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No strings attached: Brother's new stand-alone, two colour label printer
Fri, 4th Aug 2017
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Brother has launched a new thermal label printer capable of printing in two colours

The new Brother business label printers create labels in both red and black and are available in two models.

The standard QL800 model features USB connectivity, an integrated cutter and software for designing labels.

The Brother QL820NWB can work without being connected to a PC and can also run on an optional Li-ion battery. It features a large graphic LCD display and an extended range of connectivity options, including Bluetooth and wired network connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi, AirPrint and USB connections.

There are two models to choose on offer - QL800 and QL820NWB.

Moreover, the QL820NWB recently picked up an award from the North American Office Products Award for "Best Product-Technology".

Both device use DK22251 tape, a new type of heat-sensitive thermal paper, and feature a print head can print in both black and red, without using ink or toner.

The Brother QL820NWB can be in stand-alone mode, without being connected to a PC or power source.

Brother says this device is suitable for warehouse environments because is it capable of operating in stand-alone mode, without being connected to a PC or power source.

This means labels can be printed wherever they are required as opposed to where the power source is located.

It can also be utilised by retail outlets to print food labels, pricing and barcode labels or promotional signage that uses both black and red ink, rather than a single colour.

Matthew Stroud, chief operating officer and director at Brother International, New Zealand, says “Building on the success of our existing business series of label printers, the new range with its two-colour thermal print option once again affirms Brother's position at the forefront of office printing technology.

Brother's new label printer range is now available at Brother authorised retailers nationwide.