Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Label Planet: Finding the Right Template for You


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, which includes a number of Avery templates. Many of our labels are compatible with Avery products, which means that you can use an Avery template to print onto these labels.

Some of our more common sizes will have their compatible Avery template code displayed where they appear on our website. However, for a full list of products that are compatible with Avery sizes, you simply need to visit our Avery compatible labels page.

This page lists ALL of our products that have compatible Avery template codes, so all you need to do is see if the Label Planet product code for the labels you have purchased from us appears on this page and (if it does) use the Avery code (or one of the Avery codes) that are listed next to that product to select a pre-existing template in Word. When locating the Avery code in Word, you do need to make sure that you have selected "Avery A4/A5" from the list of vendors.

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.

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