NiceLabel 2019 vs NiceLabel 2017 – The new changes

If you’re a previous user of the older version of NiceLabel, the 2019 version has been released and we will be going over some of the changes of the new version.

NiceLabel 2019 brings a lot of new changes improvement to the software. All of the previous files from NiceLabel 2017 works within NiceLabel 2019. All of the previous existing labels and assets are compatible in the newer version without any conversion or migration. 

NiceLabel 2019 Label Design and Print

The 2019 database is centralized in replacement strings configuration on the Control Center. All NiceLabel print clients will use that central configuration. If you upgrade from NiceLabel 2017 and want to use the per-client configuration of the connecting string replacements, you must re-configure the client to use the local configuration.


The cliparts are no longer included in the new version. The clipart requires an update to be in line with the regulatory compliance changes in recent years.

If you upgrade from NiceLabel 2017, you will be kept the existing version of the cliparts on your system.

Printer settings from the printer driver are default

When new labels are created and select a printer driver, the default for where the printer settings are loaded. The settings control the label printer, such as speed, darkness, offsets and similar fine-tuning of the printer.

While printing, the settings are now loaded from the printer driver. Previously, the default was that the label file itself contained a copy of the printer settings.

NiceLabel Print not connecting to Web locations

NiceLabel no longer supports loading labels and Web solutions from the PowerForms Web server. NiceLabel Print can be used to load labels and solutions from your local or network-accessible locations.

To use labels and to run solutions from PowerForms Web server, use the NiceLabel Web Client.

Reconfiguration of web applications recommended after an upgrade

NiceLabel 2019 will convert the Web printing applications from the old “Web Clients” into new “Web Applications” in the Control Center. The application registration is changed, but the label and solution files remain unmodified.

You can reconfigure the registration of Web Applications and merge some of them into one to make the list tidier. NiceLabel 2019 no longer requires you to create separate “Web Clients” to run the same solution. Now, you can assign the same user to run several Web Applications. If the user is assigned to two or more applications, a selector will display on startup.

The Bottom Line

These are some of the main features that are in the new NiceLabel 2019 version. For a complete list – check out the full list at NiceLabel’s support page.

You can purchase a physical copy of NiceLabel 2019 from LabelBasic with free US Shipping. You can also try a free 30-day trial and see if it is right for your labeling solution.