Printing Labels using the Dymo LabelWriter 450

Note: Follow the Lab Manual labeling schemes and labeling order for different stocks (plasmids, bacteria, worm strains).

Loading Labels

  • Open the top cover of the label machine and remove the label spool from inside the cover and separate the spool guide from the spindle.

  • Place the label roll on the spindle so that the labels feed from underneath and the left edge of the label roll is firmly against the side of the spool. Slide the spool guide onto the right side of the spool and press the guide tightly against the side of the label roll.

  • Insert the label spool into the slot within the label maker. Align the left edge of the label with the left edge of the label feed slot and insert the label into the slot. Slide the label guide to the left until the label guide aligns with the right edge of the label. Close the lid

Small Cryo Labels (VWR #490006-730)

  • Open the Dymo label maker software on the shared lab computer.

  • Under Label Types select DTCR-3000 (1.5 x 0.75 in).

  • Within the Edit Area Toolbar align the text so that it is Center and Bottom. Make sure that the box to the left of Bold icon within the toolbar is changed to None.

  • Format your text within Edit Area Toolbar by selecting Arial as your font and Size 8 if printing three lines or up to Size 12 if printing two lines.

  • Type in the desired information for your label by double-clicking the center of the label. Input the number of copies being printed by adjusting the quantity located to the left of the blue Print button.

  • Print by clicking the blue Print button once.

Medium Cryo Labels (Dymo #30334 Medium)

  • Open the Dymo label maker software on the shared lab computer.

  • Under Label Types select Medium 1.25 x 2.25.

  • Within the Edit Area Toolbar align the text so that it is Center and Middle. Make sure that the box to the left of Bold icon within the toolbar is changed to None.

  • Format your text within Edit Area Toolbar by selecting Arial as your font and adjust size of text as needed.

  • Type in the desired information for your label by double-clicking the center of the label. Input the number of copies being printed by adjusting the quantity located to the left of the blue Print button.

  • Print by clicking the blue Print button once.

Representative Examples of Lab Labeling Scheme

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