Sometimes customers ask if they can put labels through a printer twice - here's our advice.
Some of these customers want to print a basic design first and then add extra information on a second pass, while others want to print a few of the labels at a time and then print a few more.
While, technically speaking, you can put a sheet of labels through a printer twice, you actually shouldn’t print on a sheet more than once.
Regardless of the type of printer you use, during the printing process your sheet of labels will be subjected to a combination of external forces, such as pressure, heat, liquids, and static electricity, which will have an impact on the material.
If you try to put the same sheet through a printer again you may find that you have problems with the quality of the print, with labels peeling off the sheet while in the printer, or with the quality of the adhesive on the labels.
Laser printers in particular can cause problems if you try to put a sheet through twice as the labels will be exposed to both heat and pressure during the printing process; this can decrease the moisture content of the labels (which is vital to the quality of print that can be produced) and the heat can have a detrimental effect on the adhesive.
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