How to Choose a Proper Handheld Label Maker? Jan. 15, 2015

This kind of tool can be used for a variety of needs and applications. Handheld Label Makers today are presented in a wide range of appearance (sizes and shapes) and  features satisfying from basic user needs to advanced. So, you have to decide which specifications of a given tool will correspond your personal needs.

What to mind before decide:

  1. Size and portability. Usually smaller label printers have less features than bigger models, but they are more mobile and convenient to hold. Also mind the size of a screen as well as a keyboard.  It is clear but important that the bigger the screen you look on - the easier for you to see what you type; the bigger the keyboard - the less mistakes you make when you need to type much or fast.
  2. Label size and materials you are going to use.  Label maker user’s needs can vary in the kind of paper they want/need to use and the width of  labels they will print on. The materials to print on can range from non-glossy paper to magnetic or metallic. Label width preferences can range from 3.5 mm to printing even name badges.
  3. The features needed. Will you need/want varied fonts or varied text styles and colors? You can pick a label maker with a wide range of printing abilities, such as: symbols, borders, icons and a long number of characters, if these are your true needs. In other case it will make your work more complex.
  4. Power sources. Think on how often you plan to use your tool and travel from place to place (around the place). Answering this question will help you narrow your choice in power source of a label maker specification. If you are not going to use it much and need to be “moving”, your optimal choice is a label maker  with a rechargeable battery. In other case - you will need a label maker with an AC adapter.

Some more specifications you might enjoy in your label printer

Preview. It is always an advantage and a pleasure to see on the screen of your label maker  the exact picture to be printed.

Memory. Lots of label makers have a build-in memory, where used labels or phrases are stored. That means that when you get back to work there will be no need in retyping them.

An automatic label cutter. A convenient function for those who has to print much or fast.

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