MVP SERIES
200MVP & 300MVP
THERMAL PRINTERS
Product Guide
May 2003
I.
INTRODUCTION
Product Introduction and Positioning Summary ....................................................1
II. PRINTER OVERVIEW
General Features/Unique Characteristics .............................................................2
Operating Requirements .......................................................................................3
Label Dispensing/Print Requirements ...................................................................4
User Interface Controls .........................................................................................5
Sensors .................................................................................................................7
Communication Parameters..................................................................................9
Maintenance........................................................................................................11
Printer Tour .........................................................................................................12
Warranty Information...........................................................................................13
III. FEATURE / FUNCTION / BENEFITS / SPECIFICATIONS
Feature/Function/Benefits ...................................................................................14
Printer Specifications
200MVP. ........................................................................................................ 17
300MVP. ........................................................................................................ 17
IV. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
Brady 200MVP, Brady 300MVP versus Zebra105SL..........................................20
Brady 300MVP versus Zebra 90XiIII ...................................................................21
Brady 200MVP versus Zebra Z4000 ...................................................................22
Brady MVP Series versus CAB Apollo 3 .............................................................23
Brady MVP Series versus Argox 3000 ................................................................24
Brady MVP Series versus Datamax I-4208 .........................................................25
Brady MVP Series versus Intermec E4 ...............................................................26
Brady MVP Series versus Printronix T4204 ........................................................27
Brady MVP Series versus Sato CL-408e ............................................................28
Brady MVP Series versus TEC B-472.................................................................29
I.
I NTRODUCTION
Brady Corporation, the market leader in labelling solutions, is proud to introduce
the newest members of the M Series family - the rugged, cost-effective, new 200MVP
and 300MVP thermal transfer printers. The MVP series printers provide the best
value in an industrial thermal transfer printer. Available in either 203 or 300 dpi, the
MVP printers are easy to operate and loaded with features, including colour-coded
operator cues and an LCD display. The durable, die cast aluminum frame provides a
rugged platform for printing in operations that require label production 12 hours per
day, 5 days per week.
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Introduction
II.
P RINTER O VERVIEW
The following sections are designed to quickly familliarise the user with the General
Features, Operating Requirements, and Warranty Coverage of the Brady MVP series
thermal printers. For more detailed product information, consult the MVP Series User’s
Guide.
A.
GENERAL FEATURES / UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS
The 200MVP/300MVP thermal printers are engineered and designed for light to
medium volume industrial text labelling and bar-code applications requiring an
affordable, performance printer (under €1800 and €2200 respectively).
Some of the unique characteristics specific to the MVP series include:
1.
Quality Engineered Main Logic Board and Firmware
The internal make-up and components of the 200MVP/300MVP printers
are engineered for quality and optimised for thermal print capability The
MVP series printers are designed to meet the requirements of the valueconscious consumer with an industrial, labelling application. Depending
on the user’s application preference and system requirements, the
200MVP/300MVP can provide a rugged, reliable print solution to satisfy
a variety of printing requirements.
2.
Durable, State-of-the-Art Performance
The 200MVP/300MVP is constructed of a highly durable, die-cast metal
frame that enables the printer to provide consistent print quality in many
tough industrial environments. Its 10 ips print speed ensures maximum
productivity and output. Add to that, the revolutionary connectivity and
control solution of BradyConnect™ (WebView, Alert and ZBI) and you can
see just how you get more value per euro with this performance-packed
winner!
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3.
Foolproof Design / Simple Operation
Regardless of a user’s level of experience or training, the
200MVP/300MVP printers are highly intuitive to operate. Standard
features like an LCD display, colour-coded operator cues, auto-calibration
and an auto-sensing power supply make system configuration and printer
set-up easy.
4.
Easy Access to Label and Ribbon Path / Ease of Loading &
Maintenance
The MVP series’ embossed loading diagram, enlarged media
window and cantilever printhead simplify the printer loading
process. The printer’s cantilever printhead with head open-lock
feature “locks” in place to enable full uninhibited access to the
printhead for cleaning and the media compartment for media
loading. In addition, user’s can utilise the media loading
diagram that is embossed in the printer’s steel frame or the
enlarged media window to monitor media supply status.
5.
More Standard Features for the Money
The 200MVP/300MVP printer offers more standard features for
the money than ever before. Rugged metal construction, 10 ips
print speed, BradyConnect remote monitoring and configuration
capability and a standard LCD display are just a few of the ways
this printer this printer offers more value per euro than ever
before.
B.
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
1.
FONT SELECTION
Brady MVP series printers each offer an extensive range of font
options for the user to choose from, including:
Character Fonts
The 200MVP/300MVP contains 9 Standard Bitmapped Zebra Fonts
including:
(A, B, C, D, E (OCR-B), F, G, H (OCR-A), GS); and 1 Smooth scalable
Font
(CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) scalable up to 10 x 10 point sizes.
Character Sets
The MVP series printers contain full ASCII character sets
including IBM Code Page 850 (International Characters and
Graphics Symbols).
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Custom Graphics/Logos
The 200MVP/300MVP printer supports user-defined fonts and graphics,
including custom logos.
A non-Roman font license option is also available which enables various
international fonts, including Serif, Sans Serif, Kanji, Hangul and Chinese,
to be downloaded to the printer for specialised global applications. NOTE:
Asian font license option REQUIRES either 1MB (minimum) Flash
memory or PCMCIA memory card)
For a detailed breakdown of font selections for the MVP series, refer to the
Product Specifications section contained in this document.
2.
LABEL DISPENSING
The 200MVP or 300MVP printer has the capability of dispensing printed
labels in tear-off or peel-off modes. In the tear-off mode, the label
remains attached to its stock backing and is presented outside the unit to
be torn off against a "tear-off" bar by the user. In the peel-off mode, the
label is separated from its stock backing by a peel bar and is presented to
the user for easy removal and application. The peel mode works in
conjunction with an internal rewind feature that neatly coils the label
backing around a spindle for clean operation and tidy removal of label
backing material.
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3.
PRINT SPECIFICATIONS / REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Media Width:
1.0" (25mm) min. to 4.5" (114mm)
max. on 200MVP or 300MVP
Inter-Label Gap
(Distance between labels):
0.08" (2mm) to 0.16" (4mm)
(0.10" -.125” 2.5mm- 3.2mm
Recommended)
First Dot Location:
0.10" (2.5mm, not to exceed
–0.5/+1.0mm) from inside edge of
the media ±0.04mm
Vertical Registration Drift:
Not to exceed ± 0.0393" (1.0mm)
Horizontal Registration
Drift:
Not to exceed ±0.0591" (1.5mm)
Longitudinal Drift
± 0.0393" (1.0mm) (with respect
to media type) (between any two
labels printed from the same label
roll):
Variation
(from leading label edge to
marking): 0.0393" (1mm)
Media Thickness
0.0023" (0.058mm) to 0.010"
(0.25mm); die-cut labels, tickets
and tags. 2.3 mils to 12 mils
Label Roll Size:
8.0" (203mm) O.D. max. / 3.0"
(76mm) I.D. min.
