Got a lot of keys on a lot of key rings / chains and have to rummage through them all to find the ones you want? Maybe you’re just in the mood to organize your keys. Either way, a Dymo LetraTag can help, and it only takes a matter of seconds to print a label and stick it on your keys.
This article describes just how easy it is.
Starting with a Dymo LetraTag label maker (pre-loaded with a Dymo LetraTag 91331 Plastic Label tape) we simply entered the text ‘BOBS KEYS’ followed by pressing the SPACE key 5 times and then typing ‘BOBS KEYS’ again. After pressing the PRINT button we get the label shown above.
Next we peel off the back of the label, feed it half way through the keyring, then press both halves back to back to make a tag-like label (see picture). It really is a simple way to label your keys and it only takes a few moments to do. Wrapping half of the label back onto the other half creates adhesion that can’t be peeled away easily, meaning that the label won’t be coming off in a hurry. Also, we opted for the ‘plastic’ label tape because the ‘paper’ won’t last as long given that it tears easily. With the plastic label, the only way it will come off the keyring is if it is cut off.
We used the DYMO LetraTag Plus LT-100T Label Maker (1733013) to create this label, but you can get the same label using the handheld model (Dymo 21455).
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.
On the label Design tab in Dymo DLS software, you simply drag the ‘counter’ icon onto your label, position it and then double-click the counter field to setup the properties. And that’s where the power of the Dymo 4XL counter feature becomes evident. From the properties page you can setup attributes such as: text strings before and after the counter; start and end values; number of digits to display in the counter; show leading zero’s; font; background color; scaling; vertical text; alignment and rotation. More sequential Dymo 4XL label info
If you are forever scrambling through the pantry trying to find the Cinnamon, or Cumin, or Tumeric, or any spice for that matter, why not get a bit organized and label your spice jars with a Dymo LetraTag? want to learn more? click here
If you experience problems with print issues (i.e. broken characters) on your Dymo LabelWriter 4XL, or you just want to see how sharp your printer is actually printing, you can run the easy-to-do self-test feature – click here for more info
Viewing any LCD screen in poorly light conditions can be a challenge. With the Dymo Rhino 6000 Industrial Label maker there’s 2 built-in easy-to-use features that make the screen a whole lot easier to view – and these 2 features will definitely help to make your job a whole lot simpler. Click here to learn more about using the backlight contrast on the Rhino 6000
You don’t have to use Dymo Shipping Labels just for creating shipping labels….. you can use them for so many other purposes, and one that is becoming more prevalent is ‘name badge labels’. If you just want a basic stick-on name badge and don’t want to buy-in lot’s of different label sizes, the shipping label might be your best bet. Want to know more? click here for more info on using Shipping Labels as Name Badges.
The Rhino 4200 Industrial Label Printer prints Code 128 and Code 39 barcodes, and it does this with ease. Printing barcodes only takes a few presses of buttons (using hot keys) and saves a lot of time and effort. We’ve written a short article that explains how it’s done. Click here to read more.
Keeping your Dymo LabelWriter free from dust and grime, and regularly cleaning the printhead can increase the longevity of your printer and ensure that you’re getting the best possible print output. There’s a few easy steps you can take to keep your label printer healthy and clean. Click here to find out how to care for your LabelWriter.