Whether you use AirPrinting directly from device or emailing the labels information and then printing, it is essential that the printer settings do not change the output from AddressLabels. The app produces a pdf file with all of the addresses in the correct place for the label. However, in some cases, the settings in the printer or the program used to print the emailed file, can be such that the output from the app gets changed, and the addresses do not line up correctly.
If AirPrinting directly, it is important that the printer itself does not change the scaling of the information it receives from the app. The printer settings must be such that there is no scaling carried out. How this is done will depend on the printer. There follows an example from one user of AddressLabels:
“I’ll try to explain what I did on my Air Printer HP 5529 photosmart.
Under Address Labels ‘Heading’, Tap COPY. select SETTINGS. Tap RESIZE. Select CUSTOM 100%. Under PAPER SIZE. Select A4 or Letter – as appropriate.”
Thank-you to Ed Hogan who has provided me with some information with problems with AirPrint itself when using his HP Photosmart 6520. He found a solution using HP ePrint. This is what Ed has said:
Emailing and Printing
The address list will be sent as a pdf file attachment.
It is essential that the program used prints the pdf file exactly as it shows on the screen. If the settings are wrong, the computer program might add margins, or scale the output such that the original dimensions are lost. The setting must print actual sixes with no scaling (or scaling set to 100%).
On a mac, you will probably use the Preview program to display and print the addresses. If so, ensure that scaling is 100%.
You will have misalignment problems if your Preview settings are as below:
To get correct alignment etc. make sure the scale is 100% as below:
Similarly, on Windows, when printing from Adobe, make sure there is no page scaling.