The Brady BMP51 thermal printer, and its sister model the BMP53, represents a serious step forward in the evolution of portable label printing. Introduced early in 2012, these two muscular printers are essentially the same except that the BMP53 has no keyboard for stand-alone use. While printers using smart cartridge technology take the pain out of setting up labels from scratch they tend to be restricted in versatility and size maxima, but this model produces labels up to a reasonable 38mm wide (maximum print width 36mm).
At 300 dpi resolution the BMP51/53 is as good as any on the market for print quality and label longevity and boasts a robust construction suitable for most industrial and laboratory environments, its demand volume niche being about 250 labels per day. Weighing less than 1.5Kg and churning
The Brother GL100 garden plant labels hand-held printer is designed primarily for horticulturists and gardeners but is also useful as a general purpose home and office labeller. The GL100 can print on three widths of label: 6mm, 9mm and 12mm from Brother’s TZ range of tape cartridges. These cartridges automatically identify themselves to the printer when inserted and produce labels that are resistant to sun and rain, and can withstand temperatures from -80°C to +150°C. Humidity, abrasion, oil and most chemicals are also withstood. Apart from the regular black print on white label the range includes options such as fluorescent and transparent finish (standard laminated range) and matt finish, extra strong adhesive, and flexi ID in the specialist non-laminated range. Standard tapes have a length of eight metres.
The Dymo LabelManager 260P is lightweight, fits snugly in your hand at 120 x 173 x 62mm, and is inviting to use. If you are a ‘qwerty’ keyboard orientated user then the alphabetically laid out keys of printers like this can initially slow down your typing, but how little this matters when there is so much compensation in the printer’s overall ease of use. The 260P uses the D
Table of contents
- Printing from a Brother QL-560
- Printing from a Dymo Labelwriter
- Printing from a Canon iR2016
- Creating PDFs from any file with the iPhone
- In conclusion
Eurosmartz recently made an update to its Print & Share iPhone application, one of which we thought was worth highlighting. The Dymo Labelwriter range has been added to its officially supported devices, which we’ve decided to put to the test. Additionally, you might be curious if alternative brands of label printers will work with Print n Share, more on that coming up. But first, what is Print & Share?
What is Print N Share?
Print & Share is an application for the ever-ubiquitous iPhone, allowing you to print emails, files, web pages, contacts, the whole shebang. It also enables you to share documents with your desktop computer (both PC/Mac compatible) or laptop.