Lignin Free

What’s a lignin you ask, and why shouldn’t we have them? Lignins are chemicals that occurs naturally in wood. Paper is made made from wood. Lignins produce a paper that is stronger than paper without lignins. Unfortunately it’s biodegradable and over time, it degrades and turns the paper brittle and yellow or even brown. Ever kept a newspaper article for a couple of years?, well they become very brittle and yellow, right? Amazingly, Newspaper is about 98% lignin free. So keeping paper lignin free is important if you want to have laser labels or inkjet labels that maintain their color and quality for a long time. That’s why Maco makes their labels lignin free.

Here’s the chemical structure for lignins:

lignin

Smiley face ml-0400 Templates

Here are a few ML-0400 templates, and they’ll print on our ML-0400 quarter sheet laser/inkjet labels. You will only be able to use them if your software can handle an SVG drawing. Not to beat a dead horse here, but there just so happens to be a free program called Inkscape which is free if I didn’t mention it. There are ton’s of tutorials on youtube. If you’ve never used this type of software, there’s a bit of a learning curve. You just have to make the commitment to spend some “discovery time” using the software. You’ll find it will be well worth the effort that you put into it.

ML-0400 template More smiley faces

ML-0400 template smiley faces

ML-0600, compatible with Avery 5164 Label Templates

Just made up a few ML-0600 templates. They’re compatible with the Avery label Avery 5164 laser label / inkjet label. Use them as shipping labels, or use them for labeling boxes, any many other Things. It’s your world, we sell you the labels, you create the uses. Git er dunnn!

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.