The DYMO LabelWriter 450 is one of DYMO’s most affordable thermal printer models, featuring USB connectivity and a maximum output of 51 labels per minute.
If you’re printing out 2×7″ shipping labels, then the LabelWriter 450 is the premier option. It’s cheap, easy to set up, and we love the sleek, no-frills design. Those talking points makes the LabelWriter 450 a highly attractive prospect for new shippers looking to save a buck on professional thermal label printer. While all of that may be true, though, it’s still not the most cost-effective printer on the market. The Brother QL-800 is about $10 cheaper and can print up to 30 more labels per minute (for all you math-heads out there, that’s roughly 58% more labels than the LabelWriter 450 can output). That said, you tend to get what you pay for. We’ve found that the LabelWriter doesn’t have any quality issues you have to manually workaround in Mac, like the QL-800. So, choosing a lower level of output to avoid potential headaches with print quality seems like a good move.
Our main hangup about DYMO’s printers (not just the LabelWriter 450) is that you can only use DYMO label paper with them. Other printing companies have allowed for a wide variety of label paper compatibility, but for some reason, not DYMO. Luckily, you can get this pack of DYMO label rolls on Amazon for just shy of $15, and it should last you a while. In our opinion, being confined to Dymo’s proprietary labels is a small price to pay for such a solid label printer.
DYMO LabelWriter 450 Highlights:
- Print up to 51 labels per minute
- Connect to a computer or mobile device via USB cable
- Requires DYMO proprietary labels
- 2-year limited warranty
- Phone support from Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
- Contact form also available on the DYMO website
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