DYMO 4XL on Ubuntu 14.04

Prerequisites

sudo apt-get install build-essential libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev

Set up CUPS driver

Download the Linux toolkit from DYMO

Extract

tar xvf dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.tar.gz

change to directory of extracted files

cd dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.5/

configure the CUPS driver

./configure

compile the driver

make

install the driver

sudo make install

Now you can go to http://127.0.0.1:631 and add the printer. Use your Ubuntu username and password when it asks you for admin login. If everything went as it should, when choosing the 4XL’s driver, you should see a big list of DYMO printers.

Lots of DYMO label printers to choose from, thanks to the DYMO Toolkit we just installed!
Lots of DYMO label printers to choose from, thanks to the DYMO Toolkit we just installed!

Questions/comments leave below. Thanks for printing with Linux.

Problems you may face

Problem

configure: error: Can't find cups library

Solution

sudo apt-get install libcups2-dev

Problem

configure: error: Can't find cupsimage library

Solution

sudo apt-get install libcupsimage2-dev

Problem

../../depcomp: line 504: exec: g++: not found

Solution

sudo apt-get install build-essential

References

Using the Raspberry Pi as a Print Server for a Dymo 4XL Label Printer – Chicagodist.com

1 Comment on "DYMO 4XL on Ubuntu 14.04"


  1. Hi, I tried this and I dont see the 4xl drivers. I only see “dymo label printer (en)”. I’m not sure how to fix this. I think its due to the fact that when I did sudo make there were several errors with red text. Any ideas? Thanks!

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