DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo

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DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo

Print the widest variety of DYMO labels with one versatile printer. With the ability to print paper and permanent D1 plastic labels, you're ready to t...

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published 19/02/2012 | JL132
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Pro easy to install, to use and can print both paper and plastic labels
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"DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo"

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo

This label printer is a so-called thermal printer. Now I'm not an expert on these printers but I understand that this means that the labels are being printed by using heating at very small areas as they create a letter or image. This is similar to inkjet printer but instead of that inked is sprayed on, they use heating. The big advantage is that you never have to replace ink or something. This printer is bluntly a double execution of the LabelWriter Turbo and means that at the bottom is another printer specifically for plastic labels (The label printer can print 6, 9, 12.19, 24mm D1 Labels).

After connecting the label printer on to a free USB port of the computer it's only a matter of installing the drivers and the software which you get with the label printer. This will only take up a few minutes and then the label printer is ready to use. We use both labels as well as the normal for printing addresses and the plastic labels because these are a bit stronger than the paper ones. You can use the label printer on two different ways; straight from the program Microsoft Excel or through the software called Label Editor from Dymo. We use the label editor and when you start the program you see a white area where you can fill in directly the text you want to print. You can also import your address book from example Outlook. You can choose if you want to print on the paper and plastic label. You can quite a few options with this software and so you can create your own label design with pictures but it's something we don't use.

The labels are being printed quite fast. When you select 'print' on the computer it takes around 10 seconds before the label gets printed. I would say it prints around 50 a minute. The normal labels can be tear off of the label roll. The plastic labels are cut off by the label printer itself so they come out of the printer one by one.

Replacing the labels is quite easy. The upper roll is easy to replace by opening the top and you can just take the roll out. Nothing difficult about it. The lower one is even easier by pressing a button and the part were the roll sits in comes out and you can just take it out. There are different kind of labels you can get for this label printer but we just have the simple white variants but there are all kind of types, sizes and colors.

I don't really have much experience with other types and brands of label printers but I'm very satisfied with this one. You can two years warranty when you buy it. The label printer doesn't come cheap and we paid around 200 pounds for this one. You have the regular version which is about 60 pounds cheaper. For us this one works perfect and therefore five stars.

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  • catsholiday published 19/02/2012
    Would have been handy when the kids were at school!
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Product Information : DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo

Manufacturer's product description

Print the widest variety of DYMO labels with one versatile printer. With the ability to print paper and permanent D1 plastic labels, you're ready to tackle virtually any labeling job. Connect a DYMO LabelWriter label printer to your PC or MAC and you're ready to print address labels, file folder labels, name badges and much more. LabelWriter label printers make it easy to get first-class results. Thermal printing technology eliminates the cost of ink and toner and the hassle of sheet labels, forever. Improved resolution graphics mode delivers crystal Clear text, graphics and barcodes. Sleep mode conserves energy. Put it anywhere - its compact design fits in to any modern workspace.

Product Details

Product Description: DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo - label printer - monochrome - direct thermal

Printer Type: Label printer - direct thermal - monochrome, Label printer - direct thermal / thermal transfer - monochrome

Max Media Size (Standard): Roll (6.2 cm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 62 mm

Print Speed: Up to 71 labels/min - B/W

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 600 x 300 dpi

Interface: USB

Media Type: Labels, thermal paper, plastic tape

Compatible Tapes: D1 tape

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.7 cm x 19.7 cm x 18.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

General

MPN: S0838960, S0838950, S0838920, S0838940, 1752267, S0838930

Printer Type: Label printer - direct thermal - monochrome, Label printer - direct thermal / thermal transfer - monochrome

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 71 labels/min - B/W

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 600 x 300 dpi

Media Handling

Media Type: Labels, thermal paper, plastic tape

Compatible Tapes: D1 tape

Max Media Size (Custom): 62 mm

Media Sizes: Roll (5.4 cm), Roll (2.4 cm), Roll (0.6 cm), Roll (1.2 cm), Roll (0.9 cm), Roll (1.9 cm), Roll (3.8 cm), Roll (3.6cm), Roll (5.1cm), Roll (3.2 cm), Roll (2.5 cm), Roll (6.2 cm), Roll (2.8 cm), Roll (5.9 cm)

Max Printing Width: 56 mm

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Cleaning kit

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Power

Power Device: Power adapter - external

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: DYMO Label Software 8

OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.7 cm

Depth: 19.7 cm

Height: 18.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 2 years

Service & Support: 2 years warranty

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