User Guide
Rhino
™
4200
Copyright
© 2011 Sanford, L.P. All rights reserved.
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 RHINO are registered marks in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective holders.
Contents
About Your New Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warranty Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Inserting the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connecting the Optional Power Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Inserting the Optional Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Removing the Optional Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Recharging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Inserting and Removing the Label Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Setting the Label Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Selecting a Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Selecting Units of Measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Getting to Know Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using the Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adjusting the Display Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Caption Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CAPS Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ALT Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Escape Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Navigation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Backspace Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Clear Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Cutter Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Working with Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Creating a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Removing a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Printing Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Formatting a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Changing the Text Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Changing the Text Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rotating Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Aligning Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Creating Multi-Line Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using International Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Industrial Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Fixed Length Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Wire/Cable Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Flag Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Breaker Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Module Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Changing the Label Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using Barcodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adding a Barcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Editing a Barcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Deleting a Barcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using Custom Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting Custom Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Changing Custom Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Turning Off Custom Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Creating a Series of Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Inserting Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adding Terms to the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Inserting Terms on Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Deleting a Term from the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using My Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Saving Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Recalling Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Deleting Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the Favorites Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adding an Item to the Favorites List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Inserting Items from the Favorites List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Deleting Items from the Favorites list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printing Multiple Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Collating Multiple Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printing Separator Lines between Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Pausing Between Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Advancing the Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the Print Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Arrows and Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hazard and Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pro AV and Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Figure 1 RHINO 4200 Label Printer
1 Power connector
9 Return
17 Space bar
2 Label exit slot
10 Favorites
18 Alt
3 LCD Display
11 Add/Remove
19 Hot Keys
4 Cutter button
12 Custom/Settings
20 Escape
5 Print
13 Serial/Feed
21 Clear
6 OK
14 Library/Save
22 Power
7 Navigation
15 Size/Styles
23 Backlight
8 Backspace
16 Caps
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About Your New Printer
Inserting the Batteries
With your new RHINO 4200 label printer, you can
create a wide variety of high-quality labels. You can
choose to print your labels in many different sizes and
styles. The printer uses RHINO Industrial label
cartridges in widths of 6 mm (1/4”), 9 mm (3/8”), 12
mm (1/2”), or 19 mm (3/4”). RHINO label cartridges are
also available in a wide range of materials, such as
flexible nylon, permanent polyester, vinyl, non-adhesive
tag, and heat shrink tubes.
The printer can operate using six AA alkaline batteries.
To insert the batteries
1 Press the thumb latch on the back of the printer to
remove the battery compartment cover. See
Figure 2.
Visit www.dymo.com for information on the full line of
labels and accessories for your printer.
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Warranty Registration
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Visit www.dymo.com/register to register your label
printer online. During the registration process, you will
need the serial number, which is located inside the
battery compartment.
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Press thumb
latch to open
Figure 2
Getting Started
2 Insert the batteries following the polarity markings
Follow the instructions in this section to start using your
printer for the first time.
(+ and -). See Figure 2.
3 Replace the battery compartment cover.
Connecting the Power
Remove the batteries if the printer will not be used
for a long period of time.
The printer can be powered using batteries or AC
power. Visit www.dymo.com for information on
obtaining an optional rechargeable battery pack or AC
power adapter.
Connecting the Optional Power Adapter
The printer uses an optional power adapter (DYMO
Switching Adapter 9V DC 2A). Connecting the power
adapter with the optional battery pack inserted
recharges the battery pack.
For optimal power, use the optional rechargeable
Lithium-ion battery pack or the AC power adapter.
To save power, the printer automatically goes into
standby mode after two minutes of inactivity and
automatically turns off after five minutes of inactivity.
Make sure the power adapter is disconnected
before handling the Lithium-ion battery pack.
To connect the power adapter
1 Plug the power adapter into the power connector
on the top of the printer. See Figure 3.
Figure 3
2 Plug the other end of the power adapter into a
power outlet.
5
Inserting the Optional Battery Pack
To insert the label cartridge
The printer can operate using an optional rechargeable,
Lithium-ion battery pack (DYMO Li-ion Battery 7.4V
1400mAh).
1 Gently lift the label cartridge door on the back of
the printer.
2 Make sure the label and ribbon are taut across the
Make sure the power adapter is disconnected
before handling the Lithium-ion battery pack.
mouth of the cartridge and that the label passes
between the label guides.
To insert the battery pack
If necessary, turn the ribbon rewind spool clockwise
to tighten the ribbon.
1 Press the thumb latch on the back of the printer to
3 Insert the cartridge with the label and ribbon
remove the battery compartment cover. See Figure 4.
positioned between the label guides. See Figure 5.
Lift
Ribbon
rewind spool
Press thumb
latch to open
Figure 4
2 Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment
following the polarity markings. See Figure 4.
Label guides
3 Replace the battery compartment cover.
Figure 5
Make sure to read the Lithium-ion Safety
Precautions found on page 19.
