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Dymo Label Ideas

We have done a blog post before featuring a few cards embossed with Dymo labels, but after seeing the multitude of different crafts and other beautiful pieces on pinterest we thought it would be worth featuring a few more here. Who knows they may even get your creativity flowing?

Most of the crafts and cards are created using either a retro Dymo embosser / label maker or a Dymo Xpress.

From the usual jars labels to gift tags, framed artwork, christmas decorations, unique gift wrapping and much more inspiration can be found on Pinterest.

View a selection of Dymo label making ideas on Pinterest here

Brother Handheld Electrical Printers

There are four models in the Brother electrical range, all of which start with ‘PT-E’ in the model number which are ideal for electrical and datacomm professionals.

Below is a table comparison between the PT-E100, PT-E300 and PT-E550W:

Features PT-E100 PT-E300 PT-E550W
Screen Small, 1 line Large, backlit, multi-line Large, backlit, multi-line
Tape sizes 3.5 to 12mm 3.5 to 18mm 3.5 to 24mm
DPI 180 180 180
Lines of print 2 5 7
Cutter Manual Manual Automatic with part cut
Battery 6x AAA Li-Ion Rechargeable Li-Ion Rechargeable
Mains power adaptor ✘ / ✔
Connectivity USB USB & WiFi
Memory 720 characters 50 files & 2400 characters 99 files & 18,297 characters
Symbols 168 384 384
Label types 3 7 7
Case ✘ / ✔
Size (W x H x D)
110 x 207 x 60 mm 132 x 218 x 68 mm 123 x 247 x 84 mm
390 g 840 g 1.16 kg

Brother PT-E100

This is the entry model in the Brother P-Touch handheld Electrical range. It’s perfect for small labelling jobs such as cable wrap/flag, fuse boards, and anything else that needs serialized numbers. View the full product description of the PT-E100 by clicking here.

Brother PT-E300

With a large selection of barcodes and printing on tapes up to 18mm wide, this printer is certainly a big jump from the PT-E100. Featuring a larger screen, QWERTY keyboard, rechargeable battery and a huge selection of printable label types this printer is a more serious approach the electrical labeling. Click here for more information on the Brother PT-E300.

Brother PT-E550W

This is the perfect printer for the professional Electrician or Datacomms engineer. With a fully automatic cutter that part-cuts your labels, printing your labels has never been easier and tidier. With a large backlit display you can preview each label before you print; saving you time and money. For more information on the Brother PT-E550W, click here.

How To Update DYMO XTL 300 Firmware

If you are experiencing issues with the DYMO XTL 300 machine not recognizing tapes, it may be that your machine needs a firmware update.

The first thing that DYMO recommend when your XTL 300 machine doesn’t recognize the tape cartridges is to update the firmware. Below you is a step by step guide on how to do it from DYMO:

Update the XTL 300 firmware through DYMO ID:

1. Connect the printer to your computer.
A message screen should appear stating that a software update is available.
2. Follow the instructions in the update screen to update the software.

If the software update screen does not appear after connecting the label maker:

1. From the DYMO ID menu, select About > Label makers and select your label maker.
2. Select Update available.
3. When the update screen appears, follow the instructions to update the label maker software.
4. When update is complete, turn the power off and then on again.

Press and hold the power button for at least five seconds to make sure the power is completely off and not just in standby mode.

We hope this is of help to you!