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Printing doesn't fit the templates

by kamal1667 / June 4, 2006 2:00 PM PDT

I have downloaded numerous templates (mostly from Avery) for making cards, labels, etc. I use the Avery labels or cards or whatever, and I enter my info on the template, but it doesn't print correctly on the actual label. In the case of labels, the first one is just slightly off, (usually too high or too low), but the labels get increasing off target as they print on down the page. Greeting cards and other things like specially sized photo paper have the same problem. For example, a 5x7 card doesn't print onto a 5x7 photo paper correctly.
Any suggestions would be welcome, as I have spent a lot of time on the phone with tech support and they don't seem to know what the problem is.

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gottabee.. Did you try going to Avery's..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / June 4, 2006 2:51 PM PDT

website? If you scroll down under ''Printing'', you'll see where it say's,
'Labels are printing out of line'
. This affords you 4 possibilities. My guess is, if you've spoken to Tech Support, these areas may have been covered. On the outside chance, they haven't been, it's worth reading.

If the above doesn't help, maybe some ''poking around'' the site itself will. There's a great deal of information there.


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On second thought..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / June 4, 2006 3:52 PM PDT
and upon a second read of your problem..

I'm wondering if it isn't the printer and nothing at all to do with the templates. You said it's happening with labels, cards and photo's. It might help to share your system information, to include the make and model of your printer.

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gottabee's printing woes
by kamal1667 / June 5, 2006 4:51 AM PDT
In reply to: On second thought..

Hi Curcat, thanks for the response. My printer is a Canon Pixma iP8500. My computer is a Dell with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. But I'm going to check the Avery site for printing suggestions as you mentioned in your first response too. I'll let you know. However, it was happening on my Hp printer that I had before this one too. Is there something about the printer driver that may not be congruent with the avery settings?

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gottabee's printing woes..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / June 5, 2006 6:50 AM PDT

Gottabee.. I don't know about the driver being incongruent with the avery setting's. I'm really not knowledgeable in this area. Since you said it also happened with your other printer, I would think you could rule out the printers themselves. (I also have a Dell with XP. I use Avery labels without a problem - which of course, is of no help to you! :D) Are you sure you are formatting them correctly? And that they are feeding smoothly through the printer? This may be of some help. (Avery has a free Printing Wizard, if you eventually rule out other issues)

I wish I could be of more help. Maybe someone else has an appropriate answer. The best of luck to you anyway.


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Thanks, Carol
by kamal1667 / June 5, 2006 2:01 PM PDT

I appreciate your help, and will check out the suggestions you gave me. Thanks for your advice!


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(NT) (NT) You're welcome, Toni
by Carol~ Forum moderator / June 5, 2006 2:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks, Carol
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