4 Press firmly on the cartridge until the cartridge snaps
into place.
To avoid label jams, make sure both sides of the label
cartridge snap into place.
Removing the Optional Battery Pack
Remove the battery pack if the printer will not be used for
a long period of time.
5 Close the label cartridge door.
To remove the label cartridge
Make sure the power adapter is disconnected
before handling the Lithium-ion battery pack.
1 Gently lift the label cartridge door on the back of the
printer.
To remove the battery pack
2 Gently remove the label cartridge.
1 Unplug the power adapter.
3 Insert a new label cartridge as described above.
2 Press the thumb latch on the back of the printer to
4 Select the width of the new label cartridge when
remove the battery compartment cover.
prompted.
3 Remove the battery from the battery compartment.
Setting the Label Width
Make sure to read the Lithium-ion Safety
Precautions found on page 19.
Each time you insert a label cartridge into the printer, you
are prompted to set the label width so the printer knows
what size label you are currently using. Some of the
features you use to design labels depend on the width of
the label. You can change the label width setting at any
time from the Settings menu.
Recharging the Battery Pack
The battery pack automatically recharges while the printer
is connected to a power source through the power
adapter. Charging the battery pack for the first time will
take approximately eight hours; recharging the battery
pack will take approximately two hours.
To set the label width
1 Press
+
.
2 Select Print options and press
Inserting and Removing the Label Cartridge
3 Select Label width and press
Your printer comes with a starter label cartridge. Visit
www.dymo.com for information about purchasing
additional label cartridges.
.
.
4 Select the width of the label currently inserted in the
printer and press
6
.
Selecting a Language
2
The first time you turn on the power, you are prompted to
select your desired language. By default, the language is
set to English.
3
.
3 Select Language and press
.
4 Select the language and press
.
8
Error indicator
2 Rotation indicator
7
Battery indicator
3 Alignment indicator
8
Text size indicators
4 Caps indicator
9
Text style indicators
Using the Backlight
To select the units of measure
In low light conditions, you can turn on the backlight to
see the display more easily.
.
2 Select System and press
3 Select Units and press
6
When the text you have entered will not fit on the label as
currently defined, the portion of the text that will not fit is
shaded. If you attempt to print the label containing text
that will not fit, the excess text will not be printed.
The first time you turn on the power, you are prompted to
select your desired units of measure. You can choose to
work in millimeters or inches. You can change the units of
measure at any time from the Settings menu.
+
1 Caption bar
5 ALT indicator
Selecting Units of Measure
1 Press
7
Figure 6
.
2 Select System and press
6
9
To select a language
+
5
1
Several language-related features of the printer, such as
special characters, menu text, and so on, are determined
by the language setting. You can change the language
selection at any time from the Settings menu.
1 Press
4
To save power, the backlight turns off automatically after
15 seconds of inactivity. Pressing any key will turn the
backlight back on again. The backlight key acts as a
toggle to turn the light on and off.
.
.
4 Select mm or Inches (“) and press
.
Getting to Know Your Printer
You can increase or decrease the time for the backlight
timer from the Settings menu.
Become familiar with the location of the feature and
function keys on your printer. See Figure 1 on page 4.
The following sections describe each feature in detail.
To toggle the backlight on and off
 Press
Power
.
To set the backlight timer
1 Press
The
button turns the power on and off. To save
power, the printer automatically turns off after five minutes
of inactivity.
+
.
2 Select System and press
.
3 Select Backlight timer and press
When the printer is turned off, the current label and
settings are remembered for the next time the printer is
turned on. If the batteries and power adapter are
disconnected at the same time, some of the settings are
remembered; however, the current label is lost and you
will need to reset the label width when you reconnect the
power and turn on the printer.
.
4 Press
or
to increase or decrease the time for
the backlight timer.
You can set the timer for 5 to 30 seconds.
5 Press
.
Adjusting the Display Contrast
In addition to backlighting, you can adjust the display
contrast for different lighting conditions.
LCD Display
The LCD display includes a caption bar showing the
current label type, and feature indicators across the top
and on the right side showing which features are currently
selected. Feature indicators appear black when selected.
See Figure 6.
To adjust the display contrast
1 Press
+
.
2 Select System and press
.
3 Select Screen contrast and press
4 Press
or
to increase or decrease the
contrast.
5 Press
7
.
.
Caption Bar
Cutter Button
The caption bar shows the current label type. For some
label types, additional information, such as size or
barcode type, is also shown.
The
button cuts the label. When printing multiple
labels, the printer pauses after printing each label so that
you can cut the label. You can turn this feature off, so that
multiple labels will print continuously. See Pausing
Between Labels on page 15.
Label type
Barcode type
Hot Keys
A number of Hot Keys are available for creating
specific types of labels, adding barcodes, and
formatting text. These Hot Keys are described in detail
later in this User Guide.
