The XTL label maker will let you know when the XTL cartridge is running low on labels. An electronic chip is embedded in the side of each XTL label cartridge. The chip contains information that is read by the label maker and DYMO® ID™ software. Once a cartridge is inserted, the XTL label maker will automatically recognize the label size, color and type, and will inform the user immediately what applications are compatible with the cartridge at hand.
No, the XTL label cartridges use a thermal transfer printing process. Inside the cartridge is a ribbon that contains thermal ink that transfers to the tape when you print.