Product Comparison: Dymo LabelWriter 450 vs Brother QL-700

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General Specifications
LabelWriter 450
About the Product
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.
Offering convenience, professionalism and Microsoft integration, the QL-700 delivers hassle-free address label printing. With continuous roll technology, users are able to print custom length labels depending on their needs which could include temporary signage or extended labels.
Key Specs
300 dpi
300 dpi
Print Speed
2.98 in/sec
5.9 in/sec
Maximum Label Width
2.44 in.
2.4 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Brother QL-700 Professional Label Printer
  • This printer is great for quick label printing and supper fast.
  • Everything prints clearly, unlike another label maker I was previously using. And the labels really stick, unlike the same former label maker I was using.
  • In maximum quality it prints a lot slower than the QL-500 but it is 2x the resolution (in one dimension), at regular resoultion (I can't tell the difference) it screams through labels.
  • Otherwise, in terms of quality and speed, this is great for the price. Just wanted to put it out there for FBA sellers as I experienced this first hand myself.
  • If you are printing maps for example the print quality isn't acceptable unless it is a custom drawn map with thick lines. It does vector graphics okay; icons, banner images etc.
Size & Weight
5.75 in.
6 in.
4.8 in.
5 in.
7.25 in.
8.7 in.
1.5 lbs.
2.46 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Brother QL-700 Professional Label Printer
  • It is heavy but this ensures it stays on your desk with little chance of it getting accidentally knocked off.
  • This machine is larger than the others, but the quality trumps the size for me.
  • Love this label maker! Not too big that it can't fit on my desk at home. I use it mostly for an at-home business as well as some personal uses.
  • I was looking for a small, easy to use label printer and this one is perfect. I didn't want anything big and bulky or expensive.
  • This label printer is great! It doesn't take up a lot of space, and works as advertised.
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
AC Power Adapter
Customize and print address, file folder and barcode labels, Create labels directly from text in Microsoft® Word, Excel®, Outlook®, QuickBooks®
Multi-copy print, Easy to apply, Whisper quiet, Label Collection, Ultra-fast print speed
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Brother QL-700 Professional Label Printer
  • The software is amazing.
  • Excellent font size.
  • Easy to set up and connect to your computer.
  • The text size randomly changes in the app.
  • Has a hard time keeping connected - says it is offline when it is showing up clearly in my device list.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
99.99 $
99.99 $

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