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Product Review: Dymo LabelWriter 450 Duo

We’ve been asked again to review a Dymo product. You can see previous reviews as well as get ideas for using labelers in your home or office here.

This time we were sent the Dymo LabelWriter 450 Duo. The features we like about this labeler are that it is compact, versitile, easy to use and fast.

This multi-function printer does not take up much space on your desk, yet it does the work of a number of tools. It has two slots from which you can print – one for postage labels and one for all other labels.  First a note about the postage printing capacity – this allows you to print USPS approved postage labels without paying a monthly fee and without a trip to the post office to mail something. Win win! There’s even an “AddressFixer” feature on the software included that will double check the mailing address for you from the USPS database to ensure it is accurate.

From the other label slot you can print close to 60 varieties of labels. Imagine being able to quickly (71 labels per minute!) print address, shipping, file, supply, or name badge labels, among others. The Dymo LabelWriter 450 Duo comes with the printer, a starter roll of address labels, a starter cassette of Dymo D1 labels, a power adapter, power cord, and USB cable, the Dymo Productivity Software, a quick start guide and cleaning card. It also integrates with and prints easily from many popular programs like Microsoft Word, Outlook, QuickBooks and CardScan.

While I found the “list price” of $299 on the web, I also saw this product selling on for $119.98. While you’ll need to purchase the label tape or roll to accomplish the project you have at hand (it prints both paper and plastic labels beautifully), you will not have to purchase or use ink or toner – as this tool uses direct thermal printing.

So if you need a multi-function device for printing a variety of labels and postage in your office, saving you time and increasing your productivity, this might just be the right tool for you. Again, we love how compact it is, especially for all that it can do.

A company in our industry, Get Buttoned Up, is having a contest for anyone who emails them a tip for labeling at or on their Facebook page (just leave a comment with your tip). Do this and you will be automatically be entered to win one of these bad boys yourself!

We’d love to hear if you have a favorite tool that makes your office more organized and efficient. Leave us a comment here on the blog, or visit today’s Facebook Page discussion. We’ll see you there.

Disclosure: This is sponsored content as we have been given the label maker as a product sample to keep and review. That being said, we do not blog about anything we do not believe in and Dymo did not edit our post or direct our content in any way.

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