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Do Dymo Label Makers Need Ink?

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Dymo LabelWriter printer works without ink or toner. Instead, the printer employs heat from a thermal print head to print on heat-sensitive labels that have been specially treated. The only supplies you’ll ever require are labels.

Dymo printers use a technique known as direct thermal printing. In other words, they use labels made of materials coated with a chemical entity that reacts to heat. To print labels, you will never need to replace ink cartridges, toner, or a ribbon.

What do Dymo label printers use instead of Ink?

They only use self-contained tape cartridges. If the Dymo label maker has low ink, it almost always indicates that the batteries need to be replaced. We believe this is because the printhead requires more power than the drive motor, so when the batteries are too low, the text will be lost while the tape still gives the effect of “out of ink.”

But we haven’t encountered any “out of ink” issues that weren’t really “out of batteries” issues, so don’t think we’re just trying to trick you – it really is. There are batteries!

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How does Dymo Labelwriter Work?

The Dymo LabelWriter series is a collection of dedicated labelers that use direct thermal printing technology by default. They only use Dymo labels, which have specific markings required for printer operation. They produce crisp images that you can use on barcode tags, Amazon FBA labels, and shipping labels because their default resolution is 300 dpi.

Dymo labels are thermal tags explicitly designed for the Dymo LabelWriter series of printers. They have distinctive markings that enable devices to detect their location. Other types of thermal labels will not work with Dymo printers because they will not work correctly without these indicators.

The majority of LabelWriter units only have one type of thermal print head. One model, the LabelWriter Duo, does, however, have two different print heads. Regular thermal labels are used by the top print head, while the bottom print head uses tape labels. The tape print head also uses thermal technology, but it works with coated paper rather than plain paper. When looking for Dymo labels, keep this in mind.