I’ve always wanted one of these babies. And TD finally gave me one as a gift. He gave me the Dymo LetraTag Label Maker because he said that I would get frustrated with the old fashioned manual label makers (the one where you have to punch in the letters one by one onto the plastic tape).
However we found out that the refills for these badass babies are quite expensive here in Jakarta. If I recall correctly each plastic cartridge costs like around Rp 80,000 or USD 8 ! Whoa! All for the sake of being super organized. Also the cheaper refills, white paper, are always out of stock in the Office 2000.
So during my last trip to Manila I made sure to stop by National Bookstore to look for the refills which hopefully would be cheaper and have more variety. I just wanted to find the paper ones which are cheaper and hard to find here.
So I found what I was looking for and so much more! I also found metallics and clear plastic refills which are a bit more expensive but totally worth it because I can already think of how it would look so much better when organizing boxes/jars that are on display in the study or kitchen (so much classier than yellow or red!). And I even found iron-on ones for labelling clothing. I didn’t get this yet because I see no need for it yet, but good to know that it exists! SO cool.
- LetraTag tape white plastic 375 each (IDR 75,000 or 7.50 USD est.)
- LetraTag tape white paper Php 182 each (IDR 36,000 or 3.6o USD est.)
- LetraTag tape clear/metallic 462 each (IDR 92,000 or 9.20 USD est.)
Then I also decided to get the old fashioned manual Dymo label maker. It is so much more economical! Because the plastic refills in Jakarta are only Rp 22,000 (USD 2.20 or Php 110) – SO much more affordable than the Rp 80,000 plastic ones right?!? It’s not gonna be so painful each time I make a label. =P Below are the prices I got them for!
Dymo Label Printer Php 742 (Rp 150,000 or USD 15)
Tape catridge Php 75 each (Rp 15,000 or USD 1.50)
Check out my first project with the old fashioned Dymo Label Maker. I labelled my travel moisturizer pots.
#DiploTips: I try to buy my night moisturizer Hope in a Jar, day moisturizer Hope in a Jar SPF 20, intensive moisturizer (dry, stressed skin) When Hope is Not Enough in BIG pots since it’s more budget friendly, but I lengthen it’s shelf-life by transferring contents using a clean spoon into smaller pots. Dipping one’s hands in a big pot, exposes our creams to dirt, dust, air and other elements that can shorten it’s shelf life. Transferring them to small pots lessens this exposure and lengthen’s shelf life. I then store the bigger pots in a dark, cool location. Remember storing cosmetics/toiletries inside the bathroom shortens the shelf life too because of the heat and humidity during hot showers.
Mini-pots are from Beabi Greenbelt 5 Manila.