How to print barcodes on Dymo LabelWriter 450

Dymo LabelWriter 450 specs


How to connect the Dymo 450 to Mac

  1. Go to www.dymo.com/support
  2. Download Dymo 450 installation files for Mac (DCD macOS v1.4.2)
  3. Go to your downloads folder
  4. Open DCDMac1.4.2.69.pkg
  5. Follow installation instructions

How to connect the Dymo 450 to Windows

  1. Go to www.dymo.com/support
  2. Download Dymo installation files for Windows (DCD Windows v1.4.2)
  3. Go to your downloads folder
  4. Open DCDSetup1.4.2.82.exe
  5. Follow installation instructions

How to print barcodes using the Dymo 450

  1. Login to the Orca Scan web app at cloud.orcascan.com
  2. Select a sheet or create a new one
  3. Select the barcodes you want to print
    Orca Scan web app with range of barcodes selected
    Orca Scan web app with range of barcodes selected
  4. Click the Barcode Labels toolbar on the left of the screen
    How to open Orca Scan barcode generator
    How to open Orca Scan barcode generator
  5. Select a barcode Type_ (QR, Code 128 etc)_
    Selecting a barcode type
    Selecting a barcode type
  6. Choose the text you would like to appear below the barcode
    Select text to appear underneath the barcode
    Select text to appear underneath the barcode
  7. Click Print Labels
    Orca Scan web app selecting
    Orca Scan web app selecting
  8. Choose the Dymo label size to match your labels
    List of Orca Scan supported barcode labels
    List of Orca Scan supported barcode labels
  9. Click Print
  10. Select DYMO LabelWriter 450
  11. Click Print

How to print multiples of the same barcode

  1. Select the cell of the barcode value you want to print
  2. Choose the barcode type (QR, Code 128 etc)
  3. Choose the text you would like to appear below the barcode
  4. Click Print Labels
  5. Choose the Dymo label size to match your labels
  6. Click Print
  7. Choose the Dymo LabelWriter 450
  8. Enter the number of Copies
  9. Click Print

How to load the Dymo LabelWriter 450

  1. Open the top of the Dymo printer
    View of the Dymo LabelWriter 450 with the top open
    View of the Dymo LabelWriter 450 with the top open
  2. Remove the roller holder
  3. Add the new label roll (ensure label is facing down and black lines facing upwards
  4. Close the top of the printer
  5. Print a single label first as a test

Dymo LabelWriter 450 Troubleshooting

Label(s) jammed

Printer jams typically happen when labels become wrapped around the roll that feeds the labels out of the printer. It can be tricky to clear if there are a lot of labels, and you could damage the printer, so please be careful. To clear a printer jam on the Dymo LabelWriter 450:

  1. Unplug the printer from its power source
  2. Open the top of the printer
    Lift the top of the Dymo 450 to begin the process of clearing the reel
    Lift the top of the Dymo 450 to begin the process of clearing the reel
  3. Remove any labels still in the feed system and pull this lever forward, which will let you manually remove the labels
    Pull the left lever forward to manually remove labels from the Dymo 450 printer
    Pull the left lever forward to manually remove labels from the Dymo 450 printer
  4. Remove the front cover. This isn’t easy, it might feel like you are going to break it so be careful
  5. With two or three fingers (not one! the plastic can crack) remove the front cover by gently lifting it a few millimetres at a time, and then pulling it towards you
    Remove the front cover by using two or three fingers
    Remove the front cover by using two or three fingers
    Electronics will be exposed, so be careful
    Electronics will be exposed, so be careful
  6. The rubber roller is difficult to move manually but you’ll need to in order to get it free
  7. Cut the label in one line from one end to the other along the length of the roller
  8. Once this is done, peel off the labels as best you can
  9. This can be a long process depending on how many labels are wrapped around the reel
    You may need to use a small blade to remove labels from the reel
    You may need to use a small blade to remove labels from the reel
  10. Once this is cleared, put the front back on
  11. Reload the label roll
  12. Try printing again

We’re happy to help troubleshoot any issues you may have using Orca Scan with the Dymo LabelWriter 450, chat to us live or drop us an email.


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