Friday, October 11, 2013

The Brady BBP85 Sign & Label Printer: Walk-Up-and-Print Technology for Easy Label Creation

Brady touts their BBP85 Sign & Label Printer as "big, bold, and better than ever." After examining this printer and its specs it seems hard to disagree with that statement.

The Brady BBP85 was designed to provide simple and easy "walk-up-and-print" capabilities for large-format signs, labels, and warnings. The touch-screen interface aids in the quick creation of multiple-size, industrial-grade labels (between 4" to 10" wide) and banners (up to 16' long).


As with many Brady printers, the BBP85 Sign & Label Printer (which can print up to four colors on a single label) offers a large selection of long-lasting color tapes, labels and ribbons. The BBP85 can also use Brady PowerMark ribbons and PowerMark continuous tapes if they were shipped from Brady after March 4th, 2013 (some supplies shipped prior to March4, 2013 are compatible if they have an A on the Y# label).

Brady materials are known for offering outstanding water, abrasion, UV, and chemical resistance; adhesives that stay stuck to a number of different surfaces; and a huge range of materials, colors, and sizes. The BBP85 is compatible with the following Brady label types:
  • Indoor/Outdoor Grade Vinyl Tape
  • Low-Halide Polyester Tape
  • Pre-Printed Sign Header Supplies
  • Reflective Tape
  • Glow-in-the-Dark tape
  • Brushed Gold Tape
  • Tag Stock
  • Other Specialty Tapes


The BBP85 provides a variety of options for label creation as it can be used either as a stand-alone printer or connected to a PC using Brady's MarkWare Software (and can be networked via its Ethernet port). It also features built-in design apps for making pipe markers, GHS, arc flash, right-to-know, and other labels (the user can also access hundreds of built-in symbols and pictograms and three barcode symbologies).

The Brady BBP85 is positioned for use in a wide range of applications including:
  • Facility and Plant Maintenance – For pipemarking labels/signs, machine & equipment identification, building & grounds identification, safety labels, and arc flash safety warnings
  • Safety and Compliance - Lockout procedures, HazComm chemical labeling (GHS/CLP, NFPA704M & Color Bar), ANSI & OSHA safety labels/signs, arc flash labels, and emergency egress marking
  • Lean Manufacturing and Visual Workplace - Kaizen events, 5S labels, predictive maintenance visuals, min/max labels, lean metric board labels, housekeeping labels, and visual workplace labels
  • Electrical - Panel identification, arc flash "Warning" & "Danger" labels, equipment labels, operator control labels, panel "clearance" labels, plus all the labeling power of the BBP31 Sign & Label Printer


Whatever your application need, this printer offers the features and specifications provide "walk-up-and-print" ease to get the job done. Key specs include:
  • Text Sizes: 5 pts to 630 pts
  • Max Print Length: 16.4’
  • Color Capability: Single-color & multiple-color printing
  • Stand-Alone Printing: Yes
  • PC Connectivity: Yes
  • Connectivity Options: USB, Ethernet
  • Keyboard: Yes
  • Memory: 64 MB FLASH memory
  • Power Supply: AC power supply
  • Print Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Print Technology: Thermal Transfer
  • Continuous vs. Die-Cut Labels: Prints both continuous & die-cut labels
  • Symbols: 576 Installed graphics
  • Patent Numbers: Patent pending
  • Includes: BBP85 Printer, Documentation CD, Printer Driver CD, Power Cord, USB cord, Quick Start Guide, Cleaning Kit
  • Warranty: 12 months


Build a complete printing system with Brady's three-printer package offers nine different BBP85 packages. Starting with the basic BBP85 Sign & Label Printer, other packages include:
That last package comes with three top-quality Brady printers to help you create a complete printing system. For more information about any of these Brady BBP85 Printer packages, and related materials, please visit our BBP85 Sign & Label Printer Department at We can also be contacted at 800-966-6020 or by email.

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