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jellied

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Single label printer
« on: May 24, 2012, 05:11:09 pm »
Friends wants to print individual labels from a PC. I've seen a few over the years, mainly the Avery and Brother. All seem to be thermal which means no ink but expensive labels.

Anyone got one? Any +ve/-ve views on them? A quick google doesn't seem to imply that many work with Win 7.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 05:14:39 pm »
Download the Avery wizard and print using a standard printer

ETA runs through Word

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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 05:16:28 pm »
We've got a Dymo Labelwriter 310 - obsolete model I daresay - I think Ryman sell Dymo stuff.
We wouldn't be without it for anything, and I strongly recommend a printer of this type to anyone who uses the post a lot, or even just a bit.  Terrific time-saver and faff-saver and eliminates errors too.  Uses a database of regular contacts but you can also just copy'n'paste any old address in and 'just print'.  Can also print bar-codes etc, graphic logos etc.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 05:57:47 pm »
Download the Avery wizard and print using a standard printer

ETA runs through Word

I think that the label print option is native in Word.

Tools - Letters and Mailings - Envelopes and Labels

You set the type of label that you want. It knows all the standard ones. I print on Avery L7160 21 labels per sheet, format 63.5 x 38.1 mm.

It will suggest the address if it can find it in the document but you can paste in anything.

You can select a whole sheet of identical labels or a single label.

My hint is to print on the last label first, and go up the page. That way, when you have peeled off the lower labels, the page has still got a firm leading edge to go into the printer, not just the flimsy backing sheet. It is also a good idea to write the direction on the back of the page so that you remember how to reload it later.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 06:33:19 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions - i'll point her towards the dymo labellers. i tend to print in bulk but she's doing lots of one offs.

anyone know if the dymo are win 7 capitable? being powered from the PC is a boon.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 07:17:31 pm »
We use Zebras at work. Bar code hurr hurr. Thermal again.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 08:27:37 pm »
We use Zebras at work. Bar code hurr hurr. Thermal again.

Printing one off at a time from a sheet is the most cost effective for small quantities. It's less successful with laser printers because after a couple of passes the adhesive starts to bleed through the face paper.

Labels other than in sheet form are expensive in small quantities (ie. less than several thousand).

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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 08:35:32 pm »
anyone know if the dymo are win 7 capitable? being powered from the PC is a boon.

Check the specs at http://global.dymo.com/enGB/Categories/LabelWriter_Printers.html.  I saw at least one that's W7 compatible, and one that says Vista compatible*.  Similar looking Brother machines are a lot cheaper though.

* Would it be fair to assume that everything that works with Vista works with W7 as well, or is that bo11ox?
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 07:08:42 am »
Yes our old Dymo is attached to a Win 7-64 PC, no problems once I downloaded the latest driver. (It must be, oh, 9 years old now, still going strong.)
I suppose the label stationery does feel expensive but I stopped thinking about that as soon as I realised the hu-u-uge convenience plus of this little gadget.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 07:17:26 am »
We've got a Dymo Labelwriter 310 - obsolete model I daresay - I think Ryman sell Dymo stuff.
We wouldn't be without it for anything, and I strongly recommend a printer of this type to anyone who uses the post a lot, or even just a bit.  Terrific time-saver and faff-saver and eliminates errors too.  Uses a database of regular contacts but you can also just copy'n'paste any old address in and 'just print'.  Can also print bar-codes etc, graphic logos etc.

We had Dymp LabelWriters as well.  Fabulous little machines that make life a lot easier - this may sound daft but it really does make a difference...
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 09:41:05 am »
My friend got a dymo label printer that i helped set up - i.e. plugged it in.

What a fantastic little device, i was so impressed i got one too, actually a double one and a selection of labels.

thanks for all the advice.
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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 04:27:14 pm »
What are the labels being used for?

In one of the places I'm currently working/helping out, we are using something called iMail to send out mailings. It was a bit of a faff to set-up, but now we just print letters to a special printer driver and so long as they are properly formatted, the letter gets uploaded to an imail server, printed, popped in an envelope and posted out for us.

On the deal we've got, it's cheaper than buying a Royal Mail stamp.

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Re: Single label printer
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 05:57:12 pm »
my friend does it for her design work and printing delivery labels for work she posts out, but not in enough qty to justify A4 sheets of labels.

likewise i'm using it for very small scale mailings and a host of other stuff, from filing labels to stickers for scaletrix cars.
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