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Using the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Printer to Print Amazon FBA Labels

Hi everyone!  This post is about the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer that I recently purchased so that I can print my FBA labels at home.  To be honest, I was going to wait and buy it when I started making the big bucks.  But I bought it early to save my sanity and to make my Sundays a little more enjoyable.

Why I Bought the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Printer
One of Amazon’s requirements is that you print your FBA labels with either a laser or direct thermal printer.  Since I had neither at home, I was using the laser printer at work to print my labels.  The problem with using the laser printer with the 30-up labels is that you waste labels when you print less than 30 at a time.  This is because Amazon prints the first ten labels in the first column, the next ten in the second column and the rest in the third column.  So, if you print just a few labels at a time, you end up with sheets of labels with the middle column untouched.

For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at the picture that I used in my post, Amazon FBA: What I learned in My First Two Weeks:

Printing Amazon FBA labels using a laser printer.

Too many wasted labels using the laser printer.

To avoid wasting so many labels, I started printing as many as I could in one batch .  My routine would be to source and list my products during the week and then print out a weeks worth of labels on Saturdays.  Then I would spend Sunday applying the labels, prepping the products and getting the boxes ready to ship on Monday morning. The entire Sunday process would take me hours and it wore me out.

Another problem that I had was that my labels were smudging whenever my finger tips touched the ink when I was sticking the labels to the products.  I’m sure this was due to either incorrect printer settings or that I was using a tired, worn out printer.  Anyway, even though the barcodes would still scan (I tested this with Profit Bandit), I was nervous that the smudging would get worse and then Amazon’s scanners wouldn’t be able to read the barcodes.

Printing labels should be a simple task.  It shouldn’t be a cause of irritation.

Well, between my inability to print labels at home and the wasted and smudged labels, the label printing process was getting on my nerves.  I don’t expect printing labels to be fun and exciting, but at least it should be quick, easy and somewhat mindless.  To make the whole prepping process a bit easier, I bought the DYMO 1752265 LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer. I chose this printer because it’s recommended on other Amazon FBA blogs and forums.

Where to Buy It
I bought mine from Amazon because at the time, it had the best price and I trust Amazon as I’ve bought from them before.  Plus, I like the free shipping.  But if you don’t need one immediately, I would price watch at the office supply stores because you may stumble upon a great sale.  About a month ago, Staples had them on sale for $59.95.  I missed out on that price because by the time I found out about it, they were all sold out.

If you decide to purchase the printer from Staples, Office Depot or Office Max, be sure to sign up for their rewards program first.  You can later use those rewards dollars on shipping supplies or on more inventory.  (Yes, I found a few profitable products from both Office Depot and Office Max – check the clearance aisles and use your coupons and/or rewards dollars).

When purchasing it, keep in mind that there is a DYMO 450 printer and a DYMO 450 Turbo printer.  The main difference that I can tell is the speed.  The DYMO 450 prints up to 51 labels per minute while the DYMO 450 Turbo prints up to 71 labels per minute.  At the time of this writing, the price of the turbo printer on Amazon is less than the non-turbo one.

JUNE 24, 2017 UPDATE: Please go to this more current blog post for more DYMO setup options: Using the DYMO LabelWriter for Amazon FBA Labels.

The label printer comes with a starter supply of labels, but they are the wrong size for printing your FBA labels.  Therefore, when you do buy your DYMO 450 Turbo, don’t forget to buy labels as well.  I bought the Houselabels HL-30334-R Labels because they are removable.  What’s nice is that these labels cost less than the Avery #6460 Removable Labels that I bought for the laser printer.  Plus, since it’s a thermal printer, you won’t need to buy any ink, toner or drums for it.

DYMO Setup
Regardless of your own personal reason to purchase a DYMO 450 Turbo, you will need to set it up.  The first consideration is that it will require a power outlet and a USB port on your computer.  Since my main computer does not have any free USB ports, I installed it on our old, rarely used computer.  I love that it’s tiny and I didn’t have to clear up any shelf space to make room for it.

The DYMO 450 is small and won't clutter up your desk.

The DYMO 450 Turbo is small and won’t clutter up your desk.

