Go Gadget! Check out the Epson Labelworks Printer that makes labels from your phone!

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6Feb

epson labelworks printer overview

 

Today, Ned said to me, “Mum. You have the coolest things.”   (This is about the nicest thing he has said of late. Usually, the 6 year old thinks I’m super UNcool.)

He was talking about this new Epson LabelWorks Printer 600 Label Maker I’ve been playing with for the past few days.  Have you seen these?  OMG.  With this one, you can make labels RIGHT FROM YOUR PHONE!

I can’t help thinking that other early childhood educators like me might think this is pretty cool too!

I’m a bit of a social media geek and love nothing more than playing…I mean, working…. on my phone and I’m absolutely in love with the times we live in now.

All this creative endeavour, and entrepreneurship, and funky new gadgets makes my head spin, but I can’t get enough.

 epson labelworks printer set up

This ‘gadget’, is the best thing I’ve seen in ages, and just in time for the new school year.  Doesn’t matter that school went back a week ago… around these parts, time has been tight and so we are still labelling, sorting, organising. And if you are anything like me, organising and reorganising never ever stops, and neither does my need to somehow stay on top of this reorganisation with a helpful clue or hint label or two.

 epson labelworks printer crafting boxes

The thing with this machine is that once you start, you can’t stop!

I’ve been labelling my crafty containers and the more I do, the more I’m inspired to come up with cute and quirky definitions rather than the old boring ‘cotton threads’ seen here. (I’m so glad to finally have a tool that works to do this job. My old-school retro-style label maker thing I bought new was a big dud, even if it did look mighty pretty.)   In my sleep deprived state following a week of dreary policy-writing, and with a mush brain tonight,  ‘Thread Bed’ , “Chock-full of Wool”, “A fountain of ribbon”  and ‘It’s a Glue Zoo” is about as creative as I get.  Help please!

epson labelworks printer ilabel app

With this Epson Labelworks 600, you just download the free app Epson ilabel to your phone, and plug in the actual label maker with the cord from the box (or use 6 batteries for on-the-go labelling), connect blue tooth, and away you go.  There’s little waste (except for the few label where the printing stopped mid-sentence and cut off. Strange.) and it has an inbuilt cutter.  YOU CAN EVEN TALK TO IT, AND IT WILL PRINT.  Stop it!   Too fabulous for words.

With the app to design labels, you can:

  • change fonts (there’s a bunch of regulars and a few newbies too.)
  • choose the length of your piece (make the tape longer than your phrase for instance)

Flip the screen to the right and there’s a whole bunch of other fun stuff to play with!

  • write your label in your own handwriting!  (I’d be thinking a stylus pen might be the go for this one. Clunky fingers make for dodgy pens.)
  • add fancy frames- there’s arrows, and flags, speech bubbles, quotations, cloudy shapes, fancy edging, swirly whirlys, ‘hammer and nail’ style, and my fave, a shooting star like the one above!
  • add signs.  Be sure to click on ‘categories’ at the bottom of the page as there are hundreds of symbols to use- work ones, and life ones, things that you might see in the real world like light switch guides, recycle symbols, and ‘fish live here’ icons. There’s vehicle ones (super cute planes, trucks, cars, buses, helicopters, bicycles, motorbikes, boats, ships, and even a people mover heading up an incline- perfect for all your travel labelling needs like toiletry bags, headphones, luggage, camera straps, and on hard drives in case of loss. AND there’s a bunch of ‘NO ….” signs too- no drinking, no junk food, no prams, no pets, no fires, no swimming… a challenge for creative use no doubt!

epson labelworks printer collage 4

The label tape comes in all different sizes and shapes. I’ve been playing with a black on yellow reflector tape (for night-time treasure hunts?  Oh, I just might!), and shimmery pale blue with black writing, or black on white…

 

epson labelworks printer ribbon

….you can even make a label on fancy ribbon for special one-of-a-kind gift wrapping.  It writes on ribbon??? YES!

epson labelworks printer possibilities

There’s a whole bunch of ready-made icons for this too.  Seasonal ones for Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, and every kind of greeting message you could imagine. The possibilities!

epson labelworks printer collage 6

We’ve made labels for my fridge baskets (fabulous fresh fruit in a basket names ‘fruit bowl yumminess’ and ‘healthy snacks’. I couldnt find a picture of bananas or fruit, so I used the symbol for NO JUNK FOOD. Think they might get the message!  You can even make date labels for food items, especially things you’ll put in the freezer (I’m forever throwing away things that I have NO idea what they are!)  I’ve also finally labelled the two cables at the back  of my computer- printer, and external harddrive, by printing out a long label and folding it in half on itself around the label to make a cord tag.

It’s such FUN!  I’m looking about the place to see what else I can label.  (Clothes drawers in the boys room…. now let me see how I might tackle that ever-growing pile of unruliness.)

 

Giveaway! 

 

Best thing today? I have one Epson Labelworks 600 label maker (RRP: $129.00) plus one tape to give away to one of my HCF tribe. The entire bundle (LW-600 plus one tape) is worth $160.00

Woo hoo! One of you can become a Labelling Queen too.  Join in the fun. ( Remember, the LW-600P is also available at Officeworks. )

 

To enter, you need to think of the strangest thing you could label…..  (now, there’s a challenge!)

 

ENTER NOW. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

 

Terms and Conditions:

The name of the promotion is: Epson LabelWorks Blog Competition

The promoter is Happy Crafty Family  in conjunction with the Epson

The conditions are one entry per person. Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter.

The giveaway will close on Monday 9th February at 5pm EDST. Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway.

This is a game of skill. The winner will be awarded based on the strength of their answer to the question above.

The prize will be in the form of product (one Epson Labelworks labelmaker 600, plus one tape) which will be sent to the winner once address details have been provided after the competition has closed.

