DYMO LABEL WRITER 450 SETUP, FEATURES, ISSUES, resolutions

The Dymo LabelWriter is a professional labeling, filing, and mailing solution for your daily office needs. It is a wired, monochrome printer that uses a USB 2.0 interface. The printer is compatible with both Windows as well as Mac OS. With this LabelWriter, you can select from professional label templates and customize and print addresses, name badges, and barcode labels, all from the comfort of your PC by using the DYMO label software. You can create labels by directly importing data from commonly-used office applications such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Google contacts.

Features of Dymo Dymo LabelWriter 450

Here are some of its many features that make Dymo LabelWriter 450 worth the buy-

1. Its compact design for flexible placement

At roughly 5.3 by 4.9 by 7.3 inches, it is a compact label writer, small enough to fit on a desktop easily without taking much space.

2. High-quality print resolution

This printer prints labels, barcodes, and other graphics with a top-notch resolution of 600 x 300 dpi, giving high-quality, crystal-clear results.

3. It is easy to use and reduces wastage

The LabelWriter 450 enables you to print precise quantities of labels hassle-free, eliminating the scope of wastage, unlike the tradition sheet labels.

4. It reduces costs

It works on the direct thermal printing technology and produces a label by selectively heating coated thermal paper instead of using expensive ink or toner which in turn eliminates the cost factor.

5. Its printing efficiency

This LabelWriter can print up to 51 labels per minute, making it an efficient addition to any modern workspace.

DYMO LABELWRITER 450 SETUP

INSTALLATION FOR WINDOWS

To install the DYMO label Printer for Windows, follow the following steps-

1. Go to the official website of DYMO – https://www.dymo.com/ and under the Support tab, select Downloads: Software, Drivers & User Guides.
2. Now, enter your Product type as LabelWriter Label Printers and Model as LabelWriter 450 and download the drivers relevant to your system.
3. After downloading, open the software and follow the DYMO Setup Wizard for installation.
4. Now, connect your LabelWriter 450 directly to your computer via the USB 2.0 cable and load the labels into the printer.

INSTALLATION FOR MAC

1. Follow the above-mentioned step 1 and step2.
2. After downloading, open System preferences and go to Printers and Scanners.
3. Now, to add the printer click on the “+” button. 
4. In the search bar on the top right, search for DYMO label Printer 450.
5. Select the printer and click Add.

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SET PRINT PREFERENCES FOR WINDOWS

 
1. From the Start menu, navigate to the Control Panel and click on Devices and Printers icon.
2. Now, right-click on the DYMO printer and go the Printer Properties.
3. In the Printer Properties window, click on Preferences and from there click on Advanced.
4. A window will appear on the screen allowing you to verify the type of label set.
5. Make sure that the paper set is the same as the type on the label that was loaded earlier and click OK.

SET PRINT PREFERENCES FOR MAC

1. Open a browser such as Google Chrome or Safari and go to http://localhost:631/printers/.
2. Select the DYMO LabelWriter 450 and choose Default Options.
3. In the Default settings, put in your Label size in the ‘Media Size’ box.

WHAT DOES THE DYMO LABEL STATUS LIGHTS DENOTE?

The Status Lights, as the name suggests, visually signifies the current status or state of the printer. The following are the different status lights along with what they stand for-

1. Solid Blue – This means that the power is turned ON and the printer is ready to operate.
2. Dimmed Blue – This means that the printer is in power-saving mode.
3. Flashing Blue – This means that either the labels are not properly loaded or the label roll is empty and needs a refill.

ARE YOU FACING POOR QUALITY PRINTS IN DYMO 450?

The DYMO LabelWriter 450 is designed for high-quality and efficient results, but if you are facing poor print quality, it can be caused by one of these-

1. If you are using a third-party manufacturer’s labels and not the genuine DYMO labels.
2. The thermal coating of the labels might be compromised and are not of supreme quality. 
3. Your Label roll might be old.
4. The print head might be dirty.

First things first, do not use third-party labels since their thermal coating has a different sensitivity that the genuine DYMO labels and the perforations between the third-party labels are often undetectable by the LableWriter Printers. 

If you are facing fainted quality prints and notice small dots of white scattered through the printed characters or dark and light patches of printing, your labels rolls are probably faulty. Try using a new label roll.

Another possibility is that you have a dirty print head. To clean the print head, make use of the cleaning tool inside of the label cassette tray and gently wipe the print head.

Note – The print head is very delicate, so make sure to clean gently with care.

DO THE LABELS NOT FEED CORRECTLY?

Check the following if your labels do not feed correctly – 

  • Your labels might not be loaded properly
    Make sure that the left edge of the label is aligned with the left edge of the label feed slot so that your labels are properly loaded.
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  • You might be using third-party labels 
     As mentioned before, the non-genuine or third-party labels will hinder the performance of your printer and this might be the reason why your labels do not feed correctly.