CAPS Mode
The
key toggles capitalization on and off. When
CAPS mode is turned on, the CAPS indicator is shown on
the display and all letters that you enter are capitalized.
The default setting is CAPS mode on. When CAPS mode
is off, all letters entered appear in lowercase.
Working with Labels
You can create a single label or a group of labels. A group
of labels can be created manually by adding labels to the
current label or automatically using serialization. See
Creating a Series of Labels on page 12 for information
about using serialization.
To toggle CAPS mode on and off
 Press
.
ALT Key
The
key is used to select the function or symbol
printed above a key. For example, when you press
,
the number 9 appears in the display; however, if you
press
and then
, an asterisk (*) appears in the
display.
Creating a Label
Escape Key
To create a new label
The printer remembers the last label that you were
working on when the power was turned off. You need to
clear that label text and formatting before you create a
new label.
The
key cancels an action or exits from a menu
without making a selection.
1 If necessary, press
Navigation Keys
2 Enter some text using the keypad.
The navigation keys operate as follows:
3 Format the text size and style.
Keys
to clear the previous label and
formatting from the display.
See Formatting a Label on page 9.
Function
4 Optionally, save the label to the library.
Moves one character to the left in the display.
Returns to the previous menu (you can also use
See Saving Labels on page 13.
).
Adding a Label
Moves one cell to the left in a multi-cell label.
Moves one label to the left in the display.
+
You can insert a label before or after the current label.
To add a label
Moves one character to the right in the display.
Moves to the next menu level (you can also use
1 Press
2 Select one of the following:
).
• Left to add a label to the left of the
cursor position.
Moves one cell to the right in a multi-cell label.
Moves one label to the right in the display.
+
• Right to add a label to the right of the
cursor position.
Moves up in a list of items.
3 Press
Moves down in a list of items.
.
A new blank label is inserted in the display to the left
or right of the current label.
Selects a menu item.
You can move from label to label by pressing
Backspace Key
The
.
key deletes the character to the left of the cursor.
Clear Key
The
key clears all current text and format settings,
returning the display to the General label type.
8
and
.
Removing a Label
Changing the Text Style
You can remove a label from the current group.
You can print the text on your label in several styles: bold,
italic, underlined, boxed, and narrow. The text style
selected applies to all the text on all the labels in a group
of labels, including most symbols.
To remove a label
1 Press
+
.
2 Select one of the following:
To set the text style
• All to remove all of the labels in the group.
1 Press
• Current to remove the label at the current
cursor position.
3 Press
.
2 Select the desired text style and press
.
3 Select On or Off to turn the selected style on or off.
.
4 Press
The selected labels are removed from the display.
.
To insert an underlined 6 or 9 character
Printing Labels
 Press and hold
or
until 6 or 9 appears in
the display, and then press
.
When you print a group of labels, you choose whether to
print all of the labels or only the current label in the group.
Rotating Text
To print labels
1 Press
+
You can print the text on your label in one of four
rotations: horizontal, vertical, 90-degree, and mirror (the
text appears in inverse order as it would in a mirror).
.
If you are printing a group of labels, the Print menu
is displayed.
The following table shows the text rotations that are
available for the different types of labels.
2 Select one of the following:
• All to print all of the labels in the group.
Horizontal Vertical
90- Degree
Mirror
Label Type
• Current to print the label at the current cursor
position.
General
X
X
X
X
Fixed
X
X
X
X
Flag
X
X
Wire/Cable
X
X
Formatting a Label
Module
X
You can choose from a number of formatting options to
enhance the appearance of your labels.
Breaker
Changing the Text Size
To rotate text
3 Press
.
The selected labels are printed.
4 Press the
button and remove the labels.
Barcode labels print only horizontally.
You can print the text on your label in several sizes: 6, 8,
12, 16, 18, 22, 24, 32, 50 point, and MAX. The text size
selected applies to all the text on all the labels in a group
of labels.
 Press
, the next available
Aligning Text
You can align the text to print left or right justified on the
label. The default alignment is centered.
You can also select Auto as the text size. When Auto is
selected, the best text size is automatically determined for
the height and width of the label you are creating. MAX
font is not used when Auto text size is selected.
To align text
 Press
+
.
Each time you press
+
, the next
available text alignment option is selected.
To set the text size
.
Each time you press
text size is selected.
.
Each time you press
rotation option is selected.
The text size available for you to use depends on the width
set for the label and the type of label you are creating.
 Press
X
Module and breaker labels use center alignment only.
, the next available
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Creating Multi-Line Labels
Creating Wire/Cable Labels
You can print a maximum of five lines on a label.
A wire/cable label is placed around a
wire or cable. The label text is repeated
as many times as possible depending
on the size of the text and the width or
length of the label.
The number of lines you can print on a label depends on
the label width you have selected.
