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5.3.04
Date: October 16, 2019

Driver INFO

Drivers package details
Latest version:
5.3.04.7374
Release date:
October 16, 2019
Installation guides
Installation Guides:
English
Drivers tested on
Data
Tested on:
Windows: 10, 8.1
Windows Server: 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012

Supported printers

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TitleData
Rfid This printer supports RFID. You can program the RFID tags embedded into the smart label.
  • A-POS Mercury 230 I
  • A-POS Mercury 230 III
  • A-POS Mercury 230 WL
  • A-POS Mercury 430 I
  • A-POS Mercury 430 II
  • Rfid A-POS Mercury 430 III
  • A-POS Mercury 430 WL
  • A-POS Mercury 440 I
  • A-POS Mercury 440 III
  • A-POS Mercury 440 WL
  • A-POS Mercury 530 I
  • A-POS Mercury 530 III
  • A-POS Mercury 530 WL
  • A-POS Venus 208
  • A-POS Venus 208 400dpi
  • A-POS Venus 208 5inch
  • A-POS Venus 211
  • A-POS Venus 211 400dpi
  • A-POS Venus 211 HS
  • A-POS Venus 217 600dpi
  • Rfid A-POS Venus 217RFID

Release notes

Software latest release notes
Release versionRelease description
Ver.: 5.3.03.7366 Added support for printer A-POS Mercury 440 III.
Ver.: 5.3.03.7366
Mercury 430 III supports also RFID encoding.
Ver.: 5.3.03.7319 A-POS Mercury 440WL and Venus217 600dpi printer models are added.
Ver.: 5.3.03.7319 A-POS Venus 217 RFID can print 100mm wide and 180mm high labels.
Ver.: 5.3.01.7255 Fixed issue with labels sometimes not being transferred to printer correctly or causing errors on printer if Control Center was running.
Ver.: 5.3.00.7240 Default darkness setting was changed to 60.
Ver.: 5.3.00.7236 Added option Improve element positioning that is supported in latest firmware.
Ver.: 5.3.00.7191 Fixed issue with missing graphics when printing from NiceLabel 2017(or later) while using database and header/tail labels.
Ver.: 5.3.00.7163 Reduced stream size when printing a combination of variable and fixed objects on label.
Ver.: 5.2.00.6923
Add Venus 217 RFID printer model with RFID tags:
- EPC Gen2 RFID tag (96bit)
- EPC Gen2 RFID tag (128bit)
- EPC Gen2 RFID tag (512bit)
Ver.: 5.1.16.6731 New A-POS Venus 211 HS printer is supported.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6609 Add graphic cutting to skip empty spaces in graphics.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6514 Added also smaller print speed options (40mm/s - 70mm/s) for Mercury and Venus printers.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6511 Fixed spooler crash when printing from NiceLabel 2017 to a printer using Advanced TCP/IP port.
Ver.: 5.1.15.6474 Port monitor crashed print spooler on the second print when using Advanced TCP/IP. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 5.1.15.6384 Fixed issue with stream causing printer error when disabling optimization on large labels
Ver.: 5.1.13.6232 Fixed issue with DNS IP resolution not working when printer network name is longer then 25 characters.
Ver.: 5.1.12.5959 Fixed issue with printer error when large variable graphics are printed.
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.: 5.1.10.5692 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.: 5.1.08.5598 Maximum page length for A-POS Mercury printer was increased to 400mm.
Ver.: 5.1.08.5063 Fixed issue where editing a stock causes an error message.
Ver.: 5.1.07.4926 Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.
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.: 5.1.06.4805 Added support for inverse element.
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.: 5.1.04.5100 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.: 5.1.03.4499 Added support for Mercury 530 III
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.: 5.1.00.4310
Graphics larger then 999 dots are now printed correctly.
Ver.: 5.1.00.4306 Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).
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.: 4.6.78.3833 Changed graphic optimization to avoid white line in printouts
Ver.: 4.6.76.3800 Fixed positioning calculation on 300 dpi printers
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.: 4.6.72.3648 Reduced print width for Mercury 530 I, Mercury 530 WL and Venus 208 5inch from 127mm to 125mm
Ver.: 4.6.69.3612

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

Ver.: 4.6.69.3597

A-POS Venus208 5inch printer was added.

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.: 4.6.65.3338

Added Venus 211 and Venus 211 400dpi printers.

Ver.: 4.6.64.3290 Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.
Ver.: 4.6.64.3281 Darkness for each print head can now be entered exactly as desired between minimum and maximum without predesigned "steps".
Ver.: 4.6.63.3224

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

Ver.: 4.6.63.3223

Supported print height was extended from 300mm to 400mm.

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.: 4.6.61.3122

Changed graphic optimization algorithm to reduce occurrence of graphical misalignment

Ver.: 4.6.60.3088 Added Mercury 530WL printer model
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.: 4.6.51.2811

Added Venus 208 and Venus 208 400dpi printer.

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.: 4.6.48.2668

Label size is now correctly sent to printer

Ver.: 4.6.48.2667

Previous graphic deletion didn't work correctly

Ver.: 4.6.48.2663 Changed Dithering default to None.
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.: 4.6.41.2364 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

APOS is new member of NiceDriver family.

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