The 10 Best Label Printers
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in March of 2015. Whether you're trying to organize some file folders, mark up home-made canned goods, or create shipping labels for your business, there's sure to be a printer on our list to get the job done. Today's models offer computer and smartphone connectivity, ink-free thermal printing, and a lightning-fast performance. We've ranked them here by their versatility, speed, software quality, and ease of use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best label printer on Amazon.
January 02, 2020:
There were a few worthy upgrades in this category that couldn't be denied their place, as well as one model that we certainly had to send packing. The Brother QL-1100NWB is an upgrade from the company's QL-1100 (no NWB), which offers more templates, Bluetooth connectivity, and software development kit compatibility for both Android and iOS, where the non-NWB model only offers SDKs for Android.
We also added the Brother P-Touch PTD600 in place of the Epson LW-700. The PTD600 is one of the few label printers on the market to offer a color interface, and its menus and overall navigational system are particularly intuitive. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the LW-700 suffered from expensive replacement tapes that were rather small, as well as a lack of compatibility with any smartphone app.
The list as a whole is an attempted balance between portable makers into which you can easily input whatever text or symbols you desire, and desktop printers designed for creating shipping labels, barcodes, and other items useful for retail. The Rollo Commercial Grade X1036 is among the most durable of retail options, with some particularly smart features, but the fact that its ream and roll holders are sold separately keeps it from the top spot.