12/07/2021 at 12:46 pm #94166
$280 Price tag- OUCH.
I did buckle down and order one last night, the building is up and running and we have an OFFNOVA that is supposedly bluetooth enabled, but it doesn’t work with my laptop. I was also wanting a second label maker to use in the house, and for my sticker making side hustle. Here’s the features it includes from the website:
- AirPrint® Enabled – Print Wirelessly via your Wi-Fi from iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows, Chromebook and Linux!
- Complimentary Rollo Ship Manager App to process all your shipping directly from your phone or tablet.
- Works with any Direct Thermal Label
- High Speed Printing at 150mm/s. Advanced Thermal Direct technology prints without requiring toner or ink.
- Compatible with all major shipping platforms including Fedex, UPS, USPS, Rollo Ship Manager, ShipStation, ShippingEasy, Shippo, ShipWorks, and market places including Shopify, Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and others.
- Rollo offers 5-star U.S. based customer service via Phone, Email, and Remote-Desktop.
- Easy to setup with short how-to videos.
- High-speed label maker prints labels from 1.57″ to 4.1″ wide with no restriction on the height of the label, ideal for 4″ x 6″ shipping labels, warehouse labels, barcode and ID labels, bulk mailing labels and more
- 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty.
12/07/2021 at 2:46 pm #94168Mark SParticipant
I don’t know if that printer is good or not.
Here is a top 10 list of portable printers.
12/08/2021 at 6:57 pm #94173
Thanks for the list Mark!
I was specifically looking for a wifi enabled thermal label printer, which seems to be hard to come by. We’ll see how the rollo does. I know people who swear by their wired rollo’s.
12/09/2021 at 7:16 am #94174Retro Treasures WVParticipant
I’m not sure of your setup as to why you need a wireless thermal printer, but you might consider using it as a network printer if you can locate it near your router or if you can run ethernet cable to a router or to a network booster.
12/22/2021 at 3:06 pm #94371
Thanks @Retro-treasures-wv , unfortunately I cant because the router is in the house and the packing stuff is in a outbuilding. There is mesh in there, but it’s in the window for better service, so it wouldn’t really work. The main push for the wireless is so that I can navigate it with my cellphone and be able to print all marketplace labels for me (Ebay, Facebook, Mercari, Etsy) and not have to be strapped down to the computer. My packing area and my office desk are about 10 feet away from each other, so its a bit of a convenience too.
So the ROLLO arrived. Here’s the good and the bad
The good: It is incredibly easy to set up. Takes like 2 minutes, connects via WIFI, so no bluetooth other than the initial setup for like 2 seconds, and works immediately with any device without any printer drivers. 4×6’s work great, and you can print photos, so if youre on a marketplace like Mercari that doesnt offer printing on a label, you can screenshot your label on your phone and print it out. I just started selling on Mercari in October and have made like 50 sales, and its been super annoying to have all my labels at stickers, then having to take sheets for mercari.
The Bad: I can’t immediately figure out how to change my print page from 4×6 to a 2.25×1.25, which are my inventory sticker tags. It looks like rollo supports printing from a speadsheet, so I can type out inventory numbers and use those instead of hand writing them for baggies of jewelry and pins and other small stuff. I am 99.9% sure this is user error, but I’ve been working on it for like an hour and can’t quite get it. It does read smaller labels on the printer itself, I just can’t print on them right now.
Also bad, Shipping was awful. Rollo said they would guarantee ship in a week, but I ordered mine when this post was made on the 7th and just got it today. Fedex 2 day delivery
Overall, here’s my thoughts: I would have been way more comfortable with this being a $200 printer instead of a $300 printer. I think personally it works well because of my weird layout and the mercari labels, however, I picked up a phememo at a bin store for $7 the week after I ordered the rollo, and it does all of the printing on different labels easily and comes with editor software, so what the rollo lacks, the phememo delivers. I thought about flipping it, but it seems like with the delay in shipment, that time has passed.
12/22/2021 at 7:45 pm #94373
Update: Mercari is actually even easier. You just have to rotate the 8.5×11 page to landscape and it’ll print a 4×6, so no photos required.
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