Print Word Letter and label/envelope at same time.

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  1. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    Is it possible to print a Word letter on one printer and a label or envelope on a second printer at the same time?
     
    Posted: Feb 5, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  2. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Legend Full Member

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    It's never been done! Two printers in the same room? Dear heavens! They'd probably start a fight or try to have sex. There'll be ink all over the floor before you're through!

    Far too risky!
     
    Posted: Feb 5, 2021 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  3. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    Never say never!

    I quite like the idea of self reproducing printers!
     
    Posted: Feb 5, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  4. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    If you put two printers in a room together, they'll start plotting something.
     
    Posted: Feb 5, 2021 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  5. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    If you use window envelopes you don't need the second printer.
     
    Posted: Feb 5, 2021 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  6. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    @KM-Tiger I wanted to give a better presentation than a window envelope.

    One of the things I wanted to use was online postage, however, that I can see, there isn't a quick solution, as they need to be done one by one, going through 4 steps than printing the label. Whilst volumes will be VERY low at the beginning when things ramp up, this will be impractical.

    A solution I am now looking at is getting a printer with 2 trays and use one for the letter and second for an envelope or label - apparently, Word can handle that!
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  7. sarky

    sarky UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I use a Dymo Labelwriter for my labels. Dymo have an add-in (or something like that) for Word so that you can print addresses to the label printer. I've not used this feature so you'd need to research.
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2021 By: sarky Member since: Jul 7, 2010
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  8. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    @sarky thanks for the pointer. The issue is I would need to create the Dymo label as a separate process, not a single click/2 print one!
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  9. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    Why have you stolen Consultant's avatar. Is he your identical twin brother? :D
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  10. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    I changed my user name to be a real person!! BTW, one of triplets!
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  11. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I thought the Consultant was better looking!
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  12. Paul Kelly ICHYB

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    A different angle of the photo!
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  13. MikeCC

    MikeCC UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I think for low volumes, a certain amount of fiddling about is inevitable. If the letters are being mailmerged, I'm sure someone could write a print macro to do what you need.

    For larger volumes, just merge/print the letters and labels separately and match them up as you go.

    To minimise label wastage, a thermal label printer is probably the answer. The more commercial ones are cheaper to run than the Dymo and Brother 'home office' type with their expensive label rolls.

    If you're concerned about presentation, the online postage labels aren't that pretty. But with 'Click and Drop' service you can upload an address file for bulk printing of postage labels.
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 By: MikeCC Member since: Sep 25, 2013
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  14. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    I will look at that, thanks!
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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