Here are the best practices to follow for storing and printing laser labels.
When using a laser printer, toner is bonded to the item being printed on using heat. Labels that are designed to be used with laser printers will be designed with the laser printing process in mind.
Laser labels contain moisture, which helps the toner to bond. If the amount of moisture in the labels is reduced then the toner will not bond properly and will simply rub off.
With this in mind, there are certain things you can do to prevent your labels from losing moisture:
- Storage: keep unprinted labels in their wrapping to prevent the labels from drying out.
- Printing: don’t feed laser labels through the printer twice. The printing process decreases the moisture content, so if they are fed through a second time the toner will not bond properly. Using the “Labels” or “Heavy Paper” setting when printing, will also slow the printer down and adjust the temperature to create better print results.
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