Brady Corporation

Brady Offers first software system with lean visual factory tools and templates


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Brady Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BRC) is pleased to offer the first label design software for creating visuals in a lean manufacturing environment – MarkWare Lean Tools Software. The software features templates, guides and custom tools that help manufacturers create signs, labels, and tags for their 5S, TPM and lean initiatives. Combined with the GlobalMark® Industrial Label Printer, this software system offers a fast and effective solution for designing, editing and printing visual controls in an industrial workplace.

MarkWare Lean Tools Software simplifies creation of visual equipment controls

This special “Lean Tools” edition of Brady MarkWare Software is the first of its kind to include functionality specific to lean manufacturers. With wizard-like templates and easy-to-use label design tools, manufacturers can create visual equipment controls like gauge labels, oil level indicators, alignment aids and belt tension guides without the need to manually cut, align and handwrite on the labels.

Visuals are created right on the computer with the software, which then sends the files directly to a Brady GlobalMark® Label Printer for printing and cutting. The label comes out printed, cut and ready to apply. This significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to create durable, customized visual controls. Clear, professional-looking labels can be created in minutes and applied throughout the workplace to help increase productivity, quality, throughput and safety.

Customizable label templates, guides and outlines reduce label design time

MarkWare Lean Tools Software can be used to create visual controls for nearly every visual application in an industrial environment. Hundreds of templates are available for safety signs, warehouse labeling, process and equipment identification, production control tags and more. There are more than 1,000 safety and industrial pictograms built-in to the software, and users can also import their photos, logos and graphics onto labels for procedure placards, safety tags, signs, and other types of visuals.

High quality printer and software system allows for flexible, versatile label printing

When paired with a Brady GlobalMark Label Printer, the MarkWare Lean Tools Software system gives manufacturers the versatility to print high quality labels on a variety of materials. The GlobalMark printer can print on repositionable vinyl, magnetic material, tag stock, and even reflective and glow-in-the-dark label materials. All of its materials are designed to stay stuck on a wide variety of surfaces, and can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh conditions.

To learn more about MarkWare Lean Tools Software, or to view an online demo of the software, visit To learn more about the GlobalMark Industrial Label Printer, visit

Sample pack and Power Value Packages available for MarkWare Software, GlobalMark printers

Brady is currently offering a specially priced “Power Value Package” that contains a MarkWare Lean Tools Software system, GlobalMark printer and Brady 360™ Printer Protection & Care Plan. The packages are available for all models of the GlobalMark 2 Industrial Printer, including the Monocolor, Multi-color, and Color & Cut versions.

Lean manufacturers interested in the Power Value Packages are encouraged to request a free sample pack, which contains a variety of labels created using MarkWare Lean Tools software and a GlobalMark printer. As a bonus, the sample pack will also include Brady’s 5S Handbook, a 22-page guide to 5S workplace organization in a manufacturing environment. Request the MarkWare Lean Tools/Globalmark printer sample pack.

About Brady Corporation

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has more than 500,000 customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs more than 7,000 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Brady’s fiscal 2009 sales were approximately $1.2 billion. More information about Brady Corporation is available at and to learn more about Brady’s complete line of products and offers visit In Canada visit

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