(Also, put a piece of opaque tape over the toner cartridge tray's sensor
hole to get about 2x the capacity out of the toner cartridge.)
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:27 AM, Andreas Orphanides <[log in to unmask]>
> The Brother desktop laser printers are amazing workhorses. Also, no DRM!
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:24 AM, Sylvia, Margaret <[log in to unmask]>
>> I can recommend a very inexpensive laser printer that I use at home for
>> all my printing, including label-printing, the Brother HL-L2340DW.
>> I bought it on a review from Wirecutter: http://thewirecutter.com/revie
>> ws/best-laser-printer and it really does a fine job. We have in our
>> library office a higher-capacity Brother printer that is also a real
>> workhorse, but probably overkill for a single-user desktop.
>> The HL-L2340DW is $80 today at Amazon and it comes with a starter toner
>> cartridge. Standard toner cartridges are $30 and high-yield cartridges are
>> $45, pretty good as toner costs go.
>> When I print labels with it, I manually feed the sheets. I'm not sure
>> you have to do that, but I don't print a lot of labels at home.
>> Anyway, my experience with the Brother brand has been entirely positive
>> and I can recommend the HL-L2340DW for your situation, particularly if you
>> are looking for something economical and sturdy.
>> Margaret Sylvia
>> Professor and Assistant Director
>> St. Mary’s University Blume Library
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>> 210-431-2299 ext. 1320
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> Julie Swierczek
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:35 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] desktop printer for label sheets
>> Oh Collective Wisdom!
>> We use sheets of archival labels to label our document boxes in the
>> archives. I think we buy them from one of the major library suppliers
>> (Gaylord, etc.) although I can't say which for certain.
>> The person who prints the most labels uses a desktop printer for this
>> purpose. After three years of printing mostly labels, the printer will not
>> feed the sheets into the printer any longer. I believe they tried
>> replacing a roller or some such part - I know, I'm being real sketchy on
>> details here, sorry - and it did not improve. You can't even get it to
>> work if you manually feed the label sheet into the printer to help it get
>> So, if you were going to buy a relatively-inexpensive - say under $300 -
>> printer for this purpose, knowing you were going to be feeding labels into
>> it all the time, what would you recommend?
>> And, if you think it is ridiculous to expect a desktop printer to handle
>> labels for years at that price, go ahead and say so and recommend whatever
>> more expensive product you think is a good idea. We might just have
>> unrealistic expectations for a desktop printer in that price range.
>> Thanks much.
>> Julie C. Swierczek
>> Librarian for Primary Resources and Metadata Services Swarthmore College
>> Peace Collection and Friends Historical Library [log in to unmask]