Monday, May 4, 2009

Cost Effective Cage Card Printing

Updated Dec 2011

Mosaic Vivarium generates cage cards as PDF files which you print.  A very cost effective printing solution is to purchase a $130 DYMO thermal (black and white) label printer:

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo

You can attach this to the USB port of a laptop on a cart in your facility and print labels one-by-one as needed with no waste of label stock.

The majority of Mosaic Vivarium cage card templates are sized for part number 30256 labels.  These are 2-5/16" x 4" (300 labels/roll) and will adhere to a 3x5" index card leaving a border. By using colored index card stock, you can color cue your cage cards by type.

Direct from DYMO is a little expensive ($22 / roll as of Dec 2011, 7.3 cents / label):

http://sites.dymo.com/solutions/pages/Labels.aspx?cid=1043(DYMO)&SegId=Office(DYMO_US1)&gid=1003(DYMO)&Stype=solution

Here are a couple of sources for lower prices on DYMO 30256 labels.  We recommend trying a roll to make sure you are getting the print quality you expect.  We have tested from this source ($2.59 / roll as of Dec 2011, 0.86 cents / label):

http://www.officesmartlabels.com/Shipping-Labels-Dymo-Compatible-30256-p/officesmartd256.htm

Customers have also used this source ($3.90 / roll at 100 roll bulk discount as of Dec 2011, 1.3 cents / label):

http://discountthermallabels.com/100-rolls-of-dymo-compatible-30256-white-shipping-label-721

Leave a comment for the community on your experiences with these sources.

6 comments:

Jason Pinnow said...

Ordered 100 roles of labels from Officesmart Labels....even with shipping they were cheaper than Discount Mailer Labels.

Waseem said...

like the idea and the info..i wish to use it when use the service of Plastic Cards Printing

Waseem said...

like the idea and the info..i wish to use it when use the service of Plastic Cards Printing

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