Loading D1 Labels into the Dymo LabelWriter 450 DUO

The Dymo LabelWriter 450 DUO is very unique for a Label Printer because it uses two totally different label systems. First, like all LabelWriters, the DUO uses traditional Dymo LabelWriter die-cut labels (labels that have been pre-cut to certain sizes and shapes) such as Address, Shipping, File Folder, Name Badge, Jewelry etc. Where the DUO differs is that it also uses Dymo's D1 label cartridge/tape system. D1 labels are predominantly made from a plastic material and come as a long strip which is cut to size by the label machine. D1 labels are available in a wide variety of colors and tape widths and are more durable than traditional LabelWriter labels, being resistant to UV, water, oils and light solvents.

Loading the D1 label cartridge into the LabelWriter DUO is a simple process (see below), but be sure to take note of the tips we offer:

  1. Press the button on the front of the printer to open the label cassette tray.
  2. Make sure the label and ribbon are taut across the mouth of the cassette and that the label passes between the label guides. (TIP : If necessary, use a pen/pencil to turn the ribbon rewind spool clockwise to tighten the ribbon.)
  3. Insert the cassette and press firmly until the cassette clicks into place. Make sure label and ribbon are positioned correctly. See Figure 10. (TIP : use one hand under the label tray to support it when pressing the cartridge into place)
  4. Press the button on the front of the printer to close the label cassette tray. (TIP : do not force the tray closed, use the button)

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