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Printing Labels: A Few Tips

Printing labels sounds easy, yet it can be one of the most frustrating office tasks in the world. Many people have trouble lining up the labels correctly, misprinting labels, smudging labels and wasting label sheets. Printing labels doesn't have to be difficult; it can actually be quite easy. Here are few tips to help make the task of printing labels enjoyable for all.

Quality label sheets

The right kind of label sheet will make all the difference in your label printing world. Purchase smudge-free paper that won't cause adhesive labels to heat up and stick to the inside of your printer. Good quality labels are easy to find. You can purchase them at any office supply store. Quality label sheets come in a variety of label sizes to fit your need. Ask a customer service representative which manufacturer is the best and he or she will point you in the right direction.

Don't waste paper

Most companies don't realize how much money is lost on label making tasks. When you misprint labels and have to throw out numerous label sheets, you are essentially throwing money away. If you can, recycle the label sheets. Make sure that your printer is lined up correctly and that all of your labels have been spellchecked before you click "print." If you use only half of the label sheet, flip it around and use the rest of the labels for your next printing job. You'll be surprised at how quickly your savings add up.

Use label printing software

You can find software for just about anything - even label making. These software programs take all of the guesswork out of printing labels. All you have to do is load the software onto your computer and let the program do the rest. It will set up your label page in Word and troubleshoot any alignment problems all by itself. With label printing software, you can rest assured that your labels will be printing correctly every time. Software programs can be expensive, but if you factor in the money you will save in the long run, they are worth every penny.

Use the right ink

Some printer ink cartridges print differently on label sheets than they would on regular paper. Purchase ink that has the capability to print on any kind of paper. With the right ink and the right kind of paper, you won't have to worry about smudges. If you are interested in saving money on ink, consider purchasing remanufactured ink cartridges. Remanufactured cartridges are better for the environment and cost much less than new cartridges. You can purchase remanufactured ink cartridges at any office supply store.

Printing labels doesn't have to be difficult. If you are patient enough and use the tips mentioned above, your next label printing task will be a breeze. Before you know it, you'll have lovely printed labels and a stress-free work environment. What more could you ask for?