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Shipping Labels

by 48X24X48X on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:41 am

Hi Guys,

Based on your experience, does the shipping labels (thermal printer based) fades before reaches it's destination?
It helps to reduce cost by removing the ink cost totally. Any thoughts? :wink:
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Re: Shipping Labels

by adafruit on Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:39 am

48X24X48X wrote:Hi Guys,Based on your experience, does the shipping labels (thermal printer based) fades before reaches it's destination? It helps to reduce cost by removing the ink cost totally. Any thoughts? :wink:


no fading issues at all!

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Re: Shipping Labels

by sircastor on Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:51 am

The only potential problem that I can think of with thermal labels is that if pressed against a hot enough surface they might mark up (the only place I've seen this is at fast food restaurants where the receipt has sat next to the grill.)

I don't think that's an issue though: Many many companies use thermal labels - I've never seen one darkened or faded when it's arrived at my doorstep.
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Re: Shipping Labels

by 48X24X48X on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:09 pm

Any recommended thermal printer? I thought of buying the Dymo LabelWriter 450.
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Re: Shipping Labels

by adafruit on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:21 pm

48X24X48X wrote:Any recommended thermal printer? I thought of buying the Dymo LabelWriter 450.


we use these:
http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/banned/en/ind ... p2844.html

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Re: Shipping Labels

by 48X24X48X on Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:24 pm

Thank you. Will look into that printer as well. :)
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Re: Shipping Labels

by neutron spin on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:12 am

I use a Dymo LabelWriter 450 and it works well but there are others that are better. It depends on your shipping requirements basically. The more expensive units print larger labels and are more suited for commercial use. The Dymo is the most economical printer in the group. Dymo also makes dual printers to allows both stamps and label printing in one unit so you do not have to reload each time you switch between both types of printing jobs. Usually you get what you pay for but if your requirements fit the lower cost units that is great!
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Re: Shipping Labels

by sircastor on Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:40 am

I use a Brother QL-550. With some tape to hold down the pins you can get it to work outside of the Brother cartridge roll system and use banned thermal label rolls
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Re: Shipping Labels

by 48X24X48X on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:32 am

neutron spin wrote:I use a Dymo LabelWriter 450 and it works well but there are others that are better. It depends on your shipping requirements basically. The more expensive units print larger labels and are more suited for commercial use. The Dymo is the most economical printer in the group. Dymo also makes dual printers to allows both stamps and label printing in one unit so you do not have to reload each time you switch between both types of printing jobs. Usually you get what you pay for but if your requirements fit the lower cost units that is great!


Is there limitation on the address line? I saw some thin line stating *4 line address on their website.
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Re: Shipping Labels

by urlugal on Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:07 am

I second the Zebra, we do a lot of shipping and have never had any issues with ours. We also have a small Dymo for labels as well and have had no complaints on it either.
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Re: Shipping Labels

by neutron spin on Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:42 am

48X24X48X wrote:
neutron spin wrote:I use a Dymo LabelWriter 450 and it works well but there are others that are better. It depends on your shipping requirements basically. The more expensive units print larger labels and are more suited for commercial use. The Dymo is the most economical printer in the group. Dymo also makes dual printers to allows both stamps and label printing in one unit so you do not have to reload each time you switch between both types of printing jobs. Usually you get what you pay for but if your requirements fit the lower cost units that is great!


Is there limitation on the address line? I saw some thin line stating *4 line address on their website.


I believe that is correct. It is useable for stamps.com mailing labels but I use the larger 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" printer labels for large packages since do not ship that many. I use the Dymo for mostly stamps and smaller labels.
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