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Jul 11

Label-palooza

Who among us doesn’t need to print a label at some point? I’m thinking especially of the tireless church and school office workers (or any office worker for that matter) who use labels for mailings and organizing all types of office paperwork.  Now creating labels has moved “to the cloud” with the simple and fun Web 2.0 Avery Design & Print Online tool.

Avery, the label manufacturer standard, provides no less than 1,115 templates for their entire collection of label products.  They have templates for addresses, tabs, name tags, DVDs and binders, just to name a few.  And the online creation tool is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Select the template – If you know it, you can type in the label product number from your Avery package.  Otherwise you can browse the available templates.  A thumbnail of each layout and measurements of the labels display as you highlight each one.  (BTW – Isn’t it funny how the one you are looking for always turns out to be the very last one you look at.)
  2. Select the design – Avery provides high quality graphic options in a variety of theme categories.  Preview the designs and select the one that meets your needs.
  3. Customize – Add your own graphics, edit the text using a variety of fonts and formatting options and include barcodes if needed.  You can even upload your own graphic or upload a spreadsheet for a mail merge in the cloud (who’d of thought!).

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And then you are ready to print.  You even have the option of saving your creation on your local computer and uploading it again in the future for editing and printing again.

If you are anything like me (ok … maybe there isn’t anyone reading this who would claim to be like me … just humor me) your label making heart is beating fast at the prospect of all the labels to be printed in your cloudy future.  Enjoy Avery Design & Print Online!

This post is a part of the Summer 2011 WELS Hacker series on the WELSTech Podcast.


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  1. Jim

    Avery is great, Sallie. I haven’t used their on-line service. I’ve used their free desktop version for years. It works great for a lot of projects.

    I’ve used it for business cards, professional tri-folds, posters, and more (oh! almost forgot labels). It is super easy to use and very versatile. It makes use of layers like high end commercial products.

    The free download can be found at http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software/Avery-DesignPro-for-PC.htm?N=0&refchannel=c042fd03ab30a110VgnVCM1000002118140aRCRD.

    Its free, easy to use, and its powerful. What more can a person want? 🙂 Seriously, if anybody is looking for a light, powerful, mini desktop publishing program, this is it!

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