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Default how to print shipping labels the easy way

I've been using a standard inkjet printer. I have to cut the paper and tape each lable on each package. (time consuming)
What printers do you guys suggest for high volume printing (specifically for shipping labels).

P.s I'm talking about where you peal off the label like a sticker...
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ZP500 plus
buy a refurbish for a couple hundred dollars on ebay.
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Or get one for free if you have a decent fedex account.
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I use a laser printer (brother brand from office max was on sale for $79)
and buy in bulk the shipping labels from ebay.....I ship 200 to 300 packages a month, works for me.........
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ZP500 plus
buy a refurbish for a couple hundred dollars on ebay.
That works for printing usps shipping labels, correct? Thats right around my price range and doesn't look massive (which is a good thing).
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I use a zebra LP 2844 thermal printer and a laser printer for international labels. The Zebra printer I use on 98% of all labels.

I got it used some years ago on ebay for less than a hundred with 1000 labels included.
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That works for printing usps shipping labels, correct? Thats right around my price range and doesn't look massive (which is a good thing).
Any labels. Fedex, UPS, USPS. If you are printing off ebay, USPS only. Click printer settings select Lp2244(I think) and print quick and efficiently
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LP2844 4X6

click, 'print label' on top right hand side select, 'Printer and label receipt preferences'
and then select LP2844 4X6

Foolproof printer and holds 500 label rolls.
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I use a zebra LP 2844 thermal printer and a laser printer for international labels. The Zebra printer I use on 98% of all labels.

I got it used some years ago on ebay for less than a hundred with 1000 labels included.
Is this because international labels look differently (size wise) ?
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I use a zebra LP 2844 thermal printer and a laser printer for international labels. The Zebra printer I use on 98% of all labels.

I got it used some years ago on ebay for less than a hundred with 1000 labels included.
Nothing wrong with this printer either. Just older.
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Yikes thats 400+ for LP 2844 thermal printer? Do thermal printers not use ink? I need to read up on these...
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Is this because international labels look differently (size wise) ?
International will be three pieces, same size.
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Yikes thats 400+ for LP 2844 thermal printer? Do thermal printers not use ink? I need to read up on these...
No ink. Print several thousands of labels before any maintenance of any kind is needed.
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I use a laser printer (brother brand from office max was on sale for $79)
and buy in bulk the shipping labels from ebay.....I ship 200 to 300 packages a month, works for me.........
Does brothers require software? same 4x6" labels?
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No ink. Print several thousands of labels before any maintenance of any kind is needed.
If I bought one of these off ebay, who services it? Do you talk to directly to the manufacture if I bought the one you recommended?
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If I bought one of these off ebay, who services it? Do you talk to directly to the manufacture if I bought the one you recommended?
It is exceedingly easy. Download a driver(whatever the ebay seller recommends is usually best) and plug and play. All of the ebay sellers I have dealt with offer EXCEPTIONAL service, by-the-way, even remotely setup if needed for free(no need, but has happened, lol)
Servicing a thermal printer every few years is changing the thermal roller or running a cleaning label. They are pretty much indestructible.
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Yikes thats 400+ for LP 2844 thermal printer? Do thermal printers not use ink? I need to read up on these...
These are around $100-129 or even cheaper on ebay auctions. go with the zp500 it replaces the lp2844 for around $150-180
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Does brothers require software? same 4x6" labels?
I just installed the printer to computer, then print the 4x6 labels. These are the labels that are two to a sheet, not a roll.

I also have as a back up plan, I purchased those little shipping label envelopes that are like the ups ones, and if I have to print something on regular paper outside of my office, I use that to put label in rather than taping it on, always seems the tape gets wrinkled and I worry a label won't scan........

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might have to think about one of those zp500's though, a lot more cost effective in the end it seems, checking them out on ebay now
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very interesting how it doesn't use ink. just watched a video about them. defiantly plan on buying that zp500 tonight! thanks yankee!
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Is this because international labels look differently (size wise) ?
I just cant get USPS international labels to fit on those 4x6 thermal labels. I print all labels from ebay.

For about 9 months of 2014 I only used the laser printer for the labels. I had issues with the Java driver, it wasnt printing from the Zebra printer. But everything is now fixed and saving some extra pennies and time on not using the laser printer.

I see lots of Zebra 2844 on ebay for less than $100. Just need to keep looking and be fast when you see a good deal.

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I use the Dymo labelwriter 450 turbo. Love it!! No ink, no tape needed!!
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