{Product Review} Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Printer

Great Alternative to Brother Label Printers

I had always thought of Epson as a printer company.  As in you bought their printers for computer to print documents or photos…things like that.  I suppose it only makes since that they got into the label printing market too.

I had always used Brother brand label printers at work and I had been relatively happy with them, they printed labels for things that I needed to have labeled.  Well I have to say Epson has upped the ante.

First the printer is handheld, not too heavy, but not so light that it feels cheap and crappy.  I just use the batteries and I haven’t had to change them in the several months I have used the product.  You can use an AC adapter, but I have not had too.

When cutting the labels you do have to do it manually, no automatic cutter.  Probably a good thing as it saves on battery life and it is as simple as pressing down on a tab/button.

Epson is well known for have a dearth of features for their products and the LabelWorks LW-400 is no different.  You have 14 different fonts to choose from, almost a dozen different styles, I think just about every obscure symbol you could want is in there to use too.  The printer also prints barcodes if you are that hi-tech, although that isn’t me.

The other nice feature is that when you print labels there isn’t a lot of wasted label that doesn’t get printed on.  Like when I would use a Brother label maker, sometimes I would get an inch of blank label before the text started, much less on this product.  So you do not waste the label making material.  That is a very big plus in my book.

My only real beef is that the labels feel a little thin and cheap.  I haven’t had any problems with them quality wise, none have peeled off or failed for me yet, but they are significantly thinner than other brands.  I just think that is worth noting.

Finally the labels are affordable.  Thanks goodness you can find just about any style of label you need for under $20 on Amazon.  This is great as I know the brother brand labels especially the genuine ones get real expensive, most of the time on Amazon you can find the genuine Epson labels for $17.50.

So overall I am very pleased with the product.  If does what is claims to do and it does it quite well, and I highly recommend it.  If you have a question feel free to leave a comment and I will be happy to try to respond and answer.

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