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MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer Review

A very handy and affordable thermal label printer for small business owners, freelancers and creators to easily create shipping labels and stickers.
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Editors Rating
4.5/5 stars
What we like
What we don’t like
Bottom Line
The MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer is a compact little device. If you are a small-time business owner, freelancer or a creator, then this printer is definitely an affordable and worthy option to print shipping labels, art stickers.

It is very easy to start a business today. All you need is a website to list out your product or simply use one of the social media platforms to promote and sell the product. You don’t need a brick-and-mortar shop as you can do business from your home, garage, basement. With modern road, air and sea shipping, you have the potential to send your product to anywhere in the World. Once you neatly and securely package your product, you have to contact the courier company to generate a shipping label and stick it on the package for easy shipment. This is where the likes of label printers come handy. You can use the roll of labels to print shipping labels and easily stick it on the package. As buying an expensive label printer may not be a viable option for small businesses and freelancers, we started looking into the MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer as an easy-to-use label printer that doesn’t empty your pockets.

This is the review of the MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer and we are writing this review after properly testing it with shipping labels, stickers of different sizes. Read along to find out more about the same.

What Do We Get?

Let us quickly take a look at the contents of the package. A small note before diving into the contents. The MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer is available in three variations (Basic, Standard and Pro). We got the 941 Standard option. The reason we are mentioning this here is the contents of the packages of the three variations vary. Even the plug type and the color options are different. We will see more about the features in the next section.

Coming to the package, it is a large red box made with good quality cardboard. Opening the box, we have the Thermal Printer itself. We got the white color printer. Initial impressions; it is really compact, small and lightweight. Next, we have the power cord and adapter. The adapter is rated for an output of 24V at 2A.

Thermal Label Printer

Then we have two small zip-lock bags, one containing a USB thumb drive and the other containing USB-C to USB-A adapter. The USB thumb drive contains the drivers for both Windows and Mac systems and some documents (user manual, FAQ) while you can use the USB-C to USB-A adapter with Mac machines to connect the USB thumb drive or the printer itself. Speaking of connecting the printer, there is also a USB-A to USB-B cable.

Finally, there is another zip-lock bag with user manual, quick tip card and some thermal labels. The user manual is in English with very detailed screenshots of installation and settings. The thermal labels in the package are standard 4” x 6” size (which is commonly used by many popular commerce platforms as their shipping label size).

Let us now move to the main item in the package; the MUNBYN Thermal Printer itself. It is a very compact device weighing just 816g (1.8lbs.) and the dimensions are 11cm (height) x 20cm (width) x 9cm (depth) approximately. There are two buttons on top of the lid / cover. One is to open the lid and the other is printer activity button (which lights up in red or green depending on the status).

If you press the ‘open’ button, the top cover releases from its latch and you can see the print head and also the place to insert the paper. There are two holders that hold the paper from either side. The position of the holders is adjustable and you have to adjust them as per the size (or width) of the thermal paper.

On the back of the printer, there are two jacks; one for connecting the power and the other for connecting USB cable. There is also an on / off switch at the back. The supplied power cord and adapter are of good quality and make sure that you use only these. The power adapter is rated for 48W (24V at 2A).

Design Thermal Label Printer

The USB thumb drive contains the drivers that you have to install in your system to use the printer. After looking at the official support webpage, we found out that there is a latest driver available than the one provided in the thumb drive. We ended up downloading the latest driver from the website but it is good that they are providing a thumb drive with all the necessary drivers and PDF documents.

If you are a Mac user and your system doesn’t have USB-A ports, then you can use the provided USB-C to USB-A adapter as it is the only way to connect the printer to a system.

Setting up the printer is very simple. Connect the power cable and USB cable to the printer. Also insert the USB thumb drive (or open the driver folder if you downloaded from the website). Switch on the printer (by toggling the switch on the back) and you can now install the driver. It is a very simple process and you can simply follow the onscreen instructions.

Once the driver is installed, you are now ready to insert the paper and let the printer get familiar with it. To do that, lift up the top cover and insert the thermal paper facing up (the part that actually contains the print information must be up). Adjust the holder so that they hold the paper with just the right grip (not too tight or not too loose). Make sure that some part of the paper crosses the roller on the bottom. You can close the cover.

Steup Thermal Label Printer

Now we have to do some calibration. This step is important so that printer correctly identifies the size of the paper and it prints without any errors. To calibrate the printer, long press the printer activity button until you hear one beep. It automatically starts calibrating the paper size. Make sure that there are at least four or five papers in the reel while calibrating.

After calibrating, we can now proceed to check the printer properties in the Windows system. The steps are very similar even in Mac system. You can refer to the user manual for instructions on accessing the printer properties in a Mac machine.

