iDPRT SP410 thermal label printer review

REVIEW – I send many packages that require labels- most of them Amazon returns or eBay shipments. Normally I’d print out a sheet of paper, cut out the excess, and tape the remainder on the box. Seems a little wasteful. With a label printer, I figure I’d save a lot of steps, plus no more taping edges of plain paper! This is where the iDPRT SP410 thermal label printer comes in.

What is it?

A thermal printer does not use ink or toner. Instead, it uses special paper or labels The iDPRT SP410 can accommodate labels between 2″ and 4.65″ wide, connects via USB, and is Mac and PC compatible.

What’s in the box?

  • Printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cable (no external brick!)
  • Manual and mini CD with drivers

Design and features

For starters, the printer is pretty small. It’s about the size of a loaf of bread. Here’s the printer opened up with the test print still inside.

That’s when I realized this printer doesn’t have storage of printer paper or labels like your traditional printer. You’ll have to attach a roll or box outside the printer to feed into it. The rear of the printer has a power switch on one side, and the USB

Inside the printer, you’ll note the serrated blade. It won’t automatically cut your prints. You tear them off by hand.

On both ends, you’ll find the release latches. Pull both to open the printer.

There’s a multi-colored button on top to indicate readiness. It glows blue when in standby.

Setup

I bought a box of 4×6 labels and opened the top to serve as a kind of a hopper. Here, the labels are fed into the rear of the printer.

Performance

I’m able to print images of labels that I take screenshots of (command-shift-4 on the Mac), which is my usual method. The iDPRT SP410 prints surprisingly quickly. I didn’t even have time to move my hand! Take a look.

What I like

  • Compact
  • Quick
  • Printing onto adhesive labels is a real timesaver
  • No power brick

What I’d change

  • A snap-on tray or roller for labels would have been nice.

Final thoughts

It appears the iDPRT SP410 has many clones on Amazon. They’re probably similar. I’m quite happy with the size, speed, and convenience of the SP410.

Price: $139.99
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by iDPRT.

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3 thoughts on “iDPRT SP410 thermal label printer review”




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  2. I have a Rollo, which like this one does not use overpriced proprietary labels like Brother or Dymo.

    Pro tip: a wall-mounted toilet roll holder makes an outstanding label roll holder (with the wall mount base against the desk or horizontal surface).

  3. How is the quality, resolution, and contrast of the printed result? I’ve read some other thermal printer reviews that complain about those aspects.

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