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5.3.04
Date: October 10, 2019

Driver INFO

Drivers package details
Latest version:
5.3.04.7372
Release date:
October 10, 2019
Installation guides
Installation Guides:
English
Drivers tested on
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Tested on:
Windows: 10, 8.1
Windows Server: 2019, 2016, 2012 R2

Supported printers

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TitleData
Rfid This printer supports RFID. You can program the RFID tags embedded into the smart label.
  • Monarch 1460
  • Monarch 1465
  • Monarch 6039
  • Monarch 9403
  • Monarch 9412
  • Monarch 9413
  • Monarch 9414
  • Monarch 9416 203dpi
  • Monarch 9416 300dpi
  • Monarch 9446
  • Monarch 9460
  • Monarch 9490
  • Monarch 9494
  • Monarch 9643
  • Monarch 9652M
  • Monarch 9662
  • Monarch 9805
  • Monarch 9820
  • Monarch 9825
  • Monarch 9830
  • Monarch 9835
  • Monarch 9840 203dpi
  • Monarch 9840 300dpi
  • Monarch 9850 203dpi
  • Monarch 9850 300dpi
  • Monarch 9855 203dpi
  • Monarch 9416 XL 203dpi
  • Monarch 9416TT2 XL 203dpi
  • Monarch 9416TT3 XL 300dpi
  • Monarch 9419TT2 XL 203dpi
  • Monarch 9419TT3 XL 300dpi
  • Monarch 9430
  • Monarch 9433
  • Monarch 9485
  • Monarch 9493
  • Monarch 9688 203dpi
  • Monarch 9688 300dpi
  • Monarch 9844 203dpi
  • Monarch 9844 300dpi
  • Monarch 9854 203dpi
  • Monarch 9854 300dpi
  • Monarch 9855 300dpi
  • Rfid Monarch 9855 RFID 203dpi
  • Rfid Monarch 9855 RFID 300dpi
  • Rfid Monarch 9855 RFMP 203dpi
  • Rfid Monarch 9855 RFMP 300dpi
  • Monarch 9856
  • Monarch 9860 203dpi
  • Monarch 9860 300dpi
  • Monarch 9864 203dpi
  • Monarch 9864 300dpi
  • Rfid Monarch 9906 203dpi
  • Rfid Monarch 9906 300dpi

Release notes

Software latest release notes
Release versionRelease description
Ver.: 5.3.04.7372 EPC and User Data field from EPC Gen2 512 RFID tag can be locked/permanent locked separately and are not sync to the same value.
Ver.: 5.2.00.7047 Driver sends correct command syntax in case of permanent lock for RFID chip.
Ver.: 5.2.00.7043 Easyplug printers can now use more than 8 internal counter per label design.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6769 MPCL II printer goes into error state when variable label size (label length) has been using. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6764 Added 9419 printer models.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6718 Added option to enable fixed graphic optimization.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6706 Optimised printing of fixed graphics.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6678 MPCL printers could get into error state if printed text is longer than 30 characters. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 5.1.16.6570 "Use printer settings" option is now available on MPCL II printer models.
 
Ver.: 5.1.16.6528 Printout is correct now on MPCL II printers also when printing from database and some filed in record is empty.
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.: 5.1.15.6408 Label size and element positions on MPCLII printers are sent just on first page. With this change the printout is faster without pause between labels.
Ver.: 5.1.15.6390 Internal counter on MPCLII printers is supported also on barcode element.
Ver.: 5.1.15.6331 TSPL printers support also alphanumeric printer counters.
Ver.: 5.1.14.6275 9855 and ADTP1 printer models can print over 20 inch long labels in case printer's memory is reallocated.
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.: 5.1.10.5711 Font WYSIWYG is improved for 300dpi MPCL printer models.
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.: 5.1.08.5063 Fixed issue where editing a stock causes an error message.
Ver.: 5.1.07.5186 Monarch printer models can set print adjustment now from -450...450 dots. Before this correction the limitation was +/-99 dots.
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.: 5.1.06.4800

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.: 5.1.02.4472

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.: 5.0.05.4297

Gap / Black mark length and offset size is now limited to 1 inch.

Ver.: 5.0.02.4065

Printer reports error when printing RFID tag.This is fixed now.

Ver.: 5.0.00.4197 Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.
Ver.: 5.0.00.4041 Added new paper type option for Monarch printer
Ver.: 5.0.00.4013 Wrong narrow bar width value (Monarch call it density selector) was used for 300 dpi models on UPC and EAN barcodes. Printer reports an error 033.  This is corrected now.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3908 Maximum print width for Monarch 9485 is 48mm. Before correction the limitation was 51mm and printer with firmware older than 05.6 report format header error. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 5.0.00.3897

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

Ver.: 4.6.78.3887 There was no speed unit displayed on Monarch printers GUI. This is corrected now.
Corrected PnP ID for 9906 models.
Ver.: 4.6.78.3840 In some rare cases driver crashed when printing a Code128 barcode. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.77.3821 New Monarch 9485, Monarch 9688 203dpi and Monarch 9688 300dpi printers were added to the printer driver distribution.
Ver.: 4.6.76.3806

Monarch 9906 printers supports also RFID Gen2 tag encoding. Other RFID printers (Monarch 9855) support just one RFID 96bit tag.

Ver.: 4.6.76.3795 Maximum expansion for QR barcode is greater then 10 which was previous limitation. It is set to 99 now for TSPL 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.: 4.6.69.3612

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

Ver.: 4.6.69.3578

When printing to many text fields printer run out of memory. This is corrected now.

