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David Warkentin
02-19-2014, 6:29 PM
So this may be just a bit off topic but I know many of you guys do printing etc. In my coffee roasting business, I bought 3x4 labels from Advancedlabelsnw. They did a great job. But I do some small runs of coffee and like to make a label that is custom for that. I have been printing them on my normal printer but getting everything lined up etc. can be tough. What label printer do you guys recommend that is full color and won't completely break my poor little bank account? Will not be printing more than 50 or so per week. Thanks.

Ross Moshinsky
02-19-2014, 7:49 PM
Just use your home printer, buy Avery labels, and use their templates to make sure everything lines up. I doubt there is a better option.

David Warkentin
02-19-2014, 8:34 PM
I bought labels from laser inkjet labels place. They are great but the template doesn't line up well.

AL Ursich
02-19-2014, 8:51 PM
Avery would be the way to go in my opinion. Either a Color Laser or Color Inkjet...

Most word programs have the 4 digit number for the blanks...

But if you wanted to make a custom Page in Corel Draw... Do it like we did multi carbon copy Military Evaluations in the late 80's.

Make a document and do 12345678901234567890 all the way from left to right.... and top to bottom.... 1 return 2 return 3 return...

Print this... on a Avery Blank.

Now use the hard copy with the 123 numbers and move grid lines to the edge of ALL Blocks....

Make that a master... Make a new file and start entering data.... Remember that "Find and Replace is your friend... If you had a sheet of stickers that said BadAzzRoast and you wanted to change every sticker to the same name you use the find and replace command and do it in seconds...

Doing in corel you could do less than a full sheet... Delete the un wanted stickers.... or already printed stickers.... call me FrugAL....

Good Luck,

AL

Joe Pelonio
02-19-2014, 9:23 PM
Even Word has most of the Avery templates already in the system.

David Warkentin
02-19-2014, 11:04 PM
I used labels from a company. They have Inkscape to download on their site. Then you download their template and put it on a layer and lock it. Problem is it's not right. I have to cut the end of the sheet off to get it close. Maybe it's my printer....Thanks for the answers.

Ross Moshinsky
02-19-2014, 11:37 PM
I used labels from a company. They have Inkscape to download on their site. Then you download their template and put it on a layer and lock it. Problem is it's not right. I have to cut the end of the sheet off to get it close. Maybe it's my printer....Thanks for the answers.

Okay, don't buy labels from "a company" and buy them from Avery. People have been successfully printing Avery labels on home printers for years now. It's about as easy as you can get.

David Warkentin
02-20-2014, 9:30 AM
Ok. That makes sense. I have been using glossy labels and didn't know if Avery had them. I'll look a bit. Does anybody here use a label printer though?

David Warkentin
02-20-2014, 9:31 AM
The company was laserinkjetlabels. They have lots of labels and I imagine they are a reputable company.

Phil Thien
02-20-2014, 9:57 AM
The company was laserinkjetlabels. They have lots of labels and I imagine they are a reputable company.

Maybe contact the outfit and tell them the template isn't lining up.

Also, while experimenting and making adjustments, just print on regular paper and use a ruler to determine whether they'd work on real label stock. That way you aren't burning expensive label stock.

ray hampton
02-20-2014, 3:31 PM
I use 3m address labels to print address labels with my address on each label, it took a lot of typing to set -up BUT WORD got a short-up now that enable a block of type to be move