Label
Width
# Lines
6 mm
(1/4”)
9 mm
(3/8”)
12 mm
(1/2”)
19 mm
(3/4”)
1
3
3
5
To create a wire/cable label
1 Press
The display only shows one line of text at a time. Use the
navigation keys to scroll through multiple lines.
.
2 Enter the diameter of the cable and press
To create multiple labels quickly, see Creating a Series
of Labels on page 12.
To create a multi-line label
1 Enter the text for the first line, and press
Creating Flag Labels
2 Enter the text for the next line.
A flag label wraps around a wire or
cable leaving the text part of the label
extending out from the cable. The text
on a flag label is automatically printed
on both ends of the label, leaving a
blank space in the middle that wraps
around the cable. When the label is
applied to the cable, both ends of the label are applied
back to back leaving a tail or flag. The result is a label that
can be read from both sides.
3 Repeat these steps for each additional line.
Using International Characters
The printer supports the extended Latin character set
using RACE technology. Similar to using a mobile phone
keypad, holding down a letter key will display all the
variations of that letter.
For example, if French is selected as the language and
you hold down the letter a, you will see à á â ã ä å and
so on through all the variations available. The order in
which the variations appear depends on the language
you have selected.
To create a flag label
1 Press
+
.
Creating Industrial Labels
2 Select the flag type and press
You can quickly create labels for special industrial
applications, such as wire/cable wrap, flag, breaker, or
module. You can also create a fixed length label. Hot
Keys are available for each of the label types.
3 Do one of the following:
• Select AUTO to have the length for the flag
portion automatically determined by the amount
of text.
4 Press
Creating Breaker Labels
A breaker label is a multi-cell label used
to label a row of breakers. You select
the breaker height and number of
breakers, enter the text for each
breaker, and print. The result is a long
label with a text for each breaker.
See Using Custom Defaults on page 12 for information
about setting up custom defaults for each label type.
Creating Fixed Length Labels
Normally, the length of the label is determined by the
length of the text entered. However, you may want to
make a label for a specific purpose that is a fixed length
regardless of the length of the text.
To create a breaker label
1 Press
.
2 Select the breaker height and press
.
The default breaker height is 25 mm (1.0”).
The default fixed length is 25 mm (1.0”). Any change you
make to the fixed length setting remains in effect until you
change the setting.
3 Select the number of breakers and press
.
4 Select the number of poles for each breaker and
press
To set the label length
.
5 Select one of the following:
.
2 Select the length of the label and press
.
To create multiple labels quickly, see Creating a Series
of Labels on page 12.
Pressing a Hot Key always changes the current label type
to the selected label type. For example, if you choose Flag
and later want a General label, press the General key to
remove the Flag settings and return to General label type.
+
.
• Select the length for the flag portion of the label.
The current label type is displayed in the Caption bar. By
default, the label type is General with no special
formatting, text center aligned, and the length
automatically determined by the amount of text.
1 Press
.
• On to print empty breakers at the end of the label.
.
• Off to not print empty breakers at the end of
the label.
Any text that does not fit within the fixed length appears
shaded in the display and will not print.
10
6 Press
.
When you change from a multi-cell label, such as a
breaker label, to a single cell label, such as general or flag,
each cell becomes a new label. All blank cells are deleted.
Each breaker is separated by a line in the display.
7 Enter the text for each breaker in the label.
Press
to breaker.
and
When you change from a multi-cell label type to
another multi-cell label type, make sure the new label type
contains the same number of cells.
to move from breaker
By default, a separator line is printed between each cell
on a breaker label. To turn off the separator lines, see
Printing Separator Lines between Cells on page 15.
To change the label type
1 Press the Hot Key for the new label type.
To create data for the breakers automatically, see
Creating a Series of Labels on page 12.
2 Make any necessary adjustments to the settings for
the new label type.
Creating Module Labels
Using Barcodes
A module label is a multi-cell label used
to label a row of modules of varying
widths. You set the width of a module
and the number of modules, enter the
text for each module, and print. You
can use multipliers to adjust the width
of individual modules as necessary.
The printer can generate Code 39 and Code 128
barcodes. You can add a barcode to the following
label types:
+
.
Select the length that applies to the smallest size
module. You can then use multipliers to increase the
size of individual modules that are larger. The default
module length is 17.5 mm (0.5”).
3 Select the number of modules and press
Adding a Barcode
The barcode text appears on the label in the display just
like any other text. If the cursor is positioned within the
barcode text, the type of barcode and the position of the
barcode text are displayed in the caption bar.
.
4 Select the multiplier for each module and
press
Module
The barcode prints horizontally along the label. You can
choose to print the barcode text in small print either
below or above the barcode. Optionally, you can add text
before and after the barcode and serialize barcodes.
.
2 Select the module length and press
Flag
Fixed length
Barcodes cannot be printed on 6 mm (1/4”) labels.
