Windows 10: Poor print quality labels

Discus and support Poor print quality labels in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello, I am getting poor print quality when I attempt to use my H-P Color Laserjet Pro M452DN printer. I am attempting to print from a pdf file that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by AnbroBR, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. AnbroBR Win User

    Poor print quality labels


    I am getting poor print quality when I attempt to use my H-P Color Laserjet Pro M452DN printer. I am attempting to print from a pdf file that I have saved to my computer. The pdf file originated at Avery, where I made a template, which I saved to the computer. I have tried Adobe, Google and Edge in opening the file.

    It used to be that when I would go to print up the labels, I would get a box, one of the selections being "paper type" and there I could select LABELS. I no longer see this and do not know how to tell the printer that I am printing up labels.

    When I print up the labels on plain paper, they come out beautifully but when I try to print up a sheet of labels, they come out

    looking "smudged for lack of a better word.

    I am using Windows 10 Profesional. Thank you for any help!

    Brad Anbro

    AnbroBR, Nov 12, 2020

  2. label printing

    Hi Snoopygreen,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in printing the address labels. Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    1. What is the make and model number of the Printer?
    2. Since when are you facing this issue?
    3. Have you made any changes to settings prior to this issue?
    4. Which version of Windows is running on your device?

    You may try the below suggested steps.

    1. Go to devices in Settings
      > Double click on the printer > Click on
      Printer Properties > Go to Advanced tab.
    2. You will see “Printing Defaults”. Click on it and set the option from the drop down menu and click on
      OK and check the status of the issue.

    You may also refer the article Fix Printer problems
    and try to implement the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article.


    Microsoft Community Moderator
    Muralidhar_G, Nov 12, 2020
  3. printing labels on template

    Hi Joyce,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    To have better clarity on the issue, answer the below listed questions.

    1) Since when have you been experiencing the issue? Does the issue only occur when printing labels?

    2) Did you made any changes to the PC?

    3) Provide us the make and model number of the printer and your PC.

    4) Does the label alignment appear correctly in print preview?

    Meanwhile, I would request you to try the steps given in this link:

    Hope it helps.
    Shafeeq_Khan, Nov 12, 2020
  4. giliadw Win User

    Poor print quality labels

    E51: Voice call quality is poor

    I find it hard to believe you are still at 100.34.20.

    This is the initial level of firmware issued with the E51 back on Sep. 29th 2007.

    You must upgrade your firmware first.

    What is your device's Product Code? (It is printed on the label beneath the battery)
    giliadw, Nov 12, 2020

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