Dymo LabelManager Series User guide

User Guide
LabelManager
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420P
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Figure 1DYMO LabelManager 420P label maker
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Accented characters
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Contents
About Your New Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Product Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recharging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Label Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Label Maker for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting to Know the Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Font Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CAPS Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Label/Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Formatting Your Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Font Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Font Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Font Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Mirror Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vertical Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Fixed-Length Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Multi-Line Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Clip Art, Symbols, and Special Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding International Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the Date/Time Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting the Date and Time Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adding the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using Auto-Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adding Auto-Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Deleting Auto-Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using Barcodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adding a Barcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Editing a Barcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Deleting a Barcode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the Label Maker Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Saving a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Opening Saved Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Inserting Saved Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Caring for Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using Your Label Maker with Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About the Built-In Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About the DYMO Label™ v.8 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Label Maker Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Documentation Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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About Your New Label Maker
Inserting the Label Cassette
With the DYMO® LabelManager 420P electronic label
maker, you can create a wide variety of high-quality, selfadhesive labels. You can choose to print your labels in
many different fonts, font sizes, and styles. The label maker
uses DYMO D1 label cassettes in widths of 1/4” (6 mm),
3/8” (9 mm), 1/2” (12 mm), or 3/4" (19 mm). These label
cassettes are available in a wide range of colors.
Your label maker uses DYMO D1 label cassettes. Visit
www.dymo.com for information about purchasing
additional label cassettes.
To insert the label cassette
1 Lift the label cassette cover to open the label
compartment. See Figure 3.
Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels
and accessories for your label maker.
Product Registration
Visit www.dymo.com/register to register your label
maker online.
Figure 3
2 Make sure the tape and ribbon are taut across the
Getting Started
Follow the instructions in this section to print your first label.
mouth of the cassette and that the tape passes
between the label guides. See Figure 4.
Connecting the Power
If necessary, turn the ribbon rewind spool clockwise to
tighten the ribbon.
The label maker is powered by a rechargeable, Lithiumion battery pack. To save power, the label maker
automatically turns off after ten minutes of inactivity.
Ribbon
rewind
spool
Inserting the Battery
The battery pack included with your label maker comes
partially charged.
To insert the battery
Label
guides
1 Slide the battery compartment cover away from the
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label maker. See Figure 2.
3 Insert the cassette and press firmly until the cassette
clicks into place. See Figure 5.
Figure 2
2 Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment.
Figure 5
3 Replace the battery compartment cover.
4 Close the label cassette cover.
! Remove the battery pack if the label maker will not be
used for a long period of time.
Using the Label Maker for the First Time
Recharging the Battery
The first time you turn on the power, you are asked to select
the language and label width. These selections remain set
until you change them.
A charging adapter is included with your label maker for
recharging the battery pack.
! The charging adapter is only used for recharging the
battery pack; the charging adapter cannot be used to
power the label maker.
You can change these selections using the
key.
To set up the label maker
1 Press
To recharge the battery
to turn on the power.
2 Select the language and press
1 Plug the charging adapter into the power connector on
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3 Select the width of the label cassette currently in the
the top of the label maker.
label maker and press
2 Plug the other end of the charging adapter into a
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You are now ready to print your first label.
power outlet.
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Font Size
To print a label
1 Enter text to create a simple label.
2 Press
The
key displays the Font Size menu. This formatting
feature is described later in this User Guide.
Split
backing
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3 Press the cutter button to cut
the label.
4 Remove the paper backing from the
label to expose the adhesive, and
then attach the label.
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Getting to Know the Label Maker
Insert
Become familiar with the location of the feature and
function keys on your label maker. Refer to Figure 1. The
following sections describe each feature in detail.
The
key allows you to insert symbols, clip art,
barcodes, auto-numbering, the date and time, or saved
text on your label. These features are described later in
this User Guide.
