Organize Your Life with These Top-Tier Label Makers

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It’s no secret that a disorganized home or workplace causes stress. Recent studies have shown that our physical and mental well-being can be negatively affected by overly cluttered environments. One easy solution for combatting the stress that comes from a disorganized space is a label maker. Label makers help keep tabs on all your easy-to-lose-or-misplace items. They designate where things go, keep documents and files sorted, and help identify objects that are otherwise inscrutable (e.g., an old roll of film or unmarked flash drive). Check out our list of recommended labelers and start disrupting your disorganization today.

Brother P-touch CUBE Plus

If you’re not yet familiar with the Brother brand, you will be by the end of this list. Brother is arguably the biggest name when it comes to label makers, with several models worthy of best-in-class consideration. One such labeler is the P-touch CUBE Plus. In lieu of the more traditional keyboard-and-screen design, the CUBE Plus is a Bluetooth-enabled labeler that prints labels you design on your mobile device or computer using Brother’s free companion apps or paid software. Choose from one of Brother’s pre-designed label templates or design your own, including your choice of fonts, frames, and symbols. You can even choose the tape type and finish, including glitter and matte.

Brother P-touch CUBE Plus Label Maker
Brother P-touch CUBE Plus Label Maker

If, however, you don’t need quite so many printing options, be sure to check out the smartphone-dedicated P-touch CUBE: a slightly less robust alternative to the CUBE Plus, but still a supremely capable and convenient Bluetooth labeler that allows you to design and print custom labels at home or on the go.

Brother P-touch CUBE Bluetooth Label Maker
Brother P-touch CUBE Bluetooth Label Maker

DYMO LabelManager 420P

Despite its deep catalog of quality products, Brother isn’t the only big name when it comes to labelers. The brand DYMO also offers a number of top-tier devices, including one that always ranks at the top: the LabelManager 420P. The LabelManager 420 is arguably the perfect portable label maker. It has a bright display with an easy-to-use interface. Its compact design makes it small enough to carry around with you, but not at the expense of the keyboard, which is one of the most comfortable you’ll find on a portable labeler. It’s also versatile: Use it as a stand-alone labeler or connect it your computer via USB and customize your labels, including graphic, logo, and barcode printing options. Bottom line: If you’re ever asked for a label maker recommendation, and cost is no concern, play it safe and go with the DYMO LabelManager 420P. It’s never the wrong choice.

Dymo LabelManager 420P High-Performance Label Maker
Dymo LabelManager 420P High-Performance Label Maker

Brother PT-D210

If you’re looking for a straightforward, easy-to-use labeler with a classic desktop design, consider the PT-D210 Label Maker from Brother. This one-touch, one-stop label shop lets you print customized labels in seconds. Choosing from the PT-D210’s deep library of typefaces, styles, symbols, and frames is a breeze, thanks to the simple keyboard interface. You can also forego the design process and choose from a full library of premade label patterns and designs. Don’t worry about making the wrong design choice either. The PT-D210’s preview feature lets you see your custom label in advance, so you know exactly what your label will look like even before you print it.

Brother PT-D210 Portable Label Maker
Brother PT-D210 Portable Label Maker

Epson LabelWorks

Although B&H doesn’t currently carry any Epson LabelWorks model devices, we wouldn’t be doing right by our customers and readers if we didn’t mention this fine series of labelers. When it comes to general label printing, the LabelWorks series might not be on the same level as some of the other offerings on this list; however, they often excel at one or two specific applications, making them a top choice for a particular project. For example, a LabelWorks labeler might be good-not-great for general-purpose label printing, but that same model is considered one of the best available choices for teachers because of its unique feature set, which translates to greater value in the classroom. We encourage you to research the Epson LabelWorks series in full before making your final decision on which labeler to buy.

Brother QL-600

We’ll wrap up our list the same as we began it: with a labeler from Brother. The QL-600 Label Maker is arguably the most economic labeling solution available, with the printing speed and necessary dpi to crank out hundreds of high-quality labels in minutes. Not only is the QL-600 an ideal choice for large-scale printing jobs, it also offers printing solutions for small projects, such as individual labels for storage compartments, filing cabinets, envelopes, and more. Regardless of the scope of your project, you’ll have complete access to an extensive library of letters, logos, and other graphics, including barcodes. If you foresee a lot of label printing in your future, or you’re looking for the labeler that gets you the best bang for your buck, consider the Brother QL-600.

Brother QL-600 Economic Desktop Label Printer
Brother QL-600 Economic Desktop Label Printer

That does it for our list of recommended labelers. Hopefully, you saw something that can address all your label-making needs. However, if you have questions or you would like some additional recommendations, talk to us in the Comments section, below.

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