There is something about electronics that make me squeal with nerd noises! Some gals love jewelry, some love clothes, but I love technology. This Epson LW-600P LabelWorks label maker is dreamy and all tech’d up with innovative features! And, it’s mobile y’all! **nerd rockets of excitement shooting off everywhere**
So first off, you’ll see that the size is definitely quite mobile. It’s light, fits in my hand easily, and can run off AA batteries.
You’ll need to open up and put them tape in, which is seriously the easiest thing I’ve ever ‘installed’. You’ll also need to download the Epson iLabel app as well. Use either the AC adapter or batteries and turn it on. When turned on, you’ll need to go to your mobile device’s settings and turn on bluetooth to connect to the Epson iLabel app. The bluetooth light will blink on the unit until it has paired. When paired, it will stay solid blue.
Once you’re all linked up, you’re ready to make a label. As you can see below, you have a choice on what you want to make. I chose original label but did play with the QR code later. When you click on original label, you’ll see the bottom left picture setup. You can choose your font, size, alignment, etc. You’ll be able to add frames, clipart, photos, or even your own handwriting. It can do soooo much y’all! I kept it simple for review purposes. I picked the little icon and put FALCON since we are the only ones at the school with that name. I wanted to put this on his backpack so that teachers or students would know exactly who it belongs to. It literally took a couple of minutes to make the label, and that’s with it being my first time! Easy peasy y’all!
When you’re happy with your design, you simply click the green print button at the bottom center. It prints FAST! It has an automatic cutter too.
I peeled the back off the label, laid it down on the backpack, placed a washcloth over the label and heated it up with my iron for a few seconds. It worked perfectly and looks great! And don’t panic, there are all sorts of tape available to suit your needs!
I haven’t had a chance to play with the QR code much but plan too. Here is so more info that might intrigue you!
- Handwriting mode
- Prints up to a 1 inch label
- Compatible with a variety of tapes, including iron-on, glow in the dark, metallic reflective, and ribbons.
- Speech-to-text voice transcription and printing (neato!)
- In-app storage of created label for future use
- import of crustom graphics such as symbols, logos, and photographs to copy & paste onto labels for a more professional look or just to personalize.
- Creation of QR code labels for content sharing or barcode labels for inventory management, which can be scanned by third-part QR/barcode apps! Two I recommend checking out are ScanLife and Stkr.it.
Disclosure: Epson provided me with a review sample so that I could give you guys my honest opinion on the product. Opinions are my own, always.