The setup was the standard procedure – insert and run the setup disk and then connect the USB cord. Also you will need to insert your labels into the printer. I followed the instructions and didn’t find it too difficult. My advice is to follow the instruction manual!

Next time you are ready to print labels in Seller Central, take a look at your paper/sticker types.  You’ll notice that the DYMO 450 Turbo labels aren’t listed as an option.  In order to print your Amazon FBA labels on your DYMO 450 Turbo, you’ll need to subscribe to either ListLabelShip or InventoryLab.

Because I’m not ready to spend $39.00 a month on InventoryLab, I joined ListLabelShip.  The first week is free and after that it’s $5.00 per month.  You’ll need to have either Firefox or Chrome installed on your computer and then you download the ListLabelShip add-on.  After you get everything installed and configured, you will see the ListLabelShip barcode icon on the top of your browser.


Clicking on that icon will initiate the printing process.  However, it didn’t work for me the first time.  I got some ugly error message that I had the wrong framework setup.  I solved that by going to DYMO’s website and installing the newest versions of their software and drivers.  Once I did that, then everything worked fine.

So far I have been very happy with my DYMO 450 Turbo printer purchase.  It has made my Amazon FBA routine easier as I can now label and prep a few products each night.  By the time Sunday arrives, all I have to do is create my shipping plan and box up my already prepped products.



p.s.  If you aren’t selling on Amazon, the DYMO is still a great tool.  It can also be used to print stamps, name badges, address, shipping and file folder labels and more.  I’m going to print labels for my storage boxes.  Click here to learn more about the product details and to see the current pricing on Amazon.

JUNE 24, 2017 UPDATE: Please go to this more current blog post for more DYMO setup options: Using the DYMO LabelWriter for Amazon FBA Labels.

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  • kiefer stradling September 7, 2014, 5:03 am

    This printer is no good for amazon fba unless you fork out the extra dollars to make it work

    • Diana September 7, 2014, 12:49 pm

      Hi Kiefer, I know, I’m paying ListLabelShip $5.00 a month so I can use the printer. I would rather not pay the monthly fee, but will continue doing so because I don’t have a laser printer at home. The efficiency that I gain by not having to print labels at work is well worth the $5.00 to me.

  • larric September 23, 2014, 4:27 am

    Will this work with shipping labels also? I just bought one and I’m not sure.

    • Diana September 23, 2014, 12:54 pm

      Hi Larric, I don’t think the DYMO will work with the shipping labels because the DYMO labels are so tiny in size. I use my old inkjet printer for the shipping labels. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Darlene October 19, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Help. Can you give a step by step guide on how to print labels with a dymo printer. I’m so frustrated I’m ready to quit before I start.

    • Diana October 19, 2014, 8:13 pm

      Hi Darlene, sorry to hear you’re having problems. Not sure where you’re at with the DYMO, but here is what worked for me:
      1. Install the DYMO software to your computer. The first time I used the CD that came with the printer, but that didn’t work with ListLabelShip. So, I had to reinstall the software/drivers from DYMO’s website.
      2. I signed up for ListLabelShip. If you use InventoryLab, I can’t help you as I don’t use that. But anyway, I signed up for LLS and downloaded their plugin using the Firefox web browser.
      3. Then on ListLabelShips website, you need to configure your printer and labels.
      4. Then, when I’m ready to print labels – go to Amazon Seller Central and go to the page that you would to print labels. I usually do this when I’m doing my Shipping Plan. From here, you don’t use Amazon’s “print label” button. Instead, you press the “barcode icon” that’s on the upper corner of your browser. This is from ListLabelShip and that will take you to another screen where there’s a button to print your labels.

      That’s how I do it and it’s the only way I know how (unless you subscribe to Inventory Lab).

      Hope this helps!


  • Maurice Staples October 21, 2014, 7:09 pm

    I was wondering if you ever found a solution to the fba dymo issue. I was considering paying the five dollars a month how has that worked out for you? And please let me know if you have found another solution.

  • Maurice Staples October 21, 2014, 7:32 pm

    I think I found the solution to our problem here is a link to a software work around I have not tried it yet but it looks pretty good.

