- I first create the labels, using a customised version of my Lemon Limited Edition Management system.
- Any additional documents, like the exhibition cover story and details of how to purchase the shots are created in Word.
- I print very light grey dashed cutting lines round each label to make the process easier.
- I print all the items on to premium glossy paper to give them a professional finish, don't print right to the edge as you need to allow a bit for trimming off.
- Once the prints have dried, it's time to wander outside and coat the back of each with spray mount.
- Then stick each print down to a sheet of foamboard.
- Leave to dry.
- Now use a ruler and stanley knife(with a fresh blade) and cut each of the labels to size, following the guidelines printed on each label. Having a proper cutting mat underneath allows you to cut cleanly all the way through without wrecking your table, and more importantly, blunting your knife.
- After a short while you should have a nice stack of lovely labels!
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Quit a few people have asked how I create the labels I use for my exhibitions. I thought I would share the technique I use here.