Office essentials: Dymo Touch Screen LabelManager 500TS

Whether you work in a busy office or have a booming eBay business at home, the Dymo touch screen label maker, otherwise known as the LabelManager 500TS, is sure to make your life easier. The time it will save you in editing, printing and cutting labels is worth its weight in gold, or at the very least save you from tearing your hair out whilst you try to print off multiple labels at once.

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The touch screen interface is easy to use and means you can quickly edit your label before it is printed. There is also the option to add special fonts and clip art. The 300dpi resolution will clearly show any graphics and fonts in crystal clear clarity. There are also a range of built-in symbols to choose between to further personalise your work.

The automatic label cutter is a real boon, and will not only save you time, but it will also eliminate any costly mistakes that may be made when manually cutting and sizing your labels.

Compatible with either a PC or Mac, you can also use the label printer without connecting it to a computer thanks to its rechargeable battery pack. The clever device is capable of printing a wide variety of DYMO D1 labels in 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 19mm and 24mm widths.

The Dymo LabelManager 500TS – which prints twice as fast as any other previous Dymo label maker – is available from most stationary shops or online at the company’s website. The recommended retail price for the LabelManager is £197.99.

For more information on how your label-printing life could be made easier, visit www.dymo.com.

DYMO LabelManager PnP label printer review

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If, like most people of my generation, you use the first ten seasons of the Simpsons as a reference guide for life, you will hear the phrase “label maker” and instantly think of the Radio Bart episode in season three, where Bart is given a label maker as an awful gift and, in a fit of boredom ends up pretending to trapped down a well.

Would Bart have been as bored had he received a DYMO LabelManager PNP? Yes. Of course. He’s an 8 year old boy and label makers are not suitable toys for children. But as a 28 year old boy (plus one) working in an office environment, there is a sense of enjoyment to be have from playing the DYMO PNP – especially if you conflate “easy to use” with “fun”.

The DYMO pnp is probably one of the easiest to use label makers I’ve seen – and I’ve seen a lot of label makers (editing gadget websites is a never-ending world of fun and stationary).

The unit is small and well-built, with an integrated stand so it doesn’t take up too much space on your desk. There is a lovely big power button on the top and an equally lovely cut button that lets you chop off your new labels with a very satisfying click. The DYMO pnp packs a lithium ion battery, which you charge via you computer’s powered USB port.

Software is very cleverly installed onboard – although you can download a more complicated label software package from the basic software on the unit (nb the link from the inbuilt software doesn’t appear to work so you might have to search around the DYMO website to find the correct download link).

As you’d expect from the name, label printing is plug and play – it automagically “just works”, which is the whole point of all productivity devices. The little adhesive labels are ideal of labelling hard drives, plugs, cables and folders – but there are plenty of uses if you are in the habit of keeping things neat and tidy.

The DYMO LabelManager PnP is available to buy online at www.dymo.co.uk or from your stationery supplier with an RRP of £49.99