Well, the Avery 5160 labels arrived today from Amazon, together with a box of file folders, so, very excited, I undertook to print out the first thirty labels. They came out beautifully, but they were misaligned. The text of each label slopped over to the next label. When I test printed a sheet on regular paper, they came out exactly right. How could this happen? I was using Avery labels and an Avery template.
Many wasted sheets later, I realized the problem. The labels are of course ever so slightly raised above the sheet to which they are attached. My stupid printer "thinks" the sheet of labels begins at the raised labels, because its roller cannot sense the underlying sheet. After deep thought and careful calculation, I concluded that if I cut off 2.5 centimeters from the top of the label sheet, it would print correctly, except that I would lose the last row of three.
I was right! I am deeply and absurdly proud of having solved this problem. It is, I am embarrassed to say, far and away the most complex real world problem that has been presented to me in sixty years of high level philosophical enterprise. Would anyone like to know how to reload a stapler?