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Looking to buy Label Printer

Hi all,

We're looking into buying a label printer.

Which ones do you like?

Which ones should I stay away from?

Thanks,
Freddie Lochner
ConRes Metrology

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Don Baumann

We have used the Brother PT-9600 desktop label printer and it is still a current offering by Brother, the PT-2730 desktop labe printer we added 3 years ago is found to be a "discontinued model" now.  Both work fine with labels that were created in Crystal Reports.  link:  www.brother-usa.com/Ptouch/For_Business 

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William Green

I've used quite a few with Met/Track, but Met/Team is different because it prints through a browser. We had lots of problems in the past with various browsers. I'm now using IE again. It's working best for me now. I like the Brother PT-P700 as a stand alone, but the resolution is only 180 dpi. It works okay but not good enough for smaller labels and not as good as 360 dpi printers. 360 dpi printers cost a lot more too. The Brother PT-9700 & PT-9800 are both 360 dpi and are much better. Fluke suggests the Zebra GX-430t. This one is probably the best, but labels are more expensive and Zebra recommends Thermal Transfer labels which require a ribbon. All of the last three I mentioned can be Network printers as well. The PT-P700 is stand alone only.

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Bryan Kram

Perfect - Thanks!

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William Green

If you decide to go with the Zebra printer like our company did. Purchase your labels and ribbons through Zebra (my suggestion). Lots of vendors sell the labels and ribbons, but Zebra will give you a local contact and they were very helpful for us. Get Polyester or PolyPro labels. They're better for Cal Stickers and Labels (my opinion again).

If you decide to go with the Brother P-Touch, You can buy labels almost anywhere. We purchased ours through Amazon because of the price and the 2-day shipping on Prime. Just stick with the Brother labels. Some of the off brands are good, but others are not.

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Steve Lange

We have used a network ready label printer for a number of years. We presently use the Brother PS9800 PCN.

There is a large number of label styles and sizes available for this printer.

I hope this helps.

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