Posts Tagged ‘Shipping Labels’

Printing Shipping Labels

August 25, 2010

Shipping labels are applied to all different kinds of packages. These packages go to all sorts of environments. They go to nice dry places like out west in Arizona, and California, and New Mexico, and they go to other places like the northern states and southern states like Florida and Louisiana. At some point your label might get wet. When printing your shipping labels, it makes sense to use a laser printer. You can use an inkjet printer, but a quick little rainstorm and a bit of inattention to a package can ruin things for everybody involved. Then when your package gets lost or is not delivered, you’ll look like this:

Princess Sparkle Pony

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CD Labels with OpenOffice

July 30, 2010

One of the many things that OpenOffice is just great for is making layouts for CD Labels. Of course it’s great for address and shipping labels and many other things, but it’s also easy to set up a CD or DVD label in OpenOffice Draw. Keep in mind, you can’t open this document in Microsoft Word. But if you’re in OpenOffice, you can open a Microsoft Word Document. Huh. Eh, what does Microsoft care about OpenOffice. Microsoft Word is a monster. It used to be that WordPerfect had a big market share. It was actually a better program in DOS. Remember DOS? Sweet and simple. And a lot of people hated it. Remember WordPerfect 5.1? At least the WordPerfect 6 screen was a little bit more helpful:

DOS 6.0 Bluescreen

Now that was a good program. Fast sleek feature rich. Those were the days.

These day’s there are so many formats in which you can create a CD or DVD. You can create a regular audio CD, or you can create a Jukebox CD. With the Jukebox CD, you can fit a lot more songs on the CD. Just select a bunch of mp3’s and try it, it’s great.

So I put a bunch of songs on the CD, and made up a nice CD template for our ML-7850 CD label.

ML-7850 Template, CD DVD Template

Address Labels – Treat them right

July 27, 2010

Things can go fugazi if you don’t treat your address labels right. I don’t mean you should talk sweetly to them and buy them candy and jewelry and take them out on expensive dates. You need to keep them out of the sun. Really, many times you don’t realize it, but labels can come in contact with direct sunlight sometimes when you leave them out on your desk, and your desk happens to be near a window. If you wouldn’t leave your beer in direct sunlight, why would you do that to your labels. Even worse, don’t forget to close your windows (if you’re fortunate enough to have opening windows at work), when you go home for the day. One winter, our building got a little too warm, so we opened up some windows. Somebody, ahem, forgot to close a few windows. That night there was a big snow storm. When we came in that morning, there was a snow drift on a couple of desks. You don’t know how weird it is to see a snow drift in the office. Needless to say, snow is not good for labels. Any kind of moisture will affect label performance adversely. So keep your address labels, shipping labels and really, any kind of labels in a nice dark storage closet, not to humid, not to dry. Your labels will last longer, look better, and you’ll be happier.

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

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.

Use our ML-0600 in lieu of Avery 5164

May 28, 2010

I found this other wordpress blog that has a bunch of shipping labels in the form of Avery 5164 templates that look very helpful when you’re packing up boxes and getting ready for a move. The only thing is, they only mentioned Avery 5164, no mention of our ML-0600. At Macolabels.com you can get the same layout in our ML-0600 labels, the same quality for a fraction of the price.

You need to emote!

March 11, 2010

ML-0600 template same as Avery 5164 with emoticons

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!

Why not choose Maco Labels over Avery Labels

October 27, 2009

Why spend all that cash on Avery Labels. They really are fantastic labels. But so are Maco. If you’ve never used Maco labels, it’s time to start saving boatloads of money. Not only that, they’re just as high a quality product as Avery Labels.  Some of our customers have said that Maco Labels are even better than Avery Labels.