Dymo Label Manager PNP is rated
Rated 2 out of
I liked it, now I need to replace the battery...
I ordered the LabelManger PnP in February 2015 along with labels, but didn't use the unit until September 2015 when I discovered that the labels that I purchased were not for this unit. Beware that not everything that says "D1" is for this label maker. Although that's what is stamped inside of the machine, that is not the model number. Look for LabelManager PnP labels.
On to the labels... it took several attempts to figure out how to print from an Excel spreadsheet, but I finally nailed it down. I love not having to manually enter each label, but I was not expecting it to be so complicated. I couldn't explain the process to someone else if I tried. Oh, and one thing I haven't figured out is printing multiple times from the same file. If you are in Import Data and Print, once you hit print, you have to go into Import Data and Print again if there are other labels that you needed to print on a different color tape, for example. The Import window closes and you have to start again.
And, then there's the battery... In August 2016, my unit stopped working. I tried a new USB cord and a new USB port. Then, I read the reviews and started to hunt for a battery. The rechargeable battery is listed at approximately 50-60% of the cost of the printer.
In retrospect, it was not the wisest label printer choice I could have made. Now to decide if I should buy a new label maker or buy a battery. Dymo, is there a way to make the battery last longer than 1 year?
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 1 out of
Just arrived and was ready to start labeling and having multiple print problems as well as winding problems with the included cartridge.
It is not working properly out of the box. Software installed on my Mac with no issues. However, when I print on a white label it doesn't print properly. Letters are missing or the word looks weird. Additionally, the cartridge will not rewind per the included instructions (included cartridge with the purchase will not rewind).
I have been through about 3 to 4 feet of tape with no change.
Pretty unhappy with this unit. It looks cool and installs easily but the labels are unsatisfactory as they come out of the printer.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 1 out of
Great Product, Bad Battery Design
I purchased this and in less than 1 year the "rechargeable battery" went dead and will not charge even while plugged into a powered USB port. Even tried a new USB cable and multiple computers to attempt to correct this problem. CHAT with tech support and the only option they gave me was I have to purchase a new battery from them at more than $25 plus shipping. AA batteries would be cheaper, but I do not have that option available to me. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT. After the tech support I received you may also want to consider another brand.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 3 out of
I did love it!
I had this around 2 or so years. Now it tells me the battery low and will not charge. My issue is they want 30.00 for new battery pack when it is 60 to buy! I would pass on this one.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of
Takes labeling to the next level
I've used several labelers in the past and was never quite satisfied. I'll be using this one for a long time. Fortunately, I do nearly all my labeling at my desk, so the lack of portability of this model is a drawback. That said, it requires no power source other than the USB cable. So it is lighter weight than battery-operated models. If you wanted to put it in your laptop bag, it is compact and light weight, but comes at the price of requiring a computer to use it. As a labeler, it is awesome. It prints faster than any other model I've used. I can use any font on my computer and can preview the label on-screen. The interface tells me the label length, so I know the label will fit before wasting tape only to find out it doesn't. A very promising but tricky feature is the ability to import images. It's easy to use, but hard to make useable. It is extremely low resolution, so photos are almost useless. (They look like a photo from a newspaper that's been xeroxed, then sent through a fax machine). The secret to making this feature useful is to select very simple, high-contrast images. Images that look like the dingbat characters available on most computers work well; things like hearts, diamonds, arrows, or bullet-point characters. Since you can use these special characters easily, try them first before importing an image that may not print well. The ability to use special characters is one way I've used to reduce the amount of tape I use. Combined with color-coding tape colors, special symbols are a highly recognizable shorthand for locating file folders that saves money too. Speaking of tape, this labeler uses the D1 line of tapes. While not stellar quality as a line, the High Performance (flexible and permanent) types of tape are excellent. The flexible tape is fantastic for labeling computer cables. The permanent tape does not (so far) suffer from the coming loose after a few months on some surfaces.
Date published: 2012-05-13