How do I set my files up for label printing?

When label printing, it is important to set up your files correctly. This includes selecting the appropriate label size and label material. It also involves optimizing your artwork for print. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure that your label printing job comes out looking its best:

  1. Choose the right label size for your application: Take into account the space available on the product as well as any other requirements such as durability or waterproofing. Consider if there will be additional text needed that might affect label size selection. Speak to GBF as we can help you understand a, how the label will look and b, the right label application to use.
  2. Select an appropriate label material: Certain materials are better suited to certain applications than others. You don’t need to research what types of materials work best with different substrates, environments and even inks used in label printing, because we can help you get the right substrate for the right product.
  3. Optimise your artwork for label printing: Check that the resolution of all images and graphics used are high enough to produce a quality label print. Adjust colours, gradients and text carefully as different label materials may require different treatments and adjustments to produce the best results.

Following these steps will help you get the most out of your label printing job by ensuring that your files are set up correctly for precision results.

What are the best programs to use to artwork my labels?

It is best to use label design software specifically tailored to label printing. These label design programs offer tools and features that are specially designed for label printing, allowing you to create professional-looking labels quickly and efficiently. Popular label printing software includes Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc.

So I can’t use Microsoft Word?

Not for professional printing, we will accept excel documents if you require any variable data on your labels (i.e not every label is the same, barcodes / names / reference numbers may alter)

If you need any more information or assistance with setting up your label prints, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

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