What are magnetic labels, and how do you design & print them?

Magnetic labels are a type of label that uses magnetic force to adhere to a surface. They are commonly used on magnetic boards, whiteboards, and other metal surfaces.

There are two main types of magnetic labels:

  1. Non-printable magnetic labels: Simply write on the label with a pen or marker, and then attach the label to your desired surface.
  2. Printable magnetic sheets: Print your design or message directly onto the magnetic sheet. Then, cut out the labels with a die-cutter or scissors. Printable magnetic sheets are the best option for creating professional-looking labels.

Once applied, magnetic labels will stay in place until they are removed. As a result, they can easily organise information on magnetic boards and other metallic surfaces.

How to Design Printable Magnetic Labels

Step 1: Choose the Right Magnetic Sheet

The first step in designing printable magnetic labels is to choose the correct magnetic sheet. There are two main types of magnetic sheets.

  • Flexible magnetic sheets: These are thin (usually around 0.030 inches), and can be cut with a die-cutter or scissors. Flexible magnetic sheets are the best option for creating labels that are easy to apply and remove.
  • Rigid magnetic sheets: These are thick (usually around 0.060 inches), and can only be cut with a die-cutter. Rigid magnetic sheets are best for creating extremely durable and long-lasting labels.

Step 2: Prepare Your Design

Once you’ve chosen the right magnetic sheet, you’re ready to prepare your design. If you’re using a printable magnetic sheet, you’ll need to create a file that you can print onto the sheet.

The best way to do this is to use a vector-based design program like Adobe Illustrator.

Step 3: Choose the Right Printer

The next step is to choose the right printer. Unfortunately, not all printers are compatible with magnetic sheets. To find a printer that will work, you’ll need to check the specifications of the printer and the magnetic sheets.

Most inkjet printers will work with flexible magnetic sheets. For rigid magnetic sheets, you’ll need a laser printer.

Printing magnetic labels is a highly technical process. It is best to leverage the skills and equipment that MBE offers. Reach out to us today, and let us help you create high-quality magnetic labels for your business.