Epson LW-300 Label Printer
We couldn't imagine a label printer easier to use than Epson's LW-300 Label Printer, a stand-alone labeler akin to the popular Brother P-Touch. A label maker should be on the must-have list for any department manager or small business that wants to stay well organized or keep drawers and cabinets marked for efficiency. And, Epson offers two: the $39 LW-300 model with one-line LCD (reviewed here), and the $49 Epson LW-400, which adds barcode printing, a two-line backlit LCD and more options for label types and colors.
Overall, we found the $39 Epson LW-300 a good value; it's a capable label printer that's easy to use, comes with a protective carrying case and is flexible enough for most situations. An AC power adapter is a $25 option.
Be sure to check out all of CRN's Printer Week 2013 coverage as we look at small-office printing solutions all this week.