Sep 032014
 

Some LabelWriter 450 and 450 Turbo label printers manufactured after April 1, 2014 will not install properly on computers running Windows 7 when connected through a USB 3.0 port. DYMO has a software update available that will fix this problem. For assistance, check here to determine if your label printer is affected and to install the software update. You can also call DYMO Customer Support at 1 (877) 724-8324, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm (EST).

Mar 242014
 

Hello everyone!

A new version of our JavaScript library is now available. This version fixes several printing issues specific to Internet Explorer 11.

The new DYMO Label Framework JavaScript Library 1.2.6 is available here: http://labelwriter.com/software/dls/sdk/js/DYMO.Label.Framework.1.2.6.js

The latest has been updated to version 1.2.6 as well: http://labelwriter.com/software/dls/sdk/js/DYMO.Label.Framework.latest.js

Mar 192014
 

The Firefox extension for DYMO SDK has been updated to support Firefox 28. The extension is available here. The FAQ article is here.

Please note that the Firefox extension is deprecated. No new development will be done for the extension. For new projects please use the Javascript library from the DYMO Label Framework. We encourage developers to switch to the new API even for current projects. Here are some benefits the new DYMO Label Framework API provides in comparison to the extension:

  • DYMO Label Framework API provides a cross-browser and cross-platform pure Javascript API. The same API supports all major browsers on Windows and Mac. The Firefox extension API can be used only in Firefox on Windows.
  • All necessary Framework installation is done by the DYMO Label software installer. By contrast the Firefox extension must be downloaded by customers separately and installed manually.
  • DYMO Label Framework supports and will support all the DYMO printers. New printers will not be supported by the extension.

The auto-update functionality isn’t included in this version. We will add it later.

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Feb 042014
 

The Firefox extension for DYMO SDK has been updated to support Firefox 27. The extension is available here. The FAQ article is here.

Please note that the Firefox extension is deprecated. No new development will be done for the extension. For new projects please use the Javascript library from the DYMO Label Framework. We encourage developers to switch to the new API even for current projects. Here are some benefits the new DYMO Label Framework API provides in comparison to the extension:

  • DYMO Label Framework API provides a cross-browser and cross-platform pure Javascript API. The same API supports all major browsers on Windows and Mac. The Firefox extension API can be used only in Firefox on Windows.
  • All necessary Framework installation is done by the DYMO Label software installer. By contrast the Firefox extension must be downloaded by customers separately and installed manually.
  • DYMO Label Framework supports and will support all the DYMO printers. New printers will not be supported by the extension.

The auto-update functionality isn’t included in this version. We will add it later.

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Jan 022014
 

There is currently a bug in Windows 8.1 that causes any label with a barcode to print abnormally in DLS. We are awaiting a fix from Microsoft, but in the meantime, you will need to modify a setting in DLS to workaround the issue. To do this, go to Edit -> Preferences. Navigate to the LabelWriter printer tab and change the “Print Quality” to “Text”.

Preferences

There is one side effect to making this change and that is your labels will always print at a resolution of 300×300 DPI. For barcodes, we typically like to switch our printers into high resolution mode (300×600 DPI) in order to improve barcode scanning reliability. When the “Print Quality” setting is set to “Auto” or “Barcodes and graphics”, the resolution will always be 300×600 if a barcode is present on your label. That being said, for most barcodes, 300×300 DPI is plenty of resolution. You may encounter scanning issues for barcodes with lots of data or 2D barcodes, though.

We apologize for this inconvenience and will keep everyone updated on a fix for this issue.

UPDATE
Microsoft has released a fix for this issue. It can be downloaded from the below links. Thanks Bjorn for the heads up!

KB2911106, released on 13/01/2014, solved this issue in Windows 8.1
Download x86 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41569
Download x64 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41570

Dec 102013
 

The Firefox extension for DYMO SDK has been updated to support Firefox 26. The extension is available here. The FAQ article is here.

