Seeing the Label – the OO edition

I should have included this little tidbit a couple of posts ago, but I didn’t think of it until today. I was poking around in Open Office (OO), and I wondered how difficult it would be to find the same function that I was talking about in that post. I just wanted to be able to turn on or turn off, depending on my need, the non-printing borders that are the borders of each cell in the table of a label. I’m using an ML-3000 label here for example. It seems OpenOffice made it a bit easier to find this feature than in Microsoft Word. Simply go to Table, then Table Boundaries. It’s a toggle, so click to go back and forth between having the lines visible or invisible, and you’ll be seeing the label, or not.

ML-3000, same layout as Avery 5160

The above picture is an ML-3000 template available here.

Ahgrrrrrrr! I misprinted a bunch of laser labels

I hate when that happens. Yesterday I was printing some ML-0600 shippinglabels / laser labels when I realized I was printing the labels incorrectly. I thought, well, there’s got to be something I can do with these now seemingly useless shipping labels. So I was having my morning coffee and it was getting a little cold. I threw it in the microwave, which some people in the office think omits brain damaging radiation. I mean seriously, not even when it’s on. They think if you leave the door open, it emits radiation. What? Anyway I went for the coffee, and aye yay yay, it was too hot. I had put it on a full cup setting and there was only a half cup left. Ding Ding Ding. I got the misprinted ML-0600 labels, and stuck them triple thick around the cup. I saved my fingers, I used the labels, and all was right with the world. Except for the huge fight I had with my wife at 4:30 this morning. Don’t ask.

ML-0600 shipping label used as a coffee cup insulator, ML-0600 is used in lieu of Avery 5164

It’s gonna be a hot one

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

Chicago Blackhawks Win the Stanley Cup!

Congratulations to the 5 hockey fans out there who actually care about hockey. Oh come on, we’re just kidding. Really, congratulations Chicago. It was a great overtime victory. 4-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers. (I don’t know why some people call them the Filthydelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Fans are the nicest folks)
Here is a ML-3000 template so you can make sure everybody knows that the Blackhawks won. Feel free to litter the office with them.
Wooooo Hoooooo! Yeahhhhhhh Baby!

ML-3000 Template for the Chicago Blackhawks, Same as Avery 5160 Template

Label Application tips

If you’re doing a mailing using the ML-3000, here are a few tips to make your mailing easier. Looking at the ML-3000, you’ll notice that there are perforations between each of the three columns. Separating these columns makes peeling the labels from the page much easier.
ML-3000, compatible with Avery 5160

If you’re using the ML-0200 half sheet labels, don’t peel the label off of the sheet, peel the backing sheet off of the label. That way the paper won’t curl so much, and will be easier to apply.
ML-0200, Avery doesn't make these babies

The Job Market is brutal out there.

Allegedly it’s getting better according to some. You need every edge you can get to secure a job in this horrible economy. When composing a resume, you’re careful to make it as informative and concise as possible. Choosing really nice stock to print your resume and cover letter helps tremendously. A popular choice for the color of stock used in business correspondences is ivory. Well we have the address labels and return address labels to match.
Maco 77962, same layouts as ML-3000, ML-8100, Avery 5160, Avery 5167