Posts Tagged ‘Half Sheet Label’

Whoa, double Maco, All the Way

August 30, 2010

I saw the double rainbow video for the first time this weekend on youtube. It’s a video that some guy took of a really beautiful rainbow, in fact, a double rainbow. His commentary seems pretty normal at first, but the he goes off the tracks. You have to be patient, the payoff comes late in the video, but it’s worth it. Very entertaining. Just take a look, you’ll see. After you look at that one, check out the Autotune song version of that video.
So when I found out one of our customers was using two of our products which both happen to have two labes on each page I had to write about this double Maco…..all the way. They use the CD/DVD label, the ML-7560, and they also use the half sheet ML-0200.

Double Rainbow, All the Way

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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

Half Sheet Label Printing tip

July 19, 2010

There are times when you’re printing half sheet labels when you want to print only half the sheet and use the other half at a later time. One example of this is when you’re printing a Fedex Ground or Fedex Express shipping label. Normally, the Fedex shipping label will be printed on the top half of the page, and the instructions are printed on the bottom half of the page. These days, it’s a necessity to save everywhere you can. There is a way to print only the top half of the label, and not print the bottom half instructions. What you need to do is select the Shipping label. To do that, you need to put the mouse pointer just to the right of the Shipping label graphic and click and drag to the left so that the label looks like this in your browser:

Fedex Shipping label to print ont Half Sheet shipping label

After that’s done, type CTRL-p to get the Print dialog box. Once you see that box, check the checkbox named “Selection”. That will only allow what is selected to print, saving the bottom half of the page, so you can flip it, and use the bottom blank half for your next label.
You’re welcome. 🙂