How to Clean Your Dymo Printer

Cleaning Your Dymo LabelWriter Printer

Your Dymo label printer works hard for you, but it's up to you to keep the machine in proper working order with regular maintenance. Proper care of your printer means consistent high-quality labels, cost savings and none of the hassles of repairs or replacement parts. While you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to care for your label printer, here are some general guidelines for cleaning and maintaining your machine.

Cleaning your label printer once a month is recommended, but more frequently if you use it every day and in high volumes. Because the labels cannot be in the printer during cleaning, perform the task before loading a new roll of labels.

Wipe down the exterior of the printer to remove all dust and debris that may have built up. Dirt, smudges, or stains that are hard to remove can be cleaned with dish detergent, glass cleaner, or rubbing alcohol.

Next, focus on the interior of the label printer. When the label roll has been removed, clean dust and debris with a cotton swab, toothbrush, or an old makeup brush.

Many label printer models will then require you to use a cleaning pad or card, which is to be inserted into the printer as though it were a label. Use the manual feed button to move the card through the printer if it doesn’t do so automatically. Repeat this step 2-3 times. Doing so cleans the print-head and also removes any build-up that may have settled on the printer’s rollers. has cost-friendly cleaning cards that are compatible with Dymo LabelWriter printers.