Thursday, February 23, 2017  01:43 PM | By: Hayley Morphis
How to Choose the Right Label Maker

Find Your Label Maker Match

When you are choosing a label maker, there are many factors to take into consideration. How often will you be using the label maker? Do you need to be able to make labels in a variety of sizes? Is it important that you be able to adjust the size and type of the font? What types of items will you be labeling? Depending on your answers to these questions, you may be better served with one type of label maker over another. Here are some questions to ponder before purchasing your next label maker.

First, Where Will You Use Your Label Maker?

Handheld Label Maker

If you will be using the label maker on-the-go to label items in warehouses, filing rooms, storage rooms and more, choose a model that is small enough to fit in one hand. This will aid in your productivity and enable you to freely move about the space while keeping your label maker with you at all times. And if you are going to be moving about with your label maker often, it is wise to choose a durable model that can stand up to the task. It is also important to choose a durable label maker if you will be using your label maker frequently throughout the day. Consider spending a little more to choose a model from a reputable brand that is known for producing durable label makers and high quality refills.

Find Your Ideal Label Size

Label Maker With Label Printed Out

If you need a variety of label sizes and styles, be sure to choose a label maker that allows you to use different tape cartridges with varying widths. This will allow you to have a variety of labels for a broad range of uses. In addition, some models include adjustable font sizes, multicolor printing, adjustable tape margins, several font options and more.

What Else Should I Consider?

Use The Right Label For Your Task 

Other factors to consider are the type of keyboard the label maker has and what types of labels it prints. First, consider the keyboard layout on the label maker itself. If you are going to be making several labels, it will be helpful for you to have a full QWERTY keyboard, as opposed to one with an alphabetically arranged keyboard. With a QWERTY keyboard, you already know where each letter is, and this is a huge time-saver, especially if you plan to label frequently. In addition, you need to be sure you will be satisfied with the labels your machine produces. Do you want laminated labels? Non-laminated? Some machines can only print on one type of label or vice versa, so be sure to check out these label details prior to making a purchase.