    I will let you know what I think

    • Diana October 21, 2014, 8:41 pm

      Hi Maurice,
      I’m still using Listlabelship for $5.00 a month. So far I like it and haven’t found any other solutions to use the DYMO for free. If the price is right, I’m always up for trying new software. I went to the link that you have but am unable to watch the video until later – the computer that I’m using now doesn’t have sound. Let me know how how you like it! Diana

  • Michel Bourgeois October 25, 2014, 5:24 am

    Hello Diana, I found your site searching label for fba. The labels for the dymo that you need is 11354. look at that video

    good luck with your projects.

    Michel Bourgeois

    • Diana October 25, 2014, 3:20 pm

      The computer that I’m using now doesn’t have sound, so when I get home, I’ll watch the youtube video. Besides the label number, I’m curious to see the process that he goes through to print labels. Thanks for the link! Good luck with your projects too! Diana

  • Michel Bourgeois October 25, 2014, 6:28 am

    i found one on

    DYMO 30334 LabelWriter Self-Adhesive Multi-Purpose Labels, 2 1/4- by 1 1/4-inch, Roll of 1000

    look at the reviews

    Perfect for FBA shipments
    These labels work fantastic with the DYMO LabelWriter 450 and are the right size to cover UPC barcodes for FBA labels. There are cheaper alternatives, but these are easily removable which keeps customers happy.
    hope that can help

    • Diana October 25, 2014, 3:17 pm

      Hi Michel, thanks for the info on the labels! I’m actually getting ready to order more labels during the first part of November so I will definitely take a look at the labels that you mentioned. I’m always up to trying new products and saving money. So far though, I haven’t had any problems with the labels that I bought and they are removable. Diana

  • Ernest Grainger October 27, 2014, 6:20 am

    Hi Diana. You should be able to print labels to your Dymo 450 without paying a monthly fee to ANY outside service. From Seller Central, choose “INVENTORY” -> “Manage FBA Shipments”. Next, click “Scan & Ship” located near top of the page. Then, click the “Label Items” tab. Be sure to set your printer in the space provided on that page, and also to set the width to 57mm and the height to 32mm. Now, you can scan an individual UPC/ISBN/EAN/JAN barcode or enter one of your Merchant SKUs, enter the quantity of labels you want to print for that item, then click “Print Label”. Lastly, DROP ListLabelShip and keep that $5 a month ($60/year) for yourself! More info on the Seller Central forums at

    Hope this helps! Congrats and best wishes upon your venture!

    • Diana October 27, 2014, 3:08 pm

      Hi Ernest, I have heard about Scan & Ship but never gave it a try…I’m finding that all of these little $5.00 and $10.00 monthly subscription fees do add up for small sellers like me and I am into eliminating as many as possible. My next payment to LLS isn’t due until Nov 8th, so I will test out Scan & Ship before then. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions – I really appreciate it! Diana

    • Diana February 1, 2015, 4:13 am

      Hi Ernest, I finally setup “Scan and Label” and it worked! I didn’t do it sooner because I was led to Oracle’s site to install Java and I didn’t want to deal with it back then. But I now have Java installed and the Scan and Label seems to work pretty good! Thank you for your instructions and I’m going to test it out this next week and possibly drop LLS to save my $5.00 per month. Again, thank you!

  • church s. January 1, 2015, 10:11 pm

    Hi Diana, I have a Dymo 4xl labelwriter that I use mainly for my ebay account. But was curious if I could use it for printing individual product label on FBA. Thanks you for your time.

    • Diana January 2, 2015, 12:59 am

      Hi S, I did some searching around on the Internet and couldn’t find anything that says “yes, you can use the Dymo 4XL.” All of the info that I see always talks about the DYMO 450, Zebra or regular laser printers. I wish I had better info, but I just don’t have the answer for you. I hope that you can get the 4XL to work as it seems like a waste of money to go out and buy a 2nd DYMO if you already have one. Good luck with it. Diana

  • Jared January 9, 2015, 4:17 am

    Thank you so much! That service is totally worth the $5 a month fee. Time is money.

    I’ve spent 3+ hours trying to get my DYMO 450 label printer to work with FBA to no avail.
    DYMO support and seller support didn’t provide a solution. I was about to return this unit before I found this blog.

