How to Activate BarTender 10.1 with a Product Key Code

How to Activate BarTender 10.1 with a Product Key Code

BarTender 10.1 is a powerful software for designing and printing labels, barcodes, cards, and RFID tags. It can also automate your printing processes with integration tools and print management features.

To activate BarTender 10.1, you need a valid product key code (PKC) that matches your edition and number of printers. You can find your PKC on the license certificate that came with your purchase, or on the email confirmation if you bought it online.

If you have lost your PKC, you can retrieve it by contacting BarTender support and providing them with your serial number or support number. You can find these numbers under Help > About in the BarTender client if it is already activated.

Once you have your PKC, follow these steps to activate BarTender 10.1:

  1. Install BarTender 10.1 on your computer. You can download the installation package from
  2. Run the BarTender Activation Wizard from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
  3. Choose to activate your software and click Next.
  4. Enter your PKC into the boxes and click Next.
  5. Specify where you want to host your license. If you want to host it on the current computer, choose your computer from the list. If you want to host it on another computer, enter its name or IP address and port number.
  6. Click Next and wait for the activation to complete.
  7. Click Finish and enjoy using BarTender 10.1.

If you encounter any problems during activation, please refer to the BarTender Support Portal for troubleshooting tips and guides.

BarTender 10.1 offers many features and benefits for your label design and printing needs. Some of the main features include:

  • A user-friendly interface that lets you create and edit labels with ease.
  • A wide range of supported printers and drivers, including thermal, laser, inkjet, RFID, and card printers.
  • A comprehensive library of label templates, symbols, graphics, fonts, and barcodes.
  • An advanced data entry form that allows you to enter variable data and preview your labels before printing.
  • A powerful integration tool that lets you connect BarTender to your existing data sources and applications.
  • A print management system that lets you monitor and control your print jobs from a central location.
  • A security system that lets you protect your labels and data with encryption, passwords, permissions, and digital signatures.

BarTender 10.1 is available in four editions: Basic, Professional, Automation, and Enterprise Automation. Each edition has different features and capabilities to suit your specific needs and budget. You can compare the editions and find the best one for you at

If you want to try BarTender 10.1 before buying it, you can download a free 30-day trial version from The trial version has all the features of the Enterprise Automation edition, but it will stop working after 30 days or when you activate a purchased license.