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If you're printing labels on a daily basis in your office, warehouse, shop or even at home, then there is a chance you're using a Dymo product to do this.
Dymo is very well recognised globally for their printers and labels from industrial handhelds to office desktops. Dymo started in California in 1985 as an embossing company. In 2005 they acquired Newell Rubbermaid, a Fortune 100 company. Ever since then their product range has expanded to include card scanning solutions and shipping/mailing scales to name a couple. Dymo have been looking to make everyones lives easier and their first step to doing this has been making a web app so choosing the correct printer and labels can be done in a breeze. Watch the video above and visit the website to help make your choice.
The PT-D600 is the first of Brother's range that features a colour screen. It's a direct replacement for the P-Touch 2730 which was always a great printer for office use. The PPI of the screen is also higher than most of the previous models making the print preview of the labels and viewing the fonts clear and easy to see. As usual this printer, like other Brother printers, detects what size TZe tape you've inserted but this also detects the colour so what you see on the screen is what you get out the printer. Featuring an automatic electric cutter this printer will cut the labels for you. You can choose to cut each label, at the end of a batch or switch the cutter off completely.
This tough printer with smart capabilities can literally take a hit and still perform like new every time. With laboratory symbols, vial/tube auto-sizing, drop-lock-and-go cartridges, a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and two year warranty adds up to an affordable tool for quick and efficient label making in any type of laboratory. High quality label materials designed specifically for the laboratory environment create durable,
As with every Brady printer, the quality of the product never ceases to impress me. Being in the position I am, I'm fortunate enough to play around with many printers. The Brady BBP31 label printer is by far the easiest to use considering how advanced it is. Everything inside is colour coded with guides so it's almost impossible to accidentally put something in the wrong place or the wrong way round. Ribbons and labels will only go one way round. Everything that is yellow moves. If something hasn't been moved when it was meant to have been, it'll tell you on the screen. If you've inserted the wrong ribbon for the media, it'll tell you. It has a wiper arm for continuous media which it recommends lowering. This is so it can remove any dust from the media before
Breaking from the norm of labelling using tape and die-cut media, Brother have produced this unusual machine. It prints single colour ribbon onto single tape but this isn't your normal 3-36mm TZe tape, it's packaging tape. The idea is you can print on demand custom packaging tape to be used on parcels or products for either added security, personalization and more. For example you want to add extra security verification you can produce a tape that says something like "SECURELY SEALED 8/6/2018 - REJECT IF DAMAGED" and use the tape to seal a parcel closed before it's dispatched. You could also add some customization by printing
Brady's BMP 21-PLUS and Brother's PT-E300 are very similar printers both targeted at the same users for the same environment. How do they compare with functionality, quality and the labels they produce? Below is a table of features to compare.
Features Brother Brady Maximum continuous width 18mm 19mm Minimum continuous width 3.5mm 6mm Average tape length of all compatible media 4.4m 4.5m Keyboard type QWERTY ABCDEF Post print option None / Cut None / Cut & grab
As a facility Inspector at Heathrow I am responsible for ensuring that some 3000 street lights are asset labelled. This helps enable our engineering teams to effectively maintain these essential assets. I had been using an Easystep 4000 label machine for this task, however a couple of months ago this machine broke down and as it was over 20 years old I was unable to effect a repair. Through our first tier supplier I was recommended the Labelstation Pro200 to replace the old machine through Labelzone. This was ordered and I received the new machine about a month ago. After some teething problems with installing software (Heathrow administration to blame) I successfully installed the software onto a laptop. I then started attempting to
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