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EEVblog 1462 – Dymo Label DRM SUCKS!

Don’t buy the new Dymo 550 or 5XL label printers, they now use DRM NFC/RFID technology in the paper rolls to force you into using their labels at 10 TIMES the cost!

EFF: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/02/worst-timeline-printer-company-putting-drm-paper-now
NXP NFC chip: https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/data-sheet/SL2S2602.pdf
SLRC610 RFID/NFC frontend: https://au.mouser.com/datasheet/2/302/SLRC610-1127743.pdf

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/dymo-550-thermal-printer-drm-hacking/

Photos:

Dymo 550 LabelWriter Label Printer PCB

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