Hi!... I'm Lizzie, designer/creator behind Connie & Joan!
Many people ask me how to print their pantry and spice jar labels, so I wanted to share some tips here. A lot of it depends on how you want to print, and the first question is:
If you are looking to have wipe or waterproof labels, first of all check that your printer can print on this type of paper. Generally I would say that laser printers can handle waterproof labels, but I would still double check the printer's manual first.
Then I would ask whether you want to print on one full label/sticker sheet or on a branded pre-scored label sheet. Here are the options:
>>Printing onto Full Size label/sticker sheet (i.e. not pre-scored into smaller labels):
With full label sheets you would cut each label individually - which gives you the option to cut at the size and shape you want.
When downloading your Corjl template, download it as a PDF and make sure to choose 'Tile Different Designs' to get a page of different labels on one full page.
>>Using branded pre-scored labels (i.e. no cutting):
As an example, Avery do a range of different sized pre-scored labels for various uses. Their label sheets all come with different page set ups (i.e. the margins between each label and space at the top/bottom and sides will vary), so make sure you use the right template when using branded label sheets.
With this option, download each label individually (either as a JPG or PNG) at the ‘Design Default Size’ (and not the full page size) to then insert it into the branded label's template.
You will find different brands selling full label sheets and also pre-scored label sheets, and that each brand provides their own templates with their label sheets - for pre-scored labels, always make sure you use their corresponding templates to avoid any misalignments.
If you'd like to try Avery, I recommend having a look at their design & print tool, which is great:
Tip: Make sure you've selected 'Edit One’ (on the right side), so that you can place each 'label' design into your template - i.e. you would download each label from Corjl individually as a JPG or PNG (and not all on one sheet), to then insert them one by one into the Avery tool.
- USA ~ Pre-scored - 3x4”: https://www.avery.com/blank/labels/94252
If you're going for a waterproof option, you would select one of the options shown with a pale blue water drop icon.
- USA ~ Full sheet, waterproof, laser printer:
Avery 64506 (USA 8.5x11”):