Anyway when I bought the label printer that I’ve ended up keeping, it doesn’t have an internal roll, so you can use either roll or z-fold labels. I saw a bunch of plastic holders that would allow you to use either one, but I also had a bunch of random bits of cherry plywood sitting around so I made one instead. Figured someone else here would enjoy this so here’s the SVG:
And here’s what it looks like in a very dark corner of the shelf where it’s doing its thing:
This design is for Columbia Forest Products 1/4" cherry ply, which is actually about .2 inches thick. Everything here is designed on a 1/10 inch grid.
When you clamp the sides on to the bottom, put the dowel in where it should go to make sure it’s clamping wide enough for the dowel to come in and out. And definitely let it dry overnight before trying to use it.
Saw the manufacturer name Dymo and nostalgia made me Google the name. Was very surprised that the company still makes the old fashioned 3D embossed style labels. Dad passed 45 years ago. On my 12th birthday he gave me a Sears single shot 410 bolt action shotgun and stuck to it a red Dymo label that still reads “Ricky Pegg 12/25/64” Weirdly, those old labels always make me think of him sitting in the living room punching one letter at a time.
Ugh. How disappointing to see yet another company heading that direction. For 25 years now I’ve used a number of their products that use D1 labels and I’ve been very happy with them. I hope they drop the DRM from future products or else I’ll have to start looking elsewhere the next time I need a new label maker.
I have always used Dymo brand D1 labels in the past (they weren’t particularly expensive, unlike the Brother labels for a P-Touch machine I used briefly around 2005) but now I may look for third party supplies out of spite.