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asked Aug 10, 2001 at 5:30am
Hp HP LaserJet 4

HP 4 & 5, prining labels jam

Are these HP 4's and HP 5's notorious for jamming at the output rollers with labels? Both models
actually peel the labels off the sheets on the way out of the top exit rollers.
These are NOT printers to use for label printing! Any printer that does not have a straight through path will cause you nothing but headaches. Secondly, make sure your labels are "full sheet" labels designed for laser printers...do not use labels where you can see the backing. Last but not least...many try to print a variety of labels, 1 at a time from the same sheet. This too, is asking for trouble. But if you are going to do it, start from the bottom of the sheet vs the top...this way the pickup roller has something to grab. (assuming of course you are using the manual feed tray which is mandatory.
by KenC on Aug 10, 2001 at 6:32am Add comment
I'll concur with Ken on this one. I've seen a lot of people feeding labels from the bottom tray. The 180 degree bend pops them loose and when they hit the output rollers, they grab on. Another thing I've seen is people using labels that have been improperly stored and are popping up before they are even used.
by moe on Aug 10, 2001 at 9:39am Add comment