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Im still using a regular printer. I am so tired of it. I want to buy a label printer but im not sure which is best. Ive looked into the zebra lp2844 but i see that a lot of people have problems with getting it to work with windows 7. What does everyone else use?
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Im still using a regular printer. I am so tired of it. I want to buy a label printer but im not sure which is best. Ive looked into the zebra lp2844 but i see that a lot of people have problems with getting it to work with windows 7. What does everyone else use?
I use a regular printer but only ship 20 or less items a day. when I purchase things from others with huge ebay accouts I see what they do. to tell you the truth many of them simpy use paper with tape over the label. I figured if they are shipping literally 500 plus packages every single day then they must be doing what is cheaper and most efficient of they wouldnt be doing it. Thats my opinions. Its not just one place either, its several that do this with that kind of volume. I was shocked to see it myself really.
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I use a regular printer but only ship 20 or less items a day. when I purchase things from others with huge ebay accouts I see what they do. to tell you the truth many of them simpy use paper with tape over the label. I figured if they are shipping literally 500 plus packages every single day then they must be doing what is cheaper and most efficient of they wouldnt be doing it. Thats my opinions. Its not just one place either, its several that do this with that kind of volume. I was shocked to see it myself really.

Yea ive noticed many doing that. But the thing is they spend money on ink/paper. The zebra label printer uses no ink. And i would be getting the roles of paper for free needed for the zebra printer. So basically i would spend 100dollars on the printer and that is it.
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Ive looked into the zebra lp2844 but i see that a lot of people have problems with getting it to work with windows 7
Works with Windows 7 PERFECT!
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I have a Zebra LP2844 and it runs like a trooper.
Been running it for 3-4 years with NO problems.

As for Windows 7.....
If you download the new & Updated drivers there is NO problems at all.

Do a Google search for Zebra_7.1.9.exe
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Have the same printer as Here We Go Again, and it works great for Windows 7!
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Thanks for the replies, looks like its time for me to get one too.
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If the Zebra printer doesn't use ink, how does it print the labels????

Maybe I should look into this, I usually use a regular printer, print out the labels, and use tape as well. Not to mention I print out the labels 1 by 1, it gets tiring.
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If the Zebra printer doesn't use ink, how does it print the labels????

Maybe I should look into this, I usually use a regular printer, print out the labels, and use tape as well. Not to mention I print out the labels 1 by 1, it gets tiring.
It is a thermal printer.

I have to admit, I never considered it. But when I saw HWGA's post, I started looking into it. Labels are cheaper, no toner costs... a no-brainer, since it would pay for itself in a month or two. Of course, that depends on what your volume is.
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That little label printer is one of the 2 best printer investments I have ever made.
The other was my HP LaserJetP3005DN
It holds a full ream of paper (500 sheets) and it used a toner cartridge and now ink.

The label printer uses no ink OR toner.

Between those 2 printers I have saved hundreds on ink and TIME.
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Just bought one. Zebra LP2844. But the labels it uses cost half of what I am paying now. So, between that savings and the toner saved, it should be a good investment.

I also looked at Dymo, but the reviews were mixed. It would have been a little cheaper, but I thought the savings was not worth taking the risk.
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I know UPS offers thermal labels, does anyone know what printer these work with?
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The ones from UPS come in MANY different variations.
You can get them for free and you can choose the format they come in.
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Just bought one. Zebra LP2844. But the labels it uses cost half of what I am paying now. So, between that savings and the toner saved, it should be a good investment.

I also looked at Dymo, but the reviews were mixed. It would have been a little cheaper, but I thought the savings was not worth taking the risk.
You will LOVE the it. Good move
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The ones from UPS come in MANY different variations.
You can get them for free and you can choose the format they come in.
Saves a lot of money

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Haha, some great information here, I too had not thought about buying a label printer before!

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Zebra is the way to go best lable printer out there for the money.
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You will LOVE the it. Good move
Thanks for the info HWGA. I am confident in the Zebra brand.

I think Dymo is probably OK too, Jbluntz swears by it. In fact, I think he may be the world's first Dymosexual.
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That's a cute one Jeff haha. If you only saw my Dymo in action you'd know what I'm talking about. I'm sure Zebra's a good one to but not as good as my Dymo ha.
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The ones from UPS come in MANY different variations.
You can get them for free and you can choose the format they come in.
Yes I am aware, I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with a certain printer that works with UPS labels. Sounds like they should carry something to work with anything on the market.
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Never again will i buy a zebra lp2844 label printer. Ive downloaded 5 different drivers and none of them made it print labels correctly from pp. It printed everything else fine, but when it came to printing labels it just wouldnt work. There were long tracks of missing print and i could not get it to work properly after trying to fix it for 2 weeks. Looks like i will be looking into another label printer.
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Never again will i buy a zebra lp2844 label printer. Ive downloaded 5 different drivers and none of them made it print labels correctly from pp. It printed everything else fine, but when it came to printing labels it just wouldnt work. There were long tracks of missing print and i could not get it to work properly after trying to fix it for 2 weeks. Looks like i will be looking into another label printer.
It is not the printer that is having issues.

It is either the Paypal format or the way it is interacting with Paypal or the way you have the drivers set up.
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