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.

Maco Labels or Avery Labels, you decide.

If you’ve ever gone to Office supply stores to look for and shop for Address Labels, you know the Avery name. Everybody knows Avery labels. They are known for their quality and reliability. No argument here, they are great labels. The thing is, when you pick up a box of them in the store, you need to be sitting down when you glance at the price tag. It might be mistaken for a sku number. I’m just sayin. The price of their labels is on the high side. Maco labels are also quality labels, and are reliable, but you won’t have to take out a home equity loan to purchase them.

More Bang for the Buck with Butt cut labels

If you’ve got a printer that can print on every square centimeter of the surface of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of labels, then check out our M-5351 address labels. They’re butt cut, which just means that the labels go all the way out to the edge of the sheet. They’re a little bigger than the ML-3000 (compatible with the Avery 5160 labels). Its great to get the 3 extra labels on a page that the M-5351 will give you over the ML-3000.

Tis the season to move graphics in Word

If you have Microsoft Word 2007, and you have just placed the graphics into a document, you have to select and format them first. Select the “Home” tab. Then all the way at the right top of the screen, you’ll see “Select”. It’s just below “Replace”. Click “Select”, then click “Select Objects” from popup list. Then click on the picture or graphic you want to format. Click the object, and you’ll notice it has become active with the tiny resizing squares that you can click on to resize the graphic. Click on the “Picture Tools” Tab at the top right. At this point you need to decide where you want to anchor the graphic, and if you want to have the image in the background or have text wrapping. You’re going to have to start experimenting with the settings to see what’s right for you.
To be able to move graphics around the page, we at usually anchor the graphic to the page. To do that, make sure that the graphic is still selected, then right click on the graphic, and select “Format Picture” from the popup menu. Click on the “Layout” tab. Choose the “Wrapping style”, and then click on the “Advanced” button. Choose the “Absolute position” radio buttons, and make sure you have selected “Page” in both the “to the right of” and “below” drop down selection boxes.
At this point, you’re ready to move the graphic around the page freely. There are so many options to change the way your graphics behave. In the “Picture Tools” “Format” tab, click on the “Position” icon, and play around with the wrapping settings. Get ready to invest a little time into this.
Spice up your ML-3000 address labels, compatible with Avery 5160 label (laser label and inkjet label) with some graphics this holiday season.

Printing a few labels at at time?

If you’re printing a few labels at at time and want to re-use the sheet with the unused labels, here are some tips.
For example, if your using the Maco ML-3000 that is compatible with the Avery Label Avery 5160, after printing a few labels, you’ll have a sheet of labels with one or two labels taken off the the page. Make sure you print the labels at the bottom of the page so that when you print the next few labels, you can feed the used page of labels with the unused labels first into the printer.
If you’re using an Inkjet printer, just make sure that the labels are not at all peeling off. If you run a sheet through an Inkjet printer too many times, the labels might start peeling off because of the tight paths the paper takes around the rollers. This could become a huge problem and get stuck on the print head, and can ruin the print head and the carriage motor.
If you’re using a laser printer, running a page of labels through a few times can cause several problems. One problem is that the overexposure to the heat from the fuser can cause the labels to peel and jam in the fuser. Inspect your labels before feeding them through multiple times. Laser printers also leave a layer of toner on the whole page. It’s normally not noticeable if you’re printing just one page, one time, but if your printing one page multiple times, the page will become darker and darker with each successive print. If you have an old printer, the darkening problem will be more severe.

Use Gimp for your Artwork

It’s got a funny name but the Gimp is a great program. We use it a lot to design many of our inkjet and laser labels that are compatible with Avery Labels. You can use it on a wide variety of platforms, and it’s very powerful. It’s not as powerful as Adobe Illustator, but it’s pretty close. You know it’s safe if you can download it from sourceforge. You can touch up photos, or create your own artwork.