It’s back! Buy 10 Rhino Tapes, Get a FREE Dymo Rhino 5200 Kit…

The super popular “10 Tape” promo is back after an absence of well over a year (maybe two now?).  While stocks last you can get a free Dymo Rhino 5200 Printer Kit (5200 printer, hard case, charger, li-ion rechargeable battery pack, free tape) when you buy any* 10 Dymo Rhino tapes from any of these two stores:

The Dymo Shop

Dymo Industrial

Luckily, this isn’t one of those annoying “claim” promotions where you have to buy the tapes, wait for them to arrive, fill in an online claim form, then send of barcodes and claim forms via snail mail and then a month later the free item arrives…  This offer is immediate – ie. You add the tapes and the machine to the basket, the cost of the printer is zeroed, and it all arrives together.    Strictly while stocks last.  One free printer per order.

*The offer excludes 24mm tapes, as these don’t fit the 5200 so obviously it would be pointless to include them!

Dymo Labeller 50% Cashback Promotion – 1st January 2016 – 30th April 2016.

Place an order for a qualifying labeller* on the Dymo Shop website between the 1st January 2016 – 30th April 2016 and you can claim 50% cashback on the labeller. The following items qualify for this cashback promotion:

  • PNP
  • PNP Wireless
  • LM160
  • LM210D
  • LM280
  • LM360D
  • LM420P
  • LM500TS

Maximum of 3 cashback claims per person/company, UK and RoI only. This promotion is run by Dymo, claims must be made to Dymo, before 15th May 2016, here: (Click for full terms & conditions).

*Excludes promotional bundles.

Hohoho and/or LOL – New Dymo holiday labels are laughably bad

The new Dymo XMAS labels (or “holiday labels” as they are officially called) have finally been released, although so late they nearly missed Christmas (sorry, “the holidays”) altogether.

However, they are pretty bad. Ok, really bad.  “Unintentionally hilarious” is the best way to describe them.

The Tree design, to be fair, does look like a Christmas tree. kind of. without any decorations, and for some reason white on a green background. but still a tree.

The others, however, are somewhat weirder.  Firstly there’s one one that is widely referred to as “the moose“. Perhaps it is supposed to be a reindeer?  Or just some generic, non-holiday specific, moose like creature. Who knows, but I can’t believe people will be queuing up to buy brown and white address labels with a moose on… So bad it will probably be a collectors item one day…

And lastly, there is the red label which is like… uh… well… um… not really sure what it is supposed to be and/or represent.  It’s basically a woolly hat and a moustache.  Is it supposed to be a trendy Santa – without a beard?  I child with a comedy fake moustache ready to go and play in the snow…? who knows!  But distributors have nicknamed it “the lumberjack” – not very festive or holiday like, but I guess it may find a niche market amongst lumberjacks, hipsters and “lumbersexuals” (yes, that’s a thing, google it!)

Anyway, they’re “limited edition” so if you want to buy some in the hope you’ll be able to flog them on ebay as collectors items when the majority of them probably get pulped, you can find them here:

Current Dymo Promos & Offers

Make out like a bandit by taking full advantage of the 40% cash back promo at the Dymo Shop!

The Dymo Shop is currently running a Cashback promo on orders over £50 that contain at least one printer.

The cashback is 20% for orders between £50-99.99 and 40% between £100-500.  Most printers qualify for the cashback offer, except the new XTL industrial range and a few odd ones like the M1011 industrial embosser.

But if you’re planning to buy a printer, you can make out like a bandit if you’re smart about it.  Take the popular LabelWriter 450 as an example.

Firstly, this is already a bargain – the normal machines are £69.99 (all prices ex vat) but Dymo currently have a bundle kit consisting of the very same printer bundled with 3 rolls of labels for only £47.99 – So the same printer, for £22 less, plus 3 rolls of labels!

But, it gets better.  The LW450 bundle is included in the cashback offer!  ok, at £47.99 it doesn’t qualify.  But if you add a single box of the most popular labels (99012’s) at £11.49 then now the total is £59.48 – but now you get 20% cashback (£11.90) meaning the final price, minus cashback, is £47.58!  So now you have a £69.99 printerplus 3 rolls of labelsplus a box (2 rolls) of 99012 address labels for only £47.58!

If you are likely to want more 99012’s in future (and most people do) then why not add more and push it into the 40% cashback territory?  Add 5 boxes of 99012’s to the printer and the total is now £105.44 – but you can get 40% cashback on this, so you would end up paying (after cashback) only £63.26!  So you started with a printer bundle pack for £47.99, added 5 boxes (10 rolls) of the most popular labels and you’re still paying over £6.00 less than the price of the regular printer on it’s own!

I think that’s the most exclamation marks I’ve ever used in one article…

But remember, only one order per customer, and it must contain a printer. So to take advantage of this you need to order it all together in one go.

More details on the promo, and the LW450 bundle, are here:

Fix for Dymo Label Software freezing in Windows 10 when using LabelWriter Printers

The Dymo Label Software 8.5.1 is supposed to work with Windows 10, but some people have been having problems with the software freezing during startup.  Apparently the driver did work on the original base Win10 install, but a windows update “broke” it.

This is a “known issue”, and here is the fix for that problem:

  1. Right-click on DYMO Label v8 icon on the desktop
  2. Select Properties -> Compatibility -> Run in compatibility mode with Windows 7
  3. Apply and OK

Boom. Job Done.

[UPDATE 11-OCT-15] This fix is specific to this problem.  If you’re not having this specific problem, then this specific solution won’t help! (duh)

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Dymo XTL Printer range launched

ok, so not strictly Labelwriter news, but still interesting!

On 18th September 2015 Dymo launched the XTL 300 and XTL 500 label printers as well as a range of XTL labels.



  • General Identification
  • Barcodes (1D and 2D)
  • Asset Tracking
  • Wire and Cable Identification
  • Networking Components
  • Identification
  • Facilities Identification


  • General Identification
  • Barcodes (1D and 2D)
  • Asset Tracking
  • Data Communications
  • Identification
  • MRO / Facilities Identification

They are available in the UK and Europe from the Dymo Industrial Store.

Windows 10 driver for Dymo Labelwriter 310/320/400/450

You can download the new Windows 10 driver for Dymo’s ranges of labelwriter printers from this page:

dymo-labelwriter-450-label-maker  (Then click on the DRIVERS tab above the description)


Operating System Support

  • Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10


Printer Support

DYMO Label v.8.5.1 supports the following printer models:

  • LabelWriter 450
  • LabelWriter 450 Turbo
  • LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo
  • LabelWriter 450 Duo
  • LabelWriter 4XL
  • LabelWriter SE450
  • LabelWriter 400
  • LabelWriter 400 Turbo
  • LabelWriter Duo
  • LabelWriter Twin Turbo
  • LabelWriter 310 (models 90966, 93029 & 93034 ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 315 (model 90975 ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 320 (models 90892, 93031 & 93036 ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 330 (model 90891 & 93037 USB ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 330 Turbo (models 90884, 93033 & 93038, USB ONLY
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