Dedicated envelope and label printer

By ross52066
Feb 2, 2007
  1. We have a customer that would like to purchase a printer (preferably HP) that would be used ONLY for envelopes and labels. The concern we had with using a laser printer is that it might heat up so much that it might cause problems with the glue on label paper? I’m not sure if that’s an issue or not. Any recommendations?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Not a problem. Just use those with a feeder parallel to the desk that pulls the envelope or label page throuh... rather than those that feed downward where the paper and envelopes are perpendicular to the desk. We have HP lasers widely distributed just for this purpose. We have great luck with older HP's as well such as the LJ 4L, LJ4M, and so on. I can post a number of HP brands to avoid... such as the multifunction printers, as well as the 1100, 1200, series.
    Also fine are the Konica Minoltas, Samsung, and Fujitsu...
    You will always have a jammed envelope now and then, but the problems of overheating have never been an issue.
    If the printing is high volume, do a search at the HP website in printer support for the "Print to Mail" accessories... If they have a decent budget, the printers that use these accessories are the ones to get.
  3. ross52066

    ross52066 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    We're definetely going to avoid the multi-purpose and lower end HP's (1200, etc.) We're looking at 5000 prints/month maximum.

    Thanks for the reply!

  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Any of the HP black ink machines that are built for office use, rather than home use, are probably good... If there is potential for growth in print sizes, those with the special "Print to Mail" devices are worth the money if staff labor is worth anything.
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