XTL 300 User Guide

XTL 300 User Guide
User Guide
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Contents
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About Your New Label Maker
Registering Your Label Maker
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Getting to Know Your Label Maker
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Connecting the Power
Charging the Battery
Removing and Replacing the Battery
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About Labels
Inserting the Label Cartridge
Removing the Label Cartridge
Selecting a Label Cartridge
Removing the Label Backing
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Using Your Label Maker
Keypad
LCD Display
Status Bar
Home Screen
Action Bar
Label Editor
Navigating Labels
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Using the Label Applications
Setting Default Label Properties
Quick Label
General Label
Patch Panel Label
Flag Label
Laminated Cable Wrap Label
Cable Wrap Label
Heat-Shrink Tube Label
110-Block Label
Horizontal Breaker Label
Vertical Breaker Label
Terminal Block Label
Asset Tracking Label
Distribution Panel Label
Materials Management Label
Changing Label Applications
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Editing and Formatting Text on Labels
Editing Text
Changing the Text Size
Changing the Text Style
Rotating the Text
Aligning the Text
Inserting Punctuation
Inserting Symbols
Inserting International Characters
Creating a Vertical Label
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Working with Objects on a Label
Inserting a Text Box
Inserting an Image
Inserting a Barcode
Deleting an Object
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Creating a Series of Labels
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Using the Library
Saving Labels
Opening Saved Labels
Deleting Saved Labels
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Using Favorites
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Changing the Settings
Changing the Language
Changing the Units of Measure
Changing the Screen Brightness
Changing the Auto Shut-off Time
Changing the Recall Data Setting
Setting Print Options
Print Range
Number of Copies
Collate
Mirror
Cut Labels
Feed
Setting the Default Barcode
Restoring the Label Application Default Settings
Restoring Factory Default Settings
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Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer
Downloading and Installing DYMO ID™ Software
Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer
About DYMO ID Software
Transferring Files
Updating the Label Maker Software
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Caring for the Label Maker
Cleaning the Label Maker
Cleaning the Print Head
Cleaning the Sensors
Cleaning the Cutter Blade
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Troubleshooting
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Images and Symbols
ISO
GHS
WHMIS
Electrical
Pro AV
Arrows
Symbols
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Documentation Feedback
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Environmental Information
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Safety Precautions
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About Your New Label Maker
With the DYMO® XTL™ 300 electronic label maker, you can design and print
multiple label types, including barcode labels, panel labels, and heat shrink tubes.
The label maker uses DYMO XTL™ label cartridges in label widths of 1/4”, 3/8”,
1/2”, 3/4”, or 1” (6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 19 mm, or 24 mm). Labels are available in
a full range of temperature, chemical, and UV-resistant materials, including
continuous tape and pre-sized labels.
Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels and accessories for your
label maker.
Registering Your Label Maker
Visit www.dymo.com/register to register your label maker online. During the
registration process you will need the serial number, which is located inside the
label compartment cover.
Register your label maker to receive these benefits:
 Notification of software upgrades by email
 Special offers and new product announcements
Getting to Know Your Label Maker
Become familiar with the parts of your label maker as shown in Figure 1.
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Power/USB connectors 4
LCD display
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Label compartment
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On/Off (Cancel printing)
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Cutter
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Battery compartment
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Label exit slot
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Label compartment
cover release
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Lanyard loop
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Connecting the Power
The label maker is powered by a rechargeable, lithium polymer (LiPo) battery.
The battery installed in your label maker ships partially charged. For best results,
fully charge the battery before using the label maker for the first time.
See Power Status on page 10 for information about visually determining the
battery charging status.
Charging the Battery
Fully charging a discharged battery will take approximately two and a half hours.
You can continue to work as long as the power adapter is connected.
Make sure to read the LiPo battery safety
precautions found on page 51.
Lift and turn
To charge the battery
1 On the left side of the label maker,
gently lift and turn the connector cover
to expose the power connector. See
Figure 2.
2 Plug the power cord into the power
Figure 2
adapter. See Figure 3.
3 Plug the barrel end of the power
adapter into the power connector.
Power connector
Power adapter
Power cord
Figure 3
4 Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
The power status will show charging
label maker’s display.
in the upper right corner of the
Removing and Replacing the Battery
The LiPo battery is designed to provide years of service. In the unlikely situation
that you need to replace the battery, a replacement battery can be ordered from
www.dymo.com.
Make sure the power adapter and USB cable are disconnected before handling
the LiPo battery.
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To remove the battery
1 Press and hold
for approximately five
seconds to turn the power completely off.
2 Disconnect the power adapter and USB
cable.
3 Using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver,
loosen the screw holding the battery cover
in place. See Figure 4.
The screw is attached to the battery cover.
Do not remove the screw completely from
the cover.
Figure 4
4 Lift off the cover.
5 Remove the battery from the battery compartment using two fingers to lift the
battery from the top edge.
6 Insert the new battery.
7 Replace the cover over the battery compartment.
8 Tighten the screw only until the battery cover is secure.
Make sure to read the LiPo Safety Precautions found on page 51.
About Labels
The label maker uses DYMO XTL™ label cartridges in label widths of 1/4”, 3/8”,
1/2”, 3/4”, or 1” (6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 19 mm, or 24 mm). Labels are available as
continuous tape or pre-sized labels for specific applications.
The label cartridge that is inserted in the label maker determines the type of labels
you can create and print. For example, if you have a 1” continuous label cartridge
inserted, you will not be able to create a heat-shrink tube or laminated cable wrap
label.
See Using the Label Applications on page 13 for information about the types of
labels you can use with each label application.
Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels for your label maker.
Inserting the Label Cartridge
A sensitive electronic chip is embedded in the
side of each label cartridge. This chip contains
information that is read by the label maker and
DYMO ID™ software. This chip must be kept
clean to function properly.
Do not touch the electronic chip in the side of
the label cartridge; oils from your hand may
prevent the chip from working properly. See
Figure 5.
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Ribbon
rewind
Do not
touch!
Label
guides
Figure 5
To insert the label cartridge
1 Press the label compartment release and
lift the cover. See Figure 6.
2 Make sure the tape and ribbon are taut
Press
and lift
across the mouth of the label cartridge
and that the tape passes between the
label guides. See Figure 5.
To tighten the ribbon, turn the ribbon
rewind spool in the direction indicated by
the arrow on the cartridge.
3 Insert the label cartridge and press firmly
until the cartridge ‘clicks’ into place.
4 Close the label compartment cover.
Figure 6
Removing the Label Cartridge
You can design labels without a label cartridge inserted in the label maker. Just
remember to insert a compatible label cartridge before attempting to print. See
Using the Label Applications on page 13.
To remove the label cartridge
1 Press the label compartment release and lift the cover. See Figure 6.
2 Remove the label cartridge.
You can now create labels using any of the label applications. When you start a
new label, you will be asked to select a label cartridge to use.
Selecting a Label Cartridge
You can design any type of label when the label compartment is empty. Each time
you select a label application, you are asked to select the properties for your new
label.
To choose a label cartridge
1 Remove the label cartridge from the label maker.
You are warned that the label compartment is empty.
2 Select a label application from the Home screen.
You are asked to select a label cartridge.
The labels available for you to choose from are filtered to show only those
label cartridges appropriate for the label application you selected.
3 Do one of the following:
• Enter the part number of the label cartridge you wish to use.
• Scroll through the list of labels and select a specific label.
• Select Wizard. You are asked to select the properties for the label you
wish to create.
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Removing the Label Backing
DYMO XTL™ continuous labels have an easy-to-peel split
back for easy removal of the label backing.
