What Alternatives Do I Have To Replace the 550 Series?

DYMO 550 Series Printers boast “unique features”: the increased print speed, a new software, the functionality to count the labels on your roll, and a few other trivial features. But it requires you to use DYMO's proprietary brand of labels to operate.

If the DYMO Brand labels were competitively priced, reliably supplied, and carried the variety of options that every business needs, then that would be fine. However, chances are you are reading this article because you know that their labels are not competitively priced, can be unreliable, and are limited to just a handful of sizes, shapes, colors, and materials.

If your business uses a custom, pre-printed DYMO label with your logo, watermark, or other information, forget it. Even if it's a standard size the new 550 Series printer and software will not allow you to print on it unless it comes out of a green box from DYMO.

Is the Dymo 450 discontinued? Yes it is. But the Dymo 450 4XL label printer is still available. Thankfully, DYMO has not completely taken its full line of popular 450 series label printers off the market. They plan to continue manufacturing and supplying the DYMO 4XL LabelWriter, which prints labels up to 4" wide, the 450 Twin Turbo, and the LabelWriter Wireless label printers.

Each of these printers still allows for generic labels to be printed with them, meaning your custom Dymo labels or better value Dymo labels will still work in them. Currently, only the 4XL label printer is in stock, however, there are plans to have the 450 Twin Turbo and the LabelWriter Wireless printers in stock by the end of 2022.

So if you are in need of a new DYMO printer, and want to continue to save on generic Dymo labels or have a specialty product that you prefer to use, the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is the best alternative to the DYMO 550 Series Printers. The main advantage today is that you can purchase compatible dymo labels that are about 40% cheaper than the Dymo 550 labels. This will save you lots of money in the long run.