How to Create a Price Tag on Your Computer

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How to Create a Price Tag on Your Computer
Print price tags from your computer onto adhesive labels or paper. (Price red image by Silke Wolff from

Price tags can be made for garage sales, arts and crafts sales or for items you sell through stores or online. Office supply stores offer wide arrays of coloured and printed papers and cardstock for adhesive and non-adhesive labels. Browse the aisles of your local office supply store to find the products just right for the price tag you wish to design and print.

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Things you need

  • Paper, cardstock or adhesive labels
  • Scissors
  • Decorative scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String

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  1. 1

    Type the text you wish to see on your price tag. Make your font and type appropriate for your tag size. Use a font that is easy to read. Select the colour of font.

  2. 2

    Load your paper, cardstock or adhesive labels in the paper tray of your computer printer. Adhesive labels are available in many sizes and shapes. If you're using adhesive labels, make sure you place the labels with the correct side facing you. You may need to experiment if you aren't sure.

  3. 3

    Highlight the text with your mouse. Select the envelope/label option from your Tools menu in the program installed on your computer. According to Microsoft, many programs have templates for all kinds of envelopes and labels. If you don't have a label program installed, download a free template that corresponds to the product number for your adhesive labels. The product number is located on the label packaging. Select the quantity of price tags desired.

  4. 4

    Choose the printing options desired, such as ink colour and quality of the printing job for your price tag. Print the price tag. If the tag is too big or too small, adjust the type size of your price tag text and reprint.

  5. 5

    Cut the price tag from the paper or cardstock; or peel the adhesive label from the paper backing. Trim the edges of the price tag with decorative scissors if desired. Decorative scissors can be purchased at scrapbook, craft and stationary stores.

Tips and warnings

  • Punch a hole near the centre top of the price tag with a hole punch. Measure and cut a piece of string at least 6 inches long. Your product might require longer string. Insert the string through the hole and tie the ends into a knot. Attach to product. If you used adhesive labels for your price tag, stick the price tag to the product.

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