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Pros: I got mine with Ethernet port, much easier to print to from anywhere in the house than USB. Prints shipping labels very clearly and does not use toner. I ordered 4x6 labels from UPS and print head cleaning cards from FedEx since I use their services sometimes to ship. I use it very nicely with Electronic Bay using Chrome browser on Windows computer, did not print clear using Macs. I chose the Zebra TLP3842 4x6 printer option on Electronic Bay.
Cons: It required plenty of testing to get the shipping labels to print very clear, I couldn't find clear instruction on how to set it up for example to be used with Electronic Bay. It did not print clear shipping label barcodes from Electronic Bay using Chrome browser on a Mac.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this printer for printing shipping labels and many other options that I don't use myself. I wish Zebra provided more detailed instructions to set this printer up to work with online retailers since that's what it's used for mostly when purchased by individuals.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,4/26/2017 12:14:49 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: - Shipped fast - connected easily to my Windows 10 PC - Very easy to add custom images and/or designs to the labels - Works great
Cons: - Wastes about an inch on the beginning of each print job (fairly common with most label makers) - takes 6 AA batteries (it does come with a power cord as well)
Other Thoughts: I bought this to label a bunch of cables and equipment on my server rack. I love the fact that I can pretty much design the label on my computer and save the formats for later use. The label printer worked like a charm. And it is so much easier editing on the computer then on the device itself. I also love the fact that I can customize the looks and designs of the labels or even add my logo on them for that personal touch.
As I said earlier it wastes about an inch in the beginning. I was printing 2 labels per cable (one for each end) it will waste and cut off the first inch but then print the 2 labels with well placed cuts on each. but that first inch adds up when you are printing a lot of labels.
****UPDATE: You can help cut down the "wasted Inches" by selecting chain printing in the print screen if you know you're going to make allot of labels in one sitting. it will still waste the first inch, but then will essentially make the last created label the "wasted inch instead, saving allot on the label cartridge. you just have to remember to uncheck that box when you are printing the last label so it gets cut out properly. ****
Overall I would recommend this product. I have had other label makers in the past and this is easily one of the better ones I've used.
Reviewed By:Thomas B.,8/11/2016 10:16:40 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: There is a reason Zebra owns the label printer market. These printers practically never fail, are fast, and easy to use. You don't need a driver (use Generic/Text Only) for printing labels with ZPL, Zebra's own printer language. This is easier than it sounds, and lets you print your own label layouts from any program that can output text to a printer.
Cons: The Windows driver that I used at first (which I didn't need in the end) didn't want to detect the media width and kept printing 3 inch wide. I had to manually do a media sensor calibration to make it detect the end of the label, once done, this worked flawlessly though.
Other Thoughts: It takes some research to learn which labels to buy. Zebra's media part numbering system is a little convoluted. 1000-2000-3000-4000-5000-6000 is media quality (1000 the lowest), D = thermal direct, T = thermal transfer (requires "ink" ribbon).
Beyond that, there's the core diameter (0.75 - 3" or maybe more), and the outer roll diameter (from maybe three to eight or more inches), and the roll width, and then there are fan-fold labels as well.
To top it all off, part numbers ending with -R indicate an individual roll, as opposed to a box of rolls.
Reviewed By:Jacob B.,7/25/2016 7:47:13 AM
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Other Thoughts: From what I read you can use it with fedex and ups on a paid service like endicia. But I dont use that so I wouldn't know for sure. Why people don't do research before they buy things is beyond me.
Reviewed By:Robert D.,7/23/2016 10:20:14 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.