updated 09:55 pm EDT, Tue June 30, 2009
DYMO LabelWriter 450
DYMO has introduced the LabelWriter 450 series of label printers. The devices build upon the features of the LabelWriter 400 printers, while providing a revamped exterior with a glossy finish. The company has improved printing speeds across-the-board, with the basic LabelWriter now capable of 51 labels per minute and the Turbo model churning out 71 labels per minute.
The LabelWriters connect via USB to PC or Mac systems, with support for 600x300 dpi graphics mode and thermal printing to avoid toners or ink. The 450 Turbo model offers increased speed and DYMO Stamps capability for direct printing of USPS postage.
The 450 Twin Turbo holds two label rolls, with the ability to print both postage and address labels without switching rolls. The 450 Duo adds a printer for the company's D1 labels, a plastic variety which can be used for name tags, equipment labels, or other tasks requiring improved durability.
Users can create labels directly from text within CardScan, Address Book, or other software. The printers ship with Label V.8, a cross-platform program that provides tools for designing and printing customized labels. Addresses are automatically gathered from Address Book or Outlook to eliminate the need for separate synchronization.
The software includes over 60 label types and 100 predesigned layouts, while users can add corporate logos, clip art or shapes. A QuickPrint widget provides a simple interface to configure text, style and size for one-off labels.
The basic LabelWriter 450 carries a price of $110, while the Turbo model can be obtained for $140 and the Twin Turbo brings the price up to $210. The Duo is expected to ship sometime in November, although pricing has yet to be announced.