REVIEW – I send many packages that require labels- most of them Amazon returns or eBay shipments. Normally I’d print out a sheet of paper, cut out the excess, and tape the remainder on the box. Seems a little wasteful. With a label printer, I figure I’d save a lot of steps, plus no more taping edges of plain paper! This is where the iDPRT SP410 thermal label printer comes in.
What is it?
What’s in the box?
- USB cable
- Power cable (no external brick!)
- Manual and mini CD with drivers
That’s when I realized this printer doesn’t have storage of printer paper or labels like your traditional printer. You’ll have to attach a roll or box outside the printer to feed into it. The rear of the printer has a power switch on one side, and the USB
On both ends, you’ll find the release latches. Pull both to open the printer.
I’m able to print images of labels that I take screenshots of (command-shift-4 on the Mac), which is my usual method. The iDPRT SP410 prints surprisingly quickly. I didn’t even have time to move my hand! Take a look.
What I like
- Printing onto adhesive labels is a real timesaver
- No power brick
What I’d change
- A snap-on tray or roller for labels would have been nice.
It appears the iDPRT SP410 has many clones on Amazon. They’re probably similar. I’m quite happy with the size, speed, and convenience of the SP410.
This is still the best thermal label printer I have in the house. The other (a Dymo) has proven to be rather fussy. This past week the Dymo froze again, forcing me to unplug all the cables, wait, re-plug. I haven’t had to restart or reset the iDPRT SP410 since I wrote my original review. When the Dymo goes belly up, I’ll be buying another iDPRT.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by iDPRT.