Tharo Windows Printer Drivers

LATEST VERSION 5.5.0November 15, 2022

Tharo

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Version

November 15, 2022

5.5.0

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Supported printers

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Installation guides

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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

Tharo Freedom

Tharo Wizard

Tharo Hercules

Tharo Apollo 1

Tharo Apollo 2

Tharo Apollo 3

Tharo A8

Tharo H-426

Tharo H-427

Tharo H-434

Tharo H-436

Tharo H-626

Tharo H-634

Tharo V-426

Tharo V-433

Tharo V-424 Plus

Tharo V-434 Plus

Tharo H-427+

Tharo H-435+

Release Notes

5.5.0

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

5.1.16

  • Tharo H-427+ and H-435+ printer models are added into NiceLabel driver.
  • Fixed spooler crash when printing from NiceLabel 2017 to a printer using Advanced TCP/IP port.

5.1.15

  • Port monitor crashed print spooler on the second print when using Advanced TCP/IP. This is fixed now.
  • Additional offset value between first and second printhead is send as 0 if there is no offset. In this case previous settings are overwritten.

5.1.14

  • Unique graphic name (when storing label layout to printer) does not include space character anymore.

5.1.13

  • Fixed issue with DNS IP resolution not working when printer network name is longer then 25 characters.
  • Enabled "Legacy label size" option to allow sending page and offset sizes in mm exactly as entered without any conversions.
  • DD.MM.YY and DD.MM.YYYY (without space before year) are new printer RTC formats on DPL printers.
  • Fixed issue with exported labels not loading graphics correctly.

5.1.11

  • Fixed About dialog issue with garbage after name for printers with name >= 32 chars.
  • Fixed NiceLabel crash when changing the printer on Label Setup>Printer dialog and then disabling "Use advanced printer driver interface".
  • New RTC date formats supported (MM - 2 digits for Month, YY - 2 digits for Year, YYYY - 4 digits for Year, JJJ - 3 digits for day of year, MM.YYYY - 2 digits for Month and 4 digits forYear, YYJJJ - 2 digits for Year and 3 digits for day of year).
  • New RTC date formats supported (MM.YYYY - 2 digit for Month and 4 digits for Year, YJJJ - 1 digit for Year and 3 digits for Day of Year ).

5.1.10

  • 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

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

5.1.08

  • Printers with CAB programming language support additional RTC format YYMMDD.
  • Fixed issue where editing a stock causes an error message.

5.1.07

  • Removed graphic cutting as part is graphic optimization.
  • Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.
  • Top of form adjustment maximum value changed from 9.9mm to 99mm.Enabled image optimization by default for XC printer models.
  • Fixed missing comma between tear off and label backfeed commandsFixed issue with driver putting "out of memory" text in stream.

5.1.06

  • Downloaded TTF, Vector fonts (Swiss, Monospace) on CAB language printers have now correct position on the label. Before the correction text was positioned to the bottom line instead to the base line of text field.
  • New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.
  • CAB vector fonts (Swiss 721, Monospace 821) support font scaling.
  • Language monitor will now retry sending data to printer 3 times before reporting an error to spooler.
  • PrnInst utility quits driver installation if user doesn't trust the publisher.

5.1.05

  • Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.
  • CAB printers support now also third variant of Export to printer function from labeling software.Besides "Store to Printer" and "Store to File" options, now also "Store to printer (Unlimited print)" is available. Recall of this format will print unlimited quantity of labels.

5.1.04

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

5.1.03

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.
  • Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).
  • Fixed issue where Cancel before print could not be set back to "No".

5.0.03

  • QR barcode is supported on DPL printers.Prefix and suffix enabled for counters.
  • Date offset is now supported on RTC for DPL printers. Offset is set in days.The limitation is one RTC variable with offset on the label.Offset does not work with time variable because of printer firmware limitation.

5.0.02

  • Fixed issue with labels after the first one having incorrect date/time data when using internal date/time.
  • Datamatrix barcode is no longer printed too small on 300 dpi models

5.0.00

  • Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.
  • Added vertical graphic optimization to allow ribbon saver to work on color printers.
  • All the drivers are now digitaly signed to allow installation on Windows 8.
  • 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

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

4.6.76

  • Fixed occasional Spooler crash when printing Word document with very long filename.
  • Advanced Port monitor can now be added by using Windows Add New Port Type option.
  • Empty graphics are no longer sent when "Force graphic optimization" switch is turned on.
  • Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection
  • Horizontal print offset for color printers is now available for both print heads
  • Cancel before print commands are no longer sent if bi-direcitonal printing is disabled

4.6.75

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

4.6.74

  • Added support for QR bar code
  • Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

4.6.73

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

4.6.72

  • Applicator option added to Godex printers. Option enabled only on EZ-2xxx Plus and EZ-6xxx Plus series.
  • German translation for Tear Off Distance was Abrißabstand, which was wrong. We corrected this translation to Abrisskante.

