Brother | TD-4000 | TD-4000 / TD-4100N

TD-4000 / TD-4100N
 Accepts up to 4” / 102 mm wide labels
TD-4000 / TD-4100N
Professional barcode
label printers
High specification, high speed label
printers that include barcode label
design software, built-in cutters and
 Fast 110 mm/second print speed
 Powerful barcode label design software included
 No tear-bar needed as built-in cutter included
 Print from various operating
systems/software using
Brother ESC/P printer language
 Design, upload and print pre-designed
label templates
Professional label printers
Professional label printers for all labelling applications
Brother has been developing label printing technology for more than twenty years, and
the TD-4000 and TD-4100N both offer the ability to print high quality labels on demand,
whatever the label requirement. Printing labels up to 4”/102 mm in width, and at a speed
of up to 110 mm/second, these two fully featured machines also offer a built-in cutter
as standard to avoid the need of a cumbersome tear-bar. Furthermore, you can create
labels of any length, from 25 mm right up to 3 metres, by installing a continuous label
roll and cutting to the correct size.
These professional label printers
include cutters, software and networking
as standard - often found as options on
other manufacturers models
Powerful software
P-touch Editor label design software is included as standard, giving you the ability
to create any label required, without the additional cost of purchasing label design
software. It supports the most common 1D and 2D barcode protocols, importing
of graphic images, and even merging of data contained in Excel and MSDE/SQL
databases onto your labels.
Brother can also supply an SDK (Software Development Kit) to give you an easy method
of incorporating label printing directly from within your own software programs, or you
can use the printer’s built-in ESC/P and template modes to print from non-windows
based PC’s and other devices.
Accepts label rolls up to 102mm in width
Easy installation of label rolls
Professional label design software included
Built-in cutter
Print up to 9,999 labels per print job*
Supports over 15 popular 1D & 2D barcode protocols*
Link to data in .xls, .mdb files & SQL server databases*
Automatic date/time printing capability*
Advanced image dithering for high-quality images*
Print resolution of 300 dpi
Print speeds of up to 110 mm/second
Network ready
Network printer administration software included
Windows Server 2003 support
Windows Server 2008 support
* Using P-touch Editor 5 label design software
With an advanced 10/100 base TX
network port as standard, the TD-4100N
label printer can be placed anywhere that
labels are required
Built-in networking
The professional and reliable method of connecting label printers is typically via a
network, and the TD-4100N incorporates a 10/100 Base TX network port as standard.
By giving the opportunity to locate the label printer away from the PC, you have the
advantage of being able to place the label printer wherever your labels are required.
And of course, networking offers the ability for any number of users or computers to
print their labels to the same label printer. If many copies of labels are required quickly,
the “distributed printing” function (found in the printer driver) will automatically send
the print job to two or more connected printers - thereby increasing throughput. As
an example, if two TD-4100N label printers are set up for distributed printing and 10
copies of a label are required, the driver will automatically send five labels to one printer,
and five labels to another.
By connecting the TD-4100N to a nearby network point, the machine can be sited wherever the labels are required
Web based management
IT departments can remotely configure the TD-4100N thanks to the advanced
built-in web based management. By logging into the printer using your web browser,
the network settings can be configured. Should a problem arise with the printer, the
current status and error can also be viewed remotely.
BR Admin
The TD-4100N is also fully compatible with the Brother BR Admin software. This
powerful software is a professional management tool that can manage your Brother
network-connected products. It can also be used to view the status of other SNMP
compliant network printing devices. So if you have several Brother label printers, or
indeed other Brother networked products, they can all be centrally managed from one
simple user interface.
Warehousing and logistics
With the most common sizes of shipping labels available for the TD-4000 and
TD-4100N, and the ability to create custom sized labels using the built-in cutter, there
are many uses for these models in the warehouse. Brother RD label rolls are made of
high quality materials, ensuring the printed text and barcodes stay readable on the label
while items are being shipped.
Address labels can be created quickly and easily - you can
even incorporate logos or other graphics
The continuous roll offers the ability to create temporary
signage on demand
Create temporary warehouse racking identification labels as
and when required
Barcodes, company logos and other information is easily
printed up to 4 inch/102 mm wide
Typical applications include:
Shipping labels
Barcode labels
Part bin identification
Temporary warehouse racking identification labels
Location labels
Pallet identification labels
Healthcare, medical and laboratory
With the strict regulations on the tracking of patient specimens and other items within
the healthcare industry, clear, high quality labelling is essential to maintain safety and
traceability. The Brother TD-4100N, with its integrated 10/100 Base TX network port
gives the chance to place the machine away from the PC, wherever the labels are
needed. With support for the most common barcode protocols, both models are ideally
suited to any labelling task.
