@freya Because some label printers require entry in all fields.
We used to always put a . in the title box, because that was easier than asking for titles
@freya Almost certainly.
It wasn't technically the printer, we could put anything through it, but the automatic printing software had "Title, First, Last" and then address form. Of course that address form was American and we had to fuck about with it to make it work for the UK postal system... So yeah, of course it didn't work.
Oh, and it had a max character count, because the automated thing couldn't make a newline or make the font smaller...