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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

Rfid This printer supports RFID. You can program the RFID tags embedded into the smart label.
  • TEC B-372
  • TEC B-419
  • TEC B-431
  • TEC B-452
  • Rfid TEC B-452 SLP
  • TEC B-452HS
  • TEC B-472
  • TEC B-482
  • TEC B-572
  • TEC B-600
  • TEC B-672
  • TEC B-682
  • TEC B-852
  • TEC B-872
  • TEC B-882
  • TEC B-415
  • TEC B-442 (200 DPI)
  • TEC B-443 (200 DPI)
  • TEC B-443 (300 DPI)
  • TEC B-492
  • Rfid TEC B-EX6T1-G
  • Rfid TEC B-EX6T1-T
  • Rfid TEC B-SA4TM 200dpi
  • Rfid TEC B-SA4TM 300dpi
  • Rfid TEC B-SA4TP 200dpi
  • Rfid TEC B-SA4TP 300dpi
  • TEC B-SP2D
  • TEC B-SV4D
  • TEC B-SV4T
  • Rfid TEC B-SX4T
  • Rfid TEC B-SX5T

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.: Permanent locking command is corrected now also in a case multiple RFID fields are permanent locked at the same time.
Ver.: Driver package is now signed - solves installation issues.
Ver.: B-EX6T1-G and B-EX6T1-T are included into TEC NiceLabel driver distribution.
Ver.: QR code is supported as internal element on Toshiba/TEC printers.
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.: TSPL printers support also alphanumeric printer counters.
Ver.: Graphic printing has been corrected so there is no more missing parts of graphics.
Ver.: Fixed issue with DNS IP resolution not working when printer network name is longer then 25 characters.
Ver.: Toshiba/TEC printers support internal printer outline font Gothic 725.
Ver.: Fixed issue with TOPIX compression sometimes causing error on printer when large graphics were printed.

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 issue where editing a stock causes an error message.
Ver.: Printer Install Wizard supports silent installation of Port Monitor modules.

Webprinting software solution will create now the correct value for format ID parameter on Datamatrix barcode. Before the correction driver sends illegal value (0) for format ID in case of ECC Type = 200.

Ver.: TEC/Toshiba printers have additional options on Advanced setup>Other dialog.
"Strip mode- sensor ignored" and "Send status" options are added.
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.
Ver.: NiceLabel driver for TEC/Toshiba printers support new RFID Gen2 tag called EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (EM4126).
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.
Ver.: Solved problem with multi-thread printing (sometimes the stream is not correct).

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

Ver.: Removed head up functionality for all Toshiba/TEC printers except SX models. This option is enabled on driver's advanced setup dialog just on SX printers.
Ver.: Internal counter can be used now also on barcode elements for Toshiba TEC printer language. This is not true for 2D barcodes.
Ver.: Driver help for barcode font "y dimension" updated.
Ver.: Tear bar adjustment functionality in Toshiba/TEC driver's advanced properties causes random paper jams because it does not perform head-up when reversing and forwarding the label.
This is updated now with additional head up option on advanced setup dialog.

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

Ver.: Additional sensor type option is supported: Reflective (manual threshold)

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

Ver.: All TEC/Toshiba printers supports now manual encoding for GS1 128 barcode except models B-442 and B-600.
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.

Fixed issue with parts of previous graphics remaining on label when printing variable true type text

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.


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


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

Ver.: Speed setting above 10"/s didn't work properly. This is fixed now.
Ver.: Advanced TCP/IP port monitor now supports connections to names as well as IP addresses.

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

Ver.: Spooler crash when changing printer port while printing was fixed.
Ver.: Support for PDF417, QR, MaxiCode and Datamatrix barcode added.
Ver.: Custom settings for unprintable now work correctly
Ver.: Cut/Strip position option has been enabled no matter on selection of issue mode. It could be selected with batch or strip mode for issue on driver's advanced setup dialog.
The GUI has been updated in a way that batch mode is selected always when the cutter is used. Strip mode cannot work together with cutter.

New batch action is implemented. User have now an option for action after last label in a batch, and new option (just cutter option has been available for now) is "Pause printer". This option is available just from labeling software and could be used now on TEC or Toshiba printers.:p

Ver.: Printer ports are now properly shown in Options dialog.
Ver.: Changed font for Chinese Windows to SimHei.

Positining on Toshiba/TEC 600 DPI printer has been updated.

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.
Ver.: Fixed issue with labels designed wider then maximum print width which could cause printer to print graphics incorrectly.
Ver.: 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.

Fixed problem with barcode Code39 when exporting to keyboard.

Ver.: Negative offset values are now sent correctly for TSC printer models.

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.: Fixed occasional driver crash when printing extremely large graphics
Ver.: Switching to PCX download now works
Ver.: Page preview icons in "Advanced Dialog" corrected.
Ver.: 4.6.41

Correction on Advanced tab dialog for Chinese language.

New export variants added to TSC driver.

Printing internal clock improvement.

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

FONT 0 added to TSC driver.