4.6.69

  • Driver update didn't preserve settings for all installed printers. This is fixed now.
  • DPL Vector fonts (CG Times, CG Triumvirate) printed from other Windows applications and not from labeling software were positioned wrong. This is corrected now.

4.6.67

  • Barcode verification options were added to printer driver.
  • New image optimization option added to printer driver.

4.6.66

  • In some case of printing big graphics (color on 64-bit OS for example) the graphic elements could be missing. This is corrected now.
  • Obsolete monitor.inf files were removed from drivers that still had them
  • 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

  • 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

  • Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.
  • Gap value maximum increased to maximum printer supported value (1 meter)

4.6.63

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

4.6.62

  • Cut offset 1 does not get disabled when "cut every" is selected
  • Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.
  • Cutting after specific number of labels now works from all software.
  • Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly
  • 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

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

4.6.59

  • Printers with CAB programming language support now also internal counters on barcode elements.
  • New RTC formats for CAB printers:DD.MM.YYYY, DD.MM.YY, MM.DD.YYYY, MM.DD.YY
  • Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.
  • Descender bars are always present on EAN and UPC barcodes.
  • Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.

4.6.57

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

4.6.52

  • In old driver peel and dispense option didn't work if label present sensor check box wasn't checked. This is corrected now. If user selects peel or dispense, label present sensor check box is automatically checked.
  • 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

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

4.6.50

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

  • PrnInst utility was updated so that long INF file structure is supported.
  • When trying to preinstall drivers on Windows 7, user got an "Environment incorrect" error message. This is corrected now.

4.6.48

  • Cut on last element is available only if no sensor is selected.
  • If user selected batch cut (cut at the end) the printout was not OK. This has been corrected and it looks the command for cycle cutter did not work correctly: Because of that it has been removed.
  • PDF417 code was not able to rotate. This is supported now.Also positioning of rotated 2D codes is corrected. (PDF417, Datamatrix)

4.6.44

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

4.6.43

  • 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

  • Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics
  • Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.

4.6.37

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

4.6.34

  • Time format hh:mm:ss is not supported.

4.6.30

  • Media Type selection enabled on printers without display and disabled on printers with display.

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
  • Tharo H series printer was using wrong commands for label length, label format and label formating.

4.6.14

  • DPL printers have ability to print inverse text. This option is supported now also in NiceDrivers.
  • Macros 05 and 06 on Datamatrix are now supported on printer models with ZPL and DPL printer language.
  • DPL printer will print unlimited labels quantity with quantity command of 9999.

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.
  • Following models added V-424 Plus in V434 Plus.Also PnP Id's added for following models: Freedom, Wizard, H-427, H-436, H-626 and H-634

4.6.04

  • Printing internal Maxicode and PDF-417 now works.
  • The internal date/time fields could only be used with the internal fonts Datamax1 and Datamax2. When you used any other internal font (including CG Times), the internal date/time didn't get printed. This is corrected now.
  • WYSIWYG for internal fonts is corrected for DPL printers.

4.6.01

  • Postnet barcodes has wrong expansions and are printed too big. This is corrected now and WYSIWYG is OK.
  • Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts

4.6.00

  • Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.
  • Barcode height is corrected for non-203 dpi printers.

4.5.42

  • Driver print speed optimization

4.5.40

  • 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

  • New printers: H-426, H-427, H-434, H-436, H-626, H-634, V-426, V-433
  • 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

  • New setting Printer default. If set, then printer will not send some settings from Options and Advanced Setup tab. This feature is useful for printers with LCD display where user would like to set printer parameters (speed, darkness...) manually.
  • 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

4.4.65

  • Export label to printer works now correctly also for prompted variables,

4.4.64

  • Removed Help button as no help is available.
  • Export to printer didn't work properly. There was a wrong slot number in the exported print stream.
  • New Japanese translation for Printer Install Wizard

4.4.63

  • Downloaded fonts allways print in the same size, even if you resize them.
  • DL of graphics on LPT port doesnt work correctly, when printing you get an empty screen
  • 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

4.3.70

  • Currently Godex driver prints graphics elements with store -> recall way. But with this type for every graphic printer "beeps" which is very annoying. Now it is implement new type of graphic printing called ?Direct print? which works without ?beeping?. This type of graphic printing is selected by default.
  • Media type selection (direct thermal, thermal transfer) is added into Datamax advanced setup dialog. User will find this option in secondary dialog which can be opened by button "Other".

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

Tharo Freedom

Tharo Wizard

Tharo Hercules

Tharo Apollo 1

Tharo Apollo 2

Tharo Apollo 3

Tharo A8

Tharo H-426

Tharo H-427

Tharo H-434

Tharo H-436

Tharo H-626

Tharo H-634

Tharo V-426

Tharo V-433

Tharo V-424 Plus

Tharo V-434 Plus

Tharo H-427+

Tharo H-435+