Ver.: 4.6.67.3549 Monarch printer display error for internal font which data exceed 30 characters. This is corrected 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.: 4.6.65.3370

Added safe graphic printing option as a solution to graphics printing over each other on TSPL printers.

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.: 4.6.65.3315 Liner take-up mode added for Monarch 9906 models.
Ver.: 4.6.65.3315 Function codes (FNC) enabled.
Ver.: 4.6.65.3315 Tilde character wasn't supported on Monarch printers. This is corrected now.
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.: 4.6.62.3172 Support for PDF417, QR, MaxiCode and Datamatrix barcode added.
Ver.: 4.6.62.3156 Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly
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.: 4.6.52.2841

Added 9906 printer models.
Added internal date/time field support

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.: 4.6.47.2576 Darkness range corrected for Monarch 9460.
Ver.: 4.6.46.2533 Fixed issue with labels designed wider then maximum print width which could cause printer to print graphics incorrectly.
Ver.: 4.6.44.2503 YOffset did not work OK when it was used continuous paper type. The label was cut and printed on wrong position (too soon).
X and Y offset can not be negative.
Ver.: 4.6.44.2472

Fixed problem with barcode Code39 when exporting to keyboard.

Ver.: 4.6.43.2464 Negative offset values are now sent correctly for TSC printer models.
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.: 4.6.43 There is one additional button (Run as administrator) on the printer's language dialog when current user has insufficient rights to change dialog's language.
Ver.: 4.6.41.2364 Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics
Ver.: 4.6.41.2363 Switching to PCX download now works
Ver.: 4.6.41.2361 Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.
Ver.: 4.6.41

Correction on Advanced tab dialog for Chinese language.

Ver.: 4.6.41

New export variants added to TSC driver.

Ver.: 4.6.41 Printing internal clock improvement.
Ver.: 4.6.41

Offsets sent in mm will not be sent as they were entered in driver interface

Ver.: 4.6.41

FONT 0 added to TSC driver.

Ver.: 4.6.37.2305 Partial Cut option was not stored on Advenced setup dialog. This is corrected now.
Ver.: 4.6.37.2258 Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system
Ver.: 4.6.26 Export to printer functionality is added for TSPL printers.
Ver.: 4.6.22

Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

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.: 4.5.42 Driver print speed optimization
Ver.: 4.5.39 PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.
Ver.: 4.5.39 EAN and UPC barcodes always include descender bars and can not be disabled. Now EAN or UPC barcode can be printed without human readable.
Ver.: 4.5.38 Addded printers Monarch 9844 203dpi, Monarch 9844 300dpi, Monarch 9854 203dpi, Monarch 9854 300dpi, Monarch 9864 203dpi, Monarch 9864 300dpi and Monarch 9430.
Ver.: 4.5.38 TSPL printers now support also SHIFT command which can be used to fine-tune the entire label up or down from its current position.
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.: 4.5.34 Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.
Ver.: 4.5.14 Corrected DPI setting for Monarch 9493 printer
Ver.: 4.5.12 Partial cut option is enabled on some TSPL models. With this option the label won't back feed when it is cut off.
Ver.: 4.5.12 User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
Ver.: 4.5.12 There was wrong command sequance present in print stream when setting tear off/peel off/ cutter option. This is corrected now.
There was added also cutter functionality of "Partial" cutter into some TSPL models.
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 Reintroduced Cutter option for M09416TT3, M09416TT2,M09416 XL,9416 203dpi and 9416 300dpi models and disabled Batch cut option

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.: 4.5.08 Rfid block size was not sent correctly in some cases when printing labels and encoding RFID
Ver.: 4.5.07

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

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.: 4.5.05 Cutter option is disabled on Monarch 9416 models.
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 Cut never option was not working on Monarch printers. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.5.03 Cutter settings on Advanced Settings dialog are not working correctly.
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.: 4.5.00 New Monarch Sierra Sport 4 printer added.
Ver.: 4.5.00 New Monarch printer models is supported: Monarch 9493 (Sierra Sport 4).
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.: 4.4.68 Monarch XL models have enabled cutter and backfeed option. Those options ware disabled before.
Ver.: 4.4.65 Add new Monarch printers:
- MO9416TT300 XL
- MO9416M XL
- MO9416TT XL
 
Ver.: 4.4.65 Swiss Bold fonr WYSIWYG is bad.
Ver.: 4.4.64 USB PnP ID's are added into .INF file for following Monarch printers:
9416 XL 203dpi
9416TT2 XL 203dpi
9416TT3 XL 300dpi
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

New Monarch printer models:
M09416 XL 203dpi
M09416TT2 XL 203dpi
M09416TT3 XL 300dpi

Ver.: 4.4.63 When user starts Printer Install Wizard the application is shown but without focus
Ver.: 4.4.63 WYSIWYG for Monarch internal fonts was pretty bad. This is improved now and it looks OK.
Swiss font was the important one, because it was totaly wrong before.
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.: 4.4.50 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 When user selected landscape or landscape + rotate 180ř, printout was wrong. This is corrected now.
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 Following two models added to Monarch distribution: 9855 RFMP 203 dpi, 9855 RFMP 300 dpi
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 On some printers cutter setting in Advanced dialog is ignored. Bug appeared in version 4.1.25.
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.: 4.3.07 Backfeed control packet is sent only on printers that support it. Fonts are now limited to different printers. For EAN and UPC barcodes expansion 3 was sent to printer(300dpi), now expansion 4 is sent. Graphics 2D barcodes are now used.
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 New Printer: Monarch 6039
Ver.: 4.3.06 Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
Ver.: 4.3.06 Corrected darkness settings for 9850 printers.
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 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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