Do you have to organize and catalog some files and would you like to create custom labels to do it best? Do you need to put labels on your documents in order to find them more quickly and would you like me to recommend some useful resources for this purpose? Then I would say that you have landed on the right guide, at the right time. In fact, with this tutorial of mine today I would like to point out and explain to you all those that in my opinion represent the best programs for labels available on the square.
There are plenty of resources of this type, both free and paid, for both Windows and Mac as well as available directly online. They are all fairly simple to use and the end results are guaranteed. They allow you to create labels from scratch, using your own photos and other graphic and textual elements. Some of them are useful not only for the creation of labels in the strict sense but also for what concerns the creation of covers for diskettes, business cards and other paper products.
Then? May I know what are you still doing standing there? Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusty computer and immediately begin to focus on reading everything listed below. In the end, I am sure, you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. Are you ready? Yes? Great. So let's ban the chatter and proceed.
Avery Create and Print (Windows / Mac)
The first of the label programs I want to tell you about is Avery Create and Print. It is a free software that, in fact, allows you to create and print labels starting from your photos.
The software is completely in Italian, free and is available for both Windows and Mac. It also allows you to create business cards, t-shirt prints, greeting cards, CD / DVD labels and much more. The photos used for the labels can be modified by inserting graphics and text.
To download it to your computer, connect to the program download page and press the button with the name of the operating system in use on your computer after selecting the card Create and Print DOWNLOAD. Then press the button Download attached to the new page that opens.
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows open the .exe file obtained and click on Si and OK to confirm the use of the Italian language. Then press on forward, check the box I accept the agreement and click to anchor your forward for three times. To finish the setup, click on end.
If, on the other hand, what you are using is a Mac, extract the ZIP archive you just obtained in any location and drag the program icon into the folder Applications macOS then right click on it and choose apri for two consecutive times, in order to start Avery Create and Print, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on unauthorized developers.
Now that, regardless of the operating system, you see the program window on the screen, select the type of label you want to print by choosing between Address labels, Product and price labels or by clicking first Other and then on the reference category.
Therefore indicate the type of label you want to use among those on the right (with attached preview) and click on the button forward placed at the top. Select the model that most appeals to you and click again on forward.
Proceed with the customization of the label using the various on-screen tools. You can insert any text, images, shapes, serial numbers etc. When the changes are complete, press the button Preview and print which is at the top right.
Finally, take a look at the preview of the labels that is shown to you and verify that everything is as you expected. Therefore, proceed to adjust the settings for printing through the appropriate section on the right and then press the button Print that stands up and is done.
CoverXP Free (Windows)
CoverXP Free is one of the most popular programs for creating and printing CD and DVD covers as well as labels for products of this type. It is free (but possibly available in a paid variant that allows you to remove advertising) and can only be used on Windows operating systems.
It has been designed to be extremely easy for everyone to use and also has a nice user interface. In short, why not try it now?
To download it to your computer, connect to the program download page on the Softonic website and press the button Free Download that you see appear. If the download does not start, press the button Alternative Download in order to start it "manually".
When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and click on Si. Then press on I Agree, its install, its Si twice in a row and then on Close.
At this point, presses on the menu paper templates which is at the top of the program window, select label and choose a label template from those listed.
Once the front part (and possibly the back) of the label in the two sections of the editor has been displayed, use the respective menu bars and buttons displayed to insert images, texts and effects.
As for the printing, just press the button depicting the printer that you find at the top and it's done. To view a preview instead, press the button with il foglio e la lens di ingrandimento which is high up.
In an article focusing on what are the best programs for labels it is practically impossible not to mention the name of Wherein. It is a free software available for Windows through which it is possible to design and print covers and labels for CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.
It has a very simple user interface fully translated into Italian that supports drag and drop of the images to use. It also includes an automatic calibration function that makes prints always perfectly aligned and proportioned.
To use it, connect to the program download page on the CNET website and press the button Download Now which is at the top, so as to start downloading the software on the PC.