The results of the giveaway will be published on this site on 10th February 2015  and on my facebook page

Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferableThe total prize value $160.99 The competition is open to Australian residents only.

If for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control the agreed prize is not available a product of equal or greater value will be provided.

The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner.

 

 

Disclosure: I received this Epson label maker for review purposes and I’m so happy I can share one with one of you too!  Thanks Epson! 

 

 

 

35 Responses to “Go Gadget! Check out the Epson Labelworks Printer that makes labels from your phone!”

  1. Tammy Rose-Townsend

    I think the strangest thing I could label is my husbands box with all our kids baby teeth in it. “BABY TEETH” I think it would look nice printed on ribbon lol

  2. sara edgley

    Strangely I’d label my son, he’s always trying to get lost ;)

  3. Pen

    I would label my scissors – paper, fabric, felt, thread – so I always reached for the correct ones! gosh I would so love to win this label maker – printing on ribbon!!!! no way!

  4. Victoria

    I have soooo many light switches at home, and despite living here for over a year, I can NEVER remember which one turns on which light! It must look like a disco going on in my house sometimes!! Lol, So I would lable my light switches!

  5. Marijke

    “the odd sock” – this super machine will surely solve this life long problem

  6. Katrece Quigley

    I would label my grandchildren because I’m always calling them by the wrong name!!

  7. Karla Oleinikoff

    The toilet paper, with instructions saying “here it is” and “you place it on the holder when the old ones run out”. Then other people in this house might change it too!

  8. trixi

    I’d label the toothbrushes! Some people in this family always seem to forget which toothbrush is theirs even though every one has a different colour. Great Prize :)

  9. Philippa

    I think my kids would label each other lol!!! What’s better than a sticker? Personalised ones haha!!!

  10. Trish

    The toilet roll holder …Changing the toilet roll will not cause brain damage.
    PLUS – Right way (over)

  11. Bek

    I labelled the kids drawers and shelves to help th find/sort things easily. Hubby decided to do his own drawers and shelves too! This would make it muh neater in an adult wardrobe!! ;) cool toy!!

  12. Elizabeth D. Wright

    The strangest thing I would label is to label ALL of my craft supplies. I do not necessarily think that labeling craft supplies is strange at all but the enormous amount of time, energy and organization to label my craft supplies would borderline on strange because of the OCDness of it all.

  13. Racheal M

    I would label my food! There seems to be nothing sacred in my house when it comes to treats and I often miss out even when I buy for myself. With the Epson Labelworks Printer I would have it covered! No more ‘but I didn’t know it was yours’ excuses.

  14. Renee

    The strangest thing that would get labeled in our house is by my son who builds Lego boats and planes and wants to label them, ie ‘MV Solander’ or ‘F18′ :-)

  15. Julia leimanis

    I would label my dog and cats collar, cause they keep losing their expensive engraved ones. Plus all my craft boxes of course.

  16. Hannah

    I would label all my scraps…I make cards & wrapping paper out of recycled scraps of old cards, old cardboard food packets, ribbons, materials etc…it’s all just thrown together in a bag which makes it rather messy.

  17. Caro Webster

    I would label myself. Labels on my hand would replace reminder notes. Labels on my forehead (and kids) for a quick game of celebrity head. I’d label my chest with a positive thought of the day. I’d also label my friend’s twins as even though they’re 13, I still can’t tell them apart! I’d love to win this. xx

  18. Ness

    What an awesome looking label maker. I think the strangest thing I’d label would be our fruit! Yep. Well ok, I’d label a bowl for each person in the family because everyone’s really fussy about how ripe they like this or that. Then I could organise it all into their own fruit bowl and no more arguments over who gets what.

  19. Heather

    I could label my identical twins so I could tell them apart from the back! Not with the ribbon, though, just to be clear – would save that for some birthday gift wrapping ;)

  20. hamir

    I would be super happy to label the body washes & toothpastes in the bathroom. Me and my wife uses the same brand of body wash & ltoothpaste but we have our own bottles because she does not like the way I put the bottles back or the way I use them. It would be great for me to label the bottles with my & her name & use mine the way I want without annoying anyone else :)

  21. Jo Sims

    I would label my light switches for my husband, we have lived here for nearly 20 years and he still can’t find the right switch!

  22. Penny

    The strangest thing I’d label is my children. Yep, right on the forehead! This is Emilia and this is Jessica. I have twins!

  23. Kate

    I would definitely label everyone’s places at the dinner table. Some nights it’s like musical chairs at our house as the children try to sort out who is sitting where!

  24. Kate

    Maybe my cat… He is a Houdini when it comes to collars lol

  25. sandi

    Ohhhh…. this looks like endless fun! What to label? EVERYTHING! My chocolate stash “DO NOT TOUCH MUMMY’S CHOCOLATE”

  26. Juliet

    Apart from my daughter’s moods, I would have to say feather’s of many colors and sizes and a nature collection by an enthusiastic 6 year old.

  27. Jess Foley

    I would label “dog fur”…. Yes, really. We foster rescue dogs, and my children’s method of coping with letting them go is to collect some of the fur they have shed. I’m forever thinking I have my ribbon box, only to be thoroughly disgusted.

  28. Penney

    two of our dogs ashes are in boxes that don’t have a name plate so I would love to create labels for them :)

  29. juliet

    My daughter’s moods! Otherwise our gatherings of feathers, sticks and other random nature crafts.

  30. Jenny L

    I would be labelling all the shelves in the linen cupboard and the food pantry as my kids never put things back on the shelves, making it really hard to find what I’m looking for!

  31. Barbara Fehmel

    The strangest thing I could label would be my husbands bald head, when he has been out drinking people could send him home in a taxi.

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