I LOVE labeling! About 17 years ago, I bought a DYMO LetraTag label maker. I’ve used it like a mad woman; labeling jars, drawers, cupboards, at churches, in kitchens, when professionally organizing…I’ve used it ALOT! I still have it and have always loved it.
This new version from DYMO, the 160 Hand-Held is amazing as well! It is fast and easy and a fantastic tool to stay agile and organized. It is my favorite pick for the home organizer. It is easy to take with you, as it’s compact and lightweight for great portability.
It has very durable, water-resistant labels that make organizing files, charts, pantry items and even garage tools a snap! It has a one-step push button for printing ease as well.
I truly love that it’s keyboard is our familiar QWERTY style. Just like my computer. Yay! It makes it so simple to enter text, edit and even customize my labels. It makes for a single-touch, fast formatting perfectly professional label, every time! It even has bold, italics, underlining, and more.
The DYMO 160 has 6 font sizes, which adjust with one button to 8 point, 10 point, 12 point, etc. It changes to 8 text styles and adjusts to 3 different widths; 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch. It also includes over 200 symbols and clip-art. The diverse variety of D1 label text and background colors provide users with a broad palette to choose colors from for wonderful color coding and endless organizational possibilities. I love that!
It comes with a limited 1 year warranty. It takes six AAA batteries and has an auto shut off to save those batteries when not in use. There is an optional AC adapter available that is sold separately, but from all my research, this label maker does not appear to be a battery eater.
Here are my pros of the DYMO 160:
- Handheld, very portable
- Easy to use
- Great price!
- Prints beautiful, professional labels
- QWERTY keyboard
- Label backing peels off nice and easily. Splits into 2 pieces!
Here are my cons of the DYMO 160:
- AC adapter is sold separately
- The keyboard requires you to use the separate symbol menu to access ANY special symbols or characters.
I found some research and some people that actually did some testing on the waste of label per time used. It seems that especially when making small labels, DYMO has the least amount of waste per label. It seemed to tie with the competition when making larger labels. Less waste!
I highly recommend the DYMO LabelManager 160 Hand-Held Label Maker for the home organizer. It will be a great help as you start clearing clutter and finding a home for everything you need. It will make your life less stressful, as you will know where everything is and what’s inside!
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