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TD-4520TN - Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer

Print labels using media up to 112mm wide at 300dpi high print resolution. The Brother TD-4520TN uses high capacity ink ribbons for less frequent changing and more printer up-time. With USB, Ethernet and serial interfaces as standard you can ensure robust, reliable wired communications. Its fast print speed of up to 127mm/second (5 ips) means less waiting for your workers. And support for popular printer command languages as standard make this printer the ideal choice for all your labelling needs.

This versatile high resolution desktop barcode printer uses high capacity thermal transfer ink ribbons for durable labelling. Seamlessly integrates with existing systems with its industry standard embedded printer commands. A range of accessories further allows full customisation to your exact requirements.

Key Features

  • 300dpi high resolution printing for crisp text and barcodes
  • Direct thermal printing and thermal transfer print using high capacity ink ribbons
  • Up to 127mm/second print speed
  • USB, wired ethernet and serial ports as standard
  • Supports popular printer languages including ZPL/ZPL2, EPL and DPL
  • Free label design software available via download



Label printed on a Brother TD-4D series label printer

High quality thermal transfer printing

The 300dpi print resolution produces incredibly crisp, easy-to-read text and barcodes using thermal transfer ink ribbons and media. As your printing needs change, so can the Brother TD-4520TN label printer.

Thermal transfer ink ribbon being installed in a TD-4D label printer

High capacity thermal transfer print ribbons in various materials depending on application

Large capacity ribbons of up to 300 metres can be installed, and are available in wax for standard paper media, wax/resin for improved resistance to chemicals on paper and synthetic media or resin for the best durability against heat and chemicals.

Label printed on a Brother TD-4D series label printer.

Industry standard printer commands, as standard

Print from Windows using the standard printer driver, or integrate the Brother TD-4520TN label printer into your legacy systems using ZPL/ZPL2 or EPL printer commands without needing to change your existing software.

Brother TD-4D label printer on steel table next to cakes in a bakery

Fast print speed and processing to improve efficiency

A fast print speed of 127mm/second (5 inches per second) means less time waiting for your labels to print and more time being productive. 

Ethernet cable being plugged into the rear port of a Brother TD-4D label printer

Connectivity to suit your requirements

With integrated USB, Ethernet and Serial ports as standard, the Brother TD-4520TN will have no problems connecting to your existing equipment and infrastructure.

Option roll holder installed on a Brother TD-4D label printer

Optional accessories to further improve productivity

Add a durable label cutter, automatic label peeler or external roll holder for larger capacity rolls to further enhance your efficiency and provide maximum printer up-time. 

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Buttons Feed
Flash RAM 128 MB
LED Power, Data, Error
Technology Thermal transfer / Direct thermal
Serial RS-232C (DB9 female)
USB interface Type B: Ver. 2.0 High Speed | Type A: USB Host (mass storage device class)
Wired network interface 10/100 BASE-TX (ARP, MAC, BOOTP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, FTP server, HTTP server, SNTP client, SMTP clpient, SNMP V1, Telnet, LPR/LPD, RAW 9100, IPV4, ICMP, IGMP, TCP, UDP
Dimensions (W) 204mm x (H) 178mm x (D) 280mm
Weight 2.50 kg
AC adaptor Yes
AC adaptor power cord Yes
Label design software Bartender Ultra Lite Edition (free download)
Supplies Pair of 25.4mm ribbon spindles for 300m ribbon | 25.4mm ribbon paper core
USB cable Yes
Quick setup guide Yes
Linux Linux
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.10.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.11.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.12.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.13.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.14.x or higher
Windows Server 2008, Server 2008R2, Server 2012, Server 2012R2, Server 2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
1 dimensional barcode symbologies Code128UCC, Code128 subsets A, B, C, EAN128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5 with check digit, Code39, Code39 with check digit, Code93, EAN13, EAN8, UPCA, UPCE, EAN and UPC 2 (5) digits add-on, Codabar, Postnet, MSI, MSI with check digit, PLESSEY, China post, ITF14, Code11, TELEPEN, TELEPENN, PLANET, Code49, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, LOGMARS
2 dimensional barcode symbologies GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataMatrix, Maxicode, AZTEC, PDF417, QR Code, Micro PDF 417
Bitmap fonts FBPL: 8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts
Label detection sensor Yes
Maximum label width 112 mm
Maximum print length 11430 mm
Maximum print width 105.7 mm
Outline/Vector fonts Monotype Image TrueType font engine with one CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed font
Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300
Standard print speed 127 mm per second
Supported commands FBPL-EZD (EPL, ZPL, ZPL2, DPL)
Warranty 2-Year Warranty

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