Label Printer Selection Guide: 5 Questions Before You Purchase


Thermal transfer label printers are commonly used by professionals in a wide array of industries for equipment identification, pipe marking & safety labeling. Because printing requirements differ based on several criteria, it is important that you select the right label printer for your next project. The purpose of this label printer selection guide is to help you narrow your choice of desktop or handheld label printers based on 5 basic questions. Continue reading

Introducing the Brady BMP21-Plus

BMP21-PLUS_Volt_Right-web750pxBrady Corporation has introduced the new BMP21-Plus portable label printer. Print industrial labels that stay stuck with a rugged, drop tested printer.

BMP21-PLUS Order Now.

What’s New?

    • Lower Price
    • Rechargeable BMP21-PLUS-BATT Li-Ion battery or AA batteries
    • New smaller tape widths of 0.25″
    • More rugged construction
    • Higher visibility color scheme
    • More symbols
    • 2 Year warranty

Frequently Asked Questions:
Will the BMP21-PLUS work with my current BMP21 cartridges?
Yes the BMP21-PLUS will work with all BMP21 cartridges and it will work with the new 0.25″ supplies.
Does the BMP21-PLUS include a rechargeable battery?
The standard BMP21-PLUS configuration does not include the rechargeable battery, but a battery can be purchased separately. The BMP21-PLUS-KIT1 does include the rechargeable battery. All BMP21-PLUS models will run from 6 AA batteries.
Does the BMP21-PLUS work with my current BMP21 AC charger?
Yes the BMP21 AC charger has not changed and will work with all models.

BMP21-PLUS Standard Features:

  • Rugged and Dependable – meets shock and vibration testing per MIL-STD-810G Method 5.16.6.S4.6.5
  • Automatic label formatting for wire wraps, patch panels, terminal blocks, cable flags and general banner labels
  • Drop and Lock Cartridges
  • Tape Widths 0.25″ to 0.75″
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • 70 material parts
  • Includes lanyard for easy portability
  • Label Grabber holds label after cutting so it doesn’t fall to the floor
  • 104 symbols for electrical, smart home, safety and data communications
  • 2 Year Warranty

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Save 30% on select Brady Printers.

Save Now and Label More!

Select Brady label printers are now 30% off through May 30, 2014. Click the links below to purchase a machine online at the promotional price (no additional steps necessary). For more information check out the brady printer save 30 promo sales sheet or call 800-782-1235. Offer valid only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

BBP31 Spring Promo 30% off
BBP31 Sign & Label Printer
Catalog# BBP31-PROMO4

  1. Prints labels up to 4″ wide in 8-10 year outdoor vinyl
  2. Extremely simple – just walk up and print, anyone can do it
  3. Operates as stand alone or with PC connectivity

Brady BBP33 Spring printer promoBBP33 Label Printer
Catalog# BBP33-PROMO4

  1. Prints on the very first labe – no wasted labels
  2. Material changeovers in 20 seconds!
  3. Automatic label setup with no calibration
  4. Wire ID, Facility & Safety ID and Product ID-all in one printer!

Globalmark spring printer promoGlobalMark 2 Industrial Label Maker

  1. Prints multi-color labels up to 4” wide, and cuts out shapes
  2. Large touchscreen with LCD display
  3. Large library of templates, graphics and applications

BMP71 30% off spring promotionBMP71 Label Printer
Catalog# BMP71-PROMO4

  1. Prints labels up to 2” wide
  2. 400+ pre-cut & continuous labels – custom available too
  3. Full color screen



  1. Prints labels up to 10″ wide with 8-10 year outdoor durable materials.
  2. Prints multiple colors on the same sign or label
  3. Large, full color touch screen
  4. 20-second supply changeovers.
Brady Corporation reserves the right to cancel this promotional offer at any time. Brady reserves the right to refuse any request. Printer must be purchased by May 30, 2014 to receive the promotional price.

New LS1000XP Laser Engraver 24″ x 48″

Introducing the all new 24″x48″ LS1000XP large format CO2 laser engraving system. The LS1000XP is the fastest large format laser system for cutting and engraving. With laser power sources ranging from 40 watt up to 150 watt systems the LS1000 XP has the versatility to get the job done. Request an LS1000 XP quote today.
Standard Features
- Stand with casters & storage drawers
- Print & cut registration
- Recall of up to 99 jobs
- Job complete alarm
- Air assist
- Auto Z
- Red laser pointer
- Point & shoot job registration

For more information or to request a quote check out the LS1000 XP Laser Engraving Machine product page.

New Updates to Safety Sign Standards

Under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard update, organizations can now use either the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standards from 1967-1968 (ANSI Z53.1, Z35.1 & Z35.2) or from 2011 (ANSI Z535.1, Z535.2 & Z535.5) for safety signage.

