Label printers have been around for quite some time. They are an efficient way to quickly and easily create various types of labels. While I hope you no longer use a label printer to create “file labels,” there are still many uses for multiple kinds of labels.
I have used a DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo printer in my office for quite a few years. It allows me to print two different types of labels on one machine. For me, the left-hand side is for mailing labels, and the right-hand side is for printing on-demand postage stamps. I also have a weight scale attached to be able to weigh a letter or package so I can apply the right amount of postage. I wrote about using Internet postage way back in August 2007.
Wireless Label Printing
Both the printer and the scale do need to be connected to a computer using a USB cable. Fortunately, DYMO has upgraded their printers to allow for wireless label printing. The New DYMO LabelWriter wireless label printer makes printing labels faster and much more convenient.
The wireless printers allow anyone to print labels directly from Macs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets using the built-in Wi-Fi or by adding the DYMO LabelWriter Wireless to a network for easy sharing with others. This dedicated label printer with direct thermal print technology helps prevent unnecessary sheet label waste by printing precisely the right number of labels and eliminates the need for expensive desktop printer ink or toner. No matter the device used to connect, free DYMO software allows for quick design and printing of labels.
The printer is powered via USB cable either connected to a computer directly or by using the included power adapter.
A mobile app is also available for download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store that allows printing labels from a tablet or phone.
Updating your label printer to a wireless version is a small and inexpensive option. Moreover, I suspect your staff would find it significantly more convenient to be able to print from any device to one or two different label printers.
Maybe, just maybe, you can get rid of that last typewriter that’s sitting in the corner of your office. Aren’t you having trouble finding ribbons?
How do you currently print labels? What types of labels do you still need?