User Guide
LabelManager
®
160
Copyright
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Contents
About Your New Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Registering Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Inserting the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Connecting the Optional Power Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Inserting and Removing the Label Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Using the Label Maker for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting to Know the Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Navigation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Backspace/Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Caps Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using Clip Art, Symbols, and Special Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adding Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Adding Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Adding International Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Formatting Your Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Changing the Font Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Changing the Font Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Adding Box and Underline Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Creating Vertical Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Creating Two-Line Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Caring for Your Label Maker
Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . .
Documentation Feedback . .
Environmental Information .
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Figure 1 DYMO LabelManager 160 Label Maker
1 LCD display
8 Cancel
15 Accented characters
2 Italic
9 OK
16 Navigation
3 Label exit slot
10 Symbols – Punctuation
17 Menu
4 Underline/Boxes
11 Backspace
18 On/Off
5 Vertical
12 Return
19 Font size
6 Cutter button
13 Space bar
20 Bold
7 Print
14 Caps
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About Your New Label Maker
Connecting the Optional Power Adapter
With the DYMO LabelManager 160 label maker, you can
create a wide variety of high-quality, self-adhesive labels.
You can choose to print your labels in many different font
sizes and styles. The label maker uses DYMO D1 label
cassettes in widths of 1/4”, 3/8”, or 1/2”. Labels are
available in a wide range of colors.
An optional 9 Volt, 2 A power adapter can be used to
power the label maker. Connecting the power adapter
to the label maker disconnects the batteries as a
power source.
To connect the optional power adapter
1 Plug the power adapter into the power connector on
Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels
and accessories for your label maker.
the top of the label maker.
2 Plug the other end of the power adapter into a
Registering Your Label Maker
power outlet.
Visit www.dymo.com/register to register your label
maker online.
Inserting and Removing the Label Cassette
 Notification of availability of upgrades by email
Your label maker uses DYMO D1 label cassettes. Visit
www.dymo.com for information about purchasing
additional label cassettes.
 Special offers and new product announcements
To insert the label cassette
Register your label maker to receive these benefits:
During the registration process, you will need the serial
number, which is located inside the back cover of the
label maker.
1 Lift the label cassette cover to open the label
compartment. See Figure 3.
Getting Started
Follow the instructions in this section to print your
first label.
Connecting the Power
The label maker is powered by alkaline batteries or
an optional AC power adapter. To save power, the
label maker automatically turns off after two minutes
of inactivity.
Figure 3
2 Make sure that the label and ribbon are taut across
the mouth of the cassette and that the label passes
between the label guides. See Figure 4.
Inserting the Batteries
If necessary, turn the ribbon rewind spool clockwise
to tighten the ribbon.
The label maker is powered by six AAA alkaline batteries.
Ribbon
rewind
spool
To insert the batteries
1 Press the thumb latch on the back of the label maker
to remove the battery compartment cover. See
Figure 2.
Label
guides
Press thumb
latch to open
Figure 4
Figure 2
2 Insert the batteries following the polarity markings
(+ and –).
3 Replace the battery compartment cover.
Remove the batteries if the label maker will not be
used for a long period of time.
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Getting to Know the Label Maker
3 Insert the cassette and press firmly until the cassette
clicks into place. See Figure 5.
Become familiar with the location of the function keys on
your label maker. Refer to Figure 1 on page 4. The
following sections describe each feature in detail.
Power
The
key turns the label maker on and off. After two
minutes of inactivity, the label maker is switched off
automatically.
When the label maker is turned off, the current label text
and formatting are remembered and will be displayed
when power to the label maker is turned back on.
Figure 5
When the batteries are removed and the optional power
adapter is disconnected, the current label text and
formatting are lost.
4 Close the label cassette cover.
Each time you change the label cassette, you will be
prompted to choose the label width.
LCD Display
With DYMO’s exclusive graphical display, most of the
formatting you add is visible instantly.
To remove the label cassette
1 Lift the label cartridge door on the back of the printer.
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2 Remove the label cassette.
