Please note that the below is a list of the most common printer issues and how to troubleshoot them. As printer types may vary, you may not see your issue on this list. If you are unable to resolve your issue, please

  1. Contact your printer manufacturer
  2. Print the PDF version of the postage on your desktop printer
  3. Contact us or visit one of our branches for more help. Please try to provide great details or images of your issue whenever possible.

Printer Communication Issues

Printer Installation

If you are having trouble getting started with printing your postage you may need to complete your printer installation and setup.

Postage not printing

If your printer is already connected and installed, but you are still experiencing issues with getting your postage to print, please try the following.

  • Turn the printer off and on again
  • Open the printer log to view the current print jobs. Delete any stalled jobs that may be preventing others from printing.
  • Check our Printer Setup page. If you’re using an incognito browser or if you have recently cleared your cache and cookies, your settings may have been erased.

QZ Tray can't locate my printer

If your printer appearing in step 2 of our Printer Setup guide, your printer may not be connected properly. Double-check the installation instructions, make sure that all cables are connected and ensure that the proper drivers are installed. 

Alternatively, it may be that the QZ Tray application is not running. Check for a green QZ Tray icon on your taskbar. If the icon is any other colour, click the icon and hit ‘Reload’. This should restart the program and your printer should now appear.


If you do not see the QZ Tray icon, the application may be closed. Open the QZ Tray by searching your device’s programs and applications. If the application prompts you to give access to QZ Tray click ‘Always allow’. This may sometimes comes up as an option when setting up your printer on the Chit Chats platform.

Dymo Printers

If you are using a Dymo printer and still cannot locate your printer, visit the Dymo Support Site and download and install the latest Dymo Label Software corresponding to your operating system. Return to the printer setup page and refresh the page. Your printer should now be available in the list of printers in Step 2.


Physical Printer Issues

Labels are too small

Our postage is optimized for 4 x 6" labels and must be printed large enough to properly display standard UPC & EAN barcodes. If your postage is printing too small you may need to adjust your printer settings.

To adjust your printer settings:

  1. Access the printer settings from your computer by finding the printer in your ‘Devices and Printers’ folder. 
  2. Right-click on your printer to go to the printer preferences. 
  3. Check to make sure the correct label size is selected and that the printer is set to print the correct number of labels to a page. If using a thermal printer, your settings should be 4 x 6" and one label to a page. 
  4. You may also need to check that the image is set to 'Fit to page' or that the size is set to 100%.

Labels are printing offset

When thermal labels are not fed through the printer at the correct interval, your postage may be printed on portions of two different labels. To fix this, hold the feed label button until you see the green light flash twice. The printer will recalibrate and adjust the label position on its own.

If this does not resolve the issue, check that the label spool is correctly positioned and that the labels are wrapped tightly. Also, ensure that you have installed the latest driver for your printer.

Misaligned Labels

If the labels are being fed through the printer correctly but portions of the postage are being cut off, this may be caused by your printer settings. The Chit Chats platform provides postage that is optimized for thermal printers which print on 4 x 6” labels. If your printer uses a different label size, this may impact the label quality and may cause your labels to become offset.

To adjust your printer settings:

  1. Access the printer settings from your computer by finding the printer in your ‘Devices and Printers’ folder. 
  2. Right-click on your printer to go to the printer preferences. 
  3. Check to make sure the correct label size is selected and that the printer is set to print one label to a page.

Label Quality

If your labels are fuzzy, faded or streaked when printing, you may need to do one of two things:

  1. Adjust your printing preferences or,
  2. Clean the print-head of your printer

To adjust your printing preferences, please see the above section on misaligned labels. You may want to run a test print or reset your settings to solve the issue. 

Check with the manufacturer for the best way to clean the print-head of your printer.

Printer Jams

For some printer jams you may be able to use the printer’s feed button to advance the labels. However, sometimes the label adhesive can become attached to a part of the printer. You may need to open your printer to manually release the jam.

Other Issues

Not printing but green light is flashing

This may mean that the printer is ready and connected but requires the labels to be advanced. Press the feed label button. Your labels should be printed immediately.


Irregular Postage Types

Some postage types are not optimized for all printers and you may need to update your settings to print postage. For example, lettermail postage is formatted to be printed directly on a #10 envelope from a desktop printer. To do this, please download the postage as a PDF and when ready to print, adjust your printer settings to the following: