Archive for December, 2009

Oops I did it again.. Happy New Year

December 31, 2009

Ok, this is the last time, here are some more Happy New Year labels on an ML-3000 template. From all of us at MacoLabels.com, have a happy, healthy, and fulfilling 2010.

Happy New Year images on an Ml-3000 template, same as Avery 5160 template

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Happy New Year … again

December 30, 2009

Sad to see 2009 go, but I think 2010 will be better than 2009. It pretty much has to.
So here’s another Happy new year label.
ML-3000 labels with Happy New Year, same as Avery 5160

Happy New Year Labels

December 29, 2009
ML-3000 same layout as Avery 5160, with Happy New Year Background

ML-3000 Same layout as Avery 5160

Holidays

December 28, 2009

Ok, the holidays are great and everything, it’s exhausting isn’t’ it? We all should get at least 3 weeks off for the holidays. I can’t stop yawning. That’s all I’ve got. :|.

Print your own business cards

December 23, 2009

ML-8550 Business Card, Equivalent to Avery 5871
Save money by printing your own Business cards.

Finding a good Printer

December 22, 2009

We are often asked by our customers when they print Maco labels, what kind of printer should we get to use with your labels? A great place to start would be to read some reviews. There are so many printers to choose from. There are Laser printers, Color Laser printers, Inkjet printers, All in one printers, Thermal Wax printers,
Try cnet, it’s a great site for many things including reviews.
http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.html?query=printers&tag=srch

There are so many options, you have to consider; price, performance, operational costs, (TOC Total Cost of Ownership), and quality, and cnet.com is a fantastic resource to help you choose.

Name badges

December 21, 2009

Maybe you have a big function, where a lot of people are mixing about. They’ll be breaking down into groups for discussion on whatever. I’m terrible with peoples names, and I know a lot of you out there are too. What better way to help people out with learning other peoples names that to use a name tag.

Printing certificates

December 18, 2009

Can you print an image of a certificate you’d like to print with a mail merge? Yes, it’s possible. When you insert the picture, make sure that the picture is formatted as behind the text. To do this, make sure the graphic is selected, then Click on the “Format” tab, then click “Picture Tools”. Click on the “Position” icon. Click on “More Layout Options”. Select the “Text Wrapping” tab. Select “Behind text”. Next click on the “Picture Position” tab, and select the Absolute position radio button, and choose Page from the “to the right of” drop down menu. Do this for both the “Horizontal” and “Vertical” picture position.
Now just insert your merge field, and you’re done.
Here’s an example:
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/certificate.docx is the primary document
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/addresslist.xls is the spreadsheet document

We just so happen to have certificate seals (also known as Notary or Notarial seals, if you need them 🙂
http://macolabels.com/buymaco.php?partnum=OS-719
http://macolabels.com/buymaco.php?partnum=OS-720
http://macolabels.com/buymaco.php?partnum=OS-721
http://macolabels.com/buymaco.php?partnum=ML-7850

Some comments on using MS Access and MS Word for mail merges

December 17, 2009

If you’ve been using MS Excel as a database for addresses to be merged with a primary document in Microsoft Word, and you have Microsoft Access, you’re missing out on a lot of functionality of Access. While Excel has become very close to becoming a database, it’s just plain easier to use a database program like Access to manipulate databases. Doing selects by state or by zipcode is so much easier in Access. But you don’t even need Word to do a mail merge if you have Access. You simply create a report for your address labels. Here’s a database I whipped up from a randomized list. You’ll have to fiddle with it because once you change printers, you have to change the page setup settings.

Santa on an ML-0600 shipping Label

December 16, 2009

The holiday season is almost over. Ship your presents with Santa. You can use these labels on your ML-0600. They’re compatible with Avery ® 5164 labels.
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/ml-0600/ml-0600-santa.doc