Brady Minimark

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Manufacturer: Brady

Status: Confirmed LOCKED

The Minimark is a low-end label printer designed to attempt to compete with non-Brady models that generally cost far less. The Minimark is a locked printer, and supplies may only be purchased through Brady or a distributor.

Locking Mechanism: HARD-WIRED CHIP

Hidden in supply cartridge

The locking for the Minimark, as far as is known, is hidden in the vinyl supply core. Because the Minimark is actually a rebranded machine, the supply locking is an addition which adds cost and complexity to a simplistic machine. The Minimark is believed to utilize a hard-wired chip for supply locking.

What does supply locking mean?

With a locked-out Brady Minimark, you are seriously limited. Before buying a Brady Minimark, or any Brady printer, consider the following:

  • You will only be able to purchase supplies from Brady or a Brady distributor.
  • Pricing is controlled by Brady throughout the industry.
  • Competitive bids on Brady label printers generally have a very small range of savings.
  • Brady labeling supplies generally cost 2-5 times more than supplies for an unlocked printer.
  • If you need custom supplies that Brady doesn't offer, you'll have no options.

Supply locking matters. For more information, or help in selecting an open, unlocked label printer, please feel free to contact us.

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