Tips and Advice on Industrial Label Printers
- Industrial Label Printer Brands
- The Gamut of Label Maker Use
- Types of Dymo Label Printers
- Types of K-Sun Industrial Label Printers
- Dymo Labelers That Are UV Resistant
- Popular Brands of Dymo Industrial Label Printers
- Types of Industrial Labeling
- Print Your Own Postage With Dymo Label Printers
- Finding Label Makers Locally
- The Goals of Successful Industrial Label Printers
Industrial Label Printer Brands
Print handy ID tags with one of the Dymo LabelWriter label printers or create color-coded labels to organize your file folders with one of the high-quality Brother P-touch label makers.
There are many trusted brands in industrial label printers, including Thomas & Betts, Dymo and Brother. The prices can range from $45 to $500 and more.
The Gamut of Label Maker Use
What will you need your label maker for? Having a clear idea of what you need to label will help you decide which machine is best for you.
– Label makers are used for the home/office, business, inventory, pharmaceutical, commercial, or manufacturing fields.
– To help you decide what you will be using your label maker for, check out these tasks divided into categories of label maker use courtesy of imagesupply.com.
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Types of Dymo Label Printers
There is a Dymo label printer for any labeling need you may have. Check out these categories and descriptions from Dymo below to decide which might be best for you.
- Personal Label Printers
LetraTag Labelmakers: prints letters, numbers and a wide variety of fonts and symbols. The Personal Labelmaker LetraTag features a two times larger LCD display than its predecessor and offers an easy graphical WYSIWYG on screen editor for fonts and style effects. And the Plus version comes with a Grab and Go mountable holder.
- Manual Labelmakers
Label Buddy: the ideal entry-level way to label files, CDs, toys and more. Simple "turn-and-click" embossing system makes this a trusted companion for people who want to "make their words and numbers stick."
Label Blaster: another entry-level favorite for labelers of all ages. Its ergonomic design enables simple "turn and click" embossing of letters and numbers and safe two-thumb cutting.
Organizer Xpress: prints letters, numbers and symbols with an extra degree of comfort and convenience. Features "soft touch" grip and tough ABS construction.
Cool Clicks -- the world's first talking label maker. Simply choose a letter, squeeze the handle, and then hear Cool Clicks speak the letter chosen.
- Professional Label Printers
LabelWriter 400 Turbo: for amazing speed and ease printing dozens of label styles and sizes. Prints any label in about a second. Needs no ink or toner
LabelWriter Twin Turbo: for optimal speed and productivity printing dozens of label styles and sizes. And LabelWriter DUO makes it easy to print die-cut paper labels in dozens of "office" label styles.
LabelWriter 400: prints labels for envelopes, packages, files and more in seconds, right from your computer. Uses direct thermal printing, so no need for ink toners or other expensive cartridges.
LabelWriter SE300: special high-speed, thermal printer for UNIX, DOS and other serial (RS-232) enabled systems. Connects to any computer or device capable of providing output to a standard ASCII printer.
- Desktop Labelmakers
LabelManager 150 -- with its convenient size, 13-character display, this flexible tool functions as a desktop or handheld.
LabelManager 450 -- cutting-edge in both design and performance, this model offers unmatched versatility and ease of navigation - working independently or with your PC. Includes all the features of the LM350, plus five-line printing, more fonts and sizes.
LabelManager PC II: print permanent, high-quality, color labels from your PC. Design labels with your favorite fonts, graphics and barcodes with included Windows software - or print labels directly from Microsoft Word, Excel and more.
- Handheld Labelmakers
LabelPoint 150: this compact portable spells "quick organization" in a handy, well-designed size. Features last three-label, 100-character memory and prints up to two lines vertically or horizontally for file folders, binders, binder tabs, discs and hanging folders.
LabelPoint 350: a powerhouse for electricians, installers, MIS, retailers and warehouse managers, this versatile label printer produces bar codes, symbols and many background effects. Whether you need to organize an office, shop floor or factory, use this to handle matters easily and quickly.
- Industrial Label Printers
RhinoPRO 1000: this inexpensive labeling tool designed for the do-it-yourselfer helps organize and identify many things around your home. Label computer, audio and video cables and components; switches and circuit breaker panels; storage cabinets and shelving in your home office, basement, garage and more.
RhinoPRO 3000: The fast, intuitive labeling tool for professional installers of residential computer, audio, video, security, and HVAC systems. "Hot keys" provide fast, automatic label formatting for wire/cable wraps, flag labels and distribution panels, as well as identifying frequently used locations in the residence.
RhinoPRO 3000 Hard Case Kit: the fast, intuitive labeling tool for professional installers of residential computer, audio, video, security, and HVAC systems in one easy rugged carry case ready to go. "Hot keys" provide fast, automatic label formatting for wire/cable wraps, flag labels and distribution panels, as well as identifying frequently used locations in the residence.
RhinoPRO 5000: electricians, datacom and MRO professionals can all sign their work professionally and quickly with this tough, custom designed labeler that meets ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A standards. Hot keys for automatic formatting of labels for wires and cables, terminal blocks, patch panels and more.
RhinoPRO 5000 Installer Kit: the RhinoPro Installer Kit bundles the RhinoPro 5000 printer with the 3 most frequently used label cassettes and 6 AA batteries, all so you can get started fast.
- Manual Labelmakers:
1011 Metal Tape Embosser: industrial and factory tasks are made easy with this tough cast-aluminum labeler. Features a front scissor cutoff and a built-in hole punching device that creates a hole for hanging and tacking. Imprints metal and vinyl tapes that withstand weather, temperature and corrosion.
