The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a handy machine that is compatible with Dymo labels of all sizes. With this device and the right software, you can create attractive business tags that will highlight your brand. And if you’re tech-savvy, you can even get this USB-only printer to function wirelessly.

But how do you install a 4XL on your PC, much less transform it into a wireless printer? Where do you start looking for the right tools?

In this article, we give you some Dymo LabelWriter 4XL installation tips so you can start crafting magnificent labels right on your desktop and on mobile.

Must-Try Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Installation Strategies

How Do You Download the Right Software for Your Dymo LabelWriter 4XL?

Using the right software helps you install the 4XL hassle-free on your computer. If your unit is brand new, check the enclosed CD. It should have the 4XL driver and Dymo LabelWriter™ software. Put the disc in your CD drive and follow the prompts. Register your product so you can get timely reminders to update your software. All of these should be easy as pie.

On the other hand, if you purchased your 4XL without its CD, you could still get the right applications from the Dymo website.

1. Go to Dymo.com.

2. Search for the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL product page. You can do this in two ways.

    • First, at the top panel of the Dymo home page, click “Label Makers & Printers,” then “Office & Home,” then “Mailing & Shipping.” A list of the different Dymo LabelWriter models will appear. Find the 4XL and click it. This should take you to its product page.
    • Another way of looking for the 4XL product page is to use the “Search” box on the upper right corner of the screen. Type “4XL,” then choose “Software & Drivers.” Alternatively, you may also input the 4XL’s SKU number, 1755120, in the search box. In the product list that will appear, find the 4XL and click it. Its product page will then appear.

3. On the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL product page, look for the “Support” tab on the right side of the screen and click it. A list of user guides and applications will appear. Click the one that is appropriate for your system. If you’re not sure what software version you’re using, do the following:

    • If you have a Windows PC, click “Start,” then “Settings,” then “System,” then “About.” Your PC’s system specs will appear in the next window. Under “Device specifications” and opposite “System type,” you may check if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows version. Under “Windows specifications” and opposite “Edition,” you will see what Windows edition is running on your PC.
    • If you have a Mac, click the Apple menu, then “About This Mac.” This should reveal your macOS version.
How Do You Download the Right Software for Your Dymo LabelWriter 4XL

The Support Tab on the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Product Page

The file collection that you downloaded contains the 4XL driver and one of two Dymo label design programs for PCs—Dymo Label Software or Dymo Connect for Desktop. If you choose “Express Installation,” this will install all the applications included in the file. However, if you choose “Custom,” you may opt to install only the driver and unclick the Dymo design software.

If you’re new to thermal label designing, we recommend installing the Dymo design software as well so you can customize labels easily.

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How Do You Connect Your Dymo LabelWriter 4XL to Your Computer?

Once you have installed your Dymo software, you can now link your 4XL to your PC. Use the USB cable that came with your unit. Power up your printer. Your PC will automatically detect the 4XL and install it.

How do you know if your 4XL is already installed?

One way is to check the installed printers on your system.

  • If you have a Windows PC, click “Start,” then “Settings,” then “Devices,” then “Printers & scanners.” The “Printers & scanners” menu will open up. You should find your 4XL on the list.
  • If you’re using a Mac, click the Apple icon, then “System Preferences,” then “Printers & Scanners.” In the next menu, you should find your 4XL on the list of installed printers.

Another way is to open your Dymo design software. If your 4XL is the only Dymo printer connected to your PC, you should see that the program automatically chooses it as the default printer.

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How Do You Install a Dymo LabelWriter 4XL on a Windows 10 PC?

Many people using Windows 10 have encountered problems installing Dymo printers on their computers. The LabelWriter 450 Series User Guide does not describe the process for Windows 10, although it gives instructions for sharing LabelWriter printers using Windows XP, Vista and 7 PCs. Also, the Windows 10-compatible software does not seem to be on the “Support” list on the 4XL’s product page.

Or does it?

To find the program that can link your printer to your PC, check Dymo’s Compatibility Chart. Under “Supported Windows Systems, you will see the updated software that will let you install the 4XL on a Windows 10 computer. As of this writing, that software is the Dymo Connect for Desktop version 1.3.2. And when you look back on the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL product page, you will find it at the bottom of the “Support” list.

How Do You Install a Dymo LabelWriter 4XL on a Windows 10 PC

The Dymo Connect for Desktop Link on the Compatibility Chart

From here, you can download the file and install the programs you need. The Dymo Connect for Desktop file folder contains the LabelWriter series drivers and Dymo Connect for Desktop design software. Connect your printer to your PC after installing the apps you require. Your computer will discover your 4XL and automatically set it up.

