Our mirrored templates have gone live on our website for you to download for free.
These mirrored templates are designed to get you started when you need to print a transparent label that will be stuck to the inside of a window and read from the outside. As you can only print on the surface of a label (and not the adhesive), the print must be printed in reverse (or “mirrored”) so that it appears the right way round when read through the label.
We have set up thirteen mirrored templates – one for each size of transparent static cling (TSC) label that we keep in stock. We recommend using TSC as window stickers because it uses static cling instead of adhesive, meaning the labels are 100% transparent (perfect for windows!), and are also fully removable, repositionable, and reusable – without causing any damage to the label or the surface it is applied to.
The templates are set up with example text in each cell and the text is already mirrored – so you can see how it works. You can edit the example text and replace it with your own, or you can delete it and insert your own text from scratch.
We’ve put together a short guide to designing and printing mirrored templates, which can be found on our website here. We’ve also included a mirrored template guide in each of the templates – this is in the form of a purple and white image that sits in front of the grid when you open one of our templates. You can print a copy of the document (CTRL + P) so you have the guide to hand and then delete it to get started (right click and select “cut” or left click and press “delete” on your keyboard). The guide explains how to insert mirrored text, images, and objects and is tailored to suit the version of Word you are working with.
It is important to check which version of Word you have and to then select the appropriate template to download. Each version of Word will allow you to set up a mirrored template BUT will do so in a slightly different way.
- Word 2007 and earlier
Use the Flip tool
NB: you must use WordArt to create mirrored text
- Word 2010 and later
Use the 3D-Rotation tool
NB: you must use WordArt or a text box to create mirrored text.