Category Tips & Tricks

A Better Glossy Label? Color profile brings life to glossy setting

Glossy labels are by far the most popular label media for product labeling, and for many clients, nothing is more appealing than seeing your brand on a bright shiny label. Glossy labels do offer a unique set of challenges. Large ink pigments – in… Continue Reading →

Part 3: Graphics Applications

This month we’ll be discussing some of the more common graphics applications that might be used in label design. Even if you outsource label design creation, you’ll want to be aware of the application(s) and platform used to create your label…. Continue Reading →

A Commercial Grade Label Printer: The 6 key components

Whether you’re just getting started or have been running your own business for awhile,  you need to know that you have robust reliable equipment. Because maintenance costs often far outweigh the initial investment, finding quality products of a commercial grade is critical… Continue Reading →

Part 4: Label Making Applications – Available Software

Label making applications will be more specialized to your label-making needs than generic graphics programs.  These programs offer features such as sequenced batch generation and tracking, precise placement of a label on a specified form, and access to a database… Continue Reading →

Label Media: Should I choose rolled or fan-fold labels?

Continuous label media comes in two forms, rolled or fan-fold.  This article looks at the advantages and disadvantage of each, in hopes of helping you choose the best media form for your workflow. Fan-Fold Label Media Fan-fold labels make a… Continue Reading →

Part 2: Designing your Label: Shape and Size

Another key element of label design is the shape and size of your label, and this week’s blog will give you some clues on how to make this easy. If you choose a “standard” die-cut label, you can eliminate laser cut finishing… Continue Reading →

What’s a PRN file, why do I need it and how do a make one?

A PRN file is simply a printer file that is created for a specific printer in a language that the printer understands. Therefore PRN files are printer model specific and will not work with other types of printers.  The format… Continue Reading →

Part 1. Designing your Label: Artwork

Label design is undeniably the most personal and stylistic element of the labeling processes. However, it can be guided by some fundamental principles to make the process quicker and easier.  Whether you have access to your own company artist or… Continue Reading →

Updating 300x Firmware from a MacIntosh

Use the following steps to update your NeuraLabel 300x firmware using your MacIntosh. These instructions apply for a network or USB cable connection. MacIntosh users should contact NeuraLabel support for the appropriate firmware update file.  Note that these steps send the firmware… Continue Reading →

Making Label Media for the NeuraLabel 300x Printer

A Guide for Label Manufacturers and Converters Last Update: 5/13/16 Contents Media: Shape, Size, Form Media Mark Media Matrix and Die Cut Media Type and Coatings Note:  If you are reading this document, you probably already know that media making… Continue Reading →

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