DYM154000

Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker

0.38", 0.50" Jam-free

Reg. Price $45.34

Our Price $37.67 Each

Quantity In Stock!
Creates perfect, durable labels for most small office applications
Automatic tab for easy tape-backing removal
Made of rugged, cycolac plastic
Maximum print height: 19 points
Includes 1 roll of 1/2" Black DYMO embossing tape
  • Additional Info
SKU
DYM154000
Manufacturer
Newell Rubbermaid, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number
1540-00
Brand Name
Dymo
Product Type
Manual Label Maker
Packaged Quantity
1 / Each
Features
Jam-free
Media Size
0.38"
Additional Information
  • Clear, attractive DYMO lettering
  • Color:Charcoal
Recycled
No

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Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker
 
2.1

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (24)

32%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple controls (20)
  • Strong labels (9)
  • Works quickly (9)
  • Durable (4)
  • Neat settings (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (13)
  • Jams easily (12)
  • Difficult to peel (6)
  • Loud (5)
  • Labels wear or peel (4)

Best Uses

  • Filing (8)
  • Electronics (7)
  • Kitchen (7)
  • Toys (3)
    • Occupation::
    • Business owner (6), Work from home (6), Office manager (4), Assistant (3), Executive (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (17), Budget shopper (13), Midrange shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28), Business (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Treat It Gently!!!

Granted, this is no metal tool. It must be treated with care & not forced. I labeled an entire set of shipping tubes, containing machine shop tools with their fractional sizes....Read complete review

Granted, this is no metal tool. It must be treated with care & not forced. I labeled an entire set of shipping tubes, containing machine shop tools with their fractional sizes. I am happy to find a product which does not rub off or smudge & is easy to read. Even leaves a little tag to peel off the backing. So, treat the DYMO gently, and you will enjoy the value of the product. I wish they made a pro version with metal parts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't try to build a better mousetrap...

The letters are w a y t o o w i d e l y s p a c e d; in addition, they randomly move up and down on the tape, so...Read complete review

The letters are w a y t o o w i d e l y s p a c e d; in addition, they randomly move up and down on the tape, so things don't line up horizontally. I bought one in the early 1990s which was much, much better. They shouldn't have tried to "build a better mousetrap" -- it was a simple, well-designed device; there was no need whatsoever to re-design it. In terms of being loud and the labels having poor adhesion -- that's been the same since these were introduced over 50 years ago, so I was already expecting that when I bought this new one. But the issues with the letter spacing really bothers me. I want Dymo to send me one of the old ones!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Tape Hard to find - no longer made

By office supplies purchaser

from Portland, OR

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Doesn't Smear
  • Doesn't Wash Off
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Areas That Get Washed

    Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

    Not sure why DYMO is still making/selling the guns when they no longer make the 3D tape to go with it???? The link on this site for 3D Embossing Tape does not work - called the corporate office was told that unfortunately this product has become obsolete... The tape is hard to find online with office supply companies and is becoming very expensive do to supply and demand.

    • Occupation::
    • Office Manager
    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    1.0

    Not worth a dime.

    By john

    from Ohio

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to Peel
      • Flimsy
      • Jams Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

        Product jammed within the first dozen labels. Extremely disappointed in its performance. Wouldnt recommend this product at all.

        • Occupation:
        • Office Manager
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        one happy customer

        By hot prof

        from Tucson, AZ

        Pros

        • Simple Controls
        • Strong Labels
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

            Whoa the production quality control must have improved since the first review of this product! I just bought mine in December 2012 and can't be happier with it. True, spacing is wide, and there's the occasional misalignment (but nothing as atrocious as the "canned goods" example from the other review). Like another customer I bought it for the nostalgia factor and need for something that doesn't require batteries and electronic displays. I loved mine some 30+ years ago and recently was yearning for one of those again. I don't know why so many customers are upset about the large spacing and occasional misalignment - I remember that's how things were with my old one 30+ years ago. Anyhow I love my new one. And there *is* a space bar on my daisy wheel - next to the scissors.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Cheap it is - but is also junk

            By JD

            from Florida

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Put in trash can

                Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                Let me join the ever growing list of dissatisfied buyers. Cheap it may be
                but that does not excuse Dymo for deliberately misleading buyers. I bought this model because the illustrated examples on the packaging show neat and tightly spaced lettering. The truth is anything but. The letter spacing is random and about one and a half to two times the illustrations. Shame on Dymo.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                1.0

                Shoddy product

                By G's mom

                from San Francisco

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                    The first four labels were great..... Then it basically quit embossing and cutting well. I am returning this product.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    Classic and functional

                    By Mike

                    from Mexico City

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Simple Controls
                    • Strong Labels

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Electronics
                      • Filing

                      Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                      I used these labelers back in the 1970s, and found them very useful to identify personal belongings, notebooks, file folders, etc. Then the product disappeared from view for decades. I just found it again at my local store, and bought it both for the nostalgia factor and because it, like a mechanical typewriter, can still be useful to me. It works just like I remembered it: turn the wheel, and press the trigger. There was no such thing as a user manual in the package, but it wasn't really difficult to understand how the thing works. The labels are still like I remember them - strong and durable. This thing gets the job done, creates sturdy plastic labels, and is so old-fashioned that the labels really stand out.

                      • Occupation::
                      • Executive
                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      very good

                      By bob

                      from modesto ca

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Neat Settings
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Strong Labels
                      • Works Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Loud

                      Best Uses

                      • Good for selling labels

                      Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                      very good

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Works great for a cheap label maker!

                      By Will

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Simple Controls
                      • Strong Labels
                      • Works Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Electronics
                      • Filing
                      • In The Kitchen
                      • Toys

                      Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                      Works great for what it is. Bought mine a year ago and never had a problem with it. Not sure why so many people had so many problems with theirs. I've already went through about 16 rolls of labels, and it still works great.

                      • Occupation::
                      • Work From Home
                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      Treat It Gently!!!

                      By Charles the Machinist

                      from Clarkesville, GA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Neat Settings
                      • Quiet
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Strong Labels
                      • Works Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Not made with metal parts

                      Best Uses

                      • Labeling tools in shop

                      Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                      Granted, this is no metal tool. It must be treated with care & not forced. I labeled an entire set of shipping tubes, containing machine shop tools with their fractional sizes. I am happy to find a product which does not rub off or smudge & is easy to read. Even leaves a little tag to peel off the backing. So, treat the DYMO gently, and you will enjoy the value of the product. I wish they made a pro version with metal parts.

                      • Occupation::
                      • Work From Home
                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      "It won't let me put in the labels"

                      By Jake

                      from Arlington Hights, IL

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Simple Controls

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • On doors

                      Comments about Dymo Office-Mate II Labelmaker:

                      i love it

                      • Occupation::
                      • Assistant
                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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