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Breaking Down Your Label Options for DYMO Printers

DYMO LabelWriter printer with's compatible roll label spools

Why do you need special labels for your DYMO® printer? Which labels are compatible with your DYMO printer model? Are all "compatible" labels the same? If you've asked yourself any of these questions, you're finally about to get answers. Continue reading for FAQs, a material selection guide, size selection guide, and more.

DYMO Frequently Asked Questions

If you're running out of labels for your DYMO® label printer, read these common questions before stocking back up.

How do DYMO LabelWriter printers work?

DYMO label printers utilize direct thermal printing technology. Using a thermal print-head, the chemically treated labels blacken into the shape of your image or text on contact. They don't need ink, toner, or ribbons to operate.

How are labels used differently by DYMO printers versus other direct thermal printers?

DYMO printer-compatible labels have an oblong hole cut between each label. These index holes or registration marks tell the printer where one label stops and the next begins. They're required for the labels to feed and print correctly. Without them, the printer's photo sensor may trigger a "printer is out of paper" error.

Are there different types of labels for DYMO printers?

Labels compatible with DYMO printers can come in different materials, shapes, and sizes. They can be switched in and out of the printer based on your use and any required characteristics.

For instance, we manufacture a standard white material as well as a removable one (a popular choice among Amazon FBA sellers). We also offer a weatherproof / waterproof option for applications that come into contact with moisture for water or frequent and heavy handling.

How do I know which material I need?

Skip down to our Material Selection Guide, a series of tables designed to help you decide just that.

Do you offer the same size label I'm currently using?

More than likely. Visit our DYMO Cross-Reference Chart or keep reading to see which label sizes we carry.

Why choose Online Labels' DYMO printer-compatible labels over the DYMO brand labels available at office supply stores?

We use only the highest quality materials, continually test our products, and are always looking for new materials and services we can offer to benefit you. We want to make your time with us and our labels as quick and easy as possible.

That's also why we have no minimum order quantity requirements, a "no hassle" return policy, create custom sizes for you upon request, ship out our products same-day if possible, and offer award-winning customer service. Not to mention, the 40-90% savings you'll receive when purchasing our products.

How can you offer the lowest priced DYMO-compatible labels?

Because we manufacture our labels in-house, there's no markup from office supply stores or distributors along the way. We cut out the middleman so we can pass on the savings to you.

DYMO Material Selection Guide

In an effort to make your decision as informed and easy as possible, we've listed our material descriptions, specifications, and common uses below. Though each of our materials has its own set of uses and applications, they are all designed to feed well through your LabelWriter and produce excellent results.

Material Descriptions

  • DYMO Printer-Compatible Standard White Labels – The standard white direct thermal material is made of a smooth, bright white paper and coated with an all-temperature adhesive. It's ideal for large scale printing of warehouse, shipping, or barcode labels.
  • DYMO Printer-Compatible Removable Labels – The removable direct thermal material is a smooth, bright white paper backed with a general purpose removable adhesive. It holds well initially, but can be removed or repositioned without leaving residue behind.
  • DYMO Printer-Compatible Weatherproof Labels – The weatherproof direct thermal material consists of a synthetic white matte facesheet that is top-coated for direct thermal printing. These blank thermal rolls work well where frequent handling and contact with moisture are common. The adhesive is aggressive and capable of withstanding freezer conditions.

Material Specifications

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Standard White (DT) Removable (RD) Weatherproof (DW)
Bright White
Compatible with High-Speed Direct Thermal Printers
Paper Material
Synthetic Material
Waterproof / Resistant
Heavy Handling
Oil Resistant

Material Common Uses

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Standard White (DT) Removable (RD) Weatherproof (DW)
General Purpose

DYMO Size Selection Guide

In addition to the information listed above, we've included a cross-reference sizing list and printer compatibility chart for easy browsing.

Size Cross-Reference List

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DYMO® Label Product Number Label Size Online Labels® Product Number
30252™ 1.125" x 3.5" RL2206
30256™ 2.3125" x 4" RL2189
30258™ 2.125" x 2.75" RL2897
30323™ 2.125" x 4" RL2207
30327™ 0.5625" x 3.4375" RL2209
30330™ 0.75" x 2" RL2212
30334™ 2.25" x 1.25" RL2895
30336™ 1" x 2.125" RL2886
99019™ 2.3125" x 7.5" RL2896
1744907™ 4" x 6" RL2853

Printer Compatibility

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Printer Model RL2206 RL2189 RL2897 RL2207 RL2209 RL2212 RL2895 RL2886 RL2896 RL2853
LabelWriter 450
LabelWriter 450 Duo
LabelWriter 450 Turbo
LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo
LabelWriter 4XL
LabelWriter SE450

Whether you're a new DYMO printer owner buying your first labels or a veteran label-printer, we hope this guide helped you explore your label options and answer those pesky questions lingering in the back of your mind. If we left any stone unturned, please reach out to our customer service team at 1-888-575-2235 who will be more than happy to assist you in the selection process. Ready to go?

DYMO-compatible labels

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