Posts Tagged ‘Small Sheeted Labels’

File Folder Labels, Templates for small sheets

December 10, 2010

Ok, we’ve posted here many times about small sheeted labels. I had a customer threaten that they would no longer buy our file folder labels on small sheets because we didn’t supply a label template. Seriously. Is it that difficult to set up a label in Microsoft Word? Actually it’s not. Here are some visuals that will help you. Look at the picture below. It’s word 2007, but it should apply in Word 2010.
The first popup window titled “Envelopes and Labels” pops up by clicking on the Mailing tab, then clicking on the Labels icon on the right. Next, in the same “Envelopes and Labels” window, click inside the box called “Label”. Then the window titled “Label Options” that you see below the previous window will pop up. Then just click on the “New Label” button, and the next window titled “Label Details” will pop up. Be sure to change the name of the label to the new name you want in the box titled “Label Name”, otherwise you’ll be editing and changing the dimensions of whatever label you happened to open. Next just fill in the dimensions as seen in the “Custom Laser FF-L1 Information” window. You can follow these step by step instructions, or just download the template below the picture below.
Small Sheeted label setup for File Folder Labels

For the template, just click the picture below. This template will fit all of the following: FF-L1, FF-L2, FF-L3, FF-L4, FF-L5, FF-L6, FF-L7, FF-L10, FF-L12, FFL-A1,

FF-L1 file folder labels on small sheets

As mentioned in our previous articles on small sheeted labels, these labels were originally designed for hand and typewritten applications and are generally not recommended for use in a laser printer. If you know that your printer can handle this size and type of label then this template should work great for you. But be forewarned , some laser printers may experience some shadowing of the ink from the labels due to high temperatures attained by some laser printers.

MS-1648 Template

July 6, 2010

If you find that you absolutely need to run small sheeted labels through your printer, there are some things you need to know.
While some printers can accommodate the printing of small sheeted labels, in general we do not recommend printing small sheeted labels because many of them are of the removable type and many inkjet and laser printers have printer paths with very small turning radii and high temperatures. These conditions could lead to labels being separated from the sheet in the printer, possibly damaging the printer. To add to those problems, a great percentage of inkjet and laser printers are not capable of printing the top or bottom labels due to printer margin limits.

If you know that your printer can handle these small sheets, and you do need to create some templates, here are some directions for creating a template. Our example below is for the MS-1648 series of labels. This includes the MS1648-A1, MS1648-GG, MS1648-LB, MS1648-OG, MS1648-RG, & the MS1648-YG.

Here is an example of an MS-1648 template in MS Word 2007. Just follow the the numbers in red by clicking the on the circles in Word. Then just click OK in each one of the windows.

MS-1648 Template

And here is the final product:

MS-1648 Template

Make sure you change the Page size to 3.125 wide by 6.5″ long in the printer properties box before you print.