Remove split
backing
Does not apply to heat-shrink tubing or pre-sized labels.
To remove the continuous label backing
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 separates.
3 Carefully peel away the backing from the label.
To remove pre-sized labels from the backing
Continuous labels
Figure 7
Peel label
from backing
 Gently lift the corner of the label and peel the label from
the backing.
Pre-sized labels
Figure 8
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Using Your Label Maker
Become familiar with the features and function keys on your label maker.
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1 On/Off (Cancel printing)
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Save
15 Shift
2 Home
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Number/Symbol keys
16 Caps lock
3 Print/Print options
10 Backspace/Delete
17 Navigation
4 LCD display
11 Return
18 Back
5 Function keys
12 Rotate/Align
19 New label/Clear
6 Zoom
13 Space bar
20 OK
7 Favorites
14 Text size/Text style
Keypad
In addition to the alphanumeric keys, a number of function keys give you quick
access to the features of your label maker.
Power
The
key turns the power on and off. Pressing
also cancels printing.
To conserve power, the screen dims after thirty seconds of inactivity and the label
maker enters standby mode after three minutes of inactivity. After approximately
ten more minutes of inactivity, the label maker automatically shuts off.
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You can change the amount of time the label maker remains in standby mode
before automatically shutting off. See Changing the Auto Shut-off Time on page
34.
To turn power on
Press
To turn on the display when in
standby mode
Press any key once.
To turn power completely off
Press and hold
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for five seconds.
When the label maker is turned off, the current label and settings are remembered
so you can continue working the next time the label maker is turned on.
If the battery is removed and the power adapter is disconnected, the label and
settings you are currently editing will be lost.
Home
The
key returns you to the Home screen from any screen. See Home Screen
on page 10 for more information about the Home screen.
Print
The
key prints the currently displayed label.
To print immediately
Press
To set print options
Press and hold
To cancel printing
Press
once.
for several seconds.
once while label maker is printing.
Cutter Button
The
button on the side of the label maker cuts the label.
When printing multiple copies, the label maker pauses between each label
allowing you to cut before printing the next label.
You can change this setting so that the label maker prints all labels continuously
and you can cut once at the end. A label separator cut mark is printed between
each label to show where each label should be cut. See Cut Labels on page 36.
Zoom
The
keys zoom in or out on a label you are editing. Zoom only applies
when editing a label.
Shift
The
key when used with another key selects the function or symbol printed
above that key.
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Press
+ a letter
Inserts an uppercase letter. Inserts a lowercase letter if
Caps Lock is turned on.
Press
+ a number
Inserts the symbol over the selected number.
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Opens the Style tool. See Changing the Text Style on
page 24.
Press
+
Opens the Align tool. See Aligning the Text on page 25.
The
key is also used with the navigation keys to select text in a text box. See
Navigation Keys on page 9.
Clear
The
key clears a label of all text and formatting or, if in a list screen, removes
the selected item.
on a label edit screen
Deletes all text and formating leaving a single blank label.
in a list screen
Deletes a saved label selected. Also deletes a template
or an image added by you. Included images or templates
cannot be deleted.
Save
The
key saves the labels you are currently editing. See Saving Labels on page 31.
Favorites
The
key opens the list of labels and images that you previously assigned to
Favorites.
Selecting a favorite label
Opens that label file in the appropriate label editor.
Selecting a favorite image
Inserts the image into the label being edited at the current
cursor postion.
Back
The
key cancels an action or exits from a menu without making a selection.
Press
screen
on a label edit
Press
on a wizard screen Moves back one page of the wizard.
Press
in a list or menu
Undoes the last edit to the label.
Moves up one level in the list or menu.
Caps Lock
The
key toggles capitalization on and off.
Caps lock turned on
All letters that you enter are capitalized. The
appears in the status bar.
Caps lock turned off
All letters entered appear in lowercase.
indicator
Backspace
The
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key deletes the character, barcode, or image to the left of the cursor.
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OK
The
key makes a selection, such as choosing a label application, a label file,
an image, a list item, or a setting.
Throughout this user guide, using the instruction to “select” implies performing the
step followed by pressing
to complete the action.
Navigation Keys
The navigation keys operate as follows:
In a text box
or
moves the cursor one character to the left or right.
or
moves the cursor up or down one line.
Pressing in any corner of the navigation key will move the
cursor to the beginning or end of the current line.
+
or
selects characters beginning at the cursor
position to the right or left.
+
or
selects characters beginning at the cursor
position to the same position in the line above or below.
+ a corner of the navigation key selects characters
beginning at the cursor position to the beginning or end of
the text box.
In a multi-cell label such as
patch panel
or moves the cursor one cell to the left or right. At the
end of the label, moves the cursor to the next label.
In menus and lists
Use the navigation keys along with
LCD Display
The LCD display is divided into three areas:
Status bar
Label edit area
Action bar
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to select an item.
Status Bar
The status bar contains a number of indicators that show label information, label
type, Caps lock, USB connection, and power status.
Label type selected
Caps lock indicator
USB connection status
Current label
type and width
in label maker
Power status
Power Status
The power status is shown at the top right of the display and shows the current
battery status.
Level of battery charge remaining.
Connected to power adapter and charging. Bars will move from
left to right while charging is in progress.
Very low battery charge remaining; you may not be able to print.
Battery completely discharged or missing.
Home Screen
The Home screen contains all the label editor applications. This is where you will
start creating labels for your specific application.
Label type selected
Current label type
and width in the
label maker
Caps lock indicator
USB connection status
Power status
Select a label type
Continue editing
the current label
Change the
settings
Open a saved label
When you press the
key while editing a label, the Home screen is displayed;
however, your current editing session remains active in the background. To return
to editing the label, select
Continue editing.
If you select a new label application and the label currently being edited is not yet
saved, you are prompted to save the label.
When you press the
key while in a menu or settings screen, any settings or
other actions that have not been saved or confirmed are lost.
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The Home screen contains the following three actions:
Continue editing
Return to the label you were editing before pressing
Open a saved label file
Open a previously saved label file.
Settings
Change the label maker settings.
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Action Bar
Four function keys are located below the LCD display. These keys are used to
select actions that are available as you are editing labels.
Action bar
Function keys
Continue editing
the current label
Open a
saved label
Change the
Settings
In the example above, you can press either of the two left functions keys to
continue editing the current label.
The actions associated with each function key are specific to your current task.
Label Editor
Each label application contains a custom editor for the type of label you are
creating. At the bottom of the label editor are four features which are enabled
when that feature is available based on your label type and content.
Current label/Number of labels
Label length
Set label
Insert text Create a
properties box, barcode, series of
symbol, or
labels
image
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Go to the
next label
Properties
Change the properties for the label. Available for label types where
properties can be customized. See the properties available for each label
type in Using the Label Applications on page 13.
Insert
Add a text box, symbol, barcode, or image object. The objects available
depend on the label type selected. See Working with Objects on a Label
on page 27.
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Serialize
Automatically fill panel labels, or automatically create a series of single
labels. See Creating a Series of Labels on page 29.
Go to
View a series of labels, one at a time. Only available when the current file
contains more than one label. Also used to locate label errors.
Navigating Labels
When a label file contain more than one label, you can view each label. You can
also locate and fix labels with errors before printing.
To view labels
1 In the label editor, select
Go to.
2 Use the functions key to select Labels.
3 Use  or  to select the label you wish to view. The label appears in the
editor.
4 Select Done when finished.
To find errors
1 In the label editor, select
Go to.
2 Use the functions key to select Errors.
3 Use  or  to select the label with the error you wish to fix. The label appears
in the editor.