    Thanks again! 🙂

    • Diana January 9, 2015, 2:08 pm

      Hi Jared, I’m glad that you got the your DYMO to work! I agree that ListLabelShip is worth the money as it’s so easy to use. I just learned that you can also use them to print single labels like for your grocery expiration dates…Sometimes I do wonder why Amazon doesn’t offer the DYMO as one of their printing options as it is a popular printer among sellers. Anyway, glad you found my post helpful and enjoy your DYMO. It’s one of my well-used tools. Diana

  • Emmanuel January 13, 2015, 5:53 pm

    I was using the 8.5×11 sheets just like you and was sick of wasting all of the labels. Today I purchased a Dymo Turbo Thermal Printer and subscribed to ListLabelShip and began printing labels. I have noticed the barcodes on the labels are quite scrunched together (compared to printing 30up on 8.5×11 sheets). Is that the same for you? If so has there been any issue with amazon being able to read the barcodes? I am just worried, because I don’t want to send in an entire shipment and then the barecodes end up being unreadable.

    • Diana January 13, 2015, 8:07 pm

      Hi Emmanuel, I really haven’t noticed my labels as being scrunched up looking. My bar codes seem to take up almost the full size of the label and look normal to me. I really don’t know what settings that you can adjust though as in LLS all you do is tell them the label number. If you want, take a picture of your labels and you can email it to me at or upload it to my Facebook Group page (link on sidebar or on bottom of post)and I can visually see if they look like mine. I haven’t had any problems from Amazon with them yet. Diana

      • Emmanuel January 13, 2015, 8:38 pm

        Thanks so much for your response! I did just select the label number but the barcode just seems so small. I will email you what it looks like. Thanks again!

  • Julie January 16, 2015, 7:26 pm

    I am having the same problem as Emmanuel! The barcode is squished and my barcode scanner can’t even read it. This is such a nightmare trying to figure all this out. I came across this page and did everything you have said. All is good, minus the way the barcode prints. Did you figure out Emmanuel’s issue? Thanks!

    • Diana January 16, 2015, 7:54 pm

      Hi Julie, I’m not sure if Emmanuel got it fixed. Last I heard, he emailed ListLabelShip support and he also said that the squishy barcodes are an issue with windows 8.1 computers. He said there is a workaround for it. Wish I could give you more help. I would check with LLS and see what they say. Good luck! Diana

  • Joan Mast January 16, 2015, 11:07 pm

    I have the same issue as Emmanuel but I have Windows Vista. Any advice?

    • Diana January 17, 2015, 3:42 am

      Hi Joan, seems like this is turning into a common problem….If you haven’t, I would download the latest drivers from the DYMO website. I had connection problems when using the CD software but got it fixed after using the newer drivers. Other than that, I don’t know. I would email LLS and see if they have any ideas. Maybe the had the same question asked before. I hope they can help you. Diana

  • Ron January 19, 2015, 10:42 am

    I was also doing what Ernest mentioned above using the “scan and label” page on amazon and it worked great. Easy and printed correct…and FREE! ;). I did have to use the 30334 labels as it printed horizontal but I like those better anyway as you can fit more labels per roll and I rarely have to change out the roll. Another issue was I was unable to get it to work with chrome browser because of some java plugin update issue. But I had no issues getting it to work in firefox. My usual listing setup would be have one window in chrome to do my listing and as I finished items I would scan them in another window in firefox that was logged in and on the “scan and ship” page and print out however many I needed then move on to the next item. Worked great and was pretty quick. And again, free lol ;). I now use inventory lab which works great too but of course there is a subscription fee to get access.

    Now, if I can figure out a frustration free way to print expiration date labels on the first try lol. For some reason it takes me a while to edit the settings to make sure it prints in the right direction.

    • Diana January 19, 2015, 3:34 pm

      Hi Ron, I’ve been using ListLabelShip to do my expiration labels as they have a template. But if you’re using InventoryLab, I’m sure you don’t want another fee especially just for that. I’ve been wanting to try the “scan and label” since I do like free, but haven’t taken the time yet to learn. Always something else gets in the way….I am outgrowing my spreadsheets so I’m probably going to sign up for InventoryLab this year and then I’ll have to learn a whole new system. Not looking forward to that though.

