Being a writer, I also do a lot of giveaways throughout the year. I always have books on hand that I can sell at book signings and at book fairs, libraries, or even for gifts. I put personalized labels on the books, and I often get books much cheaper, because they don’t come with the UPC tags, or the bar codes as they are called. Barcodes are costly to purchase. The name of the book, the section, the price, and lots of other information is in the barcode. They send you a PDF of the code, but it is up to the client to put them on their own books. I need to print out the stickers myself. I tried buying sticker paper and using our own printer, but it wasn’t entirely convenient and I had to split most of the stickers apart. And this gave the books a really unprofessional look. Then I found the Epson label printer, which is pretty affordable. I can hook it up to our iPad via a USB cord, and I can’t believe how much money I have saved just on the costs of our labels. Don’t even get me started about the good sales stickers I have created; I can even print them in different colors, thanks to my all new Epson label printer. I recently went on a diet, and I am even making labels for the foods I have at home. I’m driving my fiance nuts, but I’m using the Epson label printer, which is what I promised I would do if he bought it for me. It is a genuinely good addition to our office.