Getting to Know Your DuraLabel Toro

Last Modified: 08/09/2021
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With your DuraLabel Toro, producing custom labels and signs is fast and easy. Its powerful software expands your creative capabilities and simplifies safety compliance. This versatile, go-anywhere printer comes with a built-in keyboard, mouse, and touchscreen for your convenience.

Because your Toro is a standalone system, you can take it to a remote site, or place it on a cart and use it anywhere in your facility.

An optional battery provides three hours of continuous printing capability, even when there is no power outlet nearby. Additional options include an Ethernet port for shared printing and a Wi-Fi expansion for full networking capability.

Operating System

Due to different licensing agreements, some Toro systems use Microsoft Windows XP Embedded™ software, while others use Ubuntu Linux™ software. The functions of the two system types are only slightly different and are described in this User Guide.

To identify the operating system in use on your DuraLabel Toro, press the system information icon on your toolbar. In the lower right part of this window, you will see the name of the operating system in place on your Toro. If your DuraLabel Toro uses Ubuntu Linux the system also includes a list of preferred fonts, which can be found by pressing the help icon on the toolbar and then pressing the View button for Preferred Fonts. This list shows which fonts we recommend for use, and similar fonts available on Windows-based systems.

Control Panel

Toro’s control panel is centered at the top of the printer.


  • Supply Feed Button: Press this button to pause or resume a print job. If there is no current print job, you can hold this button to feed blank supply through the printer.
  • Printer Status Light: This light glows green to indicate normal operation and changes color or blinks to show errors.
  • Supply Status Light: If this light is red, supply is low. A blinking red light indicates supply has almost run out or no supply is loaded.
  • Battery Status Light: When this light is red, the battery is down to 10% of its charge. Remaining battery power will last for only a short time. (The Toro battery is an optional accessory and is not required when using a standard power outlet.)
  • Power Button: Press this button to turn your Toro on or off. The indicator light will blink while Toro is starting up, shutting down, or in sleep mode; it will glow green when Toro is ready.
  • Keyboard Release Slider: Slide this to the right to release the keyboard from its locked, upright position.

Connection Panel

Contains Toro’s power and data transfer ports.


  • USB-A ports: The USB receiver for your mouse will be pre-installed in one of the USB-A ports. The other port may be used to plug in a USB flash drive to transfer files.
  • USB-B port: Use this port to connect Toro to a computer and use the system as a normal desktop printer.
  • Wi-Fi USB Adapter: This small USB device allows you to connect Toro to a wireless network as a workstation or shared printer.
  • 24-VDC port: Connect the Toro power supply here.


  • Ethernet Port (optional): If present, this port allows you to connect Toro to a network as a shared printer.
  • HDMI Port (optional): If present, this port allows you to connect Toro to an external monitor or other display.


NOTE: The Toro supports communication through a USB cable no longer than three meters or 9.5 feet.



The Toro keyboard is permanently mounted to the printer housing. Open the keyboard by moving the release slider on the control panel to the right and pulling the keyboard down until it rests on your work surface. When finished with the system, you can raise the keyboard back into its locked, upright position.



Your DuraLabel Toro has two different modes:

  • Standalone Mode: In this mode, Toro’s touchscreen and keyboard can be used to create label designs.
  • Desktop Mode: In this mode, Toro will wait for print commands from a connected computer.

When the keyboard is open (showing Toro’s screen) the system is in its Standalone mode. To use Desktop mode and design labels on your computer, close the keyboard (hiding Toro’s screen). While in Desktop mode, Toro’s internal software will be deactivated to save power. You can turn your Toro on or off while it is in either mode, and you can switch it between the two modes whenever it is not busy.


Toro includes a 9" (diagonal) screen with touch capability. You can use a fingertip or the Toro stylus (seated in the bottom-right edge of the keyboard) to design your labels.

To unlock the screen and adjust its angle, push the release button to the right of the screen. Then, lift the screen to the desired angle. The screen features four tilt positions to optimize viewing and touch accessibility. Each position is held firmly in place for finger touch and pointer use.


In addition to the touchscreen, Toro includes a wireless optical mouse. The mouse comes with a small USB receiver, which will be pre-installed into one of the USB-A ports on the Connection Panel of your Toro. The mouse uses a single AA battery and includes its own power switch; if the Toro does not respond when you use the mouse, make sure that the USB receiver is still firmly connected, that the mouse power switch is set to ON, and that the battery is still fresh.


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If you have any questions about using your DuraLabel Toro printer, get help from Graphic Products’ world-class support team by calling 800-788-5572 or visiting We’re here to help with all your labeling needs!

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