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Product Review: DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo

Simply Placed was recently asked to review the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo. Having come to grips with the fact that I am not exactly the most technologically savvy individual, Iworried I might have some difficulty even trying to set the thing up let alone getting it to print out a label.

Designed for office use, this product claims it can help any office become more efficient, productive and professional. Here’s what I found:

The Benefits:

 “Whoa, that was easy” are the very words I uttered as installed the the software to my computer.  A few clicks of my mouse and some simple installation steps directed by the included quick start guide was all it took.

Oh, the Options! Having successfully installed my DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo without having to scream in frustration or bury my head in my hands with defeat; I was in my own little state of labeler heaven.  And it only got better.

With the program open, I was able to view more label options than I had ever seen before with “run of the mill” labelers. Address, shipping, file folder, name badge, inventory, barcode, and price tag,  just to name a few. You can even print postage, saving trips to the post office. That’s worth time and money! This labeler has over 40 different sizes and styles of labels and allows you to select from over 60 label layouts. Play with text, images, shapes; it’s all here.

Look, twins. You can double your label capacity for greater labeling and mailing efficiency as this label printer holds two label rolls at once for maximum efficiency. No need to constantly switch out those label rolls.

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Did I mention it works on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms? Looks like we can get along after all. Bonus.

Pretty on the Outside. Although I may never use the word “pretty” when talking about a labeler, this one actually has a clean, professional aesthetic value to it. In other words, you won’t be embarrassed to have it sitting out for everyone to see.

That was Quick. One thing I noticed was how fast I was able to print my labels. Click, print, admire, done. They even claim it can print around 71 labels a minute. Brilliant.

Honey, can you grab some more ink cartridges? These are words you will never have to hear, let alone utter, again. With thermal printing technology, you won’t need ink or toner. Ever. Yes, never, ever.

Rolls in, Sheets Out. The DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo printer has been designed to use label rolls rather than sheets. Now you can print one or one hundred labels without the hassle or waste.

What a Connection. Once you connect your DYMO LabelWriter label printer to your computer, you are ready to print labels from Microsoft, Word, Excel, Outlook, QuickBooks, and others.

Time to Sleep. Now equipped with a new sleep mode, this product uses less power than its predecessors.

Easy Access. Something else to note; the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo program has several helpful and easily visible links at the top of your screen giving you 24-hour access to DYMO online, DYMO Stamps, and even a link where you can buy new labels.  Ah, the little things in life.

Light as a Feather. Well, not quite that light but you get the idea. I would never call this labeler large by any means, but I was still surprised at how lightweight it was. Translation? It’s not a pain to move around should you want to give it a new home from time to time.

Drawbacks

 More vibrant, please. Despite the fact I found the concept of using a direct thermal printer rather than ink or toner to print the labels quite interesting, the text at times did not appear as “rich” as I would have expected it to be.

Price Tag. While it is not insanely expensive, this product does run at a little over $200. You are provided with two sample rolls in addition to the printer itself; however, you do have to continue to buy labels. Obviously to be expected and not a big deal, unless you are planning to get a little “label happy” with it.

On/Off. Upon further inspection, I realized there was no “on” or  “off” switch present. While it seems like a small detail, or lack there of, the blue lights on the front can become a bit bothersome after a while.

All in all, I quite enjoyed my DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo experience.  Safe to say my office felt a little more efficient, productive and professional. And to that I say, label away people, label away.

But wait, there’s more! We have one other exciting element for you…

A company in our industry, Get Buttoned Up, is having a contest for anyone who emails them a tip for labeling at info@getbuttonedup.com or on their Facebook page (just leave a comment with your tip). Do this and you will be automatically be entered to win a $50 AMEX gift card!

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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