Insert
Power
The
button turns the power on and off. After ten
minutes of inactivity, the power is switched off
automatically. When the printer turns off, the last label
created is remembered and displayed when the power is
turned back on. The previously selected style settings are
also restored.
Settings
The
key displays the language, label width, and date/
time submenus.
CAPS Mode
The
key toggles capitalization on or off. When Caps
mode is on, the Uppercase indicator is shown on the
display and all letters that you enter are capitalized. When
Caps mode is off, all letters appear in lowercase. The
default setting is Caps mode on.
LCD Display
The display can show four lines of text at a time. The
number of characters displayed on each line will vary due to
proportional spacing.
Shift
With DYMO’s exclusive graphical display, most of the
formatting you add is visible instantly.
The
key is used to select a symbol printed on a numeric
key. For example, when you press
, the number 8
appears in the display; however, if you press
and then
, an apostrophe (‘) appears in the display.
Shift
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Shift
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You can also use the
key to toggle Caps mode on or off
for a single alpha character.
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Backspace
Shift
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The
key removes the character to the left of the cursor.
You can also use the
key to exit from a menu without
making a selection.
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New Label/Clear
Feature indicators along the top and right of the LCD
display appear black to let you know when a feature
is selected.
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Font
Font size
Edit area
Mirror text
Vertical text
Text alignment
Auto-numbering
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The
key gives you a choice to clear all label text, just the
text formatting, or both.
Barcode
Accented character
Shift
Uppercase
Battery
Fixed label length
Navigation Keys
You can review and edit your label using the left, right, up
and down navigation keys. You can also navigate through
menu selections using the navigation keys, and then press
to make a selection.
Cancel
The
key allows you to exit from a menu without making
a selection or to cancel an action.
Format
Preview
The
key displays the Font, Font Size, Style, Borders,
Mirror, Vertical, Alignment, and Label Length
submenus. These formatting features are described
later in this User Guide.
The
key displays a preview of your label layout. The
preview shows how the text will print on the label.
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Formatting Your Label
The font sizes available depend on the label width you have
selected. The font size applies to all characters on a label.
You can choose from several format options to enhance the
appearance of your labels.
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Font Size Available
1/4” (6 mm)
3/8” (9 mm)
1/2” (12 mm)
3/4” (19 mm)
8, 10, 12 point
8, 10, 12, 16, 20 point
8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 point
8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 40 point
♦ Use the left and right navigation keys to select the
font size.
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! You can also quickly access the Font Size menu using
the Font Size shortcut key,
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Label Width
Font Styles
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Font type
Font size
Font style
Borders
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Mirror
Vertical text
Alignment
Label length
You can choose from 12 different font styles:
To adjust the formatting
1 Press
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2 Use the navigation keys to select the formatting option
to change and press
Normal
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3 Select the option to apply to your label and press
Bold
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Font Type
Italic
Eight font types are available for your labels:
Outline
Shadow
Italic + Bold
Normal + Underline
Bold + Underline
Italic + Underline
Outline + Underline
Shadow + Underline
Italic + Bold + Underline
♦ Use the up and down navigation keys to select the
font style.
♦ Use the up and down navigation keys to select the
font type.
When using underline on multi-line labels, each line
is underlined.
Font Size
Eight font sizes are available for your labels:
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Adding Borders
Aligning the Text
You can highlight your text by choosing a border.
You can align the text to print left or right justified on the
label. The default alignment is centered.
Square
Parchment
Rounded
Call Out
Edged
Flowers
Pointed
Banner
♦ Use the left and right navigation keys to select the
text alignment.
Creating Fixed-Length Labels
Normally, the length of the label is determined by the length
of the text. However, you can choose to set the length of
the label for a specific application. You can choose a fixed
length label up to 15” long.
♦ Use the up and down navigation keys to select
the border.
When using borders on multi-line labels, all lines are
enclosed in a single border.
To set a fixed length
1 Use the up and down navigation keys to select the
Using Mirror Text
fixed option.