2
3
3 Insert a new label cassette as described above.
4 Select the new label width when prompted by the
label maker.
Using the Label Maker for the First Time
The first time you turn on the power, you are asked to
select the language and label width settings. These
selections remain set until you change them.
You can change these selections using the
4
key.
1
To set up the label maker
1 Press
2
3
to turn on the label maker.
2 Select the language and press
4
.
Uppercase
Lowercase
Accented characters
Font size
6
5
6
7
8
7
8
Bold
Italic
Underline/Boxes
Vertical
Feature indicators along the top and bottom of the LCD
display appear black when a feature or setting is selected.
3 Select the width of the label cassette currently in the
label maker and press
5
.
You are now ready to print your first label.
Navigation Keys
To print a label
You can review and edit your label using the left and right
navigation keys. You can move through menu selections
using all four navigation keys, and then press
to make
a selection.
1 Enter text to create a simple label.
2 Press
.
Split backing
3 Press the cutter button to cut
Cancel
the label.
The
key exits from a menu without making a
selection or cancels an action, such as printing.
4 Remove the backing from the
label to expose the adhesive,
and then attach the label.
See Figure 6.
Figure 6
Backspace/Clear
The
Congratulations! You printed your first label. Continue
reading to learn more about the options available for
creating labels.
key deletes the character to the left of the cursor.
Pressing and holding the
key quickly deletes the
characters to the left of the cursor.
Caps Mode
The
key toggles capitalization on or off. When
CAPS mode is on, all the letters entered are in uppercase.
When CAPS mode is off, all the letters entered are in
lowercase. The default setting is CAPS mode on.
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Menu
Adding International Characters
The
key displays the Symbols/Clip Art and
Settings tabs.
The label maker supports the extended Latin character
set.
Pressing the
key toggles between the Symbols/
Clip Art and Settings tabs.
Pressing followed by a letter displays all of the available
variations of that letter.
Symbols/
Clip Art tab
For example, if you press and then the letter a,
you will see à á â ã ä and so on through all the
variations available.
Settings
tab
To add accented characters
1 Press
The accent variations for that alpha character
are displayed.
You can use the Symbols and Clip Art menu to insert
symbols and clip art on your labels.
2 Use the navigation keys to select the character you
want and press
You can use the Settings menu to change the language
and label width settings.
Formatting Your Label
You can add clip art, symbols, punctuation, and other
special characters to your labels.
You can choose from several format options to enhance
the appearance of your labels.
Adding Clip Art
Changing the Font Size
The label maker includes the clip art shown on page 9.
Six font sizes are available for your labels.
To insert clip art
2 Press
The font sizes available depend on the label width
selected. The font size applies to all characters on a label.
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and
.
You can also access the accent variations for a
letter by pressing and briefly holding the corresponding
alpha key.
Using Clip Art, Symbols, and
Special Characters
1 Press
and then press an alpha character.
to select Clip Art.
Label Width
Font Sizes Available
1/4”
8, 10, 12 point
4 Use the navigation keys to select the desired image.
3/8”
8, 10, 12, 16, 20 point
5 Press
1/2”
8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 point
3 Press
.
to add the image to your label.
Adding Symbols
To change the font size
The label maker supports the extended symbol set
shown on page 9.
 Press
Changing the Font Style
To insert a symbol
1 Press
2 Press
3 Press
Two font styles are available: bold and italic. These styles
can be combined.
.
and
to select Symbols.
Font styles are applied to all symbols and
alphanumberic characters. However, font styles are not
applied to clip art.
.
4 Use the navigation keys to select the desired symbol.
5 Press
until the desired font size is displayed.
to add the symbol to your label.
To change the font style
You can quickly access the punctuation symbols by
pressing
.
 Press
to add or remove bold.
 Press
to add or remove italic.
The style is instantly visible in the display.
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Adding Box and Underline Styles
Caring for Your Label Maker
You can highlight the text by adding a box or
underline style.
Your label maker is designed to give you long and
trouble-free service, while requiring very little
maintenance. Clean your label maker regularly to keep it
working properly. Clean the cutter blade each time you
replace the label cassette.
