Product Comparison: Epson LabelWorks LW-300 vs Epson LabelWorks LW-400

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General Specifications
LabelWorks LW-300
LabelWorks LW-400
About the Product
The Epson LabelWorks LW-300 label printer is where everyday organization meets imagination. No longer restricted by simple options, you can choose from a huge range of symbols, frames and fonts. With dozens of tapes in a variety of styles, borders, sizes and colors, your creativity can be boundless. The LW-300 is also efficient (save up to 30 self-createdlabel designs with built-in memory to prevent redundant work) and more mindful of supplies (dramatically smaller lead margins mean up to 60% less label waste).It's perfect for creating professional-looking labels at home or in the office — for files, storage bins, household items, clothing and just about anything else.
Meet the Epson LabelWorks LW-400, a powerful new label maker that turns organizing into an art. Featuring a backlit display, it helps you make labels anywhere, anytime. Choose from a huge range of symbols, frames, fonts, barcodes and tapes in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. The LW-400 is both easy to use and efficient (dramatically smaller margins mean up to 60% less label waste). The LW-400 is an office powerhouse. With amazing versatility and a large, built-in memory, it stores up to 50 files, so you can save those commonly used labels. Use it for barcodes, A/V and computer wiring and just about anything else. Or, use it around the house. In any case, the LW-400 will transform how you organize and give you a new outlet for your imagination.
Key Specs
180 dpi
180 dpi
Number Of Lines Per Label
Print Speed
0.24 in/sec
0.24 in/sec
Maximum Label Width
0.5 in.
0.75 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Label Maker
  • Prints great right out of the box but you can customize to your heart's content. You can adjust text and spacing in a myriad of ways; outline, borders, spacing, width, etc.
  • Can print up to 2 lines of text per label, a space saving feature I use often.
  • I LOVE that this product line has "iron on", "glow in the dark" and regular label tapes! I bought a few of each!!!! It has some VERY pretty borders/frames for the text as well!
  • I also love that you can choose between different fonts and write in two lines!
  • A little slow wile printing, but the price offsets the speed.
  • Very handy good price. The resolution of the text is a little poor. I wasn't expecting that.
Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker
  • Awesome - works prefect for making fabric ribbon labels which is why I bought this! Plenty of fonts and symbols.
  • Max font size at 12mm tape is quite impressive.
  • The speed of the printer is quick enough. I usually have 20 plus cables needing labels the LW-400 can keep up.
  • Prints just fine on third party, low-cost tapes. Print resolution is good.
  • The printing speed is also visible slower than competitors (Brother, Dymo) but this is not a big issue for this kind of printers.
  • Printing not sharp and crisp.
Size & Weight
2.16 in.
2.2 in.
5.71 in.
4.33 in.
2.17 in.
6.7 in.
0.88 lbs.
0.88 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Label Maker
  • Light weight and QWERTY keyboard makes it easy to input text.
  • No complaints. Thought it was going to be this flimsy light weight plastic piece of crap, but it's not.
  • Very happy with the durability and quality of printer. It has a nice weight to it... you can tell it is not cheaply made.
  • It's compact, yet sturdy and easy to use.
  • Love it. Compact. Gets the job done. Easy and fun to use with lots of different fonts, & symbols.
Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker
  • Sturdy, Compact Construction
  • It's fairly lightweight and compact.
  • Just perfect, small and compact.
  • IT is compact enough that you can take it anywhere. It takes batteries as well as a power outlet.
  • Great compact size and printed fast. Printing quality was good.
Print Technology
Thermal transfer
Thermal transfer
Print Material
Standard, Iron-on, Metallic, Reflective, Strong Adhesive, Glow-in-the-Dark, Pearlized and Clear
Standard, Iron-on, Metallic, Reflective, Strong Adhesive, Glow-in-the-Dark, Pearlized and Clear, Tab, Fluorescent and Clear
Display (Character x Line)
16 x 1
16 x 2
Number Of Text Styles
Number Of Fonts
PC Connectivity
Power Source
AC power adapter or 6 "AAA" batteries
Ideal for your labeling needs, Large built-in memory, Prints up to two lines of text, Easy to apply, Whisper quiet, Supports seven languages, Specialty labels
Backlit display, Less waste, Large built-in memory, Asset tagging, Whisper quiet, Supports seven languages
What customers say about "Features"
Epson LabelWorks LW-300 Label Maker
  • Once you have the options set right, it is awesome. It is really easy to turn on print your label and then turn off.
  • Printing different languages seems to be a strong suit of this labeler. It comes with many different fonts with everything from accent marks to umlauts.
  • Changing batteries and inserting different label tape is easy and intuitive.
  • The label tear-off backing is split down the middle to make backing removal easy. Some labelers don't have this often overlooked frustration saver.
  • It is a little difficult to understand how to change options on the Label Maker. The buttons are not intuitive to me, and the instructions are hard to read.
  • Doesn't come with an AC adapter, but you can buy one.
  • Doesn't come with a case which would be nice for storing or carrying the unit.
Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker
  • I really like this label maker. It's portable and fits nicely in your hand. The keyboard is nicely laid out and easy to type on. The screen is bright and clear.
  • Adjustable character spacing (narrow or wide)
  • Several different fonts. several different sizes. add borders or pictures.
  • Lots of colors of label tape available. Lots of borders and special characters.
  • Does not remember previous setting when powering back on (for example, character spacing and layout)
  • Manual setup requires the operator to thread the tape leader.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
39.99 $

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