To create a module label
1 Press
General
.
To add a barcode
5 Select one of the following:
1 Do one of the following:
• On to print empty modules at the end of the label.
• To add a Code 39 barcode, press
• Off to not print empty modules at the end of
the label.
• To add a Code 128 barcode, press
+
.
6 Press
.
2 Enter the text for the barcode within the barcode on
the display and press
Each module is separated by a line in the display.
and
.
3 Select whether or not to show the barcode text and
7 Enter the text for each module.
Press
to module.
.
press
to move from module
.
4 If necessary, select the location for the barcode text
and press
By default, a separator line is printed between each cell
on a module label. To turn off the separator lines, see
Printing Separator Lines between Cells on page 15.
.
The barcode appears as text in the display.
Editing a Barcode
To create data for the modules automatically, see
Creating a Series of Labels on page 12.
You can edit the text for an existing barcode.
To edit a barcode
Changing the Label Type
1 Press
Once you create a label using one label type, you can
easily change the label type without losing your data.
.
A message appears asking if you would like to edit
the barcode.
If the data from one label type will not fit in the new label
type, the text that will not fit is shaded in the display.
2 Press
.
The text of the existing barcode is displayed.
3 Edit the barcode text and press
11
.
Deleting a Barcode
Turning Off Custom Defaults
A barcode is treated as a single character on the label.
You can choose to turn custom defaults on or off for each
label type individually.
To delete a barcode
To turn off custom defaults
1 Place the cursor at the end of the barcode text in
1 Press
the display.
2 Press
.
and press
.
Creating a Series of Labels
You can automatically generate labels by creating a
series. You create a starting pattern, and then set the
increment and count for the series.
You can serialize any number or letter by selecting the
character to be incremented, such as the number 2 in
123 or the letter B in ABC. For example, when the 2 is
selected in 123 and the increment is 3, the resulting labels
would print as 123, 153, 183, and so on.
You can set the custom defaults for each label type.
To set custom defaults
1 Press the Hot Key for the desired label type and enter
any ncessary settings for the label type.
Letters can be incremented from A to Z and a to z, and
numbers from 0 to 9. When the letter Z or the number 9 is
reached during serialization, a letter or number is added
to increase the increment. For example, Az increments to
Aaa, AZ increments to BA, and A9 increments to A10.
.
3 Make any desired adjustments to the settings for the
.
4 Press
to save the settings as the custom
default for this label type.
To use serialization
Each time you create this label type, these custom default
settings are used.
1 Enter the text for your label.
2 Press
Changing Custom Defaults
.
A box appears around the character where the
cursor was positioned.
You can change the custom default settings for a label
type at any time.
3 Press
and
to move the cursor to the
character you want to increment and press
You can also choose to create a label using settings that
are different from the custom default settings without
changing the custom default settings.
.
4 Select the amount you want to increment the
character and press
To change custom defaults
.
You can choose to increment in steps up to 10.
1 Press the Hot Key for the desired label type.
5 Select the number of times to increment and
press
.
.
New labels are added in the display as needed to
complete the series.
3 Make any desired adjustments to the settings for the
label type and press
.
4 Select No and press
Setting Custom Defaults
label type and press
.
3 Select the label type to turn off custom defaults for
Each time you create a label, you are guided through
selecting the settings for the type of label you are
creating. However, you can set custom defaults for each
label type. Once custom default settings are created for a
label type, you can quickly create that type of label using
these custom default settings.
2 Press
.
2 Select Custom defaults and press
Using Custom Defaults
2 Press
+
.
To print multiple copies of the same serialized label, see
Printing Multiple Copies on page 14.
4 Do one of the following:
• Press
to use the settings for the current
label only.
• Press
to save the settings as the new
custom default for this label type.
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Using the Library
To add a term to the library
The library includes a set of default symbols and terms to
use on your labels. In addition, you can save your own
custom terms and frequently-used labels to the library.
1 Enter text to save to the library.
Using Symbols
2 Press
The printer includes a set of commonly used symbols to
include on your labels. The symbols are separated into
the following categories:
3 Select Term and press
If your label contains a barcode, place the cursor
within the text you want to save.
+
.
.
4 Select a location for the term and press
.
The term is added to the My terms category of
the library.
Arrows/Brackets
Numbers
Hazard /Warnings
Currency
Inserting Terms on Labels
Pro AV/Security
Electrical
Terms inserted on a label are the same as text entered
from the keypad. Terms can be edited, formatted,
or deleted.
See Symbols on page 16 for a complete list of the
default symbols.
To insert a term on a label
Some of the more popular symbols can be accessed
from the number keys using plus the number. For
example, pressing
+ 4 inserts an open bracket ( [ ).
1 Press
.
2 Select Terms and press
.
Inserting Symbols
3 Select a category of terms and press
Symbols added to a label can be formatted or deleted
just like any other character you enter.
