Lifehacker is doing a vote on favorite label makers from among these five candidates. Which one do you use or not?
I've got a Brother P-Touch that I've printed 100s of labels on. They had portable ones and PC-connected ones in their roundup, but I think the best bet (and what I did) is to get the cheapest one that does both. I.e., you can print dozens of labels from a spreadsheet, or grab it and type in what you need on the keyboard for a one-off. If I were buying one now, I'd get the PT-D450
; mine is the PT-2700. The Brother P-Touch software is pretty powerful and can pull data from csv, generate bar codes, etc.
That PT-D450 is on sale, right now, at amazon.