Ensure that patients’ specimens are clearly and
correctly identified
Locate patients’ records and other important
documentation quickly with an identification label
A large amount of data can be recalled instantly by
including a 2D barcode on the label
Labels are available in a range of different sizes for the
most common labelling applications
Typical applications include:
Appointment cards
Admission labels
Specimen and pathology labels
Blood bank labels
Microscope slide labels
Laboratory labels
Microbiology labels
Retail and food applications
Easy to read labels are essential to consumers, to help make informed decisions prior
to a potential purchase. The 300dpi print resolution and high quality RD label rolls used
in the TD-4000 and TD-4100N ensures that every label printed looks professional,
offering sharp text, logos and barcodes with a high contrast to ensure faultless scanning
at the checkout.
Ensure your customers have all the product and ingredient
information required
You can immediately create temporary
in-store signage using the continuous length label roll
Instantly create and replace shelf-edge labels as stock
items change in-store
Offer loyalty discounts, or other incentives, to your valued
customers with specially printed vouchers
Typical applications include:
Pricing labels
Barcode labels
Pre-packaged food ingredients labels
Nutrition information labels
Shelf-edge labels
In-store signage labels
Sale/mark-down/discount pricing labels
Professional software solutions
P-touch Editor 5
Supplied as standard, you can create your own custom labels with pixel precision by
using this powerful software solution. With features such as support for over 15 barcode
protocols, advanced image dithering to print high quality greyscale images, and the
ability to link to data contained in Excel spreadsheets for batch printing of labels, any
label design is possible.
P-touch Template printing*
By designing labels on your PC, and then uploading them to the printers memory,
simply send the text or barcode data to be added to the label, and the machine will
create and print the new label as required. You can also print labels without a PC
connection - for example connect directly to a barcode scanner to print copies of
* may require printer firmware update for this feature
b-PAC Software Development Kit
Developed for advanced users such as system integrators, by adding just a few lines of
programming code, label printing is possible from many Microsoft ® Windows™ applications.
• Create a label template using P-touch Editor 5 and save the file to your PC.
• Using the b-PAC SDK, send the relevant commands to add your text/barcode/images to
the label template.
• Issue the print command from your program.
• The b-PAC SDK will then create and print the label containing your information.
More details can be found at
Brother ESC/P printing
Connect to non-windows devices using the RS-232 serial port. By sending simple text
commands containing the label format and the text/barcode to be printed, the labelling machine
will print the label required. No driver or software needs installing.
P-touch Editor 5 gives you the creative options to design
and print any label required
Use the b-PAC SDK to add label printing directly within your
own Windows™ applications
By linking to a Microsoft® Excel™ file, merge the data and
print labels directly from P-touch Editor 5
Connect a barcode scanner to the printer’s serial port to
print labels directly from the TD-4000/TD-4100N*
Brother RD label rolls are made of high
quality paper, and are easy to install
Brother RD label rolls
The TD-4000 and TD-4100N use Brother RD labels. Available in die-cut and also
continuous length rolls, they offer high quality printing, added protection against marking
and scuffing and are available in various sizes. In addition to the standard die-cut rolls
found on most label printers, you also have the flexibility to use continuous length rolls
with the built-in cutter to make labels and signs up to 3 metres in length.
Many different types of labels can be printed with the
TD-4000 and TD-4100N
The adhesive used in the Brother RD rolls has been
certified safe for food labelling
Environmentally sourced rolls
Brother takes its environmental responsibilities seriously, and as such, the paper used in
the manufacture of Brother RD label rolls is sourced from sustainable forests.
