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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
    Hi, On my iMac I set up my addresses in Contacts so I could print some address labels but when I went to print it didnít show any Avery templates to use on my Brother HL-1112 Black & White Laser printer ( all 46 templates for laser printers didnít show in contacts, all started with 3 or 7 ). Do any of you guys print address labels using a black & white laser printer on a Mac ? If so do you have any advice on the best & easiest way to go. John.

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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    To be honest, I have never tried to print Avery labels from the Contacts app. I have a HP LaserJet and print my Avery labels using the Avery Template for Word. Check out these Apple Instructions for printing address labels from your contacts app.

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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    Hi, chscag, Many thanks for the reply much appreciated. I have since been in touch with Brother and they have informed me that I can only print on plain paper so I think I can forget about printing address labels. ( I couldn't win an argument ).
    John.

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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    Many thanks for the reply much appreciated. I have since been in touch with Brother and they have informed me that I can only print on plain paper so I think I can forget about printing address labels.

    First, I am sorry I missed your original post but here are some of my comments regardless if it's not to late.

    Second, I have no idea why they would comment back with the rather pathetic statement "can only print on plain paper".

    Over the years I have printed out many different variables of address labels and and contact lists using an old HP 4ML LaserJet and various models of inkjet printers.

    All you need is the software to do the layout, often using templates and the paper or label stock. I usually used Avery label stock and they supply free templates for all their label sheets.

    Bottom line, if you can print with your printer, you can print labels.

    Maybe check out the Avery site for what you are wanting to do.

    PS: Using the Mac's Contacts.app is not the most versatile software to be using. But you should be able to use the data that you have already entered.






    - Patrick
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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    I too am wondering why Brother would state that you can only print on plain paper? It shouldn't matter to the laser printer whether the input is plain paper or an Avery label sheet. I know for a fact that it doesn't matter to my HP. As long as the label template lines up the printing correctly, it should work.

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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    Exactly!!

    And I wonder if the OP has any options as I have when printing some selected Contacts enrties with more than enough to fill an Avery label page.

    Note the red circled option areas to check. They should be pretty standard.

    There are also several adjustment areas that can be changed and saved as well so everything lines up with the label sheets. Also the avery label sheets are available for inkjets and lasers, the laser ones having a more heat tolerant adhesive to prevent messing up the innards of the laser and its heater and drums etc.

    This is typical of what I get when printing "Mailing Labels" from the Contacts.app:

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    I hope that make some sense.

    - Patrick
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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    I think printer companies don't like to support label printing because of the chance a label can come away from the sheet in the feed process and wrap itself around moving parts and jamming the printer, even breaking plastic parts inside. At least that is what one Canon tech told me, and which is just one of the many reasons I don't use Canon products.
    Jake

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