4 Select Done when finished.
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Using the Label Applications
The label maker includes a number of label
applications that make it easy to create a label for
your specific job.
Label applications appropriate for the currently
inserted label cartridge appear to the left of those
label applications that are not compatible.
A caution symbol
appears when a label
application and the current label cartridge are not
a match.
The following label applications are available for your specific labeling job and are
described in detail in this section:
Quick
Cable Wrap
Patch Panel
110-block
Laminated
Cable Wrap
Terminal
Block
Asset
Tracking
General
Flag
Distribution
Panel
Horizontal
Breaker
Heat-shrink
Tube
Vertical
Breaker
Materials
Management
You can create and save labels for applications that are not compatible with the
currently inserted label cartridge by removing the cartridge and leaving the label
compartment empty. However, make sure the correct label cartridge is inserted
before attempting to print.
This section describes each label application and the label properties you can
change to customize your label.
Setting Default Label Properties
Most label editors contain a wizard which steps you through the properties that
must be set each time you create a label. For labels you use frequently, you can
avoid stepping through the wizard by setting default properties for that label type.
To set default label properties
1 While in a label editor, select
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2 Select a property and change the setting as appropriate.
3 Select Set as default on the bottom of the property list.
4 Select OK to confirm.
Next time you select that label application, you will not have to set properties to
get started. You can change the properties for an individual label at any time by
selecting
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You can always clear any default label properties you set for a label application.
See Restoring the Label Application Default Settings on page 37.
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Quick Label
The Quick label is a simple, text-only label. No properties need to be set to get
started. As you add or delete text, the length of the label will change automatically
to fit the text.
A single text object is included on the label by default. Barcodes and images
cannot be added, and you cannot create multiple labels using serialization.
All text formatting can be applied to this label. Text formatting applies to all text on
the label. To apply text formatting to only some of the text, create a general label.
Quick labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label. (Default)
No - No blank space added at the end of the label.
To create a quick label
1 From the Home screen, select
Quick.
2 Add text and formatting.
General Label
The General Label editor has no special formatting or templates associated with it.
To create a custom design, you can add text, a barcode, or an image. See
Working with Objects on a Label on page 27 for more information.
This type of label allows one text, one barcode, and one image object.
Text size and style apply to all the text on a single line. You can apply different text
sizes and styles to each line of text on the label.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
General labels can be printed on both continuous and pre-sized labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Label
orientation
Landscape (Default)
Portrait
Changing the label orientation removes any content on the label,
creating a new blank label.
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Label length
Minimum: 1” (25.4 mm)
This property is only available for continuous label cartridges. You cannot
change the label length when a pre-sized label is selected.
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label. (Default)
No - No blank is space added at the end of the label.
This property is only available for continuous label cartridges.
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To create a general label
1 From the Home screen, select
General.
2 Follow the steps to configure your label.
3 Add text and formatting.
Patch Panel Label
The Patch Panel editor allows you to quickly create a label that can be applied to
datacom and electrical panels. Each label can contain up to 99 ports and you can
divide the ports into equal groups.
One text object is already added for each port. Barcodes and images cannot be
added to a Patch Panel label.
Text size and style apply to all ports on the label and to all labels in the file. When
Auto fit text is selected for font size, the text in each port is automatically resized
to fit that port. So you may see differences in text size for each port.
Use serialization to automatically populate the ports. When all the ports are filled
on the current label, a new label is created. See Creating a Series of Labels on
page 29.
Patch panel labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Port numbers
Number of ports - maximum of 99 ports
In groups of - Number of ports available per group is determined by
the number of ports selected so that each group is equal.
Label setup
Continuous - Print groups of ports as one continuous label.
Separate - Print each group of ports as a separate label.
(Default)
Dimensions
Center to center distance - Distance from the center of
one port to the center of the next port.
Minimum: 5/32” (3.8 mm)
Maximum: 20” (508 mm)
Group clearance - Distance between groups of ports
when one continuous label is selected.
Minimum: 1/64” (0.4 mm)
Maximum: 20” (508 mm)
Separator lines
Yes - Print a separator line between each port. (Default)
No - Don’t print a separate line between each port.
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
You create a patch panel label by using a pre-designed template or by entering
the label properties manually. See Transferring Files on page 39 for information
about transferring the latest templates from your computer.
To use a patch panel template
1 From the Home screen, select
Patch Panel.
2 Select Apply template.
3 Select the template you wish to use.
4 Add some text and formatting.
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To create a patch panel label manually
1 From the Home screen, select
Patch Panel.
2 Follow the steps to configure your label.
3 Add text and formatting.
Flag Label
The flag label is one of several cable management specific labels. The flag label
consists of two matching segments that when wrapped around a cable form a flag
allowing the user to see the same data from both sides.
One text object is automatically added to the label. You can add an image and
barcode object to a flag label.
Text size and style apply to all the text on a single line. You can apply different text
sizes and styles to each line of text on the label.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
Flag labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels. A vertical dashed line
will be printed in the center of the wrap part of the label to help you easily center
the label on the cable.
The label properties you can set are:
Cable type and Cable type: CAT 5/6, COAX, AWG: 4/0 - 2/0, AWG: 0 - 2, AWG: 3 - 5,
diameter
AWG: 6+, or Custom
Diameter: Available when Custom is selected for Cable type.
Minimum: 5/32” (4 mm)
Maximum: 2” (50.8 mm)
Flag length
Minimum: 7/16” (11.1 mm)
Maximum: 10” (254 mm)
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
To create a flag label
1 From the Home screen, select
Flag.
2 Do one of the following:
• Select the cable type.
• Select Custom and then select the cable diameter.
3 Follow the steps to configure your label.
4 Add text and formatting.
Laminated Cable Wrap Label
The laminated cable wrap label is one of several cable management specific
labels. This label contains two segments: a segment for the label content and an
adhesive-backed, transparent segment that wraps around the cable covering the
printed content for durability.
One text object is automatically added to the label. You can add an image and a
barcode object to a laminated cable wrap label.
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Text size and style apply to all the text on a single line. You can apply different text
sizes and styles to each line of text on the label.
Laminated cable wrap labels can only be printed using pre-sized Laminated Wire/
Cable Wrap label cartridges.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
Laminated cable wrap label properties are based on the label cartridge selected
and cannot be changed.
To create a laminated cable wrap label
1 From the Home screen, select
Laminated Cable Wrap.
Text size and style apply to the currently selected text. If no text is selected,
the size and style apply to all the text in the text box.
2 Add text and formatting.
Cable Wrap Label
The cable wrap label is one of several cable management specific labels. The
content of the cable wrap label is repeated three times so that it can be viewed
from any angle when the label is wrapped around the cable.
One text object is automatically added to the label. Barcodes and images cannot
be added to a cable wrap label.
Text size and style apply to all text on the label.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
Cable wrap labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Cable type and Cable type: CAT 5/6, COAX, AWG: 4/0 - 2/0, AWG: 0 - 2, AWG: 3 - 5,
diameter
AWG: 6+, or Custom
Diameter - Available when Custom is selected for Cable type.
Minimum: 5/32” (4 mm)
Maximum: 2” (50.8 mm)
To create a cable wrap label
1 From the Home screen, select
Cable Wrap.
2 Do one of the following:
• Select the cable type.
• Select Custom and then select the cable diameter.
3 Follow the steps to configure your label.
4 Add text and formatting.
Heat-Shrink Tube Label
The heat-shrink tube label is one of several cable management specific labels.
Heat shrink tube labels can be printed on any continuous or pre-sized Heat-Shrink
Tube labels.
