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Benchtop Printer Comparison Guide

Brady's benchtop printing systems are the ultimate solution for high performance printing and labeling. The printers shown below range from large, high volume sign and label printers to smaller, compact printing systems. Each printer offers a range of capabilities to meet your unique needs, from safety signs and pipe markers to wire markers and patch panels - and everything in between. Contact a Brady representative today to learn more about which Brady benchtop printer is best for you.

 

Safety and Facility Identification Sign and Label Printers

  S3100 Benchtop Printer BBP37 Benchtop Printer BBP85 Benchtop Printer J5000 Benchtop Printer

BradyPrinter™ S3100

BBP®35 and BBP®37

BBP®85

BradyJet J2000

BradyJet J5000

Print Technology Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer Ink Jet Ink Jet
Print Resolution 300dpi 300dpi 300dpi 4800dpi 4800dpi
Max Print Width 4.000" 4.000" 10.000" 4.000" 8.000"
Color Capabilities Monocolor (some pre-printed multicolor supplies also available) Multicolor & ability to cut out shapes and text Multicolor Full Color Full Color
PC Connect or Stand Alone PC Connect and
Stand Alone
PC Connect and
Stand Alone
PC Connect and
Stand Alone
PC Connect only PC Connect only
Application

• Arc flash
• Equipment panels
• Facility and safety ID
• GHS and chemical
• Lab
• Electronics ID
• Lean / 5S
• Magnetic and cold-temp
• Panel and push button
• Pipe markers 
• Reflective &
  glow-in-the-dark
• Signs
• Tags

• Arc flash
• Equipment panels
• Facility and safety ID
• GHS and chemical
• Lean / 5S
• Magnetic and cold-temp
• Metallized, polyimide and
  static dissapative
• Panel & push button
• Pipe markers 
• Reflective &
  glow-in-the-dark
• Signs
• Tags

• Distribution center 
• GHS
• Large equipment
• Lean / 5S      
• Pallet 
• Pipe markers
• Safety signs

• GHS/Hazcomm
• Pipe markers 
• Warehouse marking
• Visual workplace
• Lean / 5S 
• Lockout tags
• General ID
• Industrial ID
• Laboratory ID

• Arc flash 
• Equipment
• GHS/Hazcomm
• Pipe markers      
• Safety signs
  & warning labels
• Lean / 5S
• Kaizen event
• Lock labels (w/photos)
• Asset management
• Department signage
• Finished goods
List Price (CAD) $2,215.00 $3,225.00-$3,760.00 $4,605.00 $2,120.00 $4,995.00
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Wire & Cable ID, Product ID, Circuit Board Traceability, Laboratory ID Printers

  BBP12 Benchtop Printer i5100 Benchtop Printer i5300 Benchtop Printer i7100
 

BBP®12

BradyPrinter™ i3300

BradyPrinter™ i5100

BradyPrinter™ i5300

BradyPrinter™ i7100

Typical Volume Usage Guidelines* 1000 labels / day 3000 labels / day 5000 labels / day 5000 labels / day 7000+ labels / day
Print Technology Thermal Transfer and
Direct Thermal
Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer and
Direct Thermal
Thermal Transfer and
Direct Thermal
Thermal Transfer and
Direct Thermal
Print Resolution 300dpi 300dpi 300dpi or 600dpi 300dpi or 600dpi 300dpi or 600dpi
Max Print Width 4.160” 4.250" 4.160” 4.25" 4.000"
Min Label Dimension 0.40" 0.25" 0.20" 0.20" 0.125"
Print Speed up to 8 ips up to 5 ips up to 9 ips up to 10 ips up to 11 ips
Loading & Unloading Loose ribbons and media, thread-though with calibration required Drop in ribbon and media cartridges, no calibration required, no wasted labels Loose ribbons and media, thread-though with calibration required Drop in ribbon and media cartridges, no calibration required, no wasted labels Loose ribbons and media, thread-though with calibration required
Color Capabilities Monocolor Monocolor (some
preprinted multicolor
supplies also available)
Monocolor Monocolor (some
preprinted multicolor
supplies also available)
Monocolor
PC Connect or Stand Alone PC Connect only PC Connect only PC Connect only PC Connect only PC Connect only
Application

• Applications requiring 
  a small desktop 
  footprint
• Laboratory ID
• General ID
• Product ID
• Wire and cable ID

• Wire and cable ID
• Panel and enclosure ID
• Circuit board labels
• Product labels &
  rating plates (OEM)
• Barcode labels
• Asset tracking
• Miscellaneous
  die-cut labels
• Laboratory specimen
  labels
• Arc flash labels
• COVID safety labeling
• Pipe markers
• Safety signs
  & warning labels
• Lean / 5S labels
• Tags
• Equipment labels
• GHS labels

• Wire and cable ID
• Panel & enclosure ID
• Circuit board labels
• Product labels &
  rating plates (OEM)
• Barcode labels
• Asset tracking
• Miscellaneous
  die-cut labels
• Laboratory specimen labels
• Arc flash labels

• Asset tracking
• Barcode labels
• Circuit board labels
• Component and
  equipment labeling
• Data & telecommunications labels
• Electrical labeling
• Facility identification
• General purpose
• Laboratory ID
• Pipe & valve marking
• Solar panel labels
• Wire and cable ID

• Higher-volume applications
• Accommodates
  small size, thicker
  and specialty materials
• Wire sleeves
• Wire and cable ID
• Panel & enclosure ID
• Nomex Tags
• Circuit board labels
• Product labels &
  rating plates (OEM)
• Barcode labels
• Asset tracking
• Miscellaneous
  die-cut labels
• Laboratory specimen labels

List Price (CAD)  $1,100.00  $1,725.00  $2780.00  $2,799.00  $3,150.00
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*assumes 1"x2" general die cut labels

Automated Labeling Printers

  A6200 Benchtop Printer Wraptor A6500 A8500 Benchtop Printer
 

Wraptor™ A6200 Wrap Printer Applicator

Wraptor™ A5500 Flag Printer Applicator

Wraptor™ A6500 Wire ID Printer Applicator

BradyPrinter A8500

Typical Volume Usage Guidelines* 3000 labels/day 7000+ labels/day 7000+ labels/day 7000+ labels/day
Print Technology Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer
Print Resolution 300dpi 300dpi 300dpi 300dpi or 600 dpi
Max Print Width 1.0" 2.0" 2.0" 4.0"
Min Label Dimension 0.75" 0.75" 0.75" 0.16"
Print Speed up to 1.5 ips up to 3 ips up to 3 ips 11.8 ips
Color Capabilities Monocolor Monocolor Monocolor Monocolor
PC Connect or Stand Alone Stand-Alone &
PC Connect only
Stand-Alone &
PC Connect only
Stand-Alone &
PC Connect only
Stand-Alone &
PC Connect only
Application

• Wire and cable ID
• Automated print
  and apply
• Self-laminating and wrap around labels

• Automated print
  and apply
• Data communications
• Flag labels

• Automated print
  and apply
• Data communications
• Self-laminating and wrap around labels
• Component and
  equipment labeling
• Automated print
  and apply
List Price (CAD)  $4,374.99  $17,499.00  $17,499.00  Contact Brady
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*assumes 1"x2" general die cut labels



Test 3rd party software integration for intended application prior to purchase.
** Performance dependent on label text and size of print run.
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