The Following Steps will show you roughly how to make a label roller for a small label printer. I work as an IT Specialist in a Laboratory and one of the jobs for our customer service ladies is to print off a few thousand labels from a Zebra Label printer. She would print 500 labels at a time and roll them up by time when she could be working on something else. 500 Labels at the size we are printing is 500 inches or 41.6 feet. The Label Roller I have built is capable of holding 1000 labels in one print job.
I did not take a picture of every step because I did not plan on posting it but now that I am done I will take closeups of each part as I describe it to you.
Step 1: Make the Frame and Get Your Motor Attached.
The first step to rolling you labels would be decide what size of labels or paper you are rolling and get a frame. In this case I used a couple 1"x4" pieces in the shape of an offset T. Next I needed to drill a hole in the wood that would make a seat for the motor to sit on. Then I cut the wood at angles to make it look like I put more work into it, it really wasn't needed I just thought it would be at the time.
Once your 1x4 looks similar to the picture below get some plumbing strap and stick it over the top of your motor and put some screws in it. My motor is a very High speed motor from Radio Shack that I bought for $5.49. The plumbing strap you can get at pretty much any hardware store and its usually less than $1.
(There are infinite things you could use to make the frame but wood was the easiest to work with and this was the first experiment to see if this would even work. )