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One text object is automatically added to the label. You can add an image and a
barcode object to heat-shrink tube labels.
Text size and style apply to all the text on a single line. You can apply different text
sizes and styles to each line of text on the label.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
The following table should help you in choosing the correct label width for your
application.
Heat-shrink
tube size
Minimum cable
diameter
Maximum cable
diameter
Minimum
AWG
Maximum
AWG
1/4” (6 mm)
0.05” (1.24 mm)
0.14” (3.5 mm)
16
7
1/2” (12 mm)
0.12” (3 mm)
0.28” (7.2 mm)
8
1
1” (24 mm)
0.22” (5.5 mm)
0.57” (14.50 mm)
3
4/0+
The label properties you can set are:
Label
orientation
Landscape (Default)
Portrait
Changing the label orientation removes any content on the label,
creating a new blank label.
Label length
Minimum: 1 1/4” (31.75 mm)
Default: 2” (50.8 mm)
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label. (Default)
No - No blank space added at the end of the label.
This property is only available for continuous label cartridges.
To create a heat shrink tube label
1 From the Home screen, select
Heat-Shrink Tube.
2 Follow the steps to configure your label.
3 Add text and formatting.
110-Block Label
The 110-block label is one of several datacom specific labels. You enter data into
one of three pre-defined block formats depending on the block type you select.
One text object is automatically added for each block. Barcodes and images
cannot be added to 110-block labels.
Text size and style apply to all blocks on the label and all labels in the file. When
Auto fit text is selected for font size, the text is automatically resized to fit that
block. So you may see differences in text size for each block.
Use serialization to automatically populate the blocks. When all the blocks are filled
on the current label, a new label is created. See Creating a Series of Labels on
page 29.
110-block labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
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The label properties you can set are:
Block type
C4-4 pair - Data grade
C4-4 pair - Voice grade
C5-5 pair - Voice grade
Separator lines
Yes - Print a separator line between each block. (Default)
No - Don’t print a separator line between each block.
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
To create a 110-block label
1 From the Home screen, select
110-Block.
2 Select a block type.
3 Add text for each block.
4 Add formatting as desired.
Horizontal Breaker Label
The horizontal breaker label is one of two types of labels for use on a breaker box.
See Vertical Breaker Label on page 20.
One text object is automatically added for each breaker. Barcodes and images
cannot be added to horizontal breaker labels.
Text size and style apply to all breakers on the label and all labels in the file. When
Auto fit text is selected for font size, the text is automatically resized to fit that
breaker. So you may see differences in text size for each breaker.
Use serialization to automatically populate the breakers. When all the breakers are
filled on the current label, a new label is created. See Creating a Series of Labels
on page 29.
Horizontal breaker labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Breaker
dimensions
Number of breakers - Maximum: 99 breakers
Breaker width - Minimum: 1/4” (6.35 mm); Maximum: 5” (126.9 mm)
Breaker
multipliers
Multiplier for each breaker. Maximum: 4
Can be manually entered in 0.5 increments, such as 2.5, 3.5 and so on.
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Separator lines
Yes - Print a separator line between each breaker. (Default)
No - Don’t print a separator line between each breaker.
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label. (Default)
No - No blank space added at the end of the label.
To create a horizontal breaker label
1 From the Home screen, select
Horizontal Breaker.
2 Follow the step to configure your label.
3 Add text for each breaker.
4 Add formatting as desired.
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Vertical Breaker Label
The vertical breaker label is one of two types of labels for use on a breaker box.
See Horizontal Breaker Label on page 19.
One text object is automatically added for each breaker. Barcodes and images
cannot be added to vertical breaker labels.
Text size and style apply to all breakers on the label and all labels in the file. When
Auto fit text is selected for font size, the text is automatically resized to fit that
breaker. So you may see differences in text size for each breaker.
Use serialization to automatically populate the breakers. When all the breakers are
filled on the current label, a new label is created. See Creating a Series of Labels
on page 29.
Vertical breaker labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Breaker
dimensions
Number of breakers - Maximum: 99 breakers
Breaker height - Minimum: 1/4” (6.35 mm); Maximum: 5” (126.9 mm)
Breaker poles
Number of poles for each breaker. Maximum: 3
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Separator lines
Yes - Print a separator line between each breaker. (Default)
No - Don’t print a separator line between each breaker.
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label. (Default)
No - No blank space added at the end of the label.
To create a vertical breaker label
1 From the Home screen, select
Vertical Breaker.
2 Follow the steps to configure your label.
3 Add text for each breaker.
4 Add formatting as desired.
Terminal Block Label
Terminal block labels are created by specifying the orientation (portrait or
landscape), the number of blocks, and the block height.
One text object is automatically added for each block. Barcodes and images
cannot be added to terminal block labels.
Text size and style apply to all blocks on the label and all labels in the file. When
Auto fit text is selected for font size, the text is automatically resized to fit that
block. So you may see differences in text size for each block.
Use serialization to automatically populate the blocks. When all the blocks are filled
on the current label, a new label is created. See Creating a Series of Labels on
page 29.
Terminal block labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
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The label properties you can set are:
Label orientation
Portrait (Default)
Landscape
Changing the label orientation removes any content on the label,
creating a new blank label.
Terminal block
dimensions
Number of blocks. Maximum: 99 blocks
Block height. Minimum: 5/32” (3.8 mm); Maximum: 20” (508 mm)
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Separator lines
Yes - Print a separator line between each block. (Default)
No - Don’t print a separator line between each block.
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label.
No - No blank space is added at the end of the label. (Default)
To create a terminal block label
1 From the Home screen, select
Terminal Block.
2 Follow the steps to configure your label.
3 Add text for each block.
4 Add formatting as desired.
Asset Tracking Label
Asset tracking labels are created using pre-designed templates. The list of
available templates is based on the label cartridge you have selected. See
Transferring Files on page 39 for information about transferring the latest
templates from your computer.
You can edit any text, barcode, or image objects on the label but you cannot edit
the template to add or delete objects.
Text size and style apply to all the text on a single line. You can apply different text
sizes and styles to each line of text on the label.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
Asset tracking labels can be printed on any type of continuous or pre-sized labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label.
No - No blank space is added at the end of the label. (Default)
Available only when a continuous label cartridge is selected.
To create an asset tracking label
1 From the Home screen, select
Asset Tracking.
2 Select the template you would like to use.
3 Add text and formatting.
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Distribution Panel Label
Distribution panel labels are created by specifying the number of connectors and
the center to center distance between each connector.
One text object is automatically added for each connector. Barcodes and images
cannot be added to distribution panel labels.
Text size and style apply to all connectors on the label and all labels in the file.
When Auto fit text is selected for font size, the text is automatically resized to fit
that connector. So you may see differences in text size for each connector.
Use serialization to automatically populate the connectors. When all the
connectors are filled on the current label, a new label is created. See Creating a
Series of Labels on page 29.
Distribution panel labels can be printed on any type of continuous labels.
The label properties you can set are:
Panel dimensions
Number of connectors - Maximum: 99 connectors
Center to center distance - Distance from the center of one
connector to the center of the next connector.
Minimum: 5/32” (3.8 mm)
Maximum: 20” (508 mm)
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Separator lines
Yes - Print a separator line between each connector. (Default)
No - Don’t print a separator line between each connector.
To create a distribution panel label
1 From the Home screen,
Distribution Panel.
2 Follow the steps to configure your label.
3 Add text for each connector.
4 Add formatting as desired.
Materials Management Label
Materials Management labels are created using pre-designed templates. The list
of available templates is based on the label cartridge you have selected. See
Transferring Files on page 39 for information about transferring the latest
templates from your computer.
