August 5, 2022
By Krystie Johnston
Panduit has a full line of labeling products, software, and printers to assist you with your labeling requirements. They also offer signs and permanent identification solutions to deliver improved productivity and workplace safety. Their products range from automated labeling to labels, markers and printers, letters and numbers, safety and identification tape, signs and accessories, sign and label printing software, and tags. In the label printers and accessories category, there are many individual products, including mobile and desktop label printers, thermal transfer ribbon, and plenty of accessories. The Panduit MP75 Mobile Label Printer and the Panduit MP200 Mobile Label Printer are both part of the PXE™ Mobile Printers Solution that the Panduit Epson Strategic Partnership built, and they span the pendulum of mobile label printer products from basic to advanced.
The Panduit MP75 Mobile Label Printer
The MP75 mobile label printer is an affordable, compact entry level industrial printer. It features custom label modes, a qwerty keyboard, backlit LCD screen, and a large library of barcodes and custom symbols. With the MP75 you can print a variety of continuous tapes up to 0.75 inches wide for network, electrical, and other industrial applications. It comes with the lightweight printer, a continuous label cassette and quick reference card. For use globally.
The Panduit MP200 Mobile Label Printer
The MP200 printer is a rugged, high performance, economical industrial printer. It features fast print speeds up to 1.2 inches per second, a powered cutter allowing both full and half cuts, a large LCD backlit screen, custom label modes, barcodes, and symbols. With the MP200 you can print continuous tapes up to 1.0 inch wide for network, electrical and other industrial applications. It comes with the printer, continuous label cassette and quick reference card. For use globally.
Panel Builder & Systems Integrator had the opportunity to chat with Melanie Adams, Regional Marketing Manager, Industrial Electrical Infrastructure at Panduit, to discuss these two different printers.
What was the goal behind providing a small mobile, entry level printer like the MP75? Was this developed from a recognized market demand or growth into new markets?
Panduit observed the need for a lower cost, entry level mobile printer with basic functionality.
What are the limitations of the MP75?
The MP75 includes the basic functions needed by industrial label users but does not include some of the more advanced options, such as connecting to a computer for printing from labeling software or an automatic cutter. The MP75 uses Panduit continuous MP label cassettes up to 0.75 inches wide.
At what point does ones needs require utilizing a more robust offering such as the MP200?
Users should consider the MP200 for printing applications that require wider labels, and more advanced printer features. The MP200 prints continuous label cassettes up to 1.0 inch wide and includes a fully automatic cutter that allows full or half cutting. The MP200 would be the printer of choice for industrial solutions and customers like contractors.
The printers are advertised as usable in various locations such as the jobsite. How durable are the printers for use in more rugged locations?
The MP75 and MP200 were both developed for industrial applications. The printers are designed for users across different industries who look for ruggedness and quality wherever they need to print. In general, both printers are durable enough for the rugged environments, but the MP200 is more rugged and has a more robust housing.
Has there been any feedback from users since the launch?
The feedback has been extremely positive. These printers have been quickly picked up by customers and we are very excited to continue to deliver identification solutions like our PXE™ Mobile Printers that help customers answer their labeling needs.
To learn more about the MP75, click here https://www.panduit.com/en/products/signs-labels-identification/labels-markers-printers/label-printers-accessories/mp75.html
To learn more about the MP200, click here https://www.panduit.com/en/products/signs-labels-identification/labels-markers-printers/label-printers-accessories/mp200-kit.html