Label Printing Instructions

Use only labels that are recommended for use in laser printers. Make sure that labels meet the correct specifications.  (see note on labels below).

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Follow these guidelines when printing on labels

  • Print on a stack of up to 50 label sheets from tray 1 (Front View).  
  • Load labels in tray 1 with the front side facing up, and the top, short edge toward the printer.  
  • Try opening the rear output bin to reduce curl and other problems (Back View).  

Do not load or print on labels in the following ways

CAUTION: Failure to follow these instructions can damage the printer.

  • Do not load the trays to maximum capacity, because labels are heavier than paper.  
  • Do not use labels that are separating from the backing sheet, wrinkled, or damaged in any way.  
  • Do not use labels that have the backing sheet exposed. (Labels must cover the entire backing sheet, leaving no exposed spaces.)
  • Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive backing is designed for only one pass through the printer.
  • Do not print on both sides of labels.  
  • Do not print on sheets from which labels have been removed.  

Note on Labels

CAUTION: To avoid damaging the printer, use only labels recommended for laser printers. To prevent serious jams, always use tray 1 to print labels and always use the rear output bin. Never print on the same sheet of labels more than once or print on a partial sheet of labels.

Label construction

When selecting labels, consider the quality of each component:

  • Adhesives: The adhesive material should be stable at 200°C (392°F), the printer's fusing temperature.  
  • Arrangement: Only use labels with no exposed backing between them. Labels can peel off sheets with spaces between the labels, causing serious jams.
  • Curl: Prior to printing, labels must lie flat with no more than 13 mm (0.5 inch) of curl in any direction.  
  • Condition: Do not use labels with wrinkles, bubbles, or other indications of separation.