You can edit any text, barcode, or image objects on the label but you cannot edit
the template to add or delete objects.
Text size and style apply to all the text on a single line. You can apply different text
sizes and styles to each line of text on the label.
Use serialization to automatically create a series of labels. See Creating a Series
of Labels on page 29.
Materials Management labels can only be printed on 3/4” (19 mm) and 1” (24 mm)
wide continuous or pre-sized labels.
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The label properties you can set are:
Label outline
Yes - Show label outline.
No - Hide label outline. (Default)
Leader/trailer
match
Yes - Blank space is equal at the beginning and end of the label.
No - No blank space is added at the end of the label. (Default)
Available only when a continuous label cartridge is selected.
To create a materials management label
1 From the Home screen, select
.
2 Select the template you would like to use.
3 Add text and formatting.
Changing Label Applications
After creating labels in one label application, you can change to a different label
application. In some cases you will be asked if you want to reuse the data from the
previous application.
For some label applications, you may wish to create more than one type of label
using the same data. For example, you create a 24 port patch panel label and you
also want 24 cable wrap labels to place on the cables. The data recall feature
allows you to switch label applications and recall the data to the new application.
See Changing the Recall Data Setting on page 34 to change the default setting.
Data recall is not available for label applications.
To change the label application
1 Press Home.
2 Select the new label application.
If data recall is available for that application, a Recall data dialog box displays.
3 Select one of the following:
• Recall once - Recall data from the previous label this one time only. You
will continue to be asked each time data recall is available.
• Always recall - Always recall data from the previous label. From now on
data will always be recalled to the new label when possible.
• Not this time - Don’t recall data this one time. You will continue to be
asked each time data recall is available.
• Never recall - You will never be asked to recall data.
• Select Continue.
The new label application is populated with the recalled data.
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Editing and Formatting Text on Labels
This section describes the following:
 Changing text size and style
 Rotating and aligning the text
 Inserting punctuation, symbols, and special characters
 Creating a vertical label
The following sections describe formatting text using the keypad. You can also
access the formatting tools from
Properties.
Editing Text
The number of lines of text that you can insert on a label depends on the size of
the text and the width of the label. If the text is too large or you add too many lines,
you will see a warning icon
and receive an error message when you try to
print.
To edit text in a text box
 Select the text box and add text using the keypad.
 Use the navigation keys to move through existing text.
 Press
to add a new line.
 Select blocks of text using
+ the navigation keys.
See Navigation Keys on page 9 for information about moving the cursor and
selecting text.
Changing the Text Size
You can select the font size for the text or you can have the text automatically
sized to fit the available space on the label.
See each label type in Using the Label Applications on page 13 for how
changes to the text size are applied to that type of label.
To change the text size
1 Select some text.
To apply the size to all the text, select the text box.
2 Press
.
The Font Size tool appears.
3 Use  or  to select a font size from the list or select Auto fit text.
You can also enter a size directly in the Font size box.
Changing the Text Style
You can add bold, italic, and underline to your text. You can also add a box
around the text.
See Using the Label Applications on page 13 for how changes to the text style
are applied to each type of label.
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To change the text style.
1 Select some text.
To apply the style to all the text, select the text box.
2 Press
+
.
The Text Style tool appears.
3 Use the function keys to select one or more styles.
Rotating the Text
The text on your label can appear horizontally or vertically. You can also rotate the
text in 90 degree increments.
To rotate the text
1 Press
.
The Text Orientation tool appears.
2 Use the function keys to select an orientation.
3 Use  or  to select a rotation.
To create a vertical label, see Creating a Vertical Label on page 26.
Aligning the Text
The text on your label can be aligned left, center, or right, vertically and
horizontally.
To align the text horizontally
1 Press
+
.
The Text Alignment tool appears.
Align
left
Align
center
Align
right
Show vertical
alignment
Align
center
Align
bottom
Show
horizontal
alignment
2 Press one of the function keys
to select an alignment.
To align the text vertically
1 Press
+
.
The Text Alignment tool appears.
Align
top
2 Press
to select
to show
the vertical alignment choices.
3 Press one of the function keys
to select a vertical alignment.
Inserting Punctuation
Punctuation characters can be inserted on your label. Once inserted, the
character is treated the same as any other text.
Refer to Symbols on page 49 for the complete list of punctuation characters
available.
To insert a punctuation
1 Press
+ any numeric key.
The Symbols tool appears.
2 Use  or  to scroll through the list of characters available.
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The currently selected character is inserted at the cursor position and the
Symbols tool disappears after a few seconds.
Inserting Symbols
Fractions and other symbols can be inserted on your label. Once inserted, the
symbol becomes a character and is treated the same as text. You can apply bold
and underline to most symbols.
Refer to Symbols on page 49 for the complete list of symbols available.
To insert a symbol
1 From the edit screen, select
.
2 Select Symbol and a category.
3 Select the desired symbol and press
.
The symbol is inserted at the cursor position.
Symbols can also be inserted from the Symbols tool as described in Inserting
Punctuation above.
Inserting International Characters
The label maker supports the extended Latin character set. Similar to using a
mobile phone, holding down a letter key will display all the variations of that letter.
The order in which the variations appear depends on the language you have
selected. 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.
To insert a character
1 Press and hold an alphanumeric key.
The Diacritical tool appears and the
selected character is added to the label at the cursor position.
2 Use  or  to select the desired character.
The character is inserted and the Diacritical tool disappears after a few
seconds.
Creating a Vertical Label
You can create a vertical label with the text in a horizontal or vertical orientation.
The instructions in this section are for a general label type.
To create a vertical label
1 From the Home screen, select
General.
2 Select Portrait as the label orientation.
3 Select the label length.
4 Add your text and formatting.
5 Press
and select
vertical orientation.
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to change the text to a
Vertical text on a
portrait label
Working with Objects on a Label
Depending on the label type, you can add text box, image,
or barcode objects to design your label. See Using the
Label Applications on page 13 for a description of which
objects can be used on each label type.
The label edit area is divided into five positions as shown:
above, below, center, left, right. Each object type is represented by an icon:
Text object
Barcode object
Image object
A blue border appears around the object when the object is selected.
A new object can replace a default object already on the label or you can place the
new object above, below, to the right, or to the left of the default object.
To select an object
 Use the navigation keys to select an object on the label.
To move an object
1 Select the object, and then select Location.
2 Use the arrow keys to move the object to a new location.
To delete an object
 Use the navigation keys to select the object and press
.
Inserting a Text Box
Most labels include at least one text box by default. Only one text object is allowed
on a label. In most cases, a single text box will already be positioned on the label
when the editor starts. Depending on the label type, you can change the text box
location or, if the label includes a barcode or image, you can delete the text box.
To insert a text box
1 Select
and select Text.
2 Use the navigation keys to select the location for the text box.
3 Add text and formatting.
To edit the text box formatting
1 Select the text box and press
.
The properties menu appears.
2 Select Text format.
3 Use the function keys to change the format.
Inserting an Image
You can add one or more images to some label types.
See Using the Label Applications on page 13 for a description of which objects
can be used on each label type
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A number of standard images are built into your label maker. You can also transfer
images from your computer to the label maker for use on your labels. The image
categories are:
Warning
GHS
Mandatory
WHMIS
Prohibit
Electrical
Fire and Exit
ProAV
First aid
Arrows
See Images and Symbols on page 46 for the complete list of images included.
A Custom category is added to the category list when you have transferred
custom images from your computer to the label maker.
You can mark images you use frequently as Favorites for easy access. See Using
Favorites on page 31 for more information.
