Posts Tagged ‘Laser Labels’

Ahgrrrrrrr! I misprinted a bunch of laser labels

July 13, 2010

I hate when that happens. Yesterday I was printing some ML-0600 shippinglabels / laser labels when I realized I was printing the labels incorrectly. I thought, well, there’s got to be something I can do with these now seemingly useless shipping labels. So I was having my morning coffee and it was getting a little cold. I threw it in the microwave, which some people in the office think omits brain damaging radiation. I mean seriously, not even when it’s on. They think if you leave the door open, it emits radiation. What? Anyway I went for the coffee, and aye yay yay, it was too hot. I had put it on a full cup setting and there was only a half cup left. Ding Ding Ding. I got the misprinted ML-0600 labels, and stuck them triple thick around the cup. I saved my fingers, I used the labels, and all was right with the world. Except for the huge fight I had with my wife at 4:30 this morning. Don’t ask.

ML-0600 shipping label used as a coffee cup insulator, ML-0600 is used in lieu of Avery 5164

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Lignin Free

July 9, 2010

What’s a lignin you ask, and why shouldn’t we have them? Lignins are chemicals that occurs naturally in wood. Paper is made made from wood. Lignins produce a paper that is stronger than paper without lignins. Unfortunately it’s biodegradable and over time, it degrades and turns the paper brittle and yellow or even brown. Ever kept a newspaper article for a couple of years?, well they become very brittle and yellow, right? Amazingly, Newspaper is about 98% lignin free. So keeping paper lignin free is important if you want to have laser labels or inkjet labels that maintain their color and quality for a long time. That’s why Maco makes their labels lignin free.

Here’s the chemical structure for lignins:

lignin

Smiley face ml-0400 Templates

July 1, 2010

Here are a few ML-0400 templates, and they’ll print on our ML-0400 quarter sheet laser/inkjet labels. You will only be able to use them if your software can handle an SVG drawing. Not to beat a dead horse here, but there just so happens to be a free program called Inkscape which is free if I didn’t mention it. There are ton’s of tutorials on youtube. If you’ve never used this type of software, there’s a bit of a learning curve. You just have to make the commitment to spend some “discovery time” using the software. You’ll find it will be well worth the effort that you put into it.

ML-0400 template More smiley faces

ML-0400 template smiley faces

Superbious labels

June 30, 2010

Ok, superbious is not a “real” word, but it’s a word that describes MacoLabels.com Laser labels and and Inkjet labels to a tee. If you need samples for proof, just give us a call and welll mail them out to you so you can find out for yourself.

Maco laser and inkjet labels are Superbious!

Word Doc Columns converted to Merge Table

December 11, 2009

Among other assumptions, we assume you have Word 2007, and that you have a significant number of names so that cut and pasting would be impractical. The document could be formatted a couple of different ways. If a document has 2 columns, you can have actual columns, or things that look like columns, but are not really columns which I call pseudo columns. Pseudo columns are created like so:

Jack Frost [tab][tab][tab]Victor Frost
1 North Pole Way[tab][tab][tab]2 North Pole Way
North Pole, NJ 07601[tab][tab][tab]North Pole, NJ 07601

Bob Bright [tab][tab][tab]Maggie Moth
22 Ivan Ho Way[tab][tab][tab]393 Manlott Dr
Hackensack, NJ 07601[tab][tab][tab]San Juan, PR 00601

The [tab] represents a tab character. If you did it this way, it’s a bit messy but still workable. To fix it up you need to do a search and replace to convert all multiple tabs to single tabs so that your document will look like:

Jack Frost [tab]Victor Frost
1 North Pole Way[tab]2 North Pole Way
North Pole, NJ 07601[tab]North Pole, NJ 07601

Bob Bright[tab]Maggie Moth
22 Ivan Ho Way[tab]393 Manlott Dr
Hackensack, NJ 07601[tab]San Juan, PR 00601

