels. Added new Tool options for easier Maintenance, Setup and Support. Added options for sending files or commands to the printer. Added possibility to toggle Status Checking during printing. Fixed in-corrections when displaying driver on High-DPI monitors.
  • During printer driver installation and uninstallation the Unicode printer names are fully supported.
  • Improved displaying of Network discovered printers while sorting and graying already installed printers during printer driver installation.
  • Minimized the frequency of displaying the splwow64 thunking spooler (SplWow64) message during printer installation.
  • Upgraded uninstall of Ports and Port Monitors when printer removing the printer driver.
  • During printer driver installation additional fields Location and Comment can be set.

7.8.30

  • Solved issue with driver crash or settings not saved after updating more than than one printer using the same driver model.
  • Improved Advanced TCP/IP port stability and information when logging is enabled.
  • Button "Open printing preferences" is added to the last installation page. By clicking on this button installer opens printing preferences of recently installed printer.

7.8.01

  • RTC formats are changed so NL2017 displays them correctly.

7.3.60

  • Installation of 32bit driver for sharing printer on 64bit OS has failed. This is corrected now.

7.0.03

  • Unit "system default" is no longer available as one of the possible measurement units on driver's GUI. Therefore all labels stored with "system default" unit will be opened with measurement unit set to cm.
  • Port monitor on second print has crashed print spooler when using Advanced TCP/IP. This is fixed now..

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Version

September 1, 2023

10.5.0

Installation guides

English

Tested on

Windows 8.1 | 10 | 11 | 8.1 | 10 | 11

Windows Server 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022 | 2012 R2 | 2016 | 2019 | 2022

Supported Printers

ALE 18mm

ALE 34mm

ALE 54mm

ALE 54mm 150dpi

ALE 54mm 300dpi

ALE 72mm

ALE 100mm

ALE 144mm

ALE 72mm 360dpi

ALE 54mm-Twin

ALE 72mm-Twin

ALE 144mm-Twin

ALE 72mm-Triple

ALE 144mm-Triple

ALE 72mm-Quad

ALE 144mm-Quad