Using the DYMO 450 to Print 4″ x 6″ Shipping Labels


For printing 4” x 6” labels, you would need to use the DYMO Label Writer 4XL, as
its XL support
comes from its ability to print “extra-large” 4-inch wide labels. 


Why Should I Get a Printer that Prints 4” x 6” Labels? 

4” x 6” labels are the standard-sized shipping label for major carriers like
UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL Express. If you plan on printing labels for these
carriers and moving beyond just printing stamps and address labels, you will
want to upgrade your printer game. What’s more, you’re not limited to printing
4” x 6” labels with these larger printers. They are able to print 2” labels just
as easily as they do 4” wide labels. NOTE: Label printers generally print in
portrait orientation. So, you only need to find a printer that accommodates to
the narrower dimension for your labels. 

Should I Just Use an Inkjet Printer or Get a 4” x 6” Thermal Printer? 

If you need a way to print your 4” x 6” labels and an inkjet/laser printer is
all you have other than a 450 series DYMO, you may wonder if it’s worth the
upgrade. If you use an inkjet/laser printer, you can use integrated
labels and for anywhere between $0.10 to $0.15 a label, you can
print your labels with an adhesive back and place them on the parcel. Of course,
you have to also buy new ink/toner cartridges over time. So, it may end up being
worth it to upgrade to a thermal label printer. 


Always consult USPS and UPS support and ask them if the printer is compatable before