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Review: Dymo LabelWriter 4XL

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As your business grows, you may want to invest in a label printer to speed up your shipping process and save you money. While the initial investment for the label printer is high, I feel it is a worthwhile purchase.

Currently, I’m shipping between 50 and 60 packages per week. I was previously using half sheet labels that I purchased at this link on Amazon. I was going through a lot of labels and printer ink. I recently purchased a Dymo LabelWriter 4XL.

Pros of the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL

  • The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a thermal printer. This means that it prints on special labels using heat and it doesn’t use any ink. (Talk about savings on ink and wear and tear on my printer!)
  • Prints up to 129 labels a minute.
  • Prints 4 inch by 6 inch labels, and a variety of other sizes.
  • Is compatible with Etsy and Paypal labels.
  • It prints in 300 DPI (dots per inch), meaning that the labels are crisp and clear.

Cons of the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL

  • You must buy thermal printing labels, and they can be expensive. I use these generic labels – and they work great.
  • This Dymo does not work with UPS labels. This isn’t a deal breaker, as I don’t ship UPS often.

With over 4 years of use, my Dymo LabelWriter 4XL has held up great and I still highly recommend it.

Disclosure: I did not receive this product for free and Dymo did not contact me to write this review.

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Friday 21st of May 2021

This is a great review! I am looking for a wireless thermal printer, what would you recommend?

Christine, Cutting for Business

Monday 31st of May 2021

I have no experience with wireless thermal printers.

Alaina Fruge

Monday 3rd of April 2017

Hi Christine,

I was curious about which label maker to get. I did see this one on Amazon. I have a Mac which of course it seems not to be compatible with. Do you know of one that is and that is compatible with PayPal as well?

Thank You!


Monday 3rd of April 2017

Hi Alaina - if you look back through the post, you'll see that I'm now running a MacBook Pro and Dymo has updated their software to work fine on Mac. I love, love, love my Dymo 4XL and use it daily.


Thursday 16th of February 2017

Hi Christine, I just wanted to check how this Dymo label maker 4xl is going for you. I am looking at buying this and found your review very helpful. The only thing I am struggling with is the labels. I have non-dymo thermal labels so I don't want just the option of buying the Dymo ones as for me they are far more expensive than the other direct thermal labels that I have. As you have used other labels, I wanted to find out how that went for you and if you have had any issues with using non-dymo labels. I really appreciate your time and response.


Friday 17th of February 2017

Hi Nancy! I use it everyday to ship 20 to 30 packages. It's a work horse! I've had no issues with the cheaper labels and have reordered them several times. Hope that helps!