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 Post subject: Label modeling, fairly easily done
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:58 am 
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I needed a tool to design labels. Color, size, text, font. I am an engineer, not a graphic designer. Not a CAD operator either. So I used the Microsoft Visio program on my computer.

Fairly easy to design the labels and print paper copies for internal review. And print .pdf copies to e-mail to any location.

Actual labels to go on machinery will be printed on a dedicated printer on suitable media. For design purposes, Visio is not bad, as long as you can adjust your thinking to conform to Microsoft expectations.


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[font="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]I use a Brady Power Mark label maker. It's easy to figure out, and can print any tag you want to design, it all depends on the ribbon you buy for your color scheme. I make my labels with 4" vinyl label material using a black/orange ribbon.[/size][/font]


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:49 am 
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Labels

We have the Brady machine as well. Without having the Brady printer, I needed a way to "sketch" labels and print and email them for content and arrangement discussions.

I used Visio, so I could print to plain paper, any size, not to the more costly label material. And I could easily create .pdfs to attach to email and send out for review. Does the Brady software allow prints to .pdf or other printers?

Visio is not used to print the actual labels that will be applied to equipment. But Visio lets me model the labels, in the manner of an approval drawing used to review a design before committing to production.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:56 pm 
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AB P.E. wrote:
Labels

We have the Brady machine as well. Without having the Brady printer, I needed a way to "sketch" labels and print and email them for content and arrangement discussions.

I used Visio, so I could print to plain paper, any size, not to the more costly label material. And I could easily create .pdfs to attach to email and send out for review. Does the Brady software allow prints to .pdf or other printers?

Visio is not used to print the actual labels that will be applied to equipment. But Visio lets me model the labels, in the manner of an approval drawing used to review a design before committing to production.

The most cost effective Arc Flash labeling package that is much less expensive than the Brady systems is labeltac.com and see Arc Flash package. This package will include a 4 year warranty, Arc Flash labeling/calculation software (called ArcAd) and some supplies to get you started. They will also customize these kits to fit your needs.


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AB P.E. wrote:
I needed a tool to design labels. Color, size, text, font. I am an engineer, not a graphic designer. Not a CAD operator either. So I used the Microsoft Visio program on my computer.

Fairly easy to design the labels and print paper copies for internal review. And print .pdf copies to e-mail to any location.

Actual labels to go on machinery will be printed on a dedicated printer on suitable media. For design purposes, Visio is not bad, as long as you can adjust your thinking to conform to Microsoft expectations.

If you need a fast and easy way to make Arc Flash labels in house see labeltac.com you can get your labels done right the first time without out second guessing or redoing these labels.


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