In this section of the website we will do our best to explain HOW to get the best results when printing onto A4 Sheets of Stickers & Labels.
The first thing to decide is what program are you planning to use to print onto your A4 sheets of labels? We currently offer Word file Templates & PDF Templates to download for FREE in all our standard label sizes.
We are currently introducing a Powerpoint Versions for many of the label sizes & also an Ai File for illustrator users.
Free Word & PDF A4 Label Templates | from The A4 Sticker Company
Download Label Templates for Free from A4Stickers.co.uk – Follow this & you will find a choice of our Word Templates & PDF Templates to help you to print onto your labels. Templates may need a little tweaking to work along your printer and all printer settings differ.
Microsoft Word – Rectangles Label Templates
Within the Microsoft Word program there is a simple program which helps you to position the print on labels accurately. To find this, go to: Mailings > then click on the labels icon. Then under options, you can select the label layout if you know the equivalent Avery code. For reference the Avery label codes are listed in the TEMPLATE table and in our product descriptions.
Tips for Printing onto Circles
Take a look at this page PRINTING ONTO CIRCLES for more information on printing onto Circles & how to best setup your label design.
Take a look at this page PRINTING CIRCLES IN WORD for more information on printing round labels on A4 Sheets
Take a look at this page PRINTING IN THE PRINT AREA for more information on the print area for your labels.
Design & Print Tips – Things to try..
Is your print settings set to print ‘actual size’? Having your printer set to ‘Fit’ or a Percentage for example 98% will also affect the printing layout & position
Click ‘File’ then ‘Print’ Click ‘Page Setup’ at the bottom of the settings – Click on the margins tab & Here you will see the Margins that your printer currently set to, In here you make adjustments to align the print to one side or the other for example increase the left margin size to move the text right or decrease it to move your text left. You can also make a similar adjustment for more your Text up & down the page, for example Increase the Top margin value to move your text down the page or Decrease it to bring it up the page.
Laser and Inkjet printer have an accuracy of +/- 1mm, so make sure you leave a good margin around your design or text to allow for this. If your text is going right to the edge of the label consider reducing the font size or word positioning.
Setting Printer to Labels
Most Laser printers have an alternative setting for ‘labels’; this changes the default paper setting from 80gsm. On the screen that appears before you print look for the ‘properties’ or ‘settings’ option where you will find a selection of ‘material’ settings. Choosing the ‘labels’ setting will slow down the printer and will alter the temperature of the fuser unit, so that more energy is supplied to the labels. This bonds the toner to the surface of the labels. If you use the ‘normal paper’ settings then the toner may rub off easily because there has not been enough energy to bond it correctly.
Adjusting the DPI
Drying Problems on an Inkjet? Try adjusting the DPI of the print, this should reduce the amount of ink being laid onto the sheet & should help with the drying process.
Adjusting the Thickness Settings
Some Copier Printers have a thickness setting that also will affect the print Speed, Try setting your printer to ‘Thick 2’ or ‘Thick 3’ to slow down the printing process, this should reduce any printer feeding slip & could increase the image printing quality.
Bypass Tray Printing
Try Printing through the bypass tray? (if your printer has one) Some Printers print more accurately through the bypass, this tray is designed to accept thicker materials such as labels and offers a straighter path through your printer by bypassing one or more feed rollers, which should reduce the chances of your label sheets rotating slightly as they are printed. So this is worth a try to test the position of your print.