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Name Tag Printer Comparison Guide

Find the perfect name tag printer or badge printer today.

Compare Name Tag Printers

Portable Thermal Printers

pc/nametag®
Thermal Name Tag Printer

UPCN

Printer Overview You can depend on a direct thermal printer to be the hardworking, no-nonsense sidekick at your registration table. We tailored one for the meeting planner by customizing the accompanying driver with pre-set name tag sizes and providing Nametag Design Software that links up with our fanfold name tag paper stock.
Retail $495.00
Print Method Ribbon-free direct thermal
Color Black & white
Max Resolution 203 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed 1 name tag per second (5")
Software Exclusive PCN Nametag Designer
Mac Compatible No
Warranty 2 years
Dimensions 8 9/10" W x 6 4/5" H x 11 1/5" D
Weight 5.51 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, Quick Start Guide, free template access, driver and software installation disc

pc/nametag®
Wireless Thermal Name Tag Printer

UPCNW

Printer Overview
You can depend on a direct thermal printer to be the hardworking, no-nonsense sidekick at your registration table. We tailored one for the meeting planner by customizing the accompanying driver with pre-set name tag sizes and providing Nametag Design Software that links up with our fanfold name tag paper stock.
Retail $1200.00
Print Method Ribbon-free direct thermal
Color Black & white
Max Resolution 203 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to 1 tag per second
Software Exclusive PCN Nametag Designer
Mac Compatible No
Warranty 3 years
Dimensions 8 3/10" W x 7 3/10" H x 11" D
Weight 6 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, driver installation disc, detailed setup instructions and template access. Optional barcode scanner (USCAN) sold separately

Brother®
Wireless Thermal Name Tag Printer

UBRO2

Printer Overview All the components you need in one convenient kit, plus built-in WiFi and a free downloadable iOS app for Apple devices means there’s no need for a computer or rental device.
Retail $1152.00
Print Method Ribbon-free direct thermal
Color Black & white
Max Resolution 203 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to one tag per second (5” per second)
Software pc/nametag® Badge Print™ app for iOS, P-Touch editor for desktop
Mac Compatible No
Warranty 2 years
Dimensions 5" W x 5 3/4" H x 9" D
Weight 2.65 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, rechargeable battery, power & USB cords, driver installation disc, instructions and free access to pc/nametag® Badge Print™ app

Zebra® ZD500
Wireless Thermal Name Tag Printer

UZEBRA3

Printer Overview Additional features, such as an auto-cutter and LCD user interface make this a convenient printer for on-site event or office printing.
Retail $1200.00
Print Method Ribbon-free direct thermal
Color Black & white
Max Resolution 203 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to one tag per second (4"-6" per second)
Software Zebra Designer
Mac Compatible No (CVENT & Boomset iPad software compatible)
Warranty 1 year
Dimensions 6 3/4" W x 6" H x 8 1/4" D
Weight 6 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, driver and software installation disc

Full Color Name Tag Printers

Epson® PM-400
Name Tag Printer Kit

UEPM

Printer Overview Lightweight, portable and budget friendly, this printer offers instant 4" x 3" name tags on-site at your registration table. Name tags are pre-cut and ready to load, print and hand off to attendees and late arrivals.
Retail $469.99
Print Method Color inkjet, CMYK
Color Color (cyan, magenta, yellow)
Max Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to 4-5 tags/minute
Software n/a
Mac Compatible Yes
Warranty 1 year
Dimensions 9 3/4" W x 3" H x 6 3/4" D
Weight 4 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power and micro USB cords, two ink cartridges, pack of 100 4" x 3" inserts, instructions & template access

