This post is brought to you by Epson. This competition is now closed.
When I was a kid my mum had one of those embossing label makers. I would have given ANYTHING to get my hands on that label maker even just for an hour! So it is safe to say that my 10-year-old self would be staring at me with eyes of adoration (and maybe a little jealousy) to know that I can now print labels that I have created on my phone while I am lying in bed at night. My 18-year-old self on the other hand would be horrified that this is what my life has come to.
Last week I was sent an Epson LabelWorks 600 to play around with, review and keep forever for years of label printing joy. This machine is quite compact and sleek looking, with battery or AC power operation. You can create labels on your computer or download the Epson iLabel app to your smart phone and then send them to the printer via bluetooth. The future is here!
Olivia started daycare last week so I was busy labelling everything. One of the tapes you can purchase for the LabelWorks 600 is ribbon. I had visions of being able to create gorgeous personalised ribbons for wrapping presents but for now I made mini sew in labels for Olivia’s clothes. I just ironed down each end and stitched them in. The ribbon is quite soft so it shouldn’t scratch Olivia’s skin. (Note: that isn’t my phone number but just a dummy I created for these labels. It’s a pretty cool phone number though!)
I also labelled her water bottle in this pretty blue tape. Just a coincidence that it matches her bottle. I’ve been impressed that it hasn’t already started to peel away at the edges as other labels I have used in the past have.
And then I got started on the pantry creating neat little labels for all my Tupperware. A little piece of advice I have on this is to make sure you don’t remove all your old labels before you stick the new ones on. Plain and self raising flour look surprisingly similar…
The iLabel app is really user friendly and has some really great features. I’m a bit of a font nerd so I loved playing around with the different fonts. My favourites are DIN Condensed, Marion, Bodoni 72 Smallcaps and Snell Roundhand. There are about 70 to choose from or you can even hand write your own label. I like quite a simple label setup with centred text. These are the settings I used for each of my labels.
I had my trusty little helper who was collecting each label as it shot out of the slot. Each one was then put into her mouth and survived so they are made of strong stuff.
There are a number of pre-made label designs you can select from as well as images to add to your labels (currency symbols, arrows, shapes, cars, people and so many more) or frames including speech bubbles. Everything is customisable and created at the press of a button.
I have now also started labelling my suspension files in my filing cabinet and it has prompted me to get my craft cupboard sorted so I can label and easily find all my craft supplies. Remember, the LW-400P and ribbons are available at Officeworks.
Thanks to Epson I have an Epson LabelWorks 600 to giveaway to one of my lucky readers so you can join me in all the labelling fun. To enter just complete the form below.
Terms and Conditions:
The name of the promotion is: Epson LabelWorks Blog Competition
The promoter is Kid Magazine in conjunction with Epson.
Only one entry per person is permitted. All form fields must be completed for a valid entry.
Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter.
The giveaway will close on Friday, 27 February 2015 at midnight AEDT. Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway.
This is a game of skill. The winner will be awarded based on the strength of their answer to the question “In 25 words or less tell us what is the first thing you would label with your Epson LabelWorks 600”
The prize will be in the form of product which will be sent to the winner once address details have been provided after the competition has closed.
The results of the giveaway will be published on this site on Monday, 2 March 2015.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable
The total prize value $160.99
The competition is open to Australian residents only.
If for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control the agreed prize is not available a product of equal or greater value will be provided.
The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner.
This competition is now closed.
Hi there gorgeous mama! Sign up to the Kid Magazine weekly newsletter to receive beauty, style, recipes and parenting tips plus special offers and more!