I have wanted a label maker for some time. I had been looking at a number of traditional labellers from Dymo, Epson and Casio. I didn’t want anything too big as I wouldn’t use it often and the cost of some of these label makers really put me off buying one.
Then I fount the Penco Label Maker on The Stationers website and I immediately snapped one up. This label maker was everything I wanted. It was small, at the right sort of price point and came with black tape. Perfect.
Penco is a brand I am growing to love. They have simple great stationery and their label maker is no different. The design of the label maker is very simple, there are no unnecessary parts. The yellow handle is really striking and I love the simple way the tape is attached on the side. You just get to see how this label maker works. It satisfies all my geeky desires.
You get two font wheels with the label maker, one uppercase and one lowercase. I have mainly used the lowercase dial as I really like the old type that it uses. To use and print on the tape you simply twist the wheel to the letter you need, push down on the lever and this prints the letter on the tape. There is a build in scissor tool to cut the tape when you’re done. This process is so simple and a lot more satisfying than a digital version.
I haven’t really labelled too much, mostly my notebooks. However I did use this at Christmas to make gingerbread cookies that I packaged and added their names with this label maker. I have also organised a few boxes and labelled those.