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Orders being marked as shipped when a label is printed via API?

Hello all,
I'm currently using the API to produce labels (and packing slips) via calls to '', '', and'. This works 100% correctly, but my script was coming back with a 500 Internal Server Error when I ran '' on each order after it printed the label and slip. My intention was to send the customer email notification and change the status from awaiting_shipment to shipped.

Imagine my surprise when I logged in and discovered that orders were being marked as shipped (or at least ending up in the shipped bucket) withjust running the above call to produce a shipping label. That's not really a problem in terms of getting them into the correct bucket but of course the customers aren't being notified. Is there an API call to do that, or am I misunderstanding the process or the order I should be doing these steps in?

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