To insert an image
1 From the edit screen, select
and then select Image.
2 Select the image you want to insert.
3 Use the navigation keys to select the location for the image.
4 Select the Size and Alignment.
To edit the image properties
1 Use the navigation keys to select the image and press
.
The image properties list appears.
2 Select the property you wish to change.
3 Change the settings and press
.
4 When finished editing properties, select Close.
To change the image
1 Use the navigation keys to select the image and press
.
The properties menu appears.
2 Select Change image.
3 Select a new image.
Inserting a Barcode
The label maker can generate the following types of barcodes.
Code 128
Codabar
EAN 8
Code 39
EAN 13
UPC A
Code 39 w/Mod 43
PDF 417
QR
This User Guide assumes that you already understand the differences between
barcode types and have a plan in place to incorporate barcodes into your
organization. If you need to learn more about barcodes, many excellent how-to
books are available at local libraries and book stores.
Code 128 is the default barcode type. You can choose another type as your
default barcode. See Setting the Default Barcode on page 36.
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You can add a barcode to the following label types: general, flag, heat-shrink
tube, and laminated cable wrap. If a barcode already exists on a template, the
barcode can be edited.
By default the barcode text appears below the barcode. You can choose to show
the text above the barcode or hide the text. Optionally, you can add text before
and after the barcode. Showing barcode text is not available for PDF 417 and QR
codes.
QR codes can contain the following information:
 Text only
 Phone number
 Email
 SMS text message
 Web page URL
To add a barcode
1 From the edit screen, select
and then select Barcode.
2 Select the barcode type.
3 Enter the barcode data.
4 Use the navigation keys to set the barcode location on the label.
5 Select the barcode size and alignment.
To change the barcode text position
1 Select the barcode and press
.
2 Select Barcode text.
3 Make sure the Show barcode text
check box is selected.
4 Select one of the following:
•
Text above barcode
•
Text below barcode
To edit a barcode
1 Select the barcode and press
.
2 Select the property you wish to change.
3 Change the settings and press
.
4 When finished editing properties, select Close.
Deleting an Object
You must have at least one object on a label.
To delete an object
 Select the object and press
.
Creating a Series of Labels
You can quickly create a series of labels using the serialization feature.
To create a series, you:
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 Select the characters to serialize.
 Set the increment: value to increase for each increment in the series.
 Set the count: number of times to increment the series which creates new
cells or labels depending on the type of label you are creating.
You can use serialization to:
 Auto-fill multi-cell labels such as patch panel, breaker, distribution panel, 110block, or terminal block labels. The cells are filled by each increment in the
series. If necessary, additional cells are created.
 Create a series of labels by incrementing the data. A new label is created for
each increment in the series.
To start serialization, the cursor must be in a text box that can be serialized or a
barcode must be selected.
You can select up to five characters for serialization. And, you can choose to
create the series sequentially. (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3...)
Serialization creates new labels or, as in the case of a patch panel label, fills the
existing cells on the label and, if necessary, creates new labels.
You can view the series as you add and change the values.
To create a series
1 From the edit screen, select
.
The Serialization tool appears.
2 Use the
and to select the character to
serialize.
Press
+ and to expand the selection to
more than one character.
3 Select values for Increment by and Count.
4 To serialize multiple characters at the same time, select Next character and
repeat steps 2 and 3.
5 To serialize a character sequentially, select the Serialize sequentially check
box.
6 Select Done when finished.
When serialization is complete, the cursor is positioned at the end of the new
series.
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Using the Library
You can save your labels to the label maker’s memory so that you can print them
later or use them as a template for future labels of the same type.
Saving Labels
When you save labels, all content and formatting are saved, and you give the label
file a unique name. The label cartridge information is also saved with the label.
The following characters cannot be used in file names: > : “ / \ | ? * ,
To save labels
1 From the label edit screen, select
2 Enter a name and press
.
.
If the memory is full, you are asked to delete some saved labels before you can
save a new label.
Opening Saved Labels
Label cartridge information is saved with the label file. When you open a saved
label and the label cartridge currently selected is not a match for the label
information saved with that label, a message appears asking if you want to change
the label cartridge selection.
To open a saved label
1 From the Home screen, select
.
2 Select the label you want to open and press
.
Deleting Saved Labels
You can free memory space by deleting labels you no longer need.
To delete saved labels
1 From the Home screen, select
.
2 Select the label you want to delete and press
3 Select
.
to confirm.
Using Favorites
A quick way to access saved labels and images you use frequently is to assign
them to Favorites.
To add an image to Favorites
1 From the edit screen, select
and select Image.
2 Navigate to the desired image and select Add to favorites.
The
next to the image is highlighted.
To add a saved label to Favorites
1 From the Home screen, select
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.
2 Navigate to the desired label file and select Add to favorites.
The
next to the file name is highlighted.
To use a Favorite label or image
1 Press
and select Labels or Images.
2 Select the item you want to use and press
.
To remove a Favorite
1 Press
and select Labels or Images.
2 Navigate to the item you want to delete.
3 Select Remove from favorites.
The
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next to the item is no longer highlighted.
Changing the Settings
You can change the following settings:
 Changing the Language
 Changing the Units of Measure
 Changing the Screen Brightness
 Changing the Auto Shut-off Time
 Changing the Recall Data Setting
 Setting Print Options
 Setting the Default Barcode
All settings remain in effect until you change them again.
You can also restore certain factory settings:
 Restoring the Label Application Default Settings
 Restoring Factory Default Settings
Changing the Language
Changing the language setting only affects the text and menus in the display.
To change the language
1 From the Home screen, select
and select Language.
2 Select a language and select Done.
The language is changed immediately.
Changing the Units of Measure
You can choose to work in millimeters or inches. The default unit of measure is
inches.
To change the units of measure
1 From the Home screen, select
and select Units of measure.
2 Select the Inches or mm and select Done.
Changing the Screen Brightness
You can change the brightness of the LCD display to accommodate different
lighting situations.
To change the brightness
1 From the Home screen, select
2 Use the
Done.
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and
and select Screen brightness.
keys to select the brightness level you prefer and select
Changing the Auto Shut-off Time
To conserve power, the screen will dim after thirty seconds of inactivity and the
label maker will enter standby mode after three minutes of inactivity. After ten
more minutes of inactivity, the label maker automatically shuts off.
You can change the amount of time the label maker remains in standby mode
before automatically shutting off. Although not recommended, you can also set
auto shut-off to Never.
To change the auto shut-off time
1 From the Home screen, select
and select Auto shut-off.
2 Select the number of minutes until the power is automatically turned off and
select Done.
Changing the Recall Data Setting
When you switch label applications, data from the previous label can sometimes
be used on the new label. Recalling data applies to text-only labels.
When data recall is possible and the recall data setting is turned on, you are given
several recall options:
 Recall once - Recall data from the previous label this one time only. You will
continue to be asked each time data recall is available.
 Always recall - Always recall data from the previous label. From now on data
will always be recalled to the new label when possible.
 Not this time - Don’t recall data this one time. You will continue to be asked
each time data recall is available.
 Never recall - You will never be asked to recall data.
When you choose Always recall or Never recall, you can reverse this setting.
To change data recall
1 From the Home screen, select
and then select Recall data.
2 Select Yes or No, and then select Done.
Setting Print Options
Several print options are available for printing your labels. You can change the
options each time you print or you can save the options you use most often as
default settings.
The options you can set are:
 Print Range
 Number of Copies
 Collate
 Mirror
 Cut Labels
 Feed
You can change these print options in two ways:
 At the time you print labels: the options apply to that one print job.
