I’m so excited about today’s contributor post from Jo from Zuer Designs because this project was a very fun collaboration between Jo and myself. I cannot tell you just how amazed I am with Jo’s hand lettering, which you can see in these fun free printable pantry labels. If you get the chance, be sure and check out her work/custom designs on her website and Instagram here.
Today, Jo is sharing her beautiful free printable pantry labels, which I used in my baking cabinet/pantry in the images.
To keep this post from being too long, we have broken down this project into two posts. This post today, Jo is sharing her beautiful labels and how to print them. You can get to our second post on all the baking cabinet sources, details and tips for organizing by clicking the image directly below or here:
So on to Jo’s March contributor post!
Hi everyone! So glad to be back again for my March contribution. This month is super exciting, not only because it’s my birthday month, but because I have these awesome free printable pantry labels that I hand lettered for you!
These labels are hand lettered in a modern loopy font (similar to the hokey pokey style of custom lettering you can order from my website!). There is a label for almost everything you could ever have in your pantry that needs labeling! From flour, to spices, to coffee and baking sprinkles, I’m sure you’ll find it!
We have found that it’s the best to print these labels onto Silhouette clear sticker sheets (amazon affiliate link). You can buy a two-pack of the Silhouette labels (8 sheets in each pack) on Amazon here. You don’t have to have a silhouette machine to use these sheets and will work on standard printers.
It’s important to note that when printing on these clear sheets, you’ll need to carefully follow the instructions below to get the best possible quality labels.
As you can see, Cyndy used the labels in her baking cabinet pantry and they help make everything identifiable and fun.
There are eight sheets of labels, which are identified below.
**Updated 4/29/16** Please read the instructions for printing below as the instructions have changed to get even better quality on the labels.
These free printables are for personal use only and may not be resold, or for commercial use. Contact me directly via my website if you want to discuss anything beyond personal use.
STEPS to PRINT
- Right click and save the image of the sheet of labels below that you want and save it to your “pictures” file on your hard drive. If you have a Mac, you’ll hit control and right click to save to your pictures.
- Go into your pictures file/photo editing software and open up the image file just like you would normally go to print a photo from your computer.
- Load your silhouette clear sheets into the printer but be sure and do a test run first on paper (make sure you have more than 50% ink).
- After you hit the print or print preview button, go into your advanced printer settings/image quality or printer set up and choose the “Best” or “High Quality” print quality. This is very important and will make big difference on the level of ink used on the sticker sheets. All printers “conserve” ink and by default, printers are set to use the minimum amount of ink. Because we are printing bold black ink on slick paper, if the best quality setting is not used, the font will come out faint on this particular type silhouette sticker paper.
This is what the “media & Quality” setting looks like on a Mac:
In Windows, the setting is under “paper & quality” and you will want to
Right click > open with > Photos
Right click > print > more settings
Under more settings, set the output quality to ‘High Quality’
If you have absolutely no clue, just do a test run on paper and see at which point in the printing process you are given the option for advanced settings or settings for image/media quality.
5. Print the image “full size”
6. Print only one silhouette sheet at a time (to prevent smearing) and let ink dry at least 15 minutes.
Here are the different label sheets available. Follow “step 1” to save the sheets of the labels you would like to your computer.
I also made a few of the ingredients extra large for larger storage bins;
If you’re also interested in the recipe card free printables as shown below, you can find that printable in my post here from my January contributor post.
Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do! If you ever use any of my printables, I would love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram so I can see @zuerdesigns
For more lettering fun, tips and tricks, you can find me at my website at zuerdesigns.com.
By the way, be sure and check out all the other great containers and items that Cyndy has pulled together to use these labels and get organized in The Creativity Exchange shop.
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