anyone here got experience of the newer Label Makers?

pinnocchio

Well-known Member
I'm used to the old handheld semi brittle plastic roller type that had a limited selection of characters (usually A-Z and 0-9) and the only other option was what colour roll you mounted in your machine.

With Bluetooth now endemic and the opportunity to include all kinds of funky things including QR codes on the labels directly and using Apps to produce the labels exactly to your own requirements....

Does anyone have experience of which of the current plethora of machines out there is the latest and greatest (within a budget of say £150 absolute maximum but would prefer under £100).

I'm buying it as my household policy, which I'm just about to renew, wants me to label all my items in the property and have a way of tracking the item if it ever gets nicked, in effect it's asset management for the house, to get a fairly chunky discount on my policy.

Any and all experiences or advice appreciated.
 
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Deleted member 27989

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I’d argue that if you need to asset tag items, you’d need specialist labels as otherwise you can simply rip them off. And if you require specialist labels then you won’t be able to print them on consumer levels devices.

I’d be surprised, but happy to be proven wrong, if any insurer provided material discounts for just applying any old sticker to something. Also if you do have it tagged with a proper asset tag it is extremely hard to remove, and this it will make the item ugly, and hard to sell on.

Personally I’d shop around before altering my possessions to satisfy a discount from an insurer.
 

Tempest

Distinguished Member
I bought a Brother Thermal Label Printer for work a couple of years ago and it's amazing!
I think it's this one:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brother-QL-570-printer-QL570ZU1-x/dp/B001FQL2HI

But there are newer models now.
The free software is really good and it prints out great looking labels silly fast.

If/When I leave work one day I'll buy one of these for home :)

Not the exact model, but very similar.
Amazing machines

 

Robbowal

Distinguished Member
UV marker pen with postcode and house number as recommended by the police.
mark everything and then photograph each item and email the pictures to yourself as a backup

That way you have a visual record of the item and its security marking which the insurance company would want in the event of a claim. you could even go as far as scanning all your high value item receipts if you have then and emailing then to yourself as well
 
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Just as a general note - I do not think it is wise to recommend alternatives unless anyone knows what the policy of the OP actually states. It really isn't good advice, despite the good intention and from a security perspective potentially and agreeable better solution. In insurance it is not about logic, it is about what the policy states.
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
I'm buying it as my household policy, which I'm just about to renew, wants me to label all my items in the property and have a way of tracking the item if it ever gets nicked, in effect it's asset management for the house, to get a fairly chunky discount on my policy.

Any and all experiences or advice appreciated.
How do you track a label?

As @Bl4ckGryph0n has alluded to, you need to go back to the insurance company & obtain full details of what they require, preferably with brands, labelling convention & application details.
 
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