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Printing envelopes and labels

Its a brand new printer, only used it today and it wouldnt print labels L7163 or envelopes. I did all the things you are supposed to do eg selecting the right labels and changing print feed. The red paper light kept flicking on and off. I had just printed a letter successfully but it just didnt like the labels. Please help!

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I foubd the Brother website to be very helpful with my label and envelope printing:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000063/faq000063_007.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl5240_all&Cat=4

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