How To Design Address Labels | Laser Inkjet Labels

Are you looking for beautiful address labels? Laser Inkjet Labels helps you get address labels that you can print off on a laser inkjet printer. Learn some design tips for elegant, beautiful address labels.

Are you looking for beautiful address labels? Laser Inkjet Labels helps you get address labels that you can print off on a laser inkjet printer. Learn some design tips for elegant, beautiful address labels.

Address labels are the things that we think about the least when we mail letters, packages, and other items. However, if you are designing labels for business purposes, you want to put a little bit of time and effort into making your address labels. Design programs can help create beautiful address labels, but a few other tips and tricks can help you come up with beautiful address labels.

What Address Label Sizes Are Available?

There are a variety of different address label sizes available. These include:

  • 2-⅝ x 1
  • 4 x 1-⅓
  • 4 x 2
  • 4 x 3-⅓
  • 1-¼ x 1-¾

The smaller sizes outlined above make great labels for letters, postcards and larger packages that you send in an envelope. Larger label sizes, like the 4 x 3-⅓ are better for packages that you are going to be sending out. Laser InkJet Labels also offers Click-n-Ship and NetStamps sizes if you are going to be sending out packages.

Choose the Text That You Are Going To Use

The text, while pretty straightforward, is the most important element of your address label. Consider how you want your name or business name to be displayed on the label. You may also want to include your title. When designing an address label for your business, make sure that you list your business name correctly, such as including the “LLC” or business type. You may also want to create separate address labels for different departments or individual employees.

Pick a Theme For Your Address Label

When choosing a theme for your address label, you want to think about things like font and color. If you are looking for a sophisticated theme, software platforms like Canva have several neatly designed frames, scripts, and colors. Other designs might include floral designs, geometry, and flourishes. For more “fun” themes, things like tasteful illustrations and colorful vibrant schemes will add some zest to your address label.

It is also a good idea to use an address label theme that matches your existing stationery, business cards, and signage to create a uniform branding theme for your business.

Choosing a Color Scheme

If you’ve already picked a theme, you will want to test colors. A darker background with light colored font will make the text readable. A neutral background with darker colors will also make the address text readable. Overall, neutral backgrounds tend to make for a smart choice when you include more design aspects on your address label like a logo or small picture.

Logos and Other Design Elements For Your Address Label

Some people elect to include a small version of their logo or other type of graphical element. Remember that on the smaller label size the quality of such elements can tend to decrease. Make sure that you have a high-resolution version of your logo or other design element so that the image is not blurred.

Choosing a Font and Font Size

Depending upon your theme preference, you also need to think about font and font size. You do not need to worry too much about the font. The USPS has some good guidelines when picking font and font size. These guidelines include:

  • Having a uniform font, size, and spacing throughout the address label.
  • Making sure that characters do not touch.
  • Using uppercase, lowercase, and all caps are acceptable options.
  • Making sure that the font is 10- to 12-point OCR readable font.

Keep Your Design Legible and Easy-To-Read

When you design unique labels for yourself or your business, it might be easy to overload the address label with pictures in text. Keep in mind that your label should be functional. They have to be readable to work properly for your business. When designing any address label, you need to make sure that the text is appropriately sized to not run off the edge. If you ever need samples, you can have Laser Inkjet Labels send you some samples. This will let you get a sense of whether or not the label will suit your needs.

Have a Second Set of Eyes Look At Your Address Label Design

Before you purchase your final set of labels from Laser Inkjet Labels, have a second set of eyes look at the label. Get some input from others on the look/feel of the design, how the text looks, but most importantly, look for mistakes like basic errors. If you have stationery and envelopes for your business check the label sample against these so that it looks great on any mail that you plan to send.

How Can You Use Address Labels?

Besides for items to be mailed, you can also use your address labels for organizational purposes. They can denote an employee’s items at work, show ownership of a particular item, and be used for a wide array of other purposes.

What Software Do You Need For Designing and Printing Address Labels?

For software, you don’t need an expensive design suite like Adobe PhotoShop. Free platforms like Canva have tons of different templates that you can use and you can even customize the size of your address labels. If you are looking to design a smaller version of your logo, Canva can also help with this. Other software that can help you with label design includes Inkscape Label Design, GIMP, and other platforms. Laser Inkjet Labels even has some templates if you want to use something like Word, PowerPoint, or other software.

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