The 10 Best Label Printers

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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.

10. Brother PT-H110

9. Dymo LetraTag LT-100T

8. Brother P-Touch Cube Wireless

7. Brother P-Touch PT-D210

6. Seiko Instruments SLP-650

5. Brady BMP21

4. Brother P-Touch PTD600

3. Rollo Commercial Grade X1036

2. Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo

1. Brother QL-1100NWB

Editor's Notes

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.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 06, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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