Millions of Bubble Wrap mailers are shipped around the world every year. They’re a great way to send items that require a little bit of protection from bumps along the way to their destination.
A Dymo LabelWriter 450 is the perfect weapon to have in your arsenal when it comes time to label bubble mailers en masse.
The Dymo LabelWriter 450 connects to Windows and Mac computers and enables you to print Address / Shipping Labels right from the free bundles Dymo Software or from your favourite applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook, as well as from Mac contacts…… and almost any other program that can send print jobs.
If you’re using Outlook or Mac Contacts to print your address or shipping labels, you simply use the built-in widget that get’s loaded into your app when you install the Dymo software. You select the contact, press the Dymo icon (drop-down menu link) and print your label. If you’re using Dymo’s own free DLS software, it’s a very similar approach. You either add a new contact then print the labels, or select an existing contact(s) and print.
A finishing touch to your newly addressed bubble mailer would be to add a return address on the back. Again, using Dymo’s DLS software you would simply call up an existing Return Address label template that you had already made up and print ……. then peel the backing off the label, stick it on the mailer and you’re all set.
Dymo LabelWriters were originally designed over 15 years simply to print address and shipping labels. Printing labels for Bubble Mailers is a fundamental use of Label Writer printers and using this type of label adds a lot of professionalism to your mail pieces.
The Dymo LabelManager 360D is a very versatile label maker, and at less than $70 it’s a very affordable tool to have around the office or warehouse. The 360D is useful for 100’s of different purposes. it prints on Dymo’s D1 label tapes in 4 different size (1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ and 3/4″) which come in a wide variety of colors.
Today we’re looking at a very simple use for the LM 360D – making labels for filing drawers.
As you can see in the image, a simple white label with black print was used. The label used is of size 1/2″ wide. Black on white is the most commonly used, but other colors in this 1/2″ label size include : Black-on-clear, Blue-on-clear, Red-on-clear, Blue-on-white, Red-on-white and a handful of other color combinations.
To create the labels is a simple process. With the LabelManager 360D you simply type your desired text and print. If you don’t like the default or last-used font, you can choose from 3 fonts, 7 font sizes, 7 text styles, and 8 different box styles or underline. And the beauty of the 360D is that it has a WYSIWYG LCD screen (what you see is what you get), so you get to see what the text will look like before you print.
One of the biggest selling points of the LabelManager 360D is that it utilizes a lithium-ion battery – the same technology used to power cell phones and laptop computers. You don’t need AA batteries to power it. Simply charge it up and start printing labels.
When you compare the specs of the Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo (1752265) with the Dymo LabelWriter 450 (1752264) there doesn’t appear to be much difference between the 2 models. They both use the same software, they both print at the same resolution, they are the same size, color etc – in fact apart from the word “Turbo” printed on the Turbo model, they look identical.
There are some very important differences though, and you might want to consider them before you choose which one to buy.
Dymo LabelWriter printers all use Dymo’s free DLS software for creating and printing labels. Additionally, since they use standard Windows and Mac printer drivers, you can print to them from virtually any application. More common apps include Microsoft Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Mac Contacts.
LabelWriters all print at 300dpi, and can print simple text, graphics and a wide range of barcodes. Print speed is where the models differ though, with all models except the non-Turbo being capable of printing at around 72 Address Labels per minute (this figure is based on a 4-line address label). The non-Turbo does around 50 Address labels per minute. So that’s the first difference between the LabelWriter 450 Turbo and the non-Turbo. The Turbo is around 40% faster.
The other difference is compatibility with Dymo Stamps. Dymo Stamps is an innovative way for you to print your own postage at home/work without having to line up at the post office to buy stamps. You actually print your postage stamps on your Dymo LabelWriter. The Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo supports printing from Dymo Stamps, the non-Turbo model does not.
And that’s it. That’s a quick comparison between the LW 450 Turbo and the LW 450. The Turbo is faster, and it supports Dymo Stamps.
Making labels for cables is easy on the Dymo Rhino 4200 label printer. In fact, this is one of the uses that the 4200 was specifically designed for.
If you’ve ever ended up with a birds nest of cables when putting together your home theatre system, a Rhino 4200 will definitely help to declutter the mess. This artical is about how we created a label that wraps around a TV coax cable. Almost identical steps can be taken to create labels for all kinds of cables.
In our Rhino 4200 we had already loaded a 19mm Yellow label tape (Dymo 45808 D1 label tape). After switching on the label maker we pressed the WIRE/CABLE hot key and scrolled until got to COAX and pressed OK. We then pressed the SIZE hot key until it got to 18pt. Finally we used the keypad to type the text ‘TV’, then pressed the print button.
The label that came out looked like this:
To apply it to the cable you simply stick the part that has no text printed on it on the cable, then wrap the rest of it around the cable.
See the images below for how it ends up looking on the cable.
The Dymo Rhino 4200 is a very affordable label maker from Dymo and takes a wide variety of labels sizes and colors. it uses 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ and 3/4″ labels from Dymo’s D1 Label range and the Rhino label range.
You can quickly create labels for special industrial applications on the Rhino 4200, such as wire/cable wrap, flag, breaker, or module. You can also create a fixed length label. Hot Keys are available for each of the label types.
The current label type is displayed in the Caption bar on the Rhino 4200 LCD screen. By default, the label type is General with no special formatting, text center aligned, and the length automatically determined by the amount of text. Read more about the Rhino 4200.
The new Dymo Label Printer lineup covers everything from Address, Shipping & Postage labels, right through to Industrial-strength labels that can be exposed to UV, light solvents… and there’s even heat shrink tubes. The LabelWriter range is the most popular, and these models are perfect for anything office requiring labels for purposes such as addressing/shipping, filing, name badges, and labelling media such as CD’s DVD’s, video tapes, 8mm tapes and floppy diskettes……..
Have a peek at our Dymo Label Printer page for more information.
Using a Dymo Rhino label printer can add a true touch of professionalism to any job. Instead of hand-writing labels on a patch panel or rack, using Dymo’s in-built templates, you can print labels that make your job stand out from the rest. And to take it one step further, Dymo Rhino labels are available in a number of different materials (including heat-shrink tubes) meaning that you can sign your job with the ultimate level of professionalism by labelling cables and wires too.
The Dymo LabelWriter 400 Series was replaced by the Dymo LabelWriter 450 Series back in 2009. The 400 series was extremely popular and there’s are 100,000’s of these still in use around the world.
The big differences between the older and newer series relate to print speed and resolution, and there’s a power-save feature built into the new 450 series too. Learn more here
Dymo Stamps offers a quick and convenient way to print your own postage. You print your own postage stamps (using Dymo Stamps item 30915). You affix the stamp to your mail and you’re all set. There’s no waiting in line at the Post Office to buy stamps. There’s a number of things that Dymo Stamps can do. Click here to find out more
The Dymo 450 LabelWriter range comprises 5 models, and although they all seem very similar, they are indeed quite ‘individual’ in their targeted user characteristics. Take for instance the LabelWriter 450 DUO. Appearance-wise it looks a heck of a lot like the other models in the range, but built into this little workhorse are 2 totally different print mechanisms. Learn more about the individual Dymo 450 models