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What? Huh? Why are you blogging this?
I posted this video recently on Instagram and it got quite a few interested comments. Essentially I’m using my Brother QL-570 label printer to make labels to stick to the back of my Artist Trading Cards. The thing is, the label width means these labels are exactly the right size meaning I can have neat backs, stronger cards and custom labels. I also used the printer to print off the address of the swap organiser and my own self-addressed return label.
You may have seen from my YouTube videos that I got myself a little bed-desk similar to the ones you get in hospital. It means I can do ‘productive’ things or at least arty things in comfort. It made me feel like a proper invalid but I can get rid of it when I’m better. I also have a filming setup all rigged up so I’m working on getting the videos a better quality. Here I’m doing stickers for the back of my #artisttradingcards that will be sent for the April #fantasyterrariums theme for #atcitupwithfriends run by @pabkins I thought it would be a neat way to finish them up – what do you think? I’ll also use the printer to print my self-addresses-envelope sticker that Pabkins will use to stick on the envelope used to send me back my swaps. #ql570 #printer #labelprinter #workinginbed #pixelmator #printinglabels #atcs #aceos #beddesk #hospital #cancer #artistsofinstagram #youtubersofinstagram #youtube #youtubeartist #video #artvideo #labelmaker #labels #organised #veryorganised
So how do I do the same?
If you get this label printer you need to set up your document to be 62mm wide and 88mm high at 300dpi (dots per inch). Then design your label in greyscale, set up your printer drivers as per your computer and hit print! I always check the box to have the printer cut the label at the end of printing – its so accurate!
Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.