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Seiko Smart Label Printer 450 review

Decent printer, great software

We experienced minor troubles at first

TechRadar Verdict

Acceptable prints, with no noticeable banding. It's the software that makes this package, though


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    No noticeable banding

    Good value


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    Some set up problems

Aside from being a competent label printer, there's great value in the bundled Seiko software, and it'll be of particular interest if you run a mail order business or online store.

The software interface works well with email programs, such as Mail or Entourage, and lets you quickly bring in addresses for printing out.

So, if you use one of these email accounts to manage your sales, printing shipping address labels will be a fluid process. To fully customise the design, you can even add barcodes or drag in you own logos.

We experienced minor troubles at first in getting the printer to recognise when labels were loaded ready for printing. After loading in the first roll using the recommended technique, we were told that the paper wasn't loaded.

But when we did get the printer working the prints looked acceptable, with no noticeable banding. It's the software that makes this package, though. James Ellerbeck was the former name of Its staff were at the forefront of the digital publishing revolution, and spearheaded the move to bring consumer technology journalism to its natural home – online. Many of the current TechRadar staff started life a staff writer, covering everything from the emerging smartphone market to the evolving market of personal computers. Think of it as the building blocks of the TechRadar you love today.