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DYMO LabelWriter 400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews of DYMO LabelWriter 400. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the DYMO LabelWriter 400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for DYMO LabelWriter 400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of DYMO LabelWriter 400 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views, but the design and price get negative views.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dymo Labelwriter 400Dymo Labelwriter 400

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for DYMO LabelWriter 400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of DYMO LabelWriter 400 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dymo LabelWriter 400 Label Printer (69100)Dymo LabelWriter 400 Label Printer (69100)

May, 2018

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DYMO LabelWriter Duo


Both printers are part of DYMO's new generation of label printers, which includes the LabelWriter 400 Turbo, with a claimed speed of 55 labels per minute. The Duo is essentially a LabelWriter 400 Turbo mounted on top of (and nicely integrated with)...

Combines a standard label printer for paper labels with another printer for plastic labels. Same footprint as a standard label printer

Height and bulk make it more imposing than a standard label printer on a desktop

If you need a label printer for both paper address labels and permanent plastic, nylon, or polyester labels, the DYMO LabelWriter Duo excels at doing both.

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Dymo Rhino 6000 Backgrounder Label Maker First Look


110 blocks, wire and cable flags, horizontal and vertical wraps, vertical and fixed-length applications including 5 line print capability.

Sep, 2010


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Dymo LabelWriter Duo


This Dymo LabelWriter has two heads, hence the name, and as far as label printers go, it's up there with the best.

This is an extremely well-made and versatile printer for handling the specialist task of printing labels. Having the facility to print on robust plastic tape is a bonus and although the running costs aren't low, the results the LabelWriter Duo produces...

May, 2008

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Dymo LabelWriter Duo


Who needs a label printer? Surely they're just a luxury you can bypass with a sheet of labels in your regular A4 printer? Well, not quite, particularly if you need to print individual labels to a variety of addresses. Dymo has built up a good range of...

This is fair, since A4 label sheets for a regular inkjet or laser printer cost about 40p per page from a high street stationery store, plus about 3p for toner or ink. The equivalent cost using this device works out at about 28p. But that's not what the...

Jun, 2008

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Dymo 400


Buying a Seiko to replace it: had Seiko much longer, had to change because new Mac no longer had serial port to talk to Seiko. Should have bought adapter!

Reasonably easy to use

Tough to change label rolls; cranky when label size is different from last roll. Worked for almost 2.5 years and then DEAD ASA DOORNAIL

Apr, 2009

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Good Bye Pitney Bowes


Great for the small office

I use my printer strictly for printing postage through The set up is easy and it sure beats the monthly rental and reset fees that are imposed by Pitney Bowes


Apr, 2009

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Excellent printer


I love this printer saves me time and money

Ignore my bad review it was user error. I thought my printer was faulty but it was user error. You install the labels upside down in order for it to print. Awesome printer.Will let you know how in works when it hits it 1 year mark

the way the labels must be loaded the instructions are not very clear on which way you load the labels

Mar, 2009

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Great when it worked


Printer labels with ease

Died after 8 months

Mar, 2009

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Doesnt need ink refills, stickers are cheap, program is easy to use.

This thing is one of the greatest inventions ever...... has saved me SO much time for my home cd sales and shipping business... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This will save you so much time

Ink sometimes fades when taped over... but that may just be some weak third party labels I use. The software program insists on being 'registered' any time you install it

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Eliminate the hassles of printing labels on your regular printer with the DYMO LabelWriter 400 Turbo. This super fast and tiny printer fits anywhere on your desk and makes labels for envelopes, packages, files, barcodes, name badges and more - up to 55 labels per minute - from your PC or Mac. Now LabelWriter 400 Turbo also prints USPS approved on-demand postage with the included DYMO Stamps solution. No more trips to the Post Office, no more costly postal meters. It's simply a super fast way to make labels and postage. LabelWriter 400 Turbo comes with easy to use software to format labels with text, graphics and barcodes, to manage address books, and to print DYMO Stamps. It's also easy to print labels direct from Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, WordPerfect, QuickBooks, ACT! and other software. The DYMO LabelWriter 400 Turbo uses advanced, super quiet 300 dpi thermal printing, which means great looking labels without any ink or toner, so no added cartridge or toner expense. Everything you need - printer, power supply, software, USB cable, User Manual and starter rolls of address labels and DYMO Stamps postage labels - comes in the box.


Color of product:Black, Silver / Blue, Silver / Grey / Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.2in/7.3in/7.8in/7.9in/7.9in / 7.3in
Height:5.2in/7.2in/7.5in/7.5in / 7.8in/7.8in
Width:5.5in/5.5in / 7.2in/5in/7.2in/8.5in


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Model:400/400 Turbo/450 Duo/Duo/Twin Turbo
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:DYMO LabelWriter


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Other Features

Compatibility:Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, UPC A/E, EAN 8/13, EAN 128, ITF-14 & Interleaved 2/5. / PC & Mac
Dimensions (WxDxH):1
Label type:6, 9, 12,19, 24 mm
Tape size:2.36 / 2.362

Packaging Data

Package depth:23.3 / 23.346 / 25.4
Package height:10.6 / 9.37 / 9.370
Package width:10 / 10.039 / 10.7

Paper Handling

Maximum label width:2.36


Built-in barcodes:Code 39, ITF-14 / ITF-14
Number of label formats:16
Tape type:D1

Ports & interfaces

PC connected: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max H-Resolution B/W:300dpi/600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (0.95 in) / Roll (2.35 in)/Roll (1 in) / Roll (2.3 in)/Roll (2.2 in)/Roll (2.25 in)/Roll (2.3 in)/Roll (2.35 in)
Max Printing Speed:40labels/min/55labels/min/71labels/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:300dpi
Media Type:Address labels / Appointment/business cards / Labels / Media labels / Name badge labels / Receipt paper/Business cards / Fabric tape / Labels / Name badge labels / Permanent adhesive tape / Plastic tape / Receipt paper / Thermal paper/Labels / Thermal paper/Labels / Polyester labels / Thermal paper / Business cards / Name badge labels / Fabric tape / Permanent adhesive tape / Plastic tape / Receipt paper/Labels / Thermal paper/Nylon tape / Plastic tape / Polyester labels / Self-adhesive label tape / Thermal labels / Thermal paper / Business cards / Name badge labels / Fabric tape / Permanent adhesive tape / Receipt paper/Thermal labels/Thermal paper
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Direct thermal/Direct thermal / Direct thermal / thermal transfer/Direct thermal / thermal transfer
Total Media Capacity:1rolls/1rolls / 2rolls/2rolls
Type:Label printer


Maximum Resolution:300 x 300
Print speed:0.66 / 40 / 55


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP\nMac OS X 10.2.8
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:PC
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP / Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later/Microsoft Windows XP / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 9.449 / 9.45 / 9.49 / 9.53
Height:10.4 / 8.74 / 8.740 / 8.86
Weight:0.6 / 3.395 / 3.4 / 3.46 / 3.77 / 3.88 / 5.82
Width:5.75 / 5.866 / 5.87 / 5.94 / 6.46