LetraTag User Guide
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LCD Display
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Figure 1 DYMO LetraTag Label Maker
Num Lock
About Your New Label Maker
With your new DYMO LetraTag® label maker, you can create a wide
variety of high-quality, self-adhesive labels. You can choose to print
your labels in many different sizes and styles. The label maker uses
DYMO LetraTag (LT) 12 mm label cassettes. LT cassettes are available
in multiple colors of plastic tape and in white iron-on tape.
Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels and
accessories for your label maker.
Warranty Registration
Please complete the warranty registration card and return it to the
appropriate Customer Support address within seven days. Visit
www.dymo.com/registration for details or to register online.
Getting Started
Follow the instructions in this section to print your first label.
Connecting the Power
The label maker is powered by standard batteries. To save power,
the label maker will automatically turn off after two minutes of
Inserting the Batteries
The label maker uses four high-capacity AA alkaline batteries.
To insert the batteries
1. Remove the battery compartment
cover. See Figure 2.
2. Insert the batteries following the
polarity markings (+ and –).
3. Replace the cover.
! Remove the batteries if the label
maker will not be used for a long
period of time.
Figure 2
Inserting the Label Cassette
Your label maker comes with one label cassette. Visit
www.dymo.com for information about purchasing additional
label cassettes.
To insert the label cassette
1. Press and release the label
cassette cover to open the label
compartment. See Figure 3.
Figure 3
2. Insert the cassette with the
label positioned between the
print head and pinch roller. See
Figure 4.
3. Press firmly until cassette clicks
into place.
4. Close the label cassette cover
and press
to turn on the
Figure 4
Selecting a Language
The first time you turn on the power, you are asked to select your
desired language. By default, the language is set to English. The
language option you choose determines the character set and date
format that are available.
To select a language
1. Press
2. Use the up or down arrow key to select Language and press
3. Use the up or down arrow key to select the language you want
and press
Setting the Date and Time
You need to set the current date and time so that the date is correct
if you choose to automatically insert a date on your label.
The default date and time format depends upon the language you
select for the label maker. US English uses the date format MMM DD,
YY and the 12-hour time format; all other languages use the date
format DD MMM YY and the 24-hour time format.
To set the date and time
1. Press
2. Use the up or down arrow key to select Set Date and press
The default date is displayed.
3. Use the left or right arrow key to move the cursor over each
setting (month, day, and year) and use the up or down arrow
keys to increase or decrease the value.
4. When finished, press
.The default time is displayed.
5. Use the left or right arrow key to move the cursor over each
setting (hours and minutes) and use the up or down arrow keys
to increase or decrease the value and press
Printing Your First Label
You are now ready to print your first label.
To print a label
1. Enter text to create a simple label.
2. Press PRINT.
3. Press the cutter button to cut the label.
Congratulations! You printed your first label. Continue reading to
learn more about the options available for creating labels.
Getting to Know the Label Maker
Become familiar with the location of the feature and function keys
on your label maker. Refer to Figure 1 on the inside front cover. The
following sections describe each feature in detail.
button turns the power on and off. After two minutes of no
activity, the power is switched off automatically. The last label
created is remembered and displayed when the power is turned
back on. The previously selected style settings are also restored.
You can also press
to cancel printing and return to edit mode.
LCD Display
You can enter up to 100 characters and spaces on a label; however,
the display will only show a small portion of the characters.
And, with DYMO’s exclusive graphical Font size # lines CAPs Num Lock
display, any formatting you add is
visible instantly. For example, the
italics and rounded border added to
the text in Figure 5 are clearly
Feature indicators appear along the
top of the display to let you know
when a feature is selected.
Figure 5
key toggles capitalization on or off. When CAPS mode is
turned on, the CAPS mode indicator is shown on the display and all
letters that you enter will be capitalized. The default setting is CAPS
mode on. When CAPS mode is off, all letters appear in lower case.
Num Lock
key provides access to the numbers located on some of
the alphabetic keys. When Num Lock mode is turned on, the Num
Lock indicator is shown on the display and the numbers 1 through 0
appear when you press the corresponding letter keys. Num Lock is
turned off by default.
key removes the character to the left of the cursor.
key clears all label text and formatting.
Navigation Keys
You can review and edit your label using the left and right arrow
keys on the Navigation key.You can navigate through menu
selections using the up and down arrow keys, and then press
to make a selection.
key allows you to exit from a menu without making a
selection or to cancel an action.
key displays the font size, style, and borders submenus.
These formatting features are described later in this User Guide.
key allows you to insert symbols, a second line, or the
date on your label.
key displays the Preview, Set Date, Language, and Set
Print Contrast submenus. These features are described later in this
User Guide.
Formatting Your Label
You can choose from a number of formatting options to enhance the
appearance of your labels.
Changing the Font Size
Five font sizes are available for your labels: Extra Small, Small, Medium,
Large, and Extra Large.
When you select a size, that size applies to all characters on a label.
To set the font size
1. Press the
2. Use the up or down arrow keys to select Size and press
3. Use the up or down arrow keys to select the desired font size and
then press
Adding Font Styles
You can choose from six different font styles:
When you select a style, that style applies to all characters. Styles
can be used with alphanumeric characters and some symbols.
