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Subject: Postage Question
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 4:56 PM ET
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Is there a way to set it up to NOT print the summery page?

I have the 8.5 x 5.5 labels, that come 2 to a sheet.  I don't want to print the summery sheet and waist a label. 

If nothing prints there I could turn it around and re-feed it into my printer to use for another postage stamp.

Anyone know if we can not print that?  Or print it to it's own page?

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:10 PM ET
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Can you peel one off, and let it print on the backing, then put the label back on the backing and turn it around to print the next time ? or cut the page in half and let it print on a plain sheet of paper?  I havent used labels yet with wrappers at PBS but that is what we used to do at a job I used to have. It was a pain in the neck, but it was way less wasteful.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Thanks I will try both ideas next time I print my postage labels.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 3:55 AM ET
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I am having the same problem. I peeled the bottom label off of one sheet, but could not get it back on perfectly, and I am afraid of it causing a jam, which would be worse than an actual paper jam should the sticky side of the label be caught in the back of the printer. The ink on the wax also smears all over the place. Taping a blank piece of paper over the opposite label would probably also cause a paper jam.

I hope there is a better solution to this because I can't think of one.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 9:02 PM ET
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If you print the middle wrapper, it only prints the wrapper address and I believe a second page prints the balance to send in your book.  I also use labels but I have some with the labels on top only and the bottom blank.  

I was told to use Avery 5126 or 8126. I'm not sure if they are a one label a page or two.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 2:03 AM ET
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The option in the middle also prints the PBS logo on the bottom.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 2:13 AM ET
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I did figure something out when I used the label for a SACD request. It wasn't perfect (and I'm not 100% sure it would come out the same on PBS) so I'll have to attempt it again before I give complete instructions.

If you'd like to try to tweak it yourself: I used Adobe's clipboard option and pasted the new image into MS Paint and adjusted the printer settings.