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5.1.16
Date: May 29, 2017

Driver INFO

Drivers package details
Latest version:
5.1.16
Release date:
May 29, 2017
Installation guides
Installation Guides:
English
Drivers tested on
Data
Tested on:
Windows: 10, 8.1
Windows Server: 2019, 2016, 2012 R2

Supported printers

  • Paxar SNAP 500
  • Paxar SNAP 500 2-1
  • Paxar SNAP 500 2-1 609dpi
  • Paxar SNAP 500 609dpi
  • Paxar SNAP 600
  • Paxar 636
  • Paxar 656
  • Paxar 676
  • Paxar SNAP 700 1-0
  • Paxar SNAP 700 1-1

Release notes

Software latest release notes
Release versionRelease description
Ver.: 5.1.16.6498 Minimum media height for SNAP 500,600,700 printers is 0,5 inch (12,7 mm).
Ver.: 5.1.16.6444 SNAP 500 600dpi printers are supported.
Ver.: 5.1.15.6474 Port monitor crashed print spooler on the second print when using Advanced TCP/IP. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 5.1.13.6232 Fixed issue with DNS IP resolution not working when printer network name is longer then 25 characters.
Ver.: 5.1.11.5971

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

Ver.: 5.1.11.5791 Fixed NiceLabel crash when changing the printer on Label Setup>Printer dialog and then disabling "Use advanced printer driver interface".
Ver.: 5.1.10.5729 Internal counter can be used as data on all barcodes. 
Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 5.1.09.5549 Installer ends if user choose "don't install..." option in Windows warning dialog.
Ver.: 5.1.08.5456

All multi printhead printer drivers are now represented as true color driver to the operating system. This setting effect in printing one element in more than one color.
For this feature working you need NiceLabel version 6.3.1 or later.

Ver.: 5.1.08.5063 Fixed issue where editing a stock causes an error message.
Ver.: 5.1.07.5417 Head offset added.
Ver.: 5.1.07.5169 Fixed print head selection commands on SNAP 2-1 printer
Disabled ability to change color for print heads that are not supported.
Ver.: 5.1.07.4926 Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4925 Wrong characters were send for some Nafta symbols internal font. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4818 New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4815 Language monitor will now retry sending data to printer 3 times before reporting an error to spooler.
Ver.: 5.1.06.4800

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

Ver.: 5.1.05.4788 Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.
Ver.: 5.1.05.4643 Add Snap 500 2-1 printer model.
Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 5.1.03.4625 Variable text used within text box element in labeling software has wrong position on all pages except the first page. This is corrected now so on every page correct coordinates are send. To make this working user needs to enable option "Relative object positioning" on "Advanced setup > Other" driver's dialog.
Ver.: 5.1.02.4522

Implemented support for internal counter inside Datamatrix 2D code.

Ver.: 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.

Ver.: 5.1.02.4378 Microsoft Access was reporting wrong paper names when custom stocks are defined in driver. Now it works OK.
Ver.: 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.

Ver.: 5.1.01 4402 Add a line stating the requirements needed for asian fonts to be printed correctly by the driver.
Ver.: 5.1.01.4360

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

Ver.: 5.1.00.4354 Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.
Ver.: 5.1.00.4306 Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).
Ver.: 5.0.03.4212 SNAP 500 and SNAP 700 printer models can print up to 635mm long labels (no stack).
SNAP 600 can print up to 352mm long labels.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4197 Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3897

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

Ver.: 4.6.78.3840 In some rare cases driver crashed when printing a Code128 barcode. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.76.3790 Fixed occasional Spooler crash when printing Word document with very long filename.
Ver.: 4.6.76.3782

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

Ver.: 4.6.76.3763

Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection

Ver.: 4.6.74.3714

Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements

Ver.: 4.6.69.3612

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

Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 4.6.66.3436 Obsolete monitor.inf files were removed from drivers that still had them
Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 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.


Ver.: 4.6.64.3290 Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.
Ver.: 4.6.63.3224

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

Ver.: 4.6.62.3190 Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.
Ver.: 4.6.62.3156 Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly
Ver.: 4.6.60.3049

I2of5 barcode could be send without CD, so in this case internal counter could be used for barcode data.

