Label Printers - dummies

Label Printers

The personal label printer, like the DYMO LabelWriter, might look a little like a toy — it’s not much bigger than the label tape it uses — but a label printer can make printing labels for all kinds of uses a quick and easy process.


A typical label printer can produce all these materials with aplomb:

  • Address and shipping labels, complete with your logo

  • Bar codes and U.S. mail codes

  • CD and DVD labels

  • File folder labels

  • ID badges

  • VHS tape and cassette labels

Just as valuable as the output, however, is the sheer convenience you get from one of these printers! A label printer frees you from the hassle of designing and preparing labels on your inkjet or laser printer, and you don’t have to hunt for your label sheets every time you need to print a new batch. (Anyone who has fought tooth and nail to align and print a bar code or address labels on a standard laser printer knows this pain.)

The software that comes with your label printer probably gives you control over fonts, time and date stamping, line drawings, and even thumbnail photographs. You can rotate and mirror text or set up bar coding with ease.