The Dymo Rhino 4200 has been around for a long time. I thought it would be worth doing this little review as it's a great value printer for what it does. As I type this, the printer is on offer as £34.49 +VAT with free standard delivery which puts it in great competition with the Brother PT-E series. This print features a great selection of tape materials and printable label types for any electrician or communications installer.


Information about the features of this printer are very spares. I can't tell you things like the print speed or print resolution, but I can tell you what I've found from the Dymo specification sheet.
  • QWERTY keyboard.
  • Backlit display.
  • Label types include cable wraps, cables flags, breakers and rotated.
  • Barcodes: CODE 39 & CODE 128.
  • 150+ industry symbols.
  • Tape size: 6, 9, 12, 19mm.
  • Materials: flexible nylon, heat shrink tubing, permanent vinyl, non-adhesive tag, polyester.
With regards to the different materials, these will be suited to different applications such as using the nylon with cable wraps/flags and the polyester with patch panels.

Using the printer

Using the printer is actually quite simple, although its features are also rather simple in comparison to bigger, more advanced printers. If you've ever used a handheld printer before, you'll be familiar with this almost instantly. As with all printers, it does take me a moment to get use to a new layout, new features, etc., but once I've got the jist of it, I sometime end up knowing the ins and outs of a printer better than someone who's used it for years. I did find the layout to this printer as an almost mirror image of the competing Brother E300. It's not got all the bells and whistles that either an XTL 300 or E550W have, but it's still a great printer for its price.