Then start the program by double clicking on the relative shortcut on the desktop and then select the menu Types of Labels that you find at the top of the exPressIt window that appears on the screen and choose the type of label you intend to generate.
Use the buttons attached to the toolbar at the top and on the left to make any necessary changes to your labels. On the right, however, you will find the browser for images and saved projects from which, in fact, you can take any images to use to customize your labels and access previous projects.
Once the changes are complete, you can proceed with printing by clicking on the button Print which is high up. If you want to see a preview of the final result first, click on the button Print Preview that you always find on the toolbar at the top of the window.
Paper Laber Maker (Windows)
As his name suggests quite easily, Paper Laber Maker is a free program that allows you to create and print labels, flyers, letterheads, brochures, postcards and much more.
It has a fairly basic user interface but very easy to use and allows you to get professional results. It gives the user maximum freedom of modification in creations (texts, colors, etc.) and supports the use of databases. It is for Windows only.
To use it, connect to the program's website and press the link download for free which is on top and then on that Download Paper Label maker, in order to download the software to your computer right away.
At the end of the download, extract the ZIP archive obtained in any location on your PC and open the .exe file contained within it. Then click on Si, its Next three times, come on install and Finish.
Now that the program window is displayed on the screen, choose whether to create single labels or multiple labels by selecting the relevant tab (single o Multiple) which is at the top then click on the menu Project, select New and create the file to start the new project.
Then use the on-screen voices and options to create and customize your label. To enter text, use the box below the item Label text. You will be able to view all the changes made in real time via the preview on the right.
When you want, you can print your labels simply by clicking on the button Print which is on the right and adjusting the print options through the additional window that will open. If you want to see a print preview first, press the button Preview which is always on the right.
Do you use a Mac and the resource I mentioned at the beginning of the article didn't convince you in a particular way? Then turn to Pages, you will see that you will not regret it.
This is the program developed directly by Apple for its users to write texts but also to create paper projects of various types such as greeting cards, flyers and posters, letterheads and much more. As for the labels, you must first download the appropriate templates.
To use it for your own purpose, start Pages by clicking on its icon attached to the Launchpad. If the program is not present, obviously it is because it is not pre-installed on your Mac. In this case, you can download it by connecting to the appropriate section of the Mac App Store, pressing on first Get and then Install (if prompted, also enter your Apple account password).
Now, visit the website where you can find the templates for the labels and press the button Download that you find in correspondence with the one you are interested in, in order to download it on your Mac.
Once the download is complete, extract the ZIP archive obtained in any location on your Mac and open the .template file contained within it. You will then see a warning appear in Pages asking you if you intend to add the model in question to the existing ones or not (so it will always be available). If you agree, click on Add to "model selection", otherwise click on New document.
In the Pages window that will be shown to you at this point, you can start editing your labels as you see fit by first selecting the type of table on the left and then making all the necessary customizations using the appropriate tools on the right and at the top. For example, you can insert any text, shapes, images, you can change the background color etc.
To print the final result obtained, click on the item Fillet found on the menu bar, choose Stampa ... and it's done. If, on the other hand, you want to save the project so that it can then be resumed and modified later, select the item Fillet from the menu bar and click Save ....
None of the label programs I told you about thrilled you? Then try canva and you will see that it will satisfy you. It is an online service, free (basic), easy to use and usable from any web browser and operating system.
It allows you to create various types of graphic projects such as labels, business cards, logos, collages and much more. Just select the reference layout and that's it. To use it, however, you need to create a specific account.
You ask me how to use it? I'll point it out to you right away. First, connected to the home page of the service, select one of the options located inside the box First time on Canva? Subscribe!, in such a way as to indicate the reason why you intend to register on the site, and then create your account using your e-mail address, your Google or Facebook account, by clicking on the relevant buttons.
Once registered, you will see the main page of your Canva account. To start creating the labels, click on the entry Label placed inside the section Create a project, then select one of the templates on the left (many are free, some for a fee) and customize your project with the tools provided by Canva (you can find them on the left and above).
When you are satisfied with the result, save the newly created label on your computer by clicking on the button Download located at the top right and choosing one of the formats available for download.