The mirror format allows you to print text which reads from
right to left, as you would see the text in a mirror.
2 Use the up and down navigation keys to select the
label length.
♦ Use the left and right navigation keys to select the
mirror format.
Vertical Text
You can print labels with the text running vertically.
Labels with multiple lines of text will print as multiple
columns of text.
Any text that does not fit within the fixed length appears
shaded in the display.
Creating Multi-Line Labels
You can print a maximum of four lines on a label.
The number of lines you can print on a label depends on the
label width you have selected.
♦ Use the left and right navigation keys to select the
vertical format.
! When using vertical text with an underline style, the
underline will not print.
Label Width
Maximum Number of Lines
1/4” (6 mm)
3/8” (9 mm)
1/2” (12 mm)
3/4” (19 mm)
1 line
2 lines
3 lines
4 lines
To create a multi-line label
1 Type the text for the first line and press
.
2 Type the text for each additional line and press
after each line of text.
3 Press
7
to print.
Using Clip Art, Symbols, and
Special Characters
Adding Symbols
The label maker supports the extended symbol set
shown below.
Clip art, symbols, punctuation, and other special characters
can be added to your labels.
Adding Clip Art
The label maker includes the clip art shown below.
↔ L
©
®
™
☺
♣


♥
♦
 


♠


 
 
'
"
,
.
;
’
:
/
!
¡
\
|
&
@
?
¿
_
•
(
)
{
}
[
]
€
£
$
¢
¥
#
+
-
*
÷
√
^
~
≈
=
≠
±
<
>
≤
≥
%
‰
°
₀
₁
₂
₃
₄
₅
₆
₇
₈
₉
⁰
¹
²
³
⁴
⁵
⁶
⁷
⁸
⁹
⅓
⅔
⅛
⅝
⅞
¼
½
¾
⅜
§
¶
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
а
б
в
г
д
е
ё
ж
з
и
й
К
л
м
н
о
п
р
с
т
у
ф
х
Ц
ч
ш
щ
ъ
ы
Ь
э
ю
я
А
Б
В
Г
Д
Е
Ё
Ж
З
И
Й
К
Л
М
Н
О
П
Р
С
Т
У
Ф
Х
Ц
Ч
Ш
Щ
Ъ
Ы
Ь
Э
Ю
Я
To insert a symbol
1 Press

!

Insert

.
to select the desired symbol.
3 When you locate the symbol, press
to add the
symbol to your label.
, select Clip art, and then press
! You can also quickly add a symbol using the Symbol
.
key,
2 Use the up and down or left and right navigation keys
to select the desired clip art.
3 When you locate the clip art, press
, select Symbols, and then press
2 Use the up and down or left and right navigation keys
To insert clip art
1 Press
Insert
to add the
clip art to your label.
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.
Adding International Characters
Using Auto-Numbering
The label maker supports the extended Latin character set.
You can print a series of up to 10 labels at a time using
auto-numbering.
After pressing the Accent key,
, pressing a letter brings
up a menu containing all the available variations of that letter.
Adding Auto-Numbering
For example, if French is selected as the language and
you press the Accent key and then the letter a, you will
see a à â æ and so on through all the variations
available. The character variations and the order in
which the variations appear depend on the language
you have selected.
You can add numeric, uppercase, or lowercase autonumbering to your label. Optionally, you can add text before
and after the auto-numbering.
To add auto-numbering
1 Press
To add accented characters
1 Press
, select Auto-numbering, and press
.
2 Select the auto-numbering type to use, and press
.
press
press
.
Auto-numbering is entered on the label as one character.
! You can also access the accent variations for a
letter by pressing and briefly holding the corresponding
alpha key.
To delete auto-numbering
1 Place the cursor at the end of the auto-numbering text
on the display.
Using the Date/Time Stamp
2 Press
You can insert the current date and time on your label. The
date and time format depends on the format you have
selected in the label maker settings.
