Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers.

Cloud also refers to hosted (SaaS - Software As A Service) application deployments.

Desktop Designer

Desktop Designer is an application for designing and printing labels.


Labels are the final physical outputs of NiceLabel software. Labels contain a wide variety of printed information, including images, barcodes, tracking, and shipping data.

You can print static labels or labels filled with dynamic variables with values from external data sources.

In NiceLabel software, "Label" refers to printed labels, and "Label templates" to labels yet to be printed.

Label template

Label templates are electronic files. "Label template" refers to yet-to-be-printed labels in desktop Designer and other software. Label templates contain a wide variety of information, including images, barcodes, tracking, and shipping data. You can create static label templates or label templates filled with dynamic variables with values from external data sources.

Use label templates to design and print physical labels.


License is legal permission to use Loftware applications. You can buy NiceLabel licenses from Loftware.

Printer driver

A printer driver is a software that converts the printing data on your computer to a format your printers can understand. Printer drivers allow your computer to communicate with your printers and send print requests. Printer drivers allow applications to do printing without being aware of the technical details of printer models.

Print job

A print job is a file or set of files that you submit when you want to print. Print jobs are typically identified by unique numbers and are assigned to a particular printer. Print jobs can also have options such as media size, number of copies, and priority. A print job is a single, queueable print system object that represents a document that needs to be rendered and transferred to your printer.

Printer seat (printer-seat-based license)

Printer seats are printer usage units. With each printing to a different physical or virtual (XPS, PDF), a printer takes one printer seat.

Printer-seat-based license

Multiuser licenses allow you to install NiceLabel on an unlimited number of computers. However, your license allows a limited number of printer seats. Make sure to purchase enough printer seats so enough printers are available for your print jobs.

If you exceed the number of printer seats, you get a warning on your screen and enter a "grace period" of 30 days. Your printers still print during the grace period.

If after 30 days the printer usage list contains more printers than you have printer seats on your license, Control Center purges your printer list of unused printers, reduces the number of active printers, and frees printer seats. That means that after 30 days Control Center reduces the number of available printers to match your licenses. Printer seats remain for only the most recently used printers.

Print queue

A print queue is a list of printer output jobs held in a reserved memory area. The queue controls your print order. You can go to the print queue to see the status of printer jobs, put print jobs on hold, cancel print jobs, or change the order of printing.

Sample (label)

Sample labels represent typical industry labels which you can use as a base layout for creating your own labels or exploring sample label designs.

Subscription (NiceLabel Cloud)

Subscriptions to NiceLabel Cloud are activated when companies purchase NiceLabel Cloud licenses.

Do not mix subscriptions with NiceLabel Cloud accounts (Control Center users).