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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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    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.






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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.

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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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    We use an excellent program called Daylite (by Marketcircle) which stores all of the names and addresses of people and companies. Daylite has really flexible ways to set up Avery address labels.
    typically I use 7163 or 7185 A4. You can configure the label cell to arrange the address just how you want and you can even handle the case there a county is not present - like for London addresses.
    You can also add a logo to the label or insert the text for a return address. Once you have configured the label with some merge codes you simple select the people you want and press Print.
    Another good App is called Labels and Address (from App Store) and we have used this quite a bit if you want one-off labels or want to integrate Avery labels with Contacts.
    Hope that helps.

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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.

    Considering this thread has been sort of resurrected, I just thought I would add an additional comment, I'm especially the stupid one issued by brother, but the Jake does make a very good point but is easily overcome by purchasing the proper laser labels.

    In the case of Avery labels, if you are using a laser printer, you purchase the address labels designed for a Laser Printers. They have two differences compared to inkjet label stock: the paper is designed for laser printing, and more critically which also addresses Jake's point, they used a different adhesive which is much more tolerant to the heat of a laser printer's fuser so not to plug up the printer or break anything.

    And PS: Yes they can be used in an inkjet printer as well!!





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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    Patrick, that is right on the money. But since printer companies cannot control what labels you buy, they just sort of offer that it COULD be done without actually committing to supporting it actually BEING done. What they don't need are buyers bringing or sending in broken printers with labels wrapped all around the innards. They either lose money to "fix" it or have a public relations nightmare by denying the support. Lose-lose for them.

    Bottom line: If you want to print labels, spend the extra to get quality labels.
    Jake

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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    But since printer companies cannot control what labels you buy, they just sort of offer that it COULD be done without actually committing to supporting it actually BEING done.

    Quite true Jake, just like their so-called support as to maximum cardstock weight a model can support or work with is about as useless as teats on a bull!!!

    Often they don't even show or list if the printer even supports pass-through printing or not.

    Then there are the really arrogant brands that state that the warranty is not valid in tiny print if anything other than their own brand paper is used. Give me a break!!! Gheesee!!!





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    Printing Address Labels on a Mac.
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    The latest Avery labels that are being sold claim to be smudge proof and jam proof. I've been using Avery labels for years that are designed for Inkjets on my HP LaserJet and have never had a problem with the labels coming apart or sticking to the drum. But... that's with an HP LJ. I can't speak for other Laser Printers.

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