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How do I setup a custom page or sheet with many labels?


On the Print tab, click "Many Labels", then hover over the Page layout to show the Page Setup. Measure and enter the details of your custom page.

When your print job requires many labels on a "page" you can rely on Label LIVE to arrange them from left to right, top to bottom. This solution works for two scenarios:

Many Labels on Sheets

Label LIVE works with popular Avery and ULINE label sheets.

Many Labels on a Roll

Label LIVE works with popular "grouped" labels such as horticulture plant tags and CryoTags from Diversified BioTech and USA Scientific.

Custom Label Sizes

Label LIVE makes it easy to adjust all of the dimensions, margins and spacing to get pixel-perfect aligned label pages.

Setup Label Size and Orientation

Measure one label and enter in the height and width (red), ensuring that the orientation arrow (blue) is aligned with the direction the labels feed through the printer.

Note on Previewing...

Nobody likes to waste labels. That's why we recommend using Print Preview to test. The generated PDF is great to learn how Label LIVE will work with your printer without wasting expensive labels.

Many Labels

On the Print tab, change from Single Label to Many Labels.

Tip for Inkjet and Laser Printers: Check the Alignment Lines box to print label borders, margin lines, and 1" (or 1cm) dotted lines. Test pages can be printed on plain paper. To verify label placement, stack the plain paper test page on top of a blank sheet and hold both up to a bright light. You can easily see where alignment needs to be corrected.

Page Setup

Hover over the page layout to show the Page Setup. Here you can enter the page size, which is the space containing many labels (e.g. a full sheet).

Common Page Sizes

Click "PAGE SIZE" to change the page size to Letter, A4, 4x6" shipping or 2x2" generic square. You can also enter in your own custom page size. For example, 4-across horticulture plant tags (e.g. 10x1") might have a Page size of 10x4".

Edge Margins

Labels are arranged from left to right and top to bottom.

  • Edge Margin Left: From the top-left label, measure the distance to the left edge of the page.

  • Edge Margin Top: From the top-left label, measure the distance to the top edge of the page.

Label Spacing

  • Label Spacing Horizontal: The "gap" between each column of labels.

  • Label Spacing Vertical: The "gap" between each row of labels.

Scaling for Inkjet/Laser

Keep at 100% unless you find that the alignment lines are not to scale. For example, if the 1" alignment lines are printing at 0.95" then a scale factor of 105% could be applied to try to match the dimensions. This is largely trial and error. Printer drivers are responsible for these discrepancies, and worse, they can change between printer drivers. Are we having fun yet?!

Label Copies

Before you print, adjust the Label Copies to print 1 Full Page. This will cause all labels to become blue in the preview.

Sheet Tip: To skip used labels on a sheet, type the number of labels you want to skip in the "Skip Labels" field. Skipping a label will preview a gray box for the skipped labels.

Print a PDF

Click the print button (blue) and watch the PDF open. Note the red margin lines (left and top), the 1" dotted lines, and the label outlines.

Tip: Uncheck Alignment Lines when you are satisfied and ready to print to a real page.

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