      I agree that there must be some issue with Chrome because now I can no longer use LLS in Chrome and have to use Firefox for my printing. This just happened when I switched back to Windows 7. I was able to print in either browser on my Windows 8 computer.

      It is a mystery to me why Amazon doesn’t have a DYMO option in their print labels dialog box. They have such an amazing and complex software system to track all of the sellers and buyers that I would think adding in the DYMO would be a piece of cake for the programmers.

      Thanks for stopping by, Diana

  • Rick January 23, 2015, 7:50 am

    Hi Diana…Thanks for the info and recommendation of ListLabelShip. There may be other free options out there, but for me sending my first FBA shipments out tonight, the ListLabelShip option, at least for now, was a sanity saver. I was trying to print my product labels to my DYMO printer from Seller Central, and I about went nuts. I did a search looking for answers and found your post here, went right to ListLabelShip and was printing my labels just minutes later. Very smooth. Didn’t cost anything to use their service tonight, and I’ll decide later if I’ll continue with the subscription. I’ve gotta say that if this is the best option for printing to the DYMO printer, 5 bucks a month is not bad as a sanity saver. Thanks for the post. Now that I can relax, I can settle in and really read all the comments too. Keep doing what you do… Rick

    • Diana January 23, 2015, 5:40 pm

      Hi Rick, I’m glad that ListLabelShip saved your sanity! Also, congratulations for getting your first shipment out the door. That’s the hardest one. Good luck with FBA and always feel free to ask me any questions. Diana

  • Phebe January 30, 2015, 8:04 am

    lol…I have a lot of 30-up label sheets that look just like that. I have not become desperate enough to buy a Dymo yet (although I would like a new toy to play with). Here’s some of the ways I use up my leftover labels…(1) Use to cover up extra barcodes. Sometimes I get products that have more than one barcode so I cover one with the FBA label and the other with a blank one. (2) Note for warehouse workers. I will sometimes place small or fragile items in a box within a box. I place a label with the note Mixed SKUs so they know to scan each item in the smaller box separately. (3) If I have items in the batch that I might be replenishing in the future, I go ahead and print extra labels now. As long as you use the same MSKU and there aren’t any ASIN merges, they should be good to go for the next shipment. (I always check just to make sure.) (4) I keep 30-up label templates for all the labels I use (suffocation warning, expiration date, do not separate). You can just blank out the labels that have already been used on your sheet and just print the middle.

    • Diana January 30, 2015, 4:17 pm

      Hi Phebe, those are great uses for the labels. I also use the 30-up labels to cover up barcodes. The DYMO is a neat printer and I love it, but I doubt if I would have bought one so early if I had a laser printer at home. It was too much of a pain to print at work and that printer smeared the labels. At the time, laser printers were twice the cost of the DYMO but now you can get a decent Brother Laser printer for the same price. I’m going to start doing what you do with the smaller items – put them in a smaller box with a Mixed Skus label on it. I pack a lot of small things and worry about them. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your tips! Diana

  • Seymor Wilkens March 9, 2015, 3:34 am

    Great article Diana, thank you.

    I’m having 3 separate issues I hoped someone on here might be able to provide guidance on.

    1) Is anyone on here using “Scan & Ship” to print FBA item labels to the Dymo 450? I tried it out and I’m having a couple of issues. I’m using the Socket CHS 7Ci scanner, and when I scan the FBA barcode on the “Scan & Ship” page, nothing happens. I’ve got Java installed and the printer appears in the box in the top right so everything looks like its set-up. Are there any other steps required to get “Scan & Ship” to recognize your scanner?

    2) Since the scanner didn’t auto-populate the barcode field, I entered an ISIN manually and then printed it. However, nothing was printed onto the label, it was just all white. Any idea what the issue is there?

    3) Finally, does anyone know how to test FBA item labels to make sure the barcodes scan? When 1) and 2) failed, I went to printing them on a laser printer, but I’m nervous the quality isn’t good enough to be scanned. I’ve tried a number of apps to test the scalability, but none of them seem to recognize the FBA item labels. Is there a certain app needed for that? My labels have codes like “XOOQNNVCB”, does that look right or is something wrong with the barcode itself?

