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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone is using a label printer to produce labels that are more waterproof and durable than paper and tape. Does anyone have a working solution?

Kiran (NZ)


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Soumis par t810sable le mar, 10/08/2019 - 18:26

I was thinking of using labels here in NY hub too. Copy the tag on pre-formatted template (so you don't have to print one tag and throw away a sheet of paper) on Google Doc/MS Word, and print tags as needed. I was thinking more from perspective of saving paper.... but any best practices, suggestions, or pre-cautions (does it stick firmly on laptops and adapter?) are welcome.

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Soumis par MichaelKnight le mar, 10/08/2019 - 18:35


I am using a Brother QL-500 label printer and this is a very comfortable solution.
Created an MS word template once and just copy pasting device id and barcode from to this template and hit Print.
Works like a charm.


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Soumis par Gregg Marshall le mar, 10/08/2019 - 19:10


My experience is those printers use thermal printing (I use a Dymo for general label printing). The heat from the computer can, over time, make thermal printer labels fade. Have you see that with your Brother?

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Soumis par MichaelKnight le jeu, 10/10/2019 - 18:56

@Gregg: To be honest, I don't know. Usually, I set up the laptops, tag them and send them away. From there, I don't see them again.
So you could be true.
I sticked a label to my personal laptop now and will let you know the result after some test time :)

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Soumis par MichaelKnight le mer, 06/17/2020 - 06:57

Just a quick update:
Label still perfectly readable. So 8 months don't do any harm to the Brother label.
Not sure how a tape label would look like after this time...