How To Design a Label | Laser Inkjet Labels

Are you looking for custom labels to print off on your laser inkjet printer? Learn how to design beautiful labels and let Laser Inkjet Labels print them for you.

Are you looking for custom labels to print off on your laser inkjet printer? Learn how to design beautiful labels and let Laser Inkjet Labels print them for you.

If you are looking for professionally designed labels for print, there are a couple of different ways to go about designing them. Let’s take a look at some of the tools that you can use to design beautiful labels. Additionally, we will provide some different tips for you to come up with the beautiful label design. After you design your label, Laser Inkjet Labels will take care of the rest and provide you with labels that you can print off on your own inkjet printer!

Have the Right Tools For Designing a Label

Some people prefer expensive software suites like Adobe Photoshop to design their labels. Laser Inkjet Labels has a few templates that you can use in the form of jpeg, Word, PowerPoint or EPS to plug into your own software. We also have some software that you can download for free if you want something that won’t cost a lot of money. Here are some additional tools that you can use for designing your labels:

  • Adobe Spark Label Marker
  • Canva
  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Sketch
  • Affinity Designer
  • GIMP

Any label design that you come up with can be easily printed on any of our label sizes and printed off on your inkjet printer.

Include the Most Important Information On Your Label

What you put on your label will largely be based upon the use of the label. If you are designing basic shipping labels, your address will be a must. You might also want to include some basic information about your company when designing a shipping label, such as a phone number and website. If you are designing labels for a product, you might want to include certain things like instructions, ingredients and nutrition information if you are producing a food product, and things like UPC and SKU for inventory purposes. Packing slips are also a type of label that you can design and should include a brief overview of your company as well as some sort of decorative element.

Use Your Logo and Branding For Certain Types of Labels

You might want to include your logo on certain types of labels. Any branding consideration should be done by a professional designer if you don’t have a beautiful looking logo. Your labels will need to accomplish two tasks if they are going to go on a physical product. It must tell your customer what is inside the packaging and it must advertise your company. Clear, effective copy and good design on your label can help advertise your company perfectly.

Design Clear and Readable Messaging For Your Labels

Clear and readable messaging are the most important elements of any type of label design. Your logo and brand messaging should be able to stand out to potential buyers on the shelf. The fine print needs to be easily readable on your physica products, too. The font is going to make your label stand out, as well as the colors. Some good fonts to consider for your labels are on the list below:

  • Lora.
  • BodoniAnt.
  • Garamond.
  • Verdana.
  • Scada.
  • Scripts.
  • Poiret One.

Leave Enough White Space When Designing Your Labels

White space refers to the space between different elements on your labels. Designers try to leave enough white space on a design so that other elements stand out. White space can keep your label from becoming too cluttered and allow the eye to focus on your design elements. The label should have enough white space around your logo, product name, images, and copy. This allows the eye to focus on one aspect of your label at a time.

Every Label Design Should Have At Least One Decorative Element

Too many decorative elements can make your label design cluttered. However, one decorative element beyond photos and text can help make your label stand out. Let’s say that you are designing a shipping label or a packing slip. A logo with some slight decoration can make a beautifully designed shipping label. However, more elaborate labels, such as product labels, can have an artistic flair, swath of color, or illustration to make it stand out more on the shelf.

Miscellaneous Items That Should Be Included On Your Label Designs

Lastly, here are some things that you might want to consider on your label, depending on which type of label it is:

  • Required Details: Certain types of food items must have ingredients and nutrition information. Depending on where your business is, you may be required to indicate whether or not a product has choking or suffocation hazards.
  • Brand Name, Product Name, and Other Selling/Inventory Details: If you are making a label for an item that you intend to sell, make sure that you include basic things like UPC, stock keeping information, and serial numbers where applicable.
  • Packing Size: You may want to indicate certain dimensional measurements and packing information.

If you are designing shipping labels, you will need to include a field for originating address, destination address, the shipping class, and information like tracking numbers.

Let Laser Inkjet Labels Fulfill Your Shipping Labels

If you are looking to have your own labels, Laser Inkjet Labels has everything you need to get the ball rolling. Once you have a label design that you like, simply request some samples from us. We can work with virtually any type of label that you design and get you the stock that you need at an affordable price. Moreover, your business doesn’t need to invest in any kind of specialized printer, you can simply use your existing label inkjet printer. 

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