Summary: I have several label printers, including brother's handheld laminated label printers. (Handheld one's problem is always a typing error using a built-in keyboard.) Thus, using a PC to type is much easier especially what you see is what you can print feature via P-Touch Editor. CONNECTIVITY: 64BIT WINDOWS 7(ULTIMATE) USB connection Battery/Power Supply 6xAAA batteries needed unless you use an AC adapter.
Pros: Prints big and small jobs. Depending on the label used - labels are waterproof. We have been using this for our files, posters, and name plates. Very strong labels. Label maker works great. It has never let us down. Plan to buy another for home use.
Small, light wieght, battery operated label printer with no frills.
21 August 2013
Summary: This printer was purchased to be used in areas with limited or no power available. Its compact size and regular shape makes it easily portable. This printer a little slower than other thermal printers by this manufacturer, but the print quality is comparable. The printer has built-in memory for a lite version of the label design software, making it truely "plug and play" without leaving software on the computer.
Quite OK - excellent for alphanumeric labels and clipart
Leon M., Newegg
12 April 2013
Pros: For the closeout price at which this printer is sold, it is an outstanding value, especially if you have the power supply to fit it. I had two with the correct polarity that had been used for pairs of powered speakers. I prefer to use batteries for convenience, and battery life is not bad if you turn the power off after printing a label. It is true replacement tapes are overpriced but if you look around a bit on the Web you will find them for as little as eleven dolla...
Cons: Not sure I have the right to carp about this, but although the printer will print images they are relatively low res. I get best results by converting grayscale images to bitmaps with 1200 dpi resolution using the "diffusion dither" Photoshop setting. Even so, don't expect much more than a basically OK picture, and stick to pictures that don't need much detail. Clipart images work very well; halftone images are not so great but tolerable on some level.
Pros: It works and prints labels. For ten bucks I had to try it. For fifty I would pass.
Cons: Print cartridge is labeled "Sample". Label cartrdiges are expensive but BJs sells them for reasonable cost. I know the power adapter isn't included but seriosly, why not tap the power from the USB. For retail cost it should include power adapter and full cartridge.