Sugarcane Labels

Check out our new Sugarcane Labels
Made with 100% sugarcane bagasse and other
renewable agricultural waste.
• 100% tree free – even more environmentally-friendly
than recycled wood paper pulp!
• Bright white label stock.

Use them in Laser or Ink Jet printers and Copiers.

If you’re concerned about preserving the environment, especially trees then you’ll want to use these labels. It cost more to make these premium labels, but they’re made from renewable resources, which will help save our planet.

Glow In the Dark Labels

Hurry, don’t wait. Get your Glow in the Dark labels in time for Halloween.
Check it out, they’re made from bright glow-in-the-dark label material!
• Text and designs are visible once the lights go out.
• Cut out shapes; write on with pen, marker, crayon, etc.
• Customize a product for virtually anyone – child, home, craft project or even a business!
• Removable adhesive – labels stay where you put them, but are easily removable.
• Two products available – print in both laser & ink jet printers or simply hand write
information.

Glow in the Dark Labels

Glow in the Dark Full Sheet Labels

Tip for printing labels

Many people printing labels have problems during the printing process. Many times the paper jams and you just don’t know why. Well many times it turns out that the problem is that the wrong paper thickness has been chosen. Or more correctly, a paper type has not been selected, and the default paper type, plain paper, is automatically chosen for you. You might not get a lot of paper jams if you’re printing just a couple of pages, but if you’re printing a significant number of pages, you’re bound to get some jams.
The solution is pretty easy. Just go to your Printer Properties, then in Printing Preferences select a Paper Type, or Media Type as “Labels”. If there is no type “Labels”, then chose a thicker paper like “Bond Paper” or “Transparencies”. This might slow down your printing a bit, but it’s better than wasting labels on printer jams, and you’ll have no need to babysit your printer. If that doesn’t work and you really just need to get a new printer, here’s an option:

reducing paper jams when printing labels

Inkscape – How to make a cut out of a pattern

When designing label templates, have you ever needed to cut a shape out of an existing shape? Chances are, the answer is going to yes. If not, maybe you can just read on and maybe learn something new. I created two basic shapes in Inkscape (you’ll need it to edit the images). The first shape I created was the green square. The second shape I created was a Yellow star. If you need to view the picture below in more detail, right click on the picture and select “View Image”.

Label

The next step is to select the two objects. It doesn’t matter the order in which you select them. To select, click on the cursor at the top left of the picture, then click on one item, then hold the shift key down and select the next item. Then, as in the above picture, click on Path, then select Difference. The result is below.

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Then, you can do whatever you want to the picture after that. Use the “Edit Paths by Nodes” feature to really have fun. Click on the pointer icon below the cursor icon at the left to edit the paths by nodes.

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Address Labels – Treat them right

Things can go fugazi if you don’t treat your address labels right. I don’t mean you should talk sweetly to them and buy them candy and jewelry and take them out on expensive dates. You need to keep them out of the sun. Really, many times you don’t realize it, but labels can come in contact with direct sunlight sometimes when you leave them out on your desk, and your desk happens to be near a window. If you wouldn’t leave your beer in direct sunlight, why would you do that to your labels. Even worse, don’t forget to close your windows (if you’re fortunate enough to have opening windows at work), when you go home for the day. One winter, our building got a little too warm, so we opened up some windows. Somebody, ahem, forgot to close a few windows. That night there was a big snow storm. When we came in that morning, there was a snow drift on a couple of desks. You don’t know how weird it is to see a snow drift in the office. Needless to say, snow is not good for labels. Any kind of moisture will affect label performance adversely. So keep your address labels, shipping labels and really, any kind of labels in a nice dark storage closet, not to humid, not to dry. Your labels will last longer, look better, and you’ll be happier.

Touchdown Jesus has been destroyed.

That’s right folks, Touchdown Jesus

Touchdown Jesus has been struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Lot’s of people thought it was made of stone, but no, it was made of flammable material. You know, when you make something, you’ve got to put quality first. That’s what we do at MacoLabels.com. We sell high quality labels at great prices. I can’t say what would happen if our labels were struck by lightning because we never made a giant Jesus out of labels.

A week off will do you good

It’s good to take a break sometimes. A week away from the hustle and bustle of getting to work on time will put you at ease. Treat yourself to some time off. Just have your boss call us, and we’ll try to convince them that you’re worth at least a weeks vacation.
Ahh, but the world does not stop when we go on vacation. Companies still need labels and they keep promoting and producing. That means mailings to potential customers and more labels. Back to work! 🙂

Finding a good Printer

We are often asked by our customers when they print Maco labels, what kind of printer should we get to use with your labels? A great place to start would be to read some reviews. There are so many printers to choose from. There are Laser printers, Color Laser printers, Inkjet printers, All in one printers, Thermal Wax printers,
Try cnet, it’s a great site for many things including reviews.
http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.html?query=printers&tag=srch

There are so many options, you have to consider; price, performance, operational costs, (TOC Total Cost of Ownership), and quality, and cnet.com is a fantastic resource to help you choose.