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Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby ChrisG » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:16 am

I am looking to get a label printer primarily to produce professional looking frame labels (I hate seeing the job number hand written on a printed label). I know that Estlite is compatible with Dymo label printers but will it work cleanly with other makes, in particular Brother QL-750 which is a particularly good price at the moment?
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby JohnMcafee » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:04 am

EstLite will drive most of the current models in the Dymo range, label printers by other manufacturers are not supported.
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby markw » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:23 am

You can get the Dymo 450 for £65 ish - quite a good reduction on this printer which was around £100 when it first came out. Being a popular printer its easy to get cheap labels - that is a factor that is worth looking at as the labels can be prohibitively expensive. Third party labels can be just as good as manufacturers product at fraction of cost. The Dymo works flawlessly with Estlite and is a great addition helping you to produce a professional customised label for each job.
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby ChrisG » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:22 am

Thanks for that, Dymo it is then.
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby JFeig » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:24 pm

Avery Labels has a wonderful FREE software package that can be downloaded. If you use the "serial number" function it will print your work order numbers.

http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software/Templates

http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Search/?dimsearch=true&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=0&Nr=AND%28SITESCHANNELS%3AAvery.com%29&Ntt=wine+labels&x=3&y=15
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby JohnMcafee » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:11 pm

While I have always found the Avery software (which integrates beautifully with Microsoft Word, and other applications) really useful for mail-merging lists and printing address labels, even auto- incrementing and printing serial numbers, but I always thought that there were too many problems to overcome before it could be used by framers for printing anything but generic labels.

For example, if you are unable to print full pages of labels at a time then you have the problem of starting each new print job on a partly used sheet of labels, and while this is certainly do-able, it would quickly become a huge pain in the tits. Perhaps this might be overcome by dedicating a regular A4 printer to the sole function of printing labels.

Then there’s the problem with the work order numbers. If the number is set to auto-increment, it would be tedious to have to use an alternative method in those cases where a single job has multiple frames and the label required for each has the same reference number.

Jerome, if you use the Avery software, or know anyone who uses it to print frame labels as you suggest, I’d be interested to hear how it is done.
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby michelle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:51 pm

Has anyone managed to use the Dymo 450 Duo with Estlite? and if so how, I am struggling to get it to work and wish I had bought a basic dymo rather than one that does ribbon labels as well. I thought it would be ideal for chevron labels.
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Re: Lable writers other than Dymo

Postby JFeig » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:44 pm

John,

I used to use the Avery software to preprint bar codes for my corner samples as well as other items (raffle tickets for my Rotary Club fundraiser). I used the serial number field with a bar code font and presto bar coded sequenced labels. As I added an item to inventory I would just assign a preprinted label to the new inventory item. I also had a template I designed with info that I could modify. I simple added the translation of the bar code in the appropriate field and print my labels withe a bar code showing as well as a translation of the code.
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