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Panduit Label Printers MP100 or MP300 free with trade-ins $400 MSRP very YMMV

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Panduit is running a trade-in promo all year that could be a very good deal if you have or can find a used printer from the list cheap.
The MP100 is a 'desktop' label maker, the MP300 is a field device. Both seem to retail between $150-$350.
The trade-in list is:
  • Brady BMP21, BMP21-PLUS, BMP41, BMP51, BMP53, BMP61, BMP71, HandiMark, IDPRO, IDPRO-PLUS, IDXPERT, TLS2200
  • Brother PT1400, PT-1600, PT-1650, PT-7500, PT-7600, PT-9600 PT-E100, PT-E110, PT-E300, PT-E500, PT-E550W, PT-E800W
  • Dymo 4200, 5000, 5200, 6000, 6500, XTL 300, XTL 500
Some of these retail for less than the Panduit to begin with, and if you can find a used or even broken one for cheap on ebay or whatever, it can be a killer deal.

E.g. (and this is just the first deal I found, I'm sure you can find better deals) there's a used Dymo 5000 on ebay for $35 with shipping right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/265017990125
I bought a used printer for $60 and asked the seller to ship it directly to Panduit instead of to me, saving me the added cost. I provided Panduit the tracking number, and 1 week later I have a brand new $400 label maker.

A co-worker actually had a broken printer from the list he hadn't thrown away yet, so for him it was just the cost of shipping.

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Looks like a good deal for those in need. I'm looking for something for home use (kitchen items, kids' school labeling, etc.)
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Thanks OP! Bought a beat up pt-7500 for $30. Hopefully hopefully Panduit will send a MP300 if there are any left. This deal has been available since January!
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Is there cheap/generic label tape available for the Panduit labelers?
They make quality products but pricey, so while this would be a total upgrade on label gun it might make refill options more limited
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Thanks OP! Bought a beat up pt-7500 for $30. Hopefully hopefully Panduit will send a MP300 if there are any left. This deal has been available since January!
Got the MP300 today. It's a freakin' tank.
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This looks like a good deal, but as someone who is not that familiar with Label printers and is looking for one for normal home use, it feels like I will be better off spending the money on a cheap one since the tape will be cheap for that too. Does this one happen to work like a normal one (in terms of printing labels for home use, possibly with some styling) and also accept cheap tape? If so, that would be sick!
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This looks like a good deal, but as someone who is not that familiar with Label printers and is looking for one for normal home use, it feels like I will be better off spending the money on a cheap one since the tape will be cheap for that too. Does this one happen to work like a normal one (in terms of printing labels for home use, possibly with some styling) and also accept cheap tape? If so, that would be sick!
It looks like the MP100 would fit your use case. According to this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAlmX9nz968), the app allows for minor text editing like fonts.
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Looks like the two printers use the same tapes, though the mp300 can go a half inch wider.

I am seeing $1 to $1.50 per foot in a very quick look-see.

I am also wondering if either printer comes with software - it is also about $400!
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anyone know the size of paper or whatever it is called these use? I need a label maker for something pretty small.
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Looks like the two printers use the same tapes, though the mp300 can go a half inch wider.

I am seeing $1 to $1.50 per foot in a very quick look-see.

I am also wondering if either printer comes with software - it is also about $400!
There is a free version. I haven't tried it, though. I've been trying to get the Epson software to work, as it is free. If I'm successful, I'll update.
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anyone know the size of paper or whatever it is called these use? I need a label maker for something pretty small.
The MP300 has tapes from 1/8" to1.5". If it's wire, they make wire-wrap labels (in fact, that's the free tape it comes with).
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The MP300 has tapes from 1/8" to1.5". If it's wire, they make wire-wrap labels (in fact, that's the free tape it comes with).
Nope it's for glasses frames
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Nope it's for glasses frames
Both Epson and Panduit have 'turn tell' labels that might be a good fit? It's hard to tell from the images, but they're labels that don't stick to what they're wrapped around (a cable in the photos, but should work wrapped around the temples of a glasses frame as well). The label then sticks to itself, and has a clear section that continues to wrap around, so it's 'self laminating'. So the label can be rotated to read better, and eventually cut off without leaving any residue on the frames.

Not shilling for either company, but, if I understand your use case, these could be a good fit. Good luck!

https://www.panduit.com/en/produc...50v1t.html

https://youtu.be/0qNqmfHO7QA?t=8
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Both Epson and Panduit have 'turn tell' labels that might be a good fit? It's hard to tell from the images, but they're labels that don't stick to what they're wrapped around (a cable in the photos, but should work wrapped around the temples of a glasses frame as well). The label then sticks to itself, and has a clear section that continues to wrap around, so it's 'self laminating'. So the label can be rotated to read better, and eventually cut off without leaving any residue on the frames.

Not shilling for either company, but, if I understand your use case, these could be a good fit. Good luck!

https://www.panduit.com/en/produc...50v1t.html

https://youtu.be/0qNqmfHO7QA?t=8
I really just want something super small that I could put on the bottom of a pair of glasses. Just big enough to write a price on and have it be barely legible.
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I did the trade in and got a MP300, and then while looking on eBay for labels for it I ran across a super cheap MP100... so I now have one of each of these.

So far I only have the two Panduit branded tapes that came with each unit, and a handful of random off brand Epson PX label cartridges. The off brands work just fine in the MP100, but they have issues on the MP300. First issue is that a few of them won't fit, there is a protrusion in the center of both printers, but its taller on the MP300 compared to the MP100. Three of my off brand label carts have a + molded into them in that area and on the printer side there is a small tab that is 45 degrees off from the + that interferes. I just took a knife and notched that area out of the label cart and now they will fit all the way in. After that they will print just fine, but the MP300 will not cut the labels, even if you manually tell it to feed and cut, it will just feed and stop, doesn't even move the cutter. The top right of the display will says "UNCUT32PT UNKNOWN" when you first install the labels, but it will change the label size to 1/2" so it at least auto detects the width. I assume it needs to communicate the model number to know how to cut otherwise it just refuses to cut. I'm ordering some proper Epson PX branded labels next to see if those will work and as long as I remember I'll update here.

Last issue is the software, I'm using the trial right now and it really sucks, to the point I'd be upset for $20 let alone the $400 they want for it... Like D.Little, I'm also trying to get the Epson software to work, but it refuses to do anything without a printer driver installed and doesn't see the Panduit printer driver as valid, nor can I find a way to force install the Epson driver to the Panduit.

Might be why I ended up with the MP100 so cheap, but the Android app isn't the greatest and it constantly disconnects from Bluetooth. At times I need to connect 2-3 times before it will print a label, and right after it prints it will disconnect and need a few re-connect attempts before it will print again. Then randomly it will decide to behave and print multiple labels no problem. Could also be a phone issue, so I don't want to blame the MP100 right away.
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