It seems like everyone is talking about DYMO label printers. We even tweeted last week when the DYMO LabelWriter 450 was Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day. I’d bet that lots of FBA sellers out there snapped one up to label their shipments!
But is it the best label printer out there? There are plenty of options available. The DYMO is definitely one of the most affordable options out there, even when it’s not on sale! Low cost plus easy to use software and universal compatibility with both Macs and PCs make it a popular choice for a seller’s first label printer.
Recently, I asked a few experienced Amazon sellers who I know and respect for their thoughts on label printers. Their favorite thermal printers varied, some preferred Brother models and others thought that Zebras were the best out there, but they all thought that DYMO printers don’t measure up.
I heard over and over that DYMO printers don’t last and that the build quality feels cheaper than more heavy-duty Zebra and Brother printers. Any initial set-up time or money that you save by buying a DYMO isn’t worth sacrifice of long term durability and reliability that other brands are known for. More than a few of the sellers I spoke with called Zebra printers “workhorses.”
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