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  1. #61
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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    How about making the driver install automatic? (openprinting database)
    It seems a bit weird that the drivers included with Ubuntu are different to the download on Dymos site.

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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    Quote Originally Posted by -ijk- View Post
    How about making the driver install automatic? (openprinting database)
    It seems a bit weird that the drivers included with Ubuntu are different to the download on Dymos site.
    Great idea, and as the drivers for the Mac version are already CUPS drivers, this should *in theory* be relatively easy to do.

    HOWEVER. I don't know how, I don't know who to contact, I don't know what to provide.

    Googling for "openprinting database" shows that there are already a few DYMO printers in the database, listed under Dymo-CoStar: http://www.openprinting.org/printers...er/Dymo-CoStar
    That's a great start, but these are mostly older printers. Some (most?) of them are EOL.
    I clicked around on the OpenPrinting website, but it wasn't really obvious how I can contribute.

    Just to get this straight: I do this as a volunteer, I just happen to work at a printer manufacturer so I have access to all printer models. And I really should do this outside the office hours... nope... you know the 20% rule of Google? Something like that.

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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    Guys I skimmed through the instructions in here, they are too complicated/confusing but follow this link:
    http://wiki.birth-online.de/know-how...0-under-ubuntu These instructions are much easier to follow. Good luck!

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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    There is a new package that doesn't need any modifications with the latest gcc:

    http://www.dymo-label-printers.co.uk...s-1.4.0.tar.gz

    from here: http://www.dymo-label-printers.co.uk...sdk_linux.html

    I'm having issues with the top of the labels being cut off, is this normal? I tried to change the PPD margins but it didn't work. Could it be an issue with the raster filter?

    I'm using a LabelWriter 450.

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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    I'm having issues with the top of the labels being cut off, is this normal? I tried to change the PPD margins but it didn't work. Could it be an issue with the raster filter?

    I'm using a LabelWriter 450.
    Are you using GLabels? Have you selected the correct label type/size in the GLabels templates?
    Here's how I got it working: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...5&postcount=54
    Last edited by Babbage; January 7th, 2013 at 01:41 PM.

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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    Quote Originally Posted by Babbage View Post
    Are you using GLabels? Have you selected the correct label type/size in the GLabels templates?
    Here's how I got it working: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...5&postcount=54
    There wasn't a template for this label, I was able to reduce the issue somehow by adding a negative label positioning in the template by hand (not ideal, maybe glabels could permit this).
    I also noticed that the first label pair isn't well positioned, but the other ones come out almost perfect (the top of the label has a ~2mm margin that I'm unable to remove, even when selecting the appropriate media size in cups).
    See how the first pair is offset to the right in the picture, while the second one is centred. Also, the QR code is a bit (1 line?) cut out on the left side, so I can't use the whole label if I wanted to, but maybe that's normal. Is this an issue with the printer firmware and the way it feeds the first label pair in a print job, or is it with the driver/filter that converts the PS to raster for printing and sends the tape moving commands to the printer?

    Last edited by bsantos; January 7th, 2013 at 06:33 PM.

  7. #67
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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    You can design your own template using the GLabels Template Designer, you can also manually design your own custom template:

    3.6. To Create a Custom Template

    To create a new custom template, choose File ▸ Template Designer ... to display the Template Designer dialog. This dialog will assist you in creating a custom template for most types of label or card stationery that you may encounter.

    If you prefer, you can create your templates manually. For this option see Section 6 ― Manually Creating New Templates

  8. #68
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    Re: DYMO label writer How-To

    Hi, how exactly do you get the dymo printer working from an XML output from a web browser? We have a template on our windows boxes and from within Internet explorer the server feeds an XML reply which prints the label. This process seems to only work in IE, how can I get this to function under ubuntu using an open source browser?

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