Types of K-Sun Industrial Label Printers
K-Sun is a trusted name in industrial label shop printers. Here is a sampling of the company's products:
- The K-Sun LabelShop 2011 XLB Label Maker: a portable, affordable industrial label printer with revolutionary new features. The new PeelGuardT Label Trimmer is a built-in device that rounds label corners to provide greater peeling protection and a more professional look to your labels. Other new features include a larger QWERTY style keyboard and bigger LCD display panel for easier text entry and editing functions. This printer is able to store up to 5,000 characters/99 files and contains 14 different fonts for multiple industrial and office applications.
- K-Sun LabelShop 2012 XLST-PC: portable/PC heat shrink tube and professional labeling machine with MaxiLabel Pro Software. The ultimate heat shrink tube and industrial labeling system includes hand held portability or desktop PC connectivity all in one unit. Prints on polyolefin heat shrink tube and polyester wire and cable wrap materials and industrial polyester adhesive-backed tapes. MaxiLabel Pro software adds increased capability to this system. Import symbols and graphics, date and time stamp function, split image printing for big labels, templates, frames, alpha-numeric sequencing and Microsoft Excel files to increase labeling applications. Also includes the new PeelGuard Label Trimmer option.
Dymo Labelers That Are UV Resistant
If your labels are going to be outside and subjected to the scorching sun, it might help you to know that there are two Dymo labelers on the market designed to combat the sun.
These products use UV resistant label technology that prevents them from fading, shrinking or dropping to the floor in the face of the burning sun.
Here are Dymo's two UV resistant products:
- LabelPOINT 300: uses easy-to-peel split-back tapes and thermal transfer technology that assures the labels you produce won't shrink, fall or smear - from the sun, heat, solvents, chemicals, moisture or even your thumb.
- RhinoPRO 5000: designed for durability and dependability in sunny and hot environments. It produces labels that resist moisture, chemicals, solvents, heat and even your thumb smearing them. The labels are super-strong, thanks to space-age adhesives that handle any surface: smooth, flat, curved, textured or highly textured.
Popular Brands of Dymo Industrial Label Printers
Two popular brands of Dymo industrial label printers are the RhinoPRO 5000 and the RhinoPRO 3000. Here is a brief description of each so you can compare the two.
With the RhinoPRO 5000 Printer, installers can label cables, wires, patch panels, and face plates with one single touch. enables users to create one-touch labels for a variety of common functions like cable wraps, patch panels, vertical labels and much, much more. The RhinoPRO 5000 also includes easily accessible common datacom and electrical symbols like ohm, ground, phone, data, and fax, plus it prints Bar Code 39 and Code 128.
The Dymo RhinoPRO 3000 is an affordable portable label printer that was specifically designed for use in residential and light commercial A/V, Data and security installations whether in the home or on the job site. Most common uses for this model are wire and cable networking, home automation, communication, entertainment, HVAC and security systems.
The RhinoPRO replacement labels are easy to peel, permanent adhesive and have thermal transfer print technology, which means they are durable, smearproof and are chemical and solvent resistant.
Types of Industrial Labeling
Industrial labeling comes in many forms. The following are descriptions of industrial labeling categories:
- Aluminum foil labels - for numbering, quality control, inspection and stock control
- Engineering labels - depict standard safety and operational symbols in small format for use on goods, products, equipment, plant, tools and instruments.
- Equipment terminal labels - for the marking of electrical conductors, phases and electronic terminations
- Electrical equipment labels - for the marking of electrical hazards, including voltages, live wires, hot surfaces and isolation
- Write on rating labels - for the marking of products with standard information such as model number, serial number, electrical supply and frequency
- CE Labels and nameplates - for the compliance marking of equipment, machinery, medical devices, personal protective equipment, radio and telecommunications, pressure vessels
- Indicator control or directional flow labels - for the marking of rotation operation or direction of flow on equipment, switchgear or process plant.
Print Your Own Postage With Dymo Label Printers
Are you a small business owner or home business owner who is sick and tired of having to run to the post office to get stamps or lease a postage meter?
This past spring, Dymo announced a way to alleviate your pain. And all you need is a Dymo label printer.
Dymo now has Dymo Stamps, which is a new Mac- and PC-compatible software application and service that allows you to buy postage online and print it out using a Dymo label printer. You simply pay for the labels and postage.
Now with a Dymo label printer, you can print out U.S. Postal Service postage for First Class, Priority Mail, Postcard, and International Airmail deliveries.
Dymo has partnered with Endicia, an online postage company, to develop the new service. It works using free software (downloadable from Dymo's Web site) that enables Dymo's LabelWriter 400 Turbo, LabelWriter Twin Turbo, and LabelWriter Duo printers to operate as postage machines.
Endicia's own service works with Macs or PCs, but costs $15.95 a month plus the cost of postage. Dymo's Stamps software is free to download and use, and setting up an account costs nothing -- all you pay for is postage, plus the cost of the labels you must use with your compatible Dymo label printer.
Finding Label Makers Locally
If you would like to buy your label maker locally or would like to go into a bricks-and-mortar store so you can compare their prices to the online ones, many company Web sites provide helpful ways to do this.
For example, Dymo allows you to click on the label maker product you are interested in and then simply insert your zip code. In seconds, you are faced with the stores nearest you that carry the product and their contact information.
The Goals of Successful Industrial Label Printers
If you are shopping for a good industrial label printer, remember that successful industrial label printers should be able to do all of the following:
- Increase your sales
- Reduce your inventory
- Improve your labeling operations
- Reduce your down-time
- Improve efficiencies
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