How to Specify DYMO Custom Label Size

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Some of the more elaborate DYMO label makers allow you to print on multiple label widths, or to specify a pre-set label length to be included before the cutter. Possible label widths for the high-performance DYMO LabelManager 450, for example, include ¼-inch, 3/8-inch, ½-inch, ¾-inch and 1-inch. Possible maximum specified label length on the LabelManager 200, for example, can be 196.85-inches. Specifying custom label size in both cases can be done in just a few steps.

Specifying Custom Label Widths

Visit the DYMO website Labels Page (see below) to purchase custom labels for your machine. The LabelManager 450 uses D1 labels, for example. Other machines use different types, including specific label types for the LabelWriter, LetraTag and the Rhino industrial series. Follow the links to the web page for your product. For example, if you need LabelManager labels, choose the D1 page and select a custom size. Choose ¼-inch, 3/8-inch, ½-inch, ¾-inch or 1-inch.

Lift the cassette cover and insert the cassette in the LabelManager. Make sure the tape and ribbon are tight across the mouth, and that the tape passes between the guides.

Turn the power on, and select the language with the “Select” button. Press the check button, labeled with a check mark, and select the label width of the cassette you just inserted. If in doubt, read it off the cassette. Press the check button and the custom label width is specified.

Specifying Label Length

Press “LTH” to specify a custom label length. Normally, the LabelManager will calculate length according to the amount of text, though you can change this.

Press the cursor or arrow keys to increase or decrease length. The up and down buttons on the LabelManager 200, for example, increase and decrease in 1mm increments. The left and right cursor, or arrow keys, make changes in 10mm increments. The minimum length is 45mm.

Press the “Enter” button to set this custom length for all future labels. Press “LTH” on the LabelManager 200 again to cancel and return to automatic length.

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