Label printers vs label sheets. What’s the right solution for you?

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8th November 2023

The first step on any successful enterprise is the optimal organisation of tasks, assets and tools. Labelling can be an amazing tool for getting everyone on the same page quickly and efficiently. It takes the hassle out of finding the right tool for the job, keeping your workspace clutter-free and optimizes every other aspect or your day-to-day activities!

As with any challenge the most important first step to labelling is finding the correct tool for the job. In this case our choice would be between label printers and label sheets.

Shipping labels are an essential part of the shipping process, but it can be time-consuming and error-prone to create manually. This is where label printers come in. Label printers will print accurate shipping labels quickly and easily, not only saving you time and effort, but also reducing the risk of shipping errors. Overall, using a label printer for shipping can save you time, money, and hassle! It might also help you to improve your customer service and build trust in your brand. If you ship a lot of packages on a regular basis, then a label printer is a worthwhile investment!

Label printers and label sheets are both popular options for printing labels, however in a busy business environment label printers offer a number of advantages over label sheets that cannot be overlooked. Here are some of the reasons why label printers are a better choice for many businesses and individuals:

  • Speed. Label printers like the Dymo LabelWriter 550 Turbo Label Printer can print labels much faster than label sheets can be peeled and applied. This can save a lot of time, especially if you need to print many labels.

  • Convenience. Label printers are typically easier and more convenient to use than label sheets. You can simply load the roll of labels into the printer and start printing. With label sheets, you need to peel each label off the sheet and apply it by hand.

  • Versatility. Label printers like the Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo Label Printer can print a wider variety of labels than label sheets. For example, label printers can print labels of different sizes, shapes, and materials. Label sheets are typically limited to a smaller range of sizes and shapes. Additionally certain label printers can produce more than one label type – saving you time over printing a single sheet of one set size!

  • Cost-effectiveness. Label printers like our Dymo LetraTag 100H Handheld Label Maker can be more cost-effective than label sheets, especially if you print a lot of labels on a regular basis. The cost per label can be typically lower for label printers than for label sheets.

  • No need for ink. Most available label printer are in fact thermal printers which means that you don’t need to buy ink replacements! On top of huge financial benefits, it also means less waste and more environmental sustainability! The best example would be our Dymo LabelWriter 550 Thermal Label Printer !     

  • Less waste. Using a label printer, you can produce the exact number of labels you need. Say goodbye to wasted, half-finished sheets cluttering your workspace and creating waste!

  • Automation. By using the available desktop and mobile apps you can now automate the label printing process almost entirely! This will greatly increase not only speed at which you create them, but also make it much more precise and less prone to errors! Try our Dymo LetraTag 200B Bluetooth Label Printer for the ultimate ease-of-use!

  • Accuracy. Label printers can print labels with a higher degree of accuracy than label sheets can be applied by hand. This is important for applications where precision is required, such as shipping and warehousing.

  • Durability. Label printers like can print labels that are more durable and long-lasting than label sheets – like our Dymo Durable Multipurpose Labels. This is because label printers use a variety of printing technologies, such as thermal printing and direct thermal printing, to create labels that are resistant to smudging, fading, and moisture.

  • Professionalism: Label printers can print labels with a more professional look and feel than label sheets. This is because label printers can print labels with high-resolution graphics and text. Try our high-end Dymo LabelManager 360D Label Printer!

Professionalism: Label printers can print labels with a more professional look and feel than label sheets.

With all the above advantages in mind, here are some specific examples of when a label printer would be a better choice than label sheets:

  • When you need to print many labels. If you need to print a large number of labels on a regular basis, a label printer could well save you a lot of time and effort.

  • When you need to print labels of different sizes and shapes. Label printers can print a wide variety of labels, including labels of different sizes, shapes, and materials. This makes them a good choice for applications where you need to print labels for a variety of different products.

  • When you need to print labels with high-resolution graphics and text. Label printers can print labels with high-resolution graphics and text, which gives them a more professional look and feel. This makes them a good choice for applications where you need to print labels for products or packaging.

  • When you need to print labels that are durable and long-lasting. Label printers can print labels that are more durable and long-lasting than label sheets. This makes them a good choice for applications where labels need to withstand harsh environments or frequent handling.

If you are unsure whether a label printer or label sheets are right for your needs, it is important to consider the specific requirements of your application. However, for most businesses and individuals, label printers offer a number of advantages over label sheets, which, dependent on your requirements, may make them the ideal choice!

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