Understanding the various Dymo LabelWriter Models

There are a number of different Dymo LabelWriter models. Some models only vary slightly from others, but there's 2 that vary considerably. This article aims to provide an overview of the various models and help you to figure out exactly which model will suit your needs best.

The first characteristic to note is that all the LabelWriter models use exactly the same label system (LabelWriter labels) with one exception.... The LabelWriter DUO also uses Dymo's D1 label tape system. "LabelWriter labels" are primarily paper-based labels that are pre-cut to size, so you basically print the label, peel off the backing sheet and stick it on your item. The Dymo D1 is completely different. The D1 system uses a 'plastic' tape based label which comes in various widths (1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" and 1"). You create your label and it prints off in a strip. You press the 'cut' button on the printer and the label is then available for you to peel off the backing sheet and affix it to your item.

Other characteristics that makes it easy to differentiate between the various models are:

  • Print Speed : All the LabelWriters are fast - they are capable of printing at least 51 address labels per minute. Some models are even faster
  • Number of rolls the printer holds : depending on the model a LabelWriter will hold 1 or 2 rolls of labels
  • Print-head width : the width of the print head determines the maximum size label the printer can print. One model has a much wider print head making it possible to print labels as big as 6" x 4"

Dymo LabelWriter Models

Dymo LabelWriter 450

  • prints up to 51 address labels per minute
  • holds 1 roll of labels
  • wide print head enables you to print labels up to 2-5/16" wide x virtually any length (biggest standard label is currently 2-5/16" x 7-1/2")
Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo (same as LabelWriter 450 but faster)
  • prints up to 71 address labels per minute
  • holds 1 roll of labels
  • wide print head enables you to print labels up to 2-5/16" wide x virtually any length (biggest standard label is currently 2-5/16" x 7-1/2")
Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo (same as LabelWriter 450 turbo but holds 2 rolls of labels)
  • prints up to 71 address labels per minute
  • holds 2 roll of labels (great for people who use more than 1 label size all the time because you don't need to keep changing out the rolls)
  • wide print head enables you to print labels up to 2-5/16" wide x virtually any length (biggest standard label is currently 2-5/16" x 7-1/2")
Dymo LabelWriter 450 DUO
  • prints up to 71 address labels per minute
  • holds 1 roll of LabelWriter labels and also 1 Dymo D1 labels tape (max tape width 1")
  • wide print head enables you to print labels up to 2-5/16" wide x virtually any length (biggest standard label is currently 2-5/16" x 7-1/2")
Dymo LabelWriter 4XL (much wider print head)
  • prints up to 71 address labels per minute
  • holds 1 roll of labels
  • extra wide print head enables you to print labels up to 4" wide x virtually any length (biggest standard label is currently 4" x 6")

Labelcity keeps all of these models in stock and we ship from both the east coast and west coast making deliveries very fast