Smead Announces the Latest ColorBar Software Release


HASTINGS, Minn. (February 8, 2011) - Smead®, a leading provider of filing and organizational products and an inventor of the color-coding concept, has introduced the latest version of Smead ColorBar® color labeling software product.

When Smead introduced the color-coded shelf filing nearly a half century ago, it revolutionized the way organizations managed their records. Color coding works because people recognize colors much faster than they read text, allowing file room personnel to file and retrieve documents in a fraction of the time of other filing methods. A misfiled folder breaks the color pattern and stands out among other folders, virtually eliminating misplaced files along with the frustration and wasted time spent looking for them. Simply put, Smead ColorBar products increase filing and retrieval productivity in document intensive departments by providing better access to paper files.

"We're always striving to make ColorBar the best color labeling software product available. With this release, we have delivered a product that gives our customers the most feature-rich, easy-to-use color labeling software in the marketplace," says Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Sales at Smead.

The ColorBar 7.0 suite of color labeling products provides users the power to produce labels with maximum ease and flexibility. Whether printing one label at a time, designing custom labels, or printing from multiple locations, ColorBar meets businesses color labeling needs. ColorBar products include:

ColorBar® Composer - A full-featured, easy-to-use design application, ColorBar Composer offers unmatched label design features for creating custom label designs.

ColorBar® Print - A stand-alone application, ColorBar Print prints labels from virtually any data, on any printer. Perfect for file rooms printing one or multiple labels at a time, ColorBar Print works with unlimited label designs.

ColorBar® Network - Perfect for those applications requiring multiple users, ColorBar Network provides flexibility and usability with concurrent seat licensing and unlimited label design support.

ColorBar® Express™ – ColorBar Express now offers the same best-selling functionality of ColorBar Print packaged into a convenient and cost-efficient ASP/web service model that's ideal for on-demand labeling needs.

ColorBar® Supplies - Whether you print one label or multiple labels at a time, ColorBar labels are always the right choice. They deliver exceptional print quality and hassle-free label printing. Designed specifically to work with ColorBar software, the full line of ColorBar 8" and 7-1/2" sheeted labels provide accurate color matching and uniformity.

The ColorBar 7 suite of products has been certified by Microsoft® as compatible with Windows 7®. For more information on the ColorBar 7.0 suite of products, visit

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Smead Manufacturing Company, a leader in office filing products and records management systems, was established in 1906 in Hastings, Minnesota. Smead is a privately held, certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offering thousands of organizational products for use in the home or office. For more information on Smead’s high-quality organizational products, including hundreds of environmentally friendly products made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)-certified materials, visit To find your personal organizing style, visit Smead Organomics at