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DYMO LabelManager 260P



DYMO LabelManger 260P

Review of the DYMO handheld LabelManager 260P

Label makers can make life easier for neat-freaks and messy people alike. There's a certain thrill to being able to slap your own custom-made labels on your stuff. The DYMO Handheld LabelManager 260P lets you do just that.

How Does it Look?

The DYMO Handheld LabelManager 260P unit comes with a charging cord, a starter label cassette and a manual. It does not have a charging adapter, which makes it more portable.

When I first held it, I found the LabelManager 260P a bit bulky. The second thing I noticed was the big LCD display. It is capable of displaying two lines of text with thirteen characters on each line. I thought the big LCD would be helpful - and that it was. The third thing I noticed was that it has an ABC, or alphabetic, keypad. I prefer a QWERTY keypad, but an ABC keypad is easy enough to get used to using. I was looking for the label output slot and found the tiny opening on the top of the label maker. I wish they had provided some sort of flap or covering over it to protect it from dust, water and other potentially damaging debris. To the right of the output slot is the integrated cutter button. I thought that this button was a lot bigger than necessary. It could have been the size of the On/Off button. Aside from these few nitpicks, the LabelManager 260P looked nice and seemed well-designed.

Let's Make Some Labels

I put the device on charge. Yes, this device operates on a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, which is convenient. After I charged it up, I pressed the On button. I typed in "This is a Test" and pressed the Print button to have the first test print without any customization. It only took about three seconds to spit out the printed label. That was quick. I pressed the Cut button and had a neatly printed label in my hand. I could see that the white space around the printed out text was minimal, which saves valuable label space. Considering the price of a label cassette, I would say this is the best feature of the tiny LabelManager 260P.

For the next printing and UI usability test, I tried to print a label with some customization. I customized font, size, font direction, font face. Did not like the way it looked on the screen, so I cleared the formatting. I tried it with a different font and made it bold. I even inserted some clip art. You can use dollar signs and other symbols, as well as symbols from different languages. of this was I appreciated that this was all so easy to do. The large LCD display screen lets you preview your label before printing. You can print up to 10 of the same labels at a time, which saves you from pressing the Print button every single time you want to print another copy of the same label.






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