Tear-Off Bar:
Standard
Ribbon Orientation:
Ink Side Out
4. USER INTERFACE CONTROLS AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
A MVP series printer is equipped with a standard LCD control panel for
easy user interface and operation. A 2-line, 16 character backlit display
and tactile feel buttons on the printer’s front panel enable users to finetune and control their print settings, whenever needed, in dim or bright
light from any angle. The user can quickly make adjustments and
configure the printer to meet the specific needs of the application. Such
adjustments can also be accomplished without having to access a
computer or software. The drawing of the MVP series front panel (below)
depicts the positioning of the indicator lights on the 200MVP/300MVP.
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The LCD display is used in configuring the printer; selecting reports to be
printed by the Brady printer which identify available fonts, bar code
symbologies, images or formats stored in the printer; or a complete
record of the printer’s configuration settings; and diagnostic tests or
security passwords. The LCD display is also helpful in specifying error
conditions and communicating to the operator when the condition has
been corrected.
Figure 1
MVP Series Control Panel
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A/C POWER SWITCH /INDICATOR LIGHT
The power switch is located at the back of the printer
directly above the power cord as indicated by the diagram
Figure 2. The power supply in the 200MVP/300MVP
printer works over a broad voltage range ( 90 to 265 VAC ).
The power indicator light on the display panel designates
when the printer is powered on.
AC
power
switch
PAUSE BUTTON
Activating the PAUSE key while the printer is printing will
cause the printer to stop or pause once the current label is
complete. No labels are lost during pause, whereby the
PAUSE indicator light will illuminate to easily identify printer
status to the user. Users can utilise this key to pause a
print job immediately, for any reason, as required. Pressing
the PAUSE button again will cause print to resume exactly
where it stopped.
Connector
DATA INDICATOR
No data light indicates normal operation. A slow flashing
data indicator signifies that the printer is unable to accept
more data from the host PC. A fast flashing data light
indicates that the printer is receiving data. A constant on data light indicates that
a partial format has been received with no subsequent data activity.
Figure 2
Location of Power Switch &
Connector
ERROR INDICATOR
No error light indicates normal operation. A slow flashing error indicator light
signifies a “RIBBON IN” or “PRINTHEAD TEMP” issue. A fast flashing error light
indicates a “PRINTHEAD OPEN” error. A constant on error light indicates a
“PAPER OUT”, “RIBBON OUT” or “CUTTER JAM” condition. For each error
condition, the LCD display will identify the type of error and indicate that the error
is cleared once corrective action has occurred.
FEED BUTTON
The FEED key will cause the printer to immediately feed a single blank label.
Users can activate the FEED key to test label alignment and positioning and
proper printer operation before attempting to print a label.
CANCEL BUTTON
The CANCEL key will cancel a print job when the printer is in PAUSE mode. If
print jobs are currently printing in a queue from the host computer, pressing the
CANCEL key once will cancel the current print job. To delete all print jobs in the
printer’s memory, press and hold the CANCEL key for a minimum of 3 seconds
until you see the DATA transmission light go off. This indicates that all print jobs
in the queue have been successfully canceled. Users can quickly and easily
cancel print jobs, by activating the CANCEL key on the printer’s front panel,
saving time and reducing label waste in the advent of a print error.
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SETUP/EXIT
The SETUP/EXIT key, as its name suggests, enters and exits the configuration
mode. This also allows a configuration change to be saved temporarily,
permanently or a default setting may be used.
SELECT
The SELECT key toggles the INCREMENT (+) and DECREMENT (-) keys
between the “scroll mode” and the “change mode”. Press once to use the (+) or
(-) keys to change the value of a selection. Press again to use the (+) and (-)
keys to scroll through the menu items.
For detailed instructions on how to adjust these settings or for related troubleshooting tips, refer to the 200MVP/300MVP User’s Guide.
5.
SENSORS
The following sensor types are contained within the MVP series thermal
printers:
Printhead
Sensor:
Checks the open/closed status of the
printhead. If the printhead is open, the
printhead light indicator will immediately
flash, warning users of a non-print
condition whereby the printhead must be
closed before attempting to print.
Transmissive /
Reflective
Media Sensors:
Transmissive sensors recognise the seethrough "gaps", “notches” or joints
between labels as light is permitted to
filter through these joints indicating the
label’s overall length. Similarly, the
reflective sensor option gauges label
length via the black marks found on the
media backing which reflect light back to
the sensor from the label’s joint. Both
sensor types enable users to print on
diverse label stocks including continuous,
notch, black mark, tag stock or perforated
and promote the printer’s auto-calibration
feature. During auto-calibration, the
printer relies on such sensor readings to
automatically adjust to varying label
lengths promoting worry-free print
capability on varying media (label) types.
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Tear-Off / Peel-Off
Label Sensors:
Tear-Off /Peel-Off sensors enable the
user to work at their own pace and
preferred mode of operation during the
labelling process. Peel-Off mode instructs
the printer to remove the label from its
backing and wait until the label is
removed by the user before issuing a new
label. Tear-Off mode, similarly, allows
individual or groups of labels to be torn-off
the printer’s tear bar by pulling it down
and away against the tear bar.
Paper/Ribbon Out
Sensor :
The paper/ribbon out sensor on the
200MVP/300MVP printer immediately
detects when ribbon or paper is
exhausted before label data loss occurs.
Users are warned exactly when to replace
ribbon or paper lessening the likelihood of
print interruptions.
Printhead
Take label
sensor
Transmissive
sensor
Ribbon
sensor
Reflective
sensor
Platen roller
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6.
COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS
The MVP series printers offer two convenient ways to interface with a
host: (1) serial port connection or (2) parallel port connection.
The following table highlights the printer configuration set-up for serial
and parallel interface.
Printer Port:
DB-25 Pin - Serial Printer Port Pinout:
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17-18
19
20
21-25
Description
Ground
TXD 232 (transmit data)
output from printer
RXD 232 (receive data)
input to printer
RTS 232 (request to send)
output from printer
Not used
DSR 232 (data set ready)
input to printer
Ground
Not used
+5V @1A
Not used
Signal ground reference
Not Used
RXD 485- (receive data)
input to printer
TXD 485- (transmit data)
output from printer
Not used
RXD 485+ (receive data)
input to printer
Not used
TXD 485+ (transmit data)
output from printer
DTR 232 (data terminal
ready) output from printer
Not used
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* NOTE: Above 9-Pin Serial connector
connects to PC host.
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Bi-directional (36 Pin) – Centronics Parallel Printer Port Pinout:
Pin #
1
2-9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1617
18
1930
31
32
3334
35
36
Description
nStrobe/HostClk
Data Bits 1-8
nAck/PtrClk
Busy/Ptr Busy
PError/Ack Data
Req.
Select/Xflag
nAuto Fd/Host Busy
Not Used
Ground
+5V@1A
Ground
nInit
nFault/nData Avail
Not used
+5V thru 3.3K
nSelectIn/1284
active
The 8-bit parallel data interface supports bi-directional parallel communications in
“nibble mode”. The parallel interface provides a means of communication, which is
typically faster than serial interface methods.
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7.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
For optimum performance of the 200MVP or 300MVP thermal printer,
Brady recommends cleaning the printer on a regular basis using standard
printer parts and Brady cleaning supplies. Consult the User’s Guide for
specific details.
