TD-4520TN label printer front view
TD-4520TN label printer left view
TD-4520TN label printer right view
Brother TD-4520TN with thermal transfer ribbon and label roll installed
Thermal transfer ink ribbon being installed into the TD-4520TN
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Brother TD-4520TN Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer

Print labels using media up to 112mm/4.41-inch 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.

Product Details

  • 300dpi high resolution printing for crisp text and barcodes
  • 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
TD-4520TN label printer front view

Product Overview

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.



Technology Thermal transfer/Direct thermal
Buttons Power, Feed
LED Power, Error, Data
Memory capacity RAM, FLASH, 128MB, 64MB


Serial Yes
USB interface USB 2,0 Full Speed, USB Host
Wired network interface 10/100 BASE-TX

Dimensions and weights

Dimensions 204mm (W) x 280mm (D) x 177.5mm (H)
Weight 2.5

In the box

In the box Quick Setup Guide (QSG), Printer, AC adaptor, AC Power supply cord, USB Cable

Operating systems & software

Supported Operating Systems Windows (Windows 8,1, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016), Mac (Mac OS X 10,10 lub nowszy), For the full list of compatible operating systems visit support,brother,com, Linux


One Dimensional Barcode Symbology Code128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code39, EAN13(JAN13), EAN8(JAN8), UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC/EAN EXTENSION, CODABAR(NW7), MSI, China post, ITF14, Code11, TELEPEN, TELEPEN number, PLANET, Code49, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, LOGMARS, PLESSEY, GS1-128(UCC/EAN-128)
Two Dimensional Barcode Symbology GS1 Databar Composite, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, Aztec, PDF417, QR Code, Micro PDF417
Maximum Print Lenght 11430mm
Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300dpi
Printing Maximum Roll Core Diameter 38,1mm
Printing Maximum Roll Diameter 127mm
Printing Minimum Label Width 20mm
Printing Minimum Roll Core Diameter 25,4mm
Supported commands FBPL-EZD (EPL2, ZPL2, DPL)


SDK (Software Development Kit) Yes


SDK (Software Development Kit) Yes

More about this product


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.