Epson LW-PX900PCD Deluxe Kit Review
- 1.1 Pros
- 1.2 Cons
- 1.3 Label Everything: 150 Tapes to Choose
- 1.4 Print from Windows or on the Fly
- 1.5 Shortlist it
- 1.6 Easily Print with Epson Label Editor Software
- 1.7 Print from Windows or on the Fly
- 1.8 Printing Options
- 1.9 Excellent print speed and resolution
Epson Label Works LW-PX900 is an upgrade from Experts’ Pick for medium-to-heavy-duty business labeling. Up to 36 mm of tape width distinguishes the two (1.42 inches). It works with die-cut tapes, is faster, and has higher resolution.
Epson LW-PX900PCD Deluxe Kit Specification
|Color or Monochrome||Monochrome|
|Maximum Standard Paper Size||36mm (1.42 inches) width|
|Number of Ink Colors||1|
|Rated Speed at Default Settings (Mono)||35mm / 1.38 inches per second|
|Printer Input Capacity||1 cartridge roll; sizes up to 30 feet|
|LCD Preview Screen||Yes|
- Guaranteed lifetime and 4-foot drop tests accept various tag materials and sizes up to 1.42 inches broad.
- Without removing the backing, labels can be sliced into a continuous strip.
- a keyboard, storage, and labeling program for Windows PCs for solo publishing
- Too much thumb-typing comfort
- There is no Mac OS printer driver or software.
Label Everything: 150 Tapes to Choose
About 30 tape cartridges are now available in addition to the LW-PX900’s varieties and sizes. Depending on label size, 12mm to 36mm cartridges cost different amounts. Types of specialized tape vary in length, cost, and diversity.
Print from Windows or on the Fly
Windows laptop and desktop users can download and print from Epson’s Label Editor program (version 2.04), which also provides a driver to print from other Windows apps, on the LabelWorks LW-PX900. As I’ve noted in prior Epson label printer evaluations, Label Editor is capable and easy to use. MacOS lacks printing capabilities. Except for using bigger tapes and die-cut labels, printing without a PC is similar to the LW-PX700. Built-in capabilities include storing and retrieving up to 100 label definitions, printing bar codes and QR codes, printing vertically or horizontally, printing labels in mirror image, and using 859 industrial and professional symbols. Drop Stop is a lovely touch. Turn it on, and the printer stops after cutting each label to wait for you to remove it from the output slot before printing the next one. Epson reports 35mm, or 1.38 inches, per second of AC print speed. That’s more than three times faster than the Brady BMP21-Plus’s 0.4 ips and slightly faster than the LW-PX700 (1.18 ips) and Brady BMP41 (1.3 ips). Its 360 dpi resolution is double the average sharpness of this class of printer and somewhat higher than the BMP41’s 300 dpi. High resolution won’t matter for most labels, but I printed five lines of 5-point type on a tape less than half an inch wide, and it was crisp and readable.
Each label printer listed here offers plenty of content (from bar codes to symbols) and label type options for its price. A QWERTY-free ABCD keyboard is available on the Brady BMP21-Plus, which is the cheapest. The BMP41 competes directly with the LW-PX900 and comes in customized configurations for different applications, like the Voice and Data Communications Starter Kit we examined, so you may find a version that meets your demands. The LabelWorks LW-PX700 and LW-PX900 have lifetime warranties, including accidental breakage. The LW-PX900 passed the four-foot MIL-STD-810 drop test. Both Epsons feature similar Windows printing software and built-in settings; however, only the LW-PX900 supports printing to tape wider than 1 inch. The LW-PX700 is cheaper and our Editors’ Choice for anything but the heaviest load if you never need labels up to 1.42 inches wide. If you need bigger labels, the LW-PX900 is our Editors’ Choice for heavy-duty applications.
Easily Print with Epson Label Editor Software
The LabelWorks LW-PX900, like the LW-PX700, lets Windows laptop and desktop users download and print Epson Label Editor software. Version 2.04 adds a driver for printing from other Windows programs. I’ve reviewed different Epson label printers, and Label Editor is capable and easy to use. There’s no macOS printing support. If you print labels often, the LW-PX900 is a great solution for Windows users who can print from their laptops or desktops.
Print from Windows or on the Fly
It prints instantly from Windows laptops and PCs and is three times faster than the previous iteration. Built-in bar code and QR code printing and up to 100 label variants are available. Print immediately or from Windows.
Flexibility in printing is the LW-PX900’s strength. Windows users can download and print from Epson’s Label Editor, which is powerful and simple. The software contains a driver for printing from other Windows apps, making it easier. The LW-PX900’s built-in functions let you print labels without a computer. You can store and retrieve 100 label definitions, print barcodes and QR codes, print vertically or horizontally, print mirror images, and utilize any of 859 industrial and professional symbols. Drop Stop allows you to print several labels with a single command and stops after cutting each label to wait for you to remove it from the output slot before printing the next one.
Excellent print speed and resolution
The LW-PX900 prints 35mm or 1.38 inches per second (ips) on AC power, being extremely quick. This is more than three times quicker than the Brady BMP21-Plus’s 0.4 ips rating and slightly faster than the LW-PX700 (1.18 ips) and Brady BMP41 (1.3 ips). In my tests, the LW-PX900 printed four copies of a 4.6-inch label with text at 1.2 ips. Also noteworthy is the printer’s 360 dpi. It has double the sharpness of this class of printer and somewhat more than the BMP41’s 300 dpi. For most labels, high resolution is irrelevant. I printed five lines of 5-point text on a piece of tape somewhat less than half an inch wide, and it was sharp and readable. The LW-PX900’s 360 dpi resolution produces sharp text and images. This may not matter for most labels, but it can change the game for small typefaces or complicated designs. The LW-PX900 printed five lines of 5-point text on a tape less than half an inch wide with clean, readable writing.
Epson’s robust, versatile LabelWorks LW-PX900 produces plastic, vinyl, fluorescent, reflective, and cable labels up to 36mm (1.42 inches) wide for most professional labeling needs. It can print from a Windows computer.