How to Install a Dymo Printer

by Patrick Nelson; Updated September 26, 2017

Dymo printers are available that install onto a computer and act as a printing device specifically for single address labels. They use thermal printer heads and special labels, rather than printer ink cartridges. The advantage of a dedicated single-label printer is that you don’t have to print entire sheets of labels or waste unused labels in an entire sheet. The Dymo printers are installed by following a few steps.

Step 1

Insert the compact disc that came with the printer into the computer’s disc drive bay. Close the bay and allow the disc to mount.

Step 2

Plug the printer into the household outlet. Use the power cable that is supplied for power between the power adapter (also supplied) and the wall. Plug the adapter into the printer. Connect one end of the supplied USB cable into the printer, but don’t plug the other end in just yet.

Step 3

Follow the prompts on the screen to install the software. Keep clicking “Next” and when prompted to do so, plug the USB cable into the computer. Use a spare USB jack. If prompted to do so, restart the computer.

Step 4

Install labels into the printer. The roll inserts onto the spindle, and the spindle rests in the printer label cavity. Press the guide tightly against the label spool.

Step 5

Close the cover and print a label to test. From the “Start” button, select "Programs" and choose "Dymo." Enter some text onto the visual representation of a label that will appear and then press the "Dymo Printer" icon, which will start the label print test.

About the Author

Patrick Nelson has been a professional writer since 1992. He was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication "Producer Report" and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson studied design at Hornsey Art School.