In this post, we are going to review the Munbyn thermal printer. This cute little printer is marketed towards small businesses but it can be used for so much more!
I have a fun new cute machine to show you today! I’ve been seeing the Munbyn printer on social media making cute little stickers and labels and I have been wanting to get my hands on one.
So I was excited when the company reached out to me to see if I’d like to receive a Munbyn bluetooth thermal printer and write a review on it.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Munbyn. However, all opinions and projects are my own.
The Munbyn thermal label printer is not just for printing shipping labels, product information, and QR codes. There are so many different sized labels and stickers that you can make with this machine.
Think party favors, labels for gifts, positive stickers to hand out to students or friends, and labels for pretty much everything from the pantry to water bottles!
What is a Thermal Printer
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So first thing, what actually is a thermal printer and how does it differ from a regular laser or inkjet printer? A thermal printer actually doesn’t use ink or toner to print!
What that means is not having to spend a ton of money on ink cartridges and refills if you are printing a bunch of labels. The labels are actually chemically treated and when heat is applied from the direct thermal technology printer, the image will turn black.
Because of the technology the labels also print fast and are waterproof and oil-proof! Speeds up to 72 labels/minute. If you were going label or sticker crazy, you could print over 5000 in a day with a Munbyn Bluetooth label printer!
And for printing that fast, the print quality of 203 dpi is pretty good for everyday needs. Or for a little bit of an extra cost, you can upgrade to a 300 dpi Munbyn Bluetooth thermal printer on Amazon that you probably need to print Amazon barcodes.
The one downside of thermal printing is that it will only print in black. So no colorful or multiple-layered images can be used. Now, the extra pop of color is achieved by using all the different colored labels!
Munbyn Thermal Printer
Let’s now talk about the Munbyn thermal shipping label printer that I received. One of the huge advantages of this printer is that it’s compact.
It can easily fit on a shelf or desk without a problem. The outside dimensions are 7.75 inches long by 3.75 wide and a little over 4 inches tall.
And of course one of the obvious reasons we all aww, when seeing pictures, is because it comes in different colors like my pink one and it’s just so cute!
I received the Munbyn Bluetooth Thermal Label Printer ITPP941B in pink.
The box consisted of the printer, a USB cable, a power adapter, a user manual, a stack of labels (4×6 label size), and QR codes for help videos for the initial setup.
Setting up the Munbyn Thermal Printer
You will need to install the printer driver on your laptop or desktop computer that you will be printing from. There are different drivers for Mac systems and Windows, so make sure to download and install the correct one from this page.
Munbyn also has their own app so you can print from a mobile device if you have a Bluetooth-compatible printer.
For mobile setup, you can search for “Munbyn Print” in the app store or google play. The App has some templates and ready to make labels that you can edit to get started quickly!
There really are not too many buttons on the Munbyn shipping label printer, which makes it super easy to use!
On the back of the printer, you’ll find the power switch on and off button, the DC power connector, along with the USB connector port to connect the cable from your computer’s USB port to the printer.
Connect the printer to your computer with the USB connection or to a mobile device with Bluetooth and then plug it in.
Then on the top of the printer is the round button to open the top cover and feed button that will also light up or flash green or red depending on the printer’s status.
Using the Munbyn Printer
When you open the printer, you’ll see the feed-through design. The label printer is compatible with labels from 1.57 inches to 4.3 inches wide.
Make sure you have at least four consecutive labels to insert into the printer. There are a ton of different color and sized labels over on the Munbyn online store or on Amazon along with a label holder.
Place the labels (the side you want printed on up) in the center of the feed, and gently push the glides on both sides until they are snug next to the labels.
Then close the lid and press and hold the feeder button until you hear a beep. This starts the automatic label identification process!
Yes, that’s right, the printer reads the size of the label inserted in the machine so it knows where to print!
So the printer is ready to go, now it’s time to design!
Making Stickers with the Thermal Printer
Since there are quite a few tutorials out there on making shipping and address labels, I thought I’d inspire you to use the printer when party planning!
There are so many possibilities for using cute labels when throwing a party. You can label food, glasses or cups (yes the stickers are waterproof!), label party favors, label gift bags, give stickers as party favors, make stickers for the back of invitation envelopes, and more!
Supplies Needed for Thermal Printing Stickers
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- Munbyn Thermal Printer
- Munbyn Thermal Labels/ Stickers – I used pink 2.25×1.25 and these multicolor 2×2 labels
As of writing this review, Munbyn doesn’t have it’s own label design software on a desktop, but it’s easy enough to use other online platforms. You can design in software such as Adobe Illustrator, but I’m a big fan of Canva because it’s so easy to use.
I’m going to open up Canva and click on Custom Size in the top right.
Then change the dimensions to inches and type in the size of your label or sticker. First I’m going to make a 2.25 in x 1.25 in sticker.
A screen with a blank white rectangle template will open up.
Use the elements and text to design your stickers. I’m making custom labels for all the party guests along with a set of name labels to add to the party favor bucket.
I made one design then duplicated it within Canva and changed the name on each one to match all the birthday party guests.
Then Save them as PNG files. Share -> Download -> PNG. Multiple will download in a zipped file, just extract to open each individually.
Now the only thing left to do is print our stickers! Open up the PNG file and your printing software will open up.
Make sure your laptop or desktop is connected to the Munbyn thermal printer with the USB cable. In your printer settings, the Munbyn printer should show up as an option.
Then under Paper Size, all of the label sizes should populate. Pick the size you are making (I picked 2.25 x 1.25 for the pink ones). Change the orientation if it looks wrong in the preview window.
I increased the quantity to 10 and hit Print.
The Munbyn will start printing all the personalized stickers!
Open up the next PNG file and repeat the steps on the printing menu to print the other stickers out.
Then I applied one to each little item I picked up from the Dollar Tree and then added the rest of the stickers to the goodie box so they can use them on anything they want!
I made a second set of stickers using the pretty 2×2 labels and added those in as well!
Cute and easy personalized goodie bucket that any kid would love!
I also played around with the 4×6 inch shipping labels that came in the machine box. You don’t need to use them for shipping!
Look how cute you can make favor bags by adding a personalized label.
Then you can still add the personalized name labels inside as party favors.
These are just a few of the many sticker labels you can make using the Munbyn printer and you will save money not having to buy personalized labels from 3rd parties when you can whip them up quickly by yourself!
Add labels to mason jars with homemade jam or salsa for neighbor Christmas gifts, or to scented candles for a girls’ night or baby shower, or to all your kid’s supplies for school!
There really are so many ways to use labels! I even made some Halloween labels with the Munbyn app to add to some favor bags!
To learn even more about the Munbyn Bluetooth Thermal Printer, check out their site here.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!