With the introduction of the DYMO 550 series and DYMO Connect being unable to support merging into DYMO's label templates, the Label Templates that rely on generating PDF files will need to be used. In addition to this, clinics that wish to print labels and have a Linux computer for this do not have DYMO software available to them at all. Fortunately, Macs and most Linux computers use the same printer backend and thus require the same steps to configure labels to properly print to a DYMO printer.
Mac users: You will still need to install DYMO Connect to be able to print labels so that your Mac has the ability to recognize the printer. You can obtain DYMO Connect from Dymo's website.
Linux users: Please note, DYMO has not released PPD print drivers for Linux users for the 550 series printers or the LabelWriter Wireless at this time. You will need a DYMO 450 or lower to be able to print labels from the software until DYMO makes those available.
DYMO has source code available here for their Linux drivers: https://www.dymo-label-printers.co.uk/user/dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.tar.gz
In addition, many distributions include the drivers in their repositories. On Debian-based systems, you can install the package printer-driver-dymo to have these added to your system.
The steps below already assume that the printer has been added to your computer and is able to print a test of some sort. If you are unable to do that, please consult with your local IT or any resources you have available for your operating system.
Step 1: Open your terminal application. On Macs and most Linux distributions, they are simply called "Terminal". Macs can use their search function to locate it, Linux steps will vary.
Step 2: Run the following command in the terminal window (Linux users may need to append sudo to the beginning): cupsctl WebInterface=Yes
If you do not receive an error, then the command was successful.
Step 3: In your web browser, navigate to https://localhost:631/printers. This should list any printers that you currently have installed. Your DYMO should be listed.
Step 4: Click on your Dymo printer, and select Manage Default Options from the right dropdown menu.
Step 5: In the Media Size dropdown, choose the number for the DYMO labels that you are utilizing. The two most common for users and the sizes we have pre-made templates already created will be the following:
30258 - 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
30326 - 3 1/10" x 1 4/5"
Optionally, if you have a Twin Turbo, you can also tell it which side to use when printing by changing the Media Source dropdown.
Once those have been set as desired, click on Set Default Options to save your changes.
Once these steps are completed, you can now print PDF files generated by our label templates to your Dymo printer.