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  • Labelers broke down! How to replace

    Hey all,

    My label makers broke down, at home and work. I have 2 brother PT-65's; one that lasted 18 months, the other about 9 months. They have the same problem: the tape doesn't come out the exit once it prints, so it wraps itself around the inside of the mechanism. The cheapest place that would fix is $25 to open up, $18 to replace the mechanism, and 5 to mail.

    What should I replace it with? An inexpensive Dymo? A Dymo label printer attached to my computer? Avery labels?

    Help....

    Thanks,

    Joe

  • #2
    Yes, please share your comments about labelers. I'm slowly implementing GTD after reading about it in the Atlantic. I have a medium sized pile of collected stuff to file, but first need to rethink and redo my existing files.

    I'm torn on DA's labeler advice. I'm a graduate student on a budget and it seems like overkill to me.

    Do you use a labeler? Why, or why not?
    What kind do you use, and what do you like and dislike about it?
    Price estimates are welcome too.

    Thanks!

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    • #3
      I go with a battery-operated Dymo Letra Tag. I've got one at home and one at work. It's cheap and I've never had any problems.

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      • #4
        Avery has a free label maker for Word which you can download from their website (www.avery.com) I've found the add in very easy to use and to make one or two labels at a time. This might be a good stop gap until you could purchase another hand held label maker.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CosmoGTD
          <snip>
          EDIT: I just checked their site, and they are offering a "free" download for a version of a label printer for Outlook. Looks like it could just print envelopes as well.
          <snip>
          I went thru their demos online and this software looks great. Especially where you can select multiple templates to print for each contact. Their example, to ship something to a client, you could print the outside address label, one inside label with the sales contract on it, and one label for your files or invoicing.

          I doubt I'd need anything in the "pay" version, so I may try the "free" one. - However...

          While I like their labels and templates, I have never EVER gotten an Avery software product to work correctly without crashing on any machine I've ever owned. I'm sure there are people out there who have had no problems. This is just my opinion and experience, YMMV. ( Your Mileage May Vary )

          I hope others who try this program will step up and review it or share their experiences.

          Elena

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          • #6
            I've decided the labeler issue is a red herring for me right now. I just need to get those files organized--I can always put labels over my hand-writing later.

            I'm curious though: What width labels do you use with file folders?
            i.e., 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch?

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            • #7
              2/3" x 3-7/16

              750 Labels for about $20.
              3 cents a label.

              http://www.avery.com/us/Main?action=...oductcode=5266

              http://www.avery.com/us/Main?action=...alogcode=WEB01



              Originally posted by student

              I'm curious though: What width labels do you use with file folders?
              i.e., 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch?

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              • #8
                I went to the avery web site and could not find the software for outlook. I found only the one for word, and the design pro that looks like a stand-alone.

                Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?

                Ken

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kglade
                  I went to the avery web site and could not find the software for outlook. I found only the one for word, and the design pro that looks like a stand-alone.

                  Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?

                  Ken
                  I believe it's this one:

                  http://www.avery.com/us/Main?action=...twarecode=5569

                  Elena.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Elena and Cosmo.

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