To set the font style
1. Press
2. Use the up or down arrow key to select Style and press
3. Use the up or down arrow key to select a font style and press
Creating Two-Line Labels
You can print a maximum of two lines on labels.
To create a two-line label
1. Type the text for the first line and press
2. Use the arrow keys to select Second Line and press
multi-line symbol is inserted at the end of the first line, but will
not print on the label.
3. Type the text for the second line.
Adding the Date
You can insert the date on your label. The date format is MMM DD,
YY (US) or DD MMM YY (Europe) depending upon the version of
your label maker.
To insert the date
1. Press
2. Select Date and press
Adding Box and Underline Styles
You can highlight your text by choosing a box or underline style.
Sweet Hearts
A label can be underlined or enclosed in a box, but not both
To add an underline or box style
1. Press
2. Select Borders, and press
3. Select underline or a box style and press
On two-line labels, both lines are underlined. In box style mode, all
the lines are enclosed in one box style.
Using Symbols and Special Characters
Symbols and other special characters can be added to your labels.
Adding Symbols
The label maker supports the extended symbol set shown below.
Position in Row
Position in Row
To insert a symbol
1. Press
, select Symbols, and press
. The first row of
symbols shown in the table appears in the display.
2. Use the arrow keys to move to the desired symbol. The left and
right arrows move horizontally along a row of symbols. The up
and down arrow keys scroll vertically through the rows of
3. When you locate the symbol, press
to add the symbol to
your label.
Adding International Characters
The label maker supports the extended Latin character set using
RACE technology. Similar to using a mobile phone keypad, when
you hold down a letter key for longer than one second, you will
scroll through variations on that letter. To insert the character,
release the key when the desired character appears.
For example, if French is selected as the language and you hold
down the letter a, you will see a à â æ and so on through all the
variations available. The character variations and the order in which
the variations appear depend on the language you have selected to
Printing Options
You can preview your label and adjust the printing contrast.
Previewing Your Label
You can preview the text or format of your label prior to printing. A
two-line label is previewed as a single-line label with a line break
character between the two lines.
To preview your label
1. Press
2. Select Preview and press
The text of the label scrolls across the display.
Adjusting the Print Contrast
You can adjust the print contrast to fine tune the print quality of
your label.
To set the contrast
1. Press
2. Select Set Contrast and press
3. Use the arrow keys to select a contrast setting and press
Using Label Maker Memory
The label maker has a powerful memory feature that allows you to
store the text of up to nine labels you use frequently.
Storing Label Text
You can store up to nine specific labels you use frequently.
To store the current label text
1. Press
. The first of the memory fields is displayed.
2. Use the arrow keys to move through the fields. You can store new
text in any of the memory locations.
3. Select a memory location and press
Your label text is saved and you are returned to the label.
Recalling Stored Labels
You can easily recall labels stored in memory to use at a later time.
To recall labels
1. Press
. The first memory location is displayed similar to
storing a label or format.
2. Use the arrow keys to select a label to recall and press
To clear a memory field, first recall a label and then press
Caring for Your Label Maker
Your label maker is designed to give you long and trouble-free
service, while requiring very little maintenance. Clean your label
maker from time to time to keep it working properly. Clean the
cutter blade each time you replace the label cassette.
! The cutter blade is extremely sharp. Use caution when
To clean the cutter blade
Print head
1. Remove the label cassette.
2. Place the tip of a ball-point
pen or pencil on the black post
as shown in Figure 6, and press
the post down.
Press in
and hold
3. While holding the post down,
Figure 6
press and hold the cutter lever
to expose the cutter blade.
4. Use a cotton ball and alcohol to clean both sides of the blade.
5. Release the cutter lever.
! You can also follow this procedure if the cutter blade becomes
lodged in the forward position and will not move.
To clean the print head
1. Remove the label cassette.
2. Remove the cleaning tool from inside the label compartment
If you do not have a cleaning tool, contact DYMO Customer Care
3. Gently wipe the padded side of the tool across the print head. See
Figure 6.
Review the following possible solutions if you encounter a problem
while using your label maker.
Problem/Error Message
No display
• Ensure the label maker is turned on.
• Replace discharged batteries.
Poor Print Quality
Poor Cutter Performance
Clean the cutter blade. See Caring for Your Label
No action required.
Message disappears when printing is finished.
Replace batteries.
Ensure label cassette is installed properly.
Clean the print head.
Replace the label cassette.
Too many characters
Exceeded maximum number of Delete some or all of the buffer text.
characters in buffer.
Battery low
Batteries almost discharged.
Replace batteries.
Tape Jam
• Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.
Motor is stalled due to label jam. • Clean cutter blade.
If you still need assistance, contact DYMO Customer Support
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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:
US FCC Class B Compatibility
Safety - EN 60950, IEC 950, UL 1950
EMC Compatibility EN 61000 3-2/3; EN 61000 4-2/3/4/5/6/8/11; ENV 50204;
EU Immunity - EN 55024 & addendum A1, A2 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Information Technology equipment, Immunity Characteristics
Emissions – EN 61000-6-3: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 6: Generic Standards
- Section 3: Emission standard for residential, commercial and light industrial environments.
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