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At-A-Glance: Desktop Barcode and Label Printers

Label Printers (Brother QL and TD Series)
Desktop Label and BarCode Printer
  • Complete barcode software and label printing solution
  • Uses Genuine Brother™ or most medium/high sensitivity direct thermal label, receipt and tag media up to 4" wide
  • Fully compatible with Windows® OS computers, including Windows® 7¹
  • Includes PT-Editor 5 professional barcode and label design/print software application
  • Prints high quality 300 dpi text, graphics and barcodes
  • Fast, host based printing – up to 4.3 ips
  • Download templates and print from a barcode scanner, keyboard or other standalone device
  • Reliable built-in automatic cutter
  • Clam shell cover and no spindle, drop in roll design
  • USB 2.0 and RS-232C serial interface connectivity
The TD-2020 is a compact 2.2in wide, 203dpi desktop thermal printer that quickly prints labels, tags and receipts for retail applications up to 6ips
  • High Speed Printing – Prints up to 6ips in 203dpi print resolution
  • Small Size, But Big on Performance – Although these printers are among the smallest desktop thermal printers in their class, they also lead in performance over many 203 dpi print resolution desktop thermal printers
  • Ergonomic Design – Uses an innovative spindle-less design that accepts labels, tags or receipt media with virtually any core size for a true drop-in media roll loading experience on a desktop, cart or even mounted to a wall
  • Adjustable Edge-to-Edge Media Sensor - Flexibility to detect and print on more types of existing thermal media to help avoid converting custom media
  • Complete Label Printing Solution – Comes with the full version of the Brother P-touch® Editor software application with advanced design tools and printing features
  • Print From a Database – Helps save time and increase accuracy by printing labels, tags and receipts linked directly to Microsoft® SQL Server®, Access® or Excel® database files
  • Two Year, "At your side" Limited Warranty – As a commitment to reliability, the entire label printer is covered under a two year limited warranty, including the print head no matter the amount of media you print every day
Desktop Network BarCode and Label Printer
  • Complete barcode software and network label printing solution
  • Uses Genuine Brother™ or most medium/high sensitivity direct thermal label, receipt and tag media up to 4" wide
  • Fully compatible with Windows® OS computers, including Windows® 7¹
  • Includes PT-Editor 5 professional barcode and label design/print software application
  • Prints high quality 300 dpi text, graphics and barcodes
  • Fast, host based printing – up to 4.3 ips
  • Download templates and print from a barcode scanner, keyboard or other standalone device
  • Reliable built-in automatic cutter
  • Clam shell cover and no spindle, drop in roll design
  • 10/100 Base TX Ethernet, USB 2.0 and RS-232C serial interface connectivity
The TD-2120N is a compact 2.2in wide, 203dpi powered desktop/network thermal printer that quickly prints labels, tags and receipts for retail applications up to 6ips
  • High Speed Printing – Prints up to 6ips in 203dpi print resolution
  • Small Size, But Big on Performance – Although these printers are among the smallest desktop thermal printers in their class, they also lead in performance over many 203 dpi print resolution desktop thermal printers
  • Ergonomic Design – Uses an innovative spindle-less design that accepts labels, tags or receipt media with virtually any core size for a true drop-in media roll loading experience on a desktop, cart or even mounted to a wall
  • Complete Label Printing Solution – Comes with the full version of the Brother P-touch® Editor software application with advanced design tools and printing features
  • Print From a Database – Helps save time and increase accuracy by printing labels, tags and receipts linked directly to Microsoft® SQL Server®, Access® or Excel® database files
  • Two Year, "At your side" Limited Warranty – As a commitment to reliability, the entire label printer is covered under a two year limited warranty, including the print head no matter the amount of media you print every day
  • Adjustable Edge-to-Edge Media Sensor - Flexibility to detect and print on more types of existing thermal media to help avoid converting custom media
  • Bridges The Gap Between Desktop and Mobile Printers – With the rechargeable battery, these printers become powered desktop thermal printers and operate like a mobile printer with higher media capacity and desktop printer options like a peeler and a touch panel LCD display for use off-line or as a standalone solution
  • Cut the cords – With an optional Li-ion rechargeable battery and wireless Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth® interface, you can print from a desktop or network thermal printer from virtually any location in the retail store, regardless of having a power outlet and/or network interface port nearby
  • Battery Powered Model – Powered desktop and network thermal printer model configurations are available with a long life rechargeable Li-ion battery and charged by the printer power adapter or optional external 4-bay charger
