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Brady TLS2200 Thermal Labeling System

3.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Brady
Part Number TLS2200
Material Type Polyurethane
Number of Items 1
Color Black
Display LCD
EAN 0094712894170 , 0662820185505
Fabric Type Polyurethane
Is Recalled? N
Item Weight 11 pounds
Manufacturer Series Number 18550
UNSPSC Code 44102405
UPC 094712894170 , 662820185505

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Product Features

  • Portable label printer is a labeling tool for identifying a variety of items, like cables, file folders, and equipment
  • Prints on continuous tape and die cut labels
  • 203 dpi thermal transfer printing stays crisp and bright longer than direct thermal printing
  • TrueType fonts from 4 to 72 point, on materials up to 2" wide and print length up to 54". ABC keyboard for simplicity
  • Printer Includes a 1 Year Limited warranty

Product Description

The Brady TLS2200 Portable Label Printer prints via thermal transfer at 203 dots per inch (dpi) from 4 to 72 point, on materials up to 2” wide with print length up to 54", has an LCD display, and uses a simple ABC keyboard. For use in identifying a variety of items, from cables to equipment, this label printer has an ABC keyboard and prints single- or multi-line on over 140 label materials up to 2” wide and print lengths up to 54” long, in TrueType fonts. Use the TLS2200 to create die-cut, barcode, and continuous tape labels with 203 dpi for clear, crisp printing. The thermal transfer printing method stays bright and lasts longer than direct thermal printing.

The quick loading cartridge makes switching jobs faster than other label printers; the label printer automatically senses the cartridge label type and size. Labeler can hold a continuous roll up to 50’ long. The memory feature stores up to 10 setups. Labeler is light-weight: 2.75 lbs (1.25 kg) for portability. The label printer runs on the rechargeable battery or optional AC power. Printer has sleep mode to conserve battery; set the printer to sleep after 1, 3, or 5 minutes of nonuse.

Brady Corporation manufactures signs, tags, printers, and other industrial safety and identification products. Brady was founded in 1914, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 standards. Visit the Brady Label Printer Store to see more Brady label printers

TLS2200 Applications

Function TLS2200 Specification
Label Types / Application Functions
Banner Portrait, Banner Landscape, Wire, Patch Panel, Terminal Block, DESI Strip, Fixed Length
Circuit Board Labeling, Data Communications Labeling, Facility, Safety & Maintenance Identification, General & Industrial Labeling, Healthcare ID, Laboratory ID, Security ID, Panel Identification, Wire & Cable Marking
Print Technology
Thermal Transfer
Print Resolution
203 dpi
Print Speed
12 mm/sec
Color Capability
Single Color Printing
Backlit Screen
2.75 lbs.
Power Supply
Rechargable Batter, AC Power (optional)
PC Connect Printing
Yes - Serial
Stand Alone Printing
Compatible Software
Labelmark Software, Windows based driver for 3rd party software use
21,000 characters, 10 label lists
File Transfer from PC to Printer
Continuous vs. Die Cut Labels
Continuous and Die Cut Labels
Materials Supported
Continuous, Die Cut, Bluk, 500+ Stock Parts
Tape Widths
0.250" - 2.000"
Max Label Width
Max Print Width
Label Roll Length
50 ft/500 ft Bulk
Text Sizes
4 - 72 pt.
Multi-Line Print
Print Rotation
128, IFT 25
44 on keypad

What's in the Box?

  • Brady TLS2200 handheld label printer
  • Hard plastic case
  • PC cable
  • AC power cord
  • Rechargeable battery

Product Details

Label and Accessory Guide [9.67mb PDF]| Training Manual [362kb PDF]| Specification Sheet [196kb PDF]| User Manual [842kb PDF]| Quick Start Guide [149kb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 11 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000AR8Q6S
  • Item model number: 18550
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,113 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I've been using the Brady TL2200 for a few months now. Unfortunately I have to use it for my job. Here are the main reasons why I don't like this printer.