Then select the whole document, and click on the “Insert” tab. Click on the “Table” icon and select “Convert Text to Table”. Make sure you have the “Paragraphs” radio button selected under the “Separate text at” section. Click OK, then you will have a table with two columns.
Next, you need to cut the second column, then paste it at the bottom of the first column. The result is that you will have two columns of data. Make sure you have a two blank cells as your last two cells in the first column. (Paste the cut column into the very last cell of the first column)
Ok, save the file as an Plain text. Make sure that you you have “MS-DOS” selected and “Insert line breaks” Selected, and “End lines with” “CR/LF” in the “File Conversion” popup window.
Ok, now open the text document in Word. You should have one column of names and addresses.
**actual column start point**
Now you have one column of names that you need to convert to a table. Do a search and replace. Replace all double paragraph marks (^p^p) with single manual page breaks (^m). Next, replace all single paragraph marks (^p) with tab (^t). Now replace all manual page breaks (^m) with manual line breaks (^l). You can now use the file as a merge file, or open the text file directly in Excel, save it as an Excel document and use it as the merge table.
Now I’ll hand it off to Microsoft for merging directions:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/h…
The process would be much the same if you had two true columns. But first you would make the document into 1 column, and just go to the spot I marked as **actual column start point**, and continue.
Ok, so it’s not so easy, but it is the easiest way to do it in my opinion.
If you need a template for the 5164, we’ve got a few to choose from at:
http://www.macolabels.com/ml-0600-templates.html
Our ML-0600 is comparable to the Avery 5164 shipping label.
You could also use the data for an ML-3000 label which is Avery 5160 laser label and inkjet label compatible.

ML-0600, compatible with Avery 5164 Label Templates

December 7, 2009

Just made up a few ML-0600 templates. They’re compatible with the Avery label Avery 5164 laser label / inkjet label. Use them as shipping labels, or use them for labeling boxes, any many other Things. It’s your world, we sell you the labels, you create the uses. Git er dunnn!

Had enough of the Tiger Woods coverage?

December 3, 2009

Ok I’ll stop. But before I do, these girls are coming out of the woodwork. Now Ashley Madison, the adult dating site has offered Tiger Woods a $5 million contract to partner with them.
Think that’ll happen? Nah, me neither.
What’s up with these guys? I guess the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence.
Maybe if they kept themselves busy like we do, getting the universe high quality, low cost laser labels and Inkjet labels that are Avery Label compatible, they might not get in so much trouble. I’m just sayin.

The dow is down 58 points

November 24, 2009

All the more reason to save with Maco Labels . You’ve got to squeeze every penny of value for every product your buying. If you haven’t yet tried our Laser labels or Inkjet Labels, now is the time. We have label sizes that are compatible with Avery Labels sizes.

Printing a few labels at at time?

November 20, 2009

If you’re printing a few labels at at time and want to re-use the sheet with the unused labels, here are some tips.
For example, if your using the Maco ML-3000 that is compatible with the Avery Label Avery 5160, after printing a few labels, you’ll have a sheet of labels with one or two labels taken off the the page. Make sure you print the labels at the bottom of the page so that when you print the next few labels, you can feed the used page of labels with the unused labels first into the printer.
If you’re using an Inkjet printer, just make sure that the labels are not at all peeling off. If you run a sheet through an Inkjet printer too many times, the labels might start peeling off because of the tight paths the paper takes around the rollers. This could become a huge problem and get stuck on the print head, and can ruin the print head and the carriage motor.
If you’re using a laser printer, running a page of labels through a few times can cause several problems. One problem is that the overexposure to the heat from the fuser can cause the labels to peel and jam in the fuser. Inspect your labels before feeding them through multiple times. Laser printers also leave a layer of toner on the whole page. It’s normally not noticeable if you’re printing just one page, one time, but if your printing one page multiple times, the page will become darker and darker with each successive print. If you have an old printer, the darkening problem will be more severe.

OpenOffice ML-0600 Template, and Microsoft Word Template

November 19, 2009

Here is another OpenOffice ML-0600 template and a Microsoft word ML-0600 template that is compatible with the Avery Label Template for the Avery Label Ave 5164.