DYMO Labelwriter Font

Marian Arendts's picture

I'm trying to find out something about the font that is used by DYMO label writers.
Who developed this font and when was it first used in a labelwriter?
How does a DYMO labelwriter (e.g. DYMO OMEGA) work?
How many fonts does exist for this technique?

Hope you could help me!

ill sans's picture

As for the way it works: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embossing_tape (method)
God, I love these things! ;-)

David Sudweeks's picture

Dymo tape embossers come in a variety of sizes. I have owned several, ranging from 1/4" to 1" tape widths; 3/8" is the most popular. The designs used in the earlier labelers were not exclusive to DYMO, but also available in other brands, including Avery, Labelmate, etc.. Later labelers from DYMO appeared to all have the same square-letter design. You can see what this one looked like by searching for the free font 'Punch label' (sorry that I don't know who to credit for its authorship). I would contact DYMO directly to find out where and how their designs originated. One thing I enjoy with these tape guns or labeling machines is sending different types of media through them, like heavy cover stock (cut into strips).

Mark Simonson's picture

When I was about nine years old, I had a toy printing press made by Mattel called a Linoprinter that used embossed tape to set type which you would stick onto plastic printing plates. The letters came out backwards, of course. One of the more interesting uses of embossed tape that I can recall.

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