Monday, November 14, 2011

Brady BMP53 Label Maker Labels:'s Guide to Making the Right Choice

Brady Worldwide's (Brady) exciting new BMP®53 Label Maker has 16 different material choices for its impressive selection of more than 130 label options. But finding the right label to get the job done doesn't have to be difficult or confusing. has created simple, but detailed paths to help you choose the right label for your specific application.

Start off by visiting's Brady BMP53 Label Cartridge page. Here you'll find a hyperlinked list of all of the BMP53 label options. This list is sorted by applications for each type of label (for example, Electrical ID Labels). There is also a link to go to's TechCenter (more on that later).

Application main categories available here include:
Appropriate subcategories are listed under each main category (for instance, Terminal Block Markers under the Electrical ID Labels category). If you click on one of the main category links (let's stick with the Electrical ID Labels example) you're presented with a page showing a pared down selection of Electrical ID Label applications including:
Clicking on one of the subcategory links takes you directly to the label choices for that specific application. For example, if you click on Brady BMP53 Automation & Electrical Component Markers, you wind up with a list of 16 different labels options.

Scrolling through this list, you can get a brief description and pricing information about each of the appropriate label choices. You can add any of these items to your shopping cart, or by clicking on a specific product, you'll go to the detailed product page for that item. Try choosing the Brady MC-1000-422 B422 Polyester Label.

The product page provides a more detailed description of this Brady BMP53 label and offers benefits/features and specifications. At the bottom of this page you'll also find a list of related products. Once you're ready to order this label you simply click on the "Add to Cart" button and you can either continue shopping or go right to "Checkout."

You can also access the TechCenter from the Brady BMP53 Label Cartridge page. The information in the TechCenter will help you learn even more about the BMP53 material choices and make it easier for you to purchase the correct labels for your applications.

Here you're presented with a list of Brady BMP53 label applications (e.g., Voice & Data Comm ID, Electrical ID, Product ID, Facility & Safety ID, and Laboratory ID) and below that a chart with descriptions of each label material. This handy chart offers a quick way to view information and compare each of the label materials. For example, here is the information available for the B-422 Polyester Labels:
  • Brady Material #: B-422
  • Material Type: Polyester Labels
  • Description: White label stock with glossy finish and 2 mils of adhesive for rough surface applications. Designed to withstand solvent exposure. UL rated for surfaces commonly used in solar panel manufacturing. Also used for component identification, punch block & patch panel labels and asset and inventory tracking.
  • Temp Ranges: -40ºF to 212ºF (-40ºC to 100ºF)
  • Agency Approvals: UL, CSA, and RoHS
Take a closer look at the labels that are available for Electrical ID applications by clicking on that link. The new page you're presented with shows all of the label materials that can be used for Electrical ID applications listed by subcategories.

If you look under the Automation & Electrical Component Markers subcategory you will find the aforementioned B-422 Polyester Labels. The chart provides a diagram reference of what the label looks like, colors, dimensions, and more. For example, you can see that the Brady MC-1000-422 B422 Polyester Label is a 1" by 25' label with black printing on a white background. This continuous label is represented in Figure 33. Note: When you scroll up and down the handy diagram chart moves to stay even with you as you explore the charts.

The Brady BMP53 Label Maker is all about giving you a variety of options to get the job done and with's helpful reference pages and TechCenter articles we're confident you'll be able to quickly and easily find the right label materials for your application. And, as always, if you still have questions you can always give us a call (800-966-6020) or send us an email.

To learn more about the new Brady BMP53 Label Maker read our feature blog article or to explore the complete BMP53 product line check out our Brady BMP53 Department at

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