From Avery Labels to Maco Labels

We’ve earned yet another new customer who’s switched from Avery® to Maco® Labels. You’ll find out too, if you make the switch. Maco® labels are on par with Avery® Address and Shipping labels. Many folks are surprised that after years of purchasing expensive Avery labels, which is a great product, that there is a low cost alternative – Maco Labels. Maco Labels also happen to be great products. If you need proof, just ask us. We’ll send you samples of our front page items the same day. Because our products are so good and cost effective, we have a very loyal customer base. Once we’ve won a customer over, chances are, they’ll be a customer for a long long time. Join us, and discover Maco Labels today.

Choosing Address Labels

Address labels can be a tough thing to shop for, if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Maybe you’re in the shipping department of a small company, or maybe you work in the office of some religious institution that needs to do mailings to thousands of recipients. Our ML-3000 labels are perfect for these large mailings. They’ll run through your printers with no problem, and they’ll stick to your envelopes after you applied them. You won’t catch our address labels falling off on the job. The ML-3000’s are perfect for a nice simple mailing list with Name, Address, CityStateZip.

ml-3000 Address Label same layout as Avery 5160

Return Address Label Artwork

When creating artwork for return address labels, there are a few things to consider. The first thing to consider is what kind of graphic should you put in your return address label. Return address labels are small, and there are 80 labels on each page, so you’ll have to balance your desire for high quality graphics and document performance. High quality artwork (gif, jpeg, etc) copied over 80 times will negatively affect the performance of Microsoft Word, and Open Office documents. If your graphic is affecting your document performace too much, you’ll have to decrease the quality of the graphic. You could also choose to use an SVG graphic. Inkscape is a free program that will let you create and edit SVG graphics. SVG graphics are Scalable Vector Graphics where shapes and colors are defined by coordinates equations. They are fantastic because when you zoom in on the graphics, the quality of the graphic is not lost as it is in a gif, jpg, etc. There is another thing to consider with SVG graphics, how complex the drawing is. Keep the SVG as simple as possible, reduce the number of “Nodes” to the least possible. Many times when converting a drawing or sketch from jpg to svg, there will me many nodes that basically are not needed. It’s a painstaking job, but you’ll be better off minimizing the number of nodes which will increase document performance.

Free Operating System, Free Software to Create Address Labels

If you’re unaware that there was a free Operating System, then let me introduce you to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a Unix like Operating System that functions like Microsoft Windows. You can run Word Processing, Database, Drawing and Spreadsheet programs that are free. Open Office contains all those things. Which you can then use to create the Address Labels or shipping labels that you need.
Ubuntu is super easy to set up. What’s really neat, is that you don’t have to install it as the main operating system on your machine. What you can do is download yet another free program called Oracle VirtualBox.
With VirtualBox, you install any operating system as a Virtual machine. So you can take Ubuntu for a test drive to see how you like it before installing on your hard drive as your primary operating system. You don’t need to spend all sorts of money to be productive and start printing address and shipping labels with expensive microsoft products.