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Cleaning: The exterior is cleaned with a lint-free cloth and if
necessary, a mild detergent solution or desktop cleaner. Interior
components – including the printhead, platen roller, media sensor,
peel bar and media paths – are cleaned with an isopropyl alcohol
soaked swab and a vacuum cleaner or blown air to remove any dirt or
dust particles that may have accumulated during use.
As a general rule of thumb, Brady recommends cleaning the printhead
following ribbon replacement
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8.
Lubrication: All mechanical parts of the MVP series printers are
self-lubricating and do not require additional lubrication. Hence, less
time is required to maintain the printer promoting increased user
productivity.
PACKAGING SPECIFICATIONS
Brady is an ecologically conscious company that strives to manufacture
quality and "environmentally-friendly" products. Our shipping materials,
therefore, are devoid of chemicals (i.e. bleach) and are composed of
biodegradable paper / post consumable and biodegradable glues for easy
recycling. (The packaged shipping weight of a 200MVP or 300MVP is
approx. 49 lbs. (22kg)).
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C.
PRINTER TOUR
The Printer Overview Diagram below serves to orient the user as to the location of some
of the 200MVP/300MVP feature capabilities mentioned throughout this section.
1. Media Access Cover
7. Printhead / Printhead Open Latch
2. Ribbon Take-Up Spindle
8. LCD Control Panel
3. Media Supply Unwind
9. Platen Roller
4. Media Supply Guide
10 Ribbon Supply Spindle
5. Media Guide/ Moveable
Transmissive Sensor
11. Enlarged Media Window
6. Tear Plate
12. Printhead Pressure Adjustment Dials
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D.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
The MVP series printers are covered under the following Brady general
warranties. For complete Warranty Policy Information, refer to the
200MVP/300MVP User’s Guide.
1.
GENERAL COVERAGE
The MVP series printers are warranted against defects in material or
workmanship for one year (12 months) from the date of purchase (with
the exception of the printhead – see below). This warranty does not
cover normal wear and tear and shall be null and void if the
equipment is modified, improperly installed or used, damaged by
accident or neglect, or in the event any parts are improperly
installed or replaced by the user. Proof of purchase or product
registration is required. If proof of purchase or product registration cannot
be established, shipment date to the original buyer (reseller or distributor)
will be used to establish the warranty period.
2.
PRINTHEAD COVERAGE
Brady MVP series warrants printhead for 6 months or 180 days from the
date of purchase, regardless of the number of labels printed.
3.
RETURNED GOODS UNDER WARRANTY
The standard Brady policy is in effect for returning in-warranty product. A
Brady Return Material Authorization (RMA) must be obtained from our
Technical Support Group prior to returning any product.
Technical Support Information:
Telephone: France :
00 33 (0)1 69 29 67 17
Benelux :
00 32 (0)52 457 397
UK :
00 44 (0)1295 228 205
Germany : 00 49 (0)6103 7598 450
Italy :
00 39 02 967 005 07
Sweden :
00 46 (0)8590 057 40
Eastern Europe : 00 36 1 38 72 758
E-mail: tech_support@bradycorp.com
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III. FEATURES , BENEFITS & S PECIFICATIONS
RUGGED CONSTRUCTION
FEATURE
NEW Die-Cast
Aluminum
Base / Frame
FUNCTION
Durable, metal construction
Die-casting enables precision
Mounting of the print mechanism and spindle, which
enhances print accuracy and
eliminates ribbon wrinkle.
SALES
CHANNEL
ADVANTAGE
END-USER
BENEFIT
Durable construction
surrounds critical components
providing printer longevity and
reliability.
Confidently sell Brady’s
reliability within a wide
range of operating
environments.
Designed to withstands
harsh, industrial environments
Satisfied customers are
repeat customers,
leading to future sales.
Ensures consistent print
quality
NEW Die-Cast
Printhead
Mechanism
Print mechanism is embedded
into metal housing
Provides inherent rigidity for
printhead mechanism
Withstands general wear and t
facilitates media loading
Can confidently sell
Brady’s reliable print
quality.
Customer perceives the
enhanced quality and
durability of the product.
STATE OF THE ART PERFORMANCE
FEATURE
FUNCTION
END-USER
BENEFIT
SALES
CHANNEL
ADVANTAGE
FLASH Memory
(up to 8MB
available)
ZPL II firmware and optional
fonts can be upgraded and
enhanced without modifying
the electronics
Convenient and cost
effective to keep printer
firmware current with the
latest features and
enhancements. Updates can
be readily downloaded to the
printer from Brady’s website,
without a service call to
replace EPROMS.
Reduces technical support
and maintenance
requirements, more
efficient customer support..
Optimised
Processing with
New Microprocessor
ZPL printer has been
revamped to provide optimal
label format processing
performance.
Faster label processing
and throughput provides
enhanced productivity.
Better throughput is more
competitive.
Printer features a new
electronic design and a new
32-bit RISC microprocessor.
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High performance
printhead and E3
(Element, Energy,
Equalizer)
Enhanced performance
printhead combined with the
sophisticated energy control
system provides high quality
printing over a range of
speeds and materials..
Satisfies customer print
quality requirements for bar
codes, text and graphics.
Balances printhead
energy output for prolonged
printhead life.
Can confidently sell
Brady’s reliable print
quality over a range of print
applications.
SIMPLE OPERATION
FEATURE
FUNCTION
NEW Cantilever
Printhead (with
head open lock)
Side-opening printhead,
unlatches easily providing
wide clearance and access to
the printhead.
Head open lock ensures that
the printhead stays in full open
position
NEW STANDARD
BACK-LIT LCD
CONTROL PANEL
NEW Full-size
MEDIA WINDOW)
END-USER
BENEFIT
Easier to load ribbon and
media. No threading
required.
Easy access for
cleaning; keeping the
printhead clean improves
print quality.
Multi-functional display panel
Enables operator to configure
The printer’s communication
parameters using 2 line, 16
character text, easy to read
Error messages and
instructions; multi-lingual
support.
Display is Backlit and
easy to read in dim or bright
light from any angle.
Oversized window permits
more light to enter the media
supply cavity.
Allows operator to
monitor/ view supplies status
from near or far.
Fasters set up time.
SALES
CHANNEL
ADVANTAGE
Widest media path in the
industry Compare our wide
access printhead with the
competitor’s restricted
access.
Simple to operate, reducing
support requirements
Less support requirements.
User can make
adjustments and configure
the printer to meet the
specific needs of his
application.
Improved customer
efficiency - Less downtime
.
User can monitor when
supplies get low well before
they become depleted
Colour-coded
operator “cues”
Identifies which components
are adjustable in order to
operate or optimise the
printer.
Auto-calibration
Printer automatically calibrates
media at power up or when
printhead is opened.
Uses only a single label to
calibrate most applications.
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Easy to use. Printer
operation is more intuitive,
less complicated with less
training.
Easy to demonstrate
printer operations, reduces
training and support
requirements.
Automatically adjusts to
any size label. No operator
modification required.
Easy to sell to customers
using various sized labels.
Reduces training and
support requirements
Minimises label waste by
using one label for calibration
within typical applications.
