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Dymo LabelManager 280 Label Printer makes labeling on the go easier than ever. This portable label maker is easy to use and allows for fast labeling with its computer-style QWERTY keyboard and one-touch fast-formatting keys. The LabelManager 280 is designed with speed and efficiency in mind, printing 50% faster than the other Dymo label makers. Plus, PC or Mac ®.connectivity enables you to customize labels with fonts and graphics of your choosing from your computer. The LabelManager ™ 280 prints DYMO D1 labels in 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm widths in a variety of colors – perfect for labeling your files, shelving, equipment and more. The LabelManager 280 has a USB connection that allows you to easily connect the device to your PC or Mac®. to provide labels with extra formatting from your computer. The LabelManager 280 works on rechargeable batteries that you can easily charge. D1 labels that are compatible with the Dymo LM 280 With the portable, rechargeable DYMO LabelManager 280 you can easily organize everything. Connect it to your PC or Mac. to customize your labels with fonts and graphics from your computer. Type text fast Ð comfortably and easily Ð on the computer-style keyboard with country-specific layout.

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  • Pros

    • QWERTY keyboard.
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
    • Can print from a computer or as a standalone device.
    • Relatively inexpensive.
  • Cons

    • Non-backlit screen is hard to read in poor lighting.
    • Maximum label width is a half-inch.
    • Limited selection of labels.
    • Can only store 9 saved labels.
  • Bottom Line

    QWERTY keyboard. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Can print from a computer or as a standalone device. Relatively inexpensive.

The Dymo LabelManager 280 is one of the few handheld label printers that can print plastic labels either when used with a computer over a USB cable or operate independently using battery power, and is inexpensive as such. For a little more than you'd pay for a standalone portable label printer, you get a more versatile machine.

The Dymo 280 is essentially the Dymo LabelManager 160 ($29.99 list), a purely standalone model, with the added ability to connect to a computer. It is similar to the Dymo LabelManager 420P, with a few differences. Its QWERTY keyboard is an improvement over the Dymo 420P's alphabetical keyboard. The suite of buttons right below the screen, which include the On button, Print command, Menu, a 4-way controller, and a few others, are now labeled, touch-sensitive virtual buttons rather than physical ones. A downside is that the 280's screen isn't backlit like the 420P's, making it harder to read in poor lighting.

The LabelManager 280 measures 3.5 by 7.5 by 9.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 0.9 pounds with battery pack and tape cassette in place. The printer is paddle-shaped—as is the case with the LabelManager 420P—and can be held in one hand. The keyboard is built into the 3-inch-wide handle, and the slightly wider top holds the 2.5-inch two-line monochrome display as well as some virtual buttons.

The Keyboard
An upside for the keyboard is that it's QWERTY style, with a row of number keys on top. The keys are narrow and spaced fairly close together, similar to many phone keyboards though a little wider than most, and typing on it is a little like texting. The Editors' Choice Brother P-touch PT-2730 has a wider keyboard, with keys a bit larger and with more space between them, although typing on it requires a heavier touch.

The keyboard also has a space bar, backspace and carriage return keys, uppercase/lowercase shift, a key to access accents, and one for punctuation. All the punctuation (and other symbols) is lumped together under one button. It's displayed in a scrollable grid, within which you navigate to your chosen character using arrow keys. Granted, punctuation isn't nearly as critical on label printers as on document printers, but it shouldn't take six keystrokes to enter a period.

Printing from a Computer
To use the LabelManager 280 with a computer, you must download software (for either Windows or Mac OS X) from Dymo's site, from a URL given in the quick reference guide. After installing the software, you connect the printer to your computer using the included USB cable.

Printing from a computer has advantages; you can easily save and recover labels, and add images, boxes, and more. It lets you create an address book. Whoever made the sample address book has a sense of humor; one of the labels is for Ralph Cheatham of Dewey, Cheatham and Howe, Esq. However, when I printed out that four-line label on a half-inch wide label, the tiny text was barely readable—three-line labels are more legible. The software also gives you a wide range of fonts to choose from.

When composing a label on the printer itself, you only get three choices for fonts: Basic (sans serif), Serif, and the stylized Fun. Fonts are available under the first of four tabs when you press the Menu key. You can also change type size, add bold or italic text, a border, mirror text, and more. The second tab lets you add symbols (the same choices you get through the punctuation key), as well as clip art, date and time, auto-numbering, or saved text. The third tab lets you access saved labels (you can save up to 9), and the fourth tab lets you save language, label width, and date and time.

The LabelMaker 280 took 9.4 seconds to print a 4-inch label with the text, PCMag: Printer Speed Test. This compares with 11.8 seconds for the Brother PT-2730 and 6.5 seconds for the Dymo 420P to each print out 3.5-inch labels with the same text. However, the Brother automatically snips the label, while with the two Dymo printers you have to manually cut them. That said, speed is a minor issue with a handheld label printer.

