All attorneys need to put USPS postage on letters, envelops and packages. Most lawyers and law firms need to print labels from time to time. The two most common types of labels are file labels and shipping labels. The DYMO LabelWriter printers are made specifically to print labels of all kinds, including USPS postage stamps. The printers are tiny and do not use toner. They use thermal printing technology that causes the content or image to be zapped onto the label paper. You buy rolls of paper for the type of label you want to print. The rolls contain 500 labels or 200 postage stamps.
Every secretary and legal assistant and some lawyers in my law firm have connected to their computer one of two little printers, the DYMO Label Writer 450 Twin Turbo label & USPS stamp printer or the DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo High-Speed Postage and Label Printer for PC & MAC. These great and inexpensive little printers make printing shipping and file labels and postage stamps a breeze.
Both of these printers will print USPS approved postage stamps that you can peel and stick on letters, envelops and packages. You purchase postage online using supplied software after you open a postage account. We use the DYMO Label Writer 450 Twin Turbo label & USPS stamp printer to print both shipping labels and postage stamps because it holds two rolls of paper, one for shipping labels and one for postage. Because it is a pain the neck to change the label paper you will want this dual purpose printer unless you never plan on printing anything other than one type of label or stamps. We only have one dual paper roll printer.
Printing one or more stamps is a piece of cake. You just go into the DYMO software, select the price of the stamp you want to print, select the quantity of stamps then click on the print icon. The printer immediately prints the designated number of stamps. You peel off the paper then peel off the stamps and place them on an envelope or package.
Except for the one person in our office who has the dual roll printer, everybody else has the single roll DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo High-Speed Postage and Label Printer for PC & MAC loaded with shipping label paper. When I need a shipping label it takes a few seconds to copy the entire name and address from a Word document or from Time Matters, our contact management database. I then click on the DYMO label icon in Word, paste the name and address into the DYMO software then click on the print icon. A nice high quality shipping label prints with our firm name and logo above the address. Lastly I peel the label off and stick it on the big envelope. The whole process takes about 15 seconds.
I have used a DYMO label printer for many years. It is a great little label printer – a must have item if you print labels or if you want to avoid going to the post office to buy stamps.