Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Make your own Clothing/Handmade Item Hangtag Mini-Tutorial

This is for the googlers...

A decent inkjet printer
Avery clean edge business cards

There are a few different ways you can do this. I’ll briefly explain each one. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all!! kaytiebugs@yahoo.com

The Avery website, internet tools, and download tools are very user friendly.

Clothing Hangtags using free Avery downloadable software:

Go to www.Avery.com and download the free Avery Wizard software. This works with Microsoft Office, so if you don’t have Microsoft Office, skip this part. With this software, you can select which product you have (the package of business cards says the product #, you’ll need this to proceed). You can use templates or create your own from scratch. I used a template and just added the text that I needed to be there (My business name, size, and care instructions). There are options to print these horizontal and vertical, I printed mine vertical and used a hole punch in the top left corner, then tied it onto the garment with some ribbon.

Clothing Hangtags using tools on the Avery site:

The business card package comes with detailed instructions on how to print using there website. You begin at this website: http://www.avery.com/us/print/index.html , select “Create project by product type”, go through the list and find your product ID, and begin designing your own tags! You can select between horizontal and vertical printing.

Clothing Hangtags using Microsoft Office:

I tried this method at first, but honestly it was much easier to use the Avery options. The packaging has directions for using Office, but I tried a zillion times and I could not print vertically. Other than that, it was pretty easy to use following the directions. I designed my background, text, etc…. I just couldn’t get the things to print right!

Hope this info was helpful. I know lots and lots of people have googled and found my clothing tag tutorial useful (according to analytics anyways), so maybe this will be a little helpful too J. Happy printing!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your information was very helpful. Just what I was looking for. Thanks!