Industrial Labeling Systems Windows Printer Drivers

LATEST VERSION 5.5.0November 15, 2022

Industrial Labeling Systems

Download Loftware’s Free Industrial Labeling Systems 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 15, 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

ILS ULTIMATE 1020

ILS ULTIMATE 1030

ILS ULTIMATE 2030

ILS ULTIMATE 8020

ILS ULT-PA9000

ILS ULTIMATE 3320

ILS ULTIMATE 3330

ILS ULTIMATE 3430

ILS ULTIMATE 3460

ILS ULTIMATE 3630

ILS ULTIMATE 3830

ILS J2

ILS J3

ILS ULTIMATE 3420XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3430XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3460XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3630XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3830XT

ILS ULTIMATE S4200

ILS ULTIMATE S4300

ILS ULTIMATE S4600

Release Notes

5.5.0

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

5.2.00.6689

  • Updated version of printer installation utility included. Installation to USB port is now more user friendly.

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.

5.1.00.4326

  • Fixed issue where Cancel before print could not be set back to "No".

5.1.00.4306

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

5.0.02.4116

  • Fixed issue with labels after the first one having incorrect date/time data when using internal date/time.

5.0.02.4105

  • Datamatrix barcode is no longer printed too small on 300 dpi models

5.0.00.4197

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

5.0.00.3976

  • Added vertical graphic optimization to allow ribbon saver to work on color printers.

5.0.00.3897

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

5.0.00

  • Update solves problems when printing color images with transparent color from Windows applications (for instance PNG image with transparent color). We tested several Word applications, but the problem was observed only with Word 2007 (with all updates installed). The symptom is that images were converted in one color and that colors were not converted correctly (usually all colors were converted to one color - black).

4.6.78.3865

  • ASCII characters under 32 needs special handling on CAB printers. Before this change printer goes into error state in case of using such characters for data (CR/LF is the most common). This is fixed now.

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.

4.6.76.3764

  • Empty graphics are no longer sent when "Force graphic optimization" switch is turned on.

4.6.76.3763

  • Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection

4.6.76.3760

  • Horizontal print offset for color printers is now available for both print heads

4.6.76

  • Cancel before print commands are no longer sent if bi-direcitonal printing is disabled

4.6.75.3745

  • Printer driver can cancel jobs that are currently printing before starting with new print job.

4.6.74.3733

  • Added support for QR bar code

4.6.74.3714

  • Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

4.6.73.3699

  • CAB printer supports now unlimited print quantity. Before this update 9999 was maximum quantity.

4.6.69.3612

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

4.6.67.3524

  • Barcode verification options were added to printer driver.

4.6.67.3516

  • New image optimization option added to printer driver.

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.

4.6.64.3257

  • Gap value maximum increased to maximum printer supported value (1 meter)

4.6.63.3224

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

4.6.62.3204

  • Cut offset 1 does not get disabled when "cut every" is selected

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

4.6.62.3142

  • When doing "Export to printer", user must enter variable values and print quantity at once!! But the label format should be just stored to the printer, and then when recalling the label the variable value and print quantity needs to be entered.
  • When doing Export to Printer now user have to variants: Export to Printer and Export to File. Exporting to file needs the printer connected to port FILE and in this case the label file is different and could be used then on printer's memory slot CF or USB for recall format.

4.6.61.3091

  • Cutting and perforation should now work correctly when using variable data in labels.

4.6.59.3036

  • Printers with CAB programming language support now also internal counters on barcode elements.

4.6.59.3029

  • New RTC formats for CAB printers:DD.MM.YYYY, DD.MM.YY, MM.DD.YYYY, MM.DD.YY

4.6.59.3002

  • Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.

4.6.59.3001

  • Descender bars are always present on EAN and UPC barcodes.

4.6.59.2995

  • Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.

4.6.57.2946

  • Graphic positioning to allow centering with stream optimization providing safe graphic printing is turned on

4.6.52.2819

  • When user export label format to printer, it is prompt now every time for quantity number. Before this change the format has been printed unlimited (9999) if you select the label format from memory card.

4.6.51.2800

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

4.6.50.2784

  • Graphic positioning when using database for graphical data is now correct providing user turns on "safe graphics printing"

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.

