Archive for December, 2010

Making Your Own Label Template

December 21, 2010

Every now and then we get a call from a customer who has some old discontinued labels hanging around that they want to print on. And even though the labels are probably 10 years old, they still want to use them. Hey, I don’t blame them in this economy. They’ve misplaced the packaging and have no idea what the part number is. One of the more common calls is for the M-5363, It has 3 across and 8 down, for a total of 24 labels on the page.
It’s pretty easy to create your own template in Microsoft Word 2007, just follow the directions below.

Step 1.
Click on the Mailings tab
Step 1 to create label template

After clicking on the Labels icon (just below the Mailings icon), you’ll see the dialog box in step 2.

Step 2.

Step 2 to create label template

Then click on the little picture of the label that is pictured in the box titled “Label”. This will open a new dialog box for step 3.

Step 3.
Step 3 to create label template

Make sure the Label Vendor drop down box is set to “Other/Custom”. Click on the New Label button, and you’ll see another dialog box pop up in step 4.

Step 4.
Just fill out the form below using the dimensions of the label and layout on the page.
Step 4 to create label template

Then click the OK button. This will take you to the dialog box in Step 3. Click the OK button there too. Then click on the “New Document” button in the dialog box from step 2, and you’re done. You’ll get the label below.

M-5363 Template

Not Just Labels, Stringed Tags Too!

December 17, 2010

Did you know we have an assortment of stringed tags? Our customers use our stringed tags for an variety of things. Boutiques use them to label their merchandise. Jewelery stores label their jewelery. Even big industrial shops need them to label all the parts in their shop.

11-201 Merchandise Tag

And they’re Maco brand, so you can expect to get a quality product.

MS-812 Template

December 13, 2010

Here is an MS-812 label template. You’ll have to adjust the margins to suit your own printer. Use this template at your own risk. These labels were originally designed for hand application, and are removable. Some laser printers run at very high temperatures, and these labels may come off inside the printer, damaging the printer. Also, some inkjet printers have very small turning radii in the printing path which could also cause the labels to peel off in the printer.

MS-812 template

The Holidays

December 13, 2010

Ahh, the holidays. A time for family, a time for fun in the snow. Hot chocolate with marshmallows. Snow angels, snowball fights, Sledding, skiing, going caroling and printing address labels. Ha, snuck that last one in on you. It’s not exactly a holiday activity but printing address labels is an activity that all of our customers do. Our customers have their own customers that they sell their products to. Those products get shipped and they need shipping labels that we supply. They choose Maco Labels because they are inexpensive and they are high quality.
Snow Angel

File Folder Labels, Templates for small sheets

December 10, 2010

Ok, we’ve posted here many times about small sheeted labels. I had a customer threaten that they would no longer buy our file folder labels on small sheets because we didn’t supply a label template. Seriously. Is it that difficult to set up a label in Microsoft Word? Actually it’s not. Here are some visuals that will help you. Look at the picture below. It’s word 2007, but it should apply in Word 2010.
The first popup window titled “Envelopes and Labels” pops up by clicking on the Mailing tab, then clicking on the Labels icon on the right. Next, in the same “Envelopes and Labels” window, click inside the box called “Label”. Then the window titled “Label Options” that you see below the previous window will pop up. Then just click on the “New Label” button, and the next window titled “Label Details” will pop up. Be sure to change the name of the label to the new name you want in the box titled “Label Name”, otherwise you’ll be editing and changing the dimensions of whatever label you happened to open. Next just fill in the dimensions as seen in the “Custom Laser FF-L1 Information” window. You can follow these step by step instructions, or just download the template below the picture below.
Small Sheeted label setup for File Folder Labels

For the template, just click the picture below. This template will fit all of the following: FF-L1, FF-L2, FF-L3, FF-L4, FF-L5, FF-L6, FF-L7, FF-L10, FF-L12, FFL-A1,

FF-L1 file folder labels on small sheets

As mentioned in our previous articles on small sheeted labels, these labels were originally designed for hand and typewritten applications and are generally not recommended for use in a laser printer. If you know that your printer can handle this size and type of label then this template should work great for you. But be forewarned , some laser printers may experience some shadowing of the ink from the labels due to high temperatures attained by some laser printers.

The Address Label

December 9, 2010

The Address Label is something a select group of people need. Whether you work in a religious organization, and need to get word out for functions and pledge requests, or whether you work for a charity organization mailing to your base, you’ll be part of this group of Address Label users. We just had a customer call us yesterday and tell us that she couldn’t believe she hadn’t found us before. She was shocked, shocked I tell ye at the prices of our labels, they’re so low!
Shock and Surprise at the low price of Maco Labels at