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Epson LX350 printing labels/tags from continuous tractor paper - how to overcome top and bottom margins

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I recently bought an Epson LX-350 and I am having problems to set it up to print short forms.
The forms that we print are continuous, 9 tear off tags on a 12" fanfold sheet. (That makes them 1,333" long each.)
We print from Access 2007, Windows XP.
The problem is that the print setting for the printer is set to minimum top and bottom margin of 0,17" each. If I change the margins in Access, it is just reset to default, when I save the settings.
This leaves only 0.993" to print on.
Do you have a suggestion to solve the problem?
I would prefer to set the top and bottom margins to as little as possible. We print on continuous paper, so that it should not be a problem to print on the limits, except for the first tag and we can advance one form before we start printing.
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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You need to setup a custom page size in the print driver that is the size of the label, not the page of labels.

The margins will apply to each label then. Although old, take a look at :

ACC: Creating Mailing Labels for Dot-Matrix Printers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/103433

Also, this:

ACC: How to Skip Used Mailing Labels and Print Duplicates
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/95806

may be of interest.

Jim.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Here's the one I was looking for:

Creating and printing labels using Access
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/create-mailing-labels-in-access-HP005187416.aspx#BMuseac

 Same deal though, each label is a "page" and you set your report up accordingly.

Jim.
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by:Fritz Paul
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Thanks,
I have read the reference, but I do not have the printer with me now. I will have to try tomorrow.
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by:Fritz Paul
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I still have a problem with printing the labels. I will first try to solve that under another question, before I return to this issue.
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by:Fritz Paul
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Thanks for the info.
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