4.6.44.2498

  • Batch cut with variable data and/or true type counters now works correctly

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.

4.6.41.2364

  • 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

4.6.22

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

4.6.15

  • Added options to turn off print optimization on printers using CAB printer language

4.6.13

  • Added new date/time options when using printer clock on CAB printers.

4.6.11

  • Corrected printing of SSCC-18 barcode with variable data

4.6.09

  • French translation have been updated for CAB driver language and also for some general driver dialogs.

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

4.5.40

  • PnP Id's were added for following models: ILS ULTIMATE 3420XT, ILS ULTIMATE 3430XT, ILS ULTIMATE 3460XT, ILS ULTIMATE 3630XT, ILS ULTIMATE 3830XT, ILS ULTIMATE S4200, ILS ULTIMATE S4300 and ILS ULTIMATE S4600.
  • Database fed empty elements from Labeling software are now printed correctly
  • Offsets on CAB printers for perforation before/after label and cutting before label now allow negative values (-9.9mm - 9.9mm)

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.

4.5.14

  • Fixed issue with forced optimization in non labeling software.
  • Fixed issue with barcode fonts causing protocol error
  • Added explanation for "Forced optimized printing" option

4.5.13

  • Internal elements now get filtered out when not using labeling software and forcing optimization
  • Fixed issue with printing from word using forced optimization

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

  • Fixed command sequence for export to printer
  • 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

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

4.5.06

  • Printer Installation Wizard will be able to automaticly remove all jobs when updating printer

4.5.05

  • Printer Install Wizard can start an application specified in the command line, after it closes.

4.5.04

  • Fixed Advanced TCP/IP port to handle leading 0 in IP.

4.5.03

  • When you disable the option "Use advanced printer driver interface" (in File -> Label Setup -> Printing tab) labeling software will crash with the error "GDI Failure, OK to continue?"
  • Status monitor is able to detect port conflicts, when two printer drivers are using the same port for bidirectional communication with the printer.Also when user will delete or install a new printer to the system, Status Monitor will detect the change by itself.

4.5.02

  • PrnInst didn't set printer attributes correctly. This is fixed now.

4.5.01

  • Turkish language added
  • Moved perforation commands in stream to avoid protocol errors

4.5.00

  • Added possibility of optimized printing of graphics from all windows software
  • Fixed printer error when printing different pages from windows software
  • - write MMF to alternative location (research) - update MemMaster to store files to this location - update driver to read from new location (make sure that the update will be backward compatible)

4.4.73

  • Uninstall of driver package failed when running a 64bti system.

4.4.71

  • Driver now sends driver settings only at the start of the print

4.4.69

  • Labelling software can now recall variables with more than 31 characters of data.
  • When you click on the Help button in About dialog help is opened, but it is not linked to any page.
  • Help on About dialog opens help page with contents 'This program cannot display the webpage'.
  • Checkbox "Enable bidirectional support" (Printer properties -> Ports) can now be unchecked automatically during driver installation, corresponding to the flag "Bidirectional" in .inf file.Bidirectional=0 => checkbox is unchecked.Bidirectional=1 => checkbox is checked.If this information is ommited, Bidirectional=1 is assumed.

4.4.68

  • Optimized driver printing

4.4.67

  • Fixed IMG compression for wide graphics

4.4.64

  • Removed Help button as no help is available.
  • New Japanese translation for Printer Install Wizard

4.4.63

  • When user starts Printer Install Wizard the application is shown but without focus
  • Changed default number for cutting to 1 label instead of 0.

4.4.62

  • Added new cutter commands to support new PCU4 cutter unit.
  • Added new options to some printers: ingnore label position, ignore paper end, top side same as bottom, single buffer mode, top to bottom offset
  • Command "c" (immediate cut) is not recomended and therefore it is disabled.

4.4.60

  • Changed file info for Printer Install Wizard
  • Default value for Always use default settings is not correct when instaling it the driver with a configuration file attached.

4.4.52

  • DLL files for user interface translation did not include version info data.
  • Labels transfered from different systems now retain their driver settings.

4.4.51

  • Increased lenght for filename and path in import and export of settings.
  • POSTNET barcodes have a fixed height and width, but the interface allows the user to change these dimensions.

