Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Thermal Printer Ubuntu Setup

My LabelWriter 450 served me pretty well, but the smaller shipping label size was never adopted by anyone but paypal and I just wanted a printer that worked with the standard 4” X 6” shipping label.

I had to build and install the Dymo SDK with my last printer, but apparently since then Dymo has abandoned Linux and their driver installation is broken. I found a git repo with a repaired fork of the Dymo drivers and some updated instructions for the install:

    sudo apt-get install git libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev gcc g++ automake
    cd ~/
    git clone https://github.com/Kyle-Falconer/DYMO-SDK-for-Linux.git
    cd DYMO-SDK-for-Linux
    aclocal
    automake --add-missing
    autoconf
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install

Once the drivers were installed all the templates showed up in glabels again and I was able to print labels again.