Printer performs well and should be on every desk. I think I can finally throw out my old IBM Selectric, as all I was using it for was typing mail labels. Printer is fast and labels are clear and crisp.
The software needs work. Once a label has been created, the entire label goes blank and you have to double click in the label area to make it visible.
This was purchased to replace an SL420 that had only a serial connection. When the original unit developed comm port issues we quickly made the decision to upgrade to a newer unit that supported USB. We already had the latest version of software from the Seiko support site so installation was very simple. We opened the suite, performed a search for the new hardware and were printing again in minutes. The new printer uses the same labels which allows us to use existing inventory. It prints quickly and quietly. I do agree with other comments that the application could use an update as it looks dated.
Our fastest printer to date printing labels as fast as one second. With 300 dpi resolution, print sharp text, detailed graphics and accurate barcodes on labels up to 2 1/8 inch wide. This top of the line model is easy to use and install and prints labels in a variety of sizes, materials and colors for only pennies per label.
Smart Label SLP 450 Thermal Label Printer NetworkableUSB CablePower SupplyStarter roll of labelsQuick Start cardCD-ROM which includesSmart Label SoftwareUser's Guide
PC / Mac
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Direct Thermal Printer
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Seiko Instruments USA, Inc
Smart Label SLP 450 Thermal Label Printer
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SLP 450 Thermal Label Printer USB Cable Power Supply Starter roll of labels Quick Start card CD-ROM which includes Smart Label Software User's Guide