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Supplies loading
diagram embossed
in the mainframe
Simplified loading of supplies.
Operator just follows the
diagram.
Media supply guide
Convenient and requires
no manual or training. The
instructions are never lost nor
wear off.
Printhead
assembly
Media guide
Media
supply
hanger
Printhead open lever
Reduces training
requirements for media
loading.
Less support
requirements-- user will
always load the printer
correctly.
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MODULAR DESIGN
FEATURE
Modular Design:
Field Installable
Options
Improved Serial
and Parallel
Communications
FUNCTION
All options are either configured
to order or field retrofit for
future applications.
Both ports are standard on the
base printer. An operator can
utilise either the serial or
parallel port to download
information from the host.
END-USER
BENEFIT
SALES
CHANNEL
ADVANTAGE
Provides investment
protection. Allows user to pay
for the features needed today
without limiting future
opportunities to upgrade as
their applications change and
grow.
Reduce speculative and
expensive inventory of
printers. Inventory the
options to provide different
configurations.
Printer communicates in
a wide range of environments
with a variety of hosts,
providing flexible
connectivity.
No need to specify port at
time of order, since MVP
Series provides BOTH
Ability to respond to
customers’ needs quickly
and easily. Provides future
upscale opportunity.
serial and parallel.
Easy to integrate into a
variety of communications
environments.
Printhead
replacement
without tools
Pressure adjustment dials
No tools or tedious
adjustments to replace worn
printheads. Just use your
fingers to remove ONE
thumbscrew. Printheads are
pre-aligned for ready
replacement.
Reduces downtime with
fast and easy printhead
replacement.
Easy to sell printhead
replacements.
End-user can replace
worn printhead in minutes,
eliminating the need for a
service call.
Thumbscrew
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Standard Features
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203 dpi print resolution (8 dots/mm) or 300
dpi resolution (12 dots/mm), dependent upon
model
Firmware is FLASH resident/download
upgradeable
3®
Thin film print head with E Element Energy
Control
Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing
of bar codes, text, and graphics
ZPL® or ZPL II® programming language,
selectable through software or front panel
32 bit RISC processor
4MB RAM memory (2MB User Available)
Serial RS-232/422/485 and bi-directional
parallel ports
Transmissive and Reflective sensing
technology
NEW Sleek personality / rugged metal
design:
⇒ Die-cast aluminum frame: 0.20" (5mm)
thick – ensures parallelism of spindles
for consistent print quality
⇒ NEW metal die-cast base withstands
harsh industrial conditions
⇒ NEW Metal media cover with enlarged
clear window : easy to view supplies
NEW Die-cast print mechanism with head
open lock withstands general wear & tear
and facilitates media loading
NEW Standard LCD control panel: Back-lit, 2
line, 16 characters w/ full menu to change
set-up options
NEW Charcoal grey form design for
improved smudge resistance
Brady® printer driver for Windows™ 3.X and
95/98/NT 2000 operating systems
NEW BradyConnect™ - the revolutionary
real-time connectivity control solution:
⇒ WebView / Alert – (requires optional
ZebraNet™ PrintServer II)
⇒ ZBI™ - Programming Language
Interpreter for translation of foreign data
streams
Optional Features
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Choice of 2 peel options:
⇒ Value-Peel – a front mount, passive
peel option, w/ no take-up spindle
⇒ Liner-Take-Up option - full roll liner
take-up spindle accommodates
standard printer base –works with value
peel option
Rewind – internally rewinds full roll of printed
labels on 3” core, or peels & rewinds liner
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PCMCIA Connector - Flash memory cards up
to 8MB
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1 or 2 MB of additional Flash memory
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Additional scalable and smooth bitmapped
fonts available
ZebraNet™PrintServerII –provides Ethernet
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connectivity and enables the use of the
Webview and Alert features.
Printing Specifications
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Full-width guillotine knife cutter and catch
tray, operates under software control cutting
labels individually or in strips (not compatible
with rewind and peel options)
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203 dpi resolution (8 dots/mm)
- Dot size (W x L):
0.0049" x 0.0049" (0.125mm x 0.125mm)
300 dpi resolution (12 dots/mm)
- Dot size (W x L):
0.0033" x 0.0039" (0.084mm x 0.099mm)
First dot location measured from inside
media backing edge:
0.10" ±.04" (2.5mm, not to exceed -.5mm
+1.0mm)
Maximum print width: 4.09" (104mm)
Maximum non-continuous and continuous
media print length:
203 dpi
300 dpi
100"
49"
/2540mm
/1245mm
Media registration tolerance:
Vertical ≤ ±0.039" (±1.0mm) on noncontinuous media Horizontal ≤ ±0.039"
(±1.0mm) within a roll of media
Programmable print speeds:
- 203 dpi models = 2.0" (51mm) through 10"
(254mm) per second in 1" increments
- 300 dpi model = 2.0" (51mm) through 6"
(152mm) per second in 1" increments
Printer Specifications
Media Specifications
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Maximum label length: 39" (991mm)
Media type: continuous, die-cut, tags, blackmark
Media web width (label and liner):
1.0" (25.4mm) to 4.50" (114mm)
* NOTE: Value-Peel max width: 4.38"
(111mm)
Minimum label length:
- Rewind mode: 0.25"(6,35 mm) (200MVP)/
.125” (3,17mm)(300MVP)
- Peel mode: 1.0" (25.4mm)
- Tear-off mode: 0.25" (200MVP)/ .125”
(300MVP)
- Cutter mode: 1.0" (25.4mm)
Media thickness (label and liner):
0.0023" (0.058mm) to 0.010" (0.25mm)
Maximum full-width media thickness for
cutter:
0.25mm (0.010")
Maximum media roll size:
8.0" (203mm) O.D. on a 3" (76mm) I.D. core
Maximum fan-fold pack size:
8.0"L (203mm) x 4.5"W (114mm) x 6.2"H
(157mm)
Gap and notch sensing standards:
- Interlabel gap: 2 - 4mm, preferably 2.54mm
- Sensing notch: 0.25"W (6mm) x 0.12"L
(3mm)
- Sensing hole: 0.125" (3mm) diameter
Ribbon Specifications
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Ribbon width: 2.00" (51mm) to 4.33"
(110mm)
Standard Lengths: 984' (300m) or 1476'
(450m)
Maximum ribbon roll size:
3.2" (81.3mm) O.D. on a 1.0" (25.4mm) I.D.
core
Ribbon wound coated-side out
Font Specifications
203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Matrix
(in dots)
Fonts
(H x W)
A
9x5
B
11 x 7
C,D
18 x 10
E
28 x 15
F
26 x 13
G
60 x 40
H
21 x 13
GS
24 x 24
Ø
Variable
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Matrix
(in dots)
Fonts
(H x W)
A
9x5
B
11 x 7
C,D
18 x 10
E
41 x 20
F
26 x 13
G
60 x 40
H
30 x 19
GS
24 x 24
Ø
Variable
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C.P.I.
