So I downloaded the "official" Avery 4076 shipping label template for Word. It will print the first four labels (3x5) perfectly, then form feed a 2" break, then dutifully continue with the alignment now totally screwed up and the labels askew.
I am using an Epson FX-890 dot matrix, including the latest print driver. The template has four labels per page. If I print less than five the template behaves perfectly and stops as it should top of form after a one label blank. If I ask for 8, or 20, or 50 labels the first page of four prints fine, then a 2" gap occurs, and the rest of the print run is hosed. I have looked everywhere trying to find a header, footer, margin, gutter, or anything that might be causing the problem but nothing obvious. All I want the labels to do is print continuously. Help!