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In case you haven’t seen any previous blog posts, the industrial Brother printer models start with “PT-E” and the industrial Dymo models start with “XTL”. Here’s a comparison of the 2016 models that will be on the market for the next few years. Click the image above to see the model numbers for each of the printers. Use the checkboxes below to filter out different models of printers to help you compare fewer models.
As you can probably tell from the cheesy picture I put together, this is a showdown between the old Brother P-Touch 7600 and its replacement, the PT-E550W.
Below is a table of all the important details to compare between the two models. Below the table is an explanation of the differences.
|Features||PT-7600 (Discontinued)||PT-E550W (Current)|
|TZe Tape Sizes||6, 9, 12, 18 & 24mm||3.5, 6, 9, 12, 18 & 24mm|
|HSe Tubing Sizes||None||5.8, 8.8, 11.7, 17.7 & 23.6mm|
|Print Resolution||180 DPI||180 DPI|
|Max. Print Height||18mm on 24mm tape||18mm on 24mm tape|
|Max. Print Lines||7 on 24mm tape||7 on 24mm tape|
|Print Speed||10mm per second||Up to 30mm per second|
|Screen (LCD)||2 line backlit single character||2 line backlit full dot matrix|
|Cutter||Manual with pause||Automatic full and part cut|
|Connectivity||USB||USB & WiFi|
|Memory||2,000 characters||18,000+ characters & 99 files|
|Software||Mac & Windows||Android, iOS, Mac & Windows|
|Labels Types||Normal, Vertical, Rotate, Cable Wrap, Cable Flag, Port, Panel1, Panel2, Flag||Normal, Vertical, Rotate, Cable Wrap, Cable Flag, Faceplate, Heat Shrink Tube, Patch Panel, Punch Down Block|