Look for these essential features in a secondary source
Compatibility and integration
Drop-in-ready printers that integrate with your existing ERP or Warehouse Management software. The goal is to hit the ground running with a replacement that won’t create headaches for the IT team. In the same, the Brother survey revealed that 51% of manufacturers cited system integration or compatibility as a concern about switching manufacturers.
Print volume, speed, and accuracy
Dots per Inch (DPI) and Inches per second (IPS) speeds that match or surpass the capabilities of your primary printer.
Durability and Reliability
Rugged printers are designed to withstand industrial elements and operate consistently with minimal maintenance. This applies to the labels, too.
Label and Media Compatibility
Versatile media handling for all your labeling needs, materials, and types—barcode labels, RFID tags, hazardous material labels, and more.
Connectivity and Network Security
Seamless, secure connectivity with your company’s network.
Simple design software
This can include middleware software providers such as BarTender by Seagul Scientific, Nicelabel/Loftware, Teklynx Codesoft, or Cybraware.
Mobile device management
The ability to easily monitor, manage, and deploy new printers anywhere in the operations is paramount for a Warehouse/3PL. Brother printers are certified to work with the SOTI Connect platform to provide lifecycle printer management.
Responsive customer service
You need a team of experts who will support you for the life of your printer, not just during the sales pitch.