Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit
- 1.1 Holding Handle
- 1.2 How To Setup Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit
- 1.3 Over 100 Tape Types
- 1.4 Print from a PC or printer
- 2.1 How do I create labels with the Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit?
- 2.2 What label tape options are available?
- 2.3 How do I load the label tape into the label maker?
- 2.4 Can I use different fonts and symbols in my labels?
- 2.5 Is the label adhesive removable or permanent?
- 2.6 Is the label maker battery-powered or does it need an AC adapter?
- 2.7 What are some common applications for label makers?
- 2.8 Is there customer support available for the Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit?
The Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 label printer is ideal for job-site industrial label printing, with or without PC printing. The LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit, which includes a hard-shell carrying bag, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and more, costs $195.95. The kit easily becomes our new Editors’ Choice winner for standalone moderate- to heavy-duty industrial label printing, leaving the Brady BMP41 Label Printer Voice and Data Communications Starter Kit ($470) as our favourite extreme-duty label maker.
Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit Specs
|Model||Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit|
|Print Technology||Thermal transfer|
|Maximum Label Width||1/8″ (3.5 mm) to 1″ (24 mm)|
|Maximum Print Width||3/4″ (18 mm)|
|Maximum Print Speed||1.18 inches per second (30 mm/s)|
|Keyboard||QWERTY keyboard with LCD display|
|Label Types||Tapes, heat shrink tubes, and more|
|Tape Width Compatibility||1/8″ (3.5 mm) to 1″ (24 mm)|
|Tape Length||Up to 30 feet (9 meters)|
|Built-in Symbols||Over 400 symbols and 87 frames|
|Barcode Printing||Yes, including QR codes|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (optional)|
|Power Source||AC adapter or 6 AA batteries|
|Label Cutter||Automatic half-cut and full-cut options|
|Memory||Up to 100 custom label designs|
|Compatibility||Windows and macOS|
|Software||Epson Label Editor software included|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||5.9″ x 9.2″ x 5.6″ (149 mm x 234 mm x 142 mm)|
|Weight||3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)|
Due to its 2.75-pound weight and handle on one side, the LW-PX700 might be used as a kettlebell. Similar in design to the BMP41 and Brady BMP21-Plus ($195), its size fluctuates in every dimension depending on where you measure it. The maximum depth is 11.7 inches on a level surface with the keypad facing up. Printer width ranges from 5.4 inches at the 3.25-inch LCD screen to 3.75 inches at the narrowest handle. The top surface slopes down from 3.5 inches near the screen to 1.75 inches at the handle, making the screen easier to read when the device is on a desk or table. The keypad’s design and slope make entering text and commands easier. Though you may hold the printer in both hands for thumb typing, I found it too hefty to hold for more than a minute or two.
The printer is black except for a red battery cover on the bottom and a red backdrop that highlights the black QWERTY keypad keys. There are a few white keys for particular functionality and lime-green accents for the print key and label slot. Special functions include recording up to 100 label definitions to memory, retrieving them, and defining patch panel labels, self-laminating tapes for cables, flag labels (with a little flag poking out), and more.
How To Setup Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit
Installing a tape cartridge and the rechargeable battery (if you have the kit) or six AA batteries is a physical setup. Connect to an AC outlet to charge the lithium-ion battery. Epson says the battery can print five 30-foot cartridges’ worth of labels on a single charge, so it’s unlikely to run out on a job. You can buy a $79 backup, carry AA cells, or use AC power, and the 12-foot cord gives you good mobility. Note that $115.95 for the printer and $79 for a battery equals the full kit, which includes a USB cable for connecting to a PC, the hard carrying case ($59.95 separately), and two industrial magnets ($21) that screw into the printer’s underside to let you stick it to any metal surface. Unless you’re sure you’ll never need the battery and other supplies, the kit is the best option at these costs.
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Over 100 Tape Types
Epson provides 118 LW-PX700 tape cartridges. About half are 30-foot-long, conventional plastic (polyester) tapes in 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, and 24mm widths with different print and background colours. Cartridges cost $20.85 for 12mm and smaller widths and $24.85 for the two largest. All are continuous rolls; therefore, label costs vary by size. Silver matte, strong-adhesive, vinyl, magnetic, heat-shrink tube, fluorescent, reflective, and self-laminating overwrap tapes for cables with a transparent, unprintable region to overlap the printed text are further options.
Category-specific specialty tapes vary in length, price, and selection. Others are shorter and cost more than regular tapes at 30-foot length and per-width.
Print from a PC or printer
Printing is flexible with the LW-PX700. Epson’s Label Editor 2.04 is the latest Windows programme for laptops and desktops. I’ve said in prior Epson label printer reviews that the software is straightforward to use and one of the most capable labelling programmes. Both files include a standard driver for printing labels from almost any Windows programme, and users of Epson’s Label Editor Professional 1.03 for Windows can download it instead. MacOS doesn’t support printing.
Starting the LW-PX700 as a solo printer was harder. However, it didn’t take much time to figure out how to store and retrieve label definitions or use built-in features like bar codes and QR codes, vertical or horizontal printing, and defining up to 50 labels with different text and lengths to print with a single button press. Mirror labels and 859 industrial and professional symbols from 27 menu categories are available. Epson provides a guide sheet with symbols in each category to help you find the one you wish to print.
How do I create labels with the Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit?
To create labels with this label maker, you typically need to connect it to a compatible device (computer or smartphone) and use the accompanying software. You can design your label, choose fonts, symbols, and print the label onto the label tape.
What label tape options are available?
Label makers often offer a variety of label tape options in terms of size, color, and material. Check the product specifications or user manual for details on the label tape that is compatible with your specific model.
How do I load the label tape into the label maker?
Each label maker may have a slightly different method for loading label tape. Refer to the user manual for step-by-step instructions on how to load the tape properly.
Can I use different fonts and symbols in my labels?
Most label makers offer a range of fonts, symbols, and text styles to choose from. Refer to the user manual for instructions on how to access and use these features.
Is the label adhesive removable or permanent?
The type of adhesive on the label tape can vary. Some label tapes have removable adhesive, making it easy to reposition or remove labels without leaving residue, while others have permanent adhesive for more durable labels.
Is the label maker battery-powered or does it need an AC adapter?
Label makers can be battery-powered, AC adapter-powered, or both. Check the product specifications for information on the power source and battery life.
What are some common applications for label makers?
Label makers are used for a wide range of applications, including organizing files, labeling containers, marking cables and wires, creating barcodes, making name tags, and more.
Is there customer support available for the Epson LabelWorks LW-PX700 Deluxe Kit?
You may want to check the manufacturer’s website or contact their customer support for specific product-related questions, troubleshooting, or additional support.