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DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker (1790415)

 
DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker (1790415)

DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker (1790415)
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List Price: $14.22
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Average customer review:
( stars, based on 5449 reviews)

Product Description

A fast, simple label maker that's easy to take with you. Type text quickly on the computer-style QWERTY keyboard, edit with one-touch fast-formatting keys and print for perfect, professional labels every time. Compact and lightweight for portability, making it easy to label just about anything, anywhere. 6 font sizes, 8 text styles and more than 200 symbols make it easy to create high-quality labels for all your organization needs. To extend the battery life, the unit's auto power-off function turns the label maker off when not in use. 1-Year limited warranty. Troubleshooting Steps: • Make sure new alkaline batteries are being used as opposed to used ones that might be weak. Also, rechargeable batteries cannot be used, at they do not provide enough power to heat up the print-head properly. • The unit may need to be factory reset. First, remove two batteries or the battery pack from your electronic label maker. Next, press the power button repeatedly twenty times to reset the unit back to factory settings. Finally, replace the batteries and attempt to print a label.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #7 in Office Product
  • Size: LM 160
  • Color: Silver/Black
  • Brand: DYMO
  • Model: 1790415
  • Published on: 2011-11-04
  • Fabric type: N/A
  • Platform: Windows
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x 4.50" w x 2.30" l, 1.25 pounds

Features

  • 6 AAA Batteries required. Works best with Polaroid AAA batteries.
  • Type text quickly on the computer-style QWERTY keyboard, edit with one-touch fast-formatting keys and print for perfect, professional labels every time
  • Create high-quality labels for all your organizational needs with 6 font sizes, 8 text styles, 4 boxes plus underline, and 228 symbols and clip art. Compatible with DYMO D1 labels in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" wide in a variety of co
  • Compact and lightweight for portability, making it easy to label just about anything, anywhere
  • Single Unit Includes: LabelManager 160 Label Maker, D1 Starter Label Cassette Black on White, 1/2" x 10', Quick Start Guide, 1-Year Limited Warranty

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

2602 of 2640 people found the following review helpful.
4Nice handheld label printer with QWERTY keyboard.
By Nathan Kull
Most of the handheld label printers are built using ABC keybaords vs. the QWERTY keyboard, and that was a key factor in my decision to buy this scanner. Some people have claimed that using DYMO label makers vs. Brother label makers will save money as the DYMO does waste less label when printing, this is both true and false --- I will explain more further down in this review.

I would like to add to this review a comment about batteries, there has been multiple comments about this label maker "eating batteries"; I have used up trial cartridge and many labels into my second cartridge and have not changed the batteries in this unit. I am using Eneloop Rechargeable batteries and they have performed flawlessly. Keep in mind that this would be a higher drain type of device when printing and cheap "Super Duty" (Non-alkaline or cheap Rechargeable) batteries are probably not going to work well. As always, I recommend the investment in Eneloop batteries with a good charger (LaCrosse BC-700)

PROs:
- Handheld form factor
- Easy to use
- Prints nice looking labels
- QWERTY Keyboard

CONs:
- NO access to any special charactors except via menus (i.e. if you need a "-" or a "." on your label, there is NO button for this and you have to go into the symbol menu to find the symbol you want) ... This is annoying and is the reason that this label maker looses one star (most of my labels include "-" or "." in them)

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*** The truth about actual label costs (Pictures will be attached to this review) ***
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I printed out labels using a Brother P-Touch PT-2030 and the DYMO LabelManager 160 and these were the results of my findings:

As of the time of this writing, the DYMO 1/2" D-1 label roll is selling for $14 and includes 23 feet (276 inches) of label
As of the time of this writing, the Brother 1/2" P-Touch label roll is selling for $11 and includes 26.2 feet (314 inches) of label

I printed two labels that had this text in 24pt BOLD "TEST-XX-01"

The DYMO label that was printed including wasted space on both sides was 2.75" in length which would allow 100 labels to be printed on a $14 roll
*** $0.14 per label
The Brother label that was printed including wasted space on both sides was 4" in length which would allow 78 labels to be printed on the $11 roll
*** $0.14 per label
*** TIE ***

I printed two labels that had this text in 24pt BOLD "255.255.255.255"
The DYMO label that was printed including wasted space on both sides was 3.375" (3 3/8") in length which would allow 81 labels on $14 roll
*** $0.17 per label
The Brother label that was printed including wasted space on both sides was 4.5" in length which would allow 69 labels on a $11 roll
*** $0.16 per label
*** BROTHER WINS ***

The DYMO would win with smaller labels, it seems that my first label tested is about the tie breaker in size.

Bottom line:
If you print SMALL labels, you will get more for your money using a DYMO label printer with less waste per label
If you print larger labels, you will get more for your money using a BROTHER label printer even though it waste more per label
The DYMO generally prints more labels per roll than the brother, even though there is less label per cart, however the Brother label is cheaper at this time.

There is also the consideration that you might be ok with the extra tape used by the dymo, and that you might hate how much extra tape is used with the brother, ... How much time might you spend trimming brother labels because they are huge?

They are both great label makers ... I hope this review helps someone make an informed decision!

1301 of 1355 people found the following review helpful.
5It's great I guess.
By Brittney Williams
I love labeling things and was so happy to receive this label maker. Within a day I was severely disappointed though, when I attempted to label Oliver and it wouldn't adhere. I guess I'll give it five stars though. Whatever.

113 of 115 people found the following review helpful.
5I promise!
By Ted Larsen Jr
Wow really? People complain about the symbols? I've used a ton of label makers and this on is far and above passes them all!
OK so the symbols are on a separate button bug deal..
It's the perfect size
It prints super clear
It has a button for clip art designs and pictures!
It can write multiple lines on a single strip!
It has borders you can select to put around the text!
It can write horizontal and vertical!
The font sizes go from 8-20 on 1/2 inch tape with selection of 2 in between!
The price is 9 dollars! And it comes with tape!

Don't listen to these people complaining of things like "it's such a pain to need symbols" blah blah blah.
Just grab this and a 2 pack of 23 foot long rolls and you'll love the thing! I promise!
Oh and did I mention it's super quiet!
The tape cutter is very smooth and comes out from the top instead of the sides like other label makers!
And after all that... If you turn it over you can physically see how. Much tape you have left. Kind of like a gas gague, there is a little Window. Just buy the thing quick!

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