Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All Pluses, No Minuses: Brady's New BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer

Attention Brady BMP®21 Printer users: Your printer is obsolete! But there's a "plus" side to that news…The Brady BMP®21-PLUS.

The new BMP21-PLUS offers increased durability, additional applications, smart automatic formatting with drop-in label cartridges, and a lower price. And for BMP21 users who still have label materials left, you'll be happy to know you can use them with the -PLUS model as well.

MORE, MORE, MORE – HOW DO YOU LIKE IT, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT?

Brady's original BMP21 was a very popular and successful portable label printer. Now, with the BMP21-PLUS, Brady has taken all of the good things from the original and added MORE:
  • More ruggedness
  • More visibility
  • More battery life
  • More applications
  • More symbols
  • More materials
  • More money left in your pocket
The BMP21-PLUS printer features beefed up protective bumpers/internal shock resistance, a new high-visibility color scheme, the ability to use the rechargeable Li-ION or AA batteries, a myriad of new applications, 100+ electric, smart home, safety, and datacom symbols; 24 new material parts, and a starting price under $100.

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A BRADY BMP21-PLUS

If you're new to the market for a portable label printer, choosing the BMP21-PLUS is a no-brainer. Existing BMP21 users should also consider a -PLUS purchase to take advantage of the upgraded performance and new label materials.

Here's a quick look at the main differences between the two printers:

BMP®21 Portable Label Printer BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer
  • $145 MSRP
  • Rugged, but looks delicate
  • Uses AA batteries
  • 1-year warranty
  • Confusing product/kit offerings (1 solo printer and 5 kits)
  • $99 MSRP
  • Hi-Vis color
  • Molded rubber bumpers
  • Li-ION battery or AAs
  • More symbols added
  • Flag Mode added
  • Circuit Breaker Mode added
  • Time/date stamp added
  • "Zero type" selection added
  • 2-year warranty
  • Uses existing BMP21 cartridges
  • Additional Cartridges Added: Brown, gray, purple vinyl colors; yellow PermaSleeve, white on clear, ¼" wide supply

APPLICATIONS + MATERIALS = QUICK & EASY LABEL CREATION

As mentioned, existing BMP21 M21 cartridges (46 currently available) will work with the new BMP21-PLUS (unless otherwise specified). In addition, there are 24 new M21 cartridges, including Self-Laminating Vinyl (for wire & cable), PermaSleeve Wire Markers (for wire & cable), Nylon Cloth (for flat, smooth surfaces/textured surfaces/wire & cable), Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl (for flat, smooth surfaces/textured surfaces/outdoor use/harsh environments), and Polyester (for flat, smooth surfaces) labels.

These existing and new materials make the BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer a smart choice for a wide variety of labeling applications including: Electrical & Automation (wire & cable, terminal block strips, inside-panel components, front-of-panel, circuit breaker strip, outlets, and junction boxes), Datacomm & IT (data cable, cable flags, patch panel strips, data center equipment, faceplates, ports, and tools/storage), and Visual Workplace/Maintenance/Industrial (bins/shelves/drawers, equipment/machinery, safety equipment, lean 5S, panels/breakers).

The rugged (passed shock and vibration testing per MIL-STD-810G Method 5.16.6 S4.6.5), fast (drop-lock-and-print materials), and versatile (tape widths 0.25" to 0.75") BMP21-PLUS offers a two-year warranty. In addition to the stand-alone printer, kit, and 70 material choices, Brady also offers several accessories for use with the BMP21-PLUS (magnet attachment, multi-functional tool, AC power adapter, Li-ION battery pack, and hard case).

To order your Brady BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer, accessories, or materials, please visit QSource.com. For questions, or additional info, contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email.


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