Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Epson LabelWorks Ribbon Printer: MUST HAVE!

I was recently invited to a craft party at Ugly Baby and LaRu (check out this awesomely crafty store in Seattle at the Pike Place Market. uglybabyandlaru.com) to test out the Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit. When I first heard that there was even such a device I was THIRLLED! I was a little concerend I might just be excited about a sparkly new gadget though and it might not live up what I had built up in my mind. It LIVED up! IT WENT BEYOND! and now I MUST purchase one! There are so many icons, emoticons, font choices, ribbon colors, and borders that you can truly customize your ribbons for packaging, gift wrap or craft projects. It is incredibly easy to use and one of my favorite features (beyond its large assortment of icons and font choices) was how easy it is to change the ribbon. You can switch out the ribbon colors in a snap. Literally. You just pop out the ribbon color you are done with and snap in the new color you'd like to use. It's VERY user friendly. I was able to customize this mirror project just by printing out the letters vertically from the Epson Labelworks printer and feeding a little extra ribbon out between letters. Notice the cute little kitty icon? YEP! That's from the animal icon library. My overall opinion on this is "GO GET ONE!".

5 comments:

Meghan Swails said...

So do you have to buy their ribbon or will any craft ribbon work? Will different ribbon widths work too? Now I'm curious. I do love label makers ;).

Kelly said...

You have to use the ribbon cartridge that Epson sells. I was a little bummed about that but they do have several colors of ribbon. Including dark ribbon with light ink. Definetly put this on your wish list Meghan!

Rosalie Gale said...

!!!!!

MNIKIEMA said...

yeah! could this possibly work to make labels? I make stuffed toys (crochet mostly) and have been looking for soft labels that could be sewn on. Think this could work??? (pleeeaasse!)

Kelly said...

If your toys are washable I would be sure to test it really good first. We did print some ribbon and scrub it to test. It held up however it was by no means a scentific test. :) There is also an iron on label version of this printer. You might check that out too.