Monthly Archives: May 2016

  1. Dymo XTL Tutorial: Quick Label and Basic Settings

    With the growing interest of the Dymo XTL range, I thought it would be a good idea to produce a some helpful "how to" videos. Here is the first in the range. I'll submit a new one every 30th-ish for the next few months.

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  2. Frozen Labels | Extreme Testing


    We know that Brother's TZe tapes have been "tested to the extreme", and that the Dymo industrial tapes are hard wearing, but how do other labels hold up. I decided to run a test that had some interesting results. I got some direct thermal and thermal transfer labels, placed them on card cores from depleted tape rolls, doused them in water, kept them frozen and continued to give them a fresh splashing of water almost daily. The test subjects were the following:
    • Dymo
      • Direct thermal LabelWriter label
      • Thermal transfer Rhino vinyl label
      • Thermal transfer Rhino nylon label
      • Thermal transfer Rhino
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  3. Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo Bundle Unboxing

    What's in the box:

    • LabelWriter 450 Turbo printer
    • Euro and UK power leads
    • Power adaptor
    • USB cable
    • 19mm x 51mm roll of 500 labels
    • 41mm x 89mm roll of 300 labels
    • User manual and software CD
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  4. 2016 Hand-Held Budget P-Touch label Printer Comparison

    P-Touch 80, 90, 1000, H105 The P-Touch 80 has been revived by popular demand. It's back from the dead as our cheapest P-Touch label printer with a QWERTY keyboard at only £14!* This keyboard makes it nice and familiar to use after using a computer keyboard. It's got enough symbols to see you through, some snazzy frames and your usual font styles including bold, outline, and even vertical. This printer is also economical to run using the "M" tapes and only 4 AAA batteries. If you're looking for something with a little more punch, the P-Touch 90 is the upgrade of the 80. With over one hundred more symbols, more frames, and an optional power adaptor that isn't discontinued, this is the printer to look at.

    If however you're looking for more versatility in your tape colours, consider

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  5. How To: Cable Wrap - Brother P-Touch E550W

    In case you missed it, here is a step by step guide from the video:

    1. First make sure you have a TZe FX tape inserted as this will perform better in the long run for these types of labels.
    2. Press the wire cable wrap button.
    3. Using the arrow buttons to navigate, adjust the label length by choosing the size of the cable you're intending to label.
    4. Press OK to accept the setting and enter the data to be printed.
    5. The printer will print and cut the label to the correct size.
    6. The label can now be wrapped around a cable.

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  6. How To Insert Arced Text in Brother P-Touch Editor

    In case you missed it, here is a step by step guide from the video:

    1. Go to "Insert" and "Arranged Text" or drag it from the toolbar on the right
    2. Enter the text to be printed
    3. In the "Setup" tab to choose how the text should be arranged
    4. From the "Fonts" tab you can choose the font, size, style and effects
    5. Click "OK" to close and insert the text
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  7. Teardown: LabelStation Pro Cutter

    Next up in the limelight of destruction is a guillotine cutter for a LabelStation Pro200 / Pro300. Actually, that's a lie, it's not destruction, it's education. Each and every teardown is put back together to a working condition. They are not sold or scrapped. They are kept as working demos for our trade counter. There's very little needed to tear one of these apart but it is something I have to do on occasion to clean the adhesive from the blades and give a service.Attempting to repair/service your cutter unit yourself will void your warranty of it and we cannot accept any responsibility for injury, damage and/or loss of assets. Please proceed with caution.The tools you'd need for this are as follows:

    • Medium flathead screwdriver
    • Small crosshead screwdriver
    • Large crosshead screwdriver
    • Wire cutters
    • Thin rubber gloves

    For cleaning you'd also need:

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