Ver.: 4.6.59.3002 Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.
Ver.: 4.6.59.2995 Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.
Ver.: 4.6.52.2867 Driver sends ~D command also when variable value is empty.
Ver.: 4.6.51.2800 Czech, Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages are now supported also in all NiceDrivers.

Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 4.6.49.2747

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

Ver.: 4.6.49.2611 When trying to preinstall drivers on Windows 7, user got an "Environment incorrect" error message. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 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.

Ver.: 4.6.41.2368 New Paxar printer models supported:SNAP 700 (one or two print heads).
Ver.: 4.6.41.2367

New printer models:
Paxar SNAP 700 1-0
Paxar SNAP 700 1-1

Ver.: 4.6.41.2364 Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics
Ver.: 4.6.41.2361 Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.
Ver.: 4.6.37.2258 Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system
Ver.: 4.6.22

Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

Ver.: 4.6.15 Start Page and Start Page (data) custom escapes didn't print if graphics were set to direct print
Ver.: 4.6.14 Added gap offset to sensor type settings
Ver.: 4.6.01 Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts
Ver.: 4.6.00 Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.
Ver.: 4.5.50 The driver is updated in a way that in case of selection option "Eject page & Extend and Cut" the last batch is marked with different flagging type. Unfortunately the user can not select the flagging type but we have set the Medium flagging type (~XFM).
Ver.: 4.5.42 Driver print speed optimization
Ver.: 4.5.39 PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.
Ver.: 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.

Ver.: 4.5.37 There was a bug in the driver because barcode human readable has been always printed no matter what user has selected in labeling software. This is corrected now, so there is no human readable if it is selected so in labeling software. User can select human readable below or at the top of barcode now.
Ver.: 4.5.34 Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.
Ver.: 4.5.14 All Paxar printers had the same minimum label height limitation. This is changed now to:
SNAP models has 23mm, 636 and 656 have 13mm and 676 has 16mm minimum label height.
If user would set smaller label the paper would jam between the knife and auxiliary feed.
Ver.: 4.5.12 User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.5.12 Fixed labeling software crash when turning off "Use Advanced printer driver interface".
Ver.: 4.5.11 Printer Install Wizard uninstallation of driver doesn`t remove all of the files from the SYSTEM32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\ folder.
Ver.: 4.5.09 Electonic Article Survailance was always disabled on Rfid printers
Ver.: 4.5.09 Fixed printing of Datamatrix and QR barcode font with more then 255 character data
Ver.: 4.5.09 Added automatic termination character for Maxicode barcode font data
Ver.: 4.5.09 Fixed printing of internal elements with graphics
Ver.: 4.5.07

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

Ver.: 4.5.07 Snap 600 and Snap 700 Paxar printer models are supported.
Ver.: 4.5.06 Printer Installation Wizard will be able to automaticly remove all jobs when updating printer
Ver.: 4.5.05 Printer Install Wizard can start an application specified in the command line, after it closes.
Ver.: 4.5.04

Added ability to extend pages in batch when using labeling software

Ver.: 4.5.04 Fixed issues with Tail and Header labels
Ver.: 4.5.03 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.
Ver.: 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?"
Ver.: 4.5.02 PrnInst didn't set printer attributes correctly. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.5.01 Turkish language added
Ver.: 4.5.00  - 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)
Ver.: 4.4.73 Uninstall of driver package failed when running a 64bti system.
Ver.: 4.4.69 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.
Ver.: 4.4.69 Labelling software can now recall variables with more than 31 characters of data.
Ver.: 4.4.69

When you click on the Help button in About dialog help is opened, but it is not linked to any page.

Ver.: 4.4.69 Help on About dialog opens help page with contents 'This program cannot display the webpage'.
Ver.: 4.4.64

Removed Help button as no help is available.

Ver.: 4.4.64 New Japanese translation for Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.4.63 When user starts Printer Install Wizard the application is shown but without focus
Ver.: 4.4.63

Changed default number for cutting to 1 label instead of 0.

