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Date: December 10, 2022

Driver INFO

Drivers package details
Latest version:
Release date:
December 10, 2022
Installation guides
Installation Guides:
Drivers tested on
Tested on:
Windows: 11, 10, 8.1
Windows Server: 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 R2

Supported printers

  • Kortho GraphicJet 18P
  • Kortho QiC 107i
  • Kortho QiC 30c
  • Kortho QiC 30i
  • Kortho QiC 53c
  • Kortho QiC 53i
  • Kortho GraphicJet 35P
  • Kortho TT53-c
  • Kortho TT53-i
  • Kortho X18
  • Kortho X54
  • Kortho X72

Release notes

Software latest release notes
Release versionRelease description
Ver.: 5.5.0 Updated driver package information and driver user interface look with new branding.
Ver.: Added support for two new printers TT53-i and TT53-c.
Bidirectional communication has been updated.
Ver.: User can store multiple label formats on X18, X54 or X72 printer with latest firmware, which is needed for new store command.
New store command supports unique field id for every text element. Latest firmware for X18, X54 or X72 is needed.
Ver.: New printer X72 was added to Kortho printer driver.
Ver.: Fixed spooler crash when printing from NiceLabel 2017 to a printer using Advanced TCP/IP port.
Ver.: Port monitor crashed print spooler on the second print when using Advanced TCP/IP. This is fixed now.
Ver.: Min/Max values for hardware counter can now exceed 32000.
Ver.: Fixed issue with incorrect calculation of data size which could cause missing elements on label.
Added appropriate LABEL_DPM commands for X printer models.

Ver.: Fixed issue with DNS IP resolution not working when printer network name is longer then 25 characters.
Ver.: Added X18 printer model.
Unicode text now only supported on X54 and X18 printer models.
Ver.: Fixed issue that prevented printing with Status Monitor running.
Ver.: Kortho printers do not support export to SAP.
Ver.: 6 new RTC(Time) formats added for Kortho internal clock.(hh:mm:ss (AM/PM), H:mm:ss, h:mm:ss, hh:mm (AM/PM), H:mm and h:mm ).
Ver.: Removed escape character from variable data content.
Ver.: Font size calculation is improved and font size data is correct now for all available sizes.
All Kortho printer fonts can be expanded just in both directions at the same time (not just in one direction - x or y).
Ver.: Speed value for ink-jet models is corrected now and can be between 100cm/min and 6000cm/min.
Ver.: Kortho X54 printer model is supported.
Ver.: Use printer settings setting is enabled by default.

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

Ver.: Fixed NiceLabel crash when changing the printer on Label Setup>Printer dialog and then disabling "Use advanced printer driver interface".
Ver.: 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.: Installer ends if user choose "don't install..." option in Windows warning dialog.
Ver.: Fixed text position when printing from Microsoft Word application.
Ver.: Fixed issue where editing a stock causes an error message.

Use of ESC special character is enabled in printer fonts.

Ver.: Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.
Ver.: New printer model Kortho GraphicJet 35P was added to printer driver.
User can print now also on negative coordinates.
Ver.: New languages supported are: Danish, Hebrew, Slovak and Portuguese (Brazil). Portuguese language is removed.
Ver.: 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.

Ver.: Driver settings are now correctly updated after being imported.

When printing from labeling softeware (version above print functionality is the same as "Export to printer". All variables are exported to the printer and there is no print quantity dialog.

Ver.: PrnInst didn't not work on folders with long path name. Current version support paths up to 260 (MAX_PATH) characters.
Ver.: Help file was updated with a note that some applications can lock the driver and prevent it from being updated by a new version.

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.: 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.

Ver.: 5.1.1 Add a line stating the requirements needed for asian fonts to be printed correctly by the driver.

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

Ver.: Cutter functionality corrected for printing from Windows applications and cutter set to cut every n labels.

LAN connection to printer failed after some time if bidirectional communication was enabled. This is fixed now.

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

Printer driver supports alphanumeric pad character. User has to define alphanumeric counter and in this case NiceLabel application will allow use of alphanumeric characters.

Proportional tables for internal printer fonts were updated to include information for Unicode characters.
Ver.: User can define variable which is enterd on printer. Printer driver determines this by using prefix K_ in the variable name. This option is available for Export to printer functionallity.

Support for Unicode fonts was added to printer driver.

Ver.: Support for Unicode characters was added to prefix and suffix fields.
Ver.: Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.
Ver.: When doing "Export to Pocket PC" in NiceLabel wrong size of the stream is calculated. This is corrected now, so the print stream size is the same as when printing directly.
Max. length for internal counter set to 8 digits.
Internal counter can incude also prefix and suffix now. After rollover the new value for internal counter is starting value, not 0.


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

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


Port monitor now reconnectes to printer after lost connection


Numeric GS1Databar barcode types no longer have data size requirements


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

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


Printer error detailes were missing while printing. The status reporting issue was limited to NicePrintQueue, Enterprise Print Manager(EPM) and NiceLabel.:p

Ver.: New ink-jet printer "GraphicJet 18P" is added to Kortho distribution.
Ver.: Speed and darkness options are moved from Options tab to Advanced Setup tab.

Additional option is added on Advanced Setup dialog - Use Printer Settings. When this options is enabled printer driver will not send the following settings to the printer:
Speed, Density, X offset, Y offset, Print delay, Print buffer, Print quantity:p

Minor changes in print stream are made:
- The beginning of print stream is changed from "^RLC {Size}" into "^RLCS{Size}"
- The CR/LF after "^RLCS{Size}" is removed:p


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

User can print now multiple pages within one document with bidirectional communication enabled.


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

Ver.: Bidirectional support for Kortho printers is supported now.
Ver.: Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.
Ver.: Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly
Ver.: Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.
Ver.: Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.
Ver.: Czech, Lithuanian and Ukrainian languages are now supported also in all NiceDrivers.

Ver.: 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.


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

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