You can use your label maker to print the following types
of barcodes:
EAN 8
EAN 13
UPC-A
Before inserting the date and time on your label, you must
set the date and time in the label maker settings.
To set the date and time
.
3 Use the navigation keys to set the month, day, and
year and then press
.
! Barcodes cannot be used on multi-line labels or labels
with vertical or mirror text formatting.
4 Use the navigation keys to set the hour and minutes,
and then press
UPC-E
Code 39
Code 128
You can only print a barcode on 3/4" (19 mm) wide labels.
You can choose whether or not to print the humanreadable text and you can choose to print the humanreadable text either underneath or above the barcode.
Optionally, you can add text before and after the barcode.
.
2 Select Set date and time, and then press
.
Using Barcodes
Setting the Date and Time
, and then press
to print the series of labels.
Deleting Auto-Numbering
3 Use the left and right navigation keys to select the
, select
.
5 Press
The accent variations are displayed.
character you want and press
.
4 Select the end value for the auto-numbering, and
2 Press an alpha character.
.
Setting the Date and Time Format
Adding a Barcode
You can set the format to use when adding the date and
time to your label.
The barcode text appears on the label in the display just
like any other text. However, if the cursor is positioned
within the barcode text, the barcode indicator is shown
on the display.
To set the date and time format
1 Press
, select
, and then press
.
2 Select Date and time format, and then press
To add a barcode
.
1 Press
3 Select the desired date/time format, and then
press
the display, and then press
.
.
.
4 Select how to print the human-readable text, and then
press
To add the date/time stamp
, select Date/Time, and then press
, select Barcode, and then press
3 Enter the text for the barcode within the barcode on
You can insert the current date and time on your label.
Optionally, you can add text before and after the date
and time.
Insert
Insert
2 Select the barcode type, and then press
.
Adding the Date and Time
♦ Press
.
3 Select the start value for the auto-numbering, and
The accented character indicator is shown
on the display.
1 Press
Insert
.
The date/time stamp is inserted in the current label.
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Editing a Barcode
Caring for Your Label Maker
You can edit the text for an existing barcode.
Your label maker is designed to give you long and troublefree service, while requiring very little maintenance. Clean
your label maker from time to time to keep it working
properly. Clean the cutter blade each time you replace the
label cassette.
To edit a barcode
1 Move the cursor anywhere within the barcode text.
The barcode indicator is shown on the display.
2 Enter any character.
To clean the cutter blade
The barcode edit screen is displayed.
3 Edit the barcode text and press
1 Remove the label cassette.
.
2 Press and hold the cutter button to expose the cutter
Deleting a Barcode
blade. See Figure 7.
Cleaning
tool
A barcode is entered on the label as one character.
Print head
To delete a barcode
Press
and hold
1 Place the cursor at the end of the barcode text on
the display.
2 Press
.
Using the Label Maker Memory
The label maker has a powerful memory feature that allows
you to save the text of up to nine frequently-used labels.
You can recall saved labels and you can insert saved text
into a label.
Figure 7
3 Use a cotton ball and alcohol to clean both sides of
the blade.
To clean the print head
Saving a Label
1 Remove the label cassette.
You can save up to nine frequently-used labels. When you
save a label, the text and all formatting are saved.
2 Remove the cleaning tool from inside the label
compartment cover.
To save the current label
1 Press
3 Gently wipe the padded side of the tool across the print
.
head. See Figure 7.
The first available memory location is displayed.
Using Your Label Maker with Your
Computer
2 Use the navigation keys to move through the locations.
You can store a new label in any of the memory
locations.
3 Select a memory location and press
Your label maker can be used as a standalone label printer
or you can print labels from your computer using the built-in
software or DYMO Label v.8 software.
.
Your label is saved and you are returned to the label.
Opening Saved Labels
Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer
You can easily open labels saved in memory to use at a
later time.
