If your image or file is a JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, or PDF, you can import it using the "+Upload New Image" button under the "Images" tab in the vertical toolbar to the left of the screen. Hit the "Upload New Image" button and browse to where your image is saved on your computer. Select the image and click "Upload." This will add your image to Maestro Label Designer.
To add the image to your design, click on the thumbnail preview. Your image will be automatically added to your label design.
Clicking "Open directly from your browser" will open a PDF of your design in a new window. If you have a pop-up blocker enabled, it will stop your computer from opening your design. Find out how to turn off your pop-up blocker or select the "Download and Print" option instead (recommended).
Your computer's version of Adobe Reader could be another reason your PDF isn't generating. Make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. Download the newest version.
Maestro Label Designer is available for free to all users. However, without an activation code, users will see a watermark across their labels when printing at home. Purchasing an activation code will remove the watermark from your designs.
Maestro Label Designer can support .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, and .pdf file formats. To ensure the best possible print quality, we recommend that all artwork be submitted with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater.
While Maestro Label Designer activation codes can't be used simultaneously, you can log them into the system so they're there when you need them. Once your current code activation code expires, you can activate another code from the list.
Maestro Label Designer is compatible with all of our label configurations. We have created exact templates for every label to ensure you can design on a variety of our product offerings. Browse blank label templates.
If you can't find the template you're looking for, please call our customer service team at 0203 051 9664.
Click on your image to select it. Find any of the white boxes around the edges of your picture and pull them in or out to create your desired size. Be cautious when making your image bigger, you don't want it to lose resolution.
Note: By default, your image will scale proportionally. If you want to stretch or shrink your image independent of its aspect ratio, hold down the shift key while dragging the white boxes.
Click "Saved Designs" in the vertical toolbar to the left of the Maestro Label Designer home screen. You will be automatically redirected to "All Designs" within the "Saved Designs" page. From there, you can create, edit, and delete folders as well as move, rename, and delete designs.
To keep Maestro Label Designer running optimally, we compress uploaded images during the designing process. This may cause images to appear grainy or pixelated while you're working in Maestro Label Designer, but they will print using the image's actual resolution and quality.
You must install Adobe Flash Player to access additional font options in Maestro Label Designer. Once Adobe Flash Player is installed, restart Maestro Label Designer. Any fonts currently installed on your computer should appear below the preset fonts in the "Font Family" dropdown.
In some instances, PDF viewers can't process certain fonts or images. When this happens, the PDF viewer may add squares around your design or lines through it. You can eliminate this issue by telling your PDF viewer that your document is an image. Here's how:
In Adobe Reader (our recommended PDF viewer), hit print. Click "Advanced" toward the top. Check the box for "Print As Image."
Every printer on the market has a fixed, maximum printable area where the ink or toner stops. That space is called the "non-printable margin."
If your label configuration extends to the edge of your sheet or close to it, we recommend figuring out your non-printable margins. To determine what your printer's non-printable margins are, you can look to your printer's instruction manual or use our printer margin tool. Print the document and measure the 1" line in step 2. If the line is not an accurate inch, return to the print dialog box and select the "Fit to Page" or "Print Actual Size" option. Setting the "Custom Scale" option to 100% will produce the same results. Print the document again and remeasure. Once you're sure it's printing to scale, start from the edge of the paper and work your way in until you find the first full box, each box is 30mm wide. The numbers next to the first full box are your non-printable margins.
Use those measurements to adjust your label design. If you're using Maestro Label Designer, hover over the "Print" menu and click "Page Setup." From there, you can adjust your settings to fit within your printable dimensions.
A "bleed" is when you allow your design to transcend the dimensions of the "finished product." Bleeds ensure that once label paper is cut or a label is peeled up from its liner that your desired color reaches the edge of the label and you don't have any unprinted edges. Bleeds also account for any shifting that occurs throughout the printing process.
We suggest adding a bleed of at least 3.175mm or 1.5875mm to your design. This will account for the slight movement that can occur during the printing process.
Maestro Label Designer is a web-based software, therefore you never have to worry about installing or downloading any updates. All upgrades and improvements to Maestro Label Designer are done by our staff and are automatically available when you re-launch the program. View the latest updates.
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