The TD-2130N is a compact 2.2in wide, 300dpi powered desktop/network thermal printer that quickly prints labels, tags and receipts for retail applications up to 6ips
  • Bridges The Gap Between Desktop and Mobile Printers – With the rechargeable battery, these printers become powered desktop thermal printers and operate like a mobile printer with higher media capacity and desktop printer options like a peeler and a touch panel LCD display for use off-line or as a standalone solution
  • Cut the cords – With an optional Li-ion rechargeable battery and wireless Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth® interface, you can print from a desktop or network thermal printer from virtually any location in the retail store, regardless of having a power outlet and/or network interface port nearby
  • Wide Range of Printing Solutions – Comes with Windows® network and computer printer drivers for virtually seamless integration with many existing solutions. SDK's available for iOS®, Android® and Windows Mobile® devices
  • Print On A Cart – Brother™ designed these printers with a compact footprint to help provide the most usable work space on a cart versus nearly all competitive printers in its class. The Li-ion rechargeable battery option does not increase the compact footprint and provides mobility to a desktop thermal printer
  • Standalone Printing Solution – A touch panel and LCD display option is available for printing labels, tags or receipts off-line or as a standalone printer without a computer or a mobile device. Ideal for on-demand printing of price and "best before" freshness labels right in a food preparation area, or download information from a database and print shelf-edge, price and mark-down tags and labels in-aisle
  • Small Size, But Big on Performance – Although these printers are among the smallest desktop thermal printers in their class, they also lead in performance over many 300 dpi print resolution desktop thermal printers
  • Ergonomic Design – Uses an innovative spindle-less design that accepts labels, tags or receipt media with virtually any core size for a true drop-in media roll loading experience on a desktop, cart or even mounted to a wall
  • High Speed Printing – Prints up to 6ips in 300dpi print resolution
  • Battery Powered Model – Powered desktop and network thermal printer model configurations are available with a long life rechargeable Li-ion battery and charged by the printer power adapter or optional external 4-bay charger
  • Print From a Database – Helps save time and increase accuracy by printing labels, tags and receipts linked directly to Microsoft® SQL Server®, Access® or Excel® database files
  • Connectivity Options – Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, Host USB and Serial RS-232 interface ports comes standard on most models, with the option to add wireless Wi-Fi® WLAN or Bluetooth® interfaces
  • Print & Apply Solution – Optional peeler automatically separates the label from the liner and positions the label to help "pick" the printed label from the printer and apply it using just one hand. Removal of the label allows the next label to print automatically
  • Adjustable Edge-to-Edge Media Sensor - Flexibility to detect and print on more types of existing thermal media to help avoid converting custom media
  • Complete Label Printing Solution – Comes with the full version of the Brother P-touch® Editor software application with advanced design tools and printing features
  • Two Year, "At your side" Limited Warranty – As a commitment to reliability, the entire label printer is covered under a two year limited warranty, including the print head no matter the amount of media you print every day
Ptouch® Labelers (PT Series)
Desktop Thermal BarCode Label Printer
  • Complete barcode software and laminated label printing solution
  • Prints high quality, extremely durable laminated thermal transfer labels
  • Compatible with Windows® OS computers, including Windows® 7²
  • Drop in tape cartridge design helps make media replacement simple and trouble free
  • Includes PT-Editor 5 professional barcode and label design/print sofware application
  • Prints high quality 360 dpi text, graphics and barcodes
  • Fast, host based printing – up to 3.1 ips¹
  • Reliable built-in automatic cutter
  • USB 2.0 and RS-232C serial interface connectivity
  • Attractive, small footprint printer design
Desktop Network Thermal Label and Barcode Printer
  • Complete barcode software and network label printing solution
  • Prints high quality, extremely durable laminated thermal transfer labels
  • Compatible with Windows® OS computers, including Windows® 7²
  • Drop in tape cartridge design helps make media replacement simple and trouble free
  • Includes PT-Editor 5 professional barcode and label design/print software application
  • Download templates and print from a barcode scanner, keyboard, or other standalone device
  • Prints high quality 360 dpi text, graphics and barcodes
  • Fast, host based printing – up to 3.1 ips¹
  • Reliable built-in automatic cutter
  • 10/100 Base TX Ethernet, USB 2.0 (host and peripheral) and RS-232C serial interface connectivity
‡/† See the individual detail product pages for all conditions & system requirement links.