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Brady Portable Label Printer Feature Matrix

Brady Portable Label PrintersChoosing the right portable label printer can be confusing. Brady Label Printers are the obvious choice due to their selection of reliable, on-demand labeling solutions for any industry. But which printer fits your needs? The labeling experts at Q Source put together this features matrix of four of the most popular Brady printers (BMP®21, IDXPERT™, BMP®51/BMP®53, and BMP®71)
to help you decide which label printer will work best for you.

Find the portable printer you need easily in our Brady Portable Label Printers Department.

All Brady printers are designed with thermal transfer printing capabilities, and create clear, professional-looking labels, signs and tags - with the durability to withstand even the harshest environments. If you're still not sure, or if you have more question, please call us at 800-966-6020 and one of our friendly experts will be happy to assist you.

BMP®21 Label Printer IDXPERT™ v2.0 'ABC' Layout Label Printer

IDXPERT™ v2.0 Qwerty Layout Label Printer
BMP®51 Label Maker

BMP®53 Label Maker
BMP®71 Label Printer
Brady BMP21 Label Printer Brady IDXPERT Label Printer Brady BMP51 BMP53 Label Printer Brady BMP71 Label Printer
Max Labels per Day 75 labels/day 250 labels/day 500 labels/day 1000 labels/day
Print Resolution 203 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi
Print Technology Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer Thermal Transfer
Print Speed 10 mm/sec (0.4 in/sec) 10 mm/sec (0.4 in/sec) 25 mm/sec (1 in/sec) 38 mm/sec (1.50 in/sec)
Tape Widths (inches) 0.25", 0.375", 0.5", 0.75" 0.25", 0.318", 0.375", 0.475", 0.50", 0.625", 0.75", 1.00", 1.50" 0.25", 0.318", 0.375", 0.475", 0.50", 0.625", 0.75", 1.00", 1.50" Various sizes from 0.25" to 2.00"
Tape Widths (mm) 6.4, 9.5, 12.7, 19.1 mm 6.4, 8.0, 9.5, 12.1, 12.7, 15.9, 19.1, 25.4, 38.1 mm 6.4, 8.0, 9.5, 12.1, 12.7, 15.9, 19.1, 25.4, 38.1 mm Various sizes from 6.4 to 50.8 mm
Max Label Width 0.75" (19.1mm) 1.50" (38.1mm) 1.50" (38.1mm) 2.00"
Max Print Width N/A 1.250" (31.75mm) 1.250" (31.75mm) 1.75"
Memory 12 labels 10 labels Files saved to PC 200 MB
Materials Supported Continuous, 43 Stock Parts Continuous, Die Cut, 140+ Stock Parts Continuous, Die Cut, 140+ Stock Parts Continuous, Die Cut labels, Bulk, over 400 Stock Parts
Continuous vs Die Cut Labels Continuous labels only Can print both continuous and die cut labels Can print both continuous and die cut labels Can print both continuous and die cut labels
PC Connectivity No Yes Yes Yes
Peripheral Printing No Yes Yes Yes
File Transfer from PC to Printer No No Yes Yes
Wireless Connectivity No No Yes No
Stand Alone Printing Yes Yes No Yes
Connectivity Options None USB USB, Bluetooth (WIFI and Ethernet optional) USB
Color Capability Single Color Printing Single Color Printing Single Color Printing Single Color Printing
Keyboard ABC ABC and QWERTY BMP51: QWERTY; BMP53: N/A QWERTY
Backlit Screen Yes No BMP51: Yes; BMP53: N/A Yes
Text Sizes 6 (6 to 40 point) 11 (7 to 128 point) 4 to 72 point 4 to 174 point
Multi-Line Print Yes Yes Yes Yes
Print Rotation No Yes Yes Yes
Serialization Yes Yes Yes Yes - multiple and linked
Barcode 39 and 128 39 and 128 All LabelMark Supported Barcodes 39 and 128
Symbols 80 82 All LabelMark Supported Symbols Over 500
Portability Yes Yes Yes Yes
Label Types or Application Functions Wire, Banner Portrait, Banner Landscape, Terminal Block, Patch Panel, Fixed Length Banner Portrait, Banner Landscape, Wire, Patch Panel, Terminal Block, Desi Strip, 110 Block, 66 Block, Bix Block, Fixed Length Banner Portrait, Banner Landscape, Wire, Flag Labels, Patch Panel, Terminal Block, Desi Strip, 110 Block, 66 Block, Bix Block, Fixed Length, small Pipe Markers Banner Portrait, Banner Landscape, Wire, Flag Labels, Patch Panel, Terminal Block, Desi Strip, 110 Block, 66 Block, Bix Block, Fixed Length, Pipe Markers, Safety Labels
Applications Data Communications Labeling, Facility, Safety & Maintenance Identification, General & Industrial Labeling, Panel Identification, Wire & Cable Marking Data Communications Labeling, Facility, Safety & Maintenance Identification, General & Industrial Labeling, Panel Identification, Wire & Cable Marking Circuit Board Labeling, Data Communications Labeling, Facility, Safety & Maintenance Identification, General & Industrial Labeling, Healthcare Identification, Laboratory Identification, Panel Identification, Security Identification, Wire & Cable Marking, Pipe Marking Circuit Board Labeling, Data Communications Labeling, Facility, Safety & Maintenance Identification, General & Industrial Labeling, Healthcare Identification, Laboratory Identification, Panel Identification, Security Identification, Wire & Cable Marking, Pipe Marking
Power Supply 6 AA's, AC Power (optional) 6 AA's, AC Power (optional) 8 AA's, AC Power, Rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack (optional) Rechargeable Battery, AC Power
Weight 1.66 lbs (0.75kg) 2.4 lbs (1.09kg) 2.8 lbs (1.27kg) 5.49 lbs (2.49kg)
Warranty 12 months - See Terms and Conditions 12 months - See Terms and Conditions 12 months - See Terms and Conditions 12 months - See Terms and Conditions
MSRP (US $) $145.95 $399.95 $339.00 $895.00
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