Please note that the Firefox extension is deprecated. No new development will be done for the extension. For new projects please use the Javascript library from the DYMO Label Framework. We encourage developers to switch to the new API even for current projects. Here are some benefits the new DYMO Label Framework API provides in comparison to the extension:

  • DYMO Label Framework API provides a cross-browser and cross-platform pure Javascript API. The same API supports all major browsers on Windows and Mac. The Firefox extension API can be used only in Firefox on Windows.
  • All necessary Framework installation is done by the DYMO Label software installer. By contrast the Firefox extension must be downloaded by customers separately and installed manually.
  • DYMO Label Framework supports and will support all the DYMO printers. New printers will not be supported by the extension.

The auto-update functionality isn’t included in this version. We will add it later.

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Nov 202013
 

Hello everyone!

A new version of our JavaScript library is now available. This release addresses compatibility issues with IE11. If your web application is compatible with IE11, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the new version.

The new DYMO Label Framework JavaScript Library 1.2.5 is available here:  http://labelwriter.com/software/dls/sdk/js/DYMO.Label.Framework.1.2.5.js

The latest has been updated to version 1.2.5 as well: http://labelwriter.com/software/dls/sdk/js/DYMO.Label.Framework.latest.js

Nov 122013
 

Hello everyone,

Today marks the first of our featured software posts. Over the coming weeks and months, we will highlight real applications that use the DYMO SDK. These posts will provide information and quotes from DYMO SDK developers/customers/users/etc. explaining how they were able to successfully integrate DYMO printers into their real world solutions. First up today, Datarecovery.com.

Michael, a programmer/analyst working at Datarecovery.com, says:

At Datarecovery.com, Inc., we use DYMO label printers crucially in our business to keep track of clients’ problem hard drives and other storage media at our offices, as well as the new drives we use for returning data, clone drives we use in recovery work, the containers we store case materials in, and any other equipment and materials associated with a data recovery case. With the DYMO SDK and label templating, we were able to integrate one-click printing of all labels needed into our case tracking system. Once newly received case materials have been checked into our system, we have a “Quick Labels” link that immediately prints labels based on what items were just checked in. We’ve also made a simple jQuery dialog that allows for printing different quantities of the various types of labels at will. The labels include the case number, item type code, checked in date, last name initial, and a barcode for scanning into our system. The extremely simple process, enabled by the DYMO SDK, results in aiding in our critical tracking of all case items.

Here are some screenshots showing how Datarecovery.com has integreated DYMO printers into their case tracking system:

 

If you would like to learn more about Datarecovery.com, please visit their website at www.datarecovery.com. If you would like your DYMO SDK application featured here on the blog, please comment on the following blog post with more information about your software: http://developers.dymo.com/2013/10/31/calling-all-dymo-sdkers/

Oct 312013
 

Hello again,

We at DYMO our very appreciative of our SDK community. Over the years, we’ve seen some very interesting and cool applications that integrate with DYMO printers. We thought it would be fun to showcase some of these applications here on our developer blog! If you’ve been involved with the creation of a DYMO SDK application and would like to have it shown here on the blog, just comment on this post with some information about your application (description, pictures, website link, etc.). We’ll sort through all of the responses and pick some of our favorites and showcase them on the blog. We’ll keep all of the responses private and contact those that we want to showcase directly before posting anything to the blog. We look forward to seeing what everyone has created!

Oct 302013
 

The Firefox extension for DYMO SDK has been updated to support Firefox 25. The extension is available here. The FAQ article is here.

Please note that the Firefox extension is deprecated. No new development will be done for the extension. For new projects please use the Javascript library from the DYMO Label Framework. We encourage developers to switch to the new API even for current projects. Here are some benefits the new DYMO Label Framework API provides in comparison to the extension:

  • DYMO Label Framework API provides a cross-browser and cross-platform pure Javascript API. The same API supports all major browsers on Windows and Mac. The Firefox extension API can be used only in Firefox on Windows.
  • All necessary Framework installation is done by the DYMO Label software installer. By contrast the Firefox extension must be downloaded by customers separately and installed manually.
  • DYMO Label Framework supports and will support all the DYMO printers. New printers will not be supported by the extension.

The auto-update functionality isn’t included in this version. We will add it later.

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