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Thermal transfer printers to label jewelry



I’m looking for feedback from anyone using inexpensive thermal
transfer printers to label jewelry pieces… are they easy, are
there alot of hidden costs and anything else that anyone would be
willing to share. Thanks in advance,

Mickey Kapoor
Kapoor Jewelers


Hi, Pl. see ZEBRA tag/lable printers (google it) we have it and use
for taging the sample lines.

R2844 (may be old model) is what we have in office and is doing quite

These are about Rs16000/- $340/-

Best Regards,


I have a Dymo which I love. It prints multiple size labels and will
printimages as well as text in any font. There are many models
including ones which hold two label styles simultaneously. It comes
with software that is very easy to use, even if you don’t have any
computer experience. You can also import things from excel, word, or
other programs and save anylabels you make for future reprints.

I would check the dymo web site to compare models and then google
dymo label printers to compare prices. Good luck.



Are you thinking of the Dymo label writer? I have one and it is
hooked to my computer. I use file folder labels and type the info
for the piece of jewelry. I cut it, peel it off and stick it on my
mini business card tag. I find it an excellent professional way to
label jewelry with type and price. If you look at some of the items
in my website you might see a tag, otherwise email me off list and I
can tell you more. It is cheap to buy the rolls of labels, simple to
use and does not seem to break down. (No ink to buy either)

Jean Menden


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
anymore :wink:

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.

Ann Ray


I have a question about the thermal process in these labelers. Does
the printing fade over time? It was my experience with thermal
printing that the print faded off the paper and became a mere shadow
after about a year. (Alas, not everything sells right away!) Has the
process improved since it first came into use?