Can You Use Inkjet Labels In A Laser Printer?
Posted by Rob Errera on 01/05/2021
Can you use inkjet labels in a laser printer? Can you use laser labels in an inkjet printer?
We find out in a quick, down-and-dirty test!
Here is the video of our test:
Outlaw printing! We put laser labels in our inkjet printer!
Can I Use Inkjet Labels In A Laser Printer?
Sometimes you have to break the rules in order to live life to its fullest. Today is one of those days.
Today you run inkjet mailing labels through a laser printer. You must know if you can use inkjet labels in a laser printer. The truth is out there.
Can you use Avery inkjet labels in a laser printer? We tried it in our inkjet test below. But for our “inkjet labels in a laser printer test,” we ran Corporate Express inkjet mailing labels through our laser printer to see if they would print properly.
We’re crazy like that.
Laser address labels in an inkjet printer? We break all the rules!
Can I Use Laser Labels In An Inkjet Printer?
What about laser printer mail labels? Can you use laser printer labels in an inkjet printer?
As a test, we used Avery 5260 labels specifically designed for laser printers in our inkjet printer.
The tension was thick as both printers rumbled through their processes.
Inkjet labels spring forth vividly from our laser printer!
Yes, you can use laser labels in an inkjet printer and inkjet labels in a laser printer! Go ahead switch it up!
However, we can’t guarantee this will always work 100% of the time.
Printing one sheet at a time shouldn’t be a problem. But if you load 50 inkjet mailing labels in your laser printer you may run into trouble. The heat generated by a laser printer could cause the adhesive backing used on some inkjet labels to loosen. This will not only cause the sheet of labels to jam, it could get your printer rollers all gummy with glue.
What a mess! Clean those printer rollers up!
For this test, we ran Corporate Express inkjet labels through a Samsung Xpress color laser printer (Samsung M404S, et. al) and Avery 5260 laser mail labels through a Canon MX922 inkjet printer. You should be fine running a sheet or two of laser labels through your inkjet printer — and vice versa...just don’t overdo it!
Inkjet labels run through an inkjet printer (right) and a laser printer (left).
Laser address labels run through an inkjet printer (right) and a laser printer (left).
Inkjet labels and laser labels go head-to-head!