Frequently Asked Questions for Dymo Printer Products
a. Can Dymo print barcodes?
You can print barcodes with ease from a Dymo LabelWriter printer through the Dymo Label Software (DLS). The DLS is offered for free when you purchase a new Dymo barcode printer. Using the label software from Dymo is pretty straightforward. First, choose your label size and then drag a barcode onto it. Next, double-click the barcode to access its properties and configure its settings according to your printing preferences. Explore different sizes and other options that let barcode texts appear above or below, and more.
b. How do I get my Dymo printer back online?
To get your Dymo LabelWriter back online, try uninstalling your printer and then reinstalling it again on your PC. First, turn off the printer and then detach its USB cable. Next, open the Windows Start Menu and click on Devices and Printers > Printers / Printers and Faxes. Select and right-click your Dymo Printer icon and then click Remove Device or Delete. Click on Yes or Ok, and Windows will start deleting the driver.
Attach the USB cable back into your Dymo Printer, and an installation window will automatically appear on your screen. Follow the on-screen instructions for the reinstallation of the printer driver. Once the installation process is complete, your Dymo Printer should be back online.
c. Why does my Dymo printer say offline?
Check the printer “Status” from your computer to find out what’s going on. If it says “Offline,” right-click on the printer and go to system troubleshooting. Refer to the troubleshooting recommendations of your computer and follow the on-screen instructions to fix the issue.
Your Dymo printer may also be offline because of a print queue error. Double-click on the Dymo Printer to find out if there’s a print queue. Find any paused document and then click “Resume” to resolve the issue and get your Dymo printer back online.
d. Can Dymo LabelWriter 450 be networked?
There are two ways to network a Dymo LabelWriter 450 printer. First is by sharing the LabelWriter through a network using the Dymo Print Server. The Print Server from Dymo allows you to link every workstation on a network to a single Dymo LabelWriter printer. You can connect one or more Mac and PC users to a LabelWriter 450 on the same network.
The other method involves using the Windows Network. From your PC, go to Start > Settings > Printers or Start > Control Panel > Printers & Faxes. Select and right-click the LabelWriter you want to share on a network and then click Sharing. Next, install the DLS (Dymo Free Label Software) from a different PC on your network. Click on Network / LAN when Windows prompts you to select a connection type and then complete the on-screen instructions. Once the installation is done, you can begin printing Dymo 450 labels with the LabelWriter from local and network workstations.
e. How do I make my Dymo printer wireless?
Make your Dymo printer wireless by connecting it to a network through WPS. Start by pressing the WPS button located at the back of your printer. The wireless status light at the side of the label maker will start glowing. Go to your router and then long-press its WPS button for two minutes. Once its status light turns on and stops glowing, you can now print wirelessly with your Dymo printer.
f. Can you connect a Dymo label printer to an iPad?
The iPad prints using AirPrint, which, unfortunately, doesn’t support Dymo label printers. You also can’t connect Dymo LabeWriter printers to an iPad wirelessly or through USB as iPads don’t have USB ports.