Five styles are available:
Print head
cleaning tool
Print head
To add a box or underline
Press
and hold
 Press
until the desired box or underline style
is displayed.
A label can be underlined or enclosed within a box, but
not both together.
When adding an underline on a two-line label, each line is
underlined. When adding a box on a two-line label, both
lines are enclosed in a single box.
Figure 7
Creating Vertical Labels
To clean the cutter blade
You can print labels with the text oriented vertically.
1 Remove the label cassette.
When printing two-line vertical labels, the label will print
with the second line of text after the first line.
2 Press and hold the cutter button to expose the cutter
To create a vertical label
3 Use a cotton ball and alcohol to clean both sides of
1 Press
blade. See Figure 7.
the blade.
.
The cutter blade is extremely sharp. Use caution
when cleaning.
2 Enter text.
3 Press
to print.
To clean the print head
The underline style will not print on a vertical label.
1 Remove the label cassette.
Creating Two-Line Labels
2 Remove the print head cleaning tool from inside the
You can print a maximum of two lines on a label. Only one
line of text can be printed on 1/4” labels.
label compartment cover. See Figure 7.
3 Gently wipe the padded side of the tool across the
To create a two-line label
1 Enter text for the first line and press
The
print head.
.
symbol appears. This symbol is not printed.
2 Enter text for the second line.
3 Press
to print.
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Clip Art
Symbols
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©
®
™
☺
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"
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!
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¡
¿
_
’
:
/
\
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§
•
¶
°
∞
€
$
¢
£
¥
@
&
#
%
‰
+
-
*
÷
√
^
~
≈
=
≠
±
<
>
≤
≥
[
]
½
¼
¾
(
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{
}
⅓
₀
₁
₂
₃
₄
₅
₆
₇
₈
₉
⁰
¹
²
³
⁴
⁵
⁶
⁷
⁸
⁹
α
β
γ
δ
ε
ζ
η
θ
ι
κ
λ
μ
ν
ξ
ο
π
ρ
σ
τ
υ
φ
χ
ψ
ω
Α
Β
Γ
Δ
Ε
Ζ
Η
Θ
Ι
Κ
Λ
Μ
Ν
Ξ
Ο
Π
Ρ
Σ
Τ
Υ
Φ
Χ
Ψ
Ω
Troubleshooting
Review the following possible solutions if you encounter a problem while using your label maker.
Problem/Error Message
Solution
No display
 Ensure the label maker is turned on.
 Replace batteries or connect the optional power adapter.
Poor print quality




Replace batteries or connect the optional power adapter.
Ensure label cassette is installed properly.
Clean the print head. See Caring for Your Label Maker.
Replace the label cassette.
Poor cutter performance
Clean the cutter blade. See Caring for Your Label Maker.
Printing...
No action required. Message disappears when printing is finished.
Too many characters!
Exceeded maximum number of characters in buffer
Additional characters cannot be added.
Too many lines!
Exceeded maximum number of lines
 Delete a line to fit text within the label width.
 Insert a wider label cassette.
Only one line of text is allowed on 1/4” labels.
Up to two lines of text are allowed on 3/8” and 1/2” labels.
Replace batteries or connect the optional power adapter.
Battery low
Insert cassette!
No label cassette is inserted.
Insert a label cassette. See Inserting and Removing the Label
Cassette.
Label jam!
Motor is stalled due to label jam.
 Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.
 Clean the cutter blade. See Caring for Your Label Maker.
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 length-wise, folding
toward the printed side of the label. The label
backing will separate.
3 Carefully peel away the backing from the label.
If you need further assistance, visit the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.
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Split backing
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
Keep in mind that this email address is only for documentation feedback. If you have a technical question, contact
Customer Support.
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.
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 - UL, CUL, TUV, CE, T-Mark, SAA, BABT, C-Tick
EMC - EMI Compatibility
EN 55022; EN 61000 (+ addendums)
RoHS 2002/95/EC
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