4 Select the desired term and press
Deleting a Term from the Library
To insert a symbol
1 Press
.
.
You can delete previously saved terms from the My terms
category of the library.
.
2 Select Symbols and press
.
To delete a term from the library
3 Select a category of symbols and press
4 Select the desired symbol and press
.
1 Press
.
.
2 Select Terms and press
.
Using Terms
3 Select My terms and press
The printer includes a set of commonly used terms to
use on your labels. The terms are separated into the
following categories:
4 Select the term to delete and press
Audio
Security
Video
My terms
5 Press
.
.
to delete the term.
Deleting a term or label from the library also deletes
that term or label from the Favorites list.
Using My Labels
You can also save custom terms to the My terms
category of the library.
Your printer includes a My Labels section of the library for
storing your frequently-used labels. You can quickly recall
saved labels to use at any time.
See Terms on page 17 for complete listings of
default terms.
Saving Labels
Adding Terms to the Library
You can save up to 25 frequently-used labels. When you
save a label, the label text and all formatting are saved.
You can save up to 25 custom terms to the My terms
category of the library.
To save a label
Barcode text cannot be saved as a term. You can
save text that appears either before or after the barcode,
but not both together.
1 Press
+
.
2 Select Label and press
.
3 Select a location for the label and press
4 Enter a name for the label and press
.
.
The label name can contain up to 20
alphanumeric characters.
You cannot save a group of labels to the library. If you
have multiple labels in the label edit screen, only the label
where the cursor is located will be saved.
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Recalling Labels
Deleting Items from the Favorites list
Once a label is saved to the library, you can recall the
label to print or edit. Recalling a label replaces the
current label in the display.
When you no longer need an item in the Favorites list, you
can delete the item from the Favorites list.
To delete an item from the Favorites list
To recall a label
1 Press
1 Press
.
2 Select the symbol, term, or label to delete and
2 Select My Labels and press
.
press
3 Select the label to recall and press
.
.
A confirmation message appears.
3 Press
Deleting Labels
To delete a label from My labels
1 Press
Deleting a term or label from the library also deletes
that term or label from the Favorites list.
.
2 Select My Labels and press
to delete the entry.
A message appears confirming that the item
was deleted.
When you no longer need a stored label, you can delete
the label from the library.
Printing Options
.
3 Select the label to delete and press
4 Press
.
.
You can choose to print multiple copies of the same
label, collate the copies, print separator lines, pause to
cut between labels, advance the label, and adjust the
print contrast.
to delete the label from the library.
Deleting a term or label from the library also deletes
that term or label the Favorites list.
Printing Multiple Copies
Using the Favorites Key
You can print up to 10 copies of the same label at
one time.
You can add your frequently-used symbols, terms, and
labels to your Favorites list. Once an item is added to the
Favorites list, you can quickly access the item without
navigating the Library menu.
To print multiple copies
1 Press
+
.
Adding an Item to the Favorites List
2 Select the number of copies to print.
A symbol, term, or label must first be saved to the library
before it can be added to the Favorites list.
3 Press
The default is 2 copies.
When printing is finished, the number of copies to print
returns to 2.
To add an item to the Favorites list
1 Select a symbol, term, or label from the library.
2 Press
Collating Multiple Copies
and hold for three seconds.
When printing multiple copies of a group of labels, you
can select to print the labels normally or collated. If you
choose to have the labels print normally, all the copies of
the first label are printed before the next label starts
printing. If you choose to have the labels print collated,
each complete copy of the group of labels prints before
the second copy starts.
A message appears confirming that the item was
saved to the Favorites list.
Inserting Items from the Favorites List
You can quickly insert a symbol or term on your label or
recall a label from the Favorites list.
To insert an item from the Favorites list
1 Press
The following example shows three copies of a group of
three labels printed normally and collated.
.
2 Select the symbol or term to add or the label to recall,
and press
to begin printing.
Normal
.
A101 A101 A101 A102 A102 A102 A103 A103 A103
Collated
A101 A102 A103 A101 A102 A103 A101 A102 A103
To print and collate multiple copies
1 Press
+
.
2 Select the number of copies of the group of labels to
print and press
.
3 Select All to print all of labels in the group.
4 Press
14
.
Cleaning Your Printer
5 Select one of the following:
• Yes to print collated.
Your printer is designed to give you long and trouble-free
service, while requiring very little maintenance.
• No to print normally.
6 Press
to begin printing.
Clean your printer from time to time to keep it
working properly.
Printing Separator Lines between Cells
To clean the cutter blade
For multi-cell labels, such as breaker and module labels,
you can choose whether or not to print a separator line
between each of the cells. By default, separator lines are
printed between cells.
1 Remove the label cassette.
2 Press and hold the cutter button to expose the
cutter blade.
To turn off printing of separator lines
1 Press
+
3 Use a cotton ball and alcohol to clean both sides of
the blade.
