Making your own merchandise tags saves money.
Although you can buy custom-made merchandise tags for your small business, making your own tags can be considerably less expensive. Designing and printing your own tags also give you control over the graphics and information you use, which you can change as desired. Fabricating your own merchandise tags also permits you to create as many or as few tags as you need, without having to wait until a large preprinted order runs out.
The items you need to make merchandise tags typically are available at office supply stores. Youll need access to a computer with word processing software installed and a printer. Youll also need scissors or a paper cutter, card stock, small eyelets or grommets, an eyelet setter — available where scrapbooking supplies are sold — a hole punch and string, decorative cord or ribbon.
To design your tag, open an 8 1/2-by-11-inch blank page in the word processing software and draw a shape, for example, a rectangle. Type your text and place your graphics in the shape. You might fill the page with a graphic on which to layout your company logo and tag information. Or, you also can insert clip art on certain ones to attract customer attention. After assembling the text and graphics exactly as you want your tag to look, select the image and paste it in rows and columns on the sheet. Alternatively, use your word processing softwares label templates, if available. Select a label size for your tags and enter the graphics and information.
After youve created a full page of tags, print the page on a blank sheet of paper, rather than on the card stock, to ensure your tags line up properly. You might decide to tweak the tag size or change font styles or colors. When youre satisfied with the layout, save the document and print the finalized version on white or colored card stock.
Consider producing tags in various shapes for different products. After printing the tags, you could further customize them with hand-painted accents or 3D elements, such as textured paper or objects such as dried flower petals. You might even create a handmade stamp to adorn each tag. Cut out the tags from the card stock with scissors or the paper cutter. Using the eyelet setter, attach the eyelets or grommets to each tag and thread a string or cord through each. Use string, cord or ribbon that match the tag or the merchandise.
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Michelle Reynolds has been writing about business, careers and art since 1993. She was the publisher of a newsletter, Working Parents Monthly, as well as a graphic design guidebook. Reynolds also served as human-resources director at a resort/spa for eight years. She is an artist and promotes the arts and other artists through , a website she developed and maintains.
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