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  • Any recommendations for an at-home label printer?

    Posted by suswang8 on August 20, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Seeing that the cost of a good color printer can exceed $10K…does anyone have any recommendations for a small black-and-white printer to label samples and the occasional raw component?  I am assuming that most of the ones available through Amazon and such printing at 200 and 300 dpi will produce labels with low-quality text?  Thank you.

    Adamnfineman replied 1 year, 6 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Syl

    Member
    August 20, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I use a regular Canon printer ink jet $50.00, I buy inexpensive ink from Carrot Ink 1/3 of the price.
    I order labels from online labels in sheets, they have a free software to make the labels. They also have water resistant labels. I am very happy with the results.

  • abdullah

    Member
    August 21, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Syl said:

    I use a regular Canon printer ink jet $50.00, I buy inexpensive ink from Carrot Ink 1/3 of the price.
    I order labels from online labels in sheets, they have a free software to make the labels. They also have water resistant labels. I am very happy with the results.

    can you share the name of printer, ink and lablel

  • Syl

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    My printer is an MX922 from Canon as far as I am concerned this nothing special, most inkjet printers will meet these specifications. According to the manufacturer, it has extraordinary Resolution: 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi4 produces incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.
    The key is to find a sheet label provider, there are many in the USA online labels is just one of many.
    https//www.onlinelabels.com/

    Inkjet ink is expensive therefore you want to find an economical ink supplier CarrotInk in southern California is a great supplier.

    https//www.carrotink.com/

  • squinny

    Member
    August 23, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Hi I use Avery for my small range of products so I guess depends on what your needs are and if you plan to use online template etc and modify for your own use or if you are selling products may want something more professional. Avery have a few templates and easy to use their labels on your Canon printer. You just download the PDF once you have devised your label. They have a variety of sizes - I juts use a round label as it suits most of my lids etc and products I make are basically for myself. 

  • suswang8

    Member
    August 23, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    @Syl:  You seem to say your printer cost $50, unless I am misreading, but I think the actual cost is more like $500, no?

    Do the text labels look almost professional?

  • Syl

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 5:07 am

    @suswang8: It is 4 years old, they are bit more expensive now. You can get a Canon Pixma for $70.00 on Amazon in the US. Ink Jet printers have very good resolution, the downsides are low speed, and expensive ink. If you are starting a new business, low speed might not be a problem.

  • Adamnfineman

    Member
    August 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I’m currently using Dymo’s LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo. Though I’d recommend their single printer instead because I have never used the second printer. The quality is good enough to put a small logo in the corner and still have the writing be visible.

    If all you need is black and white labels for samples and the odd bottle then I think this or something similar or is the most economical choice. You don’t have to buy ink because it prints with heat so just buy a pack of label rolls and you’ll be good to go for months.

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