Monthly Archives: June 2009
There are examples all over the web of how not to use a label printer (we were responsible for one of them), yet Donald Neilson's usage has to be the most sinister. With a string of violent offences to his name, who was he and what made him one of the most dangerous men in 1970s Britain? Donald Neilson (his birth name was Donald Nappey - he changed it when his daughter was born so she could avoid the same humiliation he endured whilst at school and serving in the military - nappy of course being the British word for what Americans call a diaper) was born in 1936 in Highley, Shropshire. He failed to make it in his career as a builder and later as a taxi driver (
We spotted this on Youtube yesterday and felt it was so good we had to share it. As far as we're aware, it was produced by the Belgian arm of digital agency Proximity Worldwide to demonstrate the simplicity of the Dymo Labelwriter. There's more info on their blog (if you're comfortable with what we think is Flemish!) According to the art director for the project, Jan De Coster, it appears to have won a CCB award which honours the best advertising campaigns in Belgium. Hats off to you, sir.
Update: Watch the video tutorial above if screenshots don't take your fancy. This is one of the most useful features of the P-Touch Editor software, but is often overlooked. Today, you will learn how to create a label from an existing spreadsheet or database, saving you time and money. In our example, we're using a label that we would use in our warehouse for labelling racking/shelving or for when new stock arrives. Begin by creating a new layout from the top left menu.
Select your label size, in our example we are using a 62mm x 100mm label (screenshot below), then hit ok.