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 As defaults through the Settings menu: the options will apply to all future print
jobs. If you set defaults, you will still be able to change the print options
individually for a specific label when needed.
To change the default print options
1 From the Home screen, select
and then Print options.
2 Make your desired changes to the print options.
3 Select Done when finished.
These settings will be the default settings every time you print.
To change these settings for an individual print job, press and hold
the print options menu.
to display
Print Range
While working with multiple labels, you can choose to print all labels, the current
label, or a range of labels.
This setting is not saved with your label file.
To set the print range
1 Press and hold
to display the print options menu.
2 Select Print range.
3 Select the range you wish to print.
4 Select Done and then press
.
Number of Copies
You can print up to 99 copies of the same label at one time.
This setting is not saved with your label file.
To set the number of copies to print
1 Press and hold
to display the print options menu.
2 Select Copies.
3 Select the number of copies to print.
4 Select Done and then press
.
When printing is finished, the number of copies to print returns to the value set as
default.
Collate
When printing multiple copies of a group of labels, by default the labels are printed
collated. You can choose not to collate the labels, if desired. If you choose to have
the labels print normally, all the copies of the first label are printed before the next
label starts printing.
The following example shows three copies of a group of three labels printed with
and without collation.
Collated
A101 A102 A103 A101 A102 A103 A101 A102 A103
Not collated
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A101 A101 A101 A102 A102 A102 A103 A103 A103
This setting is saved with your label file.
To turn off collation
1 Press and hold
to display the print options menu.
2 Select Collate and then select Don’t collate labels.
3 Select Done and then press
.
Mirror
The mirror option allows you to print the contents of your label
backwards, from right to left, as you would see the contents of
your label in a mirror.
003 LTX
This setting is not saved with your label file.
To print from right to left
1 Press and hold
to display the print options menu.
2 Select Mirror and then select Mirror content.
3 Select Done and then press
.
Cut Labels
When printing multiple copies, the label maker pauses between each label
allowing you to cut before printing the next label.
You can change this setting so that the label maker prints all labels continuously
and you can cut once at the end. A label separator cut mark is printed between
each label to show where each label should be cut.
To choose when to cut multiple labels
1 Press and hold
to display the print options menu.
2 Select Cut labels.
3 Select one of the following:
• All labels
• Each label (default)
4 Select Done and then press
.
Feed
You may need to feed additional label material before you cut a label or feed a
label that does not advance from the label exit slot properly.
To feed the label
1 Press and hold
to display the print options menu.
2 Select Feed to advance the label by 1/4” (6 mm).
Setting the Default Barcode
The default barcode type will be inserted automatically each time you insert a
barcode on a label. The factory default barcode type is Code 128.
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To change the default barcode
1 From the Home screen, select
.
2 Select Default settings and then Default barcode.
3 Select the barcode type to be used as the default and then select Done.
Restoring the Label Application Default Settings
From within each label editor you can choose to set the current properties as the
custom default properties for that label type. When custom default properties are
set, you avoid having to step through the label application wizard each time you
create that type of label. See Setting Default Label Properties on page 13.
You use this setting to remove the custom default label properties you previously
set for a label application.
To restore the label application default properties
1 From the Home screen, select
.
2 Select Default settings and then Default label properties.
3 Select the label application you want to reset.
To restore all label application default properties, select Reset all.
4 At the confirmation screen, press
to confirm.
You will now have to set the properties each time you create a label for this label
type.
Restoring Factory Default Settings
You can remove any custom settings you made and restore the label maker to the
factory default settings. Restoring does not remove your saved labels, favorites, or
transferred files.
To change the restore the factory default settings
1 From the Home screen, select
2 At the confirmation screen, press
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and then select Restore factory settings.
to confirm.
Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer
The label maker can be used as a standalone label maker or you can print labels
directly from your computer using the latest version of DYMO ID™ software.
Using DYMO ID™ software is the recommended method for producing a highvolume of labels.
Downloading and Installing DYMO ID™ Software
Do not connect the label maker to your computer until after the software
installation is complete.
To install the software
1 Download the latest version of DYMO ID™ software from the DYMO Web site
at support.dymo.com.
2 Follow the instructions in the installer.
Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer
The label maker connects to your computer using the USB connection located on
the left side of the label maker.
Do not connect the label maker to
your computer until after the software
installation is complete.
To connect the label maker to your
computer
1 Lift the connector cover on the left
side of the label maker and turn to
expose the connectors.
2 Plug the USB cable into the USB
connector on the label maker and
into an available USB port on your
computer.
The label maker display will show Connected to PC and you will not be able to
use the label maker keypad.
Each time you connect the label maker to the computer, DYMO ID™ software will
automatically start.
You can now print directly from DYMO ID™ software or transfer labels to the label
maker for printing later.
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About DYMO ID Software
The following figure shows some of the major features available with DYMO ID™
software.
Select a label maker to
print or transfer labels
Select a label cartridge
Show or hide the
Home screen
Print a label
Open a
saved label
Continue
editing the
current label
Select a label
application to
create a label
Manage labels,
images, and
templates on
your computer
and your label
maker
For complete details on using the software, refer to the online Help or the
DYMO ID™ User Guide.
From the Help menu in DYMO ID™ software, you can view the following:
 DYMO ID™ Help
 DYMO ID™ User Guide
Transferring Files
You can transfer label files and images to and from your label maker through
DYMO ID™ software. You can also download and transfer the latest templates to
the label maker.
Refer to the DYMO ID™ software online Help or user guide for complete
information on transferring files.
Updating the Label Maker Software
Periodically, updates will become available for the label maker or the label
templates. When the label maker is connected to your computer, you will be
notified from within DYMO ID™ software when an update is available. You
complete these updates from within the software.
You will only be automatically notified of a label maker update when the label
maker is connected to your computer.
To manually check for label maker updates
1 From within DYMO ID software, select About > Label makers from the
DYMO ID menu.
2 Select your connected label maker.
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3 If an update is available, follow the instructions when prompted by the
software.
4 When update is complete, turn the power off and then on again.
Press and hold
for at least five seconds to make sure the power is
completely off and not just in standby mode.
Refer to the DYMO ID™ software online Help or user guide for information about
label maker software or template updates.
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Caring for the Label Maker
Your label maker is designed to give you long and trouble-free service, while
requiring only occasional maintenance.
Clean your label maker from time to time to keep
it working properly.
A cleaning tool is located inside the label
compartment cover. The tool has two pads, a
felt pad for cleaning the print head and a sponge
pad for cleaning the sensors. See Figure 10.
Cleaning tool
Figure 10
Cleaning the Label Maker
 Clean the keypad, display, and outside of the label maker using a soft damp
cloth.
Do not put water or any other liquid directly on the display or keypad.
 Clean the inside of the label compartment using a small, soft brush or cotton
swab to wipe away stray particles.
Cleaning the Print Head
To keep printing clear and crisp labels, occasionally clean the print head. Use the
cleaning tool that came with your label maker.
The print head is very delicate, so use
care when cleaning.
To clean the print head
1 Press the label compartment
release and lift the cover.
2 Remove the label cartridge.
3 Remove the cleaning tool from
inside the label compartment
cover. See Figure 10.
4 Gently wipe the felt side of the tool
across the print head.
See Figure 11.
5 Replace the cleaning tool, insert
the label cartridge, and close the
cover.
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Cleaning
tool
Print
head
Figure 11
Cleaning the Sensors
Several sensors inside the label
compartment need periodic cleaning to
remove dust and other particles that may
have accumulated.
To clean the sensors
1 Press the label compartment release
and lift the cover.
2 Remove the label cartridge.
3 Remove the cleaning tool from inside
the label compartment cover.
