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DYMO LabelWriter 400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the build quality. Views are divided on the value for money.

performance, usability, design, size, reliability

build quality

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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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.

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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.

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I have been using Dymo Labelwriters since I had my first Macintosh. They are easy to install and don't take up much space on my desk. I wouldn't think of trying any other type.

Very fast, prints label in only seconds

Can't think of any


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Works as advertised and price was very reasonable. Quality of manufacture of the Labelwriter is very good. Operates very quietly and very fast. Well worth the money and would buy again without hesitation.

Prints extremely fast and software is very easy to use

None noticed

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They call it CD label but it is less than 2" in diameter so you can barely appreciate it. The labels got stuck all the time. The machine software malfunctioned and I had to reinstall it. Smart paste worked once and did not work next five times. The...

not many

Poor product, labels gets stuck all the time, CD labels are a joke

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I have been using a Brother QL-500, but it doesn't work with the postage labels required by I purchased this machine for that purpose. It was very easy to hookup to the computer, and I was printing labels within 5 minutes.

easy to use; nice compact size; looks nice; easy label tear-off; no ink cartridge to run out of ink at a bad time

haven't found any yet

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As the world turns with being young and restless, technology stands still for no one. Here in the Louisiana area, the company uses the LabelWriter 400 Turbo mainly for security reasons to have visitors, clients and vendors presence clear known.

Precise and very quick

At this time, none

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Very nice little labeler. It comes in handy if you use a lot of labels during your daily routine. It prints very clearly. I use it a lot for my metered mail printing.

Easy to use + setup

cost of materials

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Heavy than I thought, but very stable for printing. Very easy to install with my laptop. No problem at all. Thermal printing which eliminates ribbons or cartridges. This is a good thing because replacement labels are not cheap. Label outputs are very...

Thermal printer, clear and accurate, rock solid and stable

Expensive replacement labels

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This little machine is absolutely wonderful. I do income taxes and have all kinds of addresses that have to be printed out. I save them in the address book and it just takes a second to print out the right label. No more running envelopes through the...

Great performance. Worth every dime I spent on it


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.

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


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


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

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)