Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Label Printer Reviewed

8.7

Quality

10.0/10

Performance

8.5/10

Features

7.5/10

Pros

  • Support for iOS and Android
  • Compact & portable

Cons

  • Not the cheapest in its class
Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Label Printer

Most people think Brother P-Touch when you talk about label makers but did you know that Epson also play in this space? The Epson LabelWorks LW-600P label maker is a Bluetooth connected printer that can be used with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS.

With the start of the school term, what better time to take one for a test drive.

Design

Measuring only 54mm wide and 146mm high, the Epson LW-600P is a fairly compact and portable label printing solution. The enclosure is made of plastic but still feels fairly solid and robust.

On the front of the LW-600P you will find the power button, Bluetooth LED and tape dispenser:

Front of the Epson LabelWorks LW-600P

The side of the unit is where the label cartridge is installed and removed:

Tape installation in the Epson LabelWorks LW-600P

At the back, the USB port and power socket can be found:

Rear of the Epson LabelWorks LW-600P

Features of the Epson LW-600P

Some of the key features of the LW-600P:

  • Print from iOS or Android via Bluetooth connectivity
  • AA battery or AC powered for maximum portability
  • Auto cutter and simple to use
  • Label widths range from 6mm to 24mm
  • Desktop apps available for Windows and Mac OS
  • A wide range of tapes available for different applications (cable ties, fabric labels, etc…)
  • Customisable – simple to add handwriting or custom graphics
  • Mobile application supports voice recognition
Additional features of the Epson LabelWorks LW-600P:
HARDWARE FEATURES
Printing TechnologyThermal transfer
Tape width6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm, 24 mm
Printing resolution180dpi
Printable Dot Numbers128 dot numbers
Print height18 mm
Print speed15 mm/sec
PRINT SETTINGS
Auto incrementYes, 0-9, a-z, A-Z, Alphabetic, Numerical, Date, Time
Enlargement printingNo
Mirror printingYes
Vertical printingYes
BarcodesCode 128, Code 39, Data Matrix, EAN-128, EAN-13, EAN-8, GS1-128, GS1-DataBar, ITF, MaxiCode, PDF417, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
Wire wrapYes
FlagYes
Margin setting - Label Editor1mm, Manual
Fixed LengthYes
Setting AreaCustom
FONTS & STYLES
FontsDepending on user's PC
Font SizeOptional
Frames86 Frames
Tables8 Tables
StyleBold, Bold & Italic, Bold & Italic & Outline, Bold & Italic & Shadow, Bold & Outline, Bold & Shadow, Double line strikethrough, Italic, Italic & Outline, Italic & Shadow, Normal, Outline, Reverse video, Shadow, Shadow & Outline, Shadow & Outline & Italic, Strikethrough, Underline
Layout AlignmentLeft, Right, Centre, Manual, Justified
HARDWARE
CutterAuto
DetectionCover open, Tape width
Strap holeYes
Power lampYes
Feed buttonYes
GENERAL
Energy Use12 W (printing), 0.8 W (Ready), 0.21 (Power off)
AC-AdapterYes (Available at epson.com.au)
Batteries6 x AA (Not included)
Low battery indicatorYes
Product dimensions54mm (W) x 132mm (D) x 146 mm (H)
Product weight440g
CONNECTIVITY
InterfacesBluetooth (iOS and Android only)
USB (Mac and Windows PC only)
Compatibile Operating SystemsAndroid 2.3+, Mac OS 10.6+, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, iOS 5.0+, iOS 6.0+
System requirementsApprox. 100 MB HDD space
Built-in memoryYes, up to 50 labels
KeyboardQWERTY
Maximum resolution180dpi
Maximum print width~3/8" (9.0 mm)
Maximum print speed6mm/sec
Maximum number of printed lines4
TAPE INFORMATION
Tape compatibilityLC
Tape width18 mm
Tape lengthup to 9m
Tape varietesStandard, Iron-on, Metallic, Strong Adhesive, Glow-in-the-Dark and Clear

Using the Epson LW-600P

You can use the Epson LW-600P with Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS devices. For the purpose of this review, we have used an Apple iPhone. For iOS and Android, Epson have provided the Epson iLabel application in the application store. To get started, all you need to do is pair the LW-600P to your phone via Bluetooth. Load the app and experience a straightforward and trouble-free method of printing labels.

 

A short video of the printing process:

One of the great features of the iLabel application was the integrated store allowing for the purchase of additional cartridges from within the app:

Online ordering

Final Thoughts

I only used the LW-600P for a short period of time but it was easy to see how it could be suited to a wide range of applications. From the labeling fanatic to a professional cable installer, the Epson LW-600P makes short work of any labeling needs. Support for voice on mobile devices was just the cherry on top.

Not only was the printer easy to setup and use, the quality of the output was fantastic as well. If you are stuck for gift ideas for that special labeling somebody in your life, the Epson LabelWorks LW-600P label printer is one that is worthy of your consideration.

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