33.9
22.6
16.9
10.1
12.7
4.2
10.7
8.4
N/A
Type†
U-L-D
U
U-L-D
OCR-B
U-L-D
U-L-D
OCR-A
SYMBOL
U-L-D
Minimum
Char. Size
(H x W)
.030" x .020"
.037" x .030"
.060" x .040"
.137" x .087"
.087" x .053"
.200" x .160"
.100" x .093"
.080" x .080"
variable
Maximum
C.P.I.
50.0
33.3
25.0
11.5
18.8
6.3
10.7
12.5
N/A
L - Lowercase
D - Descenders
Bitmap fonts A through H and GS symbols
are expandable up to 10 times, height and
width independent
Smooth scalable font Ø (CG Triumvirate™
Bold Condensed) is expandable dot-by-dot,
height and width independent
IBM® Code Page 850 International
Characters
Bar Code Symbologies &
Specifications
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U-L-D
U
U-L-D
OCR-B
U-L-D
U-L-D
OCR-A
SYMBOL
U-L-D
Minimum
Char. Size
(H x W)
.044" x .029"
.054" x .044"
.088" x .059"
.138" x .098"
.128" x .079"
.295" x .236"
.103" x .093"
.118" x .118"
variable
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Bar code modulus "X" dimension:
- Picket fence (non-rotated) orientation:
203 dpi = 4.9 mil to 49 mil
300 dpi = 3.3 mil to 33 mil
- Ladder (rotated) orientation:
203 dpi = 4.9 mil to 49 mil
300 dpi = 3.9 mil to 39 mil
Bar code ratios: Dot selectable from 2:1 to
3:1
Linear bar codes: Code 11, Code 39, Code
93 (USS-93), Code 128 with subsets A/B/C
and UCC Case Codes, ISBT-128, UPC-A,
UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC and EAN 2 or
5 digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet,
Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved
2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar
2-dimensional bar codes: Codablock, PDF417, Code 49, DataMatrix, Maxicode, QR
Code and Micro PDF-417.
Printer Specifications
Electrical Specifications
Zebra Programming Language
(ZPL® and ZPL II®)
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Communicates in printable ASCII characters
Compatible with mainframe, mini, and PC
hosts
Downloadable objects include graphics,
scalable and bitmap fonts, label templates
and formats
Adjustable print cache
Data compression
Automatic memory allocation for format while
printing
Automatic serialisation of fields
Format inversion (white on black)
Mirror-image printing
Four position field rotation (0º, 90º, 180º,
270º)
Slew command
Programmable label quantities with print,
pause, cut control
Status messages to host upon request
ZBI™ (Zebra BASIC Interpreter) –
accessible on MVP Series Printers:
⇒ Interpreting program module that sits
between the communication ports and
the ZPLII processing engine
⇒ Can be used to convert non-ZPL printer
programming language to ZPL
commands
⇒ Direct interface to peripheral devices
such as bar-code scanners, weight
scales, and keyboards
⇒ Based on ANSI BASIC computer
language
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Physical Specifications
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Bi-directional parallel interface (supports
IEEE 1284 in “nibble mode”)
High-speed serial interfaces:
- RS-232C, RS422 and RS485 with DB25F
connector
- Configurable baud rate (600 - 38.4kB),
parity,
and data bits. Stop bits at 1 or 2.
- Software (XON/XOFF) or hardware
(DTR/DSR)
communication handshake protocols
Height: 13.32" (338mm)
Width: 10.93" (278mm)
Depth: 18.69" (475mm)
Weight: 32.4lbs. (15kg)
Shipping Weight: 49 lbs (22kg)
Environmental Specifications
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Operating environment:
Thermal transfer = 40º to 104ºF (5º to 40ºC)
Thermal direct = 32º to 104ºF (0º to 40ºC)
20% to 85% non-condensing R.H.
Storage/Transportation environment:
-40º to 140ºF (-40º to 60ºC)
5% to 85% non-condensing R.H.
Preventative Maintenance
Brady recommends cleaning the printer on a
regular basis using standard Brady printer parts
and cleaning supplies. Consult your User’s Guide
for further details.
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Cleaning:
The exterior is cleaned with a lint-free cloth,
and if necessary, a mild detergent solution or
desktop cleaner. Interior components
(printhead, platen roller, media sensor, peel
bar, ribbon and media paths) are cleaned
with alcohol or blown air to remove any
particles.
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Lubrication:
All mechanical parts are self-lubricating and do not
require additional lubrication.
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Print Registration:
Media registration and minimum label length are
affected by media type and width, ribbon type and
print speed. Performance improves as these
factors are optimised. Brady recommends always
qualifying any application with thorough testing
Communications Specifications
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Auto-detectable (PFC compliant) 90265VAC, 48-62 Hz, 5A fused power supply
Agency approvals: UL 1950, CISPR 22
(class B), EN60950, EN500824, CSA 22.2
No. 950-95, Canadian Doc. (class A), FCC
(class B), CE compliance
ZebraNet® Print Server II - ethernet network
print server (10BASE-T)
MVP Series Product Guide
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Printer Specifications
III. F EATURES , BENEFITS & SPECIFICATIONS
200 Me
NEW
NEW
200MVP
300MVP
STANDARD FEATURES
List Price
2375€/3032€
1795€
2125€
Max. Print Speed (ips)
2-6 ips (51-152mm)
2-10 ips (51-254mm)
2-6 ips (51-152mm)
Resolution (dots/mm)
Std 203 (8mm) / 152 dpi
option (6mm) / 300 dpi
(12mm)($600)
203 dpi (8dots/mm)
300 dpi (12dots/mm)
Print Width (max. in.)
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)
Max. Print Length (Std In.)
106”(2692mm)
105” (2667mm)
105” (2667mm)
Transmissive Sensor
Dot History Control
Bitmapped Fonts
Scalable Fonts
Frame Construction / Weight
STD
STD- moveable
STD- moveable
Transmissive Sensor /
Reflective Option
Reflective & Transmissive
Sensor
Reflective & Transmissive
Sensor
YES
YES
YES
9 Standard
9 Standard
9 Standard
CG Triumvirate Bold
Standard / 12 additional
available w/ EPROM
option
CG Triumvirate Bold
CG Triumvirate Bold
Standard / Font Pack Option Standard / Font Pack Option
Metal / 55 lbs. (25kg)
Metal / 32lbs (15kg)
LCD Display
STD
STD
STD
ROM (Firmware)
Flash
Flash
Flash
Standard DRAM
4MB (2MB User Available)
4MB (2MB User Available)
4MB (2MB User Available)
Std. Flash Memory
4MB(750K User Available)
2MB (Used by Firmware)
2MB (Used by Firmware)
PDF417, Code49,
Maxicode, Codablock,
Datamatrix, QR
Auto-calibration
Serial & Bi-directional
Parallel
Broad range 90-265V
Maxicode, PDF417,
MicroPDF, Code49,
Codablock, Datamatrix, QR
Auto-calibration
Serial & Bi-directional
Parallel
Broad range 90-265V
Maxicode, PDF417,
MicroPDF, Code49,
Codablock, Datamatrix, QR
Auto-calibration
Serial & Bi-directional
Parallel
Broad range 90-265V
2D Symbologies
Calibration
Connectivity
Power Supply
Metal / 32lbs (15kg)
OPTIONS
DRAM Upgradeable to:
Optional Asian Fonts:
Flash Memory Upgrade:
Peel
NO (4MB Standard)
NO (4MB Standard)
NO (4MB Standard)
YES – individual EPROM
purchase @ cost per font
type
YES – w/ 1MB flash & Font
Pack Option
YES – w/ 1MB flash & Font
Pack Option
NONE
1,2MB and 8MB Flash Option 1,2MB and 8MB Flash Option
YES – Full label & liner
YES – full roll w/ liner-take-up YES – full roll w/ liner-take-up
spindle option
spindle option
Rewind
YES
YES – Option
Cutter
YES
YES – Option
YES – Option
Ethernet
YES
YES – Option
YES – Option
NO
15.5" x 11.2" x 19.5"
NO / NO
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
NO / NO
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
Removable/Bi-Fold Door
Footprint (H x W x L):
(394 x 283 x 459 mm)
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YES – Option
Competitive Analysis
90XiIII+
NEW
300MVP
STANDARD FEATURES
List Price
4495€
2125€
Max. Print Speed (ips)
2-8ips (51-203mm)
2-6ips (51-152mm)
Resolution (dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Print Width (max. in.)
