March 2014 – Labelzone Blog

Monthly Archive: March 2014

Brady BMP41 Overview

This is the Brady BMP41 hand-held label printer, Brady’s latest mobile printer.
Launched late 2013, this printer came flying into the stream bursting with features and functionality. With it’s price tag between the BMP21 and BMP51 and it’s functionality between the BMP51 and BMP71, this printer is boasting to be the best.
Brady set the benchmark when it comes to usability. I found it very easy to print 5 sequential barcodes by pressing only 12 buttons, from power-on to print in under 15 seconds!
The clear display is backlit and has a higher DPI than equivalent Dymo and Brother models. The backlight is active from the first time you switch the printer on which is helpful as it saves hunting around for the buttons if you’re already in a low-light environment. If you’re not in complete darkness and would like to save some battery power, you can always switch it off.
The rubber keyboard clicks so you know you’ve successfully pressed a button (if you’ve ever used a rubber keyboard that doesn’t click, you’ll know that sometimes you may have pressed the button but not hard enough for it to be registered), has the QWERTY layout making it very easy to use and it’s very responsive. It’s likely you’re reading this on a computer and you’d know it’s easier to type on a QWERTY keyboard than an ABC keyboard. An ABC keyboard sounds easy because all the letters are in order but believe me, if you’re in a hurry it’s rather annoying unless you’re used to it.
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