I used to have an old Dymo Label Maker. And I still have parts drawers with labels I made in the 70's. But it's long gone, and who knows if they even make the tape anymore?
So when I finished my variable power supply, I started looking for new labeler, and decided to try the Epson LabelWorks LW-400.
The verdict: pretty good for about $25. It can print either 1/2" or 3/4" tape, 1 to 4 lines tall. It can print horizontally or vertically. It can even do barcodes and cable tags. It has a few features I'll probably never use like fancy fonts and borders. But I like it because it gets the job done and didn't cost too much.
It came with white on black tape, which is probably better on light colored items.
I ordered a white on black tape, for almost as much as the labeler. So, that's how they make their money. But I wanted to re-do the labels on the power supply:
I think it looks better. There are a lot of tape and print colors to choose from, I think the white on black is probably the best for black plastic project boxes. Then again, the gold on black might look pretty good too.