Epson® TM-C3500
Name Tag Printer

UEPS2

Printer Overview Perfect for fast, high-volume printing, the TM-C3500 features inkjet technology for crisp, easy-to-read barcodes, graphs and text. Ink is smudge, water and fade-resistant.
Retail $1850.00
Print Method Pigmented inkjet; individual CMYK cartridges
Color Color (cyan, magenta, yellow)
Max Resolution Up to 360 x 720 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to 1 tag/second
Software n/a
Mac Compatible No
Warranty 1 year
Dimensions 12 1/5" W x 10 3/10" H x 11 1/10" D
Weight 26 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, full capacity ink cartridges, instructions & template access

Primera® LX500C
Name Tag Printer

UPRIM2

Printer Overview This updated Primera prints name tags twice as fast as our former model. Utilizes the latest in inkjet technology for high-res, full-color name tags on-demand. Built-in auto-cutter saves time by eliminating torn badges.
Retail $1395.00
Print Method Inkjet
Color Color (cyan, magenta, yellow)
Max Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to 8-10 tags/minute
Software BarTender UltraLite Primera Edition
Mac Compatible Yes
Warranty 1 year
Dimensions 10 2/5" W x 7" H x 15" D
Weight 7 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, one full ink cartridge, one sample roll of glossy 4" x 3" stock, full set-up instructions

Black & White Label Printers

Brother® QL-810W
WirelessThermal Name Tag Printer

UBRO4

Printer Overview High-resolution, direct-thermal label printing at high-speed, plus a free downloadable iOS app for Apple or Android devices ensures wireless printing with any WiFi signal or regular desktop printer.
Retail $199.99
Print Method Ribbon-free direct thermal
Color Black & white
Max Resolution Up to 300 x 600 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available online
Speed Up to 110 labels per minute
Software Free Brother® iPrint & Label app and P-Touch editor for desktop
Mac Compatible Yes
Warranty 2 years
Dimensions 5” W x 5 3/4” H x 9” D
Weight 2.65 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, driver and software installation disc. Optional rechargeable battery pack (UBROBATT) sold separately

Brother® QL-820NWB
Wireless Label Printer with LCD

UBRO5

Printer Overview While it turns out 110 address-sized labels per minute like the comparable QL810W Wireless Printer (UBRO4), this one features an LCD display that makes connecting to WiFi a breeze. As a stand-alone unit, it requires no computer or configuration software.High-resolution, direct-thermal label printing at high-speed, plus a free downloadable iOS app for Apple or Android devices ensures wireless printing with any WiFi signal or regular desktop printer.
Retail $249.99
Print Method Ribbon-free direct thermal
Color Black & white
Max Resolution Up to 300 x 600 dpi
Stock Available Multiple sizes and styles of blank and custom pre-printed printer stock available
Speed Up to 110 labels per minute
Software Free Brother® iPrint & Label app and P-Touch editor for desktop
Mac Compatible Yes
Warranty 2 years
Dimensions 4 9/10" W x 5 7/10" H x 9 1/5" D
Weight 2.6 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, driver and software installation disc. Optional rechargeable battery pack (UBROBATT) sold separately

Full Color Badge Printer

Zebra® ZC10L
Color Printer

UZEBRA4

Printer Overview Instead of sending your preregistration list and artwork to a print source or ordering pre-printed badges that you customize on-site, you create the professional-looking, full-color plastic badges in seconds, and your attendees can wear them hot off the press. You’ll have complete control of your name tags on-site, and that’s particularly helpful when you have 1,000 or more attendees and security is high priority.
Retail $9500.00
Print Method Direct to card - dye diffusion
Color Color
Max Resolution 300 dpi
Stock Available 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" PVC cards with no slot - UZKIT
3 1/2" x 5 1/2" PVC cards with center slot - UZKIT1
3 1/2" x 5 1/2" PVC cards with dual slot - UZKIT2
Speed Up to six cards per minute
Software Zebra CardStudio Classic version
Mac Compatible No
Warranty 2 years or 20,000 prints; whichever comes first
Dimensions 10 47/50" W x 11 21/50" H x 19 9/100" D
Weight 41.9 lbs.
Printer Includes Printer, power & USB cords, detailed setup instructions