Hello! I hope that you’re enjoying your first few days of summer.
This is an updated blog post about the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo printer. My original DYMO post, Using the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Printer to Print Amazon FBA Labels is a little outdated as I wrote it three years ago. In that post, I went over:
- The reasons why I purchased the DYMO
- Where to buy it
- The labels needed
- How to set it up
So if you’re interested in the reasoning why I purchased one, then go read that blog post. But the short version of it is that too many labels are wasted when you use a laser printer.
Where to purchase one is still the same – Amazon! I bought mine from Amazon three years ago and it still works great. Of course, you can check the office supply stores and I do know that Staples has had great sales on them in the past.
This post is really being updated to introduce you to a different label that you can use and to help you with setting up your DYMO. For those that don’t know, Amazon didn’t make printing to a DYMO or any thermal printer easy.
Getting Started (Quick Version)
For those of you that are anxious to get started with a DYMO LabelWriter printer, here is what to get:
DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo: This is the same model that I purchased three years ago. It’s still running strong!
Removable Labels for DYMO Printers (OnlineLabels Brand): I switched to this brand of labels in 2016 because it’s less expensive. Even with shipping, you can usually pick up 4-rolls of this brand for the same price as 2-rolls of the HouseLabels Brand.
Removable Labels for DYMO Printers (HouseLabels Brand): These are the labels mentioned in my original DYMO post.
Both of these labels are DYMO-30334 compatible and are removable. You’ll want to get removable labels as Amazon requires them if you place your FBA barcode labels directly on your products.
AZLabels: Easiest way to print your labels from Amazon Seller Central. You can start with a free account and then upgrade to a paid account once your volume increases. To learn more about AZLabels, please read this blog post.
Printing Your FBA Labels to Your DYMO Printer
Most of you probably printed your first set of Amazon FBA barcode labels with either a laser or inkjet printer. It was pretty straightforward – you press the “Print Labels” button and then you select your printer and paper size just like you would when printing from most other programs.
However, for whatever reason, you can’t print the barcode labels using your DYMO from that same “Print Labels” button. 🙁
The good news is that you can print your DYMO labels through Scan & Label or by subscribing to a 3rd-Party Service.
Amazon’s Scan and Label
Use this option if you are looking for “free” or don’t want to subscribe to a 3rd-Party Service. It’s a little challenging to get everything configured correctly so I made a video to help you.
The video is at: Video: Print to Your DYMO 450 with Scan & Label. If at some point the video becomes outdated, please send me a note so I can update it.
AZLabels: As mentioned earlier, this is an easy way to print to your DYMO. I recommend using AZ Labels if you’re not quite ready to subscribe to a more expensive 3rd-Party service that includes DYMO printing.
ClickAndLabel (formally ListLabelShip): I used them when I first purchased my DYMO since AZLabels wasn’t around back then. Because it’s been over 2 years since I last used their service, I can’t comment on how well their service works today. However, I didn’t have any issues when I used them.
InventoryLab: I’m an InventoryLab (IL) subscriber and DYMO printing is integrated inside their program. I like that IL gives you the option to automatically print the required number of barcode labels immediately after you list each product. For me, this makes my label/prep tasks go quicker.
ScanLister and Accelerlist: These two services also support DYMO printing. Since it’s been over 6 months since I used either of them, I can’t go into any great detail on how the DYMO printing works. However, when I did test out both services in 2016, I didn’t have any problems.
Believe it or not, there will be times when the printer just doesn’t print. Sometimes I don’t know if it’s a DYMO issue or a 3rd-party software issue. But here are a few tricks that I learned along the way:
- Instead of using the drivers that came with the installation CD, install your DYMO using the drivers from DYMO’s website.
- If the DYMO doesn’t work in Chrome, try printing in Firefox or a different browser.
- If the DYMO doesn’t work at all, then reset the printer by doing the following:
- If resetting the printer doesn’t work, then reinstall the drivers. Remember to use the drivers from DYMO’s website.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for reading this post!