.
2 Select Print options and press
3 Select Separator lines and press
4 Select No and press
The cutter blade is extremely sharp.Use caution
when cleaning.
.
.
To clean the print head
.
Pausing Between Labels
1 Remove the label cartridge.
When printing multiple copies, the printer pauses after
printing each label so you can cut the label. You can turn
this feature off to have the labels print continuously.
2 Remove the cleaning tool from inside the label
cartridge door.
To print continuously
1 Press
+
.
2 Select Print options and press
.
3 Select Pause to cut and press
.
4 Select No and press
.
Advancing the Label
To add additional blank space to the beginning or
end of your label, you can advance the label in
6.5 mm (1/4”) increments.
To advance the label
1 Press
+
Figure 7
3 Gently wipe the padded side of the tool across the
.
2 Press
print head. See Figure 7.
to advance the label.
Adjusting the Print Contrast
Depending on the label material you choose, you may
need to lighten or darken the printed text on the label.
To adjust the print contrast
1 Press
+
.
2 Select Print options and press
3 Select Print contrast and press
4 Press
or
print contrast.
5 Press
.
.
to increase or decrease the
.
6 Repeat as necessary until you are satisfied with the
print quality.
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Symbols
The following tables show the commonly used symbols by category.
Arrows and Brackets
Currency
$ ¢ £ ¥ €
( ) [ ]
{ }
Electrical
 ΩØ ²
°   
   
    
   
μ λ 
Hazard and Warning



Pro AV and Security
   

Numbers
. / - +
≥ ≤ ≠ =
@^ #
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Terms
The following lists the commonly used terms by category.
Audio
Security
ANALOG
RIGHT BACK SPKR
BACK DOOR
HIGH WATER
CD
RIGHT FRONT SPKR
CAMERA
HORN
CENT FRONT SPKR
RIGHT OUTD SPKR
CARBON MONOXIDE
LOW TEMP
CENTER BACK SPKR
RIGHT SIDE SPKR
CCTV
MOTION SENSOR
DIGITAL
RIGHT SURR SPKR
CELL
PHONE
LEFT BACK SPKR
SPEAKER
CONTACT
PIR
LEFT FRONT SPKR
SUBWOOFER
CONTROLLER
POOL
LEFT OUTD SPKR
SURROUND
DOOR
POWER
LEFT SIDE SPKR
TAPE
DOOR CONTACT
REMOTE
LEFT SURR SPKR
VOLUME CONTROL
DRIVEWAY
SENSOR
OPTICAL
ZONE
DUAL TECH
SHOCK SENSOR
DUCT
SIREN
FAN CUTOFF
SLIDERS
FRONT DOOR
SMOKE DETECTOR
GARAGE DOOR
SPARE
GAS
STROBE
GATE
WATER DETECTOR
GLASS BREAK
WINDOW
GROUND
WINDOW SENSOR
PHONO
Video
CATV
NANNY CAM
COMPONENT
PROJECTOR
COMPOSITE
REMOTE
DVD
RF
DVI
RGB
DVR
RS-232
HDMI
SAT
HDTV
S-VIDEO
IR
TOUCH SCREEN
KEYPAD
TV
MONITOR
VCR
HEAT DETECTOR
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Troubleshooting
Review the following possible solutions if you encounter a problem while using your printer.
Problem/Error Message
Solution
Battery Discharged
 Attach the power adapter.
 Recharge the battery pack. See Recharging the Battery Pack.
 Insert new AA alkaline batteries.
Poor print quality
 Clean the print head. See Cleaning Your Printer.
 Adjust the print contrast. See Adjusting the Print Contrast.
 Check battery level; power may be low.
Label Jam
Motor is stalled due to label jam.




Uneven or slanted printing
The cartridge is not positioned correctly.
Open the label cartridge compartment and remove the cartridge.
Remove jammed label, clearing the jam.
Clean the cutter blade. See Cleaning Your Printer.
Make sure the label passes smoothly through the label guides on the label
cartridge and that the label and ribbon are taut across the mouth of the
cartridge. See Inserting and Removing the Label Cartridge.
 Check the label cartridge compartment to make sure the cartridge is
inserted properly. See Inserting and Removing the Label Cartridge.
 Make sure the two levers in the label compartment are locked on either side
of the cartridge holding the cartridge in place.
Cannot close the label cartridge lid
The cartridge is not inserted correctly.
Unable to return to the previous menu
Make sure nothing is blocking the cartridge cover and that the label cartridge is
inserted properly. See Inserting and Removing the Label Cartridge.
Press
to return to the previous menu.
Nothing shows in the display
 Ensure the printer is turned on.
 Insert new batteries, charge battery pack, or plug in power adapter.
 Remove power adapter and batteries; reattach power to restart the printer.
