Barcode Producer 6.0 delivers major new features for graphic designers

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[] Raleigh, North Carolina - Apparent today unveiled Barcode Producer 6.0, a major upgrade to the company's award-winning Mac barcode software suite. Used for retail packages, books, coupons, stickers, assets, and much more, Barcode Producer's design-driven interface makes creating barcodes easy for designers and industry professionals.

"Apparent's extensive experience in the barcode and imaging space is unmatched in the industry," said Paul Scandariato, vice president of marketing. "Barcode Producer 6.0 makes barcodes incredibly simple, bridging the gap between complex barcode standards and designers who just want to make the barcode they need, fast."

Barcode Producer features Symbology Guide(tm), the interactive barcode encyclopedia, making it easy to find the right barcode. Live Preview shows your barcode as you create it, with easy factor-based sizing options. Advanced artistic tools add borders, colors, text, and more. When finished, send to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign with dedicated buttons in one click, or export in vector EPS, TIFF, or PDF formats.

Major New Features In 6.0 For Designers And Graphics Professionals:
* Adobe InDesign integration: one click to send barcodes to InDesign
* Custom text above barcodes: add prices, text, and more
* Favorites keeps track of commonly used barcode symbologies for easy access
* Barcode Reports: create detailed "quick check" reports of barcodes for client portfolios
* Copy vector barcodes to the clipboard for easy pasting into desktop publishing apps like Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXPress
* Major new barcode symbologies: BIPAD (for magazines), Codabar (for libraries and shipping), and a redesigned asset tag generator
* New check digit tools for automating barcode generation
* Low contrast warning symbol for ensuring accurate color contrast
* Dozens of refinements, including Code 39 Full ASCII barcodes, Code 128 character set selection, a streamlined Symbology Guide, and much more

Barcode Producer is the industry standard barcode generation tool for Mac OS X (also available for Windows), supporting all major symbologies, including UPC, EAN, ITF-14, Bookland EAN / ISBN, GS1 DataBar, and many more.

Pricing and Availability:
Barcode Producer 6.0 is now shipping for $199.00 (USD), direct from Apparent with digital delivery. Upgrades from previous releases are $59.00 and include all 6.x updates free of charge. Mac OS X 10.4 or later is required; a Windows version is also available to support cross-platform design shops and organizations.

Apparent makes smart devices and software that rocks. Apparent's award-winning products and brands include IntelliScanner home and small business barcode readers that organize everything; Barcode Producer, the industry standard barcode generation suite for graphic designers; and Doxie, the amazing scanner for documents. Copyright (C) 2010 Apparent Corporation. 121 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511 USA. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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