There are a few ways to find a label template for the labels you have purchased from Label Planet.
If you’re purchasing labels you want to print yourself then buying your labels is only the first step. Before you can get printing, you need to set up a template and fill it with the design (or designs) you want to print on your labels.
So where can I find a template?
- Make your own template!
Yep – if you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can set up your own template in whichever program you prefer using. Many pieces of software feature design functions to help you set up a template, so all you need to do is make sure you’ve got a few measurements from your labels and then enter them into your program. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got the height and width of the labels (or the diameter if it’s a circle), the number of labels in each row and column, the top and side margins, and the horizontal pitch and the vertical pitch (these measurements take into account the gaps – if any – between the labels).
- Use an existing compatible template.
Some pieces of software have label templates built in; these templates tend to be standard sizes that are commonplace, so not all of our label sizes will be catered for. These templates are based on the size and layout of labels produced by certain manufacturers. In these cases, you would need to find and use a template code that is compatible with one of our label products.
- Download one of our templates.
We’ve set up two templates for each of our label products; a Word template and a PDF template. The Word templates can be used in Word and any similar program that works with the Word format, while the PDF templates can be used in any graphics software package that allows you to edit PDF files (for example, Photoshop or Adobe InDesign. Please note that Adobe Reader and similar programs will only allow you to open and view PDF files – you cannot use these programs to edit a PDF template).