ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Label maker  (Read 1366 times)

Daniel Levi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 580
Re: Label maker
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2022, 11:44:54 AM »

I've always been a fan of the Brady BMP21-PLUS for portable labelling. It'll do the self-laminating wire-wrap labels, as well as patch panel labels. You can also get heat-shrink tubing for it. Easily held in one hand. Never been a fan of the Brother labeler; their labels just didn't seem to last.  Though that PT-E550W looks nice. And I see that they now make a self-laminating label as well. Might be worth another look. Still a little hesitant; the label tape price is almost half of what Brady's is, and I suspect there's a 'quality' reason for that.

I've had no issues with the quality of the Brother machines or the labels, including the compatible ones.
Plus Brother have had self-laminating labels for years, I had a cheapo machine in ~2006 that had laminated tapes and I believe that is standard for any machine that takes TZ(e) tape, and they have been making them for ever.
Luckily I got my D600 for about 60 which was a bargain, though the desktop design and massive blow-moulded case might make it less practical for some uses.
Logged

Jonathan Kok

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 217
  • Toronto
Re: Label maker
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2022, 11:57:47 AM »

I've had no issues with the quality of the Brother machines or the labels, including the compatible ones.
Plus Brother have had self-laminating labels for years, I had a cheapo machine in ~2006 that had laminated tapes and I believe that is standard for any machine that takes TZ(e) tape, and they have been making them for ever.
Luckily I got my D600 for about 60 which was a bargain, though the desktop design and massive blow-moulded case might make it less practical for some uses.
By 'Self Laminating', I mean, part of the label is white, and part of the label is clear. The clear portion wraps around the white portion. I saw a press release dated October 2020 that says they were releasing them as a new product?
Logged

Debbie Dunkley

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5797
  • Central North Carolina
Re: Label maker
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2022, 01:44:05 PM »

I love Brother brand in printers and so I got a Brother label maker a few years ago. However, I hated it for 2 reasons - it would jam pretty often but the biggest issue for me was that it ATE through batteries!!. It seemed even when it was not being used, it drew power and the only way I could stop it was to pull out a battery after use. That got old real quick so I went back to Dymo and no issues since....
However, I still love my Brother network printers.....
Logged
A young child says to his mother, "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to be a musician." She replies, "Well honey, you know you can't do both."

Daniel Levi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 580
Re: Label maker
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2022, 04:22:59 PM »

I love Brother brand in printers and so I got a Brother label maker a few years ago. However, I hated it for 2 reasons - it would jam pretty often but the biggest issue for me was that it ATE through batteries!!. It seemed even when it was not being used, it drew power and the only way I could stop it was to pull out a battery after use. That got old real quick so I went back to Dymo and no issues since....
However, I still love my Brother network printers.....

Strange, my larger machine lasts quite long on batteries and it's not used all that often, it does have one annoyance that if you try to do too many rows of text on the machine it slows right down.

And yes as for Brother normal printers I heve a MFC-L8690CDW here, the bottom in the range but it will un-officially take the largest 9K cartridges and as it uses a mechanical method to work out cartridge life, cartridge life can be reset so if you want to you can drain a cartridge near compleatly. 40 will get you a full set of compatible cartridges on eBay.
Also like the fact the ADF has an extra scanner head in it so both sides of a paper can be scanned at the same time, without the ADF having to flip the page, speeding up double-sided scanning/copying no end.   
I also have one of their smaller address labellers, which can not only take thermal paper address labels but continuious strips and mini CD labels.

Latly as for self laminating labels, the ones I use have a sticky backing of whatever colour you've chosen and a clear top which has the text printed using thermal transfer on the back and is adhered automatically to the backing strip. Though looking at a video on the Brother pro range of labels it would appear that the self-laminating tapes have an extra bit of clear tape that is used to wrap the label around the wire.
Logged

Steve-White

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1108
  • Fort Worth
Re: Label maker
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2022, 04:49:14 PM »

Dymo Rhino 5200 gets it done.
Logged

Hal Bissinger/COMSYSTEC

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 231
    • COMSYSTEC
Re: Label maker
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2022, 04:41:36 PM »

Dymo Rhino 5200 gets it done.


I have a Dymo Rhino 8000. Worked great until the "power" cutter jammed and stopped working. No way anybody is going to take it apart and fix it.  I understand that was a common problem with the 8000 so it was discontinued.


The 5200 still has the manual lever cutter, which is good, but it won't take the 1" wide tape and doesn't have the features the 8000 did. It looks like the 8000 has been replaced with the 6000x (which replaces the 6000)  :o . It is supposed to have an "improved" power cutter.


Dunno, but I have no problem moving a cutoff lever with my thumb.


-Hal
Logged

Mark Norgren

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 156
  • Mark Norgren
Re: Label maker
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2022, 08:43:53 AM »

I just bought a Rhino 6000 and it seems to be working great!  Mine has the power cutter and now I'm hoping I don't have any issues with it??
Logged

Daniel Levi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 580
Re: Label maker
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2022, 12:47:05 PM »

The power cutter is quite handy on my brother as it's not only great when you are doing multiple labels at once (either multiple copies of the same label or doing mail merge labels) but it also automatically cuts of the extra bit of label when doing small margin labels.
Logged

ProSoundWeb Community

Re: Label maker
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2022, 12:47:05 PM »


Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
 



Site Hosted By Ashdown Technologies, Inc.

Page created in 0.037 seconds with 20 queries.