Allen Coding Windows Printer Drivers

LATEST VERSION 5.5.0November 14, 2022

Allen Coding

Download Loftware’s Free Allen Coding 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

November 14, 2022

5.5.0

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Supported printers

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Installation guides

English

Tested on

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

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

Release Notes

5.5.0

  • Updated driver package information and driver user interface look with new branding.

Supported Printers

Allen Coding NG2 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG2+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NG4 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG4+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NG6 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG8 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG6E IM

Allen Coding NG8E IM

Allen Coding NGT2 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT2+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT4 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT4+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT6 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT8 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT6E IM

Allen Coding NGT8E IM

Release Notes

5.5.0

  • Updated driver package information and driver user interface look with new branding.

5.3.9

  • Concatenation on QR barcode is now fully supported.

5.3.8

  • Internal printer clock can be used with QR code.

5.3.7

  • QR code is supported as internal barcode.

5.3.03.7313

  • Degree character is printed correctly with printer internal font.

5.1.16.6511

  • Fixed spooler crash when printing from NiceLabel 2017 to a printer using Advanced TCP/IP port.

5.1.15.6474

  • Port monitor crashed print spooler on the second print when using Advanced TCP/IP. This is fixed now.

5.1.15.6356

  • Min/Max values for hardware counter can now exceed 32000.

5.1.15.6311

  • Printer driver for Allen Coding was updated with NGT models.

5.1.13.6232

  • Fixed issue with DNS IP resolution not working when printer network name is longer then 25 characters.

5.1.11.5971

  • Fixed About dialog issue with garbage after name for printers with name >= 32 chars.

5.1.11.5791

  • Fixed NiceLabel crash when changing the printer on Label Setup>Printer dialog and then disabling "Use advanced printer driver interface".

5.1.10.5692

  • When updating drivers which have already defined their own stocks, barcode fonts or command fonts, PrnInst application failed with message box "List index out of bounds". This is fixed now.

5.1.09.5549

  • Installer ends if user choose "don't install..." option in Windows warning dialog.

5.1.08.5428

  • Number of week (also WW) and Day of week (also N) have two possible internal RTC formats to avoid problems when switching to some other printer than Allen.

5.1.08.5063

  • Fixed issue where editing a stock causes an error message.

5.1.07.5384

  • Three new RTC formats are supported:yyyy.mm.ddyyyy-mm-ddy (last digit of year)

5.1.07.5327

  • RTC mask for minutes is change from "mm" into "min", because "mm" is used from month.New RTC format "mm.yyyy" is supported as printer clock.

5.1.07.5312

  • Four RTC clock formats are available again: dd, yy, yyyy and MMM(Month).

5.1.07.5002

  • Printer driver was updated to support printing bigger graphics.
  • Printer driver was updated to better extract name of print job when printing from Windows applications.

5.1.07.4926

  • Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.

5.1.06.4818

  • New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.

5.1.06.4815

  • Language monitor will now retry sending data to printer 3 times before reporting an error to spooler.

5.1.06.4800

  • PrnInst utility quits driver installation if user doesn't trust the publisher.

5.1.05.4788

  • Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.

5.1.05.4755

  • Minor corrections on Printer Status dialog: Date and Time fields now accept all characters.Error detail is displayed every time when printer is in error state

5.1.04.5100

  • PrnInst didn't not work on folders with long path name. Current version support paths up to 260 (MAX_PATH) characters.

5.1.03.4633

  • Help file was updated with a note that some applications can lock the driver and prevent it from being updated by a new version.

5.1.02.4472

  • On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 users were not able to change language settings. Now they can change language settings if they have administrative rights.

5.1.02.4378

  • Microsoft Access was reporting wrong paper names when custom stocks are defined in driver. Now it works OK.

5.1.02.4371

  • After leaving an edit field the values in it are now correctly checked according to their specified minimum/maximum values and displayed in correct format for the selected measurement unit.

5.1.01.4360

  • Prevent occasional labeling software crash when loading labels created with NiceLabel drivers older than version 4.6.16.

5.1.01 4402

  • Add a line stating the requirements needed for asian fonts to be printed correctly by the driver.

5.1.00.4354

  • Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.

5.1.00.4306

  • Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).

5.0.02.4124

  • Manufacturer name changed from "AC codiergerate" to "Allen Coding".Printer status is shown properly from standard Windows applications.Printhead resistance is configurable in Printer status dialog.Better WYSIWYG for internal fonts OCR-B in Gill Bold.Default quantity for Export to printer is changed from 1 to 0 (unlimited).

5.0.00.4197

  • Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.

5.0.00.3934

  • Support for GS1 Datamatrix and GS1 128 barcodes.

