How to print labels and what do I need to make packaging and shipping my products from home easier?
I am a jewelry maker on Etsy and I am getting very tired of writing out shipping labels by hand. I've heard of programs that print them out for you with the help of a label printer. So my question is what is a good free or cheap program for a Mac user, what printer can I use, and what kind of website can I order cheap wholesale mini bubble mailer envelopes? I'm looking for ways to make shipping and handling my products less of a hassle.
Any other information you think I would need please feel free to include, thanks! :)
If you have a printer at home, then you can save your money on printing services. I know that not all people are well versed in graphic design, but you can easily make changes with the help of online design tools to ready-made mockups that were created by professionals in this field. Here https://www.ls.graphics/free-mockups/box-packaging you can find free mockups for the packaging box. all you need besides this is just to add your logo to the layout.
Consider buying a Thermal Label Printer. I have one (won't make an ad for it). It does its job well. Read reviews and choose one you'll like
For the delivery of artwork, I use the service http://fineartshippers.com/, which is specially created to transport paintings, fragile items, and the like. Moreover, they deliver goods much faster and do not wait until the plane is packed with parcels. So I advise you to contact them for help, I am sure that they can solve your problem.
I think it'd be easier to collaborate with professionals in the printing sphere, they could do everything you need for you as they're already experienced with all kinds of printing processes. I'd recommend these guys: http://urbansignandprint.com/ Some high quality printed stuff always on time.
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Honestly and label printer.
TSC TDP-247 Plus Direct Thermal Label Printer 99-126A010-20LF
http://www.avery.com, label printing software, they have version for Mac and it's free
Printing labels is trivial in many programming languages, including Java and C which would run on a Mac. There are however a number of variables to be taken into consideration, pertaining to the layout, data source and interface to the printer's driver. I see that Etsy has an option, that you may already be aware of, for printing USPS labels purchased from them at : https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3148
By the way, I checked out your store there, cool jewels.
Do you ship UPS or USPS? Both have web sites that prepare the label for you to print.