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Brady I.D. Pro Wire Marker Printer Instructions

Step 1  Insert the Battery Pack

Locate the Battery Pack included in your packaging.

Step 2 Connect the Battery Charger

Locate the Battery Charger included in your packaging.


Use of chargers other than those supplied by W.H. Brady will damage or shorten the life of the printer or battery pack!

Battery Power

Operating the I.D. Pro Printer with the Battery Charger connected to the unit simultaneously charges the rechargeable battery pack.  Whether the power switch is ON or OFF, the battery pack will continue to be charged by the Battery Charger. The Battery Pack can also be charged out of the printer.  To remove the battery pack, squeeze the battery pack releases on both sides of the battery pack (see Figure 1).

It is recommended to charge the battery for a minimum of 4 to 5 hours before operating the printer solely on battery power.  Once fully charged, it is recommended that the unit be unplugged from the Battery Charger and operated solely on battery power.  Leaving the battery plugged into the Battery Charger continuously will shorten the life of the battery pack.

Battery Life

When the battery has reached a minimum level of power, the printer will display "LOW BATTERY" on the screen until the unit is turned off and the Battery Charger is connected.  To maximize the life of the battery, restore the battery to full power (recharge for at least four hours) before operating again on battery power.  For maximum battery life, it is recommended that the battery be used until the "LOW BATTERY" screen is displayed.  The battery should then be recharged.

Step 3 Turn the Power ON

Locate the power switch found along the upper right hand side of the printer.

The I.D.Pro will now display a series of label size codes.

Step 4 Enter Your Label Size Code

Each roll of Brady labels is identified by a stock number which includes the label size code.  Locate a package of standard part labels.  The label size code can0 be found on both the package of labels and on the inside of the label's roll core.

Step 5 Install Your Ribbon Cartridge

Open the Printer Roll Door

Install the Ribbon Cartridge

Step 6 Install Your Roll of Labels

Feed the Markers Into the Printer

Look inside the roll door area and locate the black fixed and adjustable material guides found at the rear of the print mechanism.  Slide the pin for the adjustable material guide (located on the bottom of the printer) (see Figure 2) toward the battery pack in order to slide it from one position to another.

       Place the roll holder into its storage area.


When using Permasleeve heat shrink sleeving, the blue backing must be cut with a scissors.  Trying to use the tearbar to cut it will damage the tearbar.

Step 7 Enter the Text of Label (Creating Legends)

To activate any of the characters appearing in yellow, press in combination with the SHIFT key.  The shift keys are located on both sides of the printer as well as on the main keyboard.

To delete any character, move the cursor under any character and press DELETE.

Press ENTER to advance to the next line in your legend.

Enter Text

Begin entering your text. If you attempt to enter too many characters, the last character will change to match the last character entered.

To move with the text of the legend, use the arrow keys to move the cursor UP, DOWN, LEFT, or RIGHT. (See Figure 1).

Step 8 Print a Label

Step 9 Remove Labels


General Guidelines for Serializing

Symbols and foreign characters will not serialize.

Locate the cursor directly below the right-most character to be serialized.  Press the serial key to increment the character.

When the serialized character reaches 9 or Z, the next character to the left is incremented, and the right-most character becomes 0 or A.  This will continue for up to 3 places.  For example:  099 becomes 100.

Any line or portion of a line of the legend may be independently serialized.  Either alpha or numeric characters can be serialized but not a combination of the both.

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This Page was created by Jim Mahaney  and last updated on January 30, 1998