Posts Tagged ‘Full sheet labels’

Labels for Halloween

October 29, 2010

There’s a partay goin on right here! A celebration that’ll last throughout the year. Ok, I’m ripping off Cool and the Gang, but if you’ve got a party, and need to get word out before Halloween this Sunday, why not slap a full sheet label together and put it up in a prominent place. With some good designs and proper placement, you’ll be sure to have a great party. Just go easy on the free flowing alcohol. Cheap alcohol and large gatherings of people have been known to be not such a good combination.

Download a copy of Inkscape if you want to mess around with the flier.

Halloween party flier full sheet label ML-0100

ML-0100, or ML-1000?

October 5, 2010

We just had a customer order ML-1000’s, the address labels. The problem is that they wanted ML-0100’s, the full sheet label. It’s not an uncommon mistake. Just transpose the 1 and you’ve got you’re mistake. It’s not that one can’t tell the difference between the numbers, it’s just a mistake that’s all. It’s happened now and then over the years. In our job, we have to be mind readers. We always have to look at the order, then look at what the customer has ordered and see if the customer has ever ordered that product. If it does happen, it’s a lose lose situation. We lose out on shipping, and the customer loses out on time, and perhaps an important deadline.
So please be careful when ordering products and double check your part numbers, and we’ll do some quality control on our side and ask more questions. 🙂

Turn your sketch into Computer Art with Inkscape.

June 29, 2010

If you’re into free and useful stuff, you’ll love Inkscape.
Also, if you’re an artist, and have a collection of your art that you’d like to turn into clip art or other computer art, look no further than Inkscape. Oh, and you’ll need a scanner. Almost every printer out there is a combo printer/scanner, so you should have a scanner or at least know somebody with a scanner.
Here’s an image I scanned:

John

I then imported the image into Inkscape.

Using the “Trace Bitmap” feature, the pic is transformed into a native SVG graphic. Once it’s in SVG format, you can edit the heck out of it and improve the graphics. With a little messing around

John

Once you’ve mastered Inkscape, it’s a cinch to create great artwork for your shipping labels, full sheet labels and address labels.