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Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

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Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

I have watched every video and read every post possible and I cannot for the life of me get my PayPal shipping labels to print correctly to my Dymo LabelWriter 4XL.  It prints on the label as if it is a full sheet of 8x11 paper even after changing the paper size and layout options. 

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New Community Member

Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

Did anyone post a solution?
New Community Member

Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

I have the same question but for a different printer. Ebay has a nice settings spot to change your printer to a label printer but I can't, for the life of me, do it here. 

Contributor

Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

It's amazing that Paypal has removed so many features. Why is this the most difficult site to navigate?

 

I also have this problem and can only find solutions from years past, where you could actually solve this problem. That seems to have disappeared in 2019. 

Contributor

Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

So has anyone found an alternative to paypal yet? LOL. (Seriously though, I'd switch).

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Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

I've been using the Demo 4XL since 2017 and never had an issue. I got a new computer this year and with the PayPal update, it just doesn't work all the time. Ever so often, the stars align and I can print for awhile. I NEED A LONG TERM SOLUTION PAYPAL AND DYMO. I'm tired of wasting labels trying to get it to work.

 

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Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

If you have a US Account, here is what worked for me:

Hover over your profile (on a browser) select Account Settings, scroll ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM and select Shipping.

In the second box called Printer Preferences, click Update Settings and then in the Shipping Carrier section, click Change Printer Type, select Zebra 2844 4"x6" (assuming that's the size label you're using)

 

It took me FOREVER to figure this out and lots of frustration, trying to print a PDF and align it correctly (SO TEDIOUS) but this setting prints PERFECTLY on the Dymo 4XL. Considering that the DYMO is probably one of the most popular label printers, I'm only slightly surprised that PayPal doesn't have a default for that one. BUT changing the setting once it was initially determined was quite a pain too. 

 

I hope someone is able to read this and it helps you out!!

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Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

I had high hopes this solution would fix the printer... but no such luck - still printing some stupid horizontal format.

 

New Community Member

Re: Setting up DYMO 4XL printer for shipping labels

Same here Zebra 2844 4"x6" is not working. I get extra white space and some text on the bottom. It's more like 4x10" actually...