Template Tuesday Presents...Welcome to the Template Tuesday Roundup for 2017.
Over the last 31(!) weeks we’ve looked at the process of designing and printing your own self adhesive labels; from sourcing a label template, adding a design to your label template, and finally printing your label template onto your blank labels (including a few troubleshooting tips to help you out at each stage).
While printing your own A4 labels can be a quick, easy, and cost effective way to create a set of sticky labels that are just perfect for whatever project you’ve got in mind, there are plenty of small things that can make a big difference to how well (or otherwise) your blank labels turn out.
While some small things ruin the alignment of your label template, others can help to create the perfect print on your A4 labels – the trick is knowing how to avoid potential problems and how to use certain tools effectively, which isn’t always easy (or obvious) if you don’t have much experience designing and printing your own adhesive labels.
Our hope is that this label template blog will be a useful resource for anyone to use when they need to design and print their own A4 labels, so for our last post of the year we’ve created a summary of all the topics we’ve covered so far (before we return next year to examine even more template troubles, tricks, and troubleshooting tips!)…
A brief list of the things you’ll need when printing A4 labels.
An explanation of the difference between standalone and built-in label templates, single design and multiple design label templates, and Word templates and PDF templates, along with definitions of Portrait, Landscape, Text Box, Mirrored, Bleed, and “Alternative” templates.
Step by step instructions for how to find and open built-in templates and standalone templates.
A guide to creating your own label template with step by step instructions for Word.
A guide to compatible label templates, including advice on finding a compatible template code for your Label Planet labels.
If you’re having trouble (or have questions about) finding the right label template for your label size, our troubleshooting tips are a good place to start!
A brief bit of advice on how to start designing a label template.
Top tips for creating label designs that are made up of multiple layers.
A beginner’s guide to what “copy and paste” actually means and how to use these tools.
A beginner’s guide to selecting different items in Word (and how to this as effectively as possible).
A guide to using copy and paste when designing a label template.
A brief definition of what the term “alignment” actually means with regards to label templates.
Top tips for creating the perfect label design for the specific label shape and layout of your blank labels.
Top tips for designing label templates that only contain text.
Top tips for designing label templates that only contain images.
Top tips for designing label templates that contain text and images.
A guide to the design tools available in Word, along with instructions on how to find and use them effectively.
A more detailed guide to the “Arrange” set of design tools in Word and how they can help to create a perfect design in your label template.
A guide to Mail Merge tools and a step by step guide to using Word’s “Step By Step Mail Merge Wizard” to create address labels or product labels from a single label template and a data source.
A guide to using Mirrored templates in Word to create window stickers that can be applied onto one side of a window and read from the other side.
A guide to what Bleed templates are and how they can be used to create perfectly printed self adhesive labels.
Top tips for designing a label template for rectangular labels.
Top tips for designing a label template for round labels, circular labels, and oval labels.
A brief bit of advice about how keeping things simple can help to create the perfect label template (without driving yourself crazy in the process).
If you’re having trouble (or have questions about) designing a label template, these troubleshooting tips should help you pull off your design with a minimal amount of fuss!
A brief guide to what happens when you “press print”.
Top tips for choosing the “right” printer to print your own A4 labels, including information about laser printers, inkjet printers, dedicated printers, all-in-one printers, photo printers, print media, media types and media weights, media bypass trays, printer resolution, and “extra” features that are ideal for printing adhesive labels.
A guide to choosing the right print settings to get the best possible alignment and print quality on self adhesive labels.
Top tips for loading your printer labels correctly to avoid alignment issues.
THE ONE TIP THAT EVERYONE SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW!
If you’re having trouble (or have questions about) printing a label template accurately, these troubleshooting tips should help you to fix any alignment or print quality issues that you encounter when printing laser labels or inkjet labels.
And that’s all folks!
We’ll be back in January with more tips and tricks to designing and printing your own label templates; if you have any suggestions or questions that you’d like us to feature in the Label Planet Template Blog, simply send us an email and we’ll do our best to provide a suitable solution!
Remember, if you need any advice or tips you can always visit our Help Pages for Guides and Troubleshooting Tips – and you’ll find label templates for all of our label sizes on our dedicated Label Templates pages.