1. Cost. It's really expensive - and if you think the printer itself is expensive, chew on this for a while: the labels I print use a spool of adhesive label "paper" (Brady Part #PTL-43-439) that is 50ft long. These spools of labels sell for around $90 a piece, which in my opinion is ridiculously expensive.

2. Ribbon. The ribbon cartridges that this printer uses are 1- also unnecessarily expensive, 2- very inefficient, 3- not recyclable. Each ribbon cartridge costs about $25(Brady Part #R6010). Each cartridge has two spools, one full of unused ribbon which rolls across to the other spool as it gets used for printing. The problem with this method is that the majority of the ribbon itself never actually gets used at all and is wasted. And what's worse - if, like me, you're printing off multiple labels with a gap between each label (for cutting) - the ribbon actually rolls/transfers spools along with the label for the gap. In other words, if you have a 2 inch gap between labels, you are wasting 2" of your ribbon for every gap your labels require. One more thing about the labels - the ribbon is very thin, and I found many spools where the ribbon had wrinkles in it. When you print labels that use wrinkled ribbon, you are left with a very sloppy looking label that has streaks across it.

3. Here's a rundown of my general gripes with the printer itself:
-The on/off button is very difficult to reach. You have to turn the printer upside down to get to it. Why they couldn't have just put this switch on the top or the side of the printer is beyond me.
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1. The label make is WAY over priced.
2. The labels are WAY over priced.
3. The ribons are WAY over priced
4. The software to print from a computer is WAY over priced.
5. The printer jams up, skips labels, gets off track regularly so the overpriced labels and ribbons are wasted often.

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There are various types of jobs for wire and cable labeling. From my opinion, if you are in the IT industry and need a good label maker, then there are better ones out there for that application where most of the labels you would be printing would be for cables. If all you are going to be labeling is cables (not individual wires) and placards, then go with something more cost effective, particularly with the label cartridges. The Panduit brand LS8 is a good one for that as are some off the shelf printers you can get at Lowes or Home Depot that are really catered to cable labeling and/or large gauge wire.

I'm an EE and work in Industrial Controls and do a lot of machine building where there are hundreds of individual wires to be labeled at various wire gauges (18 AWG - 10 AWG) This is where the TLS2200 printer REALLY out shines any of the others that I have checked out or used, including the Panduit LS8. The TLS2200 is faster at printing for one thing and that is a must when time is money. There are times where I have to print out 50 labels of the same description. That is easily done with the TLS2200 and it does it quickly. The variety of labels that are offered for the TLS2200 are huge. There are labels for anything from large cables to small gauge wire available. One of the biggest selling points for me on the TLS2200 is that it is the only labeler that I have tried or found that offers actual CLOTH labels. That is a must for small wire because it is memory resistant so it will stay put once you put it around the wire. Yes, there are others that say "cloth nylon" but it is NOT cloth. It is nylon, so it will not be memory resistant. At my company, we also have a couple of the Panduit LS8E's, which is Panduit's latest, greatest.
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I've been using this model for 13 years. If you read the reviews a lot of positives coming from people who use it often, and bad reviews from people who think its expensive who probably hasn't ever used it. There's a ton of features that it has on such a tiny keyboard. They are robust and can print thousands of labels effortlessly without cleaning. With this product, when I head out to the job site, I always take a spare roll, ink and fully charged battery because one of the three will hit you while your up in a machine wiring. I got the "pleasure" at my new job to use the Rhino 5200 and its crap in comparison. With the TLS, I can print out an entire input card in maybe a minute, that's 48 labels in one solid uncut roll, but with the Rhino, its a labor intensive one to one process with lots of paper shavings (two for each label). To say that this is expensive along with the materials is hog-wash. I get professional quality using the PTL-11-498 with the 4310 ink and have so for years. I use tiny poly versions for component labels and even the heat shrink style on occasion. The thing is an absolute tank, the Rhino is a KIA in comparison. Too bad this model is obsolete. I just hope the BMP61 can live up to the TLS name!
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