Friday, September 6, 2013

Personalized Labelling made easy with @Epson_Store's #LabelWorks Kit! #tech #craft

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My husband would be the first to admit that I'm a complete mess most of the time. My things are everywhere, but so are his. Technically though, he's worse off than me. He'll leave things behind and forget about them. Lose things, then spend hours looking for them when he's out.

So, I've decided to label everything. I got a bit trigger happy with my new Epson LabelWorks Iron-On Kit ($69.99). As much as I don't like to say this, when things are left behind, people pick it up. Good people would return it but that's not always the case, as I've experienced in the past.

The Kit comes with a Epson LW-300 printer, carrying case, 2-12mm tape cartridges and an application guide. The case has room for 6 AAA batteries and an optional AC adapter which is not included.

Assembly is straight forward. Plug the batteries into the back and pop the tape cartridge in. There's only one way it'll fit so no worries about putting it in backwards.
Epson Labelworks LW-300 Review
The front features a good sized keyboard to type with and although there's an instructions manual, I'm the type that needs to play around with the machine. Various buttons allow you to customize your label with different fonts, symbols, and frames.

Once you're happy with your design, you can preview it and then hit the print button. When that's done, you hit the green button on the side to slice it. Super easy to use and it gives you the creativity to create your own labels.

The cartridges here are all iron-on cartridges so all you do to adhere them to any cloth fabric is to place the font size up and press an iron on it for about 10-15 seconds. Machine washable and durable!

Other features:
Amazing variety — 14 fonts, 10 styles, 300+ built-in symbols, over 75 frames and more
Less waste — smaller lead margin compared to other brands, for up to 60% less lead margin waste
Large built-in memory — store up to 30 self-created label designs
Prints up to two lines of text — more space for you to add specialty frames or symbols to enhance your design
Easy to apply — automatically printed with a split back for easy and fast peeling
Whisper quiet — prints labels without distracting those around you
Epson Labelworks iron on kit
You to make your writing more narrow or change the size of your label. However, once you choose a font type, you're stuck for the whole label. I had this cute label made for BabyPom so I could label his toys for when we have them boarded. Because I had chosen the outline method, it turned my cute bear symbol into something that looked more like a pig.

Personally, I had a lot of fun playing with this printer and it'll take me a little more time to work out the kinks to make the labels exactly how I want it. I would have also liked it if the adapter was already part of the kit, rather as an optional part. Overall though, great product, easy to use. My dad has wanted me to keep it so I can make labels for him when he's old enough to be in a nursing home. ;)

Model: C51CB69130

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