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Title: Label Machines
Post by: ScottieM on Mar 19, 2020, 04:50:56 PM
Has anyone tried using any of the newer label printers?
I kind of remember that they didn't work at one time.
These Epson printers look impressive.
We're still using the 2x3 sheets in a printer.
https://epson.com/colorworks-color-label-printers (https://epson.com/colorworks-color-label-printers)
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: Darren Young on Mar 19, 2020, 05:38:19 PM
Not in color and not Epson.

We use a couple other similar brands more commonly used for industrial label printing like Sato.

We then switch rolls to different colors, colors with shapes/stripes, etc.

I'd prefer to switch to a color version like these but I haven't found a way to have color in CAMduct without reducing the data....as I recall, you have to define a "color" tile and dedicate space to it. I'd much prefer the ability to add it as a watermark/background where you could print over top of the color.

Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: ScottieM on Mar 19, 2020, 06:38:38 PM
That's promising to hear.
Which model are you using?
Where are you buying your labels?
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: Gerin on Mar 20, 2020, 01:18:16 PM
Quicklabel QL-120 with 4x6 labels.   All items are purchased from Quicklabel.  It is on the very fast side and full color.  Better yet you can make nice Wine/Beer labels if you want.
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: Don on Mar 20, 2020, 01:40:13 PM
Quicklabel QL-120 with 4x6 labels.   All items are purchased from Quicklabel.  It is on the very fast side and full color.  Better yet you can make nice Wine/Beer labels if you want.
I can't think of a better use for a label printer.  ;D

If you don't need color labels consider a Zebra printer like the TZ230.
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: ScottieM on Mar 20, 2020, 01:56:33 PM
Wow, that about a $5,000 difference for color.
We may have to get by with the black&white.

Quicklabel QL-120 with 4x6 labels.   All items are purchased from Quicklabel.  It is on the very fast side and full color.  Better yet you can make nice Wine/Beer labels if you want.
I can't think of a better use for a label printer.  ;D

If you don't need color labels consider a Zebra printer like the TZ230.

And Alcohol is good for the Corona
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: Darren Young on Mar 20, 2020, 02:20:21 PM
Sato CL4NX (can do RFID tags as well).
Datamax I-4212

Labels we get from...https://www.westmarklm.com/

They'll make you anything so we have a variety of colors/shapes, Vinyl, Tyvek, etc.
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: ScottieM on Mar 26, 2020, 06:29:55 PM
Thank you all for the info.

One of the sales persons is asking for and output file so they can run some test samples on their printer.
Is there a way to export or pint to a file that could be printed on another printer?
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: Darren Young on Mar 26, 2020, 06:46:24 PM
Depends on the language the printer uses (e.g. ZPL, HPGL/2, etc).

Maybe just format a PDF for them and print to PDF?
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: ScottieM on Apr 14, 2020, 01:15:15 PM
The inkjet was nice and cost was comparable, but the paper is about 80-90% higher
It's .01-.02 cents a label for thermal and .09-.10 cents for inkjet labels.

Darren, Don, Gerin, what do you have? Direct Thermal or Transfer Thermal?
Title: Re: Label Machines
Post by: Don on Apr 14, 2020, 01:19:46 PM
Thermal Direct here.... :)