Product Comparison: Dymo LabelWriter 400 vs Dymo LabelWriter 450

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General Specifications
LabelWriter 400
LabelWriter 450
About the Product
The LabelWriter™ is the smallest, most versatile label printer for any office. It handles more than 40 standard label sizes, including address, shipping, file folder and many more.
The most efficient solution for your professional labeling, filing and mailing needs, the LabelWriter® 450 saves you time and money at the office. Connect a LabelWriter® 450 to your PC or Mac®* and you’re ready to print labels directly from Microsoft® Word or Outlook®, QuickBooks®, CardScan®, Mac® Address Book and other popular programs. Print impressive address, file folder labels, name badges and more without the extra work and hassle of printing sheet labels on a standard desktop printer.
Key Specs
300 dpi
300 dpi
Print Speed
3 in/sec
2.98 in/sec
Maximum Label Width
2.3 in.
2.44 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dymo LabelWriter 400 Label Printer
  • A winner! This little machine just blew me away with its simplicity and speed.
  • The quality of print is outstanding; very crisp and deep black on bright white.
  • Everything I expected, prints fast and looks very professional and high quality.
  • It prints very high quality, crisp text. I print address labels and postage stamps.
  • Maybe the size of the labels included with the printer is a bit large.
Dymo LabelWriter 450 Thermal Label Printer
  • This label writer is AWESOME!!!! Prints my labels with lightening speed.
  • Amazing, timesaver...what took me hours is completed in minutes! I. Laughed at the speed and clean printing.
  • Excellent Quality and Speed! Well needed for my shipping purposes. A+++Seller!
  • The quality is amazing and I absolutely love this. It's already paid for itself saving: gas, my time, energy, and post office costs (a little more IDK why) so I feel like this easily pays for itself in a short time.
  • The con is one that has plagued Dymo for several generations of it's label writers - it is unreasonably difficult to install new labels.
Size & Weight
5.2 in.
5.75 in.
5 in.
4.8 in.
7.3 in.
7.25 in.
1.39 lbs.
1.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Dymo LabelWriter 400 Label Printer
  • It took about 5 minutes to set up, has a small footprint and is stylish, and is amazingly easy to operate...
  • Works very well, quick, quiet, and a very small footprint.
  • I couldn't believe how easy it was to hook this up to my PC and load the labels. I like the small design and its simplicity.
  • Has a small footprint and fits easily on my already overcrowded desk.
Dymo LabelWriter 450 Thermal Label Printer
  • Size is compact so keep next to my computer ready to go.
  • Compact and accurate.
  • It's compact size is great, so it's not taking up too much space, a power cord, USB cable and power adapter are included.
  • Good product though it seems a bit large/bulky.
Print Technology
Direct Thermal
Direct Thermal
Print Material
Tape Rolls
Tape Rolls
Display (Character x Line)
Number Of Text Styles
Number Of Fonts
PC Connectivity
Power Source
24 VDC 1.75 A
24 VDC 1.75 A
Prints Code 39, Code 128, Codebar, UPC A/E, EAN 8/13, EAN 128, ITF-14 and Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes, Label release feature for simplified loading and unloading labels
Customize and print address, file folder and barcode labels, Create labels directly from text in Microsoft® Word, Excel®, Outlook®, QuickBooks®
What customers say about "Features"
Dymo LabelWriter 400 Label Printer
  • This is a fantastic product. It handles multiple types of labels, works well with Microsoft Word via the macros on the disk, and tucks in nicely alongside a monitor or near your speakers.
  • While the software enclosed is not glamorous, it handles a variety of needs, and speeds the job of labeling packages or envelopes alike through multiple formats once you get the hang of the system, which took only a few tries to understand.
  • It is easy to reload labels and a pleasure to use on my Apple Mac Mini.
  • The Dymo label writer works wonderfully. Both the shipment and address labels come out very high quality.
  • The software, although not quite user friendly, is relatively easy to handle once you get used to it.
  • The software for the labelwriter is truly awful and some of it damages other applications.
Dymo LabelWriter 450 Thermal Label Printer
  • Software very well done and forgiving. You can do this AND no more buying INK! How perfect is that!
  • The "headline" just about says it all: this printer is quick, compact, and clear! We use it for our new point-of-sale system at our retail store, and it does just what we need.
  • Favorite features are ability to create static fields so all labels look the same, and the 'mirror' printing so that if I fold a label over the top of a file folder I can see what it is from both sides.
  • The software that comes with it is user friendly and the label roll is very easy to install.
  • The only negatives are; i) It is annoying that it's not powered over USB so you have to plug in another wall-wart (DC supply)
  • You have to be careful about lining up the roll (there are good instructions on how to do this) otherwise it chews up the labels.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
99.99 $

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