BarTender: Printing Med Device product labels in real time
Updated August 25, 2020

BarTender: Printing Med Device product labels in real time

Brendon McGovern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BarTender

Our company uses BarTender to print many different types of labels for use on medical devices. We use the software to design and print medical device product and regulatory labels that have specific barcodes and QR requirements. We recommend it to many OEMs for designing customized labels to fit their needs. The labels are printed by many different departments including program management, shipping, and manufacturing operations.
  • The ability to design labels quickly with templates or from scratch
  • The ability to use a database to print a large quantity of labels with various data inputs is critical for our requirements.
  • The ability to serialize is really convenient.
  • Sometimes using custom labels can be difficult to incorporate into a label if the template is made from scratch.
  • Often have issues trying to print the same label from different computers
  • It can be irksome to figure out why some text gets cut off when it shows up within the print bounds on a template.
  • It has allowed us to reduce COGS by printing labels in-house on a blank template vs. having a printing company do it.
  • Specifically printing labels that have Dates of Manufacture on them is important for Med Device. Being able to print on the floor in real time is key for accurate labels.
  • The ability to print large volumes of data quickly is key to limiting the time someone has to spend making labels.
BarTender is the easiest label designer I have used. There are so many features within the program that I love learning and trying new things to discover aspects of the software I didn’t know existed.
I often have to try to troubleshoot printing issues for other team members, but I have never reached out to a BarTender support network. I’ve always just tinkered within the app to figure it out.

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BarTender is great for use with databases. Setting up a database can take a little bit of time, but if you need to print hundreds or thousands of labels with different data, this is the best way to tackle it. I also love how you can import a photo or PDF of a label to help position where you would like the specific text to print on the label.