3.4" (86mm)
4.09" (104mm)
80" (2032mm)
105" (2667mm)
Max. Print Length (Std In.)
Transmissive Sensor
Dot History Control
STD
STD
Reflective/Transmissive
Sensor
Reflective/Transmissive
Sensor
YES
YES
9 Standard
9 Standard
Scalable Fonts
CG Triumvirate Bold
Standard
CG Triumvirate Bold
Standard / Font Pack Option
Frame Construction / Weight
Metal / 50lbs (23kg)
Metal / 32lbs (15kg)
Bitmapped Fonts
LCD Display
STD
STD
ROM (Firmware)
Flash
Flash
Standard DRAM
16MB
4MB (2MB User Available)
Std. Flash Memory
2MB
2MB (Used by Firmware)
Maxicode, PDF417,
MicroPDF, Code49,
Codablock, Datamatrix,
QR
Auto-calibration
Serial or bi-directional
USB
Maxicode, PDF417,
MicroPDF, Code49,
Codablock, Datamatrix, QR
2D Symbologies
Calibration
Connectivity
Auto-calibration
Serial & Bi-directional
Parallel
Parallel, Twinax, Coax, DBF
Applicator interface
Power Supply
Broad range 90-265V
Broad range 90-265V
YES
YES – w/ 1MB flash & Font
Pack Option
OPTIONS
DRAM Upgradeable to:
Optional Asian Fonts:
Flash Memory Upgrade:
NO (4MB Standard)
NONE
1,2MB and 8MB Flash Option
YES – Full label & liner
option
YES – full roll w/ liner-take-up
spindle option
Rewind
YES – Option
YES – Option
Cutter
YES – Option
YES – Option
YES – Option
YES – Option
NO/YES -Option
15.5" x 9.2" x 19.5"
NO / NO
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
Peel
Ethernet
Removable/Bi-Fold Door
Footprint (H x W x L):
(394 x 232 x 495 mm)
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Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus CAB A3
B R A D Y vs. CAB
Brady
MVP Series
CAB is a German
manufacturer of bar
CAB
A3
code label printers,
applicators and
specialised cutting
machines. They have a
strong reputation in
Europe for
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)/4.26"
(108.4mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
40” (1000mm)
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
40" (1000mm)
Dots/Inch, std
manufacturing hiquality/performance
products. However, the
performance capabilities
of the MVP series still
provide more value-add,
203 (8 dots/mm)/ 300 DPI 203 DPI (8 dots/mm) / 300 DPI
(12 dots/mm)
(12 dots/mm)
Max Print Speed
Auto-Calibration
Connectivity & Control Solution
Scalable Fonts Resident
(51mm - 254mm)
2" - 10" / sec
6 IPS (150mm/sec.)/ 8 IPS
(200mm/sec.)
Standard
Standard
as evidenced below.
BradyConnect - Standard
NO
Disadvantages of
CAB A3 vs. Brady
MVP Series
• Max 10 ips print
Standard
Standard
speed on MVP
series versus 8
ips on A3.
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
max.
4.5" (114mm)
4.7" (120mm)
min.
1.0" (25mm)
0.47" (12mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
40” (1000mm)
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (6.35mm 200dpi),
0.125” (3.18mm300dpi)
/ 1.0 (25mm)
0.19” (5mm) / 1.0 (25mm)
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
8.0" (203mm)
According to the
Brady standard
Max Ribbon Length
1476' (450m)
1182' (360m)
formats
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The MVP 300
prints on smaller
label heights.
OPTIONS
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES - Option
YES – Option
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES - Option
N/A
Cutter
YES - Option
YES - Option
Standard
YES
LCD Display
Rewind
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The MVP series
offers
BradyConnect
remote
connectivity and
control solution
YES - Option
YES - Option
1, 2MB & 8MB Flash
Up to 64MB (compact flash)
4MB DRAM
8MB DRAM
32 bit
32-bit
Serial
YES – STD
YES – STD
Parallel
YES – STD
YES – STD
Ethernet
YES – Option
YES-Option
Metal
Metal
compared to
Zebra’s Z4M
32lbs (15kg)
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
22 lbs.(10kg)
10.7" x 9.5" x 17.5"
priceperformance
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(274 x 242 x 446mm)
1795€/2125€
1830€/2080€
Additional RAM (up to)
(standard). A
feature
OTHER
Standard RAM
Processor / Buffer
currently not
available on the
A3 printers.
Interface
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H" x W" x L")
BASE UNIT LIST PRICE
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Higher list price
on A3-200 dpi
value.
Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus Argox 3000
BRADY vs. Argox
Brady
MVP Series
Argox
3000
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
ARGOX, founded in 1996 in
Taiwan, is an engineering
oriented provider of
systems & solutions for
computer based barcode
labelling systems. Their
mission is to bring her
leading innovation and firstrate productivity into the
Auto ID industry with a
commitment - to be the
most competitive and
reliable supplier of desktop
label printers.
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.1" (104mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
30" (736mm)
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
30" (736mm)
203 (8 dots/mm)/ 300
DPI (12 dots/mm)
300 DPI (12 dots/mm)
2" - 10" / sec
2” – 6” / sec
(51mm - 254mm)
(51mm - 152mm)
Standard
Unknown
BradyConnect - Standard
NO
Standard
YES
max.
4.5" (114mm)
4.3" (110mm)
min.
1.0" (25mm)
1.0" (25mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
30" (736mm)
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (200dpi), .125”
(300dpi) / 1.0 (25mm)
1.0 (25mm)
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
8.0" (203mm)
series compared to
Maxicode and PDF417
Max Ribbon Length
1476' (450m)
1180’ (360m)
variety on Argox 3000.
Dots/Inch, std
Max Print Speed
Auto-Calibration
Connectivity & Control Solution
Scalable Fonts Resident
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
Disadvantages of
Argox 3000 vs.
Brady MVP Series
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MVP series offers
BradyConnect remote
connectivity and
control solution
(standard).
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Max 10ips print speed
on MVP series versus
6ips on Argox 3000.
