I have a Brother QL-570, and my OCD side loves it to death.
I mostly use the file labels, but there’s a big range available, so
when I need 1/2" circles, name tags, address, or continuous length
(compatible with PayPal mailing) all I do is drop another cartridge
in and roughly line it up. The printer auto-feeds it to the right
position–no need to adjust for different widths or anything like
that. By default it auto-slices labels apart when printing. The only
poorly designed bit I’ve encountered is the output tray is too small,
but all I did to remedy was grab the bottom of a check box, cut one
end off, and make a back-stop so they wouldn’t flutter to the floor
I use the software that came with the printer, and it’s very
flexible on the layouts in terms of fonts/alignments. At high quality
I can squeeze 3 lines of easily readable 5pt Arial on a 1/2" round
for details like metal, inner diameter, and gauge. On bigger labels
where I’ve used graphics and more stylized fonts they’ve still looked
good. Haven’t noticed any problems with the thermal labels degrading
over time like the old-old ones used to.
BTW, my local OfficeMax price matched based on an Amazon printout.
But for the best label selection you definitely need to go
online–ImageSupply was where I got my last batch.