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User Guide

DYMO® LabelWriter® Label Printers

Copyright

© 2009-2010 Sanford, L.P. All rights reserved. Revised 1/10.

No part of this document or the software may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means or translated into another language without the prior written consent of Sanford, L.P.

Trademarks

DYMO and LabelWriter are registered trademarks of Sanford, L.P. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Contents

About the LabelWriter Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

LabelWriter Printer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Printing Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Developer and SDK Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

About Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Loading Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Ordering Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Printing Over a Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Printing to a Shared Printer from Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sharing a Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Adding a Network Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Printing to a Shared Printer from Mac OS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sharing a Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adding a Shared Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Using a Print Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Printer Firmware Versions that Support Print Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Caring for Your Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Status Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Performing a Printer Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Clearing Label Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Correcting Poor Print Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Labels Do Not Feed Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Printer Does Not Print or Stops Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Obtaining Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Technical and Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

LabelWriter SE450 Printer Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Device Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Documentation Feedback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Chapter 1

About the LabelWriter Printer

Congratulations on purchasing a DYMO LabelWriter label printer. Your LabelWriter printer will give you years of reliable label printing. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review how to use and care for your printer.

This manual provides information about the following printer models:

LabelWriter 450

LabelWriter 450 Turbo

LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo

LabelWriter 450 Duo

LabelWriter 4XL

LabelWriter SE450

For complete information about programming and using the LabelWriter SE450 printer, refer to the LabelWriter SE450 Technical Reference Guide, available from the Developers Program page on the DYMO Web site (www.dymo.com).

LabelWriter Printer Features

Your LabelWriter printer is a direct thermal printer and does not use ink or toner. Instead, the printer uses heat from a thermal print head to print on specially treated, heat-sensitive labels. Labels are the only supplies you will ever need to buy.

Become familiar with the major components of the printer.

Top cover

Label roll

 

Label spool

 

USB

 

 

 

Label guide

connector

 

DC power

 

 

 

 

connector

Reverselabel button

Label release

S/N00000-0000000

 

Form-feed button

 

and status light

Label feed path

Serial number

and tear bar

Cable

 

channel

LabelWriter 450

LabelWriter 450 Turbo

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About the LabelWriter Printer

Top cover

Label roll

Label spool

Label release

Label feed path and tear bar

Top cover

Label spool

Label release

Form-feed button and status light

Top cover

Label spool

Label release

 

Serial number

USB

DC power

connector

connector

Label guide

 

Reverse label

 

button

 

Form-feed button

S/N00000-0000000

 

and status light

 

 

Cable channels

LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo

Label roll

DC power

USB

 

connector

connector

Reverse label

button

Label feed path and tear bar

Label exit slot

LabelWriter 450 Duo

Label roll

USB connector

Reverse label button

Label feed path

and tear bar

Serial number

DC power connector

S/N00000-0000000

Form-feed button and

status light

Cable channel

LabelWriter 4XL

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System Requirements

Top cover

Label roll

 

Serial

 

connector

Label spool

USB

 

 

connector

 

Cable

 

channel

Label release

 

 

Form-feed button

Label feed path

and status light

 

and tear bar

 

USB 10101 24VDC

 

DC power

S/N00000-0000000

connector

 

Serial number

LabelWriter SE450

The form-feed button on the front of the printer advances a single label. The reverse label button is used to remove labels from the printer when changing rolls. The LabelWriter SE450 does not include a reverse label button.

The status light visually shows the current state of the printer. Refer to "Status Light" on page 17 for a complete description of the status light.

System Requirements

The LabelWriter printer requires a USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 connection and one of the following:

Windows® XP 32-bit

Windows Vista®

Windows® 7

Mac OS® v10.4 or later

Printing Labels

Your LabelWriter printer was shipped with DYMO Label v.8 software to make designing and printing labels easy. You can also print labels directly from the desktop with QuickPrint, and from Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, ACT! (US only), and QuickBooks (US only) with DYMO Label Add-ins that are installed when you install DYMO Label v.8 software. See the DYMO Label v.8 online Help or Software User Guide for more information on using these features.

Developer and SDK Information

DYMO provides various types of information designed to help developers create products that work with the LabelWriter printers and DYMO Label software. Below are some notes for those interested in developing products that work with LabelWriter printers.

Keep in mind that LabelWriter printers use standard printer drivers. Therefore, printing to a LabelWriter is no different than printing on a laser printer, except that the pages are smaller.

In cases where you want to automate printing and take advantage of the label printing power built into DYMO Label software, a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) is included in your

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About the LabelWriter Printer

LabelWriter CD. The SDK provides COM and .NET interfaces. For more information, visit the Developer Program page on the DYMO web site. www.dymo.com.

You can check the Developer’s forum on the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com for the latest news. Also, you can join the Developer’s mailing list to obtain developer-specific news and announcements.

For complete information about connecting the LabelWriter SE450 printer to the host computer or other device, and for information about programming and using the LabelWriter SE450 printer, refer to the LabelWriter SE450 Technical Reference Guide, available from the Developers Program page on the DYMO Web site (www.dymo.com).

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Chapter 2

About Labels

DYMO LabelWriter printers use advanced thermal printing technology to print on specially treated, heat-sensitive labels. This means you will never have to replace toner, ink cartridges, or a ribbon to print labels.

Note DYMO’s warranty does not cover malfunction or damage that may be caused by the use of labels other than DYMO-branded labels. Because DYMO LabelWriter printers use thermal printing technology, you must use specially designed and manufactured labels. The thermal coatings used on labels other than DYMO-branded labels may not be compatible, and may provide unsatisfactory printing or cause the printer to malfunction.

How long your labels will last depends on how the labels are used. Thermal paper labels, such as those printed by the LabelWriter printer, are susceptible to fading in two ways:

Exposure to direct sunlight, to fluorescent light for an extended period of time, or to extreme heat will cause fading.

Contact with plasticizers (for example, labels placed on plastic ring binders) will cause fading.

In the original packaging, the shelf life for LabelWriter labels is 18 months. When labels are used for short-term applications (envelopes, packages, and so on), fading is not a problem. When labels are used to label files in a file cabinet, fading is very gradual over many years. Labels applied to the edge of a notebook that is then placed on a shelf in the sun will show signs of fading within a few months.

To prolong label life when labels are not in use, store the labels in a cool, dry place and in the black bag in which they were originally packaged.

Loading Labels

Each label roll comes in a black plastic bag. Make sure to store the label roll in this bag when the labels are not being used.

The LabelWriter Twin Turbo printer holds two label rolls, so you can print two types of labels without having to change the label roll. For example, load address labels on one side and DYMO Stamps postage labels on the other side.

The LabelWriter Duo printer prints two types of labels: die-cut paper labels (such as Address or Shipping labels) and D1 plastic labels.

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