5.0.00.3914

  • Printer status dialog will be updated with::p-Display network card firmware version:p-Display CPLD version:p-First day of the week:poDisplay current first day of the week:poSet new first day of the week:p:pSize of the Printer status dialog will be increased to accommodate additional settings

5.0.00.3907

  • Current driver always send quantity 0, which represents unlimited quantity. In new release printer driver is updated so that user can enter actual quantity and this value is sent to the printer. If user will choose unlimited value, then quantity 0 will be sent to the printer.:p

5.0.00.3897

  • All the drivers are now digitaly signed to allow installation on Windows 8.

4.6.78.3840

  • In some rare cases driver crashed when printing a Code128 barcode. This is corrected now.

4.6.76.3790

  • Fixed occasional Spooler crash when printing Word document with very long filename.

4.6.76.3782

  • Advanced Port monitor can now be added by using Windows Add New Port Type option.

4.6.76.3763

  • Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection

4.6.74.3714

  • Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

4.6.69.3612

  • Driver update didn't preserve settings for all installed printers. This is fixed now.

4.6.66.3658

  • In some case of printing big graphics (color on 64-bit OS for example) the graphic elements could be missing. This is corrected now.

4.6.66.3436

  • Obsolete monitor.inf files were removed from drivers that still had them

4.6.66.3392

  • Removed warning message for special ports, when installing printer driver with Printer Installation Wizard.If connected to standard Windows TCP/IP port then show warning message.

4.6.65.3360

  • Printer error detailes were missing while printing. The status reporting issue was limited to NicePrintQueue, Enterprise Print Manager(EPM) and NiceLabel.:p

4.6.64.3290

  • Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.

4.6.63.3224

  • Rotation option on userinterface and QR and MicroQR barcode font rotation now work correctly

4.6.62.3190

  • Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.

4.6.62.3156

  • Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly

4.6.59.3002

  • Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.

4.6.59.2995

  • Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.

4.6.51.2800

  • Czech, Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages are now supported also in all NiceDrivers.

4.6.50.2773

  • When printing from standard Windows application (like Microsoft Word) and using page rotation (Landscape and/or rotate 180), positions of graphic were shifted relative to internal elements.Shift size depends on page dimensions, shift direction depends on rotation.

4.6.49.2747

  • PrnInst utility was updated so that long INF file structure is supported.

4.6.49.2611

  • When trying to preinstall drivers on Windows 7, user got an "Environment incorrect" error message. This is corrected now.

4.6.45.2517

  • Delimiter char doesn't work in concatenation function.

4.6.45.2509

  • Concatenate functionality is now supported on datamatrix barcodes.

4.6.44.2502 Beta

  • Internal printer elements (counters, clock etc) are now supported for usage on barcodes.

4.6.44.2494

  • Command for Printer ID request is changed from ESC+R29 to ESC+ZRP.

4.6.43.2445

  • User is now able to change administrator settings without reopening driver properties dialog as an elevated user. A click on the shielded button and entering the credentials is all that is needed.

4.6.43.2416

  • Printer goes to error state when max. page size is used and print from standard Windows applications.

4.6.41.2364

  • Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics

4.6.41.2361

  • Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.

4.6.37.2258

  • Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system

4.6.32 Beta

  • New AC Codiiegeraete driver distribution.

4.6.24

  • AC Codirgeraete driver distribution added.

4.6.22

  • Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

4.6.15

  • An error occured while sending format to printer.

4.6.01

  • Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts

4.6.00

  • Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.

4.5.42

  • Driver print speed optimization

4.5.39

  • PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.

4.5.37

  • PrnInst can now be moved to any position (second monitor) and it will stay there. It will not jump back to its original position.

4.5.34

  • Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.

4.5.12

  • User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
  • Fixed labeling software crash when turning off "Use Advanced printer driver interface".

4.5.11

  • Printer Install Wizard uninstallation of driver doesn`t remove all of the files from the SYSTEM32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\ folder.

4.5.09

  • Electonic Article Survailance was always disabled on Rfid printers
  • Fixed printing of Datamatrix and QR barcode font with more then 255 character data
  • Added automatic termination character for Maxicode barcode font data

4.5.07

  • Allen printers supported.
  • Added support for custom printer name after silently installing a printer driver from command line (/INSTPRN; /INSTMULTPRN)

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Select version & enter your information to download Allen Coding printer driver

Version

November 14, 2022

5.5.0

Installation guides

English

Tested on

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

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

Supported Printers

Allen Coding NG2 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG2+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NG4 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG4+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NG6 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG8 IM/CM

Allen Coding NG6E IM

Allen Coding NG8E IM

Allen Coding NGT2 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT2+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT4 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT4+ IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT6 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT8 IM/CM

Allen Coding NGT6E IM

Allen Coding NGT8E IM