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Useful and Practical - template issues
on March 5, 2013
These round labels are perfect for so many situations: from personal to professional. They stick well and the diameter is perfect.
My one frustration (which caused me to waste many sheets and afford this product 3 stars instead of 5) is the template. It took way too many steps and workarounds to get the labels perfect:
Step #1) The package includes a sheet of paper with the outlines of the labels marked, but that's it! That doesn't help one layout the image in Word.
Step #2) The label template did not already exist within Microsoft Word, so I had to download it from the Avery website - this wasn't a problem although it was a little annoying that I had to make an account in order to download the template.
Step #3) Once downloaded, the template consisted of black borders drawn for each label - not gridlines - meaning if you don't want your image to have a thick black border, you have to delete the black circles one-by-one, and thus losing the template since gridlines weren't used.
Step #4) When in this situation, I normally just draft my own gridlines using the specs printed on the package, but this package did not list an label dimensions! I ended up making my own template by literally measuring the labels with a ruler, and typing the specs into Word. I assume most people wouldn't even know how to do this. Needless to say, I wasted a few good label sheets in the process when my images printed off-center.
As a marketer, I'm very comfortable and experienced with label making, but this was a headache even for me. The final product turned out fantastic, but the process was a pain.