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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.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.