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More 2D fonts on MVP
OPTIONS
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES – Option
YES – Option
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES – Option
Unknown
Cutter
YES – Option
YES – Option
Standard
Standard
LCD Display
Rewind
YES – Option
YES – Option
1, 2MB & 8MB Flash
2MB DRAM
4MB DRAM
512K DRAM
32 bit
32-bit
Serial
YES – STD
YES – Option
Parallel
YES – STD
YES – STD
Ethernet
YES – Option
NO
Metal
Metal
32lbs (15kg)
13.3” x 10.9” x 18.7”
25 lbs.(11kg)
9.4” x 9.8” x 16”
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(240 x 250 x 408mm)
1795€/2125€
1900€
Additional RAM (up to)
OTHER
Standard RAM
Processor / Buffer
Interface
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H” x W” x L”)
BASE UNIT LIST PRICE
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More standard DRAM
and upgradeable
memory on MVP
versus Argox 3000.
Hence ability to print
longer label formats.
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Brady offers
European, technical
support versus the
offshore capabilities of
Argox.
Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus Datamax I-4208
BRADY vs. Datamax
Brady
MVP Series
Datamax
I-4208
Datamax recently
introduced their E, I and W
class printers to streamline
their product line.
Disadvantages of
Datamax I-4208 vs.
Brady MVP Series
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The MVP series offers
BradyConnect remote
connectivity and
control solution
(standard). A feature
currently not available
on Datamax printers.
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Ribbon sensor on
Datamax senses
ribbon spindle
movement, whereby
MVP sensor looks for
presence of ribbon at
the printhead. Hence,
Datamax unit could
continue printing on
ribbon trailer causing
blank labels and data
loss to occur as well
as possible printhead
damage.
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8ips max. print speed
on I-4208 versus 10
ips on MVP series.
•
LED indicator lights
difficult to read versus
MVP series high
contrast LCD –
readable in either dim
or bright light.
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
99" (2,515mm)
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
99" (2,515mm)
203 (8 dots/mm)/ 300
203 (8 dots/mm)
Dots/Inch, std
(12 dots/in)
Max Print Speed
Auto-Calibration
Connectivity & Control Solution
2" - 10" / sec
2-6 IPS
(51mm - 254mm)
(51-152mm/sec.)
Standard
Standard
BradyConnect - Standard
NO
Standard
Standard
max.
4.5" (114mm)
4.65" (118mm)
min.
1.0" (25mm)
1.0" (25.4mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
99" (2,515mm)
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (200dpi), .125” (300dpi) /
1.0 (25mm)
0.25" (6mm)
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
8" (203mm)
Max Ribbon Length
1476' (450m)
1,968' (600m)
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES - Option
YES – Option
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES - Option
Unknown
Cutter
YES - Option
YES – Option
Scalable Fonts Resident
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
OPTIONS
LCD Display
Standard
Standard
YES - Option
YES – Option
1, 2MB & 8MB Flash
1MB Flash
4MB DRAM
8MB STD (No Charge)
32 bit
32-bit 66Mhz
Serial
YES – STD
YES – STD
Parallel
YES – STD
YES – STD
Ethernet
YES – Option
YES – Option
Rewind
Additional RAM (up to)
OTHER
Standard RAM
Processor / Buffer
Interface
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H" x W" x L")
BASE UNIT LIST PRICE
MVP Series Product Guide
Metal
Metal
32lbs (15kg)
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
45 lbs. (20.5 kg.)
18.6" x 12.62" x 12.7"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(472 x 320 x 322mm)
1795€/2125€
1785€
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Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus Intermec E4
Brady vs. Intermec
Brady
MVP Series
Intermec
E4
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
Unknown
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
Unknown
203 (8 dots/mm)/ 300 DPI opt
203 (8 dots/mm)
2" - 10" / sec
6 ips (152mm/ sec)
Dots/Inch, std
Max Print Speed
(51mm - 254mm)
Auto-Calibration
Standard
NO
BradyConnect - Standard
EasyLan10I – Option
(Ethernet dependent)
Standard
Standard
max.
4.5" (114mm)
4.5" (114mm)
min.
1.0" (25mm)
0.4" (10mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
Unknown
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (200dpi), .125” (300dpi) /
1.0 (25mm)
Unknown
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
6.0” (152mm)
Max Ribbon Length
1476' (450m)
656' (200m)
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES - Option
Standard
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES - Option
NO
Cutter
YES - Option
YES - Option
Connectivity & Control Solution
Scalable Fonts Resident
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
The Intermec
Technologies name has
global recognition
coupled with a
reputation for being a
one source supplier of
complete AIDC solutions
(e.g. systems provider
printers, labels, data
collection terminals,
etc). Compared to
Brady, their company
focus remains heavily
geared toward RF
systems and terminals –
and less on labels and
printers.
Disadvantages of
Intermec E4 vs.
Brady MVP Series
•
Faster print speed
capability on MVP (up
to 10ips) versus 6ips
on the E4.
•
Plastic housing on
Intermec E4 versus
full metal enclosure
on MVP Series.
•
Standard LCD and
Ethernet option on
MVP versus no
Ethernet or LCD on
E4.
•
No auto-calibration
feature on E4 versus
standard on Brady
MVP.
•
The MVP series
offers BradyConnect
remote connectivity
and control solution
(standard).
•
Full 8” roll capacity on
MVP series versus 6”
on Intermec E4.
•
More DRAM memory
on MVP series (2MB
versus 512K)
enabling users to print
longer label formats
up to 105”.
OPTIONS
LCD Display
Standard
NO
YES - Option
Standard
1, 2 & 8MB Flash
1MB Flash
4 MB DRAM
512K DRAM
32 bit
32-bit
Serial
YES – STD
YES – STD
Parallel
YES – STD
YES – STD
Ethernet
YES – Option
NO
Metal
Plastic
32lbs (15kg)
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
10 lbs. (4.7kg.)
6.7" x 9.3" x 13.8"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(170 x 236 x 350mm)
1795€/2125€
1420€
Rewind
Additional RAM (up to)
OTHER
Standard RAM
Processor / Buffer
Interface
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H" x W" x L")
BASE UNIT LIST PRICE
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Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus Printronix T-4204
BRADY vs.
Brady
Printronix
MVP Series
Founded in 1974,
Printronix is an
acknowledged
supplier and innovator
of line matrix printers
and continuous form
laser printers. Their
T5000 thermal printer
line expands their
product focus into the
realm thermal bar
coding.
Printronix
Thermaline
T-4204
Disadvantages of
Printronix T-4204
vs. Brady MVP
Series
• Higher list price on
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
45" (1143mm)
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
45" (1143mm)
203 (8 dots/mm)/
203 (8 dots/mm)
Dots/Inch, std
T4204 versus
affordable MVP
series.
300 (12 dots/mm)
Max Print Speed
Auto-Calibration
Connectivity & Control Solution
Scalable Fonts Resident
2" - 10" / sec
6" / sec
(51mm - 254mm)
(152mm)
Standard
NO
BradyConnect - Standard
Optional– PrintNet Plus
Standard
NO
•
on Z4M versus max
6 ips on T4204.
•
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
max.
