Label Printing Tips UK

Cable Labeling Printing tips

Excel import the number is too long and when print ready option it goes passed the end of the label, like “340C-342-A0003” when this number is too long it will overrun the end of the labels.

Number too long

The left-hand side you can see the long excel numbers ready for import and on the right the print out if not action is taken.

In Excel on the sheet before importing into our labeling software, you can wrap the numbers or text with the following command. The long cell use the command “ALT” “RETURN” so in the cell you would make it 321C-234 (ALT Return) move to next line, finish the numbers, you must use “ALT” “RETURN” standard wrap text will not work.

The “ALT” “RETURN” used as seen on left in green will make the labels like on right in Green.


How to make an excel number list to print on your cable labels, what you have to do is open excel, then place your first cable label number in say “A1” GB001.

Then click on the bottom right corner and drag the box down to the number field required.

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Then Click on “Fill Series”, this will auto fill your data in the list and after you can save the file ready for importing into our web based software Printmycablelabels.com all FREE with no sign-up and yes you can import from excel.


More Tips

A couple of things may help.

If you notice roller marks on the sheets this normally means some slipping has happened or your printer need cleaning.

Please make sure you using the top tray for straight through printing, on some older printers this helps as the rollers on the trays are very old.

Sometimes if your importing from excel and have some extra spaces you can’t see those are a cause of the text been moved off the label.

Basics are:-

PAPER = US Letter Size Media

FEED = Top feed tray

SCALE + No scaling or No shrink to fit.

MEDIA TYPE = Media (if on Printer) Labels