The label maker connects to your computer using the USB
connection located on the top of the label maker.
To open saved labels
To connect the label maker to your computer
1 Press
1 Plug the USB cable into the USB port on the top of the
. The first memory location is displayed.
label maker. See Figure 8.
2 Use the navigation keys to select a label to open and
press
.
Inserting Saved Text
You can insert the text of a saved label into the current
label. Only the saved text is inserted, not the formatting.
To insert saved text
Figure 8
1 Position the cursor at the location in the label where you
want to insert the text.
2 Press
, select Saved Text, and press
Insert
2 Plug the other end of the USB cable into an available
USB port on your computer.
.
The first memory location is displayed.
3 Use the navigation keys to select the text you want
to insert.
4 Press
.
The text is inserted in the current label.
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About the Built-In Software
The built-in software resides on the label maker. You do not need to install additional software or drivers to use the label maker
with your computer.
The following figure shows some of the features available in the software.
Capture an area of
the screen and insert
on your label.
Choose to print
a horizontal or
vertical label.
Add a border
around the label.
Change the language
settings (Windows only)
or units of measure.
Insert text you’ve
copied to the
Clipboard.
Start advanced
DYMO Label v.8
software.
Create a
new label.
Rotate images 90
degrees.
Format your label
as you would in
any text editor.
Crop an image
added to the label.
Choose a fixed length for the
label or make the label resize
automatically to fit the text.
Match the label
width to the label
cassette in the
label maker.
Zoom the label.
View the status of
the label maker.
Print a label.
Refer to the LabelManager 420P Quick Start Guide for information about starting and using the built-in software.
About the DYMO Label™ v.8 Software
To take advantage of more advanced formatting features, download and install DYMO Label™ v.8 software from the DYMO
Web site at www.dymo.com.
The following figure shows some of the major features available in DYMO Label v.8.
Visually
choose your
label type and
apply layouts.
Apply a layout to
a label.
Capture an area of the screen
and insert on your label.
Insert text,
addresses,
images,
shapes, lines,
barcodes,
dates, and
counters.
Select a label
maker to print
your labels.
View the
status of the
label maker.
Store your
favorite
addresses or
other data in the
Address Book;
automatically
insert the data
on your label.
Print a label.
For complete details on installing and using the DYMO Label v.8 software, refer to the LabelManager 420P Quick Start Guide
and the DYMO Label online Help.
Label Maker Status
The label maker status is displayed in the software window. The following table describes the possible states of the
label maker.
Label maker is connected and battery is charging
Label maker is connected and battery is not charging
Label maker is not connected or is turned off
Label maker is connected and there is a problem with the battery
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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.
• Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack. See
“Recharging the Battery”.
• Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack. See
“Recharging the Battery”.
• Clean the print head.
• Ensure the label cassette is installed properly.
• Replace the label cassette.
Clean the cutter blade. See “Caring for Your Label Maker”.
No action required.
Message disappears when printing is finished.
Delete some or all of the buffer text.
Poor Print Quality
Poor Cutter Performance
Printing...
Too many characters
Exceeded maximum number of characters in buffer.
Too many lines
Exceeded maximum number of lines.
Barcode not allowed
Barcodes can only be printed on 3/4” wide labels.
Charge Battery!
Battery pack almost discharged.
Battery too low!
Battery pack not inserted properly or damaged.
Wait - Battery Charging
Tape Jam
Motor is stalled due to label jam.
• Delete lines to fit on the label width.
• Insert a wider label cassette.
• Replace the label cartridge.
• Change the label width.
Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack. See
“Recharging the Battery”.
• Ensure the battery pack is inserted correctly. See “Inserting the Battery”.
• Replace the battery pack.
Allow the battery pack to recharge before unplugging the label maker.
• Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.
• Clean cutter blade.
If you still need assistance, visit the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.
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Environmental Information
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