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 it’s printed to. Continuous media can be subject to static which causes the attraction of dust. Printing onto dust can cause a loss in quality one way or another. The printer will also warn you if the arm is not down when it should be and vice versa.