Printing Labels and conserving ink

If you have an Inkjet printer you know how expensive ink cartridges are. The printers can be very cheap. They can come with a high quality color scanner, and can double as a copy machine. It’s pretty incredible the kind of printer you can get for the money…but we all know where the real money is. It’s in the ink. Liquid gold some call it. The first place to start to try to save money is in the print quality settings. In many instances when printing address labels, conserving ink will go a long way in saving money. As a default on your printer, change the printer properties to a print quality setting of Fast/Economical. Printing labels does not often require that you have a high quality print setting.
Of course just getting a black and white laser printer will greatly reduce the cost of printing supplies. 🙂 And of course our home page items are all inkjet and laser compatible, so either way, you’re good.

Quarter Sheet Label landscape

Printing a Quarter sheet label landscape ain’t no thang. Did I just say that? My kids would be embarrassed to hear me say that. I try to be cool, but I’m just not. Nerd. Yeah, well, printing a Quarter sheet label landscape really is no big deal. However, you have to remember a few things to be successfull landscaper. You don’t need a weed wacker or a lawnmower, or shovels or spades, that’s for real landscapers. You, my friend are a master printer, master of the landscape format. Show us what you’ve got. OK, first off, we’ll assume you’re using Microsoft Word. Open the ML-0400 template. Then click on Page Layout, and under Orientation click Landscape. You’ll notice that the Table cells representing the Labels, are now formatted incorrectly. To fix that, you can select the table, and right click, and choose Table Properties Dialog box, click on the Row tab, and set it to 4.25. Then click on the Column tab and set it to 5.5. Voila, you have a landscape ML-0400. Here is the end result:

ML-0400 Landscape Template

Just remember to choose Landscape as the orientation in the printer properties when you go to print!

Wanna play tag?

Ok, I’m not gonna play tag, I just need a title to today’s post. Brings back memories doesn’t it? Remember when you were a kid and playing tag was really fun? Well, maybe not for the fat kids. Sorry, that was kind of politically incorrect. True though.
We don’t do just address labels. We do tags. What kind of tags? We have tags with strings, tags with wires, and plain tags with no wires or tags. We have tiny tags, shipping tags and larger merchandise tags. All kinds of companies use our tags to keep track of their products in their warehouses. So join the game and play some tag!

Address Label Mail Merge

Some lady just called. She said she needed help printing labels on our ML-3000 address labels. She said she had about 600 customers names to do a mailing with, and all she had was the blank ML-3000 template that we supplied. I told her I was sorry, but I could not spend the time on the phone to teach her how to do a mail merge…..on the phone. Teaching a person to do a mail merge in person is hard enough, but doing over the phone is fun. By fun I mean not fun. I have experience in this department. In leaner days, when I had time to help folks in this area, I would spend some time to show people what to do. But different people have very different learning curves. The process could take some time varying from about 20 minutes to .. well, forever. So, folks, learn to use the Google machine and put in the phrase Microsoft Word Mail Merge into the search box in google, and start clicking, because we sell labels. While we would love to teach you how to do a mail merge, it just does not make economic sense.