Question on printing my own labels

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  1. Oct 29, 2018 #1

    DisneyMom

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    G'day! :)

    I would like to print labels at home for the scrubs my daughter and I have been making for friends and family We bought 4 oz jars, and the available space for a label to fit would be a maximum width of 1 5/8 (or 1 1/2) and a length of 2.5 or 3" length. I have used Avery's design program in the past to create labels and business cards and am very familiar with the program, so I was hoping to use it for these labels. However, I can't find a rectangular label for our sizing needs. Has anyone found any Avery labels in a rectangular shape that will fit the typical 4 oz plastic jars (we got ours from SKS Packaging)? I also thought maybe I could use a regular full sheet and cut my own labels. Has anyone had success doing that?

    Thank you for your help!
    Stacie
     
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    You can check onlinelabels.com. I've used their labels with Avery before, you just have to enter custom dimensions.
     
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    You will most likely have to trim the labels.
     
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    Insert a text box the size you want into your label area. Leave the shape outline lines visible and set to 3 pt or higher. Type whatever you want for the text and use the text box outline to cut straight. For a 4x2 label I can get 2 labels that will fit. One for the front with the name of whatever it is, and one for the back with ingredients listed. I wouldn't want to use this method if I was selling because it is a bit time consuming, but for me as a hobbyist it works well. My labels look neater than if I try to trim them free hand. I don't have a paper cutter and when I cut them with scissors and no guide lines they would always end up a bit wonky looking. But if that doesn't bother you, I don't think anyone I gave wonky labeled things to really cared.
     
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    I do the same as dibbles. Or I trim them. I only use 4 oz for body butter.
     
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    I design my labels in MS Publisher to my own specifications and use Avery full sheet labels and cut by hand, because nobody makes ready-made label templates that match my specifications and I'm too stubborn to alter things to adapt to theirs. lol It's a little bit more time consuming to cut by hand, but I like being free to create whatever weird-shaped label I desire. I suppose it helps that I don't sell and am not making gobs of labels on a consistent basis. If that were the case, I'm sure I'd get over my stubbornness right quick! lol

    IrishLass :)
     
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    I’ve used the mailing labels for containers that need a small label. They are only an 1” tall but just over 2.5” wife. Depends on what you are putting on the label. I don’t like being constrained though and do something similar to IrishLass.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you all so much for the help, suggestions, and input! I think I'll try Dibbles method and see what I think! I really appreciate your help, everyone.
     
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    I buy sheet labels in weather proof and then cut them all with a paper cutter/slicer. They stand up nicely for shower products, etc.
     
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    LOL, yes you would get over your stubbornness if you had to cut hundreds of labels!!:)
     
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