Summary: exactly what I needed. Great quality. ability to print different width labels. plenty of label selections available: Black type on white label, black on clear, etc. Super easy to use--plug in to the computer, open the app and start typing--no software to install, update or maintain.
Summary: Great Label Printer! I was able to take it out of the box and start using it within minutes. Having the ability to use a tremendous amount of fonts and sizes from the computer makes life a lot easier. The 1 inch label size really is impressive.
Summary: There's about 1/4 inch wasted space (top+bottom) and (left+right) and I wish I could push out more to the edges. Another reviewer mentioned using the printer driver with 3rd party software, so I might try forcing the issue there.
Pros: Decently well built, small footprint, & easy to change tapes. I was debating to buy another at the nice sale price of $30 so I don't have to swap .5 and 1", but that is just me being lazy and I am saving for a $400 model for shipping labels.
Cons: Use the software and "chain printing mode" to avoid the wasted tape in between each label. When you are on the last label in a batch, uncheck chain printing so the last label isn't left inside. Yeah, this is kind of annoying but less so if you print many labels at ones.
Summary: I've had many stand-alone thermal (laminating) printers, sadly. The simple ones work easily, but print one line of text on the label material, with few options. The more complicated ones will print up to two lines of text on the label material, but there is practically no way to see what you are going to get, and the results waste lots of that expensive label material. With the computer-connected label printer, both of those issues are resolved.
Summary: An outstanding value at this price. This printer does essentially everything the more expensive P-Touch computer-connected printers do, except for accepting their 1.5-inch tapes. It has a "Lite" version of the P-Touch editing software in firmware--just plug it into a USB port on any computer (that doesn't restrict "hardware installation"), the application instantly appears on the screen, and off you go for basic labeling.
Pros: Compact with small footprint on desk. No sweat connecting to Win 7 x64; went out and found the driver for me (didn't use the CD installer). Quiet during operation. Wide selection of formats and color combinations.
Cons: TZ tape refills can be spendy, but that's the cost of quality. Think twice, print once