Use your DYMO Printer on Ubuntu
The most difficult to make work when you go from windows to a linux distribution is that some programs or hardware you have is not working anymore. One of those is DYMO.
I have DYMO labelwriter 450 and it was very difficult to find how can i print labels with my ubuntu system. And it was urgent because some times i print over 200 labels per month.
So i give you as simple as can be how to install it and use your DYMO printer on ubuntu. I found the instructions on http://www.smartfruit.com/?p=188.
Here is the step you need to use the Dymo on it.
Step 1: Download Dymo Linux SDK.
You’d get something like “dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.tar.gz“.
Step 2: Install libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev
sudo apt-get install libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev gcc g++
Step 3: Install the SDK
mkdir dymo cd dymo tar xzf dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.tar.gz cd ./dymo-cups-drivers-188.8.131.52/ ./configure make sudo make install
Now the driver is installed.
Step 4: Set up the CUPS
Now, go to the CUPS admin page. Don’t forget to connect the Dymo to your machine.
Here are the screen shots of how I set it up.
Step 5: Install gLabels
gLabels is a GNOME application for printing labels. Thanks for whoever developed this. It is well designed and made. You can also find it in ubuntu software center.
Step 6: Set up the template
I had to try a few times to get the template working. Ones showing here is not 100%, but it is working OK.
Step 7: Create a label.
Now, in gLabels, you create a label. New document and pick the template you created.
And you are ready to print!
p.s. I hope i helped a lot!
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