No label found
No cartridge is present.
Open the cartridge compartment and insert a label cartridge. See Inserting
and Removing the Label Cartridge.
Display text is too light to read
 Turn on backlight. See Using the Backlight.
 Adjust the display contrast. See Adjusting the Display Contrast.
Maximum number of lines reached
Insert a wider label cartridge.
Too many lines for selected label width
 Reduce the number of text lines.
 Insert a wider label cartridge.
Maximum number of characters reached
Reduce the number of characters for the label.
Printing...
No action required. Message disappears when printing is finished.
Barcode not allowed
 Insert a wider label cartridge.
Barcodes cannot be printed on 6mm (1/4”) labels,  Change the label width.
wire/cable labels, or breaker labels.
 Change the label type.
No response when pressing keys
One of the keys may be jammed.
1 Press each key to determine which key is jammed.
How do I remove the backing from the label?
DYMO labels have an easy-to-peel split back.
1 Locate the split on the label backing.
2 Gently pinch the label lengthwise, folding toward the
printed side of the label. The label backing will
separate.
3 Carefully peel away the backing from the label.
2 Press the jammed key firmly until the key returns to the normal position.
If you need further assistance, visit the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.
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Split label
Documentation Feedback
We are constantly working to produce the highest quality documentation for our products. We welcome your feedback.
Send us your comments or suggestions about our user guides. Please include the following information with your
feedback:
 Product name, model number, and User Guide page number
 Brief description of instructions that are inaccurate or unclear, areas where more detail is needed, and so on
We also welcome your suggestions about additional topics you would like to see covered in the documentation.
Send email messages to: documentation@dymo.com
Please keep in mind that this email address is only for documentation feedback. If you have a technical question, please
contact Customer Support.
Safety Precautions for Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
Inaccurate handling of a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery may cause leakage, heat, smoke, an explosion, or fire. This
could cause deterioration of performance or failure. This may also damage the protection device installed in the battery
pack. This could damage equipment or injure users. Thoroughly follow the instructions below.
While Charging the Battery
Danger
 When charging the battery, use dedicated chargers and follow the specified conditions.
 Do not connect directly to an electric outlet or cigarette lighter charger.
 Do not use or store battery close to fire or inside the car where temperature may be over 60°C.
Warning
 Stop charging the battery if charging is not completed within the specified time.
Caution
 Thoroughly read this user guide before charging the battery.
 Do not charge in a place that generates static electricity.
 Battery can only be charged within 0°C~45°C temperature range.
When Discharging the Battery
Danger
 Use the battery only in the specified equipment.
 Do not use or store battery close to fire or inside the car where temperature may be over 60°C.
Caution
 Do not charge in a place that generates static electricity.
 Battery can only be used within -20°C~60°C temperature range.
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Environmental Information
The equipment that you have bought requires the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. It may contain
substances that are hazardous to health and the environment.
In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment, and to diminish the pressure on natural
resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back systems. These systems will reuse or recycle most of the
materials of your end-of-life equipment in an environmentally sound way.
The crossed-bin symbol marked on your device indicates you should use these systems.
If you need more information on the collection, reuse, and recycling of this product, please contact your local or regional
waste administration. You can also contact DYMO for more information on the environmental performance of our
products.
Device Certification
This product is CE marked in accordance with the EMC directive and the low voltage directive and is designed to conform
with the following international standards:
Applied Tests or Technical Standards for R4200 printer:
Emission:
EN55022 (2006)
EN 61000-3-2 (2000) + am 14 (2000)
EN 61000-3-3 (1995) + am 1 (2001)
Immunity:
EN55024 (1998) + am 1 + am 2
EN 61000-4-2 (1995) + am 2
EN 61000-4-3 (1996)
EN 61000-4-4 (2004)
EN 61000-4-5 (1995)
EN 61000-4-6 (1996)
EN 61000-4-8 (1995)
EN61000-4-11 (2004)
Applied Tests or Technical Standards for DYMO R4200 LiION Battery Pack:
UL2054
EN61000-6-1
EN61000-6-3
Applied Tests or Technical Standards for DYMO AC/DC power supply:
CISPR 13: 2001 + A1:2003; EN55013:2001 + A1:2003
CISPR 20: 2002 + A1:2002 + A2:2004; EN55020:2002 + A1:2003
EN 61000-3-2 :2000 + A2:2005
EN 61000-3-3 :1995 + A1:2001
CISPR 22: 1997 + A1:2000 + A2 :2002 Class B; EN 55022: 1998 + A1:2000 + A2 :2003 Class B
CISPR 24: 1997 + A1:2001 + A2 :2002; EN 55024: 1998 + A1:2001 + A2 :2003
UL/UCL 60950-1; FCC PART 15 CLASS B
EN 60950-1: 2001 + A11; BS EN 60950-1: 2002 ; AS/NZS 60950-1
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