Sensors
Figure 12
4 Use the sponge end of the cleaning
tool to gently wipe the sensors using
an up and down motion (not side to side). See Figure 12 for sensor locations.
Cleaning the Cutter Blade
Clean the cutter blade each time you replace the label cartridge.
To clean the cutter blade
1 Press the label compartment release
Press and hold
and lift the cover.
2 Remove the label cartridge.
3 Insert a straightened paper clip (or
other pointed object) in the small hole
shown in Figure 13 to release the
cutter mechanism.
Pull straight
out
4 While pressing the paper clip down,
pull the cutter mechanism straight
out from the side of the label maker.
Figure 13
5 Place the cutter blade on a flat
surface with the blade side facing up.
6 Use a cotton swab and alcohol to
clean both sides of the blade. See
Figure 14.
The cutter blade is extremely sharp.
Use caution when cleaning.
7 After cleaning the blade, insert the
cutter mechanism back into the label
maker and press into place.
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Cutter blades
Figure 14
Troubleshooting
Review the following if you encounter a problem with your label maker.
Problem/Error Message
Solution
Poor print quality
 Attach the power adapter to the label maker to recharge
the battery. See Charging the Battery on page 2.
 Clean the print head. See Cleaning the Print Head on
page 41.
 Ensure the label cartridge is inserted properly.
 Replace the label cartridge.
Labels running low
Label cartridge empty
You are about to run out of labels.
Replace the label cartridge. Printing will resume from the
last complete label printed.
Poor cutter performance
 Clean the cutter blade. See Cleaning the Cutter Blade
on page 42.
Label maker does not turn on
 Press and hold
key for at least five seconds.
 Ensure the power adapter is connected to a working
wall outlet.
 Attach the power adapter to the label maker to recharge
the battery. See Charging the Battery on page 2.
Cover is open
The label cartridge cover is open.
Close the label cartridge cover to continue printing.
Label cartridge is missing
No label cartrdige is detected in the label maker.
 Insert a label cartridge.
If label cartridge is inserted, see Label cartridge not
recognized.
Label cartridge not
recognized
 Make sure that the label cartridge is compatible with the
label maker and is inserted correctly.
 Make sure the contacts in the label maker and the
electronic chip on the label cartridge are free of dirt. See
Cleaning the Sensors on page 42.
 If necessary, clean the electronic chip on the side of the
label cartridge with a small amount of alcohol on a
cotton swab.
Label application - cartridge
mismatch
This error can occur for several reasons:
 The label cartridge in the label maker is not appropriate
for the label application you are trying to use.
 The label you are trying to print cannot be printed on this
label cartridge.
 The label cartridge in the label maker does not match
the label you are trying to print. In this case, you can
continue printing but the results may not match the label
you see in the label editor.
No cutter present
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The cutter mechanism in the label maker is missing.
Make sure the cutter mechanism is inserted properly. See
the Cleaning the Cutter Blade on page 42 for instructions
on removing and replacing the cutter mechanism.
Problem/Error Message
Solution
Cutter jam
The cutter blade is not operating properly.
 Clean the cutter blade.
 Click Continue in the error message dialog box to clear
the error condition.
See the Cleaning the Cutter Blade on page 42 for
instructions on removing and replacing the cutter
mechanism.
Label jam
The labels are not feeding properly in the label maker.
 Feed the label manually. See Feed on page 36.
 Remove and reinsert the label cartridge.
Label maker overheated
The label maker has overheated.
Wait for a few moments until the label maker cools down to
resume printing.
Invalid file
A label or image file cannot be read. Delete the file and
transfer the file from your computer again. See
Transferring Files on page 39 for more information.
Error
An error message with no explanation means a problem
with the label maker has been detected but no further
information can be supplied.
Turn the label maker off and then on again.
If this does not solve the problem, contact Customer
Support at support.dymo.com.
If you need further assistance, visit the Support section of the DYMO Web site at
support.dymo.com.
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Images and Symbols
Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate set of
identification symbols for your convenience.
Many of the symbols included are subject to strict Global regulations. Prior to
using these symbols, make sure the symbol, in combination with the color and
terminology used, meet all regulatory requirements as appropriate.
DYMO assumes no liability to any party for any incidental or consequential loss or
damage caused by using the data content integrated into this device. The marks
integrated into this device can be subject to periodic revision without notice.
The following tables show the symbols available by category. The source for the
symbols is shown for each symbol set where applicable.
ISO
ISO symbols are reproduced with the permission of the International Organization
for Standardization, ISO. The corresponding standard can be obtained from any
ISO member and from the Web site of the ISO Central Secretariat at the following
address: www.iso.org. Copyright remains with ISO.
Warning
Mandatory
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Prohibit
Fire and Exit
First Aid
GHS
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WHMIS
The Hazard Symbols of WHMIS, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/occuptravail/whmis-simdut/symbols-signaux-eng.php, Health Canada, 2011.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government
Services Canada, 2012.
Electrical
Pro AV
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Arrows
Symbols
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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:
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We also welcome your suggestions about additional topics you would like to see
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Please keep in mind that this email address is only for documentation feedback. If
you have a technical question, please 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.
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Safety Precautions
Handling the Lithium Polymer Battery
Battery Type: LiPolymer 7.4V 1500mAh 11.1Wh
Inaccurate handling of a lithium polymer 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. This
could damage equipment or injure users. Thoroughly follow the instructions
below.
While Charging the Battery
DANGER
To reduce the risks associated with fire and explosion, which if not avoided,
could result in serious injury or death:
 Danger of explosion if a battery is incorrectly handled, charged, disposed or
replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by DYMO.
 When charging the battery, use only the power adapter provided and follow the
instructions in this guide.
 Do not connect directly to an electric outlet or cigarette lighter charger.
 Do not store the battery close to fire or at extremely high temperatures over 140°F
(60°C) (for example, a vehicle, strong direct sunlight).
 Do not short-circuit the batteries under any circumstances.
 Never charge batteries near highly flammable objects.
To reduce the risks associated with various hazards, which if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury and/or property damage:
CAUTION  Thoroughly read the User Guide before charging the battery.
 Lithium cells must be completely discharged before disposal.
 Always dispose the batteries in a manner consistent with local, regional and
national regulation.
 Battery can only be charged within a temperature range of 32°F (0°C) to 113°F (45°C).
To reduce the risks associated with fire and explosion, which if not avoided,
could result in serious injury or death and/or property damage:
WARNING  Stop charging the battery if charging is not
completed within the specified time.
 Never leave the batteries unattended during
charging. Do not attempt to charge a cell that is
damaged.
 Immediately remove the battery from the device
or battery charger and stop use if the battery
gives off an odor, generates heat, becomes
discolored or deformed, or in any way appears
abnormal during use.
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While Discharging the Battery
To reduce the risks associated with fire and explosion, which if not avoided,
could result in serious injury or death and/or property damage:
WARNING  Use the battery only in the specified equipment.
 Do not discharge the battery close to fire or at extremely high temperatures over
140°F (60°C) (for example, a vehicle, strong direct sunlight).
To reduce the risks associated with various hazards, which if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury and/or property damage:
CAUTION  Battery can only be used within a temperature range of 14°F (-10°C) to 140°F
(60°C).
Using the Lanyard
When the lanyard is attached to the label maker:
 Take extra care and be aware of your surroundings.
CAUTION
 Avoid impacts to the label maker.
 Do not allow the label maker or lanyard to become caught on moving parts or other
objects. This could lead to personal injury or damage the label maker.
 The label maker with the lanyard attached should only be used by business
professionals.
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