iDPRT SP410 thermal label printer review by the-gadgeteer
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?
A thermal printer does not use ink or toner. Instead, it uses special paper or labels The iDPRT SP410 can accommodate labels between 2″ and 4.65″ wide, connects via USB, and is Mac and PC compatible.
What’s in the box?
Power cable (no external brick!)
Manual and mini CD with drivers
Design and features
For starters, the printer is pretty small. It’s about the size of a loaf of bread. Here’s the printer opened up with the test print still inside.
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
Inside the printer, you’ll note the serrated blade. It won’t automatically cut your prints. You tear them off by hand.
On both ends, you’ll find the release latches. Pull both to open the printer.
There’s a multi-colored button on top to indicate readiness. It glows blue when in standby.
I bought a box of 4×6 labels and opened the top to serve as a kind of a hopper. Here, the labels are fed into the rear of 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.
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