Label Cartridge Choices
Dymo offers 18 choices of tape cartridges ($19.99 direct), each 23 feet long, for the LabelManager 280. They vary from a quarter-inch to half-inch wide, and come in clear, white, blue, red, yellow, or green plastic, with various type colors. This is a relatively meager selection, and lacking in specialty labels. Dymo offers 50 label choices for its 420P, at up to ¾ inches wide, while Brother offers 65 cartridge choices, up to nearly an inch wide, for the PT-2730.

It is easy to recommend the Dymo LabelManager 280 as a handheld label printer that can print either from a PC or as a standalone device. It's relatively inexpensive as such, and offers some advantages over the Dymo 420P, such as the QWERTY keyboard and some touch-sensitive virtual buttons. However, trading the 420P's bright, backlit screen for a smaller, non-backlit e-ink-style display is a step backwards. Also, the Dymo 280 supports a more limited selection of labels, and they max out at only ½ inches wide.

The LabelManager 280's keyboard is more cramped than that of the Editors' Choice Brother PT-2730, though it's more responsive. The 280's label selection is much smaller, and it can only save 9 labels in memory, to the Brother's 99. The LabelManager 280 has no individual punctuation keys while the PT-2730 does.

For a little less than you'd pay for the LabelManager 280, you could buy a purely standalone label printer such as the Editors' Choice Brother P-touch PT-D200, but you'd miss out on the ease and versatility that printing from a computer affords you.

The Dymo LabelManager 280 gives you the versatility of being able to be used either with a computer or as standalone device. Although it lacks some of the features of other such label printers, it comes in at barely half their price. And although it costs a bit more than standalone label printers, it is money well spent.

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This document contains important information that is not included in any other DYMO Label documentation. It highlights changes in system requirements, new features, and known problems. Please read this document carefully!


This release includes:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2016
  • DYMO Label Web Service is installed for use by the DYMO Label Framework.

Developers Note: DYMO has a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) for all supported printers.


Operating System Support

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

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Administrator Rights

You must install DYMO Label software from a user account with Administrator rights. However, you can use the software while logged in to an account with Limited rights.


Printer Support

DYMO Label v.8 supports the following printer models:

LabelWriter 450

LabelWriter 450 Turbo

LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo

LabelWriter 450 Duo

LabelWriter 4XL

LabelWriter SE450

LabelWriter 400

LabelWriter 400 Turbo

LabelWriter Duo

LabelWriter Twin Turbo

LabelWriter 310 (models 90966, 93029 & 93034 ONLY)

LabelWriter 315 (model 90975 ONLY)

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LabelWriter 320 (models 90892, 93031 & 93036 ONLY)

LabelWriter 330 (model 90891 & 93037 USB ONLY)

LabelWriter 330 Turbo (models 90884, 93033 & 93038, USB ONLY)

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LabelManager Wireless PnP

LabelManager 280

LabelManager 500TS

LabelManager PnP

LabelManager 420P

LabelManager PCII

LabelManager 450

LabelManager 450D

LabelPoint 350

Earlier LabelWriter printer models are NOT supported by this version of DYMO Label software.

Add-in Support

DYMO Label v.8 includes add-ins for:

· Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, and 2016 - Word, Excel, and Outlook

· QuickBooks 2012, 2013, and 2014 (US Only)

· Act! 2011, 2012, and 2012, v16 (English Only)


Compatibility between DYMO Label Software Version 7 and DYMO Label v.8

You can install DYMO Label v.8 if you have Version 7 installed. You can use both versions simultaneously with no problems.

The following changes are made during the DYMO Label v.8 installation:

  • Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and ACT! Add-Ins for Version 7 are uninstalled and replaced with the DYMO Label v.8 Add-Ins.
  • Version 7 printer drivers are updated to the DYMO Label v.8 drivers.

Importing DYMO Label Software Version 7 Settings

DYMO Label v.8 has a First Run wizard that can import your Version 7 preferences and Address Book. Your Label File Folder settings are imported as a part of this process. When you open label files in DYMO Label version 8, the File Open dialog box points to your default Version 7 label files folder.

DYMO Label Software Version 7 Label File Compatibility

DYMO Label v.8 can import Version 7 (.lwl) labels. DYMO Label v.8 cannot open Version 7 tape label (.D1L) files.


Installing the QuickBooks Add-in on Windows 7 (US Only)

After installing DYMO Label software, you must log in as Administrator and run QuickBooks at least once for the Add-in button to appear in the toolbar. You can then run QuickBooks in normal mode and the add-in button will be visible.


For Technical Support, please contact DYMO - www.dymo.com


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