Tuesday, July 8, 2008

HOW-TO: Print USPS Click-n-Ship postage without the instructions

If you've ever used USPS Click-n-Ship, you've probably asked yourself how you can print only the postage and not the instructions, as Click-n-Ship uses the entire page; half the page for the postage, the other half of the page for the instructions. Once you've printed the postage, what more instructions do you need but to peel it off and stick it on your package?

Well, here's how to do it.
  1. In the Print dialogue box, click Properties and change the page size from 8.5" x 11" to 8.5" x 5.5" (exactly half the height of your printer paper)
  2. Print the page.
What should happen is that the postage prints and the instructions do not. If for some reason this doesn't work, you can always tell the USPS Click-n-Ship application that the page didn't print correctly, then adjust your print settings and try again.

If you've got some special drivers/software for your printer that allows you to create different "print profiles" (a one-click way to change lots of print settings at once), it's a huge time-saver. I called my print profile "USPS Click-n-Ship." I know, creative, right?

Did it work for you?