Learn how to use the correct page size settings to prevent scaling issues.
One of the most common problems that people encounter when printing labels is that the print gets further and further out of line as they look down the page, i.e. the top row or rows are aligned correctly, but the bottom row or rows finish more than 10mm above or below where they should.
Generally, the reason for this problem is that the paper size is set to something other than A4.
This tends to be either:
- In the settings being used by the printer. These can be checked by selecting “Printer Properties” from the print preview screen and making sure that the paper size setting is A4.
- In the settings being used by the program/software used to design the labels, e.g. Word. Again, the paper size setting must be set to A4.
In most cases where this issue has occurred, the paper size will be found to be set to American Letter size. This is the default for US software and some programs (such as Word) will use this setting even when the software has been installed and used in the UK.
More tips and advice can be found on our website here: Printing Labels Guide.