How Do You Install a Dymo LabelWriter 4XL on a Mac Computer?

Installing a 4XL on a Mac computer may also seem confusing to some users. However, the process of finding Mac-compatible programs is the same as when looking for software appropriate for Windows 10.

Check out Dymo’s Compatibility Chart and search under “Supported macOS Systems.” Look for your macOS version and click on the corresponding download link. As of this writing, all macOS systems are supported by Dymo Label Software version 8.7.5. When you look at the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL page, you will find this same link under “Support.”

The file contains the Mac-compatible Dymo driver and Dymo Label™ software. Install the programs, then hook up your 4XL with a USB cable. Your Mac will set up the printer automatically.

How Do You Install a Dymo LabelWriter 4XL on a Mac Computer

Software Download Links for Mac and Windows 10

How Do You Make Your Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Wireless?

Converting the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL into a wireless device is not easy, but it is doable. You can approach it in several ways, which we described in detail in our article “5 Amazing Hacks to Get Your Rollo and Dymo 4XL to Print Wirelessly.” 

Here are our tips:

1.

Share Your 4XL on Your Network

If your establishment already has a wired or wireless computer network, the first conversion method you should try is to share your printer over it. The process does not require additional hardware or software, and you can do it using either a Windows or Mac computer. You only need to be patient when modifying your system. 

First, set up a PC to be the “central computer,” interfacing between your printer and the network. Next, tap the printer-sharing function of the central computer. The interfacing PC should always be turned on so other users can use it to find the 4XL.

2.

Go Live with a Wireless Print Server Adaptor 

If your central PC’s printer-sharing function is not enough to make your 4XL wireless, try attaching it to a wireless print server adaptor. Rather than using a PC as an interface, this device connects the printer wirelessly to a computer or computer network.

Dymo has its own brand of print server adaptors, the Dymo LabelWriter Print Server™. If you find it too expensive, you may try third-party print servers, which may offer more for a lower price.

Hook up your 4XL to the device with a USB cable and follow the instructions for installing it on your PC or network. The setup process varies for every brand.

3.

Use an Apple AirPort Base Station

The AirPort Base Station was Apple’s brand of wireless routers. The company stopped its production in 2018. If you have an old one or are willing to buy a secondhand unit, you can use it to print remotely with your 4XL. The device is user-friendly and works with both Mac and Windows computers. The main downside, though, is that Apple may stop upgrading its software at some point.

The AirPort Base Station has several variants: the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. You need to download the Bonjour Print Services software to make your AirPort device work on Windows.

4.

Program a Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer that you can program to do a wide array of tasks. You can convert it into a print server so you can print wirelessly with your Dymo LabelWriter 4XL. However, programming this gadget is difficult unless you are already familiar with it. Alternatively, you can get a tech expert to do it for you.

Dymo has a special program that is compatible with the CUPS software. You can download both applications and start programming a Raspberry Pi. The 4-GB mini-computer gives you more bang for your buck as it can process the print commands faster.

5.

Subscribe to a Cloud Printing Service

A cloud printing service lets you save your label designs online and print them on a remote device. You can take this route to print wirelessly on your 4XL, but it can be expensive. After Google gave up its free version, other companies sprang up and provided the same service for a fee. The rates are steep, but businesses with many employees to enroll can maximize their subscriptions. 

Setting up your 4XL to print remotely using any of the methods above allows you to connect it to your mobile device. Android devices can link up with few issues. However, you will need an AirPrint-enabling program like handyPrint or Printopia for iOS gadgets.

Subscribe to a Cloud Printing Service

A Recap: Easy Ways to Install a Dymo LabelWriter 4XL

The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a USB-only thermal printer that is compatible with all regular Dymo labels. You need the right software to install it, which you can access for free online or through its enclosed CD. If you cannot find the program by name on the 4XL’s product page, you can search for it on the Dymo Compatibility Chart.

You can also print wirelessly using your 4XL. You can set it up by sharing it over a computer network, using special hardware or subscribing to an online printing service. After going live, you can connect your phone to your 4XL and start printing labels on the go.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don’t have to worry about purchasing new refill. Dymo LabelWriter utilizes direct thermal printing technology that eliminates the cost of toner or ink.

The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL printer can print labels of up to 4.16 inches wide. The printer allows you to print 4″ x 6″ shipping labels, barcode stickers, identification labels, bulk mailing labels, warehouse labels and other large-format labels.

The Dymo 4XL is the most versatile model that can print labels both large and small. If you will create smaller labels like address, postage, and barcode labels, you can save some money with the LabelWriter 450 models.

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