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Dymo Rhino 5200 Label Maker

Dymo Rhino 5200 Label Maker


  • Product Name: Rhino 5200 Label Maker
  • Manufacturer: Dymo Industrial
  • Review Date: September 24, 2010 06:25
  • MSRP: $169.00
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!
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  • Rhino 5200 printer
  • One 3/4" (19mm) white flexible nylon tape
  • One 3/8" (9mm) white vinyl tape
  • User manual on cd-rom and quick reference guide
  • AC adapter
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Executive Overview

We love Dymo's Rhino label printers. They work. They stick. They can be left outside in the rain for a week and still function (oops, yes we actually did this and it still works!). At CEDIA Dymo Industrial showed us the newest addition to its innovative, durable industrial grade hand held label printer line: the Rhino 5200. Professio­nal installers in the data communication, electrical, maintenance repair and operation, construction and broadcast industries can now use Rhino 5200 advanced features, including:

  • "Hot key" technology that eliminates guesswork by helping format commonly used labels quickly and easily with a touch of a button, speeding jobs and increasing productivity on the job site.
  • Ergonomic design which improves user comfort for longer periods of time.
  • Intuitive graphic interface that is easy-to-use.
  • Superior performance at an affordable price.

Rhino industrial label printers help professionals do jobs better and faster when it matters most—during a tough economy. But this label maker takes it a step further, reducing confusion by renaming and restructuring the master buttons so that label types can be access and configured more easily. We really like the new user interface and think it's a massive step towards making the Rhino products more approachable. In addition, using Rhino label printers not only saves time and money, but industrial professionals can also take pride in installations that look more polished.

The Rhino 5200 is industrial grade and specifically designed for professional installers. Compared to the Rhino 5000, which we use frequently, it is a more advanced, easy-to-use label printer that includes hot keys. "Hot key" technology allows users to automatically format and size labels for their most-used industrial applications.This saves users time by reducing the number of steps and buttons to push required to format a label. The Rhino 5200 boasts a new graphic interface, which was re-engineered with an intuitive flow of prompts.  We love it. This offers the ability to change formats while using the same set of label data without the need to re-key data. Users enjoy even more time savings with simple, advanced and simultaneous serializations, multi label views and over 122 common pre-programmed datacomm and electrical symbols for quick and easy printing.

The new Rhino 5200 is already available at most industrial showrooms, commercial web sites and at Dymo.com. 

Hard case kit ($219.99) Contents:

  • Rhino 5200 printer
  • One 3/4” (19mm) white flexible nylon tape
  • One 3/8” (9mm) white vinyl tape
  • User manual on cd-rom and quick reference guide
  • AC adaptor
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

The MSRP for just the the Rhino 5200 printer is $169.99 and includes the 5200 printer with lithium-ion battery, one 3/4" (19mm) white flexible nylon tape, user manual on CD-ROM and the quick reference guide.

For more product information, please visit www.DYMO.com.

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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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STRONGBADF1 posts on September 25, 2010 08:05
I agree with Clint. Dymo makes some nice products that just work. I'm not in the AV industry but when I purchase for our company I pay more for Dymo because I never hear complaints and their products last.

For home use YMMV.
Clint DeBoer posts on September 25, 2010 01:03
Most label makers print labels that don't stick well to cables and gear. Dymo has it figured out and it's far easier to use than most systems, more flexible, etc… If you use it for a living you don't worry about spending the few extra bucks.
hopjohn posts on September 24, 2010 17:57

I'm sure these are great items and look like they'd be fun to play around with. I just can't see spending this kinda of money on something that a p-touch or something similar could do for far less money with respect to labeling cables, distribution boxes and other such tasks that might be required in the A/V realm.
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