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Brother GL-200 Label Printer Review

Print Quality: 7-stars
Print Speed: 7-stars
Versatility: 6-stars
Ease of Setup: 9-stars
Ease of Use: 8-stars

The Brother GL-200 garden label printer is designed primarily for horticulturists and gardeners (although it can be used as a general purpose domestic labeller) so if your potting shed is a bit of a muddle, the contents of that rusty biscuit tin on the top shelf a mystery, your tools rack in disarray, and your greenhouse liable to sprout something unexpected, then you might perceive a need to apply some labels. If you do, this printer could be the one for you.

The GL200 can print on three widths of label, these being: 6mm, 9mm and 12mm (from Brother’s TZ range of tape cartridges) and they are all resistant to fading in sun and rain, also to temperatures ranging from -80oC to +150ºC (which means they can be used in outer space), humidity, abrasion, oil and chemicals. Apart from the obvious options of black print on white label etc. the range includes such variations as fluorescent and transparent backing (standard laminated range) and matt finish, strong adhesive type, and flexi ID in the specialist non-laminated range. These ranges allow interesting combinations of character colour versus tape colour to make for jazzy labelling of your plant pots, seed trays, pesticide/fertiliser containers, storage racks and whatever else.
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Brady IDXpert Label Printer Review

This product is discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.
Print Quality: 7-stars
Print Speed: 7-stars
Versatility: 8-stars
Ease of Setup: 9-stars
Ease of Use: 8-stars

The Brady IDXpert is a stand-alone thermal label printer which has been designed with the professional in mind, being built to withstand industrial working conditions. Together with its accessories, it is protected by a plastic hard-case measuring 48 x 39 x 14 cm. The ID Xpert is available in two versions; desk-top and hand-held, each incorporating a manual cutter. Using interchangeable cartridges this printer allows the electrician or engineer to label patch panels, faceplates and cables in an industrial or domestic environment, and identify racks, bays and frames in a public network or data centre environment.
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Brother PT-1230 PC Label Printer Review

This product is discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.
Print Quality: 7-stars
Print Speed: 6-stars
Versatility: 5-stars
Ease of Setup: 9-stars
Ease of Use: 8-stars

Perhaps this little printer is the shape of things to come. It certainly gives new meaning to the word ‘portable’ as it can be moved around an office and plugged into any computer without software having to be installed first (which pleases the average IT department). However, there is a price to pay for this convenience, more of which later.

The printer is lightweight in construction and pleasing to handle, powered by six AAA cells (not supplied) and an optional power adaptor (not supplied), and comes with P-touch Editor Lite software for designing labels. When running from the battery, the printer shuts down after twenty minutes idle time to save power.
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Brother QL-560 Label Printer Review

This product is discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.

Print Quality: 8-stars
Print Speed: 8-stars
Versatility: 8-stars
Ease of Setup: 7-stars
Ease of Use: 9-stars

Printing address labels by the sheet on a standard office printer not only requires frequent changing of the paper tray contents but often leads to wasted labels. A dedicated label printer like the Brother QL-560 avoids these frustrations while introducing exciting new possibilities such as printing on clear or coloured film, printing a ‘banner’ on continuous label, printing barcodes, date and time stamping, and the use of a very versatile address book which can import records from Outlook.
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