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What label size should I use?

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ShippingEasy provides templates for a range of label sizes: 4" x 5", 4" x 6", 4" x 8". 

By default ShippingEasy's software prints out 4" x 6" single labels. These can be printed on any printer, but are especially useful if you are printing on thermal printer, such as a DYMO LabelWriter printer. Find our more about DYMO LabelWriters

For most label formats, we also make recommendations for manufacturer specific paper well suited to the label dimensions. 

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NOTE: the links that we've provided are links to sites that sell the optimal paper to print that particular label format on. Please keep in mind that these sites are stores -- meaning that you must pay for these labels. 

Here's an overview of our label options for both domestic and international labels:

Domestic:

International:

 

Domestic Label Options

4" x 6" label options

Best for: printing on a Dymo or Zebra printer. Versatile for printing packing slips with labels, too.

Format Best use
4x6 label (default)

Printing individual labels on 4x6 label paper.

Best for thermal printers, such as Dymo or Zebra.

For UPS and FedEx: required for multi-box shipments. 

4x6 label with packing slip Printing packing slips in tandem with labels from a thermal printer, such as Dymo or Zebra.
4x6 label centered on letter page Printing a single label on 8x5x11 paper. 
4x6 label: two centered, half sheet labels

Printing two labels onto an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

Each label is centered within their respective half of the page.

We suggest: OL400, Avery 5126

4x6 label half sheet with packing slip

Printing a label and packing slip to a single 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

We suggest: Avery 5127

4x6 label: two per page

Printing two labels onto an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

The labels are narrowly separated and centered as a whole on the page. 

We suggest: OL145

Combo slip: packing slip and label

Printing a label and packing slip to a single 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

Provides more space for the packing slip than the "half sheet with packing slip". 

We suggest: OL829

 
4" x 5" label options (USPS only)

Best for: those printing USPS labels who want a slightly smaller label.

NOTE: FedEx, UPS and sonsolidator labels are currently available in 4x6 only, default is set. 4x5 and 4x8 label selections will only apply to USPS labels. Learn more.
Format Best use
4x5 label

Printing smaller individual labels on 4x5 label paper.

Best for thermal printers, such as Dymo or Zebra.

4x5 label: 4 per page

Printing 4 labels onto an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

We suggest: OL475

 
4" x 8" label options (USPS only)

Best for: those printing USPS labels who want a slightly larger label.

NOTE: FedEx, UPS and sonsolidator labels are currently available in 4x6 only, default is set. 4x5 and 4x8 label selections will only apply to USPS labels. Learn more.
Format Best use
4x8 label

Printing larger individual labels on 4x8 label paper.

Best for thermal printers, such as Dymo or Zebra.

 

International Label Options

International labels also include customs forms. Many shipments, including some military (APO/FPO) shipments, may require as many as 3 customs forms. Learn more.

4" x 6" label options

Best for: printing on a Dymo or Zebra printer. Versatile for printing packing slips with labels, too.

Format Best use
4x6 label

Printing individual labels on 4x6 label paper.

Best for thermal printers, such as Dymo or Zebra.

For UPS and FedEx: required for multi-box shipments. 

4x6 label: with packing slip Printing packing slips in tandem with labels from a thermal printer, such as Dymo or Zebra.
4x6 label: centered on letter page Printing a single label on 8x5x11 paper. 
4x6 label: two centered, half sheet labels

Printing two customs forms onto an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

Each label is centered within their respective half of the page.


We suggest: OL400Avery 5126
4x6 label: two per page

Printing two customs forms onto an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. 

The labels are narrowly separated and centered as a whole on the page. 

We suggest: OL145

 

 


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