If your printer is jamming when printing labels on a laser printer? If the answer is yes, there are a few reasons that the labels could be jamming.
The first reason, which you can verify pretty quickly, is that you are not using the proper paper thickness setting while printing. To be able to print jam free, you need to set the paper thickness to “labels” in the printer preferences dialog box. Paper thickness can also be shown as “Media Type” or “Paper Type”. If “labels” is not an option then just choose the thickest possible paper thickness. This should prevent your labels from jamming, but unfortunately it will also considerably slow down printing speeds depending on the model printer you have. This is the most common reason for jamming labels.
The second reason, which is less common, is that there is debris, such as a label that has come off the sheet, and has stuck to any one of the rollers or on the fuser assembly. There could even be a whole sheet of paper stuck in the fuser which might be tough to see. You’ll have to open up the printer from all possible angles to check that. Check the places in laser printers like the top access door where you can take out the toner or a back door that is for thru printing (so that the rollers don’t bend the paper or labels).
Other reasons for jamming could be worn rollers, worn fuser, or gremlins 🙂
Office 2016 Microsoft Word has some differences to past versions of Microsoft Word, but creating labels remains just as easy.
All you need is a ruler, and your labels. You just need to know where to click.
Follow the clicks in the picture.
Click 1 is a click on the Mailing tab
Click 2 is a click on Labels, and this opens the Envelopes and Labels dialog box.
Click 3 is a click on the picture of the label, and this opens the Label Options dialog box
Click 4 is a click on the New Label Button, and this opens up the Label Details dialog box, and this is where you’ll put in all of the details of the label.
Now you can get measuring and create your own label template.
Maco has a wide selection of file folder labels, but in this article, we’ll take a look at the ML-FF series of labels. The picture below shows the ML-FF31 (same layout as the Avery 5066, 5166, 5366 …) template as it looks in Microsoft Word 365. If you click on the picture below you can download the template. This template can be used with any of the ML-FF labels. The colors available are White, Black, Red Yellow, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Green, Orange,
The Assorted File folder pack of ML-FF30 has the colors Red Blue, Green and Yellow.
The M-5352 Labels are 10 up (10 labels per sheet) that can be used in all plain toner copiers. These labels are great because they take up almost all of the real estate on the page which offers more space to print, whereas the ML-1000 has small borders on the left and right.
If you’re having trouble creating a template, no need to fret, we’ve created a template specifically for the M-5352.
Click on the picture below to download the template:
The Maco ML-8520 is a name tag that has 6 tags per sheet. You can print names on these sheets using a laser printer or an inkjet printer. Download the template from the picture below. Just click on the picture, and open it directly, or save it to your hard drive, then open it.
The MS-610 is a 3/8″ X 5/8″ removable label. This label is great for labeling small items like jewelry boxes, or small products. Beware though, printing on these little guys is tricky. Depending on the printer you have, the printing might not be as exact as one would expect. If you’re printing small images on these labels, getting them to line up can be just about impossible because they are so small.
If you’re using Microsoft Word, and you’d like to set these up yourself, here are the values you need to set up this custom label:
Top margin .06
Side margin .05
Vertical pitch .42
Horizontal Pitch .67
Label height .38
Label width .63
Number across 6
Number down 12
Page size: Custom
Page width 4.08
Page Height 5.16
Use only if you know your printer can handle these removable labels, and they won’t come off in your printer.
Here is our MS-3232, 2″ X 2″ Square label. The Adhesive is removable. It has a variety of uses including labeling merchandise. It can also be used as a temporary correction marker in printed documents. Make a short correction comment on the MS-3232 label and stick it at the spot on the page where you want the correction to be.
Click on the picture below to download the template for the MS-3232
The MS-8048 is a 5″ X 3″ removable label. It comes on a single sheet, so the sheet size is a little bit larger than the label to make it easy to peel the label from the sheet. If you’ve found this page before making the template, and you’d just like to download the template here, feel free to do so. Just click on the picture below to download the template.
Why spend the time to make MS-6496 Template when we’ve got one right here for you. All you really need to do to create this template in Microsoft Word is to change the page size to the label size. Well not exactly. The label is 4″ X 6″, but there is a little bit of a border on the backing sheet, so add 1/16th to the width and length.
We’ve saved you the trouble, click on the pic below to download the template.
Be aware that these labels were designed to be used by hand, and are removable. If you’re not sure that these labels can be used in your specific printer, than we do not recommend putting these labels through your printer.
The MS-828 is a removable label that is 1/2″ wide and 1-3/4″ long. The text has been given a vertical orientation so that you can fit your text. These labels have small margins, and your particular label may not be able to physically print on the leftmost, rightmost, topmost and bottom most part of the sheet. They were originally designed for hand applications. If you need a template, you can easily create your own.
If you know you can safely print these labels on your printer, then you can use the above label.