Ver.: 4.4.60 Changed file info for Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.4.60 Default value for Always use default settings is not correct when instaling it the driver with a configuration file attached.
Ver.: 4.4.52

DLL files for user interface translation did not include version info data.

Ver.: 4.4.52

Labels transfered from different systems now retain their driver settings.

Ver.: 4.4.51
Increased lenght for filename and path in import and export of settings.
Ver.: 4.4.51
POSTNET barcodes have a fixed height and width, but the interface allows the user to change these dimensions. 
Ver.: 4.4.51
Ver.: 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
Ver.: 4.4.50 Click on "Stocks" panel caused error if stock list was empty. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.4.30 - support for preinstall on all supported platforms
Ver.: 4.4.01 EndDocument escape was sent even when there was no StartDocument.
Ver.: 4.4.01
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.
Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 4.4.00 UI for commands fonts works now properly also in Japanese language.
Ver.: 4.4.00 In some rare cases streams sent to the printer had an extra "0" added in it.
Ver.: 4.3.72 Sometimes a print stream is not send to the printer, and it stays stuck in the spooler
Ver.: 4.3.63 Port monitor crashed when setting up port details (IP and port number)
Ver.: 4.3.60 Barcode fonts vanished instead of being imported.
Ver.: 4.3.59 Microsoft Vista operating system is not mentioned in the text file that is distributed with the driver.
Ver.: 4.3.59 Stocks were not imported if user didn't view the stocks dialog beforehand
Ver.: 4.3.56 Barcode ratio values are not shown in Barcode Fonts dialog. This only happens when you are editing existing barcode font.
Ver.: 4.3.55 Spooler crashed during the installation, if there were any printers allready installed on the system.
Ver.: 4.3.54 While installing a printer driver on certain systems the spooler crashed.
Ver.: 4.3.54 "delete" button was enabled even if the barcode/command fonts list was empty. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.3.54 Export of barcode fonts didn't work properly unless user clicked on barcode fonts tab before exporting them. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.3.54 Increased timeouts for better printer status response times
Ver.: 4.3.54 Slow printing occurred when a Not Accessible printer was found on a network. Printer status was also not received immediately.
Ver.: 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
Ver.: 4.3.51 Driver can now override the default document settings of some applications with driver default settings (set up in printer spooler)
Ver.: 4.3.51 From now on user will be able to print graphics on two ways with Paxar printer: - direct print (default) - store graphics (download graphics and recall)
Ver.: 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.
Ver.: 4.3.06 Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
Ver.: 4.3.06 Export to Pocket' option in labelling software does not work on some printers.
Ver.: 4.3.06 Printing did not work on nonbidirectional printers. Printer Error was displayed the whole time
Ver.: 4.3.05 Paxar windows driver supports also 2 internal printer fonts for using care symbols. (PCM International Care and Nafta Symbols)
Ver.: 4.3.05 Printing did not work when bidirectional was enabled
Ver.: 4.3.04 New Port monitor is added to the distribution
Ver.: 4.3.04 On Windows Vista there is warning displayed if user doesn't have appropriate permissions to create (or write to) certain driver files.
Ver.: 4.3.04 Old HLP help file format was exchanged for new CHM file format.
Ver.: 4.3.04 When user changed printer's port, the printing was no longer possible until reboot.
Ver.: 4.3.04 Port monitor now uses correct (64 bit) interface file on 64bit systems.
Ver.: 4.3.04 Installation did not go through when upgrading from old printer driver, if the user had the driver connected to the Advanced Port Monitor (LAN)
Ver.: 4.3.04 Bug fixed, where some changes on stocks updated default umprintable area values.
Ver.: 4.3.03 Spooler crashed, if user had multiple bidirectional printers using the same port, while using a status monitoring application
Ver.: 4.3.02 Stocks were not imported properly or were not shown immediately after import.
Ver.: 4.3.01 Korean language added.
Ver.: 4.3.01 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.
Ver.: 4.3.00 Changed window handling so that port monitor setup windows can appear on Vista
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