How to print your own labels and gift tags
Learn how to choose label designs and print labels right the first time
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Learn how to print labels with your HP printer, and find free templates from the HP Creative Studio. Also, discover HP printers that are particularly well-suited for label printing and other home printing projects.
Label printing ideas for home
Gifts from your kitchen will look as good as they taste with these Pastel Palette Canning Labels.
Keep a supply of All-Occasion Gift Tags handy for last-minute gifts.
Visit the HP Creative Studio and print labels and gift tags, or make your own using Microsoft Word. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Food gift labels
Add extra appeal to your kitchen creations with Food Gift Tags & Labels. Your homemade jams, tomato sauces, and flavored oils will be more special when you enhance them with a personal touch.
All-occasion gift labels
These vibrant, cheerful All-Occasion Gift Tags are perfect to keep around the house for last-minute birthday or shower gifts.
Holiday gift labels
For a finishing touch (and a bit of festive elegance), add Holiday Gift Labels by Disney to your packages this season.
See the entire selection of HP Creative Studio Gift Tags & Labels.
Additional label printing ideas
- Recycling: Print labels to help keep containers straight—one for paper, one for glass, etc.
- Storage: Get organized with inventory labels for the outside of your storage boxes.
- Yard sale: Print labels to use as price tags for items to sell.
How to print labels
For easy-to-read labels, use thinner fonts, avoid bold and curly-cues, and set the size to at least 8 pt.
Line up your label paper on top of your test print in front of a bright light or window to ensure that your text will be properly positioned when you print labels.
Once you’ve been inspired and chosen your design, follow these steps for successful label printing:
Step 1: Test print and view
To avoid wasting label paper, do a test printout on regular paper. Hold the test print up to your label paper (near a light source), and make sure they align properly.
Step 2: Make adjustments
You may need to adjust the font size or margins and reprint until the test printout is aligned with your sheet of labels.
Step 3: Load label paper
Load your label paper into the printer. See your printer’s manual for loading instructions, including instructions on loading your paper in the proper direction so that you print labels on the correct side of the sheet. (If you don’t have your printer manual, you may be able to download a manual from HP Support.)
Step 4: Print and affix
Print labels and affix them to envelopes, packages, jars, or gifts.
Find a printer and supplies
- Print, scan, copy
- 3.5" color touchscreen
- HP ePrint—now, print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere 1
- ISO print speed up to 11 pages per minute (ppm) black, 7.5 ppm color 2
- Automatic photo tray holds up to 20 pages
- 1 Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
- 2 Requires an Internet connection to HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account registration (for a list of eligible printers, supported documents and image types and other HP ePrint details, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter). Mobile devices require Internet connection and email capability. May require wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection speeds may vary.
- 3 Compared with single, standard HP ink cartridges. Based on average retail pricing, actual prices may vary.
- 4 Program availability varies. HP printing supplies return and recycling is currently available in more than 49 countries, territories and regions in Asia, Europe and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners Program. For more information visit HP.com/recycle.