In the Windows system where you installed the driver and connected the MUNBYN Thermal Printer, click on start button and open settings. In settings, click on ‘Devices’ and select ‘Printers &scanners’. Click on ‘Munbyn ITPP941’ and click on manage.

Now, click on ‘Printing preferences’. This will open the printing preferences which are specific to the Munbyn ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer. In the ‘Print Setup’ tab, you can select the size of the label, speed of printing, density of the prints and many other settings. After setting the printer properly, you can print a self-test page by long pressing the printer activity button until you hear two beeps.

The Munbyn ITPP941 is a direct thermal printer. Unlike regular inkjet and laser printers, thermal printers don’t require any ink or toner. All it needs is a right kind of Thermal Paper / Label, commonly known as Direct Thermal Paper. So, when shopping for labels to use with this printer, look for this ‘Direct Thermal Paper’ specification. In direct thermal printing, the printer consists of a print head that becomes extremely hot.

Printer Performance

Depending on the print pattern, the print head heats the thermal paper and it becomes dark in color. Does this mean thermal printer can only print in black and white? Simple answer is yes. Majority of direct thermal printer are monochromatic. So, the paper plays an important role in these kinds of printers.

Coming to the performance of the Munbyn Thermal Printer, it is perfect for printing shipping labels, Barcode Labels, Mailing Labels, Address Labels up to 4” x 6” size. The resolution of ITPP941 Standard (and Basic) variation is 203DPI (8 dots per mm). If you opt for Pro version, you get 300DPI resolution (12 dots per mm). All the three versions print at a rate of 150mm/s (or 6inch/s).

The labels from this printer are very good and detailed and are compatible with all the major commerce platforms such as Amazon, eBay, FedEx, Shopify, UPS, ShipStation, ShipEasy, Shippo, Shipwire etc.

The main advantage of MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer is you don’t need any ink or toner cartridges. All you need are a bunch or reel of proper Direct Thermal Papers. Also,

Munbyn Thermal Label Printer comes with USB only interface. If you want to use with Wi-Fi, then you have to buy a special adapter from MUNBYN. It is sad that Wi-Fi connectivity is not provided as a default option.

There is only one button on the printer to interact with it (the ‘open’ but just releases the cover latch). It has a bunch of functionalities and the bi-color LED embedded into the button indicates the status of the printer.

Munbyn Printer

First thing about the button is with a short press, a blank paper feeds in to the paper. If you long press the button and it beeps one time, then it activates automatic paper calibration. Long press and wait for two beeps to print out a self-test page. To reset the printer, long press the button and wait for five beeps.

Coming to LEDs, under normal working conditions, the green LED stays on. If the print head is over heated, then the green LED flashes every 1s and also the red LED flashes every 1s.The red flashes every 1s if the cover is not closed properly or in case of paper shortage. If there is a paper recognition error, then the red LED flashes.

Although the Munbyn Thermal Printer come with a 4” x 6” label, you can also use smaller size labels with this printer, for example to print Barcodes or your logo stickers. Additionally, you can also adjust the intensity or contrast of the printout.

To do all these customizations, you have to open the ‘Printing preferences’ mentioned earlier and in the Stock section, you can create your own custom label size. Just right to that, you have the settings for adjusting the speed of the prints and also the density.


An important point about custom labels is that you have to calibrate the paper for new size paper sizes. If the calibration is not done, then the printer might not be able to properly print or you may get alignment errors.

Type of Printing
: Direct Thermal
: 203DPI
Max Printing Speed
: 150mm/s
Paper Width
: 40 – 110mm (1.57” – 4.25”)
Paper Thickness
: 0.06 – 0.254mm
Power Adapter
: 24V / 2A
Connection Type
Print Head Life
: 30KM
Supported Systems
: Windows and Mac
: 1-year
What’s Included
: Thermal Label Printer, Power Cord, Power Adapter, USB Cable, USB Thumb Drive, USB-C to USB-A Adapter, User Manual, Quick Tip Guide, 4”x6” Labels

Depending on the model you select (Basic, Standard or Pro), the price of the MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer may vary from $149 to $175. As this is a thermal printer, you won’t need any ink / toner and all you need are a bunch of thermal papers. This is definitely a well-priced product without significant investment down-the-line. You can buy the thermal paper / label either from MUNBYN directly or from Amazon as they are pretty standard.

Overall, we found the MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer to be an extremely useful device, especially for printing shipping labels. We being a small-time product seller business, are very delighted to use this thermal printer. It is a very compact device and once you properly setup the device (which by the way is very simple) all you need is to make sure that you have enough paper / labels in the reel. That’s it. You don’t have to worry about ink or toner as this is a thermal printer. We highly recommend the MUNBYN ITPP941 Thermal Label Printer, especially if you are a small business owner or a freelancer who is trying to ship your product. You can easily print shipping labels for different platforms such as Amazon, UPS, FedEx, etc. You can also print art labels and stickers.