Reviews

  1. Dymo Rhino 4200 Review

    The Dymo Rhino 4200 has been around for a long time. I thought it would be worth doing this little review as it's a great value printer for what it does. As I type this, the printer is on offer at £34.49 +VAT with free standard delivery, which puts it in great competition with the Brother PT-E series. This print features a great selection of tape materials and printable label types for any electrician or communications installer.


    Features

    Information about the features of this printer are very sparse. This is what I've found from the Dymo specification sheet:

    • QWERTY keyboard.
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  2. BarTender Print Portal App for Android and iOS

    Seagull Scientific have released an app for Android and Apple phones and tablets. I was going to have a play with this as soon as it was released, but I thought I'd let the dust settle just in case there were any bugs or unfinished features in the app (wishful thinking as there hasn't been any updates in nearly a year). I'd say it would be a wise choice to wait for the next version (BarTender 2017?) as today you will stumble into a plethora of teething problems.


    Setting up

    Firstly, a lot of the setting up is done through the "Web Print Portal" web page on the host machine which can be accessed locally through http://localhost/BarTender/. Once you can access it from another machine (by allowing the IIS option in Windows Firewall), you can continue setting it up, change other settings, and print

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  3. Brady BBP85 Launch a new Label Printer

    New Brady Industrial Printer Coming Soon

    Brady are set to launch the all new Brady BBP85 Industrial Printer. This is the most exciting printer to come from Brady in recent years. It picks up where the aging PowerMark left off by bringing a more powerful and versatile system to market. The Brady BBP85 promises to take "on demand" printing to another level. Using the latest touch screen technology with super fast image processing the Brady BBP85 is set to become a must have printing system for all MRO and Off-shore facilities.

    With a choice of connectivity, the Brady BBP85 brings true networking printing to give wider access to the printer around you organisation, plus it features wireless connectivity too. The 56MB internal storage, flip down keyboard and the built in image library also makes this an ideal stand-alone print system. The Brady BBP85 will be available from Spring 2013. As the UK's leading Brady supplier we will be pleased to offer you a competitive trade

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  4. Colour Address Label Printer: Brother QL-800 & QL-810W Review

    First things first. It's not full colour, so please don't get too excited. However, it still is a fairly exciting thing because this a 2 colour printer that doesn't require any ink, toner or ribbon. This is the first twin colour direct thermal printer from Brother in the QL range, and the first in the market it's aimed at. As I'm reviewing 2 very similar printers at the same time, I'll review mostly the QL-800 and then mention any differences with the QL-810W.


    Features

    • 300x600 dpi print resolution
    • 93 labels per minute (110 labels per minute on the QL-810W)
    • Automatic Cutter
    • 62mm wide print
    • Prints black & red with DK-22251
    • USB connection (and Wi-Fi on the QL-810W)
    • Windows and Mac software included (downloadable Android &
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  5. LabelStation Industrial with Fitted Rewinder - Updated Video

    Our LabelStation Industrial Label Printer has the option for a unique factory-fitted, built-in label roll rewinder. Below are a couple examples of why you would need an internal rewinder on this printer.

    Example 1: PAT Labels

    Problem You're an electrician who does PAT testing. You currently write on each label by hand at the time of testing. With the growth of your business and more tests to do you're starting to get lazy and messy with the details on each label to keep up with demand. Even writing them at home in the evenings isn't solving a problem. Solution You buy a LabelStation Industrial 300 with a factory-fitted internal rewinder. You design the label on
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  6. Update: Leitz Icon Label Printer Re-Review

    Leitz Icon Label Printer
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  7. Brother P-Touch Industrial Desktop Label Printers Comparison

    These products are discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.

    The following printers can be connected to a computer via USB which will allow for extra fonts and font styles installed on the computer to be used. All printer-installed fonts are listed in the table below.

    Print speeds: Fast = 10mm per second. Very Fast = 20mm per second. Super Fast = 80mm per second on HG tape and 20mm per second on TZ tape. The Brother P-Touch
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  8. P-Touch Desktop Label printer Comparison

    All the following printers can connect to a computer via USB and have a maximum print width of 62mm. They all use the Brother P-Touch Editor software which is a free download from the Brother website.

    The Brother QL-500 label printer is the most basic label printer and is currently the cheapest. It prints quickly and has a manual cutter. This means you have to slide a thumb-sized tab to the right to cut between labels. This isn't required but it helpful to separate labels or cut the continuous rolls to the desired size.

    The Brother QL-560 Label Printer is the same as the QL-500 but has an automatic electric cutter instead. Again this isn't required and can be switched off in the P-Touch Editor software. The Brother QL-650TD Label Printer has USB and serial (RS232) connection. It also has built-in memory to save label templates

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  9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Brother P-Touch D800W Printer Review
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  10. Brother GL-100, GL-200 and GL-H105 Label Printer Comparison

    Older models

    Current models

    labelzone.co.uk GL-200 GL-H105
    Tape sizes Up to 12mm Up to 12mm
    Print speed 10mm per second 20mm per second
    Lines of print Up to 2 Up to 2
    Font styles 9 9
    Fonts 1 1
    Borders / frames 5
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