I am curious whta you all use for labeling. I use avery brand, with their templates. There website is very hard to use and it will never save my work so I have to make a new label each time. Any ideas?
Hi there~ I use Online Labels. http://www.onlinelabels.com
If you check out this post, I shared lots of my resources in case you find anything else helpful! And, please feel free to add your own so that way we can compile a really great list that we all can benefit from!
I use MS Publisher 2007 for my labels, print them on waterproof laser printer labels which I get from LabelsbytheSheet. I also know people who use inkscape under Mac which is great for design but more limited in terms of preset label printing. MS Publisher does have a learning curve, and inkscape even more so.
I'm interested in all the great labeling solutions put out here for Wild Moon. Making a new label each time is a nuisance, isn't it? By using "pagemaker-type" software like MS Publisher, you can design it once and save it for future use. The software application can duplicate your design so that you'll be printing a sheet of many labels on a page. Even if you don't have a desktop laser printer, you can take your digital file to a copy shop like Kinkos, and print your label sheets there.
Last winter, I learned how to move beyond labeling by printing my labels directly on the coin envelopes in which I pack our seeds. What a time saver! I use Coreldraw to create my design, stack 10 envelopes at a time in the printer tray and can print front & back. I use a HP Color laser jet printer, which I have used to print labels, also. Only thing better would be if it could print on bottles and tins!
When your start needing hundreds or thousands of printed labels, Taylor Made Labels in Portland has a great selection of those labels printed on rolls.
Have you considered using circle shape labels for your tins? Circle cut labels are available in several sizes...
May the circle be unbroken...swap on!
Thanks for asking, Wild Moon! It'll be fun to see how you choose to develop your labels. I really love your simple, bold and elegant store banner design!
While we are on the topic of labels, I have some Green Journey news...
I am printing new seed packets for the 2012 season and I am (proudly) adding our poppyswap shop address for all of our customers to see! We have some fresh seeds ready for your gardens, now, and are working towards a goal of getting all of our 2012 garden seeds packed by Valentine's Day.
My suggestion to all of you is to consider putting your poppyswap address on your product labels. Let's build community and broaden our customer base by getting the word out about the swap?
To be frank, labels are such a PITA :) I used to print at home but then something happened with my printer so now I design at home using PrintShop software (pretty cheap) and then take to Staples to print. I have some circle labels but can never figure out the formatting so that they will fit.
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