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NiceLabel - Designer Express

Basic labelling for small business. Design basic barcode labels in minutes and use Microsoft Excel as a simple database.

Easily Create Barcode Labels

Designer Express wizards help you quickly and easily design labels. You can start printing finished labels in minutes.

  • Use a wizard to create label templates or use pre-designed label templates.
  • Object wizards include counters, prompts and date/time stamps.
  • Connect to Excel spreadsheets with Database wizard.
  • Create and configure barcodes with Barcode wizard.
  • Access comprehensive Clipart library with Graphic wizard.

Print to Any Type of Printer

Designer Express delivers maximum performance and control of label printers when used with NiceDrivers. You can also use any laser or inkjet printer.

  • Industry standard Windows drivers for 2500+ label printers.
  • Native support for your label printers bar codes, fonts, and other features.
  • Tested by Microsoft for superior Windows compatability.
  • Support for any printer with a Windows driver.

Use Excel As a Database

You’re already familiar with MS Excel, why not use it to improve your labelling? Rather than create 10 identical labels, design one and use 10 rows of spreadsheet data.

  • Design fewer labels templates and get started printing faster.
  • Manage your label data easier in a spreadsheet.
  • Make maintenance faster by consolidating designs.
  • Reduce label design and printing errors.
  • Print more efficiently by eliminating print-time data entry.

Solves Basic Labelling Needs

Designer Express includes all common 1D, 2D, and composite bar codes. Variable text and bar code fields support database, prompts, counters and date/time stamps.

  • Variable text and bar code fields support database, prompts, counters and date/time stamps.
  • Includes over 60 different barcode types.
  • Wide selection of graphical objects.
  • Variable field and internal printer variable support.

Technical Specification

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel or compatible x86 family processor
  • Memory: 256 MB or more RAM
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB of available disk space
  • Operating System: 32-bit or 64-bit Windows operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 Display: 1024 by 768 pixels or higher resolution monitor

Supported Barcode Symbologies


EAN-8, EAN-8 + 2-digit supplement, EAN-8 + 5-digit supplement, EAN-13, EAN-13 + 2-digit supplement, EAN-13 + 5-digit supplement, EAN-14, DUN-14, UPC Case Code, UPC-A, UPC-A + 2-digit supplement, UPC-A + 5-digit supplement, UPC-E, UPC-E(1), UPC-E + 2-digit supplement, UPC-E + 5-digit supplement, GS-1 (EAN.UCC 128), SSCC, Bookland, Addon 2, Addon 5, GS1 DataMatrix.


Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF 14, ITF 16, Code 39, Code 39 Tri Optic, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32, Code 93, CODE 128 (A, B and C subsets), Code 128 Pharmacy, MSI, Codabar, Postnet-32, Postnet-37, Postnet-52, Postnet-62, Kix, Pharmacode, Plessy, Anker, Royal Mail bar code, Intelligent Mail Bar Codes (4-State Customer Bar Codes).

Linear GS1 DataBar (RSS) Symbologies

GS1 Databar, GS1 Databar Stacked, GS1 Databar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBat Expanded Stacked, GS1 DataBar Limited.

Composite GS1 DataBar (RSS) Symbologies

GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar UPC-A, GS1 DataBar UPC-E, GS1 DataBar EAN-8, GS1 DataBar EAN-13, GS1 DataBar EAN.UCC 128 & CC-A, GS1 DataBar EAN.UCC 128 & CC-C.


2D-Pharmacode, PDF-417, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, Aztec, QR, MicroQR, Codablock F, MicroPDF, Grid Matrix.


  • EPC Gen2. Philips: I-code , I-code EPC, I-code UID, ISO15693.
  • Texas Instruments: Tag-it, ISO15693.
  • Infineon: ISO15693.
  • Matrics: EPC Class 0 (64/96/128/256 bit), Class 0+.
  • Alien: EPC Class 1 (64/96 bit).
  • Inside Tech: Pico Tag.

Printer Drivers

A-Pos, Allen, Altec, Argox, ATD, Avery, Beiyang, Bixolon, Blaze, Brady, CAB, Century, Citizen, Cognitive, Compuprint, Comtec, Datamax, Dobler, Domino, Easyprint, Eltron, EPC, Etimark, Extech, Facit, GEC, Genicom, Godbm, Godex, IBM, Identco, IDtechnologies, ILS, Imaje, Infoprint_Solutions, Intermec, Italora, ITD, Kortho, Lapis, Leibinger, Markem, Markpoint, Mectec, Meto, Microcom, Monarch, MPH, Narimark, Novexx, Oneil, Opendate, Pago, Paxar, Postek, Printronix, QLS, Ring, Sartorius, Sato, Source Technologies, TallyGenicom, TEC, Tharo, Toshiba, TSC, UBI, Unimark, Valentin, Wasp, Zebra, Ziptape.