Posts Tagged ‘Shipping Label’

6 up shipping label

November 8, 2010

Templates are easy to make when you’ve got the tools. In this day and age, everyone should have the tools. These tools include Inkscape and the Gimp Learning to use these tools will take some time, but the payoff is high. Here’s an ML-0600 6 up shipping label template that I created using those tools.

6 up shipping label

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Quarter Sheet Shipping Label

November 4, 2010

The quarter sheet shipping label can be used in lieu of the 6 up ML-0600 shipping label. Maybe you have a big logo, or maybe the customers that you’re shipping to have huge address lines, and it’s just too crowded on the ML-0600.

ML-0400, quarter sheet shpping label

There’s plenty of breathing room on the ML-0400, it’s dimensions are 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″, and it’s on an 8-1/2″ X 11″ sheet. Just be aware that the labels do not have any margins. The label goes all the way to the edge of the page. You might be designing a logo that goes too near the edge of the page without paying attention to the physical limitations of the margins of the printer.

Shipping Label Art – Faded borders

August 3, 2010

When designing artwork for shipping labels, you might want to consider faded borders. Sharp borders on artwork can cause problems. If the labels are not lined up exactly on the label layout the uneven spacing can be unsightly. The closer the artwork to the edge of the label, the worse the problem can become. One solution to this problem would be to make the artwork near the edges of the label to be faded. Below is an example of faded edge artwork created in the Gimp. It’s in Gimp format, so you’ll need Gimp to view it.

ML-0600 template same as avery 5164 label template

And you can stick that directly into Microsoft Word. The faded borders make it a little easier to line up on the label. The mistakes are harder to see than if you had hard edges.

ML-0600 template same as avery 5164 label template

Thanksgiving is over

November 30, 2009

The yearly weight gain has begun. I’m going to have to fast for two weeks to break even. Oh well, it’s back to work. if you’re doing some shipping this holiday season, and who isn’t, you might be using our shipping labels. It’s not too hard to add graphics to make the labels look good.
If you use Microsoft Word 2007, here’s how you do it.
Click on the Mailings tab, between the References and Review tabs.
Then click on Labels in the Create panel on the left.
The Envelopes and Labels dialogue box should pop up. Here is where you’ll select your label layout.
One choice for shipping label could be the Avery 5164 which has 6 labels per page and each label is 4″ X 3-1/3″.
Click on “Label”, and another dialog box will pop up and you can choose “Avery US Letter” in the “Label vendors” drop down selection box. Then choose 5164 in the “Product number” box. Click OK.
You’ll see that a picture of the label you selected appear in the Label panel.
Then click “New Document”.
At this point, you’ll have a blank document formatted to print Avery 5164 labels. To insert pictures, just click on the “Insert” tab. Then click on Picture. Choose the picture you want to insert. Once the picture is inserted, you’ll want to format the picture. Click on “Position” in the Format Tab. There are lots of options at this point, I could write pages of instructions because I’m only guessing what you need.
If you need high quality low cost labels, check out Macolabels.com . Our equivalent to the Avery 5164 laser label is the Maco ML-0600. You can check it out here:
http://www.macolabels.com/ml-0600.html