In the midst of the pandemic, many small business owners are now using color label printers to print their own product labels, shipping labels, will call tickets, office labels, coupons, and tags. Having a color label printer and blank labels on hand means you can quickly create custom labels in small quantities without having to use a commercial print provider, meet minimum order quantities, or pay setup charges. When you can print your own labels on demand, you’re able to respond to customer needs in a much more flexible manner. But which color label printer should you choose? It depends in large part on the type of labels you will be printing.
Here are a few of our top picks for small offices in several categories.
Primera LX500 / LX500c — If you want to print high quality, professional labels on a budget, the Primera LX500 or LX500c (cutter) is an inexpensive choice that produces outstanding full color labels at up to 4800dpi. With its 4-inch print width, the LX500 is ideal for a wide range of product types including wine bottle labels, beer bottle labels, candle labels, handmade soap labels, and more. The Primera LX500 is known as a “prime” label printer in that it produces brilliant, high resolution labels with the quality expected for product labels.
Epson LabelWorks LW-PX800 Industrial Label Printer Kit — The Epson LW-PX800 industrial label printer is a different type of printer. It’s a tape-based printer commonly used in warehouses, back offices, and in the field to label parts, shelving, cables, junction boxes, patch panels, IT equipment, assets, and for signage. The LW-PX800 is a compact, wireless unit that prints on 160 different types of label tape, such as iron-on fabric, magnetic, heat shrink tube, glow-in-the-dark, and industrial adhesive labels up to 1.5 inches wide.
Seiko Smart Label Printer 620 — The Seiko SLP620 label printer is a direct thermal label printer. It does not require ink, ribbons, or toner. Rather, it uses a heated printhead to print graphics and text onto Seiko direct thermal labels. The Seiko SLP620 is ideal for a wide range of office applications such as address and shipping labels, file folder labels, patient chart labels, name tags, report cover labels, and more. If you’re looking for simplicity, a compact footprint, and an affordable price point, you’ll want to take a look at the Seiko SLP620.
These are but a few of the many different label printers we sell, and each is an excellent choice for small businesses. Whether you need to print product labels, equipment or folders, we have a label printer for you.