If you’re really ambitious you can create a slick template for the MR-1212 series of labels. With Inkscape it’s an easy task to get Text on a curve.
You may have to tweak the graphics a bit to get your labels centered, and your printer might not support full bleed printing. Full bleed printing means that the printer will print all the way out to the edge of the paper. If you don’t have a full bleed, the outside columns will be cut off at the edges of the labels.
Also read warnings about printing on small sheeted labels here.
If you’re a big fan of the Music and you need Return Address Labels, you may want to utilize this Music themed Return Address Label template. They were really easy to create in Inkscape, then pasted into Microsoft Word 2007. I chose Bach’s Bouree because I love the piece, and because one of my favorite old bands, Jethro Tull also covered the tune.
Many of our customers are fulfillment houses. They use our labels because they can rely on Maco labels , the reason being, that they are a quality product. Our products won’t jam in the printer. They won’t come off of the envelope or package (unless, of course you order our removable products). Not only that, our address labels are not costly like Avery labels, and the prices you see at Maco labels include shipping.
Here is a template ML-0600 I whipped up in Inkscape. It’s so easy to create these clean and sharp and scalable graphics in Inkscape, it’s sick. Then it’s ridiculously easy to get the graphic into Word. It’s as simple as selecting the graphic in Inkscape and copying it to the clipboard then switching to Word and Pasting. Then you can scale it to fit. Remember to hold the Ctrl or Shift key down to keep the vertical and horizontal dimensions scaled the same way.
And here is the artwork you can edit in Inkscape.
When considering using Color Coding Labels for certain applications, be sure you are planning to put them on compatible surfaces. Our removable labels stick well to glass and ceramic surfaces. Sometimes they stick a little too well, because the surface is so smooth, it creates a fantastic sealing surface for the glue to stick to. It’s usually not a big deal to take the label off, and sometimes there might be a little bit of glue left on the smooth surface that you have to clean off. Also, if the label is left on for say, several years, all bets are off on remove-ability. They labels might adhere even more to the surface, or they might fall of depending on the surface.
When applying the color coding label to any surface, make sure the surface is dry and clean and free of dust and dirt. As always, extreme environments are not good for labels. Extreme environments include extreme cold, extreme heat, extended exposure to sunlight, high humidity, or exposure to rain or steam.
Sometimes you just don’t need to have the quality of laser labels when doing your mailings. Our 42-451 pinfeed label is just the ticket for printing on dot matrix printers. You can print one label at a time, or you can print the whole box of 5000 labels. So there’s no need to waste a whole sheet of labels, like when you print the ML-3000 labels in a laser printer. There’s only so many times you can run one sheet of ML-3000 sheet through a hot laser printer without affecting the quality of the sheeted labels. So drag out your old pinfeed dot matrix printer, and get your money’s worth.
When working with graphics in Microsoft Word 2007 on an address label or any kind of label, some things are really important to know. Once the graphic has been placed in your document, there are several options on how the graphic is displayed. Also, you might discover that you can’t even select the graphic. If this happens, you need to select the graphic. Click on the Home tab, then click on Select from the menu bar, then from the subsequent drop down menu click on Select Objects. You’ll notice that now when you hover over your graphics you’ll get a different cursor that will let you click on your graphic and select it. Once it’s selected, you’ll notice that the Format tab is now visible. When you click on the Format tab, click on the Position icon, then select More Layout Options to get the Advanced Layout popout pane. Select the “Text Wrapping” tab and choose “Behind Text” if you want your text to appear on top of the graphic. Then click on the “Picture Position” tab. This will allow you to position your graphic in many different ways. I prefer to select the Absolute Position radio button and then “Page” from the “to the Right of the page” drop down menu , and “Page” from the “below” drop down menu. When you make these selections, you can move the graphic anywhere on the page. Then if you need to duplicate the graphic, just select it an press Ctrl while dragging it, then release the Ctrl button at the position where you want to copy the graphic.
Here’s a good use for the ML-0100 full sheet label. It’s the same as the Avery 5165 full sheet label. If you are in a workplace or a school where there is a Gleeking Epidemic, you need this sign that you can post anywhere there are problem areas. This will warn people that gleeking is not allowed. If you don’t know what gleeking is, you are not alone. That’s why there’s Urban Dictionary. See the Gleek definition here.
I’ve used Inkscape yet again to whip up a little poster for the ML-0100 label.
There’s no excuse not to give your address labels some flare. Especially when you’ve got Inkscape and the Gimp to help you create some nice flourishes. Use your hidden artistic ability, and make your address labels look classier.
Here’s a ML-1000 label template that is used for address labels that is equivalent to the Avery 5163 label template.
If you happen to be changing formats of address label, say from ML-3000 to ML-8100. The best thing to do, if you have only a couple of sheets, is to do some copy and pasting. Now there are a several ways to do copy and pasting. The first way is to use your mouse to highlight the text you need to copy by either dragging over the text with your mouse, or by moving the cursor to the desired start position and while pressing the shift key, navigate to the desired end position by pressing the directional arrows or Page Up, or Page Down, or Home or End. If you hold the Shift key and Ctrl key down together, the effect is different with different key combos. Shift-Ctrl-RightArrow selects whole words, Shift-Ctrl-End selects to the end of the document, Shift-End selects to the end of the line, Shift-PageDown selects to the end of the paragraph.
Now that your text is selected you can do one of 3 things to copy the text;
1. Right click on the selected text, and from the pop-up list, select copy.
2. Click the Copy Icon
3. Press the Ctrl-C key combination
Now all you have to do is move the mouse to position the cursor in the new document to paste, and then right click and select “Paste” from the pop-up menu, or type Ctrl-V to past the copied cells in to the cells in your new document. It’s that easy.