I found this post because I am printing 3.75" circle labels, polyester / weatherproof for laser printers.
I am having all the same problems and wasted a ton of sheets trying to figure out what the problem is.
I am printing with Adobe Acrobat, Actual Size (no scaling), no custom weird settings whatsoever
I tried going through the Maestro alignment wizard and it did not help. The upper left label is the most aligned but all the others are misaligned.
I generated labels from Maestro and they are still misaligned. They are not offset by the same amount, it's like the printed version is slightly twisted.
I also tried to just print the template straight from the PDF download and it also doesn't come out right.
Has anyone ACTUALLY got the polyester laser printer labels working with a large-ish circle? 2" or greater? What laser printers have you tested with and what settings were used?
In particular I am interested in knowing:
- have people used these in the regular paper tray or manual feed with success? Manual feed seems to not work so well because the polyester stock is slippery and thus doesn't get pulled in right
- what mode to use - Glossy print ? Thick? Regular? My printer manual says nothing about this.
- Do the Matte labels work better for alignment? Maybe I should just use those and spray. I am really really disappointed in these polyester laser labels. So frustrated with wasting my sheets and messing with the wizard
Secondly, the "bleed" zone does not work because where the edge of the sticker is, the laser printer drum can't apply the ink, so it stays on the drum and gets printed as a ghost outline down the page on top of the 2nd label. Bleed zone appears to be a really bad idea for laser printers.
Based on my tests I feel like the issue is mostly the polyester stock. It gets shifted in the printer because of the material, but the Maestro alignment is also just slightly off and this is made worse. I don't think my printer is to blame for this. It is a brand new Brother MFC laser and prints everything else just fine.
Edited by user Friday, July 3, 2020 11:13:28 PM(EST)
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