4.5" (114mm)
4.5" (114mm)
min.
1.0" (25mm)
1.0" (25.4mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
45" (1143mm)
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (200dpi), .125” (300dpi) /
1.0 (25mm)
N/A
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
8" (203mm)
Max Ribbon Length
1476’ (450m)
1181' (360m)
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES - Option
Standard
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES - Option
NO
Cutter
YES - Option
YES – Option
Standard
Standard
Rewind
Additional RAM (up to)
YES - Option
Standard
1, 2 & 8MB Flash
N/A
remote connectivity
and control solution.
PrintNet Plus is
optional on T4204
and limited to Java
platforms. Also,
4 MB DRAM
4MB DRAM / 4MB Flash
32 bit
32-bit
YES – STD
YES – STD
does not include
ZBI function.
•
Processor / Buffer
•
Parallel
YES – STD
YES – STD
Ethernet
YES – Option
YES – Option
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H" x W" x L")
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cumbersome core
to core system on
T4204
•
Metal
Metal
32lbs (15kg)
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
35 lbs. (16kg.)
12.2" x 9.3" x 15.75"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(310mm x236mm x 400mm)
1795€/2125€
2428€
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Collapsible ribbon
release on MVP
series versus
Interface
Serial
NO auto-calibration
on T4204 versus
standard on MVP
OTHER
Standard RAM
The MVP series
comes standard
with BradyConnect
OPTIONS
LCD Display
10ips print speed
More expandable
memory on Z4M
versus T-4204.
Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus Sato CL408e
BRADY vs. Sato
Brady
MVP Series
Sato
CL408e
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.10" (104mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
14" (356mm)
Sato’s business
philosophy is based on
the notion of
manufacturing rugged,
dependable bar code
printers for warehousing
and industrial
environments.
Disadvantages of
Sato CL408e vs.
Brady MVP Series
• The MVP offers
BradyConnect
remote
connectivity and
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
49" (1249mm)
Dots/Inch, std
203 (8 dots/mm)
203 (8 dots/mm)
control solution
(standard).. A
2" - 10" / sec
2" - 6" / sec
feature currently
not available on
(51mm - 254mm)
(51mm - 152mm)
Standard
NO
300 (12 dots/in)
Max Print Speed
Auto-Calibration
Connectivity & Control Solution
Scalable Fonts Resident
BradyConnect - Standard
NO
Standard
Standard
4.5" (114mm)
5.15" (131mm)
Sato printers.
•
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
max.
min.
1.0" (25mm)
0.87" (22mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
49" (1249mm)
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (200dpi), .125” (300dpi) /
1.0 (25mm)
Unknown
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
8.0" (203mm)
Max Ribbon Length
1476' (450m)
1476' (450m)
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES - Option
YES – Option
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES - Option
Unknown
Cutter
YES - Option
YES – Option
instead dip
switches are
factory set at 1/8”
between labels.
•
Standard
Standard
YES - Option
NO
1, 2MB & 8MB Flash
4MB Flash / 16 MB
PCMCIA-OPT
4MB DRAM
18MB STD
32 bit
32-bit RISC/133 MHz
Serial
YES – STD
YES – STD
Parallel
YES – STD
IEEE/USB
Ethernet
YES – Option
YES – Option
Metal
Metal
Rewind
Additional RAM (up to)
OTHER
Standard RAM
Processor / Buffer
Interface
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H" x W" x L")
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32lbs (15kg)
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
LCD standard on
CL408e but only
enables you to
OPTIONS
LCD Display
No auto-calibration
on CL408e -
receive error
messages, online/off-line ready
signal and
darkness settings
– all other
configurations are
dip switch
controlled.
•
Made in Japan
(i.e. sourcing of
parts and technical
expertise may take
longer and be
more difficult to
obtain).
29 lbs. (13 kg.)
12.6" x 16.9" x 10.6"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(320 x429 x 269mm)
1795€/2125€
1582€
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Competitive Analysis
Brady MVP Series versus TEC B-472
BRADY vs. TEC
Brady
MVP Series
TEC Corporation is a
Japanese based
TEC
B-472
manufacturer of retail
and package delivery
systems and other
electronic systems
and components.
TEC’s AIDC product
PRINT FEATURES
Direct thermal, Direct Thermal
DT / TT
DT / TT
Print Width, max.
4.09" (104mm)
4.09" (104mm)
Print Length, max. w/std RAM
105" (2667mm)
15" (384mm)
Print Length, optional w/add'l RAM
105" (2667mm)
35" (896mm)
Dots/Inch, std
203 (8 dots/mm)
203 (8 dots/mm)
offerings include
thermal bar code
printers and POS
terminals.
Disadvantages of
TEC B-472 vs.
Brady MVP Series
• The MVP offers
300 (12 dots/mm)
Max Print Speed
2" - 10" / sec
2" - 10" / sec
(51mm - 254mm)
(51mm - 254mm)
Standard
NO
BradyConnect - Standard
NO
Standard
NO
max.
4.5" (114mm)
5.5" (140mm)
min.
1.0" (25mm)
2.0" (51mm)
Label Length, max.
39" (991mm)
35" (896mm)
min.
(Tear / Peel-Off)
0.25” (200dpi), .125” (300dpi) /
1.0 (25mm)
N/A
Roll Size, O.D. & Mounting
8.0" (203mm)
8" (203mm)
Max Ribbon Length
1476' (450m)
1968' (600m)
Tear-Off
Standard
Standard
Peel-Off
YES - Option
Standard
Non-Roman (Asian) Font License
YES - Option
Standard
Cutter
YES - Option
YES – Option
Standard
Standard
YES - Option
Standard
1, 2MB & 8MB Flash
1MB RAM / 4MB PCMCIA
4MB DRAM
512 DRAM/ 256K Flash
32 bit
16-bit
Auto-Calibration
Connectivity & Control Solution
Scalable Fonts Resident
BradyConnect
remote connectivity
and control solution
(standard).
MEDIA FEATURES
Liner Width,
•
versus bitmap
variety on TEC B472.
•
OPTIONS
LCD Display
Rewind
Additional RAM (up to)
OTHER
Standard RAM
Processor / Buffer
YES – STD
YES
Parallel
YES – STD
YES – Option
Ethernet
YES – Option
NO
Metal
Metal
Shell & Case Construction
Weight
Size (H" x W" x L")
BASE UNIT LIST PRICE
32lbs (15kg)
13.3" x 10.9" x 18.7"
37 lbs. (17 kg.)
12.1" x 11.4" x 18.1"
(338 x 277 x 475 mm)
(308mm x291 x 460mm)
1795€/2125€
NO auto-calibration
on TEC B-472
versus standard on
MVP series
•
Slower 16-bit
processor on TEC
B-472 versus 32-bit
on MVP.
•
Less standard
DRAM and Flash
memory on TEC
472 versus MVP.
Interface
Serial
Scaleable fonts
standard in MVP
•
Made in Japan (i.e.
sourcing of parts
and technical
expertise may take
longer and be more
difficult to obtain).
(NOTE: ALL product data based on manufacturers’ published spec sheets, which are subject to change
without notice. N/A or Unknown denotes data not found or available).
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Competitive Analysis