There are so many ways label makers can be useful nowadays, be it at work or at work. As a general rule, good label makers have to be lightweight, easy to carry, and they absolutely have to be able to print clear readable labels. Unfortunately, many people don’t yet realize just how useful a label maker can be and how versatile most of them are as far as functions go.
Even so, not all label makers can be held to the same standard, which is why you should have a good idea of what type of label maker you require before making any sort of purchase. To help you through, we put together a list of the ten best label makers on the market today.
10Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker
This versatile label maker offers quick access to fonts, frames, symbols, and a multitude of other interesting formats. It can also print up to 2 lines on labels of up to 12mm wide. Not only that, but it can print 14 fonts, 97 frames, and more than 600 symbols at a time. We should also point out that this label maker is quite compact and very easy to use, which explains why it’s so popular to begin with.
9DYMO LabelManager Plug N Play Label Maker
Dymo’s LabelManager Plug N Play Label Maker can be accessed via PC or Mac without the need to install any additional software whatsoever. Designed to easily create labels in a variety of formats including text, barcode, or graphics with specialized features, this label maker will surprise you with just how versatile it is. Furthermore, it uses an easy-peel, split-back D1 tape that gets printed using a thermal printing method that involves no ink or toner of any kind.
8Brother PT1290 Home and Office Labeler
Packing 15 deco mode patterns, this label maker allows you to create stylish and decorative labels that you can customize just as you wish. It also features a built-in memory that can store up to 9 of your favorite labels for later use. At the same time, its professional deco mode layouts accommodate two rows of text at a time with six auto formats and seven framing options for you to choose from.
7Dymo LetraTag Plus LT-100H Personal Label Maker
This handheld label maker from Dymo features a 2-line printing system that uses 7 print styles, 8 box styles, 9-label memory, date stamping, and 3 language options for you to choose from. It also has a 13-character LCD screen with graphical displaying capabilities, a screen that allows you to visualize the label before printing it. As for the printing, this label maker can print on LetraTag LT labels using plastic, metallic, magnetic, or iron-on varieties.
6DYMO LabelManager 280 Rechargeable Hand-Held Label Maker
Designed to print out 50% faster than any other Dymo label printer, this device will ensure that you get your labels printed in no time. It will do so while still being capable of printing customized labels, fonts, graphics, or barcodes which don’t affect its impressive printing speed in any way. Not only that, but due to the fact that it uses easy-peel, split-back D1 tape and thermal printing, the labels will not smudge off over long periods of time.
5Brother QL-700 High-speed, Professional Label Printer
This professional label maker is designed to print up to 90 labels per minute using pre-sized, easy-peel, rounded-corner labels. It can also print on continuous-length paper and film tapes up to three feet long. At the same time, it is capable of printing postage for packages and envelopes without using any ink or toner whatsoever. We should also point out that you can use its plug & label feature without installing any sort of software beforehand.
4Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker
Equipped with a backlit display, this label maker from Epson allows you to visualize everything you are about to print before the actual printing, thus giving you the possibility to make last minute changes. Not only that, but it benefits from an amazing variety of features like the ability to print out using 14 fonts, 10 styles, 300+ built-in symbols, over 75 frames, bar codes, and a lot more. Last but not least, it benefits from a very large memory that can store up to 50 files at a time.
3Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Label Maker
Epson’s LabelWorks LW-300 is capable of printing out a wide variety of fonts, styles, and symbols. It is also capable of printing out smaller stripes than most label markers, thus generating 60% less waste. It also has to be said that it features a large built-in memory that can store up to 30 files that you can use at any given time. What’s interesting is that despite the small size of the paper stripes, the printed out paper slips are very easy to read.
2Brother P-touch Home and Office Labeler
Thanks to its one-touch keys, this label maker makes it easier for you to access its fonts, symbols, frames, and the patterns it is capable of printing. Not only that, but it features a graphical display designed to show you exactly how the labels will look before actually printing them, thus giving you the opportunity to change the overlay and/or the text. Also, it will print out texts that can be written in 8 different professional fonts on laminated Tze tapes that are 12mm wide.
1DYMO LabelManager 160 Hand-Held Label Maker
This inexpensive and highly portable label maker is perhaps one of the best the market has to offer in this price range. Very easy to operate, this label maker allows you to quickly type any text on its computer-style QWERTY keyboard, a text that you can customize using 6 font sizes, 8 text styles, and more than 200 symbols. We should also point out that it features an auto power-off feature intended to extend its battery life quite a bit.