Please follow the steps in this guide to set up your Dymo LabelWriter series printer in Mac OS-X. Prior to this setup, make sure that you have plugged in and powered on the printer, installed the driver (see below), and that you've done a successful test print (that option will be there for you at the end of the setup procedure).
Many times, the driver that comes on the installation with the printer is an older version, so you might want to check the manufacturer's site for the latest version.
Also prior to this setup, you will need to make sure that your browser is set up to print properly with our system.
Click here to set up your Chrome browser to print (Firefox is recommended, but Chrome will work if you can't use Firefox).
Label Sizes to Use
Our system works best with the following sizes:
Please note that when buying labels, the official Dymo labels have punchouts between labels so the printer knows where to stop. We have clients who have purchased some labels that do not have the punchout, and will not work. Be careful when buying the labels to make sure that they have the punchout (some generic brands do this correctly).
Configure the Printer Driver
Once you have the best version of the driver installed, you will want to open your System Preferences and then click on Print and Scan. Next, click on the + button to add the printer.
Add a name for your printer if you like. Click on the Use drop-list and search for Dymo and then find your model in the list.
To configure the settings for the printer itself, open either Chrome or Safari and enter the following:
If you get the screen below, you need to enable CUPS for your OS. If not, skip down below to the Localhost Configuration section.
To enable CUPS for your computer, first highlight and copy: cupsctl WebInterface=yes
Next, click the magnifying glass Search icon in the upper right and enter Terminal, then click to run the application.
After Terminal opens, you will see a cursor flashing: paste what you copied and click Return to run the setting.
You can close Terminal after it completes the setting. You will now be able to access your printer configuration from the localhost.
You will see a list of all active printers once the localhost opens. Click on the Dymo and a page will load showing the printer attributes.
Find the drop list pictured below and click on Set Default Options.
Select the labels you will be using from the Media Size list. You will want either 30332 (1" x 1") or 30334 (2-1/8" x 1-1/8") for use in our system. Keep the defaults for the other options. Click the Set Default Options button when finished.
Note: if for some reason you don't see the specific label numbers for your Dymo printer, select Custom Size from the Media Size drop list and enter either 1 x 1 in inches for the 30332 labels, 2.125 x 1.125 in inches for the 30334 labels, or 2 x .75 inches for the 30330 labels.
Run a Test Print
Next, run a test print from our system to make sure everything works all right! If you have products already loaded, you can go to Products > Products and click on the Print Barcodes button. Choose your label size and then search for a product. At the bottom, click the Print Preview button to see a preview of the output.
If your label is printing with extra blank labels, you should first check your Browser settings (see the link at the top of this article to set your Browser to print with our system) and if that doesn't work, double-check the areas listed above where you set your label size and make sure they are set to either 30332, 30334, or 30330.