Dymo LabelMANAGER 420P User Manual

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Quick Start Guide

LabelManager® 420P

High-Performance Portable Label Maker with PC or Mac® Connection

Quick Start

Make sure you have all the items shown in Figure 1. (Labels included in the package may vary.)

Warranty card

Quick Start Guide

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D1 label cassette

USB cable

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Charging adapter

LabelManager 420P Label Maker

Lithium-ion battery

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For complete information on using your label maker, download the full LabelManager 420P User Guide from the Support section of the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.

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Become familiar with the features shown in Figure 2.

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Battery compartment

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Power connector

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Cutter button

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Label exit slot

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Label compartment

 

Inserting the Battery

To insert the battery

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Slide the battery compartment cover

 

 

away from the label maker. See Figure 3.

 

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Insert the battery into the battery

 

 

compartment.

 

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Replace the battery compartment cover.

 

To charge the battery

 

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Plug the charging adapter into the power

Figure 3

 

connector on the top of the label maker.

 

2 Plug the other end of the charging adapter into a power outlet.

NOTE The charging adapter is only used for recharging the battery; the charging adapter cannot be used to power the label maker.

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Inserting the Label Cassette

Your label maker uses DYMO D1 label cassettes.

To insert the label cassette

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Lift the label cassette cover to open the label

 

compartment. See Figure 4.

 

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Make sure the tape and ribbon are taut

 

 

across the mouth of the cassette and

 

 

that the tape passes between the label

Ribbon

 

guides. See Figure 5.

rewind

 

spool

 

If necessary, turn the ribbon rewind

 

 

spool clockwise to tighten the ribbon.

 

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Insert the cassette and press firmly until

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the cassette clicks into place. See

 

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Close the label cassette cover.

 

Printing Your First Label

The first time you turn on the power, you are asked to select the language and label width. These selections remain set until you change them.

To set up the label maker

1 Press Power to turn on the power.

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2Select the language and press OK.

3Select the width of the label cassette currently in the label maker and press OK.

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To print a label

1Enter text to create a simple label.

2Press Print.

3Press the cutter button to cut the label.

4Remove the paper backing from the label to expose the adhesive, and then attach the label.

Split backing

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Using Your Label Maker with Your Computer

Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer

The label maker connects to your computer using the USB connection located on the top of the label maker. You do not need to install additional software or drivers to use the label maker with your computer.

To connect the label maker to your computer

1 Plug the USB cable into the USB port on the top of the label maker. See Figure 8.

2 Plug the other end of the USB cable into an available USB port on your computer.

Figure 8

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Starting the Built-In Software

The built-in software resides on the label maker; no installation is required.

To start the software for Windows®

1If necessary, press to turn on the label maker.

Depending on Windows AutoRun settings, the software may start automatically.

2If the software does not start automatically, do one of the following:

If the AutoRun or AutoPlay dialog box appears, follow the on-screen instructions to start the DYMO Label Light software.

If the AutoRun dialog box does not appear, navigate to My ComputerÆDYMO 420P, and then click DYMO Label Light.exe.

To start the software for Mac OS®

1If necessary, press to turn on the label maker. The DYMO 420P volume appears on your desktop.

2Double-click DYMO 420P to open the volume.

3Double-click to start the software.

Disconnecting the Label Maker from Your Computer

To disconnect the label maker from your computer

1(Mac Only) Drag the DYMO 420P volume to the trash.

2Press the power button to turn off the label maker.

3Unplug the USB cable from your computer.

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Printing Labels with the Built-In Software

The following figure shows some of the features available in the software.

Capture an area of the screen and insert on your label.

Insert text you’ve copied to the Clipboard.

Create a new label.

Format your label as you would in any text editor.

Match the label width to the label cassette in the label maker.

View the status of the label maker.

Choose to print

 

a horizontal or

Add a border

vertical label.

around the label.

Change the units of measure or language settings.

Start advanced DYMO Label v.8

software.

Rotate images 90 degrees.

Crop an image added to the label.

Zoom the label.

Print a label.

Choose a fixed length for the label or make the label resize automatically to fit the text.

To print a first label

1Click once on the label in the Edit area and type some text.

2Click to print the label.

3Press the cutter button on the label maker to cut the label.

To capture and insert an image from your desktop

1Click on the toolbar.

2Drag the curser to draw a selection box around the area to capture. The selected area is inserted into your label.

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Installing the DYMO Label™ v.8 Software

To install the software on a Windows® system

1Click in the built-in software to download the latest version of DYMO Label v.8 from the Support section of the DYMO Web site.

When DYMO Label v.8 is installed, clicking will start the software.

2Close all open Microsoft Office applications.

3Double-click the Installer icon.

After a few seconds, the installation screen appears.

4Click Install and follow the instructions in the installer.

NOTE Depending on your system configuration, the software installation could take some time while the required Microsoft .NETsoftware is installed.

5If not already connected, connect the label maker to your computer.

QuickBooks If you have QuickBooks 2007 or later, you will be prompted to install the QuickBooks Add-in.

To install the software on a Mac OS® system

1Click in the built-in software to download the latest version of DYMO Label v.8 from the Support section of the DYMO Web site.

When DYMO Label v.8 is installed, clicking will start the software.

2Double-click the Installer icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

3If not already connected, connect the label maker to your computer.

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Printing Labels with DYMO Label™ v.8 Software

The following figure shows some of the major features available in DYMO Label v.8.

Visually

Apply a layout to

Capture an area of the screen

a label.

and insert on your label.

choose your

 

 

 

label type and

 

 

 

apply layouts.

 

 

 

Insert text,

 

 

 

addresses,

 

 

 

images,

 

 

 

shapes, lines,

 

 

 

barcodes,

 

 

 

dates, and

 

 

 

counters.

 

 

 

Store your

 

 

 

favorite

 

 

 

addresses or

 

 

 

other data in the

 

 

 

Address Book;

 

 

 

automatically

 

 

 

insert the data

 

 

 

on your label.

 

 

 

Select a label maker to print your labels.

Print a label.

To print your first label

1Click in the built-in software to start DYMO Label v.8 software.

The first time you start DYMO Label software, a list of available label types is displayed on the left side of the window and a blank label is displayed in the Edit area.

2From the Labels tab, select a tape label and then select a layout.

Make sure that the width of the tape label you select matches the width of the label cassette loaded in the label maker.

3Click once on the tape label in the Edit area and type some text.

4Click to print the label.

For complete details on using the software, refer to the online Help.

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Label length

Font Types

Font Sizes

Label Width

Font Size Available

1/4” (6 mm)

8, 10, 12 point

3/8” (9 mm)

8, 10, 12, 16, 20 point

1/2” (12 mm)

8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 point

3/4” (19 mm)

8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 40 point

Borders

 

To take advantage of more advanced formatting features, click in the built-in software to download and install DYMO Label™ v.8 software from the DYMO Web site.

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