PRINTING TIPS FOR CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR LABELS FROM BAER DESIGN STUDIO
Chocolate Printable Candy Bar Wrappers make great party favors for birthdays, graduations, retirement parties, baby showers, etc. Baer Design Studio offers personalized printable wrappers which fit a standard full size Hershey chocolate bar. All editing is included and new printable designs are added daily!
The labels come in both jpeg and pdf. Open the PDF into the PDF viewer (this comes on most computers). If not, you can download Adobe reader for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ or open the jpeg into a software program of your choice.
Always print Baer Design Studio images on WHITE paper. When choosing the type of paper to use for your inkjet printer, I find that it is best to use paper from the manufacturer of the printer you are using. I personally use Epson 4 or 5 star photo paper because it seems to hold up the best with temperature change, the colors are bold and the label does not wrinkle when wrapped around the candy bar.
Prefer to work with card stock? The number one printing problem comes from customers who are trying to print onto CRAFT STORE card stock. I do not recommend this type of card stock as it is porous and can have a coating. These papers are commonly found in the scrapbooking sections of stores such as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. Instead, look for inkjet or laser friendly card stock/cover paper online or at an office supply store. Here is Epson Matte Premium Printer Paper I recommend. It prints beautifully, and it folds well over the candy bar. It can be purchased through Amazon. Using a photo paper is especially important if your candy wrapper has a photo because photos will not appear sharp on non-photo paper.
If you want to print out the labels onto sticker paper, here is an Avery sticker paper. Make sure it is a full sheet label.
The most overlooked component of printing at home tends to come with the printer settings. Make sure to adjust the printer settings on your printer. This will vary based on the printer manufacturer. The majority of the time I use “BORDERLESS PRINTING” and make sure “SHRINK TO FIT” is NOT checked because I do not want the printer to shrink my image. I always choose “BEST PHOTO”, even if I am not printing a photo (I find is best to treat the printable image as a photo). These settings are generally found under the advanced settings option. Make sure to choose the correct “PAPER TYPE” setting. When you are working with specialty papers, from Epson, Avery, etc., they enclose printer instructions which tell you which paper settings to use.
If you prefer to send out your wrappers to be printed at Staples, Office Max, Kinkos, etc., they have a variety of paper finishes and paper weights to choose from. Should they ask, you have my permission to have Baer Design Studio tags printed by a professional printer.
Once the wrappers are printed, I like to trim the using a paper cutter rather than handheld scissors. To attach the wrappers, I recommend using hot glue gun or ZOTS large glue dots. Make sure to place the ZOTS on the center of the backside of your label and in the corners of the label. I use 6-8 dots per label. Hold in place for a few seconds to make certain that the label properly adheres to the candy bar.
If you have any questions, and would like to test sample printing a wrapper before purchasing, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Brigitte Baer of Baer Design Studio, www.baerdesignstudio.etsy.com