You can connect a computer that runs Microsoft® Windows to the Lobo to create and print labels (optional). To use your Lobo this way, you will need the Lobo driver software installed on your computer.
NOTE: The Lobo CD & USB cord are optional accessories. If you did not receive these items and would like them, please contact your DuraLabel representative.
Like visuals? You can view examples here: DuraLabel Lobo User Guide
Installing the Printer Driver
The CD that comes with your Lobo includes the printer’s driver software. These steps will walk you through the driver installation process. Administrative rights may be required to install the driver.
- Turn on the Lobo and connect it to your computer with a USB cord. NOTE: Windows XP Users: If the Found New Hardware Wizard notification appears, simply close it and continue to step 2.
- Insert the Lobo CD into your computer’s CD/DVD drive.
- A startup screen should appear automatically. If it does not appear, go through your Start menu to select “My Computer” or “Computer,” and double-click on the icon for your CD/DVD drive.
- Click on Driver Wizard, then click Next in the Driver Wizard setup window that appears.
- Read the Windows Printer Driver License Agreement and click the I Agree
- Select DuraLabel Lobo from the list of possible printers in the next window that appears.
- Choose the install location and click Install on the Choose Install Location window that appears. A window shows the installation progress.
- In the next window, select Install printer drivers and click Next. NOTE: You will receive a notice if a previous driver is found that should be removed. Please refer to the following Upgrading a Driver section for instructions on uninstalling a driver.
- A Plug and Play Detection window appears. Click and select Graphic Products Lobo and click Next. NOTE: Windows 8 users, do not select the listed printer. Instead, check Install a driver for another printer and click Next. Select Graphic Products Lobo and click Next. Select the appropriate port and click Next.
- Enter Printer Name and set it as the default printer, if you choose, by checking the adjoining box in the Specify Printer Name window that opens. Choose a sharing option, then click Next.
- Review information on the Completing the Seagull Driver Wizard window that appears. Click Finish if the information is correct. If it isn’t, correct previous selections and click Finish when the information is correct.
- A Driver Wizard Completed Successfully window appears, confirming the printer driver installation was completed successfully. Now click Close.
- The previous window closes and a Completing the DuraLabel Driver Setup Wizard window appears. Click Finish to complete the new driver installation.
Upgrading a Driver
If you’re upgrading from a previously installed driver, follow these steps to uninstall the driver that exists on your computer.
- Load the Lobo installation CD. (Alternatively, download the printer driver from the Graphic Products website.)
- Press the Uninstall Driver button on the startup screen.
- Click Remove printer driver, then click Next.
- Click Use advanced printer driver removal options, then click Next.
- Check all existing DuraLabel printers, then click Next.
- Check all existing DuraLabel drivers, then click Next.
- Check all existing DuraLabel components, then click Next.
- Check the files associated with the deleted items you wish to remove, then
- click Next.
- Review the list provided, then click Finish.
- Click Restart.
The new Lobo printer driver may now be installed. (Follow directions in the previous section, Installing printer driver).
NOTE: If upgrading from an older driver, you may need to restart your computer during installation of the new driver.
Because the Lobo is not an edge-to-edge printer, an unprintable margin exists at both the top and bottom of the label canvas. To avoid print quality issues, always design labels with at least ⅛" (3.1 mm) of space at the top and bottom edges of the label.
When your computer prints to the Lobo, its settings may override the internal Lobo settings. If you change back to using Lobo on its own, unconnected to the computer, you will need to reset the Lobo settings; simply turn Lobo off and wait at least five seconds before turning it back on. Then, you will be ready to design and print labels again.
More Support Options
If you have any questions about using your DuraLabel Lobo printer, get help from Graphic Products’ world-class support team by calling 800-788-5572 or visiting GraphicProducts.com. We’re here to help with all your labeling needs!