Here are all the different ways to get a template for your self adhesive labels.
With labels come templates and if you’ve never set one up before (or even if you’ve got plenty of template experience) they can throw up a whole host of issues – including the simple fact of finding or setting up the right template in the first place.
So what are your options?
1. Set up your own template
It’s possible to set up label templates in all kinds of software – all you need to get started are the measurements of your labels; the height and width of the labels, the number of labels in each row and column, the horizontal and vertical pitch of the labels (this measurement accounts for any gaps between the labels), and any borders around the edge of the sheet. Of course, it can be a bit of a game of trial and error to get things just right, so we advise printing onto blank paper while you perfect your design and test out the alignment.
2. Use a pre-existing template
Some software features built-in templates; the most common example is Microsoft Word. Many of our products use "standard" label sizes, which are compatible with products supplied by other brands and manufacturers, which means that you can use a built-in template for one of these brands or manufacturers to print onto our labels.
When locating a compatible code in Word, you do need to make sure that you have selected the correct option from the list of label vendors (e.g. A4/A5) first before searching through the list of template codes.
3. Download one of our templates from labelplanet.co.uk
We’ve set up a Word and a PDF template for each label size that we supply and all of them are available to download from our website for free. You simply need to locate the product code of your labels and then choose either the Word or PDF template to download. We do advise customers that every computer and printer differs slightly and so it is always best to print your design onto blank paper first, so that you can check the alignment against your labels and make adjustments as needed.
And, remember, we are always happy to assist customers with template issues – whether you have a couple of questions, need a bit of advice with a particular issue, or you’ve never set up a template before, just get in touch with us and we’ll do our very best to help.