LESS FEATURES+LETTER SIZE LIMITS = LAME
I had the 3000 but the printer head would often clog so I decided to jump up to the 4200 in hopes to eliminate that issue. I assumed that the same features would be available on the "better" model plus some. WRONG! With the 3000 I could print a double line on 3/8" label with large bolded lettering on both lines. Now with this 4200 as soon as I hit return to start next line it limits me to a max of 8 pts. SO LAME! Can hardly read it and wastes half the tape! I hate this machine and I feel cheated!
March 26, 2013
Great tool for an Awesome price!
This is by far the best Industrial label printer in its price range.A must have for Technicians who need multiple styles for different projects.
February 15, 2013
Mucho bang for the buck. Good Investment
I use this to label wire and cable for Telephone and A/V installations. The heatshrink tubing and ability to print wire labels and wire "tags" on the high quality nylon labels make the Rhino family real winners for me. The 4200 has much higher resolution and can print a taller amount of text than my previous Rhinos. You may want to use "bold" print in some cases since the default looks nice, but can be harder to read from a distance. Nice to have the option. New "breaker" option is a nice addition to the module and terminal block modes. It would be nice to still have a preset for Patch Panels, but I can create one and it will allow me to save it so it is not a big deal. About the only thing I would like to have is the ability to change text size and format on a per line (or per character) basis. I have used a Brady labeller that allows this. Overall this makes a very good addition to the Rhino line. It completely replaces my 5000 and gives more functionality than the 3000 for less money.
February 7, 2013
I contemplated getting either the 5000 or 6000 series printer for some time until I came across the 4200 at an expo that I went to a couple years ago. I use it on an almost daily basis. I definitely recommend this for anybody that needs a label maker. The QWERTY keyboard makes typing a breeze. A hard case with battery and charger would make an excellent addition to this device along with storage for extra ribbons.
October 11, 2012