12/07/2018 at 12:57 am #52845
MDC Galleries wrote:
The question is which style adhesive backed shipping labels do you use in your laser printer?
We used to use the round corner slightly smaller labels, 2 up on a sheet. Then Ebay and Uggh, Bonanza started messing with label sizes years ago and we found occasionaly the label was not centered or was way too large and ran off the edge of the smaller round corner labels.
So we started using the 8.5×11 sheets that are just slit across the middle. They have worked out, but when we only do one label or an odd number after we peel and use there is one left on the liner. That liner is full of static and will drag and stick in the printer if we place in the tray agagin. But goes through OK if sheet feed one sht. at a time through the side slot. Sort of a pain.
The nice thing about the smaller rounded corner labels is when they were peeled off the sheet, there was still about a 1/4″ paper margin left around the outer 4 sides which acted as a sheet separator and kept the sheets from sticking and dragging from static. That small 1/4″ label that was left when those smaller labels were peeled and used, made running those style labels back through easier and we could stack a pile of them back into the paper tray.
So, are anyone using the smaller sized labels and are the Ebay, Etsy, and other sites labels seem to fitting on them? We would really like to go back to using those smaller, rounded corner labels.
Hope to hear some opinions.
Thanks for your time…
Mike at MDC Galleries and Fine Art.0
12/07/2018 at 1:09 am #52846
Re-posting for MDC b/c the post seems to have disappeared and I like the topic. I hope you don’t mind, Mike.
So, I had been using the labels with just a slit in the middle, and those mostly worked fine, though now that you mention it, maybe there was some trouble when I had to re-feed them back in to the printer. I think that my impression was that it was because the paper became partly curled after one label was peeled off. Anyway, when I started running out, I decided to buy labels with rounded edges b/c they looked nicer. So I bought A LOT of them. Ugh. It turns out that they happen to have lot more space in the middle of the page between the labels. This empty space is not the same label paper, but rather just the waxy underneath layer, and when the printer tries to print the dotted line down the middle, the ink doesn’t stick and instead I end up with a dotted line down the center of the label!!! Super annoying. Luckily so far there haven’t been any scanning problems, but I’m not sure why. I am impatiently waiting to use up this s**tload of annoying labels and trying some other type that does not expose any of the waxy material in the middle of the page. I think somebody else on the forum complained about this problem a month or two back, but I had not yet experienced this fun yet at that point.
12/07/2018 at 9:19 am #52866
- Location: Ohio
I just love you guys – you know that? You all “get” it… I think that was me who posted about this annoying rounded label problem. Yeah.. I bought a crap load of these a while back on a promotion and I am now waiting to use them all up and perhaps look at a dymo sometime next year.. but in the meantime, I have been trying to use these up. The first few reams had paper in between the margins so all this was no problem – they printed out and fed in just fine and looked nice and were easy to peel.. but the rest of the reams have no extra strip of paper between the labels.. (if this makes sense?) so when you print out the 1/2 label.. the dotted line prints on the waxy portion… this smears a big ugly old line down the other side of the label (running it), messes up the print, and toner ink gets on the drum sometimes messing up the next print job as well.. terrible. I feed each label sheet individually – so I don’t have the feed issue that Mike is having.. but this other issue is annoying as can be.
Here is my work around, which only works on the classic label shipping page and using Microsoft edge browser:
1. Switch to classic label shipping page
2. Click Print Label
3. When the print postage pop up opens, under “Margins” select “Narrow” (this will move the “dotted line” up just enough to avoid the waxy portion and eliminates this problem… for me at least..! Let me know if that helps on your end…
ALSO, FYI, if you want to print out a Bonanza label on these… (since Mike mentions it)… I change the layout to LANDSCAPE, then select “Narrow” and then manually feed.. (label will print out on the LOWER label.. but it is clean, fits, and works, just a tip in case Mike is reading this!)1+
12/09/2018 at 9:38 pm #52959
Your idea about adjusting the margins gave me the idea to just change the printing scale from 100% to 95% on the printing dialog box, and that worked great! No need to go back to classic ebay labels. So now I am very happy with my labels. Thanks for the idea.
12/07/2018 at 10:53 am #52879
Mike (and all): We still use our Brother laser printer, and use the 8.5″x11″ sheets with the slit down the middle. We hand feed these one at a time through the manual slot. A bit of a pain, but we had issues with putting them in the tray and then getting jams, and we still had to manually feed the second time around. And yes, avoid it printing on the wax side as it will screw up the next few labels.
As for sizing and centering, we use ShipRush, so we can adjust that on ShipRush to get it right. Free software, pulls in your eBay and Etsy and Bonanza sales automagically (I love that word). Mike, this will be nice for you to have ONE place to ship from. And shipping there is easy, same rates as eBay. Just can’t do FedEx from there (we ship those from eBay).
Now, if someone can tell me how to change the orientation on my Poshmark labels to landscape (so that it fits on the labels), that would be great!0
12/07/2018 at 1:07 pm #52883
I also use the Brother laser printer. I switched to the 1/2 sheet labels because they were so much cheaper than the rounded labels. I hand feed them because I hate switching out the paper and resizing the feeder tray. (I use legal sized copy paper. We have pallets of it that we got for a song.) I have no problems hand feeding the partial sheets. So I am a happy 1/2 sheet label user.0
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