Ver.: Partial Cut option was not stored on Advenced setup dialog. This is corrected now.
Ver.: Uninstall of printer with Printer Install Wizard did not work on Windows 2003 (x64) system
Ver.: 4.6.34 Setting for RFID position adjustment has been added to the advanced settings dialog on TOSHIBA/TEC printers.
Ver.: When encoding RFID data to TEC printer and Error was displayed on the printer.
Ver.: 4.6.26 Export to printer functionality is added for TSPL printers.
Ver.: 4.6.24 User can now select any "Aspect Ratio" in Labeling software on Datamatrix barcode for TEC or TOSHIBA printers. Printer will print this barcode as internal element. Depend on barcode aspect ratio, Datamatrix is printed as square or rectangle.
Ver.: 4.6.23 600 dpi TEC printers have resolution basically 609 dpi.
Ver.: 4.6.22

Build number is now part of version information in About dialog

2D barcodes (Datamatrix, PDS417,..) ware missing after printing the first page. This is corercted now.

Ver.: 4.6.9 Following models added to distribution: B-EP2DL, B-EP4DL, B-EV4D GS, B-EV4D TS, B-EV4T GS and B-EV4T TS.
Ver.: 4.6.1 Added Rotation to parsed text in command fonts
Ver.: 4.6.0 Printing process was stopped during heavy duty printing.
RFID Data write is corrected for "non Gen 2" tags. Address parameter is described with 3 digits and Tag type is corrected.
Ver.: 4.5.42 Driver print speed optimization
Ver.: 4.5.41 Added Rfid Permanent Locking for Tec Printers
Ver.: 4.5.39 PrnInst showed login window, even if the user running the application was administrator.
Ver.: 4.5.38 Rfid Gen 2 tag did not encode on some printers
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.: 4.5.36 Added new Toshiba-Tec printer models
Driver produced a crash when user tried to encode data to EPC G2XL and EPC G2XM RFID tags.
Read and Print of RFID object did not work correct, so it was removed.
Ver.: 4.5.35 Numbering of elements was not correct when RFID elements were encoded on label.
Ver.: 4.5.34 Postnet barcode fonts can no longer have their width changed.
Ver.: 4.5.33

Rfid setup and tag position settings removed from the stream send to the 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.
User can select Automatic or Manual options for Job removing using keyboard in Printer Install Wizard
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.

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.: 4.5.9 Electonic Article Survailance was always disabled on Rfid printers
Fixed printing of Datamatrix and QR barcode font with more then 255 character data
Added automatic termination character for Maxicode barcode font data
Ver.: 4.5.7

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

Ver.: 4.5.6 Printer Installation Wizard will be able to automaticly remove all jobs when updating printer
Ver.: 4.5.5 Printer Install Wizard can start an application specified in the command line, after it closes.
Ver.: 4.5.3 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.

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.: 4.5.2 PrnInst didn't set printer attributes correctly. This is fixed now.
Ver.: 4.5.1 Turkish language added
Ver.: 4.5.0 - 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.

Labelling software can now recall variables with more than 31 characters of data.

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

Help on About dialog opens help page with contents 'This program cannot display the webpage'.
Ver.: 4.4.67

Variable elements no longer erase random part of labels.

Ver.: 4.4.64

Removed Help button as no help is available.

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

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

Ver.: 4.4.62 Obsolete commands are sent to the printer when encoding Rfid tag
Leading zerros are missing in one parameter in Rfid Lock command
Ver.: 4.4.60 Changed file info for Printer Install Wizard
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.

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.

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
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.: 4.4.1 EndDocument escape was sent even when there was no StartDocument.
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.: 4.4.0 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.
UI for commands fonts works now properly also in Japanese language.
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
Error occured when encoding to Gen2 Rfid tags
Ver.: 4.3.70 Error occurred when variable internal text element was placed on the label and in the database some records were empty. In this case text from previous label was repeated. This error was present only on some printers.
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.
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.
"delete" button was enabled even if the barcode/command fonts list was empty. This is fixed now.
Export of barcode fonts didn't work properly unless user clicked on barcode fonts tab before exporting them. This is fixed now.
Increased timeouts for better printer status response times
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.: 4.3.7 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.: 4.3.6 Barcode fonts and command fonts are now stored in registry.
Printing did not work on nonbidirectional printers. Printer Error was displayed the whole time
Ver.: 4.3.5 Printing did not work when bidirectional was enabled
Ver.: 4.3.4 New Port monitor is added to the distribution
On Windows Vista there is warning displayed if user doesn't have appropriate permissions to create (or write to) certain driver files.
Old HLP help file format was exchanged for new CHM file format.
When user changed printer's port, the printing was no longer possible until reboot.
Port monitor now uses correct (64 bit) interface file on 64bit systems.
Installation did not go through when upgrading from old printer driver, if the user had the driver connected to the Advanced Port Monitor (LAN)
Bug fixed, where some changes on stocks updated default umprintable area values.
Ver.: 4.3.3 Spooler crashed, if user had multiple bidirectional printers using the same port, while using a status monitoring application
Ver.: 4.3.2 Stocks were not imported properly or were not shown immediately after import.
Ver.: 4.3.1 Korean language added.
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.: 4.3.0 Changed window handling so that port monitor setup windows can appear on Vista
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