Brother RD labels also contain no Bisphenol-A, a common chemical used in the
manufacture of inferior labels. As such, Brother RD labels are safe to use in the food
industry, and also pose no hazard to the health of infants and young children
Pre-sized paper labels:
RD-S02E1 | 278/Roll 102 mm x 152 mm (white)
RD-S03E1 | 836/Roll 102mm x 50mm (white)
RD-S04E1 | 1.552/Roll 76 mm x 26 mm (white)
RD-S05E1 | 1.552/Roll 51 mm x 26 mm (white)
Continuous Label Tape
RD-S01E2 | 102mm x 44.3 metres (white)
TD-4000 / TD-4100N Specifications
Hardware: TD-4000 and TD-4100N
173 mm (W) x 229 mm (D) x 158 mm (H)
TD-4000: 1.81 kg / TD-4100N: 1.83 kg
Roll compatibility
RD rolls (die-cut and continuous)
Print technology
Direct thermal
Maximum label width
102 mm
Minimum print length
25 mm
Max. print length
3 metres
Max. print width
Print resolution
300 dpi
Max. print speed
110 mm / second
Roll end detection
USB (ver 2.0 full speed)
RS-232C serial (9 pin)
Ethernet (10/100 Base-TX) (TD-4100N only)
Cutter Type
Full automatic
3 (power on/off, label feed and label cut)
Status LED
3 colours (green, orange, red)
LCD display
220-240V ~ 50/60Hz
50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C )
20% to 80% (without condensation)
Light grey & pearl white
Software: P-touch Editor 5
Font support / fonts supplied
All installed truetype fonts / 17
Font styles
Number of frames
11 styles: Normal, Bold, Italic, Outline, Shadow, Shadow Light, Horizontal, Surround, Frame Out,
Inverted Text, Underline
Image file formats support
Screen capture
Min. / max. label length
25mm / 3 metres
Tape margin settings
3 mm - 126 mm
Multi line printing
Multi block printing
Vertical printing
Rotate printing
Number of copies
Mirror printing
Sequential numbering
1 - 9999 / A - Z / a - z
Barcode protocols
CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN-128(GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E,
EAN13(JAN13), EAN8, ISBN-2(EAN13 AddOn2), ISBN-5(EAN13 AddOn5), POSTNET, Laser Bar Code,
GS1 DataBar(RSS)(GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Truncated,GS1 DataBar Stacked,GS1
DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Limited,GS1 DataBar Expanded,GS1 DataBar
Expanded Stacked), PDF417(Standard, Truncated, Micro), QR Code(Model 1, Model 2, Micro), Data
Matrix(ECC200 Square, ECC200 Rectangular), MaxiCode(Model2, Model3, Model4, Model5)
Database / file link support
csv, txt, mdb, xls, Microsoft SQL Server Database
Microsoft® Office add-in support
Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook (Office 2000/2003/2007)
Date and Time Printing
English / Danish / Dutch / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish /
Finnish / Czech / Polish / Hungarian / Simplified Chinese / Russian / Turkish / Japanese
Included items
Included Items
Label printer
102mm continuous black on white label roll (2 metre starter roll)
51 mm x 26 mm black on white die cut label roll (60 labels)
AC power cable
USB cable
CD-ROM containing software, drivers and user guide
TD-4000 / TD-4100N Specifications
Firmware: TD-4000 and TD-4100N
Maximum print width
98.6 mm
Min. / max. label length
25 mm - 1 metre
Number of copies
1-999 (ESC/P P-touch Template)
Built-in barcode protocols
CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN-128 (GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13
(JAN13), EAN8, GS1 DataBar(RSS) (GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Truncated,GS1 DataBar
Stacked,GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Limited,GS1 DataBar Expanded,GS1 DataBar
Expanded Stacked), PDF417(Standard, Truncated, Micro), QR Code (Model 1, Model 2, Micro), Data
Matrix (ECC200 Square, ECC200 Rectangular), MaxiCode
Printer control commands
Raster mode, ESC/P, P-touch template mode
Flash memory size
2048KB / Max 99 templates
Character code sets
Standard character code
Windows-1252 Western Europe character code
Windows-1250 Eastern Europe character code
Built in fonts
Bitmap fonts: Helsinki, Letter Gothic Bold, San Diego, Brougham
Outline fonts: Helsinki, Brussels, Letter Gothic
Built in font sizes
Bitmap fonts: 24/32/48 dots
Outline fonts: 33 - 400 dots (22 sizes)
Built in font widths
x1/2 width, x2 width, x2 height,
Built in font styles
Underline, Outline, Shadow, Outline+Shadow, Italic, Bold, Vertical
System requirements
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows XP®
Windows Vista® 32 bit & 64 bit
Windows 7® 32 bit & 64 bit
Windows Server® 2003 x86 (TD-4100N only)
Windows Server® 2008 / 2008 R2 (TD-4100N only)
USB (ver 2.0 full speed)
RS-232C serial (9 pin)
Ethernet (10/100 Base-TX) (TD-4100N only)
Hard disk space
More than 70MB
Microsoft® Windows® XP : 128MB minimum
Windows Vista® : 512MB minimum
Windows 7® 32 bit : 1 GB (minimum)
Windows 7® 64 bit : 2 GB (minimum)
Windows Server® 2003 : 256MB minimum (TD-4100N only)
Windows Server® 2008 : 512MB minimum (TD-4100N only)
Graphics adapter
SVGA with 16 bit colour depth minimum
CD-ROM drive for installation
Microsoft® Office add-in
Microsoft® Word 2000/2002/2003/2007
Microsoft® Excel 2000/2002/2003/2007
Microsoft® Outlook® 2000/2002/2003/2007
Brother International Europe Ltd
Brother House, 1 Tame Street, Audenshaw,
Manchester M34 5JE
Tel:+44 (0)161-330 6531
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