Posts Tagged ‘Full Sheet Label’

Make your own Custom Address Label

July 26, 2010

I touched on this topic a few posts ago, but it merits repeating. If you’ve got an artistic itch you want or need to scratch, and you have a little left over space on a full sheet label, half sheet label, a quarter sheet label or even an ML-0600 label, then get yourself an x-acto knife. It doesn’t take much talent, just a steady hand, the right amount of pressure, a pair of good eyes and a sharp x-acto knife. Dull x-acto knives will kill this idea in a heartbeat. You’ll be tearing the label instead of cutting it, and then you’ll be tearing your hair out.
Choose a piece of artwork according to your skill level, and according to the amount of time you want to spend cutting out your artwork. I’m choosing one of my favorite animals, the whale. I have a collection of whale cups at home. I let people know that I have a collections of whale cups, so when people go on vacation they send me all kinds of cups and mugs that have either depictions of whales, or are in the shape of a whale. The tail is usually the handle on the cup. I’ll be using one of my mugs as a starting point for my label artwork.
Using the Gimp and Inkscape, my final product is an outline of a killer whale. I stuck it on a full sheet label.

Whale label on a full sheet label

And here’s the final product on an envelope.:

Whale label on an Envelope

With the Full Sheet Label,

July 15, 2010

If you’re handy with a knife, you can cut your own labels from our full sheet labels, the ML-0100. Seriously. This can be fun if you’ve got a steady hand and are artistic, and you assemble some simple tools, you can cut out your own labels. I just picked up a full set of knockoff x-acto knives at the 99 cent store. The weird thing is, they cost $1.29. What’s up with that? Nothing at the 99 cent store cost 99 cents anymore. They’re gonna have to come up with a catchy name that represents the cost of the products. While all of the items there are cheap, and 99.99% of the products are made in China, I’ve already ruled out the name Cheapy China, just because it doesn’t sound right, it’s not gonna attract customers.
Many of our customers also use the full sheet labels in Medical offices for Transcription labels.

ML-0100, Full Sheet Label, Transcription Label, same as Avery 5165

Here’s a label I designed for the full sheet label. It’s a custom address label in the shape of a scroll. If you have good vision, and a good x-acto knifre, you should be able to do a knock up job. If you don’t have good vision, get a magnifying glass, or magnifying glasses, that should help you cut out the pattern.

ML-0100, Full Sheet Label, Transcription Label, same as Avery 5165

Ok, now here’s the label after I cut it out and put it on an envelope. It’s taken on my webcam. Wow, I have to get a new webcam.

Scroll label on envelope

I feel like the next door neighbor whose full face you never saw on the old sitcom “home improvement“.

OpenOffice Draw PDF Export

July 7, 2010

If you want to create PDF documents from an OpenOffice Draw Document, it’s no big deal. You don’t need any special software. Many other office products don’t have this feature, but with OpenOffice, you just need to click on File, then Export as PDF.

Cheney and Biden

and here’s the final PDF:

So if you’re doing multiple copies of full sheet labels this is ideal.

Would you ever expect a Gas Station Bathroom to be clean?

February 25, 2010

I was at the service station to say goodbye to my Taurus and to sign it over to the junkyard. I had a long wait. So I had to use the facilities. Facilities indeed. Have you ever seen the movie Trainspotting? Yeah, it was kinda like that. I could have used some ML-0100 full sheet labels for maximum coverage to stick all over the place to make it seem clean. Gross.

Gas Station Bathroom