Dymo Corporation

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Dymo Corporation
Type Subsidiary
Industry Printing
FoundedJune 1958;62 years ago (1958-06) in Berkeley, California
FounderRudolph Hurwich
Headquarters United States
ProductsHandheld label printers, handheld embossing tape label makers
  • XTL
  • ColorPop!
  • LabelWriter
  • LabelManager
  • Rhino
  • LetraTag
Parent Newell Brands
Website dymo.com

Dymo Corporation is an American manufacturing company of handheld label printers and thermal-transfer printing tape as accessory, embossing tape label makers, and other printers such as CD and DVD labelers and durable medical equipment.


The company is a subsidiary of Newell Brands.


Dymo embossing tape label maker around 1967 Dymo embossing label maker circa 1967.jpg
Dymo embossing tape label maker around 1967

Dymo Industries, Inc. was founded in 1958 to produce handheld tools that use embossing tape. [1] The embossing tape and handheld plastic embossing labeler was invented by David Souza from Oakland, California. [2]

The company was acquired by Esselte in 1978 [3] and battery-powered printers became a major product after 1990. The corporation was sold to Newell Rubbermaid in 2005. [1] [4]

Label sizes

Following is a list of the label sizes popular for their LabelWriter (400, 450) printer series: [5]

Dymo LetraTag, thermal-transfer printing label maker Dymo Letratag.jpg
Dymo LetraTag, thermal-transfer printing label maker
5-digit label #7-digit label #General nameWidth (inches)Height (inches)Labels per rollLabel appearance
30253Address312118700White, (2 up) [6]
30330Return Address234500White
303331212White, (2 up)
303351212White, (4 up)
308571760756Name Badge4214250White [7]

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