Below are the three options we have outlined while Dymo resolves the printing issue.
- Start -> Settings (gear icon) -> Update & Security -> Windows Defender (left menu) -> click "Open Windows Defender Security Center".
- Click "Firewall & network protection" -> "Advanced Settings". Answer "Yes" to "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device".
- Click "Outbound Rules" in the left pane. Then select "New Rule..." from the rightmost pane.
- For "Rule Type", select "Program" and click Next.
- Select "This program path", click Browse, and find the path to the Dymo label host. On a default installation, this is: C:\Program Files (x86)\DYMO\DYMO Label Software\DYMO.DLS.Printing.Host.exe. Select that one and click Next.
- For "Action", select "Block the connection" and click Next.
- Leave all three checkboxes checked (Domain, Private, and Public). Click Next.
- For the name, enter "Block outgoing Dymo DLS connections" and click Finish.
After completing these steps, activate a test service and individually check-in some kids. The labels should begin printing fairly quickly (although the first couple will always be a little slow).
Option 2 – Utilize Lambslist for check-in, but hand-write labels
- Go to Preferences, under Set up.
- Under the Labels section turn off all the printer options
- Inform parents/volunteers when checking-in not to select the printer icon.
Option 3 – Only hand-write labels
- Select Kids, under Export, on the Reporting tab
- Next, select Export as CSV (this will load the information into a spreadsheet)
- Print the spreadsheet for a list of children to create labels for when they arrive.