Instructions for the DYMO LetraTag XR

Updated July 20, 2017

The DYMO LetraTag XR is a handheld electronic labelling machine that creates self-adhesive labels. The label maker operates exclusively on alkaline batteries and prints in several font styles and sizes. It uses DYMO thermal tape cassettes, which are available from office supply stores in a variety of colours and materials, including paper, coloured or transparent plastic, metallic tape and fabric iron-on tape. The label maker can be used for a variety of home and office labelling projects.

Open the battery compartment on the back of the unit by pushing in the tab and lifting off the cover. Insert six size AA alkaline batteries according to the polarity guides shown inside the compartment. Close the cover.

Open the tape cassette compartment at the upper front of the unit. Insert a cassette and push gently on the middle of the cassette until it clicks into place. Close the cover.

Turn on the label maker by pushing the red power button, located to the left of the arrow keys.

Press the letters on the keypad to type a word. Press the space bar at the bottom of the keypad to insert spaces between words.

Press the print button to print the label.

Push the button with the scissors symbol, on the right-hand side of the unit, forward to cut the label.

Remove the paper backing from the label to reveal the adhesive side. The paper backing divides down the middle for easy removal.


Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for an extended period. The unit turns off automatically after 2 minutes of inactivity.

Things You'll Need

  • 6 AA alkaline batteries
  • Labelling cassette tape
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