4.4.50

  • Import and export didn't work if filename and path exceeded the length of 80 characters while windows support 256 character lengths
  • Click on "Stocks" panel caused error if stock list was empty. This is fixed now.

4.4.30

  • - support for preinstall on all supported platforms

4.4.01

  • EndDocument escape was sent even when there was no StartDocument.
  • If driver gets no separator character description for decimal number from the OS, driver puts a "+" or "," string as default character. The result was seen for page size (example)Now the dot character "." is set for default separator in this case.

4.4.00

  • Invalid stocks are now marked. User can open the Stock properties dialog and press OK to fix the problem (which is usually stock dimension). Stock size will be automatically adjusted.
  • UI for commands fonts works now properly also in Japanese language.
  • In some rare cases streams sent to the printer had an extra "0" added in it.

4.3.72

  • Sometimes a print stream is not send to the printer, and it stays stuck in the spooler

4.3.63

  • Port monitor crashed when setting up port details (IP and port number)

4.3.60

  • Barcode fonts vanished instead of being imported.

4.3.59

  • Microsoft Vista operating system is not mentioned in the text file that is distributed with the driver.
  • Stocks were not imported if user didn't view the stocks dialog beforehand

4.3.56

  • Barcode ratio values are not shown in Barcode Fonts dialog. This only happens when you are editing existing barcode font.

4.3.55

  • Spooler crashed during the installation, if there were any printers allready installed on the system.

4.3.54

  • While installing a printer driver on certain systems the spooler crashed.
  • "delete" button was enabled even if the barcode/command fonts list was empty. This is fixed now.
  • Export of barcode fonts didn't work properly unless user clicked on barcode fonts tab before exporting them. This is fixed now.
  • Increased timeouts for better printer status response times
  • Slow printing occurred when a Not Accessible printer was found on a network. Printer status was also not received immediately.

4.3.53

  • Status for printers (that use bidirectionaal communication) was not correct when the printer was not physicaly connected to the computer. Status was changing between Not Accessible and Ready

4.3.51

  • Driver can now override the default document settings of some applications with driver default settings (set up in printer spooler)

4.3.07

  • After viewing the Help file CHM file was locked and because of that reboot was needed to complete the installation. New version of driver will not lock the CHM any more and because of that reboot is not needed.

4.3.06

  • Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
  • Printing did not work on nonbidirectional printers. Printer Error was displayed the whole time

4.3.05

  • Printing did not work when bidirectional was enabled

4.3.04

  • New Port monitor is added to the distribution
  • On Windows Vista there is warning displayed if user doesn't have appropriate permissions to create (or write to) certain driver files.
  • Old HLP help file format was exchanged for new CHM file format.
  • When user changed printer's port, the printing was no longer possible until reboot.
  • Port monitor now uses correct (64 bit) interface file on 64bit systems.
  • Installation did not go through when upgrading from old printer driver, if the user had the driver connected to the Advanced Port Monitor (LAN)
  • Bug fixed, where some changes on stocks updated default umprintable area values.

4.3.03

  • Spooler crashed, if user had multiple bidirectional printers using the same port, while using a status monitoring application

4.3.02

  • Stocks were not imported properly or were not shown immediately after import.

4.3.01

  • Korean language added.
  • Driver does not show all stocks in 'Stocks' combo box on 'Options' dialog. Missing stocks have heights that are near the maximum printer's limit.

4.3.00

  • Changed window handling so that port monitor setup windows can appear on Vista

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Version

November 15, 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

ILS ULTIMATE 1020

ILS ULTIMATE 1030

ILS ULTIMATE 2030

ILS ULTIMATE 8020

ILS ULT-PA9000

ILS ULTIMATE 3320

ILS ULTIMATE 3330

ILS ULTIMATE 3430

ILS ULTIMATE 3460

ILS ULTIMATE 3630

ILS ULTIMATE 3830

ILS J2

ILS J3

ILS ULTIMATE 3420XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3430XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3460XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3630XT

ILS ULTIMATE 3830XT

ILS ULTIMATE S4200

ILS ULTIMATE S4300

ILS ULTIMATE S4600