ARE YOU UNABLE TO PRINT ON LABEL WRITER 450 PRINTER?

If your printer is not printing or stops while in use, look for the problem by following these steps below –

  • Make sure that the power cable is plugged in and the printer is still receiving power. If the status light on the front not lit, this is an indication that the power is stripped off of the printer.
  • Look if the dymo printer is feeding labels properly by pushing the form feed button. If the status light is blinking and the labels are jammed, clean the label Jams by tearing off the already fed labels, and by pressing the label release lever forward you can pull out the jammed label from the feed slot.
  • Make sure that the USB cable connecting your printer and your computer has not come loose and is connected properly.
  • Check if the LabelWriter printer driver is correctly installed.

The driver takes the print data from the software and further directs it to the printer. If the driver is not installed properly, you’ll not be able to print. Typically, the driver is installed when you install the software that comes with the printer but chances are the driver may have been altered or deleted by mistake.

So, to check, follow the steps below-
  • From the Start menu, click on the Printers and Faxes.
  • In the Printers and Faxes settings, the LabelWriter Printer icon could be seen.
  • Right-click on the icon and click on Properties.
  • Now, from there go to Printing Preferences and click Advanced.
  • The Advanced dialog box will display an error if the printer is not installed properly and you’ll have to re-install the printer referring to the above-mentioned setup.

Note- This step is only for Windows users.

HOW TO PRINT TO A SHARED PRINTER FROM WINDOWS?

HOW TO SHARE A PRINTER ON A NETWORK?

Make sure that you have already installed the DYMO Label software on your local computer. You’ll need to share the printer on your local PC before printing to a shared printer from windows.

FOR WINDOWS XP

1. From the Start menu, click on the Printers and Faxes.
2. In the Printers and Faxes settings, right-click on the printer you want to share and click on sharing.
3. In the DYMO label printer Properties dialog box, select Share this printer.
4. Enter a name for the printer in the Share name box that will appear to the other users on the network and click OK.

FOR WINDOWS VISTA

1. From the Start menu, click on the Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, choose Printers and the Printers control panel will appear.
3. Now, right-click on the printer you want to share and click on Sharing.
4. In the DYMO label printer Properties dialog box, select Share this printer.
5. Enter a name for the printer in the Share name box that will appear to the other users on the network and click OK.
 
FOR WINDOWS 7

1. From the Start menu, click on the Devices and Printers.
2. In the Devices and Printers Control Panel, right-click on the printer you want to share and choose Printer properties.  
3. In the DYMO label printer Properties dialog box, click on Sharing and then select Share this printer.
4. Enter a name for the printer in the Share name box that will appear to the other users on the network and click OK.

HOW TO ADD A NETWORK PRINTER?

Firstly, you’ll need to install DYMO Label Software (DLS) on your local PC and then add the network label printers as required. Now, to add a shared label printer to your PC, use the standard Windows Add Printer Wizard and now you’ll be able to print to a shared network printer.

HOW TO PRINT TO A SHARED PRINTER FROM MAC OS?

HOW TO SHARE A PRINTER ON A NETWORK?

Make sure that you have already installed the DYMO Label software on your local computer. You’ll need to share the printer on your local PC before printing to a shared printer.

1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
2. In the System Preferences dialog box, select Print & Fax.
3. Now, from there select the printer you want to share and click on Sharing.
4. Select the Share these printers with other computers and select the checkboxes in front of the printers you want to share.
5. Now, close the Print & Fax dialog box.

HOW TO ADD A NETWORK PRINTER?

Firstly, you’ll need to install DYMO Label Software (DLS) on the remote PC before you can print to a network printer. For installation of more than one shared DYMO label printer, add each additional label printer.

1. Go to Applications from the finder and select Utilities.
2. In the Utilities menu, select the Printer Setup Utility and a Printer List will appear on the screen.
3. Click on Add and a Printer Browser dialog box will appear.
4. In the Printer Browser dialog box, select the printer you want to add.
5. Click on Add and close the Printer List dialog box.

DYMO LABELWRITER 450 PRINTER REVIEW

The Dymo LabelWriter 450 is a sustainable and efficient product that serves multiple purposes and is a one-stop solution for your everyday office needs. Its ability to label, file, and mail help you to reduce the expense and time at the workplace. Setting up and installation of the printer is easy and convenient just like any standard USB label printer.


All you need to do is, connect your printer to your computer and it’s done. The LabelWriter 450 helps you to print labels for your files and folders, name stickers, and much more easily than a normal printer. By using direct thermal printing technology, it effectively cuts on the cost of purchasing expensive ink or toner. The only supply you’ll ever need to purchase is the labels and you are sorted.


LabelWriter 450‘s design is one of the many features that draw one’s attention. Without any compromise in its modern design and aesthetic appeal, this compact product will easily find its space in your workplace. Dymo LabelWriter 450 delivers as promised at a commendable speed yet being at such an affordable rate.