FAQ: The print is fading on my Dymo labelmaker - where can I get more ink?
189 CommentsMonday, 10 October 2011 | Tech Support
"The print is fading on my Dymo labelmaker - where can I get more ink?"
None of the Dymo LabelMakers use ink, they just use the self contained tape cartridges. If the print starts to fade this is almost always an indication that the batteries need replacing. We believe this to be because the printhead requires more power than the drive motor, so when the batteries get very low the text will fade while the tape still feeds giving the "out of ink" effect.
But we've never yet met an "out of ink" problem that wasn't in fact an "out of batteries" problem, so don't think we're just trying to fob you off - it really is the batteries!
Update: Just to be clear - This fix is for this specific problem - ie. the text looks faded as you print it, and getting more faded as you print more. If you are having a different problem, then this fix won't fix it. Also, obviously only applies to battery operated devices!