I’ll just come right out and say it: I’m not impressed.
The Munbyn printer is a literal clone of Rollo: same brick shape, same hinge cover, same setup. It’s like Rollo’s less desirable twin.
After taking the thermal printer out of its packaging, nothing jumps out at me as being amazing.
Here’s what I noticed right out the gate:
- It’s a bare minimum type of printer
- There are colorful options
- The light on top is actually a button
Obviously, this kind of printer doesn’t bring a lot to the table.
But maybe my expectations are too high. I have to remind myself of the reason printers like Munbyn and Rollo exist – for simplicity and ease for small users.
They’re not supposed to be fancy or exhilarating. These printers are designed for less tech savvy consumers who just want to print some shipping labels.
A definite difference with the Munbyn printer is the colorful options they offer.
Unlike typical black, white, and gray tones, more playful colors like pink and green help it stand out in the market.
If you enjoy an organized desk space, colorful stickers, and a cutesy looking workplace setup, congratulations, you’re the target audience for this label printer (Munbyn’s Instagram page has dozens of these).
My guess is that these options are meant to entice or target a younger, female audience. And appealing to a specific demographic is a smart choice.
Who doesn’t want a thermal printer in their favorite color? Or to match their work space?