    Thanks! Seymor.

    • Diana March 9, 2015, 4:06 am

      Hi Seymor, I’ll try to answer your questions:
      1) I don’t have a scanner hooked up to my computer, so I can’t answer the scanner questions. 🙁

      2) I’m not sure if you’ve seen it, but I do have a blog post that shows you how to use the DYMO with Scan & Ship (now called Scan & Label). It’s the 3rd post down on my home page. Unfortunately, I don’t know why it’s printing a blank label. To get it to work for me, I had to install JAVA (which you have), the label size needs to be set correctly and the item needs be be already listed in your inventory.

      3) Yes, that is how the FBA label prints. It has those weird letters and a barcode that doesn’t scan. I tried scanning my labels with Profit Bandit and nothing came up. As long as your printer ink isn’t faded or smudged, you should be ok.

      Sorry I couldn’t help out on the scanner and blank label questions. Good luck and let me know if you get it fixed. Diana

  • Seymor Wilkens March 15, 2015, 10:33 pm

    Thank you!!

  • Danny June 5, 2015, 9:20 pm

    Is there a video with SOUND that explains list label ship? The only one I found did not have it and went incredibly fast. Thx.

    • Diana June 5, 2015, 10:52 pm

      Hi Danny, I don’t know of any videos 🙁 It’s been awhile since I used them but I can try to answer any questions. Diana

  • Herricane Camille July 30, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Fantastic! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is a life saver!

    • Diana July 31, 2015, 1:31 am

      Hi Herricane – I’m glad the post helped! Good luck with Amazon FBA and let me know if you have any questions!


  • Eric September 26, 2015, 9:41 pm

    Just a word to the wise here: I read this post after purchasing the Dymo 450 Turbo and thought I’d have to pay to print my labels. All you have to do is use the software that the printer comes with. That’s all. Or download the updated software and use the screen grab icon (the one with a camera icon in front of a monitor). After FBA allows you to generate the pdf file of the desired product labels, make them larger in your desired pdf viewer and then select the screen grab icon from the dymo label software. Capture the label/barcode that you desire, and do a little tweaking once it appears on the label editor window. You’ll want to click on the label tab and adjust the screen grabbed image to your needs, and may even have to change the label to print in landscape mode if you use smaller labels than those used in this post, but after some trouble shooting, you’ll have a free label you didn’t not have to pay another service to generate for you. Hope that helps! Took me around four hours of tinkering to figure it out.

    • Diana September 26, 2015, 11:57 pm

      Hi Eric,
      You’re right, you don’t have to pay to use the DYMO. When I originally wrote that blog post, I thought a paid service was required. I later learned you can also use Amazon’s Scan and Label service for free. I used that up until 2 months ago and that did not require a PDF file. It printed labels directly to the DYMO from Scan and Label. Here’s my blog post about it:

      However, today I had a person commenting on that blog post saying they are getting a PDF file. I’m not sure if it works different now.

      I’m glad that you have it figured out so you can print. If you get a chance, try the Scan and Label and let me know if that works for you. Printing labels shouldn’t be so challenging.

  • Daniel November 3, 2015, 2:11 pm

    Thanks for a good post!
    I just thought I would share a really good video I found about using the Dymo Labelwriter 450 to print FBA labels,

    • Diana November 3, 2015, 4:32 pm

      Hey Daniel, I’ll look at the video tonight. Working my one-day a week at my old job and my computer here doesn’t have speakers. I’ve been getting questions lately because Amazon just made an update to Scan and Label and hope this video will help answer them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Charbel Constantine June 21, 2017, 2:24 pm

    do you still use

    Houselabels HL-30334-R Labels

    for the dymo 450? or do you any other recommendation?

    • Diana June 24, 2017, 3:27 pm

      I used to use them but switched to the OnlineLabels brand because it’s less expensive. Their 4-roll pack + shipping is about the same price as two rolls of the Houselabels brand.

      Haven’t had any problems with either though.


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