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EducationPerky box Label templates?

14th Nov 2019 17:45 UTCRobert Darabos

I am looking for a template to print labels to slip inside of perky boxes.  google is not providing any answers.  

does any one know of a label that fits the regular sized perky boxes well?  or the exact dimensions i could make a label system?

14th Nov 2019 22:27 UTCKeith Compton Manager

I would simply create an excel file template.
Create a style that you like - say 4- 5 lines of text - outline with a black border and print. You can create a format that matches the size of the box for which you require the label.

That way you have control over the font, size, number of lines etc., and importantly the size of the label - small or large box or whatever. A black border simply aids in cutting/trimming - you can leave the outline or remove if preferred.

Then print and cut with scissors etc. 

You can print on any type of paper / card - cut and glue onto box. Underside / outside or wherever - no expensive labels to buy.

You can easily create multiple labels - save the print file for later use to print additional labels for new specimens of the same material and location etc.

14th Nov 2019 22:39 UTCPatrick Dugan

Hello!  Avery 5428 stickers work great for us!  They come in a pack of 50 4"x 6" sheets with 20 labels per sheet.  You can download the template from the Avery website.  You do however need a piece of white card stock cut to size (we use the piece of card stock that comes under the Styrofoam in the perky box).  You can see in the photo the sticker on the card stock.

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15th Nov 2019 01:02 UTCIan Nicastro

I prefer Word to Excel... you can make a text box shape with an line around it that is just slightly smaller than the area of the box. Now copy and paste it on the document again and again to make a row, aligning it to the grid to make it easy to cut with scissors, now copy the whole row again and again to fill the page. I made my own template this way using font sizes of around 7-5... it really doesn't take much time to do. I save my all of my digital labels and have them organized, so that if I need to print a new label for something from that location or of that species, I already have it done. I print on card stock... I personally do not like have a long rectangular card that sticks behind the styrofoam as I glue my foam to the bottom of the box. I use a square shaped label that I adhere with a small dot of 3M office putty/tack to the back of the box. 

17th Nov 2019 15:15 UTCDouglas Merson Expert

Publisher also works well for making templates. I have a number of different sizes made over the years.

17th Nov 2019 17:13 UTCDonald B Peck Expert

I also like Publisher.   I think it is easier to use with more control than Word.  And like Doug, I have a number of templates for different uses.

17th Nov 2019 19:49 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Publisher works very well as Don/Doug mentioned because of the control it gives you. I do like Patrick's idea as well, especially if you have the Avery program on your computer.

5th Dec 2019 09:36 UTCJim MGlasson

I use WordPerfect, because it allows you to easily create and adjust custom labels. I create a template (willing to give information to anyone that wants it) for the labels with a border ant cut lines then print on index card stock. The only down side to this is that you have to cut them apart.  With WordPerfect, you can format the first label, bold , underline, vary fonts, etc; then copy and multiple paste as many as you need (not easy to do in Word). I usually paste one more than I need then the formatting is all set, all you have to do is edit the text for the next specimen/s.
 Hope This Helps.

5th Dec 2019 14:13 UTCMark Andrews

I use Excel to generate labels for my specimens.  This is extremely efficient because I also have my mineral collection cataloged in Excel.  I have a template set up so that all I have to do is type in the catalog number for the specimen that needs labeling and Excel populates all the other fields--mineral name(s), location, collector/previous owner, etc.

This saves me from having to do double duty of entering specimen information into a catalog and entering label information into a separate document.

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