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I have the the Zebra 2824 Plus. Expensive bugger and I have had nothing but problems with it since I got it. I am on the second one with the same issue. Doesn't print the whole sticker, either a number of letter is left off. I end up having to print at least 3 stickers for each car and have to choose which one looks best.

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Brother QL-570. Comes with the program to custom make the oil change stickers. Only complaint is I considering doing the clingon verses the sticker but don't want to spend the big difference in the price of the printer and the labels.

Do the stickers easily remove from the windshield?

 

Thanks!

AJ

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Currently using the Dymo label printer... Will be changing over to a static cling printer in the near future due to the current stickers fading in the sun after a while. Dymo was cheap and quick to set up, but the static cling stickers look more professional.

 

FYI, you can get static cling stickers with just a small amount of adhesive on the back... They work great!

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Got it, I can see that you can purchase a Zebra 2824 plus thermal printer by itself for under $300 shipped. But companies that sell oil change stickers are selling them with a keyboard for more than double. What am I missing?

 

Any other feedback from others who have printers would be greatly appreciated. Bringing a thread back from the dead!

 

Thanks!

AJ

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Zebra Printer from: http://www.rscsales.com/PROD_printingsystem.htm

 

We crank out 5-10 oil change labels a day, and this printer has been great. The only issue is that the LCD screen on it will only work if it is warmer (40+ F). Before the shop has warmed up in the mornings, we have to guess what the LCD is saying.

 

Also, RSC will custom design your labels for you to say and print whatever you want. Ours look really nice and professional, in my opinion.

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I have a cobra system and we used it for 3 years as a stand alone system but now its hooked up to the computer through boltON lube sticker pro and we absolutely love it. Guys hit print on their tablets, The system figures out how many miles on average the car drives in a day and anticipates the date of the next oil change and sets the appointment up in the calendar automatically. I tell the customer at pick up when their next oil change will be due and that they will get a text reminder about their appointment. I could not be happier with bolt on system.

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We are using a Brother QL series printer and their white adhesive labels (the clear ones did not last long in the Florida sun).

 

PRO's:

Cheap (printer under $100), Wireless, Stickers look great (you can make them look any way you want)

CON's:

Clear stickers don't last, White stickers are hard to remove after a few months (razor blade needed more often that not), Only one print color available

 

Overall it is a good option in my opinion..

 

UPDATED 3/20/2012:

We have been seeing some stickers coming in that are faded more than I consider tolerable. I think we will be going to one of the others mentioned in this thread.

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Cool, got my Zebra printer set up. Designed my own label using their label design software on my Snap On Verus scan tool which I also use for my SMS, Alldata, etc. I can open the template, hit print, asks me for mileage and date, then it spits out a label. I can change the layout daily if I wanted to. Logo is on it with all of my information as well. Freaking love it!

 

If you're using a desktop computer daily for everything else and you have a spare USB port, you might as well save yourself $300 and just buy the printer itself. You can always custom order a roll of static cling labels with a color logo on it if you'd like. Just my 2 cents!

 

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I use Baymaster shop management and a service reminder printer that I purchased from them. It interfaces with my shop management program so any future recommendations noted on the invoice are also printed on the reminder sticker. Very efficient, stickers adhere well and come off with no problem and the print is legible after months of direct sun exposure. Finished product is very professional looking. I will say that my customer base is composed of newer, late model vehicles that requires less and less reminder stickers due to onboard service reminders. With that said, if the printer failed today I would call and order a replacement immediately.

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Cool, got my Zebra printer set up. Designed my own label using their label design software on my Snap On Verus scan tool which I also use for my SMS, Alldata, etc. I can open the template, hit print, asks me for mileage and date, then it spits out a label. I can change the layout daily if I wanted to. Logo is on it with all of my information as well. Freaking love it!

 

If you're using a desktop computer daily for everything else and you have a spare USB port, you might as well save yourself $300 and just buy the printer itself. You can always custom order a roll of static cling labels with a color logo on it if you'd like. Just my 2 cents!

 

AJ

i did the same thing, saved half the cost of buying one from a company.

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