Posts Tagged ‘template’

MS-812 Template

December 13, 2010

Here is an MS-812 label template. You’ll have to adjust the margins to suit your own printer. Use this template at your own risk. These labels were originally designed for hand application, and are removable. Some laser printers run at very high temperatures, and these labels may come off inside the printer, damaging the printer. Also, some inkjet printers have very small turning radii in the printing path which could also cause the labels to peel off in the printer.

MS-812 template

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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.

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

Independence day is this weekend

July 2, 2010

We celebrate our nations Independence from England on July 4th 1776. It was about this time that with the introduction of glass bottles and the multiple varieties of wine being produced, there was a need to identify wines for their origin and their quality. This is the best explanation of the birth of the modern label. Not only of the modern wine label but labels in general. So here at Macolabels.com not only do we celebrate the birth of a Nation at this time of year, we celebrate the birth of an industry.
Here’s an ML-0600 template for the 4th of July.

July 4th 2010 ML-0600 template, same as Avery 5164 template

It’s gonna be a hot one

June 21, 2010

It’s the first day of summer, or the Summer Solstice, today June 21 2010. It’s the longest day of the year. Things are heating up already, and it feels like it’s gonna be a hot summer. It was so hot that lady Gaga was taking her clothes off at the Yankee Game.
We’ve got some heat of our own. Our ML-3000’s are our hottest sellers, here’s a new template design:

ML-3000 template, same as Avery 5160

Thank God it’s Friday

May 7, 2010

Wow, Thursday was not good. We’ve got oil spills getting bigger and bigger threatening the whole southern coast of the United States. We’ve got a huge romaine lettuce recall, and a bunch of people really sick from it. And on Wall Street, the NYSE took a giant plunge yesterday, the biggest same day plunge in history. Nobody want’s the blame for that one either.
Thank God it Friday, and that we have programs like Inkscape to help us create artwork. I think I’m gonna have to re-do all of our labels with Inkscape. Yet another ML-0600 template.
ML-0600 Template, Avery 5164 Template

I’ll never get sick of making ML-0600 templates

May 5, 2010

Here’s a generic ML-0600 template. It took a few minutes to create the jpeg in the GIMP.

ML-0600, template, same as Avery 5164 template

ML-0600 Template

February 9, 2010

ML-0600 Template

I made the Graphic in Inkscape, which is powerful and free.
Here is the artwork.
Here is the document in Open Office format. It’s also free. It’s not that I’m cheap, it just that these programs are fantastic and useful.
The layout is the same as Avery 5164.