Making Barcodes with Free Software & Inkscape

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Barcodes provide a very simple, reliable, machine-readable way to read numbers or addresses into your computer so that information can be looked up online or in a database. There are a number of different standards for barcodes, and the most-commonly used ones are quite easy to use and create with simple free software applications, whether you want to incorporate them directly in your cover art, or make stick-on labels for marking packages. Here, I’ll walk you throught the basics of three popular types of barcodes: UPC, EAN (including ISBN), and QR codes.

Producing the barcode itself is trivial in Inkscape — the leading Free/Open Source Software vector drawing application — ever since the extension became part of the standard distribution, with version 0.46. The current version supports several kinds of barcodes, including the UPC and EAN types. To continue reading the complete howto, visit: http://www.labelsontime.com/barcodes-and-free-sofware

4 x 6 Labels A Catagory On Its Own

Its just so popular and seen on just about every single package shipped via UPS, FEDEX, DHL or even on most of the packages private trucklines deliver. 4″ x 6″ sized labels for thermal transfer and direct thermal printing is a catagory by it self. For shipping cartons to priority mailer labels, they are every where!

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4 x 6 thermal transfer labels in white with permanent adhesive, but as you can tell, it comes in many different materials including All-temp, waterproof, kimdura, removable and many others. They are compatible with Zebra printers as well as Epson, Sato, Datamax, Intermec and many other thermal printers. This size Thermal Transfer label is ussally on a 3″ core with 8″ OD but fanfold is becoming popular for heavy usage.

Direct thermal labels in 4 x 6 size comes fanfolded, on a 1″ core or 3″ core. Direct thermal labels do not require a thermal printer ribbon and generally have a permanent adhesive. 4 x 6 Zebra labels compatible are also popular.

LabelsOntime.com carries a large stock of 4 x 6 labels for thermal transfer and direct thermal printing in 4 warehouses nationwide. Need samples for testing, vist our sample request page: http://www.labelsontime.com/sample-request

Labels for Your Holiday Food Gifts

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For those last minute Christmas and even New Year’s gifts, you just can’t go wrong with a homemade or gourmet treat. This set of labels is the perfect way to personalize and package your gifts. Designed by the team at liagriffith.com, these elegant gold foil style labels are a mix of black, navy and plum to not only be the perfect Christmas look but for any holiday occasion. These labels are ready for you to add your own to and from names. Just download the PDF onto your desktop and open in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Select the place holder text and type in your own names. Print these gorgeous labels onto a full sheet white label paper and trim. The set offers many sizes so you can find the perfect one for your holiday gifts. Enjoy!

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New Year’s Eve Party Printables by Lily & Val

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Make your New Year’s Eve party just a little more special with these elegant chalk art labels designed and hand-drawn by Valerie McKeehan of Lily & Val. The set includes all the labels you need to create a memorable event including: a 2015 banner, cupcake toppers/favor tags, confetti packets, straw flags, “Pop the bubbly” champagne bottle labels, and “midnight kisses” labels for the bottoms of Hershey kisses. Simply download the PDFs onto your desktop, print, and get ready to ring in the new year! Cheers!

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Santa’s Special Delivery Gift Label Tags

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Playing Santa has never been more fun than with these rustic Santa’s Special Delivery Gift Tags. Designed by Gretchen of  Threelittlemonkeys.com They are the perfect way to share some Christmas magic with your loved ones and reward those that made it on the “nice” list. Or the “naughty” list, if you like!You can never have too many options when it comes to wrapping gifts, right?

These gift tags feature a kraft paper background and are in white, red or classic Christmas red and green. So you can pick and choose what labels fit your mood, wrapping paper or the labels you have on hand!Ready to get started? Simply download to your computer (note that you cannot edit the text in your browser) and open the file PDF in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. The font is already embedded in there, so you don’t need to do anything else but type in your names and dates. Then print the tags on the white label paper specified or kraft label paper from Worldlabel. Wrap your gifts and attach your tags. Then add twine, ribbon or anything you like.

If you are unable to edit the file or the text acts strangely, please update to the most recent version here:http://get.adobe.com/reader. Also, double check that you are not trying to edit the tags in your browser. You should be in Adobe.

Merry Christmas!

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Printable Rustic Kraft Holiday Gift Tags & Labels

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These gift tags and gift labels are perfect for the rustic style with a kraft paper background and traditional colors mixed with blues and teals. Designed by the team at liagriffith.com, this set of trendy labels is influenced by the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. The set includes three pages, of of gift tags that can be printed onto a card stock paper and two pages of printable labels perfect for the full sheet labels paper. To customize the names on these tags and labels, download the free font Museo Slab 500. Then download the PDF printable onto your desktop and open in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. You can select the editable fields and type in your own names. Now you are ready to print! Finish by trimming or punching with a 1 inch or 2.5 inch punch and they are ready to add to your pretty packages.

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Printable Christmas Gift Tags and Labels

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It is time to start wrapping your gifts and we are here to help you make them just a little bit more personal. Here is a set of gorgeous Christmas gift tags and editable labels to top your gifts. Designed by Lia at liagriffith.com the tags can be easily printed onto a card stock, trimmed and tied onto your package to add a little cheer. The backs of the tags are a perfect place to add your to and from names. The sheet of gift labels are ready for you to personalize. Simply download the PDF onto your desktop and open in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. This will allow you to select the editable text and add your own names. For the matching font you can download the free version of Museo Slab 500. Once you have your names in place, print onto a full sheet label paper and trim. Enjoy!

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Peppermint Please Christmas Printable Labels & Tags

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These happy Christmas Peppermint Please printable labels and tags are designed by Erin Rippy of Inktreepress.com Use them for a holiday party and gift packages. Included is .75″ labels you can use for Hershey kisses. Home Made Labels  and From the Kitchen of. Also included is a set of  Perperment themed digital paper. All printables are free for personal use only. Enjoy printing them on your laser and inkjet printers. Happy Holidays Everyone :)

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Kids Polar Christmas Labels and Tags

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This Christmas season you can invite these cute arctic friends to celebrate with you! This set of labels and gift tags from designed by liagriffith.com is ready for you to download and personalize. There is a full sheet of gift tags, matching gift labels and a full sheet of 1 inch labels to add that little special touch to your holiday gifts and envelopes. To personalize these tags and labels, you will need to download the PDF printables onto your computer. First install the free font, Learning Curve onto your computer, then open the PDF in your Adobe Acrobat or Reader. You can then select the editable names and add your own. Print the labels onto full sheet label paper and trim. Print the tags onto a card stock and trim shapes. To tie tags onto gifts, just punch a small hole and add a twine. What an adorable way to personalize your gifts!

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