Referencing both ANSI standards gives you the option to comply with either the old or new safety sign specifications. While you will not be fined if you don’t update your signage to the new standard, there are benefits to it and the acceptance of the standard offers a good time to review your organization’s visual workplace communications.

Shop online for the latest ANSI safety signs from Brady.

For an updated list of safety signs that comply or to receive pricing on a custom sign need please send us an email or call 800.782.1235

Free Engraving Software Promotion

EngraveLabPurchase any HX Series Engraving system from Hansen Supply and receive a free copy of EngraveLab Foundation ($499 value). Offer valid now through April 1st, 2014. Simply add a machine to the shopping cart or give us a call to place an order and your copy of EngraveLab Foundation will be sent automatically. For more information on EngraveLab check out our engraving software section. Valid HX series engravers include the HX-86, HX-128, HX-129, HX-1612 and the HX-2416. For more information about these machines please check out our engraving machine pages. EngraveLab is the world’s top selling engraving software and is compatible with 100′s of engraving systems from more than 50 different manufactures.

IDXPERT and LABXPERT to be obsolete

IDXPERT OBSOLETEBrady Corporation has announced the Brady IDXPERT and LABXPERT label printers will no longer be available as of December 31, 2013. The IDXPERT printer has been replaced with two upgraded models the BMP51 and BMP41. The Brady BMP51 is a 1.5″ printer with a qwerty style keyboard and rechargeable battery. The Brady BMP41 label printer is a 1.0″ printer with a qwerty style keyboard and rechargeable battery.

Promotional Offer
For a limited time save 10% off a new BMP41 or BMP51 printer with the promotion code: XPERT at checkout. Offer does not combine with any other discount. Valid until January 31st, 2014. Sku’s that are eligible for the discount include: 75447314707, 75447314703, BMP41-KIT and BMP41-KIT-HC. Applies to online orders from only.

Supplies and Repairs
IDXPERT supplies will not be obsolete and will still be available for at least five years. Brady has a proven track record for keeping discontinued printer supplies for 10 years or more. IDXPERT supplies will not work in the newer BMP41 or BMP51 printers. Most IDXPERT supplies sizes and materials will be available in the new printers. Repair service is still being offered for the IDXPERT and LABXPERT printers for a period of 3 years.

Help Me!
If you are in need of replacing an older IDXPERT or if you don’t know which printer to choose please send us an email or give us a call 800-782-1235 we are here to help.

Related Links
BMP41 Label Printer
BMP51 Label Printer

Trade Up program for BMP41 / BMP51

bmp41-and-bmp51Trade up to a better
labeling experience.

Get the best label types. Get the best label materials.

And get the printer that does it all for FREE!

Send us your qualifying continuous-supply-only printer and purchase 6 label cartridges for the Brady BMP41 or BMP51 printer and we’ll send you the Brady printer for FREE!

To take advantage of this offer give us a call to verify your printer model is available for trade-up and order supplies (800)782-1235 or buy 6 rolls of BMP41 or BMP51 supplies online and send in your printer with a copy of the online order. Free printers will be shipped after trade-in printer has been received. See below for qualifying printers and shipping instructions.
BMP41 Promo banner

Send Printers to:
Attn: Trade-up promo
Hansen Supply Co
922 NW Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107
Include the label printer and a copy of your order for 6 qualifying label cartridges.

Qualifying Trade-up Printers
3M – PL150
3M – PL200
3M – PL300
Brother – PT 1400
Brother – PT 7500
Brother – PT 7600
Brother – PT E100
Brother – PT E300
DuraLabel – DL 2000
Dymo – Rhino 4200
Dymo – Rhino 5200
Dymo – Rhino 6000
Epson – LW300
Epson – LW400
Epson – LW400VP
Epson – LW700
Epson – MK1500
Hellerman-Tyton – Spirit / Spirit 2100
K-Sun – BEE / BEE3
K-Sun – Green machine
Kroy – 5100
Panduit – LS8 / LS8E / LS8EQ (panther)
Panduit – LS9 (cougar)

Offer valid in U.S. and Canada. Separate offer in Mexico-contact local Brady office for details. All free printers must ship to end user customer. Traded-in printer(s) must be of a qualifying make & model and in working condition. Limit of 1 free printer per qualified printer traded in, and no limit to the quantity of qualified printers traded in per end user. Six (6) supply cartridges for BMP41 / 51 printers must be purchased for each printer traded in. Qualified printer(s) traded in must be sent to Brady along with the unique TRADE IN CODE NUMBER generated during your distributor’s online form submission. Free printer(s) will be shipped within 5 days of online form submission. Traded-in printer(s) must be received at Brady within 20 days of online form submission and Hansen Supply reserves the right to invoice user for full amount of the Brady printer(s) sent in the event the traded-in printer(s) are not sent to Hansen Supply. Hansen Supply reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time and to refuse any request.