What's the difference between a label maker and a label printer?
Label makers are mostly used for crafting, scrapbooking, school and office supplies, organizing, product information, warehouse shelving etc. Label printers are used for mailing, shipping, and industrial applications.
Is it cheaper to print your own labels?
If you need to print batches of address labels — or shipping labels, if you're running a business — it's almost certainly less expensive to print them yourself.