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Error Message I get the following error message while trying to print labels. Paper Height in Your Printer Configuration is too short. I've changed the settings but the error comes up no matter what. The labels we use are 5cm x 10cm